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Felisha Wood, director, Bilingual/ESL and World Languages, with Jason Meneses and Fran Campolo, his middle school Spanish teacher; and Wood with Steven Lopez, Brian Lievano, Matthew Rodriguez, Kimberly Morales, Nicole Campodonico, Abigail McFarland and Tatiana Escobar with Mercedes Hernandez, a high school Spanish teacher, and Campolo.
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The teens who volunteered during the hurricane with Committeeman Walter Eckel, South Hackensack Fire Chief Leo Rossi, Deputy Mayor Bill Regan and Committeeman Gary Brugger. by patti mcnamara During the South Hackensack Township Committee meeting on May 9, Deputy Mayor William Regan and Fire Chief Leo Rossi presented certificates of recognition to nine township teens who volunteered during Hurricane Sandy. The following honorees were applauded for helping local senior citizens who were affected by the storm: Allie Hum, Brittany Grater, Joey Nasta, Michael Thorpe,
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by juliann weston Student achievement, particularly in the Spanish language, was the focus of the Hackensack Board of Education’s May 20 public meeting at the high school. The board announced that more than 100 students representing grades 6 through 12 had succeeded in a variety of levels of the online National Spanish Examination administered by 3,800 teachers throughout the United States. The exam measures the proficiency and achievement of students who are studying Spanish. The assessments were based on each student’s level of language and range from Level 1 through 6, with 6 being basically fluent. Gold awards were presented to those students scoring at or above the 95th percentile; silver, 85th through the 94th percentile; bronze, 75th through 84th percentile; and the honor level, 50th percentile (national average) through the 74th percentile. This year, Hackensack boasted 20 gold winners, 35 silver, 32 bronze winners and 115 honor recipients. First place winners received $100; second place, $75; and third, $50. Winners included Kimberly Morales, Level 1, second place; Jason Meneses, Level 1, third place; Brian Lievano, Level 3, third place; Abigail McFarland, Level 4, second
Autumn Thorpe, Rebecca Grater, Andy Severino, Alex Severino and Jake Gambo. In regular meeting business, Auditor Gary Vinci announced that the proposed municipal budget reflects less in spending in 2013 than the previous year. It is expected to be approved at a meeting later this month. Committeeman Gary Brugger reported that the Meadowlands Commission would soon be introducing its 10-year master plan. Regan reported that the townObits .....................................23 Real Estate ...........................27 Home Improvement...............25 Sports....................................20 Town News..............................2 Police......................................24
ship’s recreation committee had recently met and is revising schedules. Regan also said he had received complaints about the garbage trucks near Memorial School between 7 and 9 a.m. Department of Public Works Superintendent Larry Paladino spoke on behalf of three residents of Moonachie Road, who have been complaining about the rain water that floods their property when it runs off the cemetery land. Paladino said he would reach out to county officials to see if catch basins in the area could be cleaned. He pledged to also speak to Hackensack officials about possibly holding the cemetery responsible for water containment.
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place; and Steven Lopez, Level 6, second place. “It feels really good,” said Jason Meneses, a 14-yearold Hackensack Middle School student. “Ms. (Frances) Campolo prepared us well. Last year I got honors but I didn’t win a prize, and this year I was determined to win honors again.” The positive tone of the meeting quickly changed when it was time to vote on resolutions for salary increases, leaves of absence, finance/facility measures and personnel positions that have been either dissolved or “reconfigured due to efficiency or management.” The heated debates among the splintered board members and the public continued to display the lack of unity that has plagued the board for years. The abolishment of the position of Human Resource Coordinator made room for two new assistant superintendent positions even as the hunt for a permanent superintendent continues. That generated much backlash from those in attendance, who were already upset that they now had to sign in and state what topic they would be speaking about before being heard. Many were confused and angry by the reconfiguration of positions and believed that racism was the motivator behind the board’s decisions. “We have to learn a little bit more on how to take
better care of one another and not just kick people to the streets,” said one irate city resident. “You cannot sit there and every time it comes to someone black being fired you have no problem. But when it comes to somebody white being fired, you fill the whole entire gym and it goes on for hours. I think you should look a little bit closer when you’re getting ready to cost a person their job and see if there’s anything you can do for them.” Trustee Carol Martinez asked the board, “Are we just hiring minorities, and then later, on letting them go?” The public demanded an answer but was given a canned response: “We cannot comment on matters of personnel.” Finally, Trustee Lara Rodriguez said she was looking forward to working on public relations for the school district and was eager to get good news about Hackensack students out to the media. She has already been working on setting up a YouTube feed and Facebook page and is looking for appropriate clips to be uploaded as well as an email address for the public to send information about student life in and outside of school. “Help us help you by letting everyone know how great and fabulous our students are,” Rodriguez said.
Eight Years of Success
As our second term nears its close and after eight years serving the great City of Hackensack, we are preparing to leave our seats on the Hackensack City Council with mixed emotions. While we are so proud of our many accomplishments we are aware some significant tasks remain. Admittedly, there have been some difficult times in the council chambers. In some cases, we did not all agree, but through it all, we believe we have done the right things for the city and our residents. Each of us brought different experiences to the table, allowing for open, healthy discussion and informed decisions. Although there has been some misinformation about our administration in the media, we effectively managed the budget, strictly adhering to the state-mandated two percent tax increase cap while still maintaining all city services. This was done through consolidation, reduction of staff, shared services and green energy alternatives. The city’s administration offices have received a complete technology overhaul. We improved communication with remote sites, upgraded our backup system, improved the financial/purchasing system and more. Our administration faced some difficult times with the Prospect Avenue parking deck collapse as well as Super Storm Sandy. In the case of the collapse, the response of our emergency personnel as well as from all over the state was top notch. The building department worked carefully and efficiently to assure residents could safely return to their homes as early as possible. As devastating as major storms have become, emergency planning and preparedness have improved. Our emergency personnel and Department of Public Works have worked tirelessly to lessen Mother Nature’s impact both before and after significant weather events. Our office of emergency management has been instrumental in recapturing monies expended. We have aggressively pursued grant money where available to positively impact our community. The results have provided for continued repaving of our streets even as material costs continue to rise. Improved streetscapes provide safer mobility for our residents. We have continued a citywide initiative to increase handicap accessibility to city facilities, roadways and sidewalks. Green upgrades include the upcoming installation of solar panels; the expansion of the city’s recycling program and the addition of green vehicles. The acquisition of the new Cultural Arts Center will expand our ability to provide cultural services and offer our citizens young and old the opportunity to enhance their experience thanks to its close proximity to Main Street and our downtown. We all have families in this city and we know how important recreation is to all the families here. We’ve established a Boys and Girls Club which continues to expand its presence. Additionally, we have expanded our recreation programs and we have rehabilitated and refurbished a number of parks in the city. We added functionality to Foschini Park, lighting at Johnson Park and we improved equipment at Union Street and other parks throughout the city. We even created a splash park on Polifly Road. Phases one and two of the River Walk have been completed. While we believe increased ratables will allow the city to continue to address quality of life issues, we also know development is a complicated issue requiring careful and educated attention. Improvement can happen not just through development but with careful consideration of where that development belongs. We were the first to write and implement the abandoned property ordinance. We paved the way for this city and many throughout the nation to take control of their neighborhoods and rid them of abandoned and dilapidated properties. There are no longer transitional/homeless shelters in Hackensack. This is because we worked tirelessly with the county and community agencies to establish the Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center. We never wavered as we successfully defended and ultimately defeated the PC Air Rights case which would have been the first development over railroad tracks in this area and in an area that has already seen enough development. Just this past month of May, the council attended the ribbon cutting for Avalon at Riverside, a beautiful development replacing an old and tired looking hotel. With proximity to retail and transportation, the units are renting almost as quickly as they are completed. The future for this area is bright as rezoning in the Zabriskie Street area will allow for more transit oriented development. Years of research and many steering committee meetings later, a large portion of our downtown was declared an area in need of rehabilitation. Complex issues have been addressed with recent zonning changes, plans for infrastructure improvements, organized and the establishment of a technical review committee. A carefully constructed plan for redevelopment of this Main Street area is well on its way, as ground breaking for a new multi-residential development is scheduled for the first week of June. This site had repeatedly received approvals for developments that were never realized. The City received recognition for its efforts with an award from the New Jersey Planning Officials in April of this year. It is impossible to list all our accomplishments. As we said, some tasks remain, but we are hopeful they will receive continued support and wish the new council the best of luck. Mayor Michael Melfi Deputy Mayor Marlin Townes Councilwoman Karen Sasso Councilman Jorge Meneses
Labrosse Slate Wins Council Race
A team of five candidates led by incumbent Councilman John Labrosse handily won the hotly-contested May 14 Hackensack City Council election. Labrosse, who’s been serving on the council for four years, was joined in victory by his Citizens for Change running mates - David Sims, Kathy Canestrino, Leo Battaglia and Rose Greenman. Labrosse, the election’s top vote-getter, and his team will replace Mayor Mike Melfi, Councilmen Marlin Townes and Jorge Meneses and Councilwoman Karen Sasso, who did not seek re-election. The five new council members will be sworn into office during a reorganization in July. Citizens for Change was successful in beating the Hackensack Coalition for Open Government, a team comprised of Ken Martin, Jason Nunnermacker, Joanne Mania Colon, Joseph Barreto and Scott Young, as well as an independent, Victor Sasson. Labrosse’s slate ran on an anti-establishment platform. During the weeks leading up to the election, Hackensack voters were bombarded with fliers and phone calls urging them to select those most capable of leading the city to success. The election comes at a particularly critical time as the city is in the midst of a major downtown rehabilitation plan. The election garnered one of the city’s lowest voter turnouts in history. The unofficial results were as follows: John Labrosse 2,006 David Sims 1,911 Kathleen Canestrino 1,908 Leo Battaglia 1,804 Rose Greenman 1,788 Jason Nunnermacker 1,677 Joanne Mania Colon 1,660 Joseph Barreto 1,656 Kenneth Martin 1,651 Scott Young 1,631 Victor Sasson 344
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The Maywood Police Department was recently represented in the Police Unity Tour by Police Officer Walter Moussou. The Police Unity Tour was organized in 1997 by Patrick Montuore of the Florham Park Police Department to raise public awareness about law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices. What started with 18 riders on a four-day bicycle ride from Florham Park to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington has grown into eight chapters boasting more than 1,600 members nationwide who make the trip annually. Moussou rode with Chapter 1 from East Hanover to Washington, clocking more than 300 miles in four days. Moussou was able to raise $2,345 for the expansion, maintenance and preservation of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Overall, the Police Unity Tour donated $1.72 million to the fund, bringing its total donations to nearly $14 since being founded.
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The Hackensack Fire Department has been upgraded to a Class 1 force by the Insurance Services Office. This is a significant improvement as the city had previously been rated as Class 3. Of the more than 47,000 fire departments in the United States subject to the ISO survey, only 61 are rated as Class
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Hackensack firefighters respond to a fire at 236 Main St. At 8 a.m. on May 10, Hackensack firefighters responded to a two-alarm blaze at a tax office located at 236 Main St. A city worker had detected the odor of smoke, noticed black stains on the windows and phoned police. The firefighters of Ladder 1 immediately began to ventilate the first floor store as Engine 4 stretched a hose inside. Rescue 1 began searches on the second floor of the building and checked how much the fire had extended. Additional Hackensack firefighters were called to the scene as well as personnel from Teaneck and Englewood. The fire was contained to the rear of the first floor of 236 Main, but offices on the second floor sustained smoke damage. The fire was brought under control within 40 minutes, and firefighters remained on the scene to help workers retrieve items from their stores and offices. The cause has not been determined.
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Ernie Sisco, Hackensack’s electric sub-code official, was recently named New Jersey Electrical Inspector of the Year. He was presented the award during a luncheon at Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City on May 2. Pictured: Sisco with Hackensack City Manager Steve Lo Iacono and Bergen Passaic Municipal Inspectors Association President Michelle Wood.
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Hackensack Mourns Loss of Michael D’Arminio
by JOY BELGIOVINE Michael D’Arminio, lifelong Hackensack resident and past mayor, passed away on May 22, leaving behind a legacy of community service that spanned decades. “People like Mickey are what make Hackensack great,” said Mayor Michael Melfi. “He was a devoted public servant who spent his life improving the country, the City of Hackensack and so many local organizations.” D’Arminio graduated from Hackensack High School in 1947 and was a star athlete in both basketball and baseball. D’Arminio served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953, rising to the rank of staff sergeant. After his time in the service, he came home, married and worked in the family construction business. He remained at D’Arminio and Sons until he retired in 1993. Among the many titles D’Arminio held, he is best known as the mayor of Hackensack, serving from 1973 to 1977. D’Arminio also served on the Hackensack Housing Authority as chairman and board member, and was very involved in UNICO, serving on its National Board of Directors. He was the UNICO District Governor from 1981 to 1982 and UNICO National President from 1990 to 1991. In 2004, D’Arminio was presented with the Dr. Anthony Vastola Award for his dedication and commitment to upholding the values of good citizenship and UNICO’s motto of “Service Above Self.” The Vastola Award is the highest award granted to a UNICO member. He also acted as a trustee of St. Francis Church for 46 years where he was founder of the church’s fundraising projects. D’Arminio served on the city’s zoning, planning and library boards. As mayor, D’Arminio was instrumental in the development and reconstruction of Columbus Park. He helped
200 Club Recognizes Valor
by JOY BELGIOVINE Many of Hackensack’s bravest and finest were honored at the 200 Club of Bergen County’s 27th annual Valor Awards ceremony held on May 16 at the Marriott at Glenpointe in Teaneck. The event recognizes the men and women who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in the service of law enforcement, fire or emergency medical services. Four members of the Hackensack Fire Department received the Meritorious Service Awards for their actions on May 26, 2012. Acting Fire Lt. Jose Portacio and Firefighters Michael Greco, Ronald Hellpap and Darin Oddo entered a burning building to treat, immobilize and remove injured Teaneck Fire Capt. Paul Kearns and carry him to safety. Under the supervision of Hackensack Deputy Chief Steve Kalman, the firefighters’ coordinated rescue efforts under extreme conditions resulted in a successful rescue. Hackensack Police Officers John Knapp and Brett McCarthy also received Meritorious Service Awards for successfully apprehending an armed robber after a foot pursuit on Dec. 12, 2011. A total of 10 Hackensack police officers were presented Distinguished Service Awards for acts demonstrating outstanding bravery under conditions of personal risk to their own life and safety, beyond their duties. On July 11, 2010, following a report from a woman
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Former mayor Jack Zisa, Hackensack Mayor Michael Melfi, Ralph Contini and former mayor Michael “Mickey” D’Arminio at the Columbus Day Parade. to secure the funding for a section of the park to be dedicated as “UNICO Plaza” where a bust of Christopher Columbus is displayed. “Mickey loved his family, loved his community and was proud of his heritage. He was a pillar of the D’Arminio extended family,” said Jack Zisa, former Hackensack mayor. “He served his community as mayor, as well as being a devoted volunteer for many of Hackensack’s boards and service organizations. And he served his heritage as a leader in the Italian-American community, both locally and nationally, serving as the president of UNICO National. Mike will be missed by many.” D’Arminio is survived by May, his wife of 60 years, two sons, Richard and his wife Manuela of Ramsey, and Michael and his wife Donna of South Hackensack. He leaves behind four granddaughters, Danielle, Kristen, Nicole and Erica, and a great-granddaughter, Madysen. He is also survived by his siblings, Lee D’Arminio of Hackensack, Angelo D’Arminio of Paramus, Angela Donaldson of Easton, Pa. and the late Carmen D’Arminio and Anthony D’Arminio.
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Hackensack Detectives John Dalton and Anthony DiPersia, Sgt. Michael Antista and Officer Brett McCarthy. who was carjacked, tied up they noticed smoke emanatand thrown into the Hacken- ing from a home. After resack River, Officer Justin de questing support from the fire la Bruyere, while on patrol, department, the officers imspotted and pursued a car mediately entered the burning matching the broadcasted home without protective gear description. De la Bruyere to alert those still inside. With arrested the assailants, who the help of these officers, the were later charged with at- nine residents safely fled the tempted murder, kidnap- building. ping, carjacking, aggravated To earn his award, Police assault and possession of a Officer Aldrin Lamboy was weapon for unlawful purpose dispatched to Berry Street on and robbery. Aug. 19, 2012 on a report of Hackensack Sgt. Michael an aggravated assault with a Antista and Detectives John handgun. After conducting Dalton, Anthony DiPersia a felony motor vehicle stop, and Jason Klosk were ap- Lamboy arrested the three plauded for apprehending a suspects. knife-wielding suspect on Police Officer Anthony Nov. 19, 2012 in the Sears Duardo was applauded for his parking lot after a stabbing actions on March 17, 2013 was reported. After the offi- when he entered Bubbles cers secured the suspect, he Laundromat on a report of a was charged with aggravated possible stabbing. Duardo arassault, unlawful posses- rested the suspect, who had sion of a weapon, terroristic allegedly stabbed a father and threats and criminal mischief. son. Officers Massimo DiMarAlso receiving Distintino, Matthew Jacobsen and guished Service Awards were Nicholas Ortiz were honored Bergen County Sheriff’s Offor their actions on March ficer James Schielzo and K-9 17, 2013 when they were dis- Noki and Sheriff’s Officer patched to Park Street on a re- James Phelan. port of a fight. Upon arrival,
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Ghanaian Food, Fashion, Culture Rotary Applauds Hackensack’s Sutherland
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On May 19, First Presbyterian Church of Hackensack held a special luncheon and fashion show celebrating the culture of Ghana. Barbara Calderio Del Rosso organized the event, which included the food of the African nation prepared by the Ghanaian women of First Presbyterian Church. Featured dishes included barbecue chicken, empanadas and rice balls in peanut soup.
Local ShopRite Employees Lauded
More than 190 ShopRite associates employed by Inserra Supermarkets were recently honored for a combined 2,835 years of service. Each of the honorees, who work at the Mahwah-based company’s 22 stores throughout New Jersey and New York, were recognized for their milestone anniversaries, ranging from five to 50 years of service. “Our associates are the backbone of Inserra Supermarkets. They are the ones on the front lines, in the stock rooms, at the registers and on the floor, who are taking care of our customers each and every day,” said Lawrence Inserra Jr., president and CEO. “These outstanding men and women are the secret to our past, current and future success. I applaud them for making it all happen, seven days a week, 365 days a year.” Maywood’s Joseph Percontino was honored for 30 years, and Hackensack’s Daniel Kump was honored for 10 years. Leonard Magrini, this year’s 50-year honoree, is
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currently the store manager at the Hillsdale store. After launching his career as a “carriage kid” in the former Hasbrouck Heights store, the River Vale resident rose through the ranks to his current leadership position.
Rory Sutherland (center) with Rotary Treasurer Richard Stenken and Rotary District Gov. Bonnie Sirower. Hackensack resident and Rotarian Rory Sutherland has been presented the Rotary District 7490 Governor’s Award and the Rotary Zone 32 Service to Club Award. During the Rotary conference in Mystic, Conn., on May 18, District Gov. Bonnie Sirower recognized Sutherland for his continued work installing water filters in the Dominican Republic, as well as for his many community service endeavors in New Jersey. Sutherland is a volunteer emergency medical technician and sponsors little league baseball. Water is a main area of focus for Rotary International, and the majority of people in the Dominican Republic do not have direct access to clean drinking water. Sutherland brought the solution of installing water filters back to New Jersey after a trip to the Caribbean nation, and now 11 Rotary clubs in northern New Jersey are involved in the project.
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On May 29, the Maywood Police Department arrested the boyfriend-girlfriend duo of Samantha Dixon, 30, and Lamont Moseley, 28, both of Paterson, in connection with the robbery of the TD Bank on Maywood Avenue on March 27. On that date, Dixon allegedly entered the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money while Moseley was waiting in a vehicle nearby. After their arrest, the two allegedly confessed to detectives from Maywood and the Fair Lawn police departments to four other bank robberies of TD banks in Fair Lawn, Elmwood Park, Haledon, and Totowa. by paul hummel Freshly-painted benches, a manicured lawn and carefully-placed flowers greeted military veterans, their families, local politicians and neighbors gathered at Hackensack’s annual Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at Veterans Park on May 27. The ceremony was led by Elks Past Exalted Ruler Ernie Keahey a former Marine corporal, and featured speeches by Mayor Michael Melfi and Hackensack resident Jacqueline Richardson, an Army sergeant with 18 years of service Photos Courtesy: Paul Hummel currently stationed at Fort Tot- Purple Heart vets Frank Gallitano and Louis “Lee” D’Arminio, Mayor Michael ten in Queens. She performed Melfi with Elks Past Exalted Ruler Ernie Keahey and the laying of a wreath by an a cappella version of the Hackensack City Council. “Star Spangled Banner.” Also in attendance were The Rev. Brian Laffler of erans who served and paid not only to remember the vetPolice Director Mike Morda- the Church of St. Anthony of the ultimate sacrifice for our erans of the past but also to ga and a contingent of offi- Padua led the opening prayer country and our freedom,” acknowledge the sacrifices cers, Hackensack City Coun- and asked that the fallen be re- said Melfi, a former corpo- of those still serving their cil, several city firefighters membered. He then ticked off ral in the Marine Corps, who country in all branches of the led by Deputy Chief Andrew a list of local men and women spoke about the recent pass- armed forces. Pawlick and Boy Scout Troop currently serving in the mili- ing of ex-mayor Michael “It wouldn’t be the land of 5, who displayed the nation’s tary and asked those in atten- “Mickey” D’Arminio, a Ko- the free without the home of colors. A moving 21-gun sa- dance to include them in their rean War veteran, as well as the brave for those men and lute was performed by the prayers. other recently deceased vet- women that are out there toHackensack Police Honor “We are taking the oppor- erans. day putting their lives at risk Guard. tunity to remember the vetThe theme of the day was in places far away from their families and loved ones,” Melfi said. Richardson recounted her years in the Army, which have included stints in Fort Bragg, N.C. and Germany. “The most important thing is to remember the lives of those who are not here. There are empty spaces next to them in their bed that used to be filled. They gave their lives so we could be free.” After wreaths were placed at a veterans’ memorial, Keahey played “Taps” on his bugle. He acknowledged two Purple Heart veterans, Louis “Lee” D’Arminio, an Army medic who served in World War II at the Normandy invasion, and Frank Gallitano, a corporal in the Korean conflict. “As living Americans, we honor our fallen soldiers,” said Keahey. “These people served their country with great humility and satisfaction. They were willing to give their life for your life, for your freedom and your way of life.”
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Seeking Kit, Prefab Homeowners
by mary boggia In the early 1900s, potential homeowners could use mail-order catalogs to purchase a kit to build a house. Companies such as Sears, Montgomery Ward and Aladdin Homes offered 12,000-piece kits, which included an instruction booklet on how to build a house for the do-it-yourselfer, plus lumber and hardware, etc. The kit usually arrived by rail boxcar. Many of these owner-constructed homes are found within a few miles of railroad lines, so Maywood was a prime location for building this less-expensive housing. Sears houses are common in northern New Jersey because there was a company mill in Newark. If you are living or lived in a catalog/kit house, the Maywood Historical Committee would like to know. Where in town is/was it located. Do you remember helping your
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Prefabricated home from the Montgomery Ward catalog. parents build the house? Do you have photos? Is there existing documentation such as the instruction booklet, sales receipt and the like? Who has owned the house over the years? Are there other stories about the house you’d like to share? Is your house a prefab manufactured house, prebuilt in complete sections and then transported to the lot where it was assembled? Do you recall the day the wide-load trucks came to town bringing the pieces to be assembled? Can you give MHC background details of the manufacturer, price, how long it took from order to delivery, etc. Of course, photos and location are important details to be recorded, and that information is welcome. These houses in town are part of the history of Maywood, but it’s the people of the borough who retain the stories and details of history. If you want to share your information about a catalog house or prefab home, send an e-mail to the MHC at www.maywoodhistory. com. Photos may be sent to photos@maywoodhistory. com or call Carol Dass at 201-845-8830. Thank you for relating history and helping the Maywood Historical Committee in its mission of “Saving Maywood’s Yesterdays for Tomorrow.”
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by laura knipping More than 200 runners gathered at the Maywood Rotary Club’s annual 5K race on Saturday, May 18. It was fun for the whole family as participants aged 9 and up seized the beautiful day and ran three miles around the streets of Maywood, starting at Memorial Park. Some even ran with their dogs and baby carriagPhoto Courtesy: Laura Knipping es. Familar faces run in the annual Maywood Rotary 5K The top five overall finish- Run/Walk. ers were Carlos Coronado, of Hackensack, first; John Pu- University, while Pujols at“I’m slowly getting back jols, of Hackensack, second; tends LaSalle University. into it and I hope to be runJean Carlos Mercedes, of EnJohn Amodeo has orga- ning in the Maywood 5K for glewood, third; Joe Diaz, of nized the Maywood 5K since the first time next year,” he Maywood, fourth; and Onyi its inception 20 years ago. said. Obelle, of Hackensack, fifth. “Even throughout the reMaywood resident Lisa “Whenever it gets hard I cession, there’s been a con- Timmins used the 5K as her just keep going,” said Diaz, sistent turnout at the race,” first foray into competitive a Hackensack High School Amodeo said. “The race has running. student. maintained its stability in “I had a baby 10 months Diaz, Coronado and Pu- tough times and I’d like to at- ago and I really wanted to jols have been training to- tribute that to our local spon- challenge myself.” gether every day for the past sors and the support of the Timmins came in third few months for next fall’s town of Maywood.” place among female runners, cross-country track season. Amodeo used to be an avid while her husband, Chris, Coronado is graduating from runner, but has been out of came in second among men Hackensack High School this commission lately because aged 30 to 39. month and heading to Rowan of an injury.
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Members of the Maywood Station Museum with Maywood Mayor Gregg Padovano, Councilman Adrian Febre, New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway President Nathan Fenno, Bergen County Freeholders and members of the Bergen County Division of Historic and Cultural Affairs. The Maywood Station Museum has been selected by the Bergen County Division of Historic and Cultural Affairs to receive the 2013 County of Bergen Historical Preservation Award in the category of Adaptive Use of a Historic Site. The museum was selected based on its educational programs, open houses, free concerts and special events held each year. Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan and the Board of Chosen Freeholders presented the commendation to the museum at an awards ceremony at the Historic Church on the Green in Hackensack on May 9. The MSHC now has Borough of the distinction of being a Maywood six-time recipient New of Jersey Bergen County’s Preservation Awards.
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Jack Savage has been selected as grand marshal of the 2013 Maywood Fourth of July Parade. He was named during the parade committee’s May 1 meeting. Savage served as a Maywood councilman from 2004 through 2012, serving as council president in 2011. He is a member of Maywood American Legion Post 142 and a member, lector and Eucharistic minister of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. Savage, who graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and Naval War College in Newport, R.I., is a retired U.S. Navy captain.
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United Water Founda- The United Water Foundation has presented Flat Rock tion encourages innovative Brook Nature Association a and sustainable programs in $5,000 grant to fund a watershed education program for Englewood Cliffs Upper School students. The course will be conducted in classrooms by Flat Rock Brook’s education staff. “Understanding the role a watershed plays in our environment is very important,” said Stephen Wiessner, executive director of the Englewood-based Flat Rock Brook. “We are part of a very important watershed area that drains into the Hudson River, which means what we do here has the potential to have an impact on the health of the river and the ocean.” “United Water is proud to support this important initiative,” said Sonja Clark, executive director of the United Water Foundation. “We believe that understanding our watershed will help to raise awareness of the importance of preserving one of earth’s most precious resources.”
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Teterboro Chrysler Dealership Celebrates 50 Years
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Teterboro Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram’s Alan Graf and Sal Anicito. by joy belgiovine “We are just two everyday guys who love cars and love coming to work every day,” Alan Graf says of himself and his partner, Sal Anicito, who co-own the Teterboro Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership in Little Ferry. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Chrysler dealership was originally located in Ridgefield Park but Graf relocated to the bustling Little Ferry location right next to the airport in 1968. In 1992, Anicito merged his own dealership with Graf’s, forming Teterboro Chrysler Jeep. A year and a half ago, they acquired the Dodge Ram franchise. “We have plans to broaden the Dodge truck sales in the future,” Graf said. Plans also include keeping the dealership in the family, with Graf’s son, Alan Jr., serving as comptroller, and Anicito’s son, David, working as the dealership’s sales manager. “We are a leader in North Jersey and have tripled our business in the last four years,” Graf, said, citing the dealership’s outstanding track record, including earning the Chrysler Award of Excellence and status as an Elite Chrysler Five Star Dealership. “Our excellent service department, fair pricing and aggressive sales team sets us apart from the other dealerships in the area,” Graf added. “We consistently have received top awards on a national level for our service department.” With more than 200 new cars and 60 to 80 used cars on the lot at any time, Graf strives to ensure the best selection, service and pricing for customers. “We have a special finance division dedicated to helping our customers during these challenging financial times,” he said. “We’ve been doing this for a long time, and we will do whatever it takes to take care of the customer.” Teterboro Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is located at 469 Route 46 East, Little Ferry. For more information visit www.teterborochryslerjeep. net.
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Salon Shampoo Celebrates Decade Bill O’Shea’s: A Blooming Business
Nicole Cruickshank and Keri Hopper, co-owners of Salon Shampoo in Rochelle Park, believe in both working and playing together. Friends for more than 20 years, the two met at their first salon job out of school, and they later worked together in Ridgewood, under Tabatha Coffey, the infamous salon maven of the hit Bravo reality show, “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.” A decade ago, Cruickshank and Hopper turned their lifelong dream of opening their own shop into reality. “I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already, and that I had the guts to open my own place at 23 years old,” Cruickshank explained. “What Keri and I have built is really special. We are all best friends in the salon and we have so many longtime, faithful customers that have been with us through the years. Everyone knows everyone here and our business has continued to grow because of the referrals we by joy belgiovine Bill O’Shea’s Florist and Gifts has been part of the Hasbrouck Heights community for more than 40 years. Originally opened by Bill O’Shea in 1969, John and Linda Kosakowski, who worked under O’Shea as teens, officially took over the business in 2009. Both floral designers, the Kosakowskis are known for their custom arrangements, unique gifts and John’s attention-grabbing seasonal storefront displays. Open seven days a week, Bill O’Shea’s Florist and Gifts strives to be a one-stop-shop for finding that special something for that special someone. In addition to its floral designs, Bill O’Shea offers a vast giftware selection including silk floral arrangements, pottery, candles, soaps and lotions, artisan jewelry, chocolates, gourmet cookie mixes, home décor, garden accessories and more. Linda Kosakowski makes it her business to ensure her clients get exactly what they want. “A few months ago, I get this phone call on a Sunday afternoon and I spent about 30 minutes on the phone with this client. He wasn’t certain about what he wanted and I patiently spoke to him, figuring out what he was envisioning,” Linda Kosakowski explained. “Turns out, it was Tony Orlando, the singer. He used to live in the area and was visiting. Since then, he’s called and had us put together more arrangements for him.” But you don’t have to be celebrity to get the celebrity treat-
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Salon Shampoo celebrated its tenth anniversary. get.” While they would love to eventually expand the salon, Cruickshank loves the hustle and bustle of their current location. A neighborhood staple, Salon Shampoo (located in the ShopRite shopping center on West Passaic Street) is best known for its specialty styling, including special occasion hair and makeup. “We often go to the clients’ homes to style the entire wedding party,” Cruickshank said. “We also offer customfit clip-in and bonded hair extensions and eyelash extensions that last up to two weeks. Amanda Garcia, who does the makeup, eyelash extensions and facial waxing for the salon is amazing.. Salon Shampoo participates in the Locks of Love organization and is actively involved in the community by supporting local school raffles and tricky tray events with basket donations. Salon Shampoo is located 238 West Passaic St., Rochelle Park. For more information call 201-845-7979 or visit www.salonshampoo. com.
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John Kosakowski with Girl Scout Troops 823 and 875 of Maywood as they proudly display the arrangements they created to earn their flower patches. ment at Bill O’Shea’s. “The very best part of this job is serving our customers,” Linda Kosakowski said. “We have customers that come in and stay for an hour. No matter why they are here, they always leave feeling better.” Proud of the personal attention and comfortable feel of the store, Linda said that before the digital age, she could even tell you everyone client’s home address. “We haven’t really changed much, we just built upon Bill’s model,” she said. “We constantly work at it, not in it.” In keeping with the times, the Kosakowskis have embraced social media as a new way to connect with their customers. The Bill O’Shea’s Florist and Gifts Facebook page actively keeps fans informed of specials and store news, and, recently, John Kosakowski hosted two floral design classes that quickly filled up. Because of the great response, more classes will be scheduled in the future. A natural teacher and philanthropist, John Kosakowski has invited many local Girl Scout troops from northern New Jersey to visit the store. They are able to earn their flower badges by creating their own custom floral arrangements. And for the last few years, Bill O’Shea’s Florist and Gifts has sold red ribbons from Thanksgiving through the beginning of February to benefit the Center for Food Action in Englewood. Kosakowski then uses the ribbons as decorations, displaying them up and down the Boulevard. Bill O’Shea’s Florist and Gifts also sponsors several local Little League teams and offers a special promotion for the area high schools during prom season. If students purchase their prom flowers at Bill O’Shea’s, the store donates 10 percent of the purchase back to their high school’s Project Graduation. Bill O’Shea’s Florist and Gifts is located at 231 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights. For more information call 201-288-2300 or visit http:// osheasflowers.com/.
Local Schools Named Newsweek’s Best
by joy belgiovine Newsweek and its online presence, The Daily Beast, recently published their list of the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation and three local high schools have made the cut. They have proven to be the most effective in turning out collegeready grads. The list is based on six key components: Graduation rate, college acceptance rate, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advance International Certificate of Education (AICE, tests taken per student, average SAT/ACT scores, average AP/IB/AICE scores, and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course. Bergen County Academies in Hackensack ranked No. 26 overall in the United States, also coming in No. 4 in the Northeast. Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro placed No. 74 overall and No. 20 in the Northeast. Paramus High School was ranked No. 705 overall while Hackensack High School came in at No. 1,374 overall. Bergen County Academies dropped slightly in rank as last year it placed at No. 21, while Bergen County Technical High School and Paramus moved up on the list in 2013, from last year’s rank of No. 104 and No. 754, respectively. “The staff, students, faculty and administration are all very excited about being among the top 2,000 high schools,” Hackensack High School Principal James Montesano said. While Hackensack High School has made the list three times previously, Montesano said it’s been several years since the school has been recognized. “All of our schools work really hard to produce these great results,” he continued. “And our high school community as a whole does a really nice job getting our students ready for their next endeavor, not only academically, but socially as well.” The data analyzed was self-reported by each school for the 2011–12 school year. Newsweek said it invited more than 5,000 high schools to participate in the survey this year, and nearly 2,500 responded. All public high schools in the U.S. were eligible. Bergen County high schools that were among Newsweek’s Top 1,000 included: Glen Rock High School, Glen Rock ( No. 218), Tenafly High School, Tenafly (No. 253), High Tech High School, North Bergen (No. 436), Pascack Hills High School, Montvale (No. 345), Cresskill High School, Cresskill (No. 361), Northern Valley Regional High School, Demarest (No. 351), Mahwah High School, Mahwah (No. 615), Ramsey High School, Ramsey (No. 805), River Dell Regional High School, Oradell (No. 819), Northern Valley Regional High School, Old Tappan (No. 831) and Fair Lawn High School, Fair Lawn (No. 876).
Teterboro Airport Scholarships
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On May 29, the Teterboro Airport Community Benefit Fund hosted its annual scholarship awards luncheon at Dassault Falcon Jet’s hangar honoring eight North Jersey high school seniors. Kamil Olechowski, Henry P. Becton Regional High School; Khalfani Saint-Clair, Teaneck High School; Frailine Gliozzi, Bogota High School; Sohui Park, Ridgefield Park High School; Michael Perez, Hasbrouck Heights High School; Christopher Madalena, Wood-Ridge High School; Shaun Sengupta, Secaucus High School; and James Hadrava, Rutherford High School.
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Letters to the Editor Scouts Appreciate Rifle Lessons
Eligible members of the Rochelle Park Boy Scouts were recently invited by Robert Verhasselt to attend rifle safety classes over a two-week period. At the end of the fourhour course, the eligible Scouts camped overnight at a rifle range in West Milford to perfect their target skills. The troop would like to say a special thanks to Mr. Verhasselt for his time and very informative classes. The boys had a great time and earned their merit badges at the same time. Mr. Verhasselt personally helped each and every Scout to ensure they earned those badges. Toni Califano Rochelle Park
Summer Camp Now Registering
The Maywood Recreation Department is now enrolling children entering kindergarten through grade 8 in its full-day summer program. The program will run from June 27 through Aug. 23. Regular hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with optional extended hours until 6 p.m. The program costs $675 per Maywood resident and $850 for non-residents. The weekly rate is $90 for residents and $100 for non-residents. Aftercare is provided at an additional cost of $75 per week for residents and $100 for non-residents. Payment is due in full before the start of the program, and after care must be paid in advance. For more information, e-mail Lisa Schieli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merchants Support Foot Patrols
Since its establishment in 2004, the Upper Main Alliance has requested a greater police presence on Main Street and the downtown business district. While the district is generally a low-crime area, a regular police presence would increase a sense of security for shoppers and visitors. In particular, our membership has requested foot patrol officers to regularly walk the business district. In doing so, they will become familiar with the merchants, shopkeepers and patrons in the downtown. The feeling is that these types of patrols would also reduce incidents of panhandling, loitering and other disruptive behavior that can occur in any shopping area. Many other managed districts are regularly policed in this way to ensure a safe, family-friendly street for shoppers, employees and visitors. With Hackensack’s downtown now being considered by developers for large scale rehabilitation, it is more important than ever to show the development community and the public at large that Hackensack is willing to go the extra mile to create a welcoming secure shopping environment. We support Hackensack’s efforts to bring regular, ongoing walking police patrols to Main Street. We encourage our businesses and residents to show their support for this effort as well. Upper Main Alliance Board of Directors Hackensack
Legionnaires Recognize Bergen’s Best
The Bergen County American Legion held its 87th Annual Convention and Awards Ceremony on May 11 at Elmwood Park Post 147. Special and thank you awards were presented by Commander Bob Salvini to Mario Lembo of Oakland Post 369 for his continued service as finance officer for over 12 years; George Tomko of Westwood Post 206-477 for his continued service for over six years as chaplain; Mike Carroll of Lyndhurst Post 139 for his continued service as department executive committeeman for over nine years; Linda Carroll of Lyndhurst Ladies Auxiliary Unit 139 for her chairing the Counties Testimonial Dinner for the past nine years; and Loeky Salvini of Rochelle Park Ladies Auxiliary Unit 170 for putting together the 86th and 87th Convention journals. Membership Recognition Awards were presented by Salvini to Rochelle Park Post 170, Harrington Park Post 30, Little Ferry Post 310, Norwood Post 272, Bogota Post 117, Cresskill Post 21, East Rutherford Post 67, Wood Ridge Post 97 and Lodi Post 136 for exceeding 2012 membership numbers as well as to Ridgefield Park Post 40, Hasbrouck Heights Post 106, Westwood Post 206, Northvale Post 366 and Saddle Brook Post 415 for matching their 2012 membership numbers. Bergen County American Legion Four Pillar Awards were presented by Maenard Burgess, Americanism Chairman, to Leonia Post 1 and Teaneck Post 128 for Veterans and Community Service; Hackensack Post 55 and Little Ferry Post 310 for Americanism; Cresskill Post 21 and Rochelle Park Post 170 for Community and Americanism; Lyndhurst Post 139 and Park Ridge Post 153 for All Around Americanism; and Hasbrouck Heights Post 106 and Rutherford Post 109 for Boys State support. Americanism Awards in a variety of categories were also presented by Maenard Burgess For more information visit www.bcnjal.org. Commander Bob Salvini Bergen County American Legion
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AT THE LIBRARIES JOHNSON LIBRARY GALLERY AND CASES: East Jersey Trout Unlimited for fly fishing, conservation, healing waters and casting for recovery. ICAL ART EXHIBIT through July 27 for Latin American Cultural Expression. AN IPAD A DAY KEEPS THE BOREDOM AWAY June 20, 7 – 8:30 p.m. for complete iPad beginner lessons. Free program. BASIC POINT AND SHOOT DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY June 4 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. with Betsy Coyne. Pre-registration required. CHAIR YOGA June 6, 13, 20, 27 at 3 p.m. for a gentle yoga class for adults. Presented by Felise Berman of Shiva Shanti Yoga. Free and everyone is invited. Pre-registration required. TECHNOLOGY PETTING ZOO June 15 at 1 p.m. iPads and other mobile devices on loan from New Jersey State Library for 60 days. Library staff will be on hand to demonstrate their use and answer questions. BIRDS OF BERGEN COUNTY June 27 at 7 p.m. with Don Torino. Preregistration required. BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP June 15 at 10 a.m. at Java’s Brewin’. The book will be An Available Man by Hilma Wolitzer. Call 201-343-4781. JUST THE FACTS: A NONFICTION ONLY BOOK CLUB held June 29 at 11 a.m. at Java’s Brewin’. The book will be Wild by Cheryl Strayed. To register call Kathy at 201343-4169 ext. 22. TEEN BOOKS FOR ADULT READERS 2 p.m. July 6, Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Aug. 3, If I Stay by Gayle Forman. INSPECT YOUR GADGET Every Thursday morning from 11 – 12 p.m. for smart phones, tablets, nooks, kindle and more. Bring the device and the manual and they will help you use it more efficiently. Hackensack residents only. FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES June 14 at 2 p.m. Call the library for film information. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. To lose weight and get healthier with Nancy Ellson, RN. SUMMER READING PARTY June 11 from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. All young adults are invited to sign up for our reading program. This year’s programs include Zombie Prom, Bowling Trip, Minute to Win it Games, Movie themed Scavenger Hunt, Hyperactive Trivia, Murder Mystery Party, Survivor and more. Submit your reading log by Aug. 15 to be eligible for the prizes including a Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tablet. PRESCHOOL STORYHOURS For ages 3 and up on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Pre-registration required. MOTHER GOOSE TIME for children under 3 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:15 a.m. Pre-registration required. COMPUTER ASSISTANCE and tutoring with one of the librarians. Hackensack residents only. Call 201343-4169 ext. 22. SATURDAY MOVIES June 8, 15, 22, 29 at 2 p.m. Call the library for details. LEARN ENGLISH OR SPANISH USING ROSETTA STONE for Hackensack residents only. Ages 14 and up. By appointment only. Call 201-3434169 ext. 34 or e-mail. COMPUTER AND ESL WORKSHOP at 10 a.m. Learn beginning computer skills and English as well. ESL AND ENGLISH CONVERSATION waiting list names now being taken for upcoming class for Hackensack residents only. FREEGAL, FREADING AND VIDEO GAMES offers free music, free new e-books and video games available from the Hackensack.bccls.org Web site. Also borrow a Kindle. Contact Catherine Folk-Pushee for complete information. Borrow a Kindle offered to Hackensack members. Library Board Meeting Dates 2013 June 11, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10. Meetings will take place at 274 Main St. at 4 p.m. Library Hours: Adult: Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Junior Department: Monday – Tuesday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration is required for all special programs. Facebook.com/ JohnsonPublicLibrary. Call 201343-4169 ext. 14 or visit Hackensack. bccls.org. MAYWOOD LIBRARY SUNDAY MOVIES at 2 p.m. for Presented by the Maywood Recreation Department. All are welcome. GIFT A BOOK FUNDRAISER dedicate and donate a Children’s/Young Adult book or books. All books are $5. Each patron is encouraged to write a dedication page that will be included in the book. FAX 24 Public Service Fax Machine is located in the lobby and accepts debit and check cards: Visa, Master Card, Amex and Discover. $1.50/first page, $1/each additional to USA, Canada and Caribbean. International rates: $4.95/ first page, $3.45/additional pages. iPADS available for checkout to Maywood residents with valid library card. YOGA SATURDAYS Free one-hour beginner classes for ages 16 and older on Saturdays and on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at 10:30 a.m. Must be 16 and up. Registration required. EVENING SCRAPBOOK CLUB meets for the basics of scrapbooking from 6 – 7 p.m. with Stephanie Rogers, to create our own scrapbook. Register at the front desk. AFTERNOON SCRAPBOOK CLUB meets for the basics of scrapbooking at noon on with Stephanie Rogers to create our own scrapbook. Register at the front desk. DROP-IN SCRAPBOOKING DAY on the second Sunday of each month from 2 – 4 p.m. Bring your own pictures and supplies; the library has scissors and paper. NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS career support group on Thursdays at 1 p.m. Also available are computer training classes and job readiness workshops. COMPUTER TRAINING AND MS SUITE CLASSES. Call to register and for dates and information. ADULT BOOK CLUB second Friday of the month at 11 a.m. Book title, schedule and registration available at the front desk. Book club is led by Louise Feulner. CIRCLE TIME on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays from 2 – 2:45 p.m. for toddlers through 6 years old with parents or caregivers. BILINGUAL STORY TIME on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. The library is looking for parents to read picture books aloud in their native language. Call Jenna at the library if interested. VAST FOREIGN COLLECTION to accommodate the 38 percent of residents in Bergen County who speak a language other than English. Come visit the library and explore the books and DVDs on hand and to request additional language books ask a staff member at the library. YOUNG ADULT EXHIBITORS WANTED to display art work. All art is welcome. Contact Jenna at 201845-215. MAYWOOD LOCAL HISTORY ROOM by appointment only; for group tours call Carol Dass at 201-845-8830 or visit maywoodhistory.com. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Call 201-845-2915. PARAMUS LIBRARY ACTIVITIES open to Paramus residents only. Registration required unless otherwise noted. BooksNJ 2013 will be set up on the grounds of the library on June 9 from 1 – 5 p.m. rain or shine. Join us for an afternoon of about 100 authors. They will read to the children, discuss their books and share what they know about writing and publishing. Panels, poetry readings, face painting, crafts and storytelling for the kids. Something for all ages. ZUMBA UNDER THE STARS June 12 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. with Claudia of Gold’s Gym at the Paramus band shell. Free and open to the public. FILM SCREENING June 10 at 1 p.m. The film will be “Cloud Atlas.” Free and open to the public with first come seating. STORYTIMES: for Paramus residents at Main Branch: Little Bookworms for birth -18 months with caregiver Tuesdays at 10 -10:45 a.m. Teeny Time for ages 18 - 30 months with caregiver, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. Tell Me a Story for ages 2.5 – 3.5 with caregiver on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Picture Book Parade for ages 3.5 – 5 on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 1:15. Reid Branch: Tell Me a Story for ages 2 – 3.5 with caregiver on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Picture Book Parade for ages 3.5 – 5 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at four different times. Registration required on all. STORYTIME AT REID Tell Me a Story for ages 2 – 3 with caregiver on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Picture Book Parade for ages 3 – 5 on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays and Friday at 10:30 a.m. ESL Intermediate Classes Open to All Bergen County Residents offered Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30 – 9 p.m. starting. Free with Paramus residents having priority. Registration required. Call 201-599-1305. Main Library at 116 E. Century Rd. Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. - Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. The Reid Branch at 239 W. Midland Ave. Monday – 1 – 9 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Call 201-599-1300 or visit paramuslibrary.org. AT THE RIVERKEEPER ECO-CRUISES, PADDLING CENTER AND RIVER CLEANUPS Open Eco-Cruises from now – Oct. 13. $25/ adults, $10/kids 4 – 12. Paddling Center open weekends now - Oct. 28. Canoe and Kayak rentals ($25 per paddler w/a two paddler minimum for Guided Paddles. Full Moon paddles $30/per paddler, $15/paddlers with their own boats. Private Group paddles also available. River Cleanups from now – Oct. 20. Bird walks, indoor presentations also available. Visit hackensackriverkeeper.org. For information, call 201-968-0808/ eco-cruises and 201-920-4746/Paddle Center or visit hackensackriverkeeper.org. ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Every Other Sunday ORADELL Open-Mic Night: Poetry and Live Acoustic Music presented by Cool Beans Café, 304 Kinderkamack Rd. from 7 – closing. Sign up at 7 p.m. House PA and piano available. Afterhours jam session TBA. $3/cover. Call 201-634-1400. June 6 PARAMUS 21st Annual Young Playwrights Festival held at Bergen Community College in the Ciccone Theatre at 8 p.m. Four plays will be presented. Call 201-4477143 or visit Bergen.edu. June 8, 9, 15, 16 HACKENSACK Cahoots presented by The Company at the Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, 39 Broadway. Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 3 p.m. Call 201-646-8042. June 8 TEANECK BabEl presented by Jazz Saxophonist Uri Gurvich and Quartet at the Puffin Cultural Forum, 20 Puffin Way, at 8 p.m. $10. Call 201-836-3499 or visit puffinculturalforum.org. June 10 – 11 FAIR LAWN Tommy auditions held by the Old Library Theatre at the Fair Lawn Recreation Center, 10-10 20th St. from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. For information visit oldlibrarytheatre.net or call 201-797-3553. June 13 HASBROUCK HEIGHTS A Comedy Night for Steven Monahan presented by the Friends of Steven Monahan at Bananas Comedy Club, Holiday Inn, 283 Route 17 South at 5:30 p.m. with Showtime at 7 p.m. $30. Light fare available for purchase, cash bar. E-mail email@example.com. June 21 TEANECK Classical Pianist Fred Moyer to perform early 1900s music at the Puffin Cultural Forum, 20 Puffin Way, at 8 p.m. $10. Reservations recommended. Call 201-836-3499 or visit puffinculturalforum.org. June 28 – 30 LEONIA 12th Annual Playwrights Showcase The performances will be held at the Civil War Theater, 130 Grand Ave., from June 28 – 30. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 3 p.m. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org. BUSINESS AND NETWORKING Every Thursday HACKENSACK Hackensack Rotary Club meets at Rudy’s, 107 Anderson St. Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. Focus on community service and information through weekly programs. Visit hackensackrotary.org. Contact Amanda Missey, membership chairwoman, at 201-281-8587 or amissey@ bergenvolutneers.org. Every Thursday MAYWOOD Maywood Rotary Club meets at Maywood Inn for lunch on Thursdays. June 7, Feed the Hungry at HHMC, 120 River St., Hackensack. Deliver stew by 3 p.m. Servers at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 18, MRC/Len Rubin’s 59th Annual Golf Outing at Spook Rock Country Club, Ramapo, N.Y. Sept. 26-27, Zerbini’s Family Circus. Call 201-843-8763. HACKENSACK Business Volunteer Council Events Fifth Fridays at Stony Hill Inn: Nov. 22. $35. Night at the Races, July 19 at Meadowlands Racetrack from 6 – 10 p.m. Bergen County Golf Classic, July 29 at Ridgewood Country Club. Bergen Bike Tour at Darlington Park, September. $35/registration fee. For information on all events call 201-489-9454 or visit bergenvolunteers.org or nnjbvc.org. HACKENSACK Regional Chamber of Commerce June 6, Casino Night with the Community Resource Council. June 9, Boys and Girls Club Pancake Breakfast, 170 B Sussex St. $5/person. Call 973-4737410 ext. 103. Sept. 18, Golf Outing. Sept. 29, Chamber Gala at Stony Hill Inn honoring Sr. Emily of Holy Trinity Church and Larry Inserra Jr. of Inserra Supermarkets. Call 201-489-3700 or visit hackensackchamber.org. PARAMUS Chamber of Commerce Events. June 23, inaugural Paramus Triathlon, with 300m swim at Paramus Municipal Pool, 14-mile bike ride and 5K run. Volunteers needed. Call 201-639-4890. Call 201261-3344 or visit paramuschamber.com. MAHWAH Mahwah Regional Chamber Events 201-529-5566 or visit Mahwah.com. MEADOWLANDS Meadowlands Regional Chamber June 9, Meadowlands Heart Walk. June 16, Small Business Council month open meeting. June 18, After Hours Networking at the Courtyard Lyndhurst Meadowlands. June 17, Golf outing. July 17, Disaster Preparedness. Visit meadowlands.org. June 18 HACKENSACK 25t. Annual Luncheon presented by the Foundation for Free Enterprise honoring Joseph Simunovich at Stony Hill Inn from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. $185. Call 201368-2100 or visit fffe.or. CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN Mondays HACKENSACK Citizenship Classes at Johnson Library from 10 – 11 a.m. Call 201-343-4169 ext. 21. HACKENSACK Internet Classes offered by the Johnson Public Library. Hackensack residents only. Call for details. 201-343-4781. Saturdays TEANECK Salsa Aerobic Dance Classes with dancer/choreographer Donay at ClubFit, 444 Cedar Lane, from noon – 1 p.m. For men and women, no partners required. $10/person. Call 201-894-0138. Fourth Sunday MAYWOOD Square Dancing presented by Maywood Recreation and FAD (Fun at Dancing) held at the Maywood Senior Recreation Center from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Free. Children first grade and older may attend with an adult. Call Jim at 201-712-1853 email@example.com. Aug. 5 HACKENSACK Training for Clown Volunteers presented by Call Us Clowns who visit hospitals, nursing homes, libraries, senior and day care centers and more. Eight-week course meeting once a week on Mondays from 1 – 4 p.m. through October. Course/$100. Course includes: classes/materials, start-up makeup kit and Call Us Clowns membership dues through Oct. 31, 2013. Call 201-8052567 or visit callusclowns.org. LECTURES AND INFORMATION July 13 PARAMUS Jim Hopkinson Salary Tutor held at Bergen Community College and sponsored by the Women’s Institute at Bergen Community College at the Moses Center. Registration at 8 a.m. Presentation at 8:30 a.m. Book signing to follow. Visit meadowlands.org. July 17 PARAMUS 2013 Disaster Preparedness Conference held at Bergen Community College and sponsored by the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce. Visit meadowlands.org. ORGANIZATIONS Wednesdays BERGENFIELD The Widow & Widowers Club of Northern Valley invites singles for dancing, refreshments and live music at the VFW Hall, 321 S. Washington Ave., from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. Also for fifth Wednesday if applicable. All other Wednesdays for widowed only. Newcomers are welcome. Call 973-7729078. Second Monday HACKENSACK Hackensack African-American Civic Organization meets the second Monday at the Elks Lodge on the corner or First and Berry streets. Visit haaca.org. Second Thursday ROCHELLE PARK American Legion Auxiliary Unit 170 of Rochelle Park meeting at 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month at 33 W. Passaic St. Women who are wives, mothers, daughters and sisters of veterans are welcome to join. Call 201-5879655. Third Sunday ROCHELLE PARK Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by the American Legion Post 170, 33 W. Passaic St. $4/adults, under 10/free. Held from 8 – 11:30. Call 201-843-9683 or visit alpost170.us. MAYWOOD Electronic Bingo in addition to paper bingo and pull tabs for instant wins at Our Lady Queen Of Peace, 400 Maywood Ave. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. doors open at 5:30 p.m. Breaks for smokers. Coffee, soda, food and snacks are sold. 201-845-9566. June 6 HACKENSACK Casino Night presented by the Community Resource Council at CareOne at Wellington at 5:30 p.m. Tricky Tray. Must be 21 or older. $45. Call 201-3434900. June 6 WOOD-RIDGE 5th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser presented by the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club held at the Fiesta, Route 17 at 6:30 p.m. Benefits the Gift of Life Child Scholarship and local charities. Tricky Tray and 50/50. Call 551-206-7568 or 201-445-0893. June 8 HACKENSACK Garage Sale presented by Highway Holiness Church at 249 Standish Ave. from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Clothes, toys, jewelry, furniture and more. 973-739-5762. June 10 TENAFLY 42nd Brother Martin P. Burns Memorial Golf Classic presented by Bergen Catholic High School at Knickerbocker Country Club. Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Call 201-634-4142. June 13 CLIFTON BCC Golf Classic held at Upper Montclair Country Club with registration and breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Shotgun start at 11 a.m. and reception and awards at 4 p.m.
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Tricycle Racing Toddlers
Hackensack Loses Season Finale
Photo Courtesy: Jennifer Rafferty
The Early Childhood Center at Paramus High School held its third annual Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Trike-A-Thon on May 16. The children learned about bike safety while raising more than $4,300 for the hospital’s young patients.
Photo Courtesy: Jason Cohen
Hackensack High School first baseman Chris Cole, who had three hits against Northern Valley. by jason cohen After struggling all spring with an inexperienced team filled with primarily sophomores and juniors, the Hackensack High School boys’ varsity baseball team’s season came to a disappointing end on May 17 at Foschini Field. The Comets lost to Northern Valley RegionalOld Tappan 12-7, finishing the 2013 season with a 4-16 record. The Friday night game got off to a bad start for Hackensack as starting pitcher Nakwan Moodie was unable to get anyone out and lacked command. The Knights’ pounded him, drew walks and stole bases. Moodie was visibly rattled, and, by the time the Comets came to bat in the bottom of the first, they were already trailing 4-0. Hackensack couldn’t muster a hit through two innings. Finally, Coach Gerry Carroll replaced Moodie with Jose Rodriguez in the third inning. However, Old Tappan continued to dominate, increasing the lead to 7-0, putting Hackensack in a deep hole. “Unfortunately it’s been like this most of the season for us,” Carroll said. “With only four seniors and usually just two that start, we try to get the most out of them.” The Comets finally got a hit when first baseman Chris Cole lined a double into the outfield in the third inning and was later driven home on a sacrifice fly. Unfortunately, the excitement was short lived as Rodriguez allowed two more runs in the top of the fourth, giving Old Tappan a 9-1 lead. Carroll said while he was not going to make excuses for his boys’ performance, he did say this was the Comets’ fourth game in five days. Behind an RBI double by Cole, a single by Vincent Lalumia and two costly errors by the third baseman for Old Tappan, the Comets rallied to cut the deficit to 9-5. But the Knights knocked in three more runs in the sixth inning, giving them a 12-5 lead. The Comets rallied in the bottom of the seventh, scoring two runs, but it wasn’t enough. Final score: 12-7. Coles said he knew his teammates were anxious at the start of the game but they needed to remain patient. “I wanted to stay calm and help my team,” he said. “I knew they’d throw outside and I wouldn’t get anything inside. I was waiting for the outside pitch and waiting for the fastball to take the other way.” “Next year, I think we’re going to be very good.” Carroll said his boys have improved dramatically from the beginning of the season and is confident good things are on the horizon.
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Summer Sports Physicals
Physicals have been scheduled for Hackensack High School students participating in sports. Boys should attend on either July 24 or Aug. 7 from 9 to 10 a.m. Girls are invited on July 25 or Aug. 8 from 9 to 10 a.m. Students should report to Room 179 and enter by the weight room in the east wing. Sports forms should be completed before physicals. For more information contact Julie Hanulak, sports nurse, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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$500/golfer, $125/Grand Reception and Awards. Call 201-447-7117. June 13 GARFIELD President’s Scholarship Reception presented by Felician College at the Venetian from 6 – 9:30 p.m. Honoring James Kirkos. $250. Sponsorships available. Call 201-355-1427 or visit felician. edu. June 14 WESTWOOD Bergen Rockland National Railway Historical Society meeting held at 8 p.m. at the Westwood Woman’s Club, 205 Kinderkamack Rd. Call 201-7687406. June 15 LODI Sicilian Night presented by the Boys and Girls Club of Lodi/Hackensack at 460 Passaic Ave. at 6 p.m. Donation $45/ person with live music, authentic Sicilian and Italian cuisine, prizes and raffles. Call 973-473-7410 ext. 113. June 16 ROCKLEIGH 3rd Annual Wheels for Meals presented by JFS Ride to Fight Hunger from 8 a.m. – noon. Rides of 50, 25, 10 and three miles and a 5K walk. All rides and walks will start and end at the Jewish Home in Rockleigh. Registration at 7 a.m. All proceeds will go to the Kosher Meals on Wheels program, food pantry and emergency aid. Visit jfsbergen.org or call 201-837-9090. June 20 HACKENSACK Project Literacy 25th Annual Award ceremony held at the Hackensack University Medical Center Hekemian Conference Center with reception at 5:30 p.m. and awards at 6 p.m. Call 201-4897066. June 22 MAYWOOD Summer of Love Family Barbecu. presented by the Maywood American Legion Ladies Auxiliary 142 at 135 Passaic St. at 1 p.m. $25/adults, $15 children 12 – 17. Deadline June 14. Tickets will not be sold the day of the event. Good food, live entertainment, games and fun. Appearing live, “Broken Angel.” Call 201-845-8226. June 26 RIVER VALE Hackensack Schoolmasters’ 19th Annual Golf Outing held at Rive Vale Country Club and with awards and luncheon The Estate at Florentine Gardens. $150/golfer. $55/dinner only. Registration and continental breakfast at 6:30. p.m. Shot gun start at 8 a.m. and buffet dinner at 1 p.m. Mail checks to: Jim Levitzke, c/o Hackensack High school, First and Beech Streets, Hackensack, NJ 07601. June 29 ENGLEWOOD The Mattie Gordon Gigantic Flea Market at Galilee United Methodist Church from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Vendor tables are $30. Call 201-567-0009. July 15 LINCOLN Golf Outing presented by the Rochelle Park SAL 170 and Saddle Brook Men’s Auxiliary Post 3484 held at the Meadows Golf Club. $125/golfer, $40/dinner only. Please contact Joe Connors at 201674-3856 or Ken Stapleton at 201-6744543 or pick up a sign up sheet at Post 170 in Rochelle Park or Post 3483 in Saddle Brook. RECREATION AND CAMPS Tuesdays MAYWOOD Mah Jongg for new or experienced players offered by Maywood Recreation at the Maywood Recreation Center on Tuesdays form 1 – 3 p.m. Call 201-8452900 ext. June 12, 15 HACKENSACK Open Houses at the YMCA for Summer Camps with Day Camp Kahagon for grades k – 1. Day Camp Oratam for grades 2 – 3. Teen Ventures Day Camp grades 8 – 9. Michikamau Sleep-Away Camp grades 3 – 10. Councilor in Training Camp ages 16 or entering 11th grade. Harriman State Park. Sessions stating in June through Aug. 16. Call for your camp brochure at 201-487-6600 or visit ymcagbc.org. June 27 – July 25 HACKENSACK Hackensack Jr. Flag Football for girls and boys with registration until July 2 at Hackensack Recreation Department, 116 Holt St. Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Cash, checks and money orders only. Make checks payable to Hackensack Jr. Football. Held at Staib Park. Practices Tuesday and Friday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Call 201-646-8042. June 27 – Aug. 23 MAYWOOD Maywood Recreation Summer Program for grades K – 6 starts Thursday, June 27 - Friday, Aug. 23. Regular hours are from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. with extended hours from 3:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. The program cost is $675 per child for residents and $850 for non-residents for the entire program. Weekly rate is $90 for residents and $100 for non-residents. Aftercare is provided at an additional cost of $75 per week for residents and $100 for non-residents. Payment is due in full before the start of the program. After-care must be paid for in advance. Any questions contact Lisa Schieli via e-mail email@example.com. July 2 – Aug. 22 MAYWOOD 2013 Half Day Pre-K/Kindergarten Summer Program presented by the Maywood Recreation Department. Cost $300/residents, $350/non-residents. Includes themes such as dinosaurs, pirates, little chefs, butterflies and more. Certified teacher on staff and three counselors. Trips to Van Saun Park plus music, reading, field day and special treats. Call 201-845-2900 ext. 208 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org. July 8 – 26 ORADELL “Best Kids in Town” Theatre Workshop presented by Bergen Catholic High School Fine Arts Department at 1040 Oradell Ave. for all students in grades 6 – 9. Students will receive instruction in vocal technique, speech and diction, basic choreography and stage presence. Final registration date is June 21.Students will also have the opportunity to attend a Broadway matinee, with lunch and transportation included. Call 201220-2343 or visit bergencatholic.org. June – August RUTHERFORD Summer camp presented by the Meadowlands Area YMCA for Kiddie Kamp ages 3 – 5. Youth Summer camp for ages 5 – 11 and Teen Travel Camp for ages 11 – 15. Specialty camps include Musical Theatre Camp and Science Discovery Camp. Brochures available at YMCAinfo.org/camp. July – August HACKENSACK Free Summer Dance Camps presented by the Center for Dance Education, 84 Euclid Ave. July 29 – Aug. 9, Summer Stars for Girls. Aug. 12 – 23, Summer Stars for Boys. July 29 – Aug. 22, Summer Moves for Teens. Call 201-3422989 or visit cmde.org. SCHOOLS HACKENSACK YMCA Happy Day Childcare Center has spring openings for ages 2.5 – 5 from Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. $725/month. Call 201-487-6600 ext. 211 or visit ymcagbc.org. MAYWOOD Government Day in Maywood The Maywood Recreation Department is sponsoring a program where high school students are selected to act as members of local government for a day. This is a unique opportunity for high school students to learn firsthand the operations of municipal government. All applicants must be Maywood residents. Applications are available for pick up at the Maywood Recreation Department, 15 Park Ave. and must be returned by June 15. If you require any additional information, contact Lisa Schieli at email@example.com or 201-845-2900 ext. 208. Wednesdays MAYWOOD Line Dance Instruction presented by the Maywood Recreation Department on Wednesdays from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. at the Maywood Senior Center. Call 201845-2900 ext. 208 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. SPECIAL EVENTS MAYWOOD Maywood Station Wednesday Museum Open Houses with free concert from 7 – 9 p.m. on June 19 with Dave Murphy and The Bull Brothers. Visit maywoodstation.com. 201-487-6600 ext. 220 or visit ymcagbc.org. June 8 LITTLE FALLS Wounded Warrior New Jersey Tour 2013 Amputee Softball Team at Yogi Berra Stadium, One Hall Drive, with a double-header. Game 1 vs. Comedy Central at 1:30 p.m. and Game 2 at 4 p.m. vs. CBS Sports. $10. Cal 201-8436930 or 973-746-7434. June 9 JERSEY CITY 5K Run/Walk in Liberty State Park hosted by NFL cornerbacks Jason and Devin McCourty as a fundraiser for Tackle Sickle Cell Campaign. Register by visiting lunarsportsgroup.com. June 21 – July 7 EAST RUTHERFORD Meadowlands State Fair held at the Meadowlands Fairground. Parking free Monday through Wednesday, $1/opening night and $4/all other nights. Deals on special nights, Visit njfair.com. June 23 ROCHELLE PARK Charity Classic Car Show presented by the Rochelle Park American Legion at 33 W. Passaic St. from 8:30 – 2:45 p.m.$20/per show car. Spectators free. $5/breakfast. Outdoor pavilion and bar. Class and Top 10 Trophies. Call 201843-9683. July 4 MAYWOOD Maywood Fourth of July Parade is scheduled to take place in Maywood at 9 a.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “Celebrating Our American Heritage.” Aug. 6 HACKENSACK National Night Out presented by the Hackensack Police Youth Bureau on The Green at Main and Court streets from 6 – 10 p.m. Entertainment by Filet of Soul also featuring crime prevention and safety exhibits, handouts, food, drinks, prizes and raffles. Call 201-646-7732 or 201-646-7763. SUPPORT GROUPS First and third Thursdays RIVER EDGE St. Peter’s Support Group for divorced, single, separated and widowed adults, 431 Fifth Ave. at 7:30 p.m. sharp in the school library. Includes discussions, speakers and social activities. Visit nj.support-group-nj.com or call 201-440-0217 or 201-796-0988. TOWN NEWS MAYWOOD Annual Schedule of Meetings for 2013 Work Sessions held the second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. June 11. July 9. Aug. 13. Sept. 10. Oct. 8. Nov. 12. Dec. 10. Council meetings held on the fourth Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. Work session precedes each regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. June 25. July 23. Aug. 27. Sept. 24. Oct. 22. Nov. 26. Dec. 17. Meetings and work sessions are held in the Council Chambers, second floor, 15 Park Ave. Call 201-8452900. MAYWOOD 2013 Insurance Safety Committee schedule of meetings. June 19, Sept. 18, Dec. 18. Meetings to be held at the John Steuert Jr. Municipal Complex, 15 Park Ave., third floor at 9 a.m. Call 201-8452900. HACKENSACK City of Hackensack 2013 Meeting Schedule Committee of the Whole Meetings: at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. June 10 at 6:30, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. July 15, Aug. 19. Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Council Meetings: at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. Sept. 17, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. Oct. 22, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. Dec. 3, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. All meetings are held at 65 Central Ave., third floor, Council Chambers. TRIPS July 19 – 23 HARPERS FERRY AND MLK MONUMENT Historic Civil War sites of Antietam and Harpers Ferry. $600/Double occupancy and transportation by motor coach. Four-night hotel stay. Call Galilee United Methodist Church at 201-5670009 or visit galileeumcnj.org. July 25 PENNSYLVANIA Mount Haven Resort for a Latin Celebration of Culture through Music and Dance presented by Americas Unidas Multicultural Senior Activity Center of Hackensack. $55. Includes, breakfast, dance and instruction, bingo or minigolf or cards and buffet dinner. Bus leaves 101 Hudson St. at 8 a.m. For reservations call 201-336-3320 or visit galileeumcnj.org. . Aug. 30 – Sept. 6 ALASKA Alaskan Cruise offered by the St. Francis Socialites for 8 days/7 nights on the Royal Caribbean’s “Rhapsody of the Seas” sailing from Seattle. Call ASAP as space is limited. Pat Ruggiero at 201265-8034 or 201-646-8042. Sept. 9 – 12 VIRGINIA BEACH Trip to Virginia Beach presented by Americas Unidas Multicultural Senior Activity Center of Hackensack. $462/ double occupancy or $606/single. Trip includes four days of fun activities with a tram tour of the Botanical Gardens, Luncheon Cruise on “Spirit of Norfolk,” a guided tour of Douglas McArthur Memorial Museum, and more. For reservations call 201-336-3320.
Pegg Coordinates Blood Drives
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Life Scout Michael Pegg of Maywood Troop 1200 recently completed his Eagle Scout project by organizing blood drives in Maywood and Rochelle Park.
Ridge Ranch Moving, Grooving
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Photo Courtesy: Linda Broek
On May 17, Ridge Ranch School of Paramus hosted a Move ‘N Groove-A-Thon to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation. Thirty percent of this year’s proceeds will be donated to the cause, which, through education, advocacy and research, is helping individuals with epilepsy.
Paramus Catholic Awards
Hackensack students were among those honored during the Paramus Catholic Underclassmen Awards Ceremony on May 22. The following students received awards for their academic excellence and/or outstanding participation in extracurricular and Campus Ministry activities: Christina Caulfield, Show Choir. Binta Ceesay, 100-Hour Service Club; Philip Garip, Mock Trial; Caitlyn McNair, Call to Holiness and 100-Hour Service Club; Brittany Oxley, Marching Paladins; Elijah Rowe, 100-Hour Service Club; Marissa Santorelli, Show Choir; Amanda Singh, Faith in Action; Daria Uhl, Yoga Club; and Nia Watson, 100-Hour Service Club.
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THERESA HEIL, of Hackensack, passed away peacefully on May 1 at the age of 99. Prior to retiring, she worked for Goldberg Slipper Factory in Hackensack for many years. Theresa was an avid ballroom dancer who enjoyed dancing the night away. Beloved wife of the late Howard Heil (1989). Loving mother of Howard Heil and his wife Linda of River Vale, Diane Klonaris and her husband Dino of Oakland and the late Lorraine Mitchell. Loving grandmother of Craig, Eddie, Keith, Shannon and Kalliope. Adored great-grandmother of eight great-grandchildren. Dearest sister of Helen Rutz of Hillsdale and the late Louis Ulturale. Theresa also leaves behind her long time partner, Tom. LOUIS SALVADEO, of South Hackensack, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on May 2 at the age of 78. Prior to retiring, Louis and his wife owned and operated the Annette Louanne’s Beauty Salon in Hackensack for many years. He was a member and past president of the Hackensack Troast Athletic Club, a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member and former chaplain of the South Hackensack VFW Post 8005. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Hackensack. Lou was an avid bowler and a tremendous New York Yankees fan. Beloved husband for 56 years of Annette (née Pepe), Loving father of Louanne Chiger and her husband Glen of Hillsdale, Louis Salvadeo III and his wife Michele of Spring Hill, Fla., and Tracey Ann Salvadeo of South Hackensack. Cherished grandfather of Brandon, Ashley, Kyle and Rachel. Dearest brother of the late Frank Salvadeo. Loving brother-in-law of Rose Ascolese and Collette Scarpeachi. Adored uncle of many nieces and nephews. CHERYL BROWN McKOY, of Hackensack, passed away peacefully on May 5 surrounded by her loving family at the age of 67. She was born in Jersey City to Robert and Mary Robinson on Aug. 5, 1945 and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Queens in 1964. She attended the Calvary Baptist Church of Jamaica, Queens. She worked as a secretary for many years
at Wallenias Company of Woodcliff Lake and a variety of other airline and shipping companies prior to beginning her second career in the health care industry. She enjoyed singing, dancing and spending time with her family and friends. Devoted and loving mother of Mary Branch, Kurt Brown, and Henry Brown and his wife Pamela. Cherished grandmother of nine grandchildren. Beloved daughter of the late Robert and Mary Robinson. Dearest sister of Diane Holmes, India Alston, Frank Robinson, David Robinson and the late Robert Robinson, Glenn Robinson and Ramona Robinson GEORGE TOTH, of Hackensack, passed away on May 5 at Calvary Hospital in New York at the age of 64. Born in Cluj, Romania, he came to the United States in 1983, settling in New York City. He was the resident manager at 520 East 86th St., New York. While in Romania, he was an actor and performed theater performances. Beloved husband of Zsuzanna Toth. Devoted father of George Toth and Sarah Franciska Radu. Beloved son of George Toth and the late Maria. Dearest brother of Martha Weaver. ANNA HORBATUK FREDERICKSON, of New Milford, passed away peacefully on May 7 at the age of 91. Born in Hackensack, she lived in New Milford for 62 years. Prior to retiring, she worked as a packer at Curtis Wright in Wood-Ridge. She was a parishioner at Ascension R. C. Church of New Milford where she was a member of the Rosary Society. She also was a member of the Women’s Club of New Milford, the Older is Better of Felician College, the Evergreen, Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey and the South Hackensack Seniors. Beloved wife of the late Harry Frederickson. Dearest sister of the late Steven Horbatuk, Henry Horbatuk, Vincent Horbatuk, Lucien Horbatuk and Frances Komenda. Loving aunt of Jane Wright of Dingman’s Ferry, Pa., Carol Komenda-Sprague of Midland Park, Nora Komenda of Clifton, Patty Horbatuk of Florida, Donny Lampone of Long Beach Island, Richard Horbatuk of
Paramus, Henry Horbatuk of Ringwood and Mary Ann Hensel of St. Paul, Minn. JOHN ZISA, of Hackensack, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on May 11 at the age of 45. John was a parishioner of St. Francis R. C. Church of Hackensack. He loved watching classic movies, listening to all types of music and, most of all, being with his family. Beloved son of Tina (née Laraffa) and the late Rosario Zisa. Dearest brother of Maria Zisa Dowling and her husband Vincent of Franklin, Mass. Cherished uncle of Lisa, Brandon, and Megan. CARMELLA “MILLIE” GALLITANO DIDINO, of Washington Township, formerly of Hackensack, passed away peacefully on May 12 with her heartbroken family at her side at the age of 88. Prior to retiring, she worked at the Bergen County Probation Department for 32 years in Hackensack. She was a parishioner of Holy Trinity R. C. Church of Hackensack where she was a Rosarian and a member of the Trinity Leisure Club. She also was a member of Child of Mary of Hackensack. Beloved wife of the late Charles DiDino. Devoted mother of Marianne Jordan and her husband James of Washington Township, and Linda Rodriguez and her husband John of Mandeville, La. Cherished grandmother of J.C. and his wife Millie, Kristen, Marissa and her husband Tom, Joey, Jimmy, and Ryan and his wife Meg. Adored great-grandmother of Brooklyn and Alexa. Dearest sister of the late Rose Baeli and Margaret Fondu. Loving sister-in-law of Mary DiDino of Paramus. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Armenian Home in Emerson for their loving and wonderful care. CHARLOTTE PODESTA, of Hackensack, passed away peacefully on May 24 at the age of 74. Prior to retiring in 2002, she was the principal of the Secaucus Middle School, where she worked for 39 years. Beloved daughter of the late Louis and Charlotte Podesta. DR. JOSE PEREZ, of Teaneck, passed away peacefully on May 24 at the age of 68. Prior to retiring, he was a psychiatrist
for South Bronx Mental Health. He was a parishioner of Holy Trinity R. C. Church. Beloved husband of the late Jeanette (née Collins). Devoted father of Jose Perez of Teaneck, and Gregory Perez and his wife Nathaly of Teaneck. Loving grandfather of Jasmine, Maya and Tiara. Dearest brother of Arturo, Kiko, Juan, Mercedes and Chela. RONALD NAPOLI, of Hackensack, passed away peacefully on May 26 at the age of 67. Prior to retiring, he worked for the County of Bergen. He was a parishioner of Holy Trinity R. C. Church. Beloved son of the late Henry and Catherine Napoli. Dearest brother of the late Richard Napoli. SALVATORE PROVENZANO, formerly of Hackensack, passed away peacefully on May 27 at the age of 92. Prior to retiring, he was the past president of Teamsters Local Union 560 of Union City, international vice president of the Teamsters, former president of Teamsters Joint Council No. 73, and a former parishioner of Holy Trinity R. C. Church. He proudly served his country during World War II and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. Beloved husband for 64 years of Gladys (née Ayala). Devoted father of Barbara Provenzano of Nutley, Roberta Czacher and her husband Peter of Pequannock, Teresa Mancino of Elmwood Park and Tina Provenzano of Nutley. Loving grandfather of Gioia and Gina. Cherished greatgrandfather of Nando. Dearest brother of the late Frank Provenzano, Louis Provenzano, Angelo Provenzano, Tony Provenzano and Nunzio Provenzano. ANTHONY “TONY” ANDREOLO, of Paramus, passed away peacefully on May 29 at the age of 98. Born in Hackensack, he lived in Paramus for 34 years. Prior to retiring in 1977, he owned Jim’s Tavern of Hackensack. He was a parishioner of St. Francis R. C. Church of Hackensack. Beloved husband of the late Angie (née Tedesco). Devoted father of Joyce Andreolo of Paramus and James Andreolo of West Long Branch. Dearest brother of the late Tessie Ainora, Josephine Sgro, Mary Lorie and Frank Andreolo.
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Ronald Durso, a Maywood resident serving as district supervisor of science, technology and engineering education for the Fair Lawn public schools, was recently honored by the New Jersey Technology and Engineering Education Association at its annual conference. Durso, who began his teaching career as a biology teacher at Hackensack High School, was nominated by Fair Lawn High School teacher Steven Mondadori. Two of Durso’s goals were to offer more pre-engineering opportunities for Fair Lawn students and to offer a program on home repair. This year, the Fair Lawn Board of Education approved the creation of these two new courses, STEM Lab Honors and Basic Home Ownership and Repair. Fair Lawn High School continues to offer a program in woods technology, technology and design, and CADD. Durso has also worked to forge partnerships with local companies such as Sandvik Coromant and The College of New Jersey, Montclair State University, William Paterson University and Bergen Community College to provide science and technology engineering students with additional opportunities.
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applauding in what has become the annual tradition of the pre-part. “show-off.. There was a DJ spinning the day’s hottest songs, a blue and gold carpet reminiscent of the Oscars’ red carpet, and blue and gold balloons emblazoned with “Comets 2013” and “Hackensack.” Young men were decked out in tuxedos ranging in color from white to
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Students in Elissa Rosedale’s preschool class at Parkway School of Paramus are learning about police officers. As a special treat, Paramus Police Officer Keith DiMascio recently stopped by to visit the classroom.
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Students in Jerilynn Clemente’s C.R.E.A.T.E. Art Studio at the Hackensack Middle School have been busy constructing bones for a national art installation project known as “One Million Bones.” The founder of this project, Naomi Natale, along with the Students Rebuild organization, is raising awareness about the global atrocity of genocide. The constructed bones are scheduled to be installed on the Great Lawn in Washington, D.C. on June 8 through June 10. Hackensack Middle School students learned about genocide and read survivor stories. They then created approximately 80 papier-mache and plaster bones that will be part of this installation.
Car Wash Helps Crew
Morel Wins Contest
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On Saturday, May 18, the South Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps held its first car wash fundraiser and collected $1,500 to purchase new equipment and supplies. The ambulance crew is comprised of 30 volunteer emergency medical technicians.
Moises Morel, a seventh grade student at Hackensack Middle School, is the winner of the Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ 2013 Emergency Medical Services Week poster contest. Chief John Knapp presented Moises with a $100 gift card on May 19 during the crew’s EMS Week celebrations. Pictured: Moises Morel holding his winning poster with Chief John Knapp.
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68 Lafayette Ave. Listed at $325,000. Sold in 165 days at $342,000 on May 8. 52 Walnut Road Listed at $389,000. Sold in 21 days at $365,000 on May 18.
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