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Top StoriesBLOTTER: 11/18/10 issue

By Susan C. Moeller / Senior Reporter

(Nov. 18, 2010) — The information below is compiled from local police blotters, as that information is made available, and is not intended to give a full description of every criminal incident in the local area.


Assault

CARLSTADT — An interaction between a tenant and building supervisor ended with a call to police Monday, Nov. 8. The tenant alleged that the building superintendent and his son had assaulted him; the supervisor alleged that the tenant attacked he and his son with a knife. There were no injuries, and a weapon was not located. Complaints are pending, according to police.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete blotter.


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Other NewsLocals win State Fair contests

BELLEVILLE (Nov. 18, 2010) — State Fair Superstore, a seasonal retail attraction in Belleville, recently announced the winners of its first-annual Halloween Spooky Story and Art Contest. Lyndhurst residents Galina Bello, Vincent Bello and Charlie Bello were recognized for their outstanding achievements in art and writing.

Galina, 11, took first place for art in the 10-12 age category, for a mixed-medium picture of trick-or-treating on Halloween night, featuring pumpkins, ghosts and kids in costume.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete press release.


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Other NewsBoiling Springs finds success

RUTHERFORD (Nov. 18, 2010) — Boiling Springs Savings Bank’s award-winning Community Alliance Program is continuing to grow as more and more nonprofit organizations in the bank’s marketplace are taking advantage of a very easy way to bring in donations. For the third quarter of 2010, 58 organizations shared donations in excess of $56,000. Since the program’s inception in 2006, donations have totaled more than $469,000.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete press release.


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Other NewsForte Express Plumbing leads the way with oil to gas conversions

WALLINGTON (Nov. 18, 2010) — As one of northern New Jersey’s most experienced oil to gas conversion and boiler replacement contractors, Forte Express Plumbing and Heating, located in Wallington, is considered a “one-stop” solution for residential customers, who decide to convert to natural gas.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete press release.


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Other NewsCongratulations to Alicia and Anthony!

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(Nov. 18, 2010) — Alicia Freda of Lyndhurst and Anthony Matarazzo of North Arlington were married June19 at The Stone House in Warren. The outdoor wedding ceremony was officiated by the mother of the groom, the Rev. Deborah James of Bethlehem, Pa. The bride’s parents are James Freda and the late Alicia Freda of Lyndhurst, and grandparents are Angela and Louis Freda also of Lyndhurst. The father of the groom is John Matarazzo of Kearny, and grandparents are Charlotte and Anthony Matarazzo and Yolanda Hallamek all of North Arlington. The bride’s matron of honor was Lynn Gnoinski, maid of honor was Jackalyn Freda, and bridesmaids were Jennifer Joyce, Victoria Maschio, Jessica Vederso and Samantha San Filippo. The best man was Jeffrey Gnoinski, groomsmen were John Babai, Peter Bonavita, Jonathan Maschio, Jonathan Noguera and Joseph Testa. The flower girl was the couple’s dog Stella Dora. The happy couple would like to thank their friends and family for giving them a perfect wedding day.


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Other NewsWelcome Matthew James Henderson!

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WALLINGTON (Nov. 18, 2010) — Matthew James Henderson began ‘wowing all of us’ April 13 at 3:11 p.m. at Hackensack University Medical Center. He was 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 21 inches long. His proud and beaming, first-time parents, Brian and Danielle Henderson, reside in Wallington. His crazy-happy grandparents (maternal) Michele and Mike Volpe of Wallington and (paternal) Joe and Shirley Henderson of Lyndhurst have long since begun the always enjoyable “spoiling process.”


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RutherfordThe benefits of Good Health

By David Switalski / Advertorial Writer

RUTHERFORD (Nov. 18, 2010) — Put your arms up and pull your shoulders back. That golf ball sized knot under your shoulder blade, stiff popping neck and the tension and pressure in the back of your head are all signs of stress.

In these stressful times, people tend to neglect this agonizing pain and accept it as part of an increasingly hectic life. Many times this leads to more drugs like Tylenol and Aleve, which only offer a limited window of relief.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete advertorial.


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Other NewsPSE&G customers could win car

(Nov. 18, 2010) — PSE&G customers who sign up for paperless billing in November have two opportunities to help the environment: reduce the amount of paper in landfills and recycling centers, and enter to win a brand-new, fuel-efficient Ford Fiesta.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete press release.


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Other NewsDoggy Q & A — 11/11/10

(Nov. 11, 2010) — Dear Connie,

I am currently a small animal science student at Delaware Valley College. I am taking a class called "Canine Training and Behavior" in which I must choose an AKC-recognized dog breed and e-mail a breeder to learn about the breed. Could you please e-mail me back if you are a breeder of the flat coated retriever or if you know a breeder of these dogs?

Thanks,

Ashley

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Breaking NewsThe Leader Online Issue: Nov. 11, 2010

(Nov. 11, 2010) — Due to an issue with the printer, The Leader was unable to deliver its Nov. 11, 2010, edition to your doorstep. Printing will resume shortly. In the meantime, please read your favorite weekly newspaper online. All of the ads, stories, press releases, letters and announcements that you're expecting are here.

Please click here for the online edition.


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LyndhurstLyndhurst Elks hold canister drive

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LYNDHURST (Oct. 21, 2010) — The Lyndhurst Elks Lodge No. 1505 recently held a canister drive organized by Steve Robinson and Joe “Doublebarrel” Dobrowolski of the Special Needs Children Committee. The drive will enable the lodge to sponsor handicapped children to attend Elks Camp Moore in the summer. Thank you to all who volunteered their time, ShopRite and everyone who donated to make the drive a success. Pictured from left to right are: Ginger Bartlett, exalted ruler, and Joe “Doublebarrel.”


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RutherfordCapitani graduates

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RUTHERFORD (Oct. 21, 2010) — Air Force Reserve Airman First Class Christopher R. Capitani graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is a 2004 graduate of Rutherford High School, and the son of Cindy Capitani of Rutherford, and Robert Capitani of Lake Ariel, Pa.


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Other NewsBoiling Springs holds event for nonprofits

RUTHERFORD (Oct. 21, 2010) — On Sept. 15, Boiling Springs Savings Bank hosted its second-ever Community Alliance Program (CAP) event for all of the local nonprofits that are members of the award-winning CAP Program. The event was held to welcome new members and to allow existing members to share new ideas on how to gain more supporters for their organization. The evening also included a vendor showcase and the unveiling of the Boiling Springs Community Museum. Beyond Perks, the Dean Consulting Group, NationalCard Processing Systems, Glazer Design, Sound-N-Vision Designs and SuperCoups participated in the vendor showcase and presented services beneficial to non-profit organizations.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete press release.


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Other NewsAdopt Cuddles

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TETERBORO (Oct. 21, 2010) — Cuddles (ID#78495) is a domestic short hair, grey and white cat. Cuddles is one of the shelter’s senior cats. She is about 10 years old. Cuddles is front declawed and has a very sweet disposition. She is up to date with shots and has tested negative for Feline Aids and Feline Leukemia. All cats will get a microchip before leaving the shelter. This cute girl is looking for a home where she can spend the rest of her life. Can that be your home?

The Bergen County Animal Shelter is located at 100 United Lane, Teterboro. The phone number is 201-229-4600. Hours for adoption are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Thursday the shelter is open from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There are also many other adoptable animals that can be seen at our Web site at www.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ29.html.


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Real EstateCentury 21 Gold Advantage raises support for Easter Seals of NJ

EAST RUTHERFORD (Oct. 14, 2010) — Century 21 Gold Advantage raised $1,510 for Easter Seals of New Jersey by participating in East Rutherford’s annual street fair on Oct. 2 and 3.

Thank you to all the participants who purchased a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 32-inch flat screen HDTV.

The TVs were donated by Peter Melchionne Jr. of Pinnacle Mortgage and Century 21 Gold Advantage. These TVs were raffled off on Saturday and Sunday night.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete press release.


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LyndhurstPatsy’s Pasta Night is a huge success

Photo by James Dombrowski

LYNDHURST (Oct. 14, 2010) — The Third-Annual Patsy’s ShopRite Pasta Night was a huge success once again and the results were more than $1,000 raised for Action Against Food Hunger. The biggest winner is the Community Food Bank of North Jersey, which helps feed more than 40,000 people in North Jersey. In the above photo is Patsy’s General Store Manager Tony Pollari with two Boy Scouts who helped run the Pasta Night. John Caporrino and Charles Robert Pelle are members of Troop 97. John is 11 years old and attends Franklin School and enjoys soccer and scouting. Charles is 14 years old and is a Star Scout and hopes to make Eagle Scout.

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LyndhurstBergen Community to dedicate Meadowlands facility Oct. 15

LYNDHURST (Oct. 14, 2010) — Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands has found a permanent home in Lyndhurst — part of the 30.4-square-mile region known as the Meadowlands with more than 500,000 Bergen County residents, 80,000 jobs, the sports complex, links to major transportation and hundreds of hospitality and shopping destinations.

Bergen Community College officials will dedicate its five-story building at 1280 Wall St. West on Friday, Oct. 15. The college purchased the 125,000-square-foot facility for $20.5 million this spring in conjunction with the Bergen County Improvement Authority after leasing it from the Mack-Cali Realty Corporation for almost two years.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete press release.


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Breaking NewsDonovan vs. McNerney — tonight at the Williams Center!

RUTHERFORD (Oct. 7, 2010) — The day has come. The questions are ready. The lights are set. The candidates are preparing.

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney and Bergen County Clerk Kathleen Donovan will square off in a candidates debate at the historic Williams Center in downtown Rutherford. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Arrive early to ensure the best seats. The first 100 people to attend will receive two free passes to the 7th-Annual New York Metro Travel & Adventure Show in Secaucus on Oct. 16-17.

Several distinguished guests and public officials will be sitting with the public. Seating, except for a few reserved rows, will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Campaign literature and signs will not be allowed inside the center, but the plaza right outside will be available to both campaigns and their supporters.

See you tonight at 7 p.m.

Click the READ MORE link below to see a sneak peek of the forum's official program.


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Other NewsAdopt Nickole

TETERBORO (Oct. 7, 2010) — Nickole (ID#77431) is a young, domestic short hair black cat. She loves to get attention and loves to be held. She has a carefree personality and is very loving. Nickole is 1 year old. She is spayed, up to date with shots and has tested negative for Feline Aids and Feline Leukemia. She will get a microchip. Nickole was tested with a dog and seems to be dog friendly. The Bergen County Animal Shelter is located at 100 United Lane, Teterboro. Call 201-229-4600. Hours for adoption are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Thursday the shelter is open until 7:30 p.m. There are also many other adoptable animals that can be seen at www.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ29.html.


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Breaking NewsA sneak peek at the McNerney-Donovan debate tomorrow night!

(Oct. 6, 2010) — Click the READ MORE link below for a sneak peek at the program for The Leader Forum featuring a debate between Dennis McNerney and Kathleen Donovan on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

The event will take place at the Williams Center, 1 Williams Plaza in downtown Rutherford. Doors open at 7 p.m.


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Entertaiment News
·   Pee-wee is back and better than ever!

·   Denzel Washington in familiar role as hero who saves the day

·   New Jersey cartoonist releases new book, gets set for local signing

·   Grim surrealism at center of serendipitous psychic drama

·   Bohemians infiltrate the Met

·   Downey, Galifianakis co-star in raunchy road comedy

·   Kam Williams reviews Soledad O'Brien's new book

·   'Driving Miss Daisy' revs up again

·   Brilliant debut deconstructs a failed romance

·   Original inspiration for 'Buena Vista Social Club' coming to NYC

Other News
·   Locals win State Fair contests

·   Boiling Springs finds success

·   Forte Express Plumbing leads the way with oil to gas conversions

·   Congratulations to Alicia and Anthony!

·   Welcome Matthew James Henderson!

·   PSE&G customers could win car

·   Doggy Q & A — 11/11/10

·   Boiling Springs holds event for nonprofits

·   Adopt Cuddles

·   Adopt Nickole

Sports Headlines
·   Wallington beats Ridgefield Memorial 42-12, Oct. 29

·   Becton Regional beats Newark Central 40-8, Nov. 12

·   Panthers beat Midland Park, win championship

·   Wood-Ridge volley-girls win league championship

·   Local football teams advance

·   Jets win big game in Cleveland

·   A ‘Giant’ flu shot in Carlstadt

·   Lyndhurst is first school to earn two Meadowlands League championships

·   North Arlington football scores a victory

·   St. Mary's football team takes on Becton Regional

Things to do
·   Santa Claus is coming to Rutherford for the holidays

·   THE WEEK AHEAD: 11/18/10 issue

·   Stop by Sadowski Shell in Lyndhurst to help the local pantry

·   THE WEEK AHEAD: 10/28/10 issue

·   Eric Alt to host benefit

·   THE WEEK AHEAD: 10/21/10 issue

·   Life Line coming to North Arlington

·   Charity walk set for Oct. 24

·   North Arlington to offer Zumba class

·   Rutherford Chamber of Commerce unveils 'Super Saver Bag'

Opinion
·   EDITORIAL CARTOON (11/18/10) — Thanksgiving during a recession

·   EDITORIAL: Let's hope for the best

·   THE VIEW FROM HERE: After elections — now what?

·   EDITORIAL CARTOON (10/28/10) — On Cloud 9

·   EDITORIAL: The value of voting

·   THE LEADERS OF THE WEEK: Haunted house winners

·   THE VIEW FROM HERE: Prioritizing life’s to-do list

·   EDITORIAL CARTOON (10/21/10) — Yawn signs

·   GUEST COLUMN: A look behind the accusations

·   EDITORIAL CARTOON (10/14/10) — Donovan vs. McNerney

Real Estate
·   Coccia Realty holds top rank

·   Davis shines for her outstanding performance

·   Four more reasons to use RE/MAX

·   Century 21 Gold Advantage raises support for Easter Seals of NJ

·   ERA Justin Realty offers Realtor opportunities

·   Century 21 Gold Advantage names its top agents

·   How to remove all those moving headaches

·   In current market, sellers reset their expectations

·   Higgins, a real estate leader

·   Vanessa Liggeri joins Prudential



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