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COVERING: BELLEVILLE • BLOOMFIELD • EAST NEWARK • HARRISON • KEARNY • LYNDHURST • NORTH ARLINGTON • NUTLEY

By Kevin Canessa kc@theobserver.com

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t’s been a little over a week since Judge Jeff Jablonski issued his order to keep the Keegan Landfill closed forever, having made his temporary injunction permanent. Now, the time has arrived for the state of New Jersey — Gov. Phil Murphy, the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority and/or the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection — to pay for and place an impermeable cap on the landfill and thus, in theory, end this environmental nightmare once and for all. It’s the only step left — and it’s not a difficult task, despite the governor saying it will be a challenge to cap it on his most recent appearance on News 12 New Jersey last week, just a day after the landfill was closed forever. “Apparently, it’s not just as easy as putting a cap on this thing,” Murphy said on News 12 NJ. “This is complicated.” He went on to say he was committed to getting a “solution that works for everybody.” In making these statements, Murphy is once again misleading the public. It is just as easy as putting “a cap on this thing” as he says. And Kearny Mayor Alberto G. Santos wasn’t mincing his own words having heard the governor’s comments. In fact, he used some of Murphy’s own words to slam him. “Keegan Landfill is a state-owned garbage mountain. No it’s not “complicated,” Mr. Governor, Santos said on Facebook. “Cap it with an impermeable liner. Period. Full stop.” Loads of residents replied to Santos — each and every single one of which was in complete concurrence with the mayor’s statement. “Wow. It’s time, Gov. Murphy, to end the same old

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A student at Nutley’s Wash- a virus. Symptoms include: ington School is reported rash, high fever, cough, to have Measles, and out of runny nose, and red, watery an abundance of caution, eyes. recreational activities were Parks and Rec Commiscanceled part of last week, sioner Mauro Tucci said he officials in Nutley said. canceled rec activities this Nutley health officials, in past weekend — only out of partnership with the New an abundance of caution. Jersey Department of Health, “As a precautionary measare working to identify and ure, in response to the recent notify those who might have information released by the been exposed during the time Nutley Public Schools, that a the individual was infectious. case of measles has been reMichelle advertising@theobserver.com 201-991-1600 The case is the first conported in Washington School, firmed case in New Jersey I have madeClient: a conscious deciNewspaper: since mid-July, the Nutley sion to suspend all Recreation Health Department said last Department sports and activiFacebook week. ties (the) weekend of Oct. 4 At the September North Arlington council meeting, Police Chief Scott Hedenberg was honored and presented with a joint legislative resolution commending his record of service, leadership and As of Oct. 3, there were 19 through the 6,” Tucci said. accomplishments throughout his 25 years of service to the department. Assemblyman Clinton confirmed cases of measles in “The Nutley Health DepartCalabrese made the presentation on behalf of himself as well as Sen. Paul Sarlo and Assemblyman New Jersey. ment has declared there is no Gary Schaer. Twelve of these cases are immediate health crisis but associated the 2019 Meain light concerns ofJarlynn our Advertising: Here with is the updated template withofathe new photo of Hyde sles Outbreak, Ocean County, community I feel it will only which was considered over as benefit our residents if we 10 Year We Pay of May 16. take logical measures against Anniversary Top Dollar Measles is a contagious the spread of the virus.” respiratory disease caused by — Kevin Canessa

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Jury convicts Jersey City man in 2018 Harrison carjacking By Kevin Canessa kc@theobserver.com

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Jersey City man has been convicted by a jury of his peers in relation to a 2018 carjacking in Harrison, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced last week through Spokesman Raymond Worrall. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, William Hill, 49, was found guilty by of one count of first-degree carjacking and one count of third-degree witness tampering, Worrall said. At sentencing, Hill faces 10 to 30 years in state prison on the carjacking conviction. The state will seek an extended-term sentence and if granted, Hill will face 20 years to life in state prison. At sentencing, the defendant also faces 3 to 5 years in state prison on the witness-tampering conviction. The state will seek consecutive sentences (one after the other) for the convictions, rather than concurrent sentences. According to the HCPO, on Oct. 31, 2018, Harrison police officers responded to 318

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ast week, Gov. Phil Murphy joined News 12 New Jersey for his regular spot on “Ask the Governor.” John Pinho, a Harrison attorney and a most essential voice in the fight to get the Keegan Landfill closed, Tweeted a question that got on the air. In sum, Pinho wanted to know when Murphy would finally issue a statement since he had, to that point, refused to do so — and especially in light of Judge Jeff Jablonski order to permanently close the landfill last week. Murphy’s response was beyond maddening and frustrating — and yet again, it was a complete and utter lie. At first, he said he couldn’t respond because the matter was under litigation. Technically, he was right, even though the litigation was over. Then, in typical form, he went on to respond anyway, even though he prefaced his answer by saying he … well, couldn’t. Politely, and ever so politically, the governor said: “Are we committed, full-throttle, wholeheartedly, whether it’s through the (New Jersey) Sports and Exposition Authority or Environmental Protection to getting a good resolution worked through with the community in Kearny on this landfill? Absolutely. Period. Full stop. “Apparently, it is not just as easy as putting a cap on this thing. This is complicated.” Murphy then went on to pat the NJSEA on the back for putting a gas-collection system in at the landfill and yada yada yada after that.

EDITORIAL The rest of what he said was inconsequential. Gov. Murphy — again — your advisers are steering you in the wrong direction, because as every single person who lives in Kearny (and West Hudson) already knows, it IS just that simple. It IS all that needs to be done. Nothing else is needed BUT a synthetic, impermeable cap, to ensure the deadly gas called hydrogen sulfide never again hurts another human being in West Hudson and its environs and never again releases that horrendously bad odor. You see, you’re trying to make this much more complicated than it is because you know very well that on account of horrendous planning, you’ll have to (or the NJSEA or the NJDEP) come up with the extensive cash required to install the cap. You’ve known for a long time that this day could come. But frankly, we don’t care anymore what struggle there is for you or the NJSEA or NJDEP to come up with the funding. So just find the damn money and do it now. You are also trying to make this more complex because you’re worried now about the jobs that will be eliminated now that the landfill is closed. While we absolutely empathize with anyone who loses a job — frankly, in this case, we couldn’t care less. New Jersey’s big. The NJSEA has a pretty

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You are making this more complex because without the Keegan Landfill, the NJSEA, which assumed the former NJ Meadowlands Commission, will have to find a lot more cash elsewhere — good luck with that — to pay the exorbitant salaries of a political hack like NJSEA CEO Vincent Prieto (remember how West Hudson used to vote for you all the time, Vin?) and the liar of a generation in Director of Solid Waste Tom Marturano. You make this more complex because time and time again you’ve put finances over human life and the health and well-being of our friends and neighbors. Gov. Murphy, read Judge Jablonski’s decision to make the injunction to close the landfill permanent. He got it right in every single aspect. Perhaps then you’ll realize this is a health crisis of epic proportions — and that the reality is capping the Keegan Landfill is no more complex than putting a quarter in a parking meter. For once, show us you have an ounce of understanding, an iota of empathy — do the right thing now — pay for the cap and let this nightmare of an ordeal be over once and for all. Nothing else — at all — will suffice. And maybe, just maybe, by the time your re-election rolls around, the people of West Hudson will be more forgiving than they rightfully should be.

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Nutley PD: Trio charged with stealing packages By Kevin Canessa kc@theobserver.com

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man and two boys have been arrested by the Nutley Police Department in connection to alleged package thefts, Det. Lt. Anthony Montanari, the department’s public-information officer said. According to Montanari: Last month, the Nutley PD in cooperation with the Belleville PD arrested three suspects for allegedly stealing packages from residential porches. Detectives were able to identify a black Acura with the help of New Jersey State Police Real Time Crime Center. The suspects, Luis Colon, 26, and two juveniles, all from Newark, were charged with multiple counts of theft. Police were able to recover some of the stolen proceeds, including a kitchen sink. Chief Thomas Strumolo said stealing boxes from porches has become popular among thieves. Nutley along with surrounding agencies were targeted throughout the summer. Police finally apprehended these three

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POLICE BEAT individuals who they believe were responsible for close to a dozen thefts. Strumolo said although many of the packages contained relatively inexpensive items, the investigative work that consumed detectives was the same as if the items were of high value. He reminds residents that when having packages delivered, residents should always request a signature for delivery and have deliveries made at a time or location when hat someone will be home to receive packages. “The detectives as well as the many residents who helped bring this investigation to an end are to be commended,” Police Commissioner Al Petracco said. “The cooperation we received between the residents, Belleville police and the New Jersey State Police was exactly the way it should work. A community that works with the police will always bring actors to justice.”

The Lyndhurst High School football team recently hosted First Responder Appreciation Night. There was a brief ceremony before the start of the game to acknowledge members of the LPD, LFD, LPES and Police Auxiliary. Members in attendance lined up as the team made its way onto the field. The New Jersey State Police assisted with a ceremonial helicopter fly-over as the team returned to the field for the second half. A limited-edition T-shirt was designed and sold leading up to the event with the proceeds going to support the LHS football program.

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Sept. 26 At 11:59 p.m., Officers Josh Lopez and Jose Perez-Fonseca and Sgt. Jay Ward responded to a business parking lot on Harrison Avenue on a report of an unconscious man inside a white vehicle. According to the KPD: “The officers found an idling white Chrysler with a man in the driver’s seat, unconscious and slumped toward the passenger seat. The man’s eyes were partially open. Vomit had pooled on the blacktop outside the driver’s door.” When knocking elicited no response, Ward the opened the door and shook the sleeper, later identified as Juan Morocho-Alvarez, 40, of West Orange, until he awoke. Police noted the smell the odor of alcoholic and signs of inebriation. “Due to his condition,” they said, he “could not safely be asked to attempt field sobriety tests. He was arrested and later refused a chemical-breath test.” Moroch-Alvarez was cited for DWI, reckless driving, refusal to submit to breath testing and failure to exhibit registration and insurance. He was later released to a responsible adult.

Sept. 29 At 8:12 p.m., a 21-year-old Bergenfield man walked into police headquarters to report an assault earlier that night at the Hickory Street Playground basketball court. The victim said he had been playing a pick-up game with friends when a man he knew as Elajwon Esperance, 20, of Kearny, stepped onto the court and began playing very

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Continued from previous page aggressively. The victim asked Esperance to calm down and play fairly, which allegedly made him more aggressive and led to Esperance calling his friends to the court “as if combat was about to ensue.” According to witnesses, the victim turned around to walk away and Esperance suckerpunched him from behind, knocking him unconscious. The witnesses said Esperance then ran away with his cohorts and the victim came to after about 30 seconds. At HQ, the victim was treated by EMS for soft-tissue injuries to his head, left knee and left hand. He signed an aggravated-assault complaint against Esperance and was later transported by private auto to a hospital for further treatment.

Shortly thereafter, Officer Hemphill located the alleged assailant behind the Provident Bank off Maple Street. Esperance was charged on an assault warrant and was sent to the county jail.

Sept. 30 At 6:43 p.m., HQ received notice from a concerned citizen who described a male selling drugs near Maple Street and Archibald Terrace. Dets. Dave Bush, Mike Andrews and Tim Castle responded to the area and found the described male, a 14-yearold Kearny boy, in the driveway of a private residence — not his own. Asked about the allegations, the boy denied them and quickly opened his fanny pack as if to show it was empty, but the detectives reportedly saw nine wax folds of heroin inside. Police said the boy “told detectives that he doesn’t use heroin but was looking to

the alleged thief near Rose Street and Alexander Avenue. Police said Tsepiso MpelaThompson, 19, of Newark, initially resisted handcuffing but was eventually arrested and the phone was recovered. He was charged with theft and resisting arrest and sent to the county jail.

sell it for money.” He was taken into custody and charged with possession of heroin and paraphernalia, possession with intent to distribute and intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school/500 feet of a park. He was released to a parent.

Oct. 3 At 1:19 p.m., Officers Ryan Brady, Alan Stickno and Janitza Aquino and Det. Andrews responded to Kearny Avenue and Hoyt Street, where a 60-year-old Kearny woman had lost her cellphone — to a thief. The victim said a man asked to use her iPhone 8 to call his grandmother, but once it was handed to him, he took off running. The victim began yelling for help, which caught the attention of East Newark Police Chief Anthony Monteiro, who happened to be nearby and who caught up to

*** At 2:08 p.m., Officer Angelo Palagano responded to Walmart where security had detained a 44-year-old homeless man, Jessie Soto, for allegedly concealing several beef tongues and steaks in his backpack and trying to leave the store without paying the $186.13 value. Police said Soto was also found to be wanted by Essex County. He was charged here with shoplifting and transferred to the Hudson County Jail.

Kitchen fire causes serious burns, victim airlifted to St. Barnabas in Livingston A kitchen fire led to a woman being airlifted to the burn unit at St. Barnabas Hospital, Livingston, after an apparent flashover caused her to receive serious burns, Capt. Robert Reilly, the North Arlington Police Department’s publicinformation officer said over the week end. On Saturday, Oct. 5, at 12:48 p.m., the NA Police Department, Volunteer Fire Department and Volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians responded to a reported kitchen fire on Madison Street. According to Reilly, upon arrival by police, the fire had

already been knocked down, but a 45-year-old woman had suffered serious burns to her body from the cooking fire. The victim was airlifted by Hackensack Air 1 from Bergen County Park to St. Barnabas Hospital, Reilly said. No further information is available. “The North Arlington Police Department would like to thank all responding units for their assistance including Hackensack Air 1, Lyndhurst police, Lyndhurst Volunteer Fire and Lyndhurst Volunteer EMS,” Reilly said. — Kevin Canessa

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woman employed by the Hudson County Office of Aging admitted accepting bribes for referring patients in need of home health care aides, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced last week. Myrtha Nicolas, 61, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge

Katherine Hayden in Newark federal court to one count of extortion under color of official right. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: The Hudson County Office on Aging is an agency of the N.J. Division of Disability Services (DDS) in the Department of Human Services. The DDS works to streamline access to services

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the CW that the CW “will get the easy ones,” in the future. On Jan. 23, 2017, Nicolas accepted another $600 cash payment for a patient referral. Nicolas confirmed that she had previously received gift cards from the CW, but expressed no preference whether future payments from the CW in exchange for patient referrals would be in cash or gift cards. On Oct. 17, 2017, Nicolas accepted a final corrupt payment of $1,000 from the CW for patient referrals, promising the CW that in terms of future patients, “whatever I have, you’ll have.” The extortion under color of official right charge carries a maximum potential penalty of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 or twice the gross pecuniary gain or loss. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 15, 2020. U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea. The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark J. McCarren, of the Special Prosecutions Division in Newark.

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Several women from the North Arlington Woman’s Club recently participated in the town-wide celebration behind Borough Hall. The group handed out brochures about the club and gave out cookies and pencils to children. Seen at the event are Barbara Coughlin (left) and Louisa M. Stringham, co-presidents of the club.


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Totals 621 yards, 7 TDs in huge win over Secaucus By Jim Hague ogsmar@aol.com

MAYBE MATEO DESOSA WAS

named Observer Athlete of the Week one week too soon. That’s because the Harrison High School senior quarterback absolutely lit up the scoreboard Friday night in the Blue Tide’s 46-35 victory over Secaucus, the first win the Blue Tide has enjoyed over the Patriots in more than 30 years. Desosa (that’s the correct spelling, unlike the way it has been spelled here for the last three-plus years) merely put together the best statistical line perhaps ever recorded in northern New Jersey in six decades, going back to the days of Netcong running back John Giannantonio in 1950. Desosa completed 18-of-32 passes for 447 yards and four touchdowns. He also carried the ball 11 times for 174 yards and three more scores. Put them together and the senior signal caller provided 621 yards and seven TDs. It’s the single best game any player has enjoyed in this reporter’s nearly four decades of covering high school football. Giannantonio had an incredible year for the nowdefunct Netcong High School in his junior year of 1950. He rushed for 4.756 yards and 41 touchdowns that year. In one 61-0 win over Mountain Lakes, Giannantonio had 754 yards rushing and nine TDs. Desosa’s performance Friday comes close to Giannantonio’s record-breaking outing. “I don’t know how to try to explain this,” Harrison rookie head coach Brian Capriola said. “He threw one pass for 15 yards and just flicked his wrist. It looks like something (Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick) Mahomes would do. He’s making those throws all over the field.” Desosa had no idea that he

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Harrison senior quarterback Mateo Desosa had the game for the ages last week against Secaucus, compiling 621 yards and seven touchdowns combined rushing and passing, one week after earning Observer Athlete of the Week honors.

was compiling such a recordbreaking performance. “I had no idea it was anything like that,” Desosa said. “I had no idea I came close. Honestly, that’s just shocking. I know that there have been a lot of great players over the years. I’m just speechless,” Secaucus head coach Charlie Voorhees, who is the second longest head coach in terms of tenure in Hudson County, trailing only Rich Hansen of St. Peter’s Prep, has been involved with high school football for over 30 years and has been the head

coach of the Patriots for the last 21 seasons. Voorhees also praised Desosa’s performance. “It’s the single best performance we ever had against us,” Voorhees said. “It’s the first time they beat us in my 21 years and even before that. But what a game this kid had. He put the ball wherever he wanted to. He’s also real good at running with the ball, too.” Desosa was flattered to hear Voorhees’ praise. “I never heard that before

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players to graduation, the next season is believed to be somewhat of a rebuilding campaign. But that’s not the case with the Nutley High School boys’ soccer team. The Maroon Raiders posted a 12-4-1 record last season, but after some solid recent victories, including a big 3-0 win last week over Newark Academy, the Maroon Raiders are 7-4 this season and right in the middle of the Super Essex Conference-Liberty Division race. “I am very happy with the way we’re playing,” said third-year head coach Tom Tolve, a former Nutley High standout performer who went on to have a fine career at Drew University. “We’re playing good soccer and getting good results.” The Maroon Raiders lost 12 seniors to graduation last June, including a host of starting players. “But the guys who were juniors have now stepped up into key roles and done a fine job,” Tolve said. “We have only three starters back from last year.” The Maroon Raiders have been utilizing two players as goalkeepers in senior Cameron Schilp and junior Sebastian Lembo. “It’s hard having two good keepers, but we seem to be making it work,” Tolve said. The sweeper is someone who is known to Nutley soccer fans. Senior J.P. Maruri has been the starter on the backline for the last four years, the final three at sweeper. “He’s a great player,” Tolve said of Maruri, who has narrowed down his col-

legiate choices to Johnson and Wales and Ramapo. “He really has great vision. He’s a great leader. We’re more organized because of him. He has been navigating things. The other kids take to him. The others respect him and listen to him.” The stopper is junior Joe Cook, who is a two-year starter on the backline. “He’s a big kid with a strong leg,” Tolve said. “He’s been kicking the ball well. He’s also good in the air and good with his feet.” The other defenders include junior Tommy McIntyre and sophomores Dominic Cerreto and Austin Hammer. The Maroon Raiders’ midfield is deep and talented. Senior Dean Polewka is a two-year varsity player and a mainstay in the midfield. Junior Stalin Rivera is another key midfielder. Junior Nick Kirby is the team’s center midfielder and main ball distributor. “He’s a natural leader and our best athlete,” Tolve said of Kirby. “He spreads the ball well. He has such a great touch and sees the field so well. He’s a well rounded center midfielder. He’s our rock in the middle and plays great defense as well.” Senior Antonio Lampon is another talented midfielder. He’s a transfer from St. Benedict’s Prep, so it’s always a get when one of the local public schools can secure someone from the famed Benedict’s soccer program. “He’s a special player,” Tolve said. “He’s a work-

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from another coach,” Desosa said. “But everyone had an amazing game. I thanked my teammates for playing so well, because it was so much fun. I thought the game was personal. I think everyone was looking for revenge because they beat us last year. I’m very excited we were able to win.” And the quarterback was able to have the game of a lifetime, just one week after he was selected as The Observer Athlete of the Week like he was last week. Come to think of it, the Observer Athletes of the Week of 2019-2020 did pretty well for themselves Friday night.

Belleville’s Derek Leigh, who was the Observer Athlete of the Week two weeks ago, duplicated his heroics Friday in a 38-15 win over Kearny. Leigh carried the ball 21 times for 210 yards and scored three touchdowns, helping the Buccaneers improve to 5-0 this season, the first time a Belleville football team had been 5-0 in more than 40 years. With the win, Belleville has already clinched a winning season and moved one more step closer to qualifying for the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 1, Group IV state playoffs. So if there was such a thing as the Observer Ath-

lete of the Week jinx, it has been debunked this year. And frankly, perhaps we jumped the gun a little bit by naming Desosa a week too soon. “I was absolutely shocked when I read his numbers,” Capriola said. “He’s a bonafide high level college quarterback. We had no idea he had seven touchdowns. It was one of those ‘holy crap’ moments.” Desosa is more than ready for his next challenge. “I can’t wait to see what we got going on against Lyndhurst this weekend,” Desosa said. Frankly, nor can anyone who follows high school football in the area.

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Tolve said. Junior Ricky Flores is a midfielder/forward who gets his share of playing time. The Maroon Raiders are in the hunt for a home game in the upcoming Essex County Tournament. In any case, it has been a fine year for the Maroon Raiders. “It really has been a great season,” Tolve said. “I’m really looking forward to contending for the conference, the county and the states. If we execute, we have a shot.”

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Marjorie Ballantyne (nee Williams) died Oct. 1, 2019. She was 81. Born in Newark, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 37 years ago. Visiting was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. Burial was in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny. Wife of the late Arthur Ballantyne, she is survived by her daughters Laurie Carlen (Ross), Christine Pekerosky (late David) and Leslie Baloga (Daniel). Sister of Kenneth Williams and the late Douglas Williams, she is also survived by her grandchildren Danielle and Michael. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The MS Society or a charity of your own choice.

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Winchester) died at home on Sept. 30, 2019. She was 53. Born in Bangor, Maine, she lived in Bloomfield and Kearny for the past 15 years. Visiting was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. Cremation was private. Tracy is survived by her husband Tom Cuba, her mother Ruth Ann Winchester, and her step-children Tarra Possoa and Tommy Cuba. Sister of Leslie Winchester-Mabee (her husband James) and Todd Winchester, she is also survived by her grandchildren Evan and Kaylee, her beloved nephews Nolan and Ashton and beloved nieces Adella and Rheannon. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to marysplacebythesea.org.

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Dinella Luzardo of Newark died Oct. 1, 2019. She was 89. Arrangements were by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home. Mass was celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church in Newark. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Wife of the late Juan, she is survived by her daughters Daisy Guerreros and Dinorah Luzardo and her son Juan Jose Luzardo. Also surviving are her grandchildren Michelle Velez and Alexis Guerreros and her great-grandson Gabriel. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

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John “Jock” Nisbet died at home Oct. 4, 2019.

Kearny Bank upgrades website To enhance the overall digital banking experience for every client, Kearny Bank has launched a completely new website. Live and accessible now at www.kearnybank.com, the site features a simple, crisp design specifically intended to maximize easeof-use. The signature feature of the new website is that it enables Kearny Bank clients to open — for the very first time — a variety of checking and savings accounts online. Users simply visit the homepage, select the “Open an account” tab toward the bottom of their screen, then follow the prompts. Accounts may also be opened online via call-toaction buttons available on multiple personal banking products pages. Overall, the process of opening an account online can be completed in approximately 10 minutes. “Our clients naturally prize convenience and saving time, and that’s exactly what this expansion of the digital banking experience provides,” Eric Heyer, Kearny Bank’s senior executive vice president / chief operating officer said.

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He was 82. Born in Musselburgh, Scotland, he lived in Kearny before moving to Roseland in 1976. Visiting was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A service will take place Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Jock co owned the Argyle Fish and Chip Shop in Kearny. He was very well known for his amazing bag piping talent. He was pipe major and co/founder of the Kearny Caledonian Pipe Band. A member of the Scots-American Club and Copestone-Ophir F. and A.M. Lodge 108, he also owned the Pipers Cove, all in Kearny. Beloved husband of Joan (nee Keys), he was the loving father of John Jr., James, Deirdre and Colin Nisbet

and the late Donna Dunning. Brother of James D. Nisbet and Lilias Rae, he is also survived by his grandchildren Piper, Edward, Andrew and Tammy. He was predeceased by his grandson John. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Maria Stibli, born in Romania, died Sept. 29, 2019. She was 86. Graveside services were in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Arrangements were by the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home , Kearny. Maria was the wife of the late John and mother of Frank J. and Joseph Stibli. She is also survived by her grandchildren Robert Stibli, Kathy Ash, Joseph Stibli and Christina Stibli.

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Helping Exceptional People hosts a dinner featuring the singing talents of Anthony Ligouri performing as Elvis on Friday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Columbian Club Hall, 194 River Road. Along with his band, Blue Smoke, he will entertain with the immortal tunes of the King. Dinner, desserts, beer, wine and soda are all included. All proceeds will benefit groups in the area that provide programs for special needs citizens. Tickets may be purchased at the Queen of Peace Rectory, the Columbian Club Hall or by calling 201-988-0183.

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The Knights of Columbus hosts a benefit spaghetti dinner for Mercy House, a home of support and healing for families, at 6 p.m. at the Columbian Club Hall, 194 River Road. Dinner will be salad, spaghetti, meatballs, bread, dessert and refreshments. Don’t cook that night, come and eat your fill for a good cause. Tickets may be purchased at the Queen of Peace Rectory, the Columbian Club Hall or by calling 201-988-0183. The Knights ask all attending to consider donating a non-perishable,

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The Harrison Cancer League sponsors “Dining for the Cure Fundraiser” at Nino’s Restaurant, 422 Bergen St. ( Bergen Street Mall), Harrison from 11 a.m. through 10 p.m. Nino’s will donate 10% of all proceeds from take-out orders and/or on site dining to the Harrison Cancer League to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebrated in October. The HCL encourages you to participate in this great cause and enjoy a delicious meal at the same time.

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The Harrison Cancer League hosts a “Brunch With Spirit,” with medium Patricia Farrell, of Mystical World Lyndhurst, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Portuguese American Club, 14 Frank E. Rogers Boulevard. The event includes bagels, fruit, desserts, coffee, tea & soda. There will be an optional cash bar and 1-on-1 mini tarot readers. Seats are limited. Call Mary Hoey at 973-449-6403 or Maria Bradley at 862-763-0047 to reserve a seat and for pricing information. All proceeds benefit the Harrison Cancer League.

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The Woman’s Club of Arlington (WCA) meets Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Girl Scout House, 635 Kearny Ave., in Kearny. The meeting will include decorating Thanksgiving bibs for Alaris. Members are also asked to bring wrapped Halloween candy for the Scout Troop’s Truck or Treat. Barbara Staknis-Kubowicz will serve as greeter. Hostesses for the meeting will be Linda Kenyon, Karen Bell and Donna Rogers.

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$300,000 annually. Where will he go if there’s no money to pay him? How will the state fund the sports authority that somehow makes it money — anywhere between $17 and $25 million a year — by operating a landfill? Estimates on the cost of the synthetic, impermeable cap are somewhere around $4 million, but that’s based on what the cost was to cap the Fenimore Landfill. The total cost will ultimately be determined by overall market conditions and the size of the Keegan. A decade ago, the former NJ Meadowlands Commission — since absorbed by the NJSEA — had planned to pay for a cap when it was going to restore the property into an environmental and recreational center under the leadership of Susan Bass Levin. Of course, we know that never happened. Yet, since the NJSEA in effect took the landfill back from the Town of Kearny several years ago by using eminent domain, the responsibility for capping it still remains the NJSEA’s, or the NJDEP’s. Will the state appeal? Despite widespread optimism that the landfill is truly closed forever, there still remains the possibility the NJSEA or NJDEP could appeal the judge’s decision from last week. As of Monday, Oct. 7, there has been no indication there will be one. However, Catherine McCabe, commissioner of the DEP, has apparently dropped hints that might not happen. On Murphy’s show last week, News 12 posed a question to him that was Tweeted in by Harrison attorney John Pinho. Pinho, who grew up in Harrison and who still has deep ties in the community,

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N.ARLINGTON Second floor. 1 BR. $1175 + 1 month security. H/ HW included. call Carlos KEARNY 1st Floor. 2 (201)988-7536 21W03 BR. LR. EIK. $1300 + 1 1/2 months security. No Pets/Smoking. Coin laun- N.ARLINGTON Newly dry on premise. Avail Now. renovated. 1st Floor. 2 BR. (201)650-4975 22W01 LR. EIK. $1500 + 1 1/2 months security. Parking 2 cars. No Pets/Smoking. Available Now. (201)725KEARNY 2 Bedrooms, LR, 8447 22W03 Bathroom, Big kitchen, Storage. $1,400/mth 1 mth security. Good condtion. Available Now N.ARLINGTON 2nd Call (201)898-3044 or Floor. 2 BR. LR. EIK. (973)745-3763 22W01 $1400 + 1 Months security. Utilities separate. No Pets/Smoking. Close to Transportation. Call KEARNY 1 BR, with modern kitch- between 4PM - 6PM en, self cleaning oven & (201)955-1322 22W01 dishwasher, vanity bath, large closets, free parking. Available November 1st, Rent $1,113 + plus utiliNEWARK ties Call (201)991-6261 22W03

NEWARK Ironbound section, New renovated Private home, 1 BR modKEARNY 1 Bedroom 3 room apart- ern kitchen, bath, walk in ment in garden apartment closet, Hardwood floors. complex. 1st floor. $1200/ walking distance to Launmth plus 1 month security. dry & public transportaSupply own utilities. No tion. credit check a must. Pets. (201)997-2341 No pets.Smoke Free envibetween 10am-7pm only. ronment, $900 + utilities, 22W03 1 month security. Available November 1st, credit & background check, SeKEARNY 2nd Floor. 2 BR, rios inquires only , Single LR, DR & Kitchen. $1,350 or couple only Contact month + 1 month secuJoe (973) 943-9348 22W03 rity. Utilities separate. No pets/smoking Avl. November 1st. (201) 2468784 22W03 RUTHERFORD RUTHERFORD 1 BR, Garden apts. Includes Heat/ KEARNY 1 BR, LR, EIK, Hot water $1200/month. $1200/month + utilities. No pets. Call (201)6281 month security + $300 4071 22W03 deposit. Avl. November 1st call between 9am - 1pm. (201) 463-9269 leave text if we don’t anE. NEWARK swer 22W03

KEARNY 5 rooms. 2nd floor. 2 BR. $1400 + Utilities. 1 1/2 months security. Available November 1st. No Pets/Smoking. Call (973)842-8054 After 5PM 22W03

E.NEWARK Fully renovated 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. EIK, Large LR, balcony, Friendly neighboorhood. $1650 + 1.5 months security. Walking distance to shopping center and NYC transportation. Available ASAP. Call or text (973)980-6335. 22W03

NUTLEY 2nd FL 2 BRS, 4 KEARNY ROOMS, LR, EIK, $ 1,600 Modern Townhouse, plus utili. All remodeled. large eat-in kitchen, Near local transportation self-cleaning oven, and NYC, 1 month secu- dishwasher, refrigerator, rity. Available now Parking central A/C, space available . 973-9513 bedrooms, 1 1/2 6315. 21W03 baths, full dining room, NUTLEY 1 BR, LARGE LR & EIK. All remodeled. Close to all TRANS. $1200 + utilities. 1 months security. Parking space available. Available Nov 1st. (973)951-6315. 22W03

NUTLEY 4 rooms, 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, $1,350/month. Freshly painted. Newer carpets and flooring. Close to NY transportation. Move in condition. No pets. No smoking. Avl. Nov. 1st. (973)517-7517 22W03

recreation room, hardwood floors, attached garage, W/D hookups, yard & snow maintenance maintained by landlord. Rent $2,300.00 plus utilities, 1 1/2 mth security. Credit Check. Available October 15th. Call (201)991-6261

Call Mary Ann 201-805-9023 22W06

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Beautiful colonial in the FOR RENT desirable Weequahic section , 4 BR, 2 1/2 N. Arlington Ridge R.d. bathrooms, LR, fireplace, KEARNY 3 room Suite $800. finished basement, + utilities, 2 rooms one car garage, $700+Utilities KEARNY 2 Rooms for Nice Building w/ Fenced in backyard rent. Private Entrance. parking, Call 201-725-2949 No Kitchen. Close to BelAVAILABLE NOW ! 22W03 grove Drive and Close to 201-509-6965 21W03

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9.5 x 20.5 available for storage 201-284-0898 or 201-280-1868 21W03

ITEMS FOR SALE Bisselle CrossWave vacum cleaner asking $175.00 like brand new. Single size Day Bed $100.00 w/ bedding (201)997-3102 20W03

N.ARLINGTON Just listed lovely one family home three bedrooms, eat in kitchen. Dining room all hardwood floors. one car garage plus parking for three more Call (201)420-8400 22W01

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KEARNY

$289,900

Approx 1,140 sq ft 2 bedroom condo w/2 assigned parking spaces located on 1st fl at “Highland Heights”. Central a/c, gas heat. Maint fee only $225. Near Bus stop to NYC, PATH train & Penn Station!

NORTH ARLINGTON

KEARNY

$565,000

2 Family in Arlington Section w/driveway & 2 car garage. 5 bedrms (2 on 1st flr unit; 3 on 2nd flr), 2 Full & 1 Half Baths. Living Rm, Dining Rm & Kitchen in each unit. Fin basement w/Laundry hookups. Above ground pool.

Kearny

Lyndhurst

Rutherford

Secaucus

636 Kearny Ave.

424 Valleybrook Ave.

11 Park Ave.

5 Harmon Cove Tower

201-997-7000

201-939-8900

201-939-0001

$355,000

Charming brick 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Colonial w/ detached garage. Entry foyer, enclosed porch, living rm, dining rm, and eat in kitchen w/bay window overlooking yard.

201-867-2100

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