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Kids share their expectations at back-to-school event

NJ Transit steps in to fix safety issues on overhead passage near Xchange development

By Adriana Rambay Fernández Reporter Staff Writer

ew Jersey Transit has stepped in to replace the missing screens on the overhead bridge that leads to the Xchange community in Secaucus, according to spokesperson John Durso. “In light of potential safety concerns, NJ Transit is taking steps to temporarily repair and replace the walkway screens,” said Durso on Wednesday. “An engineer was dispatched today to take measurements and begin this process. These actions have been communicated to local officials.” Two weeks ago the Reporter revealed that no government entity would take responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the ‘Red Bridge,’ which residents said was in disrepair and posed a safety risk. The bridge has a safety wall on either side comprised of 8 feet tall by 3 feet wide red metal screens that are mounted on a low concrete parapet. Several of the screen panels are missing. Last Wednesday, Hudson County engineers were out on the bridge to take measurements of the red screens when NJ Transit engineers arrived on the scene, according to James Kennelly, county spokesperson. He said that the county deferred to NJ Transit to take care of the issue, which he said was “prompted by your reporting.” “We intend to follow up…and keep an eye on it,” said Kennelly. However, the question of who is responsibile for the bridge remains. Durso said that NJ Transit is continuing to discuss and work with Hudson County related to the ongoing maintenance responsibilities for the bridge.


‘JUST BE YOURSELF’ – Friends Olivia Ventura and Helen Grewe, both 12, will enter middle school in Secaucus. They shared advice on how to make new friends.

By Adriana Rambay Fernández Reporter staff writer

or many kids, summer is officially over with the start of school, which kicked off last week in Secaucus. For youngsters leaving Clarendon and Huber Street Elementary Schools to move up to the Secaucus Middle School, back-to-school represents a time of transition, especially with the prospect of new friends, teachers, lockers, and classroom periods. Some of those local pre-teens who start middle school shared their thoughts and expectations during a Secaucus Back to School Family Pool Night event held at the Secaucus Town Pool on Aug. 31.


New friends and teachers

“Meeting new people,” said 12 year-old Wayne Flaig about what he looked forward to with the start of middle school less than a week away. He stood near the concession stand with his friend and classmate, 13 year-old Michael Smarth. A lifelong resident, Flaig moves on from Clarendon Elementary School to join the rest of the new seventh graders at the middle school, which is in the same building as the high school.

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Xchange residents use the narrow sidewalk on the elevated bridge to exit the area or get to the Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station. New County Road (recently

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Where to find a few specific ethnic essentials in Hudson County

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By Vanessa Cruz, Gennarose Pope, Adriana Rambay Fernandez, E. Assata Wright Reporter Staff Writers

ver wanted to eat some oxtail? Or spread fig with sesame jam on your pita? Or bite into freshly made mozzarella on Italian bread? Or spice up your diet with authentic South Asian, Italian, and Latino staples? The Reporter staff found some interesting food items in Hudson County’s ethnic grocery stores and supermarkets. Read on to sample the delicacies.

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DANGEROUS SITUATION – The overhead vehicular “Red Bridge,” part of the former New County Road near the Xchange Development, is missing several large red panels alongside its pedestrian sidewalk.

PROSCIUTTO –Filomena’s Deli owner Patrick DeCesare holds up prosciutto di Parma, a salty, air-cured meat that can be sliced up for a sandwich or placed in a salad. The item is popular in the Secaucus deli.

South Asian/Indian: From fresh cumin to snack chips Given the store’s name alone, one might not expect much from Apna Bazar Cash + Carry located at 2975 Kennedy Blvd. in Jersey City. But Hudson County’s thriving, growing South Asian community swears by this supermarket at Jersey City’s renowned India Square. “We always come here to shop. It’s the only place I can come and find things I need,” said Indira Sengupta,

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Showing their stuff Resourceful reporters win journalism awards

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roving that they can field a variety of angles and subjects on their news beats, two reporters from The Hudson Reporter chain won accolades from the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists recently. The awards were granted as Excellence in Journalism Awards for work done in 2011. “These reporters put a lot of hard work into their stories and we’re very proud of the quality they and all of our editorial staff produce,” said Dave Unger, co-publisher of the Hudson Reporter. “I congratulate them.” Showing both depth in handling a complicated subject and the ability to cover a wide ranges of subjects, E. Assata Wright, who cov-


the Hudson Reporter staff in the category of “Freshest Treatment of a Tired Subject” from the New Jersey Press Association. The story was “Dining with Dwek,” about the restaurants who served an FBI informant during a large government sting. She was also involved in an award-winning team effort that covered the impact of privatization of Hudson County hospitals. Fernandez won second place in this year’s NJSJP’s Barto Award for first-year reporters for her ability to handle a number of subjects. She submitted three stories including “The life of a water bottle,” following the recycling process. Her entry also included “Strong words from Meadowlands Hospital owners: Claim union ‘sabotage[d]’ investigation, previous owners ‘cannibalized’ hospital,” which showed

“These reporters put a lot of hard work into their stories and we’re very proud of the quality they and all of our editorial staff produce.” – Dave Unger ers Jersey City, and Adriana Rambay Fernandez, who covers Secaucus, each received second place honors in the statewide competition. Wright covered the extremely controversial proposed Spectra gas line, slated to be installed through a portion of Jersey City. She won second place in the Best Local News category for providing her readership with a number of stories over the course of the year that highlighted the pros and cons of the project, the public outrage, and the eventual federal approval and its aftermath. This was not Wright’s first venture into awards territory. Earlier this year, she led a team effort that secured a first place award for

her talents in handling hard news subjects. Her third entry was “I had the Elvis curl. She had a car: How Bob and Marietta found long-lasting love,” a depiction of a local romance from the 1950s. “These awards and the other awards we won over the past year really show a range of reporting on so many issues that affect our readers in different ways,” said Hudson Reporter Editor-in-Chief Caren Matzner. “Adriana submitted a body of work including both serious news and more lighthearted features, while Assata kept doggedly pursuing a safety and development issue that affected our neighborhoods. It just shows the different ways

GETTING THEIR DUE – Reporters E. Assata Wright, who covers Jersey City for the Hudson Reporter, and Adriana Rambay Fernandez, who covers Secaucus, were honored at this year’s New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists luncheon for stories they wrote in 2012. newspapers can improve life in local commupers: The Hoboken Reporter, Bayonne Community News, Weehawken Reporter, nities.” Jersey City Reporter, Secaucus Reporter, “We really appreciate the effort our reporters North Bergen Reporter, Union City Reporter, put into their work,” said Publisher Lucha West New York Reporter, and Midweek Malato. “It is nice that they have been recogReporter . nized by a statewide organization for the quality of stories they write.” To comment on this story on-line, go to our These and other stories can be found at the website, Al Hudson Reporter website: http://www.hudsonSullivan may be reached at The newspaper chain, with offices in Hoboken and Bayonne, publishes nine newspa-


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Town to hold Sept. 11 memorial ceremony

ecaucus will hold its Town Memorial Ceremony in remembrance of 9/11 on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the monument on the grounds of the library at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony is expected to last an hour. Members of the police and fire departments, armed forces, Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Town Council, family members of victims, clergy, Boys and Girls Scouts, residents, and officials are expected to attend the ceremony to take a moment to remember the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Secaucus lost six people who either grew up or lived in the town during the attack on the World Trade Center. During the ceremony, a local resident will read the names of the victims, which are: Arlene Babakitis, Richard Cudina, Nancy Perez, Kenneth Simon, Steven Strobert, and Michael Tanner.

The Secaucus Reporter welcomes entries of community interest for its weekly Calendar listings. To be considered for publication, entries must be received one week prior to publication date. Additionally, no information will be accepted via phone call.


Artists display works at local arts festival

ecaucus ARTS 2012, an annual arts and music festival, will be held on Sept. 8 at Buchmuller Park. Over a dozen New Jersey artists will display and sell their work between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The event will also feature performances by local musicians Hard Bargain, Nikki Armstrong, Stacia Hobdy and Free, and Dara and Frank. CAST and Dance Power Studio will also perform. The festival is sponsored by the Town of Secaucus and the Secaucus Public Library.


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JOB FAIR DRAWS A CROWD – A job fair held at the Secaucus Recreation Center on Aug. 22 that was coordinated by the town of Secaucus and North Hudson Community Action Corporation brought in several hundred people seeking employment.

Secaucus Fire Department receives federal grant to fund fire safety

.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-8th) has announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded a new federal Firefighter Investment Response Enhancement (FIRE) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to the Secaucus Fire Department in the amount of $61,071. The grant, made through the Fire Prevention & Safety program (FP&S) and the only funding awarded to New Jersey in this cycle, will be used to purchase a safety trailer that will serve as a tool to teach residents how to evacuate a burning home. The total


amount of FP&S grants awarded nationally was $4,326,769 for this cycle. “Fire prevention starts in the home and providing residents the proper training to keep their families safe is critical,” said Pascrell, who introduced the original FIRE Act in March 1999. “The FIRE Act was written here in northern New Jersey with the purpose of helping communities like Secaucus improve public safety and support their first responders. For too long, the federal government turned a deaf ear to the pressing needs of fire safety. This grant demonstrates that through the FIRE Act, we have changed that shortsighted policy. I commend the Secaucus Fire Department on its application and its commitment to the safety of local residents.” Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli, a volunteer firefighter who previously served as fire chief for six years, said the funding will be used to purchase a

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Hospice Tr aining Cour se is having a volunteer training progr am-at the Hudson Hospice Office, 93 Clerk St. Jersey City on Tuesday mornings 10amnoon or Tuesday evenings 7p.m. - 9p.m. The classes begin Sept. 11 and end Oct. 30. For more info. call Sister Carol at (201) 433-6225.


Secaucus town concer t ser ies are on Thursdays throughout summer. Final concert will be on Sept. 13 with CAST at 7 p.m. at Buchmuller Park. For more information, call town hall at (201) 330-2000.


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a Secaucus resident who often takes the No. 2 New Jersey Transit bus to Apna. Other customers testified that Apna is the preferred market for South Asian cuisine: Fresh, not just ground, cumin, galangal, or gord gourd – key ingredients used in chili pastes. For the Westerner who may be unfamiliar with the details of Asian cooking, Apna provides a tour and crash course of foods rarely seen elsewhere in New Jersey. Items such as mango relish, coconut flakes, turmeric root, and honey sweetened yogurts are used for making lassi, a popular beverage. One interesting feature at Apna is the ability to find herbs and spices in various forms under one roof. Coriander leaves, roots, and fruit can be found, in addition to ground coriander powder. Sengupta translated for another shopper who explained that Indian cooks often use all parts of a plant when preparing a meal. U.S. markets, this shopper said, typically offer only dried ground spices and herbs, leaving shoppers at a loss when in need of, say, fresh sweet basil leaves or tamarind flowers. The store includes what appears to be a broad selection of popular South Asian snack foods, including hot chips, potato chakli, vadai, and a packaged food that looks like India’s answer to Cheetos. Apna also carries many vegetables and spices common in most Western dishes, thus saving shoppers from also having to make separate trips to other stores for their groceries.

Italian: Fresh ‘mutz’ and prosciutto

CAN’T TOUCH IT, BUT YOU CAN EAT IT – Nopales, or, the fruit beneath the spiny skin of certain cactuses, can be consumed and make a tangy and delicious addition to salads, omelets, and meat dishes.

Not everyone cooks like grandma or “nonna,” who may have prepared gravy or homemade pasta from scratch. But there are several places to get authentic Italian ingredients in Hudson County. On 143 Front St. in Secaucus, visitors will find Filomena’s Italian Deli, which carries a number of meats and cheeses available by the

offers its own olive oil, especially made in Bolgheri, in the Tuscany region of Italy. Secaucus is also known for originating a number of ethnic and spe“We are serving almost four generations of cialty foods with places like the Toscana Cheese Company, which people.” – John Amato of Fiore’s makes fresh mozzarella and Latin cheeses like Queso de Hoja and Oaxaca. Then there is Goya, which stocks the shelves of many major supermarkets and caters to Latin American cooking with products pound. Patrick DeCesare, a third generation Italian and lifelong such as beans, rice, and olives among many others. Hoboken resident, took his inspiration from his grandmother Then there are the Italian delis of Hoboken, several of which boast Filomena for the meals he serves up on a daily basis. home made mozzarella. DeCesare sells Parmigiano-Reggiano, a hard, granular cheese made Many recommend Fiore’s Deli at 414 Adams St. in Hoboken as a from raw cow’s milk that is produced in areas of Italy such as Parma, place to get a number of authentic Italian specialty items, particularModena, Bologna, and Reggio Emilia. According to DeCesare it is ly the “mutz.” On a recent Friday afternoon, a long line extended often used as “a great crumbling cheese” that can be sprinkled on from the corner to the door. fresh pasta, accompanied by a glass of wine or some sopressata. The The deli stocks a number of items such as pasta, peppers, tomato cheese has a sharp, nutty and fruity taste and often sells for $18 a sauce, and much more. Popular items include Italian imports such as pound. provolone, aged over a year, and the Parmigiano-Reggiano, which is He also sells prosciutto di Parma, a salty, air-cured meat that can be aged over three years before it is sold. Other top sellers include cured sliced up for a sandwich or placed in a salad. Finally, Filomena’s meats like Mortadella, Prosciutto, Sopressata, and homemade sausage that is made from cured pork, salt, black pepper, and fennel. See sidebar for the making of the GOOD “muzz.”

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Mediterranean and Latino

Around the world in just one supermarket is Food Basics at 1425 Kennedy Blvd. in North Bergen, which sells a variety of Mediterranean and Hispanic cuisine. Oxtail is on the menu for stew and soup. Oxtail is traditionally found in Caribbean, Latin American, and Vietnamese cuisine. Mediterranean delicacies are also prevalent at Food Basics. Fig with sesame jam is a way to make any bread more savory. For a change of fruit, try dates, which can be mixed with milk as a paste, yogurt, or bread. According to, dates help fight constipation, intestinal disorders, weight gain, heart problems, and abdominal cancer.

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renamed Paul Amico Way) runs along the bridge and also serves as a main thoroughfare for drivers and pedestrians coming from other parts of Secaucus to get to Xchange, Laurel Hill County Park, and as of this year, Field Station: Dinosaurs. The municipality recently allowed for residential parking by the Xchange development, which means even more people are parking in the area and walking across the bridge. People have also been moving to the area this year with the opening of the third building at the Xchange this past spring.

Ownership falls through the gaps

For some time residents have complained about the missing red metal screens, the narrow sidewalk, and the lack of snow shoveling in the winter time which forces them to walk on the street next to traffic. “This is a life and death thing,” said resident Robert Glover, Jr. “Anyone who thinks they can lean against it can fall over into the train tracks.” He walks across the bridge twice a day during his regular commute.

since he moved to Xchange in 2008, the sidewalk has only been shoveled twice, and that it was done at the behest of the Xchange developer’s old property manager. The sidewalk is 4 feet 9 inches wide. “We have shoveled it in the past to help the township if they haven’t gotten a chance to shovel it yet,” said Michael Railey, Xchange property manager. He began his work with Xchange seven months ago. He added, “We have a limited staff here and just don’t have the manpower to shovel that sidewalk constantly during a snowstorm.” Railey said that his staff are busy shoveling parking garages, lobby entrances, and walkways on the Xchange property. According to Town Administrator David Drumeler the municipality is not responsible for shoveling the sidewalk on the Red Bridge. “Any time I get a complaint about it we call the county and they do take care of it,” said Drumeler. He said that the municipality has applied for a grant from the NJ Department of Transportation to pay for widening the sidewalk. “We want to make it wider to help improve safety and make it easier to maintain,” noted Drumeler. “Then we can use the snow cat.” That’s the town snow



“In light of potential safety concerns, NJ Transit is taking steps to temporarily repair and replace the walkway screens.” – John Durso “If someone slipped in the snow or were tipsy, they would fall over the bridge and die,” said Glover. “These are big gaping holes and it is 40 feet down.” Years ago Glover reached out to the municipality, the Xchange, and NJ Transit without any success. After following up on the matter last month, no government entity would claim ownership of the bridge. The municipality said it belonged to the county, which maintains the county road that crosses it. The county said the bridge belonged to NJ Transit, which built it in 2003. NJ Transit said it was not their responsibility. And the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission who oversees zoning in the area said it was not theirs either. “We are not in receipt of any agreement that New Jersey Transit has maintenance responsibility of the bridge,” said Durso. County spokesperson Kennelly said draft agreements from 2003 create confusion because one attributes jurisdiction to NJ Transit, and the other gives responsibility to the county. No final agreement has been located. Kennelly said that the county will take responsibility of the bridge if it is actually supposed to but he said they want to confirm legal responsibility.

removal vehicle that can be used to shovel during snowstorms once the sidewalk is wider. Last month NJ Transit said that the sidewalk size of 4 feet 9 inches wide was requested by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the county during the time of construction because of the tractor trailer traffic. He said the sidewalk cannot be widened because doing so would hamper the ability of “the entity” – whoever that might be – to expand the bridge from two to three lanes. As far as shoveling, the county said they were responsible, but the level of commitment was not clear. “If we have shoveled it in the past, it was more of a courtesy,” said Wally Wolfe, county roads and bridges division chief. “Perhaps we have to redefine our obligation.” He said that when the county plows New County Road, they include the bridge.

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Who’ll shovel the snow?

Glover also said that in the winter, when the sidewalk is covered in snow, people have to walk in the street alongside cars and tractor trailers. He said that

Don’t replace gingerbread with anything half-baked.

PARK CENTENNIAL – Although the official dedication of Hudson County Park took place in 1916, it was a hundred years ago in 1912 that the park (now called the Stephen R. Gregg Hudson County Bayonne Park) first opened to the public. Peal Collection partners, Priscilla Ege and Alice Lotosky, invite the public to celebrate this centennial by taking a 90-minute “Park by Design” tour, free to the public, of the landmark on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. The guest tour guide will be Dr. Carmela A. Karnoutsos, professor emerita, New Jersey City University, who will discuss the park’s history, design, and architectural features. The group meets at the park entrance, 40th Street and Avenue C. Call (201) 437-6069 and leave a call back number. (No rain date)

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Friars look to rebound from disappointing season Coach puts blame on himself for not living up to expectations

FRIAR REVIVAL – St. Anthony finished a disappointing 4-6 last season, so the Friars are looking for improvement. From left are Rashad Brandon, Trayvone Walker, Darius Roper, head coach Sean Fallon, Courtel Jenkins, Nyle Hardy and Eric Carter. n 2011, the St. Anthony High School football team was believed to be a contender for both the Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic League-American Division and the NJSIAA Non-Public Group 1 titles. The Friars had a ton of talent, packed with some major college prospects. They had experienced and proven players who were destined to have a season to remember. It turned out to be a year to forget. The


Friars stumbled to a 4-6 campaign, failing to make the state playoffs after two straight appearances. If you’re looking for blame, one person believes that the finger should be pointed directly at him – and that’s head coach Sean Fallon. “It was an ego thing,” Fallon said. “I’m not a loser. I don’t lose. I figured that we were going to win. But when I needed to give them a hug,

Memorial looks to build on state playoff appearance After qualifying for postseason for first time since 2000, Tigers look to continue he Memorial High School football program took gigantic strides in 2011, when the Tigers won five games and qualified for the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 1, Group IV state playoffs for the first time since 2000. Now, it’s up to Memorial alumnus and head coach Oscar Guerrero to prove that last year wasn’t a fluke or a simple flash in the pan. “Honestly, we accomplished a lot last year,” said Guerrero, who begins his third season as the head coach of his alma mater. “We got a taste of what it was like to play in the playoffs. We were able to compete and beat some good teams. We made the step up.” The Tigers did manage to defeat local rivals St. Anthony and Hoboken last season, enabling them to earn enough power points for a state playoff appearance. The Tigers also hung tough with neighboring rival Union City, which went on to play in the sectional semifinals before losing to eventual champion North Bergen in overtime.


I tried to kick their tails. I was going berserk during games and created a negative feeling. That was my fault. I made the mess. It was a good learning experience for me. You can chalk up at least half the losses to me.” Fallon also believed that the Friars made crucial mistakes in key situations. “We had fumbles and penalties all year,” Fallon said. “Those were things we never did before. We lost to Memorial by a point because of fumbles. We had two touchdown drives against Hoboken stalled because of penalties. So we’ve taken a hard stance on fundamentals this year. We went back and looked at what we did wrong and have worked on that. We needed to place an emphasis on fundamentals.” Fallon is confident that his current group of seniors will be able to overcome the mistakes that plagued the team last year. “This year’s group of seniors might be the most focused group we’ve ever had,” Fallon said. “They might not be as talented as others, but they’re more driven. We’ve seen some different stuff. They play defense with an attitude. They’ve given me glimpses of what they could be. Things feel really crisp. They break the huddle with authority. We had only one penalty in our three scrimmages, so that makes me feel positive.” Leading the way is senior quarterback Derek Sims (6-0, 190), who returns as the Friars’ signal caller. “Last year, our team had no senior leadership at all, but this year, we have a good group and Derek is among that group,” Fallon said. “I don’t even have to yell at all, because the seniors take care of everything. They’re the best internal policing I can have. The leadership is unbelievable. The seniors know that this is their year and Derek is leading the way. I love the way he handles the entire team. I know I’m always going to get something positive out of Derek.” The fullback is senior James Bates (5-9, 175), who comes from the same long-line of members of the Bates family that carried the ball for Hoboken. James is the cousin of Red Wing greats Desmond and All-State great Damien, who led the state in scoring in 2006. “I said in an interview that James was not a 90-yard touchdown guy and since that time, he’s broken three long runs,” Fallon said. “He’s recently found another gear. He’s a hard-nosed, tough runner who understands the offense.” Another halfback is senior Darrel Hicks (57, 160). The last halfback slot is being shared by senior Nyle Trent (5-9, 160), junior Herb Johnson (5-8, 170) and sophomore Taris Crawford (5-7, 165). “We have kids that all can run,” Fallon said. The wide receiver slot is owned by senior Damon Small (6-3, 190), who is impressing both Fallon and college coaches.

“He’s scored three touchdowns on passes in our scrimmages,” Fallon said. “He reminds me a lot of [former Hoboken and Notre Dame great] Duval [Kamara]. He’s tall, has good hands and makes good catches.” The tight end is Rashad Brandon (6-3, 280), who is a converted lineman. The Friars have some size on the offensive line. Sophomore tackle Eric Carter (6-4, 310) has opened some eyes and drew an invitation to the Rutgers camp over the summer. “He has a lot of promise,” Fallon said. “He’s had a very good summer. I think he’s well on his way.” Senior Trayvone Walker (6-1, 260) is the team’s other tackle. Senior Darius Roper (6-2, 245) is a fouryear starter at guard who struggled much like the Friars did last year. “He had an ankle problem, then a toe,” Fallon said. “His production was down. He had a rough year and it cost him. But this year, he’s been great.” Senior Nyle Hardy (6-0, 210) is the other guard with gigantic junior Courtel Jenkins (64, 320) at center. Defensively, the Friars play a 4-3 alignment, with Hardy and Roper at defensive end, along with senior Kevin Taylor (6-4, 200). Jenkins and Carter are at defensive tackle, joined by promising freshman Isiah Brandon (6-1, 270), the younger brother of Rashad. Roper and Jenkins started on the defensive line last year. Sophomore Devin Terry (6-1, 240) is the middle linebacker, flanked by senior Caesar Outlaw (6-1, 210), a starter last year, and junior Wan-Ye Shirden (5-10, 190). Hicks and Herb Johnson are the cornerbacks, along with sophomore Alex Vidal (5-10, 170). Sims and Trent play safety as does sophomore Davonte McLarin (6-0, 180). The Friars open their season against Glen Ridge and play Group IV school Belleville in Week 2. The Friars are also blessed to have all of their games at Caven Point Cochrane Field in the Ed “Faa” Ford Memorial Sports Complex after they face Glen Ridge. “We love playing at Caven Point,” Fallon said. “Everyone supports us well there. It’s good to have it as a home field. We’re playing Glen Ridge and Belleville, because we feel it’s important to play outside the county. They’re both good programs.” Fallon knows that a repeat performance of 2011 is not acceptable. “If we end up 4-6 again, we’ll be absolutely disappointed,” Fallon said. “It won’t happen again.” Jim Hague can be reached via e-mail at You can also read Jim’s blog at

ones, who are back, benefitted from what we did last year. They learned what it was like to be on a winner. They have to share that with the others and that should help us.” Guerrero said that the Tigers have been competitive in the preseason. “We’re still learning, but I’ve seen some positive signs,” Guerrero said. “I’m eager to see them on the field. We’ve started from scratch in some areas, but we have a lot of things to be excited about.” One of those things is diminutive junior quarterback Bobby Bailey (56, 180), who stepped in as the starter after the original starter got hurt in the second week of the season and never relinquished the position. “He’s one of our strongest kids,” Guerrero said of Bailey. “He led us to some quality wins last year. He got thrown into the fire and handled himself well. A kid with a weak LOOKING TO BUILD – The Memorial Tigers made the NJSIAA state playoffs last character could have easily crumseason for the first time in 11 years and look to do the same this year. From left are bled under that pressure, but Bobby Jimmy Rodriguez, Ruben Rivera, James Hernandez, head coach Oscar Guerrero, handled it well and did a great job.” Bobby Bailey and Jorge Ortez. Junior James Hernandez (5-7, 180) is one of the running backs in a “We made ourselves accountable,” Guerrero said. “We made the playoffs, but that has to be the goal every year. I think the young backfield that features no seniors. Hernandez saw limitkids realize that. We’re young and we’ve had some injuries in ed action last year. the preseason. We did graduate 17 seniors from last year. It’s all about getting these kids some experience and confidence. The see MEMORIAL next page

SPORTS SECTION Weehawken pushing for state playoff berth

Indians optimistic to make first appearance in postseason since 2000 t’s hard to imagine this simple thought. Things have changed so much in Weehawken and the school’s football program that there is actual and tangible optimism that the Indians can actually qualify for the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group I playoffs this season. It’s not a pipe dream or a far-fetched rallying cry. No, the Indians are a true and legitimate contender this season, after making gigantic strides towards respectability and formidability by winning five games last year. They will be shooting for their first playoff bid since 2000. And the Indians’ 5-5 record could have easily been a seven or eight win season with a little luck. Zach Naszimento begins his second season as the head coach of the Indians and also doubles as the school’s athletic director. Naszimento, the former Secaucus High standout who went on to play at the University of Cincinnati, now realizes how much of a quantum leap it was for the Indians to win five games last season. It was the highest win total for the Indians since they went 6-4 in 2003. In the seven years after that last successful campaign, the Indians have posted a dreadful 11-59 record. They lost nine games in five of those seven years. Here’s the most telling number: Weehawken won a total of six games over the five years prior to Naszimento’s arrival. The way Naszimento turned the Indians around and made them important and solvent again, they should have renamed a street in Weehawken in his honor or thrown a parade for him. To say the least, it was a momentous season for the Indians with their new coach. “I really didn’t know how big it was,� Naszimento said. “I just want to say that I’m a


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part about him is ability to control the huddle already,� Naszimento said. “He has the respect of his teammates and I never have to worry about him. He’s in control. He’s a leader at a young age.� The wingback is another sophomore in Javier Lopez (5-9, 160). “He’s done a tremendous job and he’s a tough kid,� Naszimento said. “He’s been a great surprise.� Senior Devereaux Blanco (6-1, 205) is another gritty football player who will see time at all three running back positions, as well as some action at tight end. “He plays everything,� Naszimento said of Blanco. The wide receiver is junior John Paul Restrepo (6-1, 180). The offensive line features three returning starters from a year ago. Senior guards Steven Rodriguez (6-2, 195) and Luis Nunez (5-11, 245) are back, along with senior center Brian Sullivan (6-0, 220). Senior Michael Solano (60, 280) and sophomore Patrick Higgins (6-0, 260) are the tackles, while senior John Cuello (6-1, 215) is the tight end. Defensively, the Indians use a 4-3 set. A freshman, Johan Andujar (6-0, 185) is a starter at defensive end. “He’s going to be a very good player,� Naszimento said. “You’re going to hear a lot about him.� Junior Evan Martin (6-2, 185) joins Andujar at defensive end, with seniors J.C. Melendez (61, 300) and James Immerfall (5-10, 260) at defensive tackle. The linebackers are Cuello and Rodriguez, with senior Alberto Penafiel (5-9, 175). Restrepo is at a cornerback slot, joined by junior Nour Warrad (6-0, 160). Corredor and Molano are the safeties. Corredor has earned Hudson Reporter All-Area honors as a defensive back for the last two seasons. So it appears to be a solid season for the Indians. “We feel like we have a good chance to make the state playoffs,� Naszimento said. “That’s our goal. I think it’s important to do well from the start. But the state playoffs are the goal. We talk about it all the time and we think it’s a realistic goal. The kids are very motivated and focused on that goal. We know it’s been a while.� The Indians opened their 2012 season last Friday night against Ridgefield at home. They now have road games against Park Ridge and Palisades Park the next two weeks. – Jim Hague Jim Hague can be reached via e-mail at

It’s safe to say that everyone has to take the wait-and-see Jonathan Ramirez (6-0, 195) are the ends, with Moreno and approach with the Tigers. – Jim Hague Elijah Azucar at defensive tackle. The linebacker corps features Arithe Fernandez, James Jim Hague can be reached via e-mail at Hernandez, Rodriguez and Berrio. Senior Derek Joselen (5-9, 165) is one of the cornerback, along with Ortez. Bailey is the safety. The Tigers don’t have it easy to open the season, facing Hoboken and then St. Peter’s Prep in the first two games. “We’re talking about two of the best programs in $279 Regular Bathtub They also the county,� Guerrero said. “We’re looking forward do sinks, to it. We’re concentrating right now solely on 5-Year Warranty countertops Hoboken and they’re going to be ready for us, and tiles! FREE ESTIMATES! because we beat them last year.� So how does Guerrero feel about his team? “I think we’re definitely stronger at the skilled Call Royal Reglazing Today! positions,� Guerrero said. “We have more experience there. As long as the group up front can block, we’ll be okay. We have a strong junior class with 22 iors. We have a lot of room for improvement. But Commercial Properties Welcome we’re looking to grow on what we did last year.�

Sophomore Arithe Fernandez (5-9, 175) is also in the backfield, but the player to watch is freshman Ricardo Azucar (510, 180). “I’m really excited about him,� Guerrero said. Junior Jimmy Rodriguez (6-3, 195), the baseball star, is a returning starter at wide receiver. “He’s just a very good athlete,� Guerrero said. The other wide receiver is junior returnee Jose Ortez (5-8, 170), who made some superb catches last year for the Tigers in their state playoff run. “He’s a tough kid with good hands,� Guerrero said of Ortez. The other wide receiver to see playing time is junior Mike Gonzalez (5-9, 175). Junior Ruben Rivera (5-10, 215), another baseball standout, is the tight end. Rivera was once a guard, but has been moved to tight end to best utilize his athletic prowess. The offensive line is comprised entirely of newcomers. “It’s a group that has to go through some growing pains,� Guerrero said. “They’ll come along and the team will follow. Once they get experience, they’ll be fine. I’m excited about them. I look forward to the challenge of coaching the line and watching them develop.� The tackles are John Paul Bueno (63, 260) and Yordy Fernandez (6-1, 230). The guards are Elijah Azucar (66XQGD\ 6HSWHPEHU WK ‡ DP WR SP 0, 225), the older brother of Ricardo, and Carlos Moreno (6-0, 215) and the center is Harold Berrio (5-11, 205). One thing that has to please and worry Guerrero at the same time: They’re all juniors. “But there’s room for growth,� Guerrero said.   ‡  +8*( 6WUHHW )DLUV ‡ KWWS6WUHHW)DLUVRUJ Defensively, Rivera and junior

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ing rushers in the entire state last season, is back for his final go-round with the Indians. The 510, 180-pound Corredor rushed for 1,800 yards and scored 24 touchdowns on the ground. He also added other yardage and touchdowns as a pass receiver and as a threatening kick returner, compiling more than 2,600 yards in total offense. It’s hard to i m a g i n e Corredor doing more than he did a year ago. “ We ’ v e emphasized to the kids that POISED AND READY – The Weehawken football team is confident that this will not be they will qualify for the NJSIAA state playoffs for the first time since the Damien 2000. From left are Steven Rodriguez, Michael Solano, Jorge Sabeta, Corredor show head coach Zach Naszimento, Brian Sullivan, Luis Nunez, James this year,� Immerfall and Patrick Higgins. Naszimento said. “We cancompetitor and I expected to do well. I was just not rely on him to do everything like he did last more concerned with getting the kids lined up year. Others have to step up.� and hoping they would play hard. I was very Naszimento can’t sing Corredor’s praises more lucky to have good players who bought into what than he already has. we were doing and coaching. I just worried about “He’s a really special kid,� Naszimento said. each week. “He’s the most unselfish kid we have. It’s great Added Naszimento, “Looking back after the when you’re best athlete is your best kid, season, I realized that there were so many posibecause then the others look at him and try to foltives to come out of it. I think it was important low him. He just wants to win. He controls his that we won the last game against Glen Ridge own destiny now.� [35-20]. We sent the seniors out with a good feelCorredor is being looked at by schools like ing. It was huge for our returning players, Monmouth, Delaware and Maine. because they knew that they had something to Corredor is not the only talented player in the look forward to. They had focus through the offIndians’ backfield. Senior Dante Cieri (5-10, season, in the weight room, in conditioning, in 195) also returns. Cieri has enjoyed a brilliant everything.� Naszimento was impressed with the preseason. way the Indians were excited about the coming “There have been times during the scrimmages season. that Dante has been the best player on the field,� “I have to say that the kids were really jacked Naszimento said. “He’s amazing. He’s so exploup all throughout the offseason,� Naszimento sive when he gets the ball. He’s very comfortable said. “They’re ready and prepared. They’ve been with what he can do now. I expect a lot from him doing their conditioning since May, participating this year.� in seven-on-sevens all summer. They’re battle There’s a new quarterback this year for tested and prepared.� Weehawken. Sophomore Oliver Molano (6-1, They are also fortunate to have perhaps the 180) takes over for the graduated Jason “J.J.� greatest football player in Weehawken history Pineda, who was the Hudson Reporter Male returning for his senior year. Athlete of the Year last year. Damien Corredor, who was among the lead“Oliver has some huge shoes to fill, but the best the

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Provident Bank and Kiwanis club support local public school artists

Jean Quinn, vice president of public relations at Provident, stands with David Walker, a student at McNair Academic High School, next to his unique creation at the 2012 Art Expo awards ceremony. Walker won first place in the sculpture category.

To highlight artwork by local high school students, The Provident Bank and Kiwanis Club of Jersey City sponsored the 2012 Jersey City Public Schools’ Annual Art Expo. Artwork was displayed in the lobby of the Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Jersey City from June 12-16 and an awards ceremony and reception was held in the lobby. The Annual Art Expo features artwork by high school students in Jersey City public schools. All general art education students were invited to submit artwork to be judged in various categories, including painting, drawing, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture and graphic design. Prizes were awarded in each category to the first, second and third place Dickinson High School student Yaskaran Singh (right) displays winners, with an honorable mention for fourth place winners. his first-place award in the graphics category with Alfredia Grant, Provident’s Lafayette branch manager.

Hudson School students take home honors in competition

Student winners in the painting category display their awards at the 2012 Annual Art Expo. Pictured (from left) are Alfredia Grant, Provident’s Lafayette branch manager; David Radulich, performing arts supervisor; Regine Cadet, second-place winner from McNair Academic High School; Todd Hall, first-place winner from McNair Academic High School; Ann Marley, visual arts supervisor; and Ellen Ruane, associate superintendent, Secondary Division.

WINNERS – Pictured are the students from The Hudson School who participated in and won awards at the annual Poetry Recitation Contest held on May 14. On May 14 at the 29th annual Poetry Recitation Contest held at William Paterson University, 13 Hudson School students participated and won nine trophies. The Hudson School successfully competed against 55 middle and high schools from around the state. Contestants had to memorize a poem in a foreign language and were judged on delivery, pronunciation, intonation and poise. The winners included: Sabina Paellmann, Jersey City, honorable mention, German, beginner; Gianna Zapata, West New York, third place, German, intermediate; Anna Suben, Hoboken, second place, German, advanced; Leah Epstein, Hoboken, second place, German, native; Robert Stark, Hoboken, honorable mention, Spanish, advanced; and Jacob Gottlieb, Hoboken, honorable mention, Japanese, beginner. The Hudson School provides a broad and rigorous academic and arts curriculum to children ages five to 12. Children must take four years of a modern foreign language (Japanese, German, French, or Spanish), as well as two years of Latin. For more information about the school, contact Suellen Newman, founder and director, at (201) 659-8335. For more information about the admissions process, visit

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Smarth was looking forward to meeting “all the new teachers.” He said that he spent his summer playing video and computer games with some time spent at the beach. Across the lawn, 12 year-old Helen Grewe showed her 12 year-old friend Olivia Ventura the color guard routine she learned during the high school marching band camp the week prior. Grewe will perform with the color guard along with others from middle and high school. The band performs at all high school varsity football games, and participates in three competitions and two parades annually. She plans to play clarinet in the concert band. While she didn’t seem too nervous about meeting new kids, she was anxious about making it to her classes on time.

Staying on schedule

“We only have two minutes,” said Grewe about the time allotted between class periods. She said she had spent time learning how to open a lock as practice to open a locker. Ventura plans to join the Drama Club. She said that she was a little nervous about meeting new kids because both Clarendon and Huber Street elementary school graduates will now be together at the middle school. “Just be yourself,” she said in regard to how to make new friends. “Be nice to everyone,” added Grewe.

Family night

Although Back to School Night follows a number of local fairs where residents come out to enjoy free festivities, this represents a wind down to summer’s end. Some parents sat out on the lawn while their kids took a dip in the swimming pool, while others watched as their children bounced around in the inflatable castles. Kids took their turns on the different attractions to get in that one final bounce or jump before its back to the books. One young boy painted a carrot at the craft table while a girl had a heart glitter tattoo placed on the back of her hand by a new local business, The Craft Clique. A long line stretched out from the food table where folks could get free hot dogs, grilled cheese, macaroni salad, drinks, and ice cream sandwiches.

from page 4 End Alzheimer ’s™ will be on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, more info.


Secaucus library continues two book clubs for children starting in March of this year. Register by phone (201) 330-2085. Third-Tuesday-of-theMonth Bird Walk with the NJ MC and BCAS. Free two-hour guided nature walk will take place at Harrier Meadow in North Arlington, a 70acre restored wetlands area usually closed to the public. RSVP at or 201-230-4983. Alzheimer ’s Association Suppor t Groups: Jersey City Medical Center, 355 Grand Street, Jersey City, Rachel Bogom and Lisa Nathari, (201)915-2041, meets every third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Also, Secaucus Library, 1379 Paterson Plank Rd., Secaucus, Louise Munsch

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NEW FRIENDS AND TEACHERS – TwelveGLITTER TATTOO – A young girl gets a glitter tattoo at the Craft Clique table year-old Wayne Flaig and 13-year-old during Back to School Pool Night in Secaucus. Michael Smarth both start middle school in Secaucus this September.

“It is a family-oriented event,” said Recreation Facility Director John Schwartz. “It is nice thing that everyone is out together.” Schwartz expected up to three hundred residents to attend. He said that the Swim Center had a great year with memberships up, more summer camps using the pool, and an increase in guest passes. Residents who attended the Pool Night received a free back-to-school kit with pens, rulers, pencil cases, highlighters, and molding clay among other items. Any family who has a need for school supplies can reach out to Town Hall. For more information, call the mayor’s office at (201) 330-2005.

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Grape leaves also provide a burst of flavor for your taste buds. They are generally stuffed with rice or meat. Curtido, pickled vegetables, are paired with pupusas, which are corn tortillas filled with cheese, chicharr n (fried, crisp pork), or refried beans. Curtido is cabbage slaw in vinegar that can transform your kitchen into a pupuseria. You can pick up Colombian arepas which are corn griddle cakes that are often filled with cheese. According to, a plain arepa contains vitamin C as well as iron, which enhances skin elasticity and joint function.

Latino: A surprise that looks like a cactus

Walk into West New York’s El Extra, located at 5505 Palisade Ave., and it’s as if you’ve been instantly transported to a Latino country; or, more accurately, several different Latino countries. Aisle after aisle of Cuban, El Salvadorian, Dominican, and Mexican specialty sodas, cookies, juices, and rices stretch out before you. For those unfamiliar with Latino cuisines, the produce aisle is the place to go for delicious culinary discoveries, many of which may appear a tad less than edible. Take the nopales for example. Not everyone would stare at a crate full of prickly cactus pads and think “dinner,” but beneath a spiny and unwelcoming exterior lies a tender, juicy treat. Considered a vegetable and used most commonly in Mexican dishes, the skins are removed and the meat is either cooked or canned and pickled, after which the nopales make a slightly tangy addition to omelets, salads, and tacos. Just next to the cactus are fresh stalks of sabila fresca ; or, aloe vera. Most are familiar with the plant as a sunburn remedy, but in many Latino countries its gel is added to yogurts, desserts, and juices. Aloe vera juice is said to act as a digestive aid, but don’t stick it in a

Making the ‘mutz’

At Fiore’s Italian Deli on the west side of Hoboken, the Reporter went into the kitchen with owner John Amato, 77. Dominick Vitolo – who has been with Fiore’s for nearly 47 years – sliced through fresh curds in the mutz-making process before adding cold water, cooking, and then braiding them. Fiore’s goes back to 1913 when Alfonse Fiore first started out selling mozzarella, ricotta, and milk. In 1929 his son Joseph took over until Amato purchased the establishment in 1965 after having worked there for 15 years. “At one time, 90 percent of the business came from Italians,” said Amato. “You had to speak Italian.” But that has long changed and Fiore’s attracts people of all backgrounds. “We are serving almost four generations of people,” said Amato. “I know their grandmothers, mothers, their daughters...” Amato’s customers are loyal and keep the Fiore tradition in the family. juicer and wash it down. If improperly prepared or imbibed in large doses, it can be harmful to your health. About a mile south in Union City is Mi Bandera, located at 518 32nd St. Here lie literal piles of the waxy yuca root (also known as cassava ), which is native to South America. It

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PARMIGIANO-REGGIANO – Filomena’s Deli in Secaucus sells aged cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano and Italian imported olive oil. Improper preparation of yuca can leave small traces of cyanide that can be harmful in the long term, but when properly prepared, it stands as a yummy substitute for potatoes and a filling addition to soups, stews, and gravies.

Dates fight constipation, intestinal disorders, weight gain, and heart problems. is widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its starchy, high carbohydrate yield, and is steamed, mashed, fried, and dried. The dried version is known as tapioca.

And of course, there’s the perhaps slightly more familiar tomatillo; a green plant in the nightshade family that is related to the gooseberry. The name is deceiving, because they have no relation to the tomato.

The first indication of this is that the small green Mexican fruit comes in an inedible, papery husk which is removed before preparation. They are the key ingredient in Latin American salsas verdes, or, green sauces. They are commonly served raw like their sister, red tomato salsas, or cooked and poured over tacos and enchiladas. Green salsas are tangier and more savory than tomato-based sauces. To comment on this story on-line, go to our website,, and comment below, or email

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safety trailer that will be outfitted to serve as a simulated burning home. The trailer, which will be shared with surrounding communities on a rotating basis, will be used as an educational tool to teach residents how to escape a burning home. “I have been working my entire career, first as a council member, then fire chief and now mayor, to secure this grant for the Secaucus Fire Department, to no avail,” said Mayor Gonnelli. “Without Congressman Pascrell’s efforts, this would have never happened and I thank him for his commitment to public safety.”

Harlem Wizards are coming to Secaucus

he Secaucus Board of Education has approved a “fun-raiser” featuring the world-renowned Harlem Wizards basketball team scheduled for Oct. 8 at the Secaucus High School gymnasium. The Harlem Wizard players will entertain the audience by playing against Secaucus All Stars comprised of local teachers, parents, members of school PTAs, and residents. To tune up for the game, the Harlem Wizards are holding a Basketball Clinic on Sept. 15 at the Secaucus Recreation Center. The morning session runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for children 6 to 9 years old. The afternoon workout is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for students 10 to 15 years old. A registration fee of $45 covers three hours of intense instruction, a free Harlem Wizard tshirt and a free ticket to the Oct. 8 charity game. Parents are encouraged to register either boys or girls by picking up forms at the Secaucus Recreation Center, calling Kelsy Reitz at the Harlem Wizards (201) 271-3600 or registering online at: Several community-minded organizations are lending their support to cover the cost of


the event including: PNC Bank, Meadowlands Audi, Xchange and Natoli’s. The Harlem Wizards are based in Secaucus and are celebrating their 50th year entertaining audiences worldwide on and off the basketball court. All ticket sales for the Oct. 8 game go to underwrite social activities for students at Clarendon, Huber Street, the Secaucus Middle and High Schools.

Goya Foods Inc. breaks ground on new facility in Jersey City

oya Foods Inc. broke ground in Jersey City on Wednesday on what will be the company’s new 615,000 square foot headquarters on County Road. The company, the largest Latino-owned company in the U.S., is expanding its operations beyond it current facility on Seaview Drive in Secaucus. Gov. Christopher Christie, whose administration offered Goya tax incentives to stay in New Jersey, was on hand for the groundbreaking. Christie was joined by officials from Goya, the state’s Economic Development Authority (EDA), Jersey City, Secaucus, and the Rockefeller Group, which owns the property at 350 County Rd., where the new headquarters will be built. Last year, the EDA approved $81.9 million in tax breaks for Goya through the state’s Urban Transit Hub Tax Program, which offers tax breaks to companies that move to designated transit hubs in the state. Proponents of the deal said it was necessary to keep Goya based in New Jersey. More than 500 current Goya employees will be transferred from the company’s facilities in Secaucus and Long Island to the new Jersey City headquarters, company president Joseph Unanue said at the groundbreaking, and about 80 new jobs will be created. In addition, 150 temporary construction jobs will be created during the construction phase of the project.


Secaucus Housing Authority taking applications for ‘For-Sale’ units he Secaucus Housing Authority announced last month that it is taking applications for its “for-sale” affordable housing programs, which are located in the town of Secaucus. All units will be sold to eligible low and moderate income applicants. Currently, there are 12 units that were developed by Baker Residential that are located at Riverside Court, and 11 Mallard Place. Income levels and pricing have been established in accordance with the requirements of the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing for re-sale units. All applications must be filed by Friday, Sept. 14 by 4 p.m. Eligible applicants will be randomly selected and placed on a chronological waiting list for consideration for all re-sales units and new units. Applications are available at the Secaucus Housing Authority, the Secaucus Public Library, and the Municipal building. To get the income level qualifications, applications, or for more information, please call: (201) 867-5473.


Kids’ Book Bingo at the Library

ecaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center invites youth ages 5 to 10 to play the “literary version” of bingo on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. Instead of numbered cards, this game will feature favorite children’s authors, book characters and book titles from classic to newly popular. Youths will have a chance to win bookmarks and other various prizes. Each participant will go home with a list of the books used and their synopsis. For more information, visit: or e-mail


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Jerry Perricone Foundation Mini-Golf Outing SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 Schedule 12:30 PM Registration 1:00 PM Lunch 2:00-4:00 PM Shotgun Tee 4:00-6:00 PM Raw Bar/Dinner Cost per golfer: $175.00 Includes: Golf, Lunch, Raw Bar, Dinner, Open Bar & Prizes

The Jerry Perricone Foundation was established in 2012 as a non-profit corporation to honor the memory of our friend Jerry Perricone. It is the intent of the Foundation to provide funding for local Educational and Athletic Programs. The Foundation will also provide scholarships to local youth who are going to college or a trade school.

September movies at the Secaucus Public Library ree movies for Secaucus’ adult residents are shown at the Secaucus Public Library on most Tuesdays, beginning at 1 pm. This month the library offers, on Sept. 4, “Act of Valor”; Sept. 11, “Battleship”; Sept. 18, “Five Year Engagement”, and Sept. 15, “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”


Family workshop at the Library

r. Zhen Sullivan will host a workshop at the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center on Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. The workshop, “You are the Best Teacher of Your Children,” will bring together local parents and teachers to discuss family involvement in children’s education. The workshop will be held in the Panasonic Room on the library’s second floor. All are invited to join local parents and teachers who will share their views on the importance of family involvement in children’s education. Those taking part in the workshop will share their stories of raising successful children. Featured speakers joining Sullivan in the workshop are Dr. Eleni Arapaki, Mr. Rajat Bhu, Mrs. Lauren Malanka, Mrs. Rita Ting and Mrs. Pavlina Zavorotnyaya. To register for the “You are the Best Teacher of Your Children” workshop, call (201) 330-2083 or email:


Youth Book Clubs at the Library

he Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center will host three book club events throughout September and October. Book Worms for second and third graders will be held on Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. Book Buddies for fourth and fifth graders will be held on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. and Mid-Grade Book Club for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders will be held on Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. Youths interested in participating in these book clubs should register online by accessing the calendar through the library’s Calendar of Events page located through the main website at or by e-mailing Registration for Book Buddies and the Mid-Grade clubs should be done early so books can be requested.


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Jerry’s Cup

Bean is a playful 4 month kitten. He has a bushy tail and loves to be petted. He has a brother named Java who is also up for adoption. He will be neutered when he is old enough.You can meet Bean in his foster home. To adopt Bean, please E-mail HCAL

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$539,900 - Unique 2Bed/2Bath duplex w/extra alcove for office or bedroom. Located on Hoboken’s finest tree lined streets. Home boasts exposed brick, spiral staircase, custom designed closets & oversized private storage in building. MLS#120009299

$529,000 - Charming Cypress Pointe complex is the site of this handsome 2Bed/ 2Bath unit w/universal appeal. A wall of windows, granite counters, H/W floors, c/a/c, crown molding, recessed lighting, w/d, deeded parking, shared courtyard & gym. MLS#120009389

$349,000 - This is an established business for over 50 years. Mixed use gem sitting in uptown Bayonne, plenty of foot & drive traffic. This sale comes w/equipment, business & real estate! 3Bed unit in great condition w/an outdoor deck. MLS#120009648

BAYONNE $299,000 – The Montrachet 2Bed /2Bath condos w/ elegant façade bespeaks the grandeur of the antebellum American South, wonderful enhancements & details, portico entry & parking. MLS#120000782

finishes. Galley kitchen, modern cabinetry, natural light floods, huge windows & luxurious bathroom. Plenty of storage throughout to allow for the open loft feel. MLS#120009133



HOBOKEN $560,000 - One of Hoboken's unique 2 Bedroom units. Circular great room w/8 south facing windows, natural sunlight, great closet space, hwd flrs, c/a/c, w/d in unit. Parking included. Gym in the building and great storage. MLS#120000956

Sun 9/9 1-3PM 727 Monroe St., Unit 202 Hoboken, NJ -2bd 2bth Listed at: $549,000

JACOB-BULL’S FERRY $412,000 - OWNER SAYS SELL!!! Albany 2 Bedroom unit on Southern most row of community!! Great location near park, pool, ferry ful cabinetry, custom backbus and bus to NYC!!!! splash, hwd flrs, c/a, abundant MLS#110009423 closets and high ceilings. SHORT SALE - makes great $439,000 - Fabulous 2Bed/1Bth investment or first home. Albany style home. Totally renovat- MLS#120006594 ed kitchen. Extended breakfast bar, SS appliances, stylish cabinetry & $524,900 - Fabulously appointed Granite. Community features two 1300s/f 2B/2B Condo w/Private pools w/jacuzzis, tot lot, waterfront Terrace & NYC Views! promenade & shuttle to ferry. MLS#120005906 MLS#120001831

$584,900 – Large 2B/2B condo just steps from shopping and transportation! C/A, Hwd flrs, granite & ss appl. Fingerprint enabled dead both at the all the units entrance. Large balcony. MLS#110013250 $709,000 - Exceptional end unit 3Bed/3Bath Fanwood style home $510,000 - Conveniently located flooded w/natural sunlight! H/W & spacious home. 2Bed/2Bath flrs. Fireplace. Cherry cabinets. SS condo boasts high ceilings, hwd appl. Parking for 2cars. Community flrs, ss appliances, granite boasts 2pools w/jacuzzis, tot lot, counters w/an open kitchen, pri- waterfront promenade & shuttle to vate terrace, ample custom clos- ferry. MLS#120005374 et space & deeded parking. Welcome home! $635,000 - Jacobs Ferry Delaware MLS#120007182 style home. 3Bed/3Bath Ideally located on southernmost row of $249,900 - This truly charming 1 community. NYC and park views. Bed condo is the perfect starter Flooded with natural sunlight. home!!!! Conveniently located, Steps to second pool, bus and this fabulous condo provides ferry shuttle. Parking for two carseasy access to PATH, shopping, one in private garage. restaurants & much more! Don't MLS#120006540 miss out on this exceptionally priced home! MLS#120007949 JERSEY CITY $550,000 - Move right into this $362,758 - Great 2 family in the sun drenched 2Bed/2Bath home Western Slope. Wonderful backin luxurious Sky Club. Features yard w/above ground pool. Full SS appliances, w/d, granite unfinished basement w/ laundry countertops, private terrace, area. Tons of storage space & 24/7 drmn, security, elevator, great transportation to NYC and community space, discount Journal Sq. MLS#120002495 parking & gym. MLS#120008534 $244,900 – “Society Hill” Jersey $1,349,000 – 4BR / 2.5Bath City’s best kept secret. A tranBrownstone on Hoboken’s high- quil, gated waterfront communily coveted upper Bloomfield ty. Pool, club house, tennis Street! Fabulous features courts, play area, waterfront exposed brick,2 fireplaces, high promenade, and 24hr security. ceilings, crown molding, dumb- 2BR w/7 custom closets, securiwaiter, over-sized windows, c/a, ty system & 1 car parking. laundry, custom closets & MLS#120005148 charming private yard. MLS#120009061 $75,000 - Renovated Corner

$849,000-rare opportunity to live in one of Jersey City's premier buildings, The Wells Fargo. 21foot ceilings, all designer lighting, built-in wine cooler, beautifully renovated kitchen, 2 year old a/c and hot water heater. MLS#120010081 GUTTENBURG $265,000 - Excellent opportunity for owner occupant w/income or investment property. 159' deep lot w/8 parking spaces & recorded access easement, parking provides $700 income per month, separate utilities fabulous potential. MLS#120001300

HOBOKEN $549,000-Fabulously appointed 1176s/f 2B/2B condo w/deeded parking in Hoboken. 2 Blocks from 9th Street Light Rail. MLS#120010057 Perfectly priced & perfectly located. MLS#120008455 WEST NEW YORK $499,000 - Unique duplex in sought after Hudson Club. Partial NYC & Hudson River views!! Hwd flrs. Granite kitchen w/ss appliances. Floor to ceiling windows. Juliette balcony, One deeded garage spot, Steps to ferry & transportation. MLS#120001931 BELLEVILLE $309,000 - Fabulous Belwood Model w/Corian Counters & Custom Window Treatments! 2007 Community of the Year Award! Private Club House / Community Rm w/ Pool, picturesque Gazebos, & Bocce Ball Court MLS#120002073

$149,900 -Magnificent totally remodeled lg. 1 br unit in the Summit House w/ unobstructed northern views of NYC & the $349,000 – Simply stunning river, California Closet, ss appli, brick 2 family located in histori- granite, hwd flrs & w/d room. $219,000 – Come see this great cal Bergen hill on lovely tree Priced to sell. MLS#120000918 home totally redone! This lined street. New kit/bath, storcharming 3BR 2Bath lovingly age & closets, ample backyard! UNION CITY cared for by one family for many Conveniently located to $239,000 – Welcome to the years with great potential. schools, shopping, transporta- “Hudson View” beautiful over- Modern kit, upgraded baths, tion & parks. MLS#120007541 sized one bedroom w/ granite fenced-in yard, short walk to countertops, ss appliances, hwd everything & very love taxes. $179,000 - The choice is yours! flrs, w/d, indoor deeded parking MLS#120006638 Why rent? Own this beautiful & easy access to public 3Bed/1.5 bath 1 family colonial transportation & NYC. Short sale NORTH BERGEN home at a fraction of the cost to subject to bank approval. $119,900 -Charming 1Bed in rent. LOW TAXES. Beautiful MLS#120004002 convenient "racetrack" location backyard, American dream! NOT a short sale, simply priced $284,000 – 3Bed/2Bath 1400sq.ft is the perfect 1st home! Living & dining room adjoins kitchen, to sell. MLS#120007818 southeast corner condo w/NYC spacious bedroom, tile bath, views from every rm, updated $262,000 - Stunning SOHO-Style heat/ hot water included in mainkitchen & bath. Full service Lofts 1 bed w/soaring 18” ft ceildoorman building w/gym, deli tenance - Why rent? ings - oak kit w/granite counters MLS#120007833 w/breakfast bar, pendant light- and pool. Easy NYC commute ing, ss appliances, step up via bus, rail or train. Welcome $279,000 – Spacious and alcove w/bay windows, architec- Home! MLS#120002620 Beautifully maintained 2Bed/ tural detailing, gym, 24Hr drmn $359,000 - 2Bed condo @ The 2Bath condo w/oversized bal& concierge. MLS#120007756 Thread complex is perfectly pro- cony, pristine kitchen, elevator $349,000 - Spacious & bright 1 portioned and impeccably main- building, laundry room with bed condo in the heart of Jersey tained..SS appliances, caesar- garage parking on quite street City. This exceptional home stone counters, private terrace conveniently located to NY & boasts a fully upgraded kitchen, w/magnificent sweeping views, Metro area buses. Bosch w/d, custom built in book covered parking, health club & MLS#120009535 shelves, exposed brick walls, drman. MLS#120007005 just moments from the Grove PATERSON Street PATH. MLS#120009017 $268,000 - 2Bed loft style unit $309,000 – Fantastic invest$259,000 - Stunning & spacious w/soaring 12’ ceilings lavished ment! Multiple family w/the 2Bedroom w/renovated kitchen, w/custom features including amenities of a single home, ss appliances, lots of closet peninsula kitchen 42” cherry walking distance to everything! space, approximately 1,000 sq ft, w/d, elevator building, pet friend- cabinets, Italian porcelain tiles, Total 6Bedrooms /5Baths & 2BR/1BA is best value in Jersey $482,000- 1Bedroom Unique, City. Features Caesarstone ly, extra storage in the basement custom closets, w/d, video Parking for 3+Cars! & security cameras on premises. intercom, covered parking… MLS#120008923 upscale tri-level Loft w/high end counters, ss sppliances, beautiMLS#120009458

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Reasons why NOW is the great time to SELL... WEEHAWKEN Interest rates are at an ENJOY THIS VIEW EVERYDAY!!! all time low. O units available 3 STUDIO Buyers are back in the game. Banks have money to lend. ALL with BALCONY. Appraisers are becoming $129,900, $149,000, $164,900 more consumer friendly. Choose to save $$$ and INVENTORY IS LOW and upgrade yourself OR select DEMAND IS HIGH !!! the already renovated one, If you are thinking about check out example unit @ SELLING and would like to know the market value of YOUR home, call me today. Did I mention that FORMULA ONE You have nothing to lose RACE will be visible in 2013 from and I have a track record the balcony of your unit ??? for getting homes SOLD !!! Own instead of renting NOW! BARBARA TULKO call BARBARA

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Mixed Use Brick Building Commercial space on 1st floor with full basement. AN AFFORDABLE HOME 2 BEDROOM residential unit ON HISTORIC WILLOW TERRACE above with indiv heat/hot water. 3 bedroom 1-FAMILY RACT brick rowhouse. CONT Busy Business District. R E Convenient midtown location UND Municipal Parking Lot NY busses at corner directly across the street !!! $550,000 contact CAROLYN Central air in the store/office ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Small rear yard WEEHAWKEN Owner Retiring and has slashed the asking price Adorable, Affordable, RENOVATED $ 289,000 Spotless1 BEDROOM ACT Great modern bathroom/kitchen ONTR Ask about 10% down financing C R E D for dining, Room UN great closet space, high ceilings. Low maintenance & taxes



available for qualified Owner OCCUPANT call CAROLYN

JERSEY CITY: Grove St. Ground floor studio, renovated, C/A/C, Fios Ready. No Smoking, private entrance. $675/mo includes utilities. 201-798-4805

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WEEHAWKEN 2-FAMILY (brick) with GARAGE 1st & 2nd floor DUPLEX 3 or 4 BR / 2 BTH Deck & Balcony 3 BR rental unit Individual Heat/Hot Water Updated baths Replacement Windows. Roof redone in last few years... GREAT owner occupied or INVESTMENT property.


NORTH BERGEN UPPER Newly Renov No Fee 1 BR.......................$1,025 2 BR.......................$1,350

JERSEY CITY 6 ROOM APT.Corner of Neptune & Garfield Avenues. $1,100P/M. Also, 3RM for $800/mo. H/HW incl. Across from middle school and busstop. 201-451-6238.

$550,000 contact BARBARA before it's GONE !!!


JERSEY CITY HEIGHTS: 3BR, LR, DR, deck. No Pets. Available 9/30. H/HW included. $1550/mo+ 1.5/mo security. Call Joe 201-566-6145


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BRIGHT STUDIO East facing sunny terrace off living area is large enough to entertain or just relax. High ceilings. Hwf. Low taxes. $190,000 BRIGHT LOFTY HOME! Heart of downtown. 5th flr home in elev bldg. Spacious living space at lofted BR. W/D, granite & ss appls. $240,000 CHARMING 1BR/1BA 2nd flr walk up, high ceilings, hwf, natural light, eik. Bldg offers laundry rm & h/hw incl in low maint. $329,000 LOVELY 1BR W/ GREAT LAYOUT! Located near NYC trans. Features granite, ss appls, built in AC units, dining area & lrg wic. Well maintained pet friendly bldg w common laundry rm & landscaped yard. $329,000 1.5BR NEWLY RENOVATED HWF throughout, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances.Don't miss out! $339,000 SPACIOUS SUN-FILLED 1BR 14th flr of The Skyline. Updated ktch, south facing priv balcony w/ partial river views. Bldg incl valet prkg, shuttle to PATH, gym & common laundry on each floor. $359,900 WHY RENT? Best opportunity for a starter home. Gut Renov in '06. This home has it all! BR w/ semi enclosed LARGE priv terrace.C/A/C/H, Upgrades Galore, W/D & Common Storage in Bsmt. $389,000 SPACIOUS & RENOVATED 1BR 450sqft of exclusive outdoor garden & patio space w/ addt'l outdoor storage shed. Open flrpln, ss. W/D. $409,000 PH W/ 250 SQFT TERRACE W/ NYC VIEWS Gourmet ktch, granite cntrs, dedicated DR w/ sky light, Master B/R w/ his/hers closets, lrg LR w/ sliding door to deck, elev, common yard, full sized prkg. $599,900 AMAZING 1 OF A KIND HOME! Private elev opens to over 1,548sqft of luxury living. Ktch w/ GE profile SS Appls. W/D & wine frig. marble/travertine tiles, granite cntrs, brkfst bar. 25x 10 Priv Deck $715,000 THE WESTFIELD - MODERN 3BR/3BA Top floor home, rec'd lghtng, surround sound system & pre-wired for high speed internet, w/d. Open ktch w/ granite & brkfst bar. 1garage prkg incl. $730,000 THE W State of the art condo, kitchen with highest grade appliancess. Fully equipped media center. The W offers every amenity imaginable to its residents. Welcome to a World Class Lifestyle! $949,000 For more info on our listings please visit

GORGEOUS 3BR/2.5BA PH 1900SQ.FT. home with unobstructed NYC views from every room. Huge walk-in pantry, S.S., 3 wic's & much more. Steel & concrete elevator bldg w/ deeded prkg & backyard . $1,045,000


LOCATE YOUR BUSINESS Dining for 35 people & endless delivery options, outdoor seating, ktch equipment, tables/chairs/coolers incl. $90,000 TREE-LINED NEIGHBORHOOD One family with a bonus apartment garden level. A must see. Wont last. Solid brick building. $115,000 RARE FIND Spacious LR/DR. Lovely terrace. Near trans. Onsite prkg & elev, convenient location. Beautiful southern exposure!!! $115,000 HUGE STUDIO IN HIGHRISE Great views from lrg balcony! Amenities galore! Onsite prkg & gym for a fee, easy commute to NY/HOB. $115,000 CUTE CORNER CONDO UNIT East facing w/ picture window. Excellent starter home, a block from county park & all forms of public trans. $130,000 WELCOME TO THIS TOP FLOOR HOME 1BR home in elev bldg, hwf & nice layout. Laundry rm in bldg. Enjoy trans at your doorstep. $132,000 ONE FAMILY DETACHED 50X100 lot. Big bckyd, 3+ parking. Why pay rent when you can own. Wont last. A MUST SEE. $160,000 RECENTLY RENOV STUDIO Full ktch w/SS appls & extra-long granite top island. Fantastic lighting, and great closet space $165,000 BRIGHT & QUIET TOP FLOOR CONDO Ample closet space, rec'd ltg, reno. BA & all new windows, view of NYC from BR. Storage & laundry on site, plus common patio w/grill. Fantastic investment property! $175,000 LIVE ON THE PARK! CHARMING 1BR NYC views, HWF, orig moldings, laundry in bldg, modern eik, great closet/storage space, super on-site. $177,000 MUST SEE! RIVERVIEW TERRACE CONDOS! 2BR offers 850sq. ft., elev bldg. Laundry rm & gym. Near everything. $185,000 BEAUTIFUL HOME W/ PANORAMIC NYC VIEWS Oversized balcony, high ceilings, great closet space & NYC trans at your steps. $195,000 MANY AMENITIES ABOUND! starter home overlooking the Hudson River waterfront. 3rd floor sun-drenched home w/ ter & panoramic views. lots of closets & ss appl. $210,000

OVERSIZED 1BR Spacious LR & DR. WIC. Ktch w/custom European cabinets. HWF & crown molding + 160sq.ft. ter w/ NYC views. $224,900 GORGEOUS 2BR/2BA Luxury unit w/ granite cntrs & brkfst bar, lrg living area w/ over-sized windows W/D on each floor & 1 prkg space. $255,000 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!!! 3 condo units for sale. Jersey City Journal Square. Dont miss this opportunity. $290,000 BEAUTIFUL BRICK ROW HOUSE Home w/ wood burning f/p w/ over looking Hamilton Park. Lrg master BR w/ wic, Jacuzzi. High tin ceilings, HWF, bright unit, 3 priv storage areas, free W/D, common crtyd. $366,000 BEAUTIFUL N.E CORNER UNIT Renovated w/ open flrpln, balcony w/ fabulous NY views, upscale ktch, new flrs, ready to move in! $389,900 CHARMING COLONIAL First floor offers L/R, D/R, ktch, heated enclosed porch & half BA. 2nd flr offers 3brs & renov full BA. The bsmt is semi-finished. Two zone cac. Landscaped bkyd w/ sprinkle system. $399,900 TURN-KEY 3 FAM INVESTMENT PROPERTY All units have renov ktchs & Bas, new flooring, w/d in each apt, great yard! $489,000 WELCOME TO HUDSON POINTE Luxury full service bldg on the Hudson River Waterfront. Italian porcelain tiles, viking appls, & granite. Priv patio from LR & master BR. 2 car garage, drmn, pool, gym! $550,000 ESSEX TOWNHOUSE IN WATERFRONT COMMUNITY SS, granite & beautiful tile flrs. 4BR/4.5BA! Empire Bldg views from top flr. $694,900 NEW TO MARKET! IMPRESSIVE 2131 SQFT DUPLEX 2BR/2.5BA, lrg open ktch w/ cabinets, granite, glass backsplash, SS & pantry. Garage prkg, gas f/p, patio & grass yard w/ views of NYC & much more! $699,000 HENLEY ON THE HUDSON 1457SQFT 2br/3ba + huge priv outdoor terrace. Custom marble foyer, wall surfaces, tray-ceilings, & dark wood floors. Classic white chefs kit w/ glass bksplsh & Viking appls. $785,000 TRUE 3BR/3BA HOME Quality construction & stunning finishes galore. Formal LR & DR w/bonus room, detailed tray ceilings, chefs kit w/ granite & Viking appls, W/D, CAC, & garage prkg. $839,000 REAL PROPERTY FOR SALE - BLDG & LAND Rare find, 172x45 building and lot for sale. Perfect for any type of business. A must see! No restrictions on this land. $1,190,000

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135 APT/CONDO/ CO-OP FOR RENT NORTH BERGEN 2BR, Kit, Liv, D/R, H/HW incl. Newer bath, 1stflr. School/shopping/ trans. Move-in cond. 1½mo. sec. Now-10/1. 201-869-5148.

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The Dana Christmas Scholarship for Heroism Dear Editor: The PSEG Foundation and the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) are pleased to announce the availability of the 2012 application for the Dana Christmas Scholarship for Heroism. The Dana Christmas Scholarship for Heroism was established to honor the Seton Hall University student who is credited with saving lives and helping many students avoid serious injury during the tragic dormitory fire on January 19, 2001.Christmas, who was a resident advisor in the Boland Hall dormitory, passed up multiple opportunities to leave the burning building in order to help evacuate her fellow students. It was her selfless efforts that prompted the Legislature to create this scholarship program, funded in its entirety by the PSEG Foundation, to recognize individuals who perform exceptional acts of heroism. Up to five young New Jersey residents will receive a one-time award of up to $10,000 towards college costs. To be considered for the scholarship, nomi-

from page 11 and Eydie Shapiro, (201)340-2238, meets every first Monday at 4:00 p.m. 24-hour helpline, 1800-272-3900, or visit Secaucus Senior Shopr ite Food Shuttle runs Monday thru Thursday. Every Wednesday 9 a.m., runs to Walmart and Mill Creek Mall, reservations required for all shopping trips: (201) 865-4422.

nees must be New Jersey residents both at the time of the act of heroism and upon application. They must have been 21 years of age or younger at the time of the heroic act, a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and registered with the Selective Service (if required). If you know of an individual who meets these qualifications, s/he should complete an application and submit it to HESAA with at least one supporting nomination no later than October 15, 2012. The application and nomination form are available at HESAA’s website at hipsDetails.aspx - click the “Dana Christmas Scholarship for Heroism” link. Applications will be reviewed and up to 5 finalists selected by members of the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority Board. Recipients will be notified in writing of their selection. Sincerely, Sheila Rostiac, President PSEG Foundation Gabrielle Charette, Esq. Executive Director, HESAA

Books purchased by the Secaucus library in individuals’ names are living tributes. A bookplate is inserted inside the front cover so each patron that checks out that book will see it was donated in someone’s name. For more information on how to donate books in an individual’s name, contact (201) 330-2083 or Autism Suppor t Group will meet at the Bayonne

Jewish Community Center, 1050 Kennedy Boulevard, Bayonne on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Give and receive support from other parents experiencing the same struggles.

tive activities, special events, field trips & workshops to support families facing difficult situations. We encourage youths ages 13 to 21 to join us. Please contact La-Trenda Rossat (201) 915-5140 x 15.

The Family Suppor t Organization Youth Par tnership meets Mondays & Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:30p.m. Open Enrollment- Free Membership. Offering a variety of fun and interac-

Beacon Society Inc. has a support group for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Monday evenings at 6:30-8 p.m. except major holidays. At the corner of 6th and Garden Street in the com-

Between the lines Healy’s campaign wakes up Waiting for the reelection campaign of Jersey City Mayor J er ramiah Healy to get started has been like watching paint dry. You knew sooner or later it would happen, but it has taken so long that you wondered if he was actually running for office at all. So last week Healy finally kicked off his campaign… by going to Charlotte, N.C. Actually, Healy hooking up to the reelection hopes of President Bar ack Obama does make a lot of sense, but not because Healy was one of the first New Jersey political figures to endorse Obama in the 2008 primary. Many of the key fundraisers Healy will have to romance at the League of Municipalities convention in Atlantic City two weeks after the presidential election will be looking back at the Jersey City turnout and assessing whether the Healy political machine delivered the votes for Obama. (The Jersey City election will be held in May, 2013). While Healy is well behind Councilman Steve Fulop in raising funds, you can bet that if Healy gets his voters out, the money – always in search of the likely winner – will pour in. Fulop currently has an estimated $500,000 head start, but some political observers believe the mayoral contest will require a winning candidate to come up with about $2 million – a ludicrous figure when you consider the relatively low salary public offi-

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cials make these days, but not when you consider the potential ways a donor can collect on a quid pro quo. While Fulop’s political machine has been hard at work over the last few years, Healy’s has been largely invisible. Can Healy get out the vote? He can, if he hooks up with State Sen. Sandr a Cunningham and the Hudson County Democratic Organization. Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith, who serves as the chairman of the HCDO, has already endorsed Healy, as have County Executive Tom DeGise and Jersey City Democratic Chairman Jeff Dublin, Assemblyman Sean Connor s and Assemblyman J ason O’Donnell. Equally curious is Fulop’s lack of a candidate in Ward F’s special election in November. He unveiled a partial ticket last May, and has largely been silent since. By not having a candidate in the special election, Fulop basically gives Healy’s choice, Councilwoman Michele Massey, a free ride, and another six months as the Ward F incumbent before Fulop finally does produce a candidate to run there in the regular election in May.

West New York issues

Joe Rodriguez, husband of West New York Commissioner Car idad Rodr iguez, has to be the weariest man alive, up at 3 a.m. to work his full time job in Weehawken’s Department of

munity church of Hoboken, rear entrance. Each meeting is facilitated by a professional, and light refreshments are served. Limited parking is available at rear of building. Contact Karen at (201) 200-0911. Donations are greatly appreciated. Send correspondence to Beacon Society Inc. 606 Garden St., Hoboken.

Public Works, before rushing over to West New York where he works his new second fulltime job in the DPW. The problem is, Car idad voted for him on Sept. 4 to become the city’s recycling coordinator, which seems to be something of a conflict of interest. As commissioner, she is giving him a job from which she derives a financial benefit. With two full time jobs and part time work, he may not find much time to do anything else but work, running back and forth between Weehawken and West New York like a chicken with his head cut off. He better hope he doesn’t get caught in a traffic jam. West New York’s commissioners are apparently struggling with hiring issues, but also department boundaries issues. Under their form of government, each commissioner is responsible for staffing his or her own department – such as parks and recreation, public works and so forth. And yet, Commissioner Count Wiley complained this week that the other commissioners have invaded his turf, and worse, have not hired the staff he needs to make up for people retiring or leaving for other reasons. He considers the matter serious enough to consider taking it to Superior Court, which he said he is in the process of doing. “I’ve consulted an attorney who is drawing up the paperwork,” he said. Wiley was particularly upset when he came to the commissioners meeting to find that the commissioners were poised to hire a number of people, none of them in the parks and recreation department. “They wanted to hire 10 EMTs, saying they were trying to cut down on overtime,” he said. “But that’s the reason I need to hire some peo-


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Bueckner still has Gonnelli’s support

Although touched on in last week’s column, Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli has affirmed his support for 2nd Ward Councilman J ohn Bueckner , saying that Bueckner is not being forced off next year’s ticket. “John has until next June to make up his mind whether he wants to run again or not,” Gonnelli said. “If he does, then he has my support. I want him to run, but that’s his choice.” Bueckner, who is 74, was one of the founders of the Secaucus Independence Alliance in the early 1990s, has become the godfather of the Take Back Secaucus movement of the current era. “John is my mentor,” Gonnelli said. “He supported me when I first ran for council and I’ll support him if he decides to run. But he hasn’t made up his mind yet. If he decides not to run, it will be very difficult to replace him. I’m encouraging him to stay and run with us.”

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