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New second-incommand John Cerny sworn in as Secaucus deputy police chief By Adriana Rambay Fernández Reporter Staff Writer

n a room filled with his fellow police officers, friends, and family, Lt. John J. Cerny was sworn in as deputy chief by the Secaucus mayor and Town Council, making him second-in-command in the Police Department. “I hope to make an impact as we work together as a team to protect and serve the town of Secaucus,” said Cerny during the council meeting on Oct. 9 as he took a moment to address his fellow police officers. “No matter what your rank is you will play an important role at this Police Department.” He added that he would always be fair and “promise not to forget where I came from.” He also took a moment to thank Mayor Michael Gonnelli, the Town Council, his family and friends. “Thank you for your support, understanding, and kindness not only with my police career but with raising a family together,” said Cerny to his wife Laurie who stood at his side along with their three children as he took his oath. He took a moment to address them as well. “To my children Jill, Carolyn, and Jake…I thank you for your understanding especially


when I have to miss a chorus concert, a soccer game or family event because of my work schedule. Even in those absences I’ll always be there for you.” For one family member, in particular, it was a special moment – one not to be missed despite a major injury. Cerny’s father John, who wore a neck brace, was escorted up to the front to watch the swearing in. It was his first day out of rehabilitation in recovering from surgery after suffering two broken vertebrae in his neck. “Thanks for staying strong, hanging in there and I am grateful that you are here tonight,” Cerny told his father. Police officers lined up the center aisle in the council room to congratulate Cerny one-by-one following the ceremony.

Dedication to Secaucus “I care about this town. I care about this Police Department. I won’t let you down,” said Cerny. “Chief Corcoran, you will have my continued integrity.” Cerny, 49, will earn $155,686 as second-incommand to Chief Dennis Corcoran in the police department. He steps in to a role left vacant after Stanley Rosanski – who had served in that position since 2006 – retired last year.

NEW DEPUTY CHIEF – John Cerny is sworn in as the new deputy chief of the Secaucus Police Department on Oct. 9. A lifelong resident and graduate of Secaucus High School, Cerny has been a police officer since 1988 and worked his way up the ranks, most recently serving as lieutenant of the Patrol and Records Division, a role he has held since 2006. He earned a master’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Administrative Science with a concentration in computer forensic security and global terrorism and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Thomas Edison State College. He has also received a number of graduate certificates in subjects such as cellular tele-

phone forensics and electronic eavesdropping and wiretap detection, and developing online learning programs. He is currently enrolled in a senior management leadership program for police executives at Northwestern University. “I can’t think of a better person to fill [this position] than John,” said Mayor Gonnelli. “I think you are going to do a wonderful job. I know you are not going to let us down.”

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Dinner and dancing for a cause SPECIAL EVENING – Mayor Michael Gonnelli (third from left) next to Roseann, Ava, and Charles Krajewski, Councilwoman Susan Pirro (fourth from right), Debra Stone from Hartz Mountain Industries (far right) and representatives from Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital gather with Secaucus children who have been treated at the children’s hospital.

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he second annual Secaucus Community Ball on Oct. 6 drew more than 500 people who gathered for an evening of dinner and dancing to benefit Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center. The event, which was sponsored by the town, Hartz Mountain Industries, and the K&S Social and Athletic Club, helped raise money through ticket sales, individual and corporate donations, a silent auction, and raffles. Prizes won during the evening included a flat screen television; two-night stays at New York and local hotels; an

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Hundreds come out for local community ball outdoor grill; and $500 gift certificates to local shopping venues, among others. “This event brings people together in a nonpolitical atmosphere all for a great cause,” said Mayor Michael Gonnelli. Local officials, residents, friends, and family came out to La Quinta Inn for a special evening to celebrate the community and show support for the nearby hospital that treats a number of children from Secaucus. The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital was recognized as one of the top 25 children’s hospitals in the country in

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CALENDAR WEEK Th e Seca u cu s Repor ter 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.

American Dream developers debate traffic numbers with Giants/Jets uring a hearing before the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) committee at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Wednesday, the Giants and Jets and the developers of the Meadowlands American Dream project (the proposed entertainment/shopping complex off Route 3) debated traffic projections for the area based on plans by the developer to add an amusement and water park, according to news reports. The hearing precedes a vote by the NJSEA board on the American Dream plan, which could come later this month, according to The Record. Developers of the $3.7 billion American Dream project, formerly Xanadu, have proposed expansion plans to add indoor water and amusement parks. The groups debated how much traffic the additional attractions would generate on Sundays during football games. According to The Record, each described the other side’s scenario as “absurd.” “Sixty-three additional cars — really?” Giants coowner John Mara is quoted as asking the developer who projected the added attractions would generate 63 additional cars from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. when fans typically leave a Sunday football game. “Do you really believe that? Use your common sense.” The NFL teams anticipate that 7,700 additional cars will be added to the traffic mix during that time. The professional sports teams sued the developer in June to prevent the developer Triple Five from reviving the project, which has been stalled since 2009 due to financial woes. The lawsuit said Triple Five


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AWARDS – Mayor Michael Gonnelli, Hackensack Riverkeeper Captain Bill Sheehan, and Councilman Gary Jeffas on Oct. 4 during the Riverkeeper’s Annual Awards Dinner & Sustainable SeafoodFest that celebrated 15 years. Gonnelli received a public service award. See briefs for more information. Photo Credit: Sean Rhinehart/Teaneck Camera Club. did not receive their consent to expand the project, and also cited traffic impacts. A Superior Court Judge in August dismissed the lawsuit, stating it was premature but that the teams can go back to court once the NJSEA approval process is complete. Meanwhile, during a gathering of union members in Perth Amboy on Oct. 3, Gov. Chris Christie spoke out against the owners of the New York Giants and Jets for standing in the way of the American Dream project. “I will not put up with billionaire team owners for the Jets and Giants standing in the way of building the American Dream and stopping you guys from working,” said Christie to Ironworkers Local No. 373 in a town hall style meeting, according to

Councilman McKeever joins Pascrell for 14th Annual Veterans Resource Fair

Sa in t Pet er ’s P r ep a r a t or y Sch ool will be holding its 2012 Fa ll O p en H ou se on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the school’s campus in historic downtown Jersey City. Faculty and staff as well as coaches, students and parents, will answer questions. More info, call (201) 547-6389.

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.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-8th Dist.), a veteran of the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, was joined on Oct. 4 by special guest Lt. Col. (ret) Joseph

Fr ee m ovies for Seca u cu s’ a d u lt r esid en t s are shown at the Secaucus Public Library on most Tuesdays, beginning at 1 p.m. The movies are shown on a large screen television in

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“The Nature of the Meadowlands” New book chronicles area’s history of transformation By Adriana Rambay Fernández

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he Meadowlands has often been cast in a negative light haunted by its history of dumping, but the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission hopes to change that perception with the release of its latest coffee table book, “The Nature of the Meadowlands.” The NJMC on Oct. 15 hosts a special book talk and signing by author Jim Wright of the NJMC and Gov. Thomas H. Kean, who wrote the book’s foreword. The public signing and talk is from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center in nearby Lyndhurst, N.J. At the talk and signing, Gov. Kean, who played an instrumental role in the creation of the NJMC, will speak about the environmental recovery chronicled in “The Nature of the


Wright, 62, serves as a communications officer at NJMC, produces their nature blog, and leads nature walks throughout the Meadowlands. He has previously authored three coffee table books that include: “Jungle of the Maya,” “Hawk Mountain,” and “In the Presence of Nature.” “In the Meadowlands you are in the middle of nowhere [and] in the middle of everywhere,” noted Wright last week. He said that when he thinks about writing coffee table books, he considers places that are amazing for one reason or another. He noted that the transformation of the Meadowlands from dumping ground to a thriving environment has been rather astonishing. The Meadowlands District spans 30.4 square-miles spread out through 14 towns in

“One of the great things about nature is if you give it a chance to recover it does do well.” – Jim Wright Meadowlands” and Wright will give a slide show talk highlighting its striking photography. “One of the purposes of the book is not just to show people who live in the region how amazing it is but to spread the word outside the area,” said Wright. The 128-page book depicts the natural beauty found in the area through its gorgeous images of birds, insects, and wildlife, which Wright hopes will help pull people in and pique their interest to learn more and read about the area’s history. “It is really a lot of fun to read,” said Wright. “You will learn things you never knew existed in the Meadowlands.”

Bergen and Hudson Counties. A growing number of naturalists in recent years have been attracted to the beauty of the marshes and wetlands and the scenic landscape juxtaposed against bridges, highways, and the New York Skyline in the distance. The area is often referred to as a hidden jewel since many people just drive-by and often hold onto the misperception that the area is an industrial wasteland. “[People] just have to show this book and defy all the stereotypes,” said Wright. In the book Wright describes a thriving environment that is home to more than 25 species of mammals, more than 50 species of fish, more than 400 plant species, more than two dozen kinds of butterflies, and 78 species of bees. He writes that over 280 species of birds spend time in the Meadowlands.

AUTHOR – Jim Wright, a communications officer for the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, wrote “The Nature of the Meadowlands,” about the environmental restoration of the Meadowlands area. Wright has cultivated a passion for nature purely through his close connection and observations. He lived near a hawk watch in Warwick, N.Y. and currently resides next to a celery farm in Allendale. “I was living next to wetlands, next to a marsh [and] I noticed how amazing marshes are and how they are so wonderful for wildlife.” When he first set foot in the Meadowlands he said, “I feel like I am in the Everglades.” Wright and his wife began exploring the area about eight years ago when they would take kayaks out on the

Hackensack River and paddle over to Berry’s Creek. “Birds that were given up for lost are here and thriving again,” said Wright. “We have gone from one nesting pair of osprey to six.”

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Bucco of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, as well as Secaucus Councilmember and Vietnam veteran William McKeever, veterans from throughout northern New Jersey, and various service providers for the Congressman’s 14th Annual Veterans Resource Fair. It took place at the Haledon Boys and Girls Club. Various government agencies were on hand, including the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (VA). VA Medical staff were also on hand to take blood pressure readings and give flu shots free of charge. McKeever expressed the importance of holding events like this for veterans. “Our primary concern is our older veterans,” said McKeever. “It’s critical that we make veterans aware of the benefits they are entitled to, including transportation to VA facilities.” “When I first arrived in Washington, I made it a priority to enact legislation that would require the VA to inform all veterans of the benefits they earned,” said Pascrell, who authored the Veterans Right to Know Act which was signed into law in 2001. “During my 15 years in Congress, I have fought to ensure that veterans in Northern New Jersey and throughout the nation receive the benefits they were promised and deserve.”

Gonnelli, Panasonic receive awards from Hackensack Riverkeeper; Organization celebrates 15 years ayor Michael Gonnelli and Panasonic Corporation of North America on Oct. 4 were honored by the nonprofit Hackensack Riverkeeper organization at its Annual Awards Dinner & Sustainable SeafoodFest held in Hasbrouck Heights. Over 200 people joined Captain Bill Sheehan and crew to celebrate 15 years’ worth of achievements, honor the work of friends, and recommit to making the Hackensack River a “fishable and swimmable” river, as the Clean Water Act says it should be, according to a press statement. “During the course of the year I may receive the lion’s share of media attention but tonight is about people like Mike and the folks at Panasonic who give the extra efforts to help us in our mission,” said Sheehan. “I didn’t build Hackensack Riverkeeper alone, and it doesn’t stand alone. It stands and succeeds because they – like so many others – stand with us.” Each year’s event singles out and honors individuals and institutions that have assisted Hackensack Riverkeeper in its mission to protect, preserve and restore the Hackensack River. Gonnelli received the “Excellence in Public Service Award,” in recognition for his many years of public service including his longstanding support of wetlands and open space protection, especially Mill Creek Point Park.


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VISIT TO 9/11 MEMORIAL – Secaucus senior John Mason stands next to the name of his nephew, John Joseph Lennon Jr, a Port Authority police officer who perished during the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. A group of seniors on Oct. 2 visited the memorial at Ground Zero in New York City. Panasonic Corporation of North America received the “Corporate Environmental Stewardship Award” for its role as an environmentally responsible corporate citizen, both globally and locally, including longstanding participation in Riverkeeper’s Corporate River Stewardship Program. In addition to sending hundreds of employee volunteers to river cleanups, the company is currently moving out of Secaucus and building a new, LEED-certified corporate headquarters in Newark. Founded in 1997 by Captain Bill Sheehan, Hackensack Riverkeeper is the leading environmental organization working on Hackensack River issues. It is the independent voice of the river and the citizen steward of its 210 square-mile watershed. Hackensack Riverkeeper is a founding member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international association of over 200 clean water advocates.

Learning about how to grow a business ergen and Hudson County Rotary Clubs will host a Meadowlands Business Symposium at La Reggia in Secaucus on Oct. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guest speaker Bette Spinelli, executive director for the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation, will highlight initiatives to assist small businesses; Jim Kirkos, president and CEO of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber, will outline business opportunities for upcoming major events and Super Bowl 2014; Jeffrey Alper of Strategic Employee Benefit Services will address how future changes in health insurance will affect your business; Rotary District Governor Bonnie Sirower will highlight the community service nature of Rotary and why Bergen and Hudson County business leaders are active members. Buffet Luncheon costs $25. To register contact: Secaucus Rotary member Diane Rich at: (201) 8672287.


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MAYOR MA YOR By The Honorab Honorable ble Mayor Ma ayor Mic Michael M hael Gonnelli

Secaucus is a leader in Green Initiatives Every day, we hear catch phrases like, reduce your carbon footprint, preserve mother earth, go green and environmental sustainability. But until you take it to task and become environmentally pro-active, will it make a difference. Going green is our plan for good government. From the simplest task of banning vehicle idling and broadening the recycling program, to more complex projects such as installing solar panels, acquiring hybrid vehicles, and most recently up-scaling fallen trees into useable products, we are committed to protecting our land and maintaining a healthy quality of life for generations to come. As a recipient of the New Jersey Clean Energy and Sustainable New Jersey programs, we were able to make

from page 2 the second floor Panasonic Room. Light refreshments are served. The movies for October are: Oct. 16, “Let Me In,” an R-rated horror film starring Chloe Grace Moretz, KodiSmit-McPhee, Richard Jenkins and Elias Koteas, 116 minutes; October 23, “People Like Us,” a PG-13 rated drama starring Chris

Pine and Elizabeth Banks, 113 minutes, and October 30, “The Raven,” a R-rated thriller starring John Cusack and Kevin McNally, 111 minutes.

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upgrades to public buildings including replacing boilers, switches, thermostats, light fixtures, and sensors. The grants also allowed our Shade Tree committee to expand the municipal tree planting and maintenance program. We all know healthy trees contribute to clean air and more shade, which reduces energy use. However, the town has recently partnered with Citilogs, so that unhealthy and fallen municipal trees will be recycled and up-scaled into furniture or other custom pieces. Our local schools, restaurants, and public buildings are now finding alternatives to using foam cups and plates since our ban on Styrofoam was banned in town last year. Styrofoam floats on water and because it breaks down into small pieces, and gets into our water system affecting marine life. Hydraulic fracturing is another abrasive process that uses hazardous materials for natural gas during drilling. There is no good use for this ‘fracking’ process and will not be an allowed practice here. Petroleum and diesel fuel are two of the most common offenders to the environment. Idling has long been common practice for vehiclesincluding trucks at rest during long hauls, or making deliveries to local businesses. We have adopted ordinance to ban the hazardous habit that gets you nowhere, wastes fuel, and emits toxins into the environment. So, the next time you find yourself idling on a local street talking to a friend or waiting to pick someone up, consider turning the motor off. You have a lot to save, including the ever rising cost of a gallon of gasoline. You may have noticed we have been replacing old municipal vehicles with energy efficient hybrids, that produces fewer emissions and uses less gas than traditional vehicles. The hybrids arecurrently being used in our traffic patrol, OEM, and other municipal departments. With one natural gas vehicle in

at Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael and on Weds. O ct . 24 at United Synagogue of Hoboken. Classes will be on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Learning basic Hebrew reading is part of the course. Classes will be taught by Rabbi David Nesson in Morristown and Rabbi Robert Scheinberg in Hoboken. The course is oriented towards a wide

variety of individuals, including potential Jews by Choice and their spouses/significant others, non-Jews raising Jewish children, and born Jews who wish to learn more about their heritage. For additional info. contact the Program Administrator, Ellen Nesson at (973) 285-9772 or or

our fleet, we are in the process of installing a natural filling station for future use of these vehicles. The endless benefits of solar panels such as renewability and having no negative impact on the environment, makes it a good choice. Solar panels are now on public buildings including schools, DPW and municipal parking lots. An extra bonus to solar panels is the noticeable savings on utility bills. This initiative has been funded through the NJ Meadowlands Commission and Hudson County. Earlier this year the town participated in the Hudson County Cooperative Purchasing System to publicly bid on a joint electricity purchase to reduce the electric rate and consumption through alternative green methods. The initiative was astonishingly successful and generated a 32 percent rate reduction. Our community has always maintained a strong relationship with agencies including the Hackensack Riverkeeper, and NJMC. Surrounded by water, the Hackensack River has many protected estuaries, that are home to protected wildlife. These agencies as well as local groups like Ernst and Young, Boy and Girl Scout Troops contribute to the ecosystem through river and wooded parks clean-ups and Project Pride. The town collects a small parking fee per vehicle at Dinosaur Field Station at Laurel Hill to be used toward our many local environmental programs. All of our parks have undergone full upgrades with water and safety features as well as green landscaping. Even the smallest initiatives such as changing indoor lighting have a big impact on reducing reliance on inefficient and hazardous products such as fossil fuel. We need to always think about future generations and the kind of planet we are leaving for them to use. The less energy we use, the less negative impact we have on the environment.

upcoming H osp ice Tr a in in g C ou r se is having a volu n t eer t r a in in g p r ogr a m -at the Hudson Hospice Office, 93 Clerk St. Jersey City on Tuesday mornings 10amnoon or Tuesday evenings 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. The classes began Sept. 11 and end Oct. 30. For more info. call Sister Carol at (201) 433-6225.

ongoing M u lt ip le Scler osis Self H elp G r ou p M eet in gs are held the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Secaucus Public Library. Secaucus library continues t wo b ook clu b s for ch ild r en starting in March of this year.

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T h ir d -Tu esd ay-of-t h eM on t h Bir d Wa lk wit h t h e NJ M C a n d BC AS. 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.

Seca u cu s Sen ior Sh op r it e Food Sh u t t le 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.

Alzh eim er ’s Associa t ion Su p p or t G r ou p s: Jersey City Medical Center, 355 Grand Street, Jersey City, Rachel Bogom and Lisa Nathari, (201)9152041, meets every third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Also, Secaucus Library, 1379 Paterson Plank Rd., Secaucus, Louise Munsch and Eydie Shapiro, (201)340-2238, meets every first Monday at 4:00 p.m. 24hour helpline, 1-800-

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 d on a t e b ook s in a n in d ivid u a l’s n a m e, contact (201) 330-2083 or

OFFICIAL NIGHT OUT – Assemblywoman Angelica M. Jimenez stands next to Councilman Robert Costantino during the Secaucus Community Ball held on Oct. 6.

CELEBRATING – Rick Arango from Remington, Vernick and Arango Engineers and his wife Jeanine connect with Kelley and Kevin O’Connor, Supervisor of the Secaucus Department of Public Works.

BENEFIT – Secaucus Councilman Robert Costantino (right) stands next to Congressman Bill Pascrell (middle) who stopped by the Secaucus Community Ball at La Quinta Inn. K&S SOCIAL CLUB – K&S Social and Athletic Club members John Gerbasio, School board trustee Joe Lewis, Jim Halpin and Board of Adjustment Commissioner Joe Preinfalk gather during the community ball. The K&S Club was an official sponsor of the event.


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2001 and 2003 and as the top-ranked children’s hospital in New Jersey by “Child” magazine. Last year the mayor and council sought to have a nonpartisan community ball to support a worthy cause. The first event raised $40,000 for Tomorrows Children’s Fund (TCF), a nonprofit organization founded by parents of children with cancer and blood

disorders, which is affiliated with the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. Three-year-old Ave Rose Krajewski of Secaucus, who has been treated at the hospital for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, was present at this year’s community fundraiser, along with a number of other children.

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COMMUNITY – Debra Stone from Hartz Mountain Industries, Jeanine Arango, and Kelley O’Connor mingle during the local community ball.

tevens Cooperative School is commemorating National Bullying Prevention Month with educational discussions for parents and the larger community, as well as sponsorship of Stevens “Night at the Theater.� The theater event, on Oct. 21, invites parents to see Mile Square Theatre’s provocative new play, God of Carnage, and participate afterwards in a talkback with Interim Head of School, David Penberg, PhD. The drama in God of Carnage revolves around two couples’ attempts to resolve a bullying incident between their children. On October 3, the school hosted a Teaching and Learning Dialogue for parents of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, with Penberg, school principal Tawana Clarrett, school therapist Sarah Vollmann and Director of Auxiliary Services, Karena King. Penberg noted that Stevens, while not having a bullying “problem,� is launching initiatives to ensure that the school remains a safe space for all of its students, which include: Forming a citizenship council that will examine models for community building, conflict resolution and social and emotional learning Launching a curriculum-wide focus that will identify and celebrate virtuous behavior Promoting policies that identify the consequences of egregious behavior in which the wellbeing and the safety of children is at risk Penberg noted that as a progressive school, Stevens is particularly attuned to the opportunity for growth through normal human conflict. You can learn more about Stevens Cooperative School at Applications are now being accepted for the 2012-2013 school year for children age two through 8th grade.


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he Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of NJ, Inc. (HBCSF) awarded $40,000 in scholarships and stipends for courserequired materials to 19 current college and college-bound Hispanic students from New Jersey. The 2012 scholarship recipients and stipend awardees were drawn throughout the state. From 1993 to the present, the foundation has awarded $365,500 to 139 students throughout the state. The following students received scholarship awards ranging from $2,000$4,000. Elaine Gomez, Union City. $4,000. Ms. Gomez was HBCSF’s 2011 recipient of the Platinum Sponsors Outstanding Achievement Award and a 2010 scholarship awardee. A chemical engineering student at New Jersey


Institute of Technology’s Honors College, she is also a volunteer tutor on the campus and conducting environmental research. Michael Ippolito, Hoboken. $3,000. Mr. Ippolito, a graduate of Hoboken High School, is attending Stevens Institute of Technology. He plans to pursue pre-med studies in college. Juana Sanchez, Union City. $3,000. Ms. Sanchez graduated from High Tech High School and is enrolled at RutgersThe State University of New Jersey. Melissa Santos, Union City. $4,000. A sophomore at Seton Hall University, Ms. Santos is pursuing studies in political science and a pre-law track. A graduate of High-Tech High School in North Bergen, she was a 2011 HBCSF scholarship recipient. Monica Tavarez, Union City. $2,000. Ms. Tavarez graduated Union City High School this year and is attending Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey.

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Student attends scholars program for medicine yan Nuñez is currently a senior at Secaucus High school with ambitions of pursuing a career in health and medicine. This past summer he was accepted to the New Jersey Medical School’s 2012 Hispanic Center of Excellence Summer Youth Scholars Program (SYSP). SYSP is a six-week competitive program from June to August designed to provide diverse students with SAT preparation, academic enrichment with science courses and exposure to the practice of medicine, career planning and community service projects. Ryan attended classes daily at New Jersey Medical School which included Anatomy and physi ology instruction, various lab tours, guest medical lectures and college tours to the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. Upon successful completion of the program, Ryan was accepted this Fall to the Pre-Medical Honors program offered at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. The program exposes qualified high school students interested in health care careers to lectures by New Jersey Medical School professors, followed by didactic sessions conducted by faculty members and medical students. Ryan is currently attending these evening courses and will have the opportunity to enroll in some elective courses offered such as Basic Life Support.


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(At Center) North Bergen Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco cuts the grand opening ribbon for Palisades Child Care Center’s new, expanded location at 7701 Marine Road in North Bergen. Standing with Mayor Sacco is (left-to-right) David J. Berkowitz, Vice President/COO of Palisades Medical Center; Patricia Doerner, Director of the Palisades Child Care Center; Hugo Cabrera, Parks and Public Property Commissioner of North Bergen; and Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO of Palisades Medical Center.

Day care center announces grand opening n Oct. 1, North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco helped lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of Palisades Child Care Center’s new, expanded location at 7701 Marine Road in North Bergen.


Previously located in Edgewater, Palisades Child Care Center is affiliated with Palisades Medical Center and it originally opened its doors in 1984. Palisades Child Care Center is recognized as the longest-running day care center along the Hudson River waterfront serving Hudson and southern Bergen Counties. The Center’s new 7,000 square foot location is licensed for 120 children and features a modern, open-space floor plan to better accommodate classes and recreational activities within the Center.

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Sergio Alati named head of school at Stevens Cooperative tevens Cooperative has kicked off the 2012-2013 school year with a new Head of School who is focused on building “21st Century Skills.” Sergio Alati, Ed.D, who started his tenure at Stevens in July, says that in an age where even young children know how to access Google, school administrators need to think more deeply about the skills their students are learning. Alati says that under his leadership Stevens will continue to stress collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving using innovative and student-centered techniques. “We focus not simply on the acquisition of knowledge but on the application of information through writing, projects, and thorough documentation of learning,” he says. “In the information age, where knowledge is accessible at the touch of a button, it is how we use that information to create new discoveries that will enable our students to excel once they leave Stevens.” In addition to an Ed.D in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, Alati received a Master of Science in elementary educa-


tion from Hunter College. He holds a BA in psychology, with a minor in Spanish, from Binghamton University and he is fluent in Spanish. Since joining Stevens Alati has also launched a new column on the school’s website called the HEADliner ( “We are delighted to start a new school year with a Head of School with such intelligence, passion and commitment to progressive education,” says Jan Abernathy, board chair. “Sergio believes in our mission to prepare our students to become lifelong learners who succeed beyond the school’s doors, and we know that the programs he enacts will be in support of that.” Alati came to Stevens from the Kent Place School in Summit, where, as Director of Studies, he oversaw the evaluation of instructional programs, curricular development and innovation as Director of Studies. Prior to that he was director of the Primary School and Academic Dean. Alati was previously the founding head of the Lower School at Claremont Preparatory School (now Leman Manhattan Preparatory School). He is a graduate of the Trinity School in New York.

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he Dominoes, Saint Dominic Academy’s award winning Chamber Choir, have been in great demand this autumn. Joseph P. Napoli, director of The Dominoes for 33 years explained their continuing popularity. “The Dominoes have become the ‘go to’ group in the Archdiocese of Newark, Jersey City, Hudson County and beyond. They earned their reputation by delivering stellar performances for many years now. It seems that whenever I pick up the phone, someone is requesting a Dominoes performance.” The Dominoes performed in many large venues in the past eighteen months: the Nassau Coliseum (with Andre Rieu), Caldwell College and Carnegie Hall (with Tim Janis), and Radio City, where they opened the Christmas Spectacular. They also performed live on Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” on Oct. 19, 2010. “Those performances were very exciting, but this season we are performing in local venues,” said Napoli. “These performances are more central to our mission of serving the archdiocese and our community.” The Dominoes were the featured choir for the Catholic Schools Personnel Mass, held on Friday, Oct. 7 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. The mass was celebrated by His Excellency, The Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark. The Dominoes were listed in the program by their formal name, The Saint Dominic Academy Chamber Choir. At the Celebration the Eucharist they sang “Jubilate Deo,” “Non Nobis Domine,” “Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains,” “Ave Maria,” and Psalm 23. The Dominoes also sang all the music for the liturgy. “We had to begin our rehearsals in August to ready ourselves for this significant performance. The girls


were awed by the majesty of the great cathedral and their singing was described as ‘angelic’ by listeners afterwards”, said Napoli. Continuing a busy weekend, members of the Glee Club and Dominoes marched with Mr. Napoli at the Jersey City Columbus Day Parade on Sunday, Oct. 9. Mr. Napoli was honored as the Dante Alighieri Society’s Teacher/Educator of the Year. On Thursday, Oct. 13, the Dominoes opened the first annual Golden Door Film Festival at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre. Performing in the elegant lobby of that historic theatre, they sang a touching rendition of “America the Beautiful,” as local actress Dorcey Winant read the Emma Lazarus poem “The New Colossus.” Academy Award winning actor, Paul Sorvino, was honored at the festival. Paul’s nieces, Rosemichelle and Tegan both attended Saint Dominic Academy in the early 1980s and were among the first Dominoes under Mr. Napoli’s direction. The next big performance for the Dominoes will be at the 3rd Annual Nourishing Your Faith Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Westmount Country Club, Woodland Park, New Jersey. The invitation for this performance came from the Archdiocesan Center’s Office of Development and Stewardship. As Napoli reflected on the Dominoe’s busy autumn, he noted that the annual Christmas Concert beckons just ahead in December. “We had to rehearse a great deal of non-Christmas music for our wonderful autumn performances, all the while remembering that the Glee Club’s and Dominoes’ season of Christmas performances begins when we return from Thanksgiving break. The girls have been rehearsing Christmas all along,” Napoli said.

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The Secaucus Reporter • October 14, 2012 • 12 FAMILY – Six-year-old Jake Cerny watches as his father John Cerny, who was sworn in as the new Secaucus deputy police chief, receives congratulations from fellow officers, local officials, and friends.

SPECIAL THANK YOU – New Secaucus Deputy Police Chief John Cerny expresses his gratitude to his father who was on his first day out of rehabilitation after suffering a neck injury.


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SUPPORT – Secaucus police officers congratulated the new Deputy Police Chief John Cerny during a special swearing in on Oct. 9.

Secaucus has 58 police officers. The mayor and council have hired a number of new probationary officers this year as part of an effort to bring the number up from 53 to 62 after multiple retirements. According to a local ordinance, the deputy police chief assists the police chief in management and discipline of the Police Department and manages the Officer Patrol Division, in addition to a number of other duties as set forth by the chief.

opposed promotions and the police department went without a captain for six years from 1994 to 2000 until the appointments of Richard Scalzo, John Buckley and Stanley Rozansky. “I’m very thankful that he did vote along with us,” noted Gonnelli. He added that while he understood Bueckner’s hesitation “the committee felt that this position was important.” The mayor and council have made a number of significant changes to the Police Department in the past year including new hires and changes to the promotions criteria. They also eliminated the chief of detectives position in January, which

“I care about this town. I care about this Police Department. I won’t let you down.” – John Cerny

Councilman Gary Jeffas, Councilman James Clancy, and Police Chief Dennis Corcoran comprised the committee that recommended Cerny among the top five top candidates interviewed for that post, including two captains and three lieutenants. “We have excellent policemen on the force,” said Jeffas. “It was an extremely difficult decision…so many of the people interviewed were all very qualified.” Deputy Mayor John Bueckner said he had reservations about the position during the meeting. “Since we created the position of deputy chief I have always had my concerns about that position…Not realizing whether or not the position is justified,” said Bueckner. He pointed out that although many people think the council members all vote the same, there was disagreement on the position itself. However, Bueckner voted in favor to appoint Cerny along with the rest of the council members. “I hope you will allay any doubts I may have had over the years,” Bueckner said to Cerny. Questioning the need for senior ranking officers is not new for Bueckner. In 2000 under former Mayor Dennis Elwell, Councilman Bueckner had questioned the move to add captains during a period of restructuring. Prior to Elwell, former Mayor Anthony Just had

was held by John Buckley, who returned to his previous rank as captain. The position was introduced by the council two years ago as second-in-command at the Police Department at a $149,000 base salary. Town Administrator David Drumeler said that the chief of detectives positions was limited in its scope. “Having a deputy chief is a little broader than just having a chief of detectives,” said Drumeler about the distinction between the two roles. “Now you have a deputy chief that is in charge of the entire police force.” Later in the meeting the mayor and Town Council approved a resolution to give police chief Dennis Corcoran a two percent non-union raise increasing his salary to $177,508. Drumeler indicated that the inclusion of the resolution during the same meeting as the swearing in of the new deputy chief was a result of a clerical error. He said that two council meetings prior, “[Corcoran] should have been included with the rest of the nonunion employees. Just out of pure mistake he was omitted from that resolution.”

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BEAUTY OF BIRDS – Many beautiful images of birds such as this one of Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets fishing in DeKorte Park’s shorebird pool during late summer can be found in “The Nature of the Meadowlands,” a new book issued by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission.

RAVENS – “The Nature of the Meadowlands” features information about local parks such as Laurel Hill in Secaucus where Common Ravens nest. Photo Credit: Marco Van Brabant.

AERIAL VIEWS – Many aerial views of the Meadowlands can be found in “The Nature of the Meadowlands” like this one of Laurel Hill.

From “The Nature of the Meadowlands” by Jim Wright of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission “Because of its unique location on the Atlantic Flyway and its large expanses of mudflats and marshes, the region attracts an array of waterfowl, wading birds, and upland species. Migrants feed and rest in the spring and fall. Nesting species and winter residents also share the amazing open-air bed and breakfast that is the Meadowlands.”


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He said that he didn’t realize how bad the pollution was in the area until he began looking into it further. The book traces the history of the Meadowlands from its early stages of volcanic and glacial activity to the white cedar forests that once dominated the landscape to the arrival of railroads, industry, and trade. In a chapter titled “The Dark Ages,” Wright describes the days of dumping, landfills, stench and sewage that made the area into an industrial pit. “They were environmental nightmares that were created back in time when people didn’t realize the consequences,” said Wright about the landfills. “The river was essentially dead.” He referenced retired NJMC naturalist Don Smith who said the river “was so polluted that barnacles couldn’t live in it,” and barnacles can pretty much live anywhere.

Recovery and rebirth “Now we have super barnacles,” he added. “One of the great things about nature is if you give it a chance to recover it does do well.” The book chronicles how the Meadowlands transformed from stinky to serene with new public perspectives about marshes and wetlands that helped usher in the Clean Water Act and the formation of the NJMC, which began to enforce the federal mandate and sought to put an end to dumping as well as preserve the wetlands. In the book he documents how the NJMC generates electricity from the landfills and that a number

are slated to become solar farms, parks, and habitats for migratory birds. “It has made an incredible rebound,” said Wright. Of the many signs of a blossoming natural habitat, he noted that the return of the Great Egret, which left when the fish were depleted, and the return of the osprey – that almost became extinct because of the misuse of DDT – are most indicative of the transformation. “You never saw osprey 10 years ago,” said Wright. “Now it is common place.” Since 2008, the number of visitors to DeKorte Park in nearby Lyndhurst has increased by 40 percent and has included birders from all over the Tri-State area. The special annual Butterfly Day event has gone from 75 visitors in its first year to more than 700 this year. In addition to his work for the NJMC, Wright serves as a birding columnist for The Bergen Record and a nature columnist for The South Bergenite. He also serves as deputy marsh warden of the Celery Farm Natural Area, and blogs about the farm. Wright is on the board of the trustees for the New Jersey chapter of The Nature Conservancy. The book is available for $34.95 at the NJMC headquarters and online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Proceeds go to educational programs at MEC. For more information, call: (201) 460-4637 or email:

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After bizarre first half of season, Prep ready for first big challenge eedless to say, it’s been a very interesting first half of the high school football season for the mighty Marauders of St. Peter’s Prep. In just a little over a month, the Marauders have traveled to Annapolis and Rutgers, had some eye-popping, jaw-dropping dominating victories, endured a controversial forfeit victory and reached some impressive team and personal milestones. But in the eyes of veteran head coach Rich Hansen, the Marauders are maintaining status quo, even with a relatively young and unproven roster. “We’re where we thought we’d be,” Hansen said of the Marauders’ 5-0 record, which includes the totally insane forfeit win over Kearny. “We set the expectations really high. We had a really great summer that went right into training camp. There were no indications to think we would be anywhere else than where we are right now.” The Marauders shut out Union City, 41-0, last weekend, shutting down a Soaring Eagles’ offense that had been churning out yardage, both on the ground and in the air. The win came a week after shutting out Boston College High, 56-0, at Rutgers Stadium, a result that certainly sent shockwaves throughout the state. The Marauders have only played four games, thanks to the last-minute Kearny cancellation and forfeit win, but they have now outscored their opponents by an unfathomable combined total of 205-13. “I thought we’d be successful, sure,” Hansen said. “But I never go into a game thinking we’re going to beat a good team 56-0. We were just able to come back from the week off [the forfeit] and roll from there. It’s had somewhat of a snowball effect.” The Marauders’ defense has been devastatingly dominating. “We’ve only allowed one touchdown all year,” Hansen said. “We gave up a touchdown in the second quarter of the first game [a 31-6 win over McDonogh School at the U.S. Naval


Academy] and that’s been it. They’ve set the tone for the rest of the team. My son [Rich, Jr., the team’s defensive coordinator] has done a great job with their training and conditioning to get them ready.” Hansen was asked if there has been a surprise among the Marauder defenders. “The biggest surprise, I guess, has been the play of sophomore Dave Tolentino at nose guard,” Hansen said. “He’s been able to step in and do such a great job at the nose. We’ve had great play from Armond Cox and Brian Rabasca along the line as well. Those three have done an excellent job for us on defense.” But the most impressive aspect of the Marauders’ early season prowess has been their offense. The Marauders have been utilizing two quarterbacks, namely senior Mike Rabasca (Brian’s twin brother) and scintillating sophomore Brandon Wimbush, who already has the major college recruiters drooling. It’s definitely Rabasca’s team, as he completed 7-of-9 passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns, both to standout receiver Charlie Callinan, in the win over Union City last week. “But we try to get Wimbush quality reps,” Hansen said. “He needs to be comfortable in this environment, to give him some mental comfort. It’s definitely a luxury to have, being able to use two good quarterbacks.” Callinan, who heads for Boston College next fall, had a great game against Union City, catching three passes for 90 yards and the two touchdowns. He also had a touchdown run of 11 yards. “Charlie works so hard,” Hansen said. “He creates so many matchup problems for opponents. They can’t afford to leave him alone on one-on-one coverage.” The Marauders also go four deep in the backfield, with junior Jonathan Hilliman leading the way. The speedy Hilliman is also a top college prospect waiting to happen, with several colleges already throwing offers his way. Hilliman had 172 yards on 13 carries and two

TASTY TIDBITS McNair’s Lopez shines at Shore Coaches race Crazy North Bergen soccer game; power point update t’s safe to say that McNair Academic senior Omar Lopez is a very cerebral young man. You can tell by asking the cross country standout what the tattoos on his left abdomen signify. “One is in Hebrew and it’s the symbol for life,” Lopez said. “The other is Buddhist for tranquility.” Now, there aren’t many high school kids who would have symbols from two different cultures permanently placed on their bodies. Lopez had one placed in prominence as a tribute to his uncle, Sharon Sabbach, who passed away in March. “It reminds me that I can be ready for anything and remain peaceful at all times,” Lopez said. Lopez tried to remain peaceful at the Shore Coaches Invitational


SOLID START – The St. Peter’s Prep football team is once again off to a solid start, winning all five of their games thus far in 2012, thanks to the play of quarterback Mike Rabasca (left) and receiver Charlie Callinan (right). But the Marauders have to face No. 2-ranked St. Joseph of Montvale this weekend, trying to eliminate the stranglehold that the Bergen County schools have had on the Marauders for the last seven years. touchdowns against Union City. But the Marauders can also call upon senior Trejon Dinkins, another speedster that national recruiting guru Tom Lemming calls “a diamond in the rough.” And then there’s either Corey Caddle or Minkah Fitzpatrick that can carry the load when called upon. “We have some packages where we have all four on the field at the same time,” Hansen said. “It’s great balance and the bottom line is that they all do something different very well.” But now, the season becomes more interesting, because the Marauders venture into the rougher waters caused by the Parochial schools of Bergen County. The Marauders will face St. Joseph of Montvale this weekend in a battle of stateranked titans. “It’s obviously the best team we’ve faced so far,” Hansen said. “It’s a great challenge for us. These are the kinds of games that we prepare for and get excited about. I don’t know if it’s a rivalry yet, but they’re a good team and we like playing them.” The Green Knights of St. Joseph are ranked No. 2 in the state, with the Marauders at No. 4. “They’re a good team with good players,” Hansen said. “I think we’re better we have been in recent years. I love this team and I’ve said it from Day One, that they’re a good team and a fun team to coach. They’ve worked very hard and played very well to get to this point.” However, the Marauders have not fared well against their Bergen County foes over the last seven years. Since winning the NJSIAA Non-Public Group 4 state championship in 2005, the Marauders have posted a combined 4-12 record against St. Joseph, Bergen Catholic and

cross country races at Holmdel Park last Saturday, but was a little upset at his fifth place finish in the Varsity Boys E race, crossing the line in an impressive 17:04, some 30 seconds behind race winner Cooper Rudin of Bernards. “I wasn’t pleased at all,” Lopez said. “I went out too fast in the first mile and then I sort of imploded. I didn’t have the time I wanted. I finished fifth, but I wanted to be in the top three or perhaps win the race.” Now that fellow Cougar standout Kevin Ratigan has moved on to collegiate running, competing at New Jersey Institute of Technology, it’s up to Lopez to lead the way for the McNair Academic team, which captured the school’s first-ever cross country state sectional crown last year. “I have to lead the team,” Lopez said. “We have a good team with a lot of depth. We have the potential to go further than we did last year. I hope that I can go faster than what Kevin did last year. That’s my goal and I hope to continue that through the season. I want to be a leader.” Lopez is certainly doing that – and in a completely conscientious way. Lopez was donning pink socks, shoes and headband to promote breast cancer awareness, since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month throughout the country. “I lost my grandmother and a cousin to breast cancer, so I want to do my part,” Lopez said. Lopez is certainly an impressive young man with everything he has going for him… Another McNair Academic product fared well at the Shore

Don Bosco Prep, the big three of Bergen County, including the last five straight losses over the last two years. The Marauders were devastated by St. Joseph, 49-18, last year, and lost 27-17 in 2010. The last win over the Green Knights came in 2009. Maybe the time has come for the Marauders to break the slide. The pieces are certainly in place. It’s one thing to win 100-plus games in your own backyard. As impressive as the Marauders’ streak is against Hudson County teams, going without a loss inside the humble confines of Hudson County since 2000, the Marauders have to find a way to win the big game against the Bergen County triumvirate. “Respect has to be earned,” Hansen admitted. “It’s time to step it up.” The respect can begin this weekend and can continue into December and into the state playoffs. Whether the Marauders can win this weekend – or in the playoffs – is another thing. One milestone took place recently. When the Marauders defeated Boston College High, it marked the 200th victory of Hansen’s coaching career, putting him in the same class with coaching legends like Vince Ascolese, the late Joe Coviello and Ed Stinson. Hansen is the one who has been left to carry the torch. “When I have a chance to sit back and think about it, it will be a nice thing,” Hansen said. “Right now, I’m in the middle of the grind. It’s tough to exhale and think about that now.” Not with the Green Knights waiting. Jim Hague can be reached via e-mail at You can also read Jim’s blog at

Coaches race last Saturday. Sophomore Brittany Gibson finished fifth in the girls’ Varsity Group F race, crossing the line in a solid 20:17. The pair of McNair runners should be ones to watch in the upcoming Hudson County Track Coaches Association championships… North Bergen head boys’ soccer coach John Belluardo has been around the game for more than 40 years, so he was a just a little surprised at the final result of the Bruins’ showdown with a tough Essex County foe in Columbia. “I never had anything like it in my life,” Belluardo said. “It was so bizarre, going back and forth. It certainly wasn’t a defensive game.” Not one bit. Can you imagine that the Bruins would score seven goals in a game and not win? That’s what happened last Monday, when the Bruins and Columbia fought to an incredible 7-7 deadlock. “If someone told me that we would score seven goals against Columbia, I would say it was like hitting the lottery,” Belluardo said. “It was a physical battle. It was like every three minutes, someone would score.” Daniel Arango-Montoya and Walter Salmeron each recorded a three-goal hat trick for the Bruins, yet they didn’t win the game. Ready for this? The Bruins could have won the game, but hit the crossbar twice in the final three minutes of regulation. And after scoring 14 goals in 80 minutes, the two teams went scoreless in the see TIDBITS next page


Hoboken’s Herron next in line in Red Wings’ backfield etroit makes automobiles. Hershey makes chocolate. Milwaukee makes a lot of beer. And Hoboken makes running backs. It’s true. The Mile Square City has produced so many great running backs over the years that to make a list of all of them might fill up these pages alone. Guys like Dwayne Peterson, Tyrell Dortch, Ravon Anderson, Jason Casessa, Ira Guilford, Keeon Walker, Damien and Desmond Bates – just to name a few – have all gained thousands of yards out of the Red Wings’ feared Delaware Wing-T offense and earned AllState and even All-American recognition in the process. Plain and simple, Hoboken has been the haven for guys who like to carry the ball and run like the wind. The Red Wings had the latest valedictorian from Running Back University return for his senior year, namely Donte Carter, who merely rushed for 1,200 yards and scored 25 touchdowns last season. Everyone just assumed that it would be more of the same this year, a little Carter to the right and then a little Carter to the left. Maybe even a dose of Carter up the middle. However, before the season began, Hoboken head coach Lou Taglieri promised that there would be carries for several of his talented running backs. “We have a lot more than just three backs,� Taglieri said. “We have a load of backs we can use. Carter is the one who is established, but we have others who have a lot of speed. They’re all pretty good football players and good athletes.� One of those Red Wing running backs is senior Rahmein Herron. Herron was a major part of the Hoboken backfield last year, but spent most of the time either blocking for Carter or running


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Hoboken senior running back Rahmein Herron misdirection to cause distraction to the opposition. That role was fine with Herron. “I have always felt that I had a key part of the team,� Herron said. “Whatever we needed to do to win was fine with me. If someone else got the ball, it never bothered me at all. I felt I was ready to do my job every game.� However, Herron always fantasized of the day where he could be the premier back. “I’ve always been a running back,� Herron said. “Anyone who has played running back wants to touch the ball. I always dreamed of having a big game.� Last Saturday, Herron proved that dreams do come true. As the Red Wings battled undefeated Lincoln, Herron had the game of his life. Herron carried the ball only eight times, but he made the most of those carries, rushing for 205 yards and scoring three touchdowns, leading the Red Wings to the crucial 34-14 victory over the Lions, handing Lincoln its first loss of the sea-

CEREBRAL RUNNER – McNair Academic senior cross country runner Omar Lopez has proven to be a very talented performer, evidenced by his fifth place finish at last weekend’s Shore Coaches Invitational at Holmdel Park, but is also an intelligent and thoughtful young man as well.

son and pushing the Red Wings’ mark to 4-1 as they continue their march to yet another state playoff berth. Hoboken has only failed to make the state playoffs once (2009) in the last 20 years. Saturday’s win, headed by Herron, put the Red Wings on the doorstep of making the playoffs again. For his efforts, Herron has been selected as The Hudson Reporter Athlete of the Week for the past week. Herron said that he felt ready for the big game, simply because Lincoln was doing a lot of defensive work trying to key on stopping the explosive Carter. “It just opened the holes that Donte set for me,� Herron said. “I got some good blocking upfront and I just did my part.� There was one particular run, where Herron took the ball on a sweep that was designed to go to the right, but he cut it back and went left on his own, taking it for a 54-yard touchdown. “He has good field vision,� Taglieri said. “He has the ability to cut and change direction. He doesn’t look like the most talented or gifted guy, but he has the ability to run with the ball well. He has good knowledge of the Wing-T offense. Of course, we put a lot on Carter, but we have a lot of good athletes to make plays. Rahmein took advantage of his chances. But he’s been doing everything we ask of him.� Herron likes being a part of the distinguished family of Red Wing running backs. After all, his older brother, Herman Johnson, had previously played running back for Hoboken a few years ago. “He set the tone for me a little bit,� Herron said. “I always knew that I could be a running back here, that I felt at home here. But I also felt like I always had to prove myself. Every week, the game would come and I would have to prove myself.� Taglieri always had faith in Herron. “We knew he had the talent,� Taglieri said. “It was only a matter of time before he broke out and had a big game. Things just opened up for him against a very good Lincoln team. And he broke loose and ran away from some very quick kids. We have asked him to block a lot during his time here and he was finally rewarded with some big plays.� Taglieri said that the emergence of Herron as a big-time back only makes the Red Wings more dangerous. “Now, if you’re going to play us, you have to pick your poison,� Taglieri said. “We have several ways that we can hurt you. If you take away our inside game, we’ll take the outside. It’s a good thing to have.� Herron knows that he can’t rest on the laurels of just one game. “I have to go out and prove myself all over again,� Herron said. But having 200 yards and three touchdowns gives a little credibility, right? “Well, it doesn’t hurt,� Herron laughed. – Jim Hague Jim Hague can be reached via e-mail at

In North 2, Group I, Hoboken sits atop the bracket with a 4-1 record and 64 points, a solid 15 point lead over second place Bound Brook, so the Red Wings are sitting pretty for the No. 1 seed in the bracket. Aforementioned Weehawken is sixth at 4-1 with 42 points. Secaucus is seventh with a 3-2 mark and 30 points, so the Patriots need to do a little work to secure a berth in the postseason. In North 2, Group II, Lincoln is currently eighth with a 4-1 record and 46 points. In North 2, Group IV, Ferris is hanging in there with a 2-3 record and 27 points, good for sixth in that section. St. Anthony (5-0, 58 points) and Hudson Catholic (3-2, 36 points) are third and fifth respectively in Non-Public Group 1. Marist (2-3, 33 points) is fifth in Non-Public Group 2, but will need to win a few more games to get a bid. St. Peter’s Prep (5-0, 67 points) is fourth in Non-Public Group 4, easily the toughest bracket in the state‌ Hudson Reporter H.S. Football Top Five: 1. St. Peter’s Prep (5-0). 2. Union City (3-2). 3. North Bergen (3-2). 4. St. Anthony (5-0). 5. Hoboken (4-1)‌ Hudson Reporter H.S. Soccer Top Five: 1. St. Peter’s Prep (10-1-1). 2. Union City (9-2-2). 3. Memorial (8-4-1). 4. North Bergen (5-7-1). 5. Hoboken (4-6)‌—Jim Hague

two extra sessions. Truly incredible. Belluardo believes that his young team is getting better as the season moves on. “We’re progressing well,â€? Belluardo said. “We have only four seniors, so every game has been a learning experience for this from quarterback, where he started for the first five team. I didn’t know what to expect, but games last season, to wide receiver and that change they’re getting better.â€? has paid off, as Melian caught a 26-yard touchdown The Bruins, now 5-6-1 overall, are slated pass from Dominick Trautz in the win over to face Memorial in the quarterfinals of the Memorial. Hudson County Tournament this weekend. Speaking of Trautz, we received several e-mails “Every time we play Memorial, it’s like last week after Trautz’s Athlete of the Week feature the World Cup,â€? Belluardo said. that we underestimated Trautz’s talents as a North You can count on it that the match Bergen Pop Warner player. Apparently, Trautz was a between the Bruins and Tigers will be just a standout quarterback and middle linebacker little lower scoring than the one last throughout his Pop Warner days and a lot of coachMonday. That’s the wildest soccer result es and onlookers back then believed Trautz had the anyone can remember in Hudson County makings of being a top-flight performer, which he annals‌ certainly has become now. Apologies to those who Once again, Damien Corredor had a were offended by the words used in last week’s phenomenal game for the Weehawken footAthlete of the Week story‌ ball team, as the Indians march closer to Jim Hague can be reached via e-mail at Here’s a brief update on the football power point standings. In their first NJSIAA state playoff berth since 2003. North Jersey Section 1, Group V, Union City is fifth with a 3-2 Corredor had 201 yards on 14 carries and three touchdowns in the Indians’ 41-0 win over Wood-Ridge last weekend. Corredor record and 53 points and North Bergen sixth with a 3-2 mark and 50 points. has now eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the third straight season and currently leads the Help for people with entire state in rushing yards. The Indians are 41, their best record at the halfway mark of the season in a decade.‌ Another team close to clinching a state play- Find out if special microscopic or telescopic off berth is Hudson Catholic, thanks to the heroics of Champion Smith, who had 203 glasses can help you see better. yards and four touchdowns in the Hawks’ 46Call for a FREE consultation 14 win over Snyder. The Hawks improved to 3Place your 25-word classiďŹ ed ad in Toll Free (888) 838-0188 2 with the win‌ 130+ New Jersey newspapers for just $520. St. Anthony defensive end Darius Roper has Errol Rummel, OD NJ Lic # 270M00073700 6MĂ„JLZ PU 51 HUK 7( been a demon on defense, collecting 12 sacks New Jersey Newspaper Network A service of New Jersey Press Association in the Friars’ five wins, placing him among the #ONTACT THIS NEWSPAPER OR $IANE 4RENT s    EXT state’s best in sacks‌ EMAIL DTRENT NJPAORG s VISIT WWWNJPAORG North Bergen’s Danny Melian was shifted

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It’s a all ll in your you r hands ha nds

Positive thinking can improve your health L

ife has its ups and downs — and adversity touches everyone at some point. But some experts believe that a focus on the positive can help you persevere through tough times. For Anita Moorjani for example, life took a horrific turn when she was diagnosed with late stage Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Admitted to the hospital as a terminal patient, Moorjani slipped into a deep coma, nearly dying before she experienced a spontaneous remission and recovery. Her case has since fascinated the medical community. While spontaneous remission of breast cancer is not uncommon, according to a study done by physician researchers at Dartmouth Medical School in 2009, it is rarely seen in a terminal cancer case. “Her recovery was certainly remark-

able. Based on what we have learned about cancer cell behaviors, I am unable to attribute her dramatic recovery to chemotherapy. I speculate that something non-physical switched off the mutated genes,â€? said Dr. Peter Ko, an oncologist with The University of Southern California, who has studied Moorjani’s casĂĽave done differently and what she wants people to know now. Here are some tips Moorjani feels can help others face their own trials: • Prior to her devastating diagnosis, Moorjani’s life was driven by fear of illness. Rather than letting similar fears and stressors get the better of you, learn to enjoy yourself and take care of what’s inside. • Much of our suffering stems from feeling “less than.â€? Love yourself uncon-

ditionally and be yourself fearlessly. Remind those close to you that you love them just the way they are. • Don’t obsess over problems or allow your days to revolve around solving them. It’s actually far more productive to distract yourself and stay occupied with activities that stimulate you in positive, creative ways. • “Thinking positiveâ€? can be tiring. Never suppress negative feelings when they creep in. Instead of bottling up your emotions, experience them naturally. After all, a bad mood won’t last forever. • Everyday joys can go a long way toward helping you cope with stress and

depression. Be it a box of chocolates, a home cooked meal or a great bottle of wine, don’t be shy about indulging yourself in moderation at meal time with foods that make you happiest. “What’s most important for your wellbeing is how you feel about yourself during tough times,� Moorjani says. You can’t always eliminate adversity from your life. Whether you are simply experiencing the stresses of daily life, are grieving the loss of a loved one, or struggling with the ramifications of your own health crisis, knowing how to cope is crucial to your health and can make all the difference in the world.

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Mommy and Baby Care Group meets weekly at Palisades Medical Center - New mothers with babies ages 2-16 weeks can get info and support every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the PMC Auditorium. Discussion topics include caring for baby, understanding changes in motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body and powerful hormones during the postpartum period. The Group is led by a board certified lactation con-



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portsCare Physical Therapy was established in 1997 and has grown to be one of New Jersey’s largest providers of Outpatient Orthopedic Rehabilitation. We currently have over 45 locations throughout the states of New Jersey, New York, and Florida as we continue to grow and expand. While our name indicates sports, we see it all. Our patients range from professional athletes to weekend warriors, from house Moms and Dads to executives, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Through our management expertise and service providers we are completely committed to providing the highest quality of care available. For treatment of painful conditions, recovery of function, and

injury prevention, we are dedicated to maximizing our patient’s well-being. SportsCare Institute is your premier full service physical therapy private practice. Our staff is trained to efficiently rehabilitate a variety of conditions. Here is a brief listing of what we specialize in: Conditions:

Joint Replacement Herniated Discs Rotator Cuff Injuries Low Back Pain Sciatica Neck Pain Arthritis/Stenosis Shoulder Pain Muscle Strains Sports Injuries Ankle Sprains Tennis Elbow Post-Surgical Rehabilitation Scoliosis Sacroiliac Injuries CarpalTunnel Syndrome Bursitis/Tendinitis Plantar Fasciitis Leg Pain Knee and Ankle Injuries

Auto Injuries and Whiplash Work Related Injuries Headaches Tingling and/or Numbness Treatments:

Lumbar Stabilization Rotator Cuff Programs Soft Tissue Massage Therapeutic Exercise Stretching Exercises Strengthening Exercises Ultrasound

Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups: Jersey City Medical Center, 355 Grand Street, Jersey City, Rachel Bogom and Lisa Nathari, (201)9152041, meets every third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Also, Secaucus Library, 1379 Paterson Plank Rd., Secaucus, Louise Munsch and Eydie Shapiro, (201)340-2238, meets every first Monday at 4:00 p.m. 24hour helpline, 1-800272-3900, or visit

The Ostomy Alliance of Jersey City (OAJC) will offer free assistance, guidance and support for those who have undergone a bowel or bladder ostomy (including a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy), on the first Monday of every month at Jersey City Medical Center, conference room 9 at 355 Grand Street Jersey City.

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Neuromuscular Stimulation Patient Education Sports Medicine Posture Education TENS Physical Agents (heat & ice) Offering FREE TRANSPORTATION for all of Hudson County Visit for more information.

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sultant to offer breastfeeding support. No registration is required. For more info, call Robin Petrick at (201)2954823, call to confirm the morning of class.


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$599,000 - Jacobs Ferry Delaware style home. 3Bed/3Bath Ideally located on southernmost row of community. NYC and park views. Flooded with natural sunlight. Steps to second pool, bus and ferry shuttle. Parking for two carsone in private garage. $575,000 – Large 2B/2B condo MLS#120006540 just steps from shopping and transportation! C/A, Hwd flrs, JERSEY CITY granite & ss appl. Fingerprint $549,000 – Spacious & Bright enabled dead both at the all the 2Bed 2Bath courtyard facing units entrance. Large balcony. condo with deeded parking. MLS#120011420 Custom backsplash & bathrooms with NYC views. $550,000 - Move right into this MLS#120011215 sun drenched 2Bed/2Bath home in luxurious Sky Club. Features $244,900 – “Society Hill” Jersey SS appliances, w/d, granite City’s best kept secret. A trancountertops, private terrace, 24/7 drmn, security, elevator, quil, gated waterfront communicommunity space, discount ty. Pool, club house, tennis parking & gym. MLS#120008534 courts, play area, waterfront promenade, and 24hr security. $539,500 – Unique 2Bed / 2Bath 2BR w/7 custom closets, securiduplex w/ extra alcove for ty system & 1 car parking. office or bedroom. Located on MLS#120005148 Hoboken’s finest tree lined streets. Home boasts exposed $75,000 - Renovated Corner brick, spiral staircase, custom 2BR/1BA is best value in Jersey designed closets & oversized City. Features Caesarstone private storage in building. counters, ss sppliances, beautiMls#120009299 ful cabinetry, custom backsplash, hwd flrs, c/a, abundant $425,000 - Incredible value in closets and high ceilings.


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Dear Editor:

It is so hard now a days to raise your children and give them a part of the American dream and hopefully give them a great education so they can be a productive member of society. Now the politicians in this great country are making it even harder to send your children to college and telling your children that if your parents can’t pay for your college bills then forget about going to college. Now they have passed a law that the students that have taken student loans can’t deduct the interest from their tax return, not even taking into account that most college graduates can’t even get a job. So for example if you go to medical school and you need to take a student loan, which will cost over two hundred thousand dollars and with interest will be well over five hundred thousand dollars and you can’t deduct the interest how in God’s name are these people going to pay it back it will take them over thirty years. Then if we go to the doctor what do you think the doctor is going to charge you for your doctor’s visit and the cost of health insurance will also be increased, which another cost to all of us. My daughters went to college and they had to take college loans and now they have these bills for twenty or thirty years.

These politicians should be ashamed of themselves for passing such a destructive bill. Yes of course they can afford to pay for college for we pay their high salaries so why should they care again for the middle class. It’s always the middle class that has to pay the bills in this country. Leonard Lucente Secaucus

Who is going to care? Dear Editor: The frailest elderly people in New Jersey, more than 25,000 statewide, depend on the help of the personal care assistant (PCA) Program. Thanks to the work of the caring well-trained Certified Home Health Aides, many poor seniors are able to continue living at home. With minimal incomes, and serious health problems, without this Program they would have few alternatives and would likely need to move into expensive, taxpayer subsidized nursing home. Unfortunately, recent policy changes by Horizon Healthcare of New Jersey put these seniors at risk. Currently Horizon reimburses the groups who provide vital home care services. Horizon, in October, is cutting this reimbursement by 10 percent. To put the reduction into context, this rate is below one set by the State of New Jersey in 1990, 22 years ago. Because of this reduction agencies will no

Between the lines By Al Sullivan

Don’t cry for me, Hoboken Although City Council members may have shed some tears (even crocodile tears) over the departure of Councilwoman C a r ol M a r sh earlier this month, it was soon back to the brutal business of Hoboken politics when it came to naming who should replace her. Prepared to break a tie vote in naming J im Doyle, Mayor Dawn Z im m er even voted, although the vote was apparently not registered since Councilwoman Bet h M a son – who was expected to vote against Doyle – did not attend the meeting, and Doyle’s appointment passed by 4-2-1 (Councilman M ich a el R u sso abstained, adding one more twist to an already twisted political process). Critics of Doyle claim he is anti-development, while supporters claim he supports “reasonable” development, whatever that means. The truth is, his appointment continues Zimmer’s control of the City Council, frustrating the opponents who lost control in the 2011 elections and have been sniping from behind trees and rocks ever since. Anti-Zimmer council members promise litigation over the appointment, saying that the replacement needed a super majority vote – five votes – rather than the simple majority of four. This silliness, of course, gets old very soon, since Zimmer was on hand to cast the deciding vote that would have given the appointment the necessary fifth vote. The fact that Zimmer voted anyway even dismayed her own council people because she is only entitled to vote if there is a tie. This vote comes because Marsh waited until after the Sept. 1 deadline to announce her resignation, just one more political stunt in a city notorious for political stunts, but savvy nonetheless, because it removed from voters an opportunity to reconfigure the council at least until next year’s elections – which could be in

May, or next November if voters next month approve the referendum shifting local elections to November. Doyle would stay on as councilman for the extra six months if voters pass this referendum. Most observers believe voters will approve the move. What is more challenging is the second referendum, the one that would do away with runoff elections and thus allow any candidate who wins by one or more votes to take a mayoral or council seat, even if many candidates run for one office. While this might sound like a good thing, cutting the costs associated with elections by removing one more, in truth, runoff elections make certain that the candidates who are elected actually have a majority of the public vote, and they also allow the public to avoid those stealth candidates who will steal votes from opponents, thus distorting who the public actually supports.

What happens if and when Roque steps down? An even bloodier fight is expected in West New York if Mayor Felix R oq u e actually steps down as mayor, taking the deal the feds are said to have offered him. Rumors suggest that Roque has been given until either Nov. 1 or Nov. 15 to step down in order to avoid any jail time for himself or his son. Both have been charged with hacking into an anti-Roque website, something Roque denies doing. But if Roque intends to take the deal, it is not obvious, since he’s scheduled a birthday bash for Nov. 15 at the ritzy Venetian in Garfield. Accepting a guilty plea means Roque would lose a majority of his medical practice, at least for the duration of the probation, likely because of restrictions on Medicare and Medicaid. Not taking the deal means a tough trial which he and his son might lose.

Sincerely, John Buck Executive Director of Visiting Homemaker Services of Hudson County

Stepping down would begin a political circus that would rival even Hoboken’s best, because in shifting his commissioners last May, Roque put F ior D’Aliza Fr ia s as next in line of power, and as acting mayor she would oversee the vote as to who will serve as mayor until a special election puts the choice in the hands of voters. Each commissioner would likely nominate someone for this post, and unless someone can come up with a majority of votes – three of the four – then Frias would continue on as interim mayor until the special election. At this point, Roque and others have taken aim at Commissioner C ou n t Wiley, partly because he has already started fundraising while Commissioner C a r id a d R od r igu ez, seen as the frontrunner to become mayor, has not. Wiley has been accused of using North Bergen workers to paint his office in an attempt to somehow tie him to the crimes of which his father, James, was found guilty in North Bergen. Roque said during a phone interview last week that the painting of the office and possible other infractions were part of the reason why he moved Wiley out as commissioner of the Department of Public Works last June. But Wiley said this was just an attempt to damage Wiley after Wiley announced his recall effort of Roque, noting that if this was an issue in June, Roque would have announced it then, not after Wiley’s father went public. Those close to the Wiley campaign say the change of departments came after hacking charges were revealed and this was an effort by Roque to make certain that his close ally Frias was next in line for power. Although there are four possible candidates for mayor that include Wiley, Rodriquez, R ich a r d R iver a and C h u ck Ben a cor e, Wiley dismisses Rivera and Benacore as not viable, and sees the race between himself and Rodriguez. If true, then Wiley would need powerful allies and a lot of grass root support to make up for the strong support Rodriguez can expect from Rep. Alb io Sir es, Weehawken Mayor R ich a r d Tu r n er and possibly even State Sen. and North Bergen Mayor Nich ola s Sa cco. To this end, Wiley has been working the waterfront as well as making friends in the


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Latino community, and recently walked in the Latino parade with U.S. Senator R ob er t M en en d ez, who Wiley said he supports in the upcoming election. Wiley has a fundraiser scheduled at Las Palmas in West New York the same day as Mayor Roque’s birthday party and is hoping for a good a turnout or better than the one in which he announced the recall last month.

Elsewhere in Hudson County State Sen. and Union City Mayor Br ia n St a ck is rumored to be looking for new Assembly running mates next year, possibly as many as two because Assemblymen Sea n C on n or s and R u b en R a m os are looking at running in local elections. Connors is apparently being courted by Jersey City Mayor J er r a m ia h H ea ly for a slot on his council ticket, while Ramos apparently wants to run against Zimmer for mayor in Hoboken next year. One possible candidate for state Assembly is Hoboken Councilwoman Mason, who Zimmer forces are gearing up against, even though her reelection isn’t until 2015. Also on the agenda is the Secaucus municipal election next November and the question of whether long-time Councilman J oh n Bu eck n er will run. Although named as part of Mayor M ich a el G on n elli’s ticket, Bueckner may decide not to run.

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Good way to destroy the youth of this nation

longer be able to participate in this network. Causing many frail and elderly clients lack of access to and a change in continuity of care. Hard working Certified Home Health Aides will see their already meager wages and benefits reduced and eventually loss of jobs. Horizon Healthcare of New Jersey has stated that the use of PCA’s “has been significantly higher than anticipated” when they voluntarily agreed to participate in New Jersey’s managed Medicaid system. Frankly health care management is their business. If they are unable to successfully manage the PCA Program, if they made faulty business assumptions, why should New Jersey’s poor elderly residents pay the price? New Jersey’s older citizens prefer living at home to institutionalized care. Adequate and capable home care services cost substantially less than nursing home care. Horizon Healthcare of New Jersey’s actions will destroy home care in New Jersey. These new, devastating reimbursement policies are due to take effect in a matter of weeks. Call your legislators and tell them that this is the most hurtful thing Horizon can do. That this is going to destroy PCA care in New Jersey. Ask them to imagine the devastation this will cause to the elderly and Certified Home Health Aides. Ask them who is going to care for the elderly when we can no longer participate in this network.

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