Around Town


• Residents are invited to attend the Clara Maass Medical Center Community Meeting on Sept. 20, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Greifinger Lecture Hall at Clara Maass Medical Center, 1 Clara Maass Drive, Belleville. The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the state of health care in our region and the hospital’s ongoing plans for serving the community’s needs.

Reservations are desired. Please call 1-888-724-7123, to reserve a seat.

• St. Peter’s Rosary Confraternity is holding its communion breakfast on Oct. 7, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass at the Chandelier Restaurant, Franklin Avenue, Belleville. Tickets are $22 each and go on sale Sept. 5. The speaker will be Rev. Edwin Leahy. For tickets call the rectory at 973-751-2002.


• Literacy Volunteers of America of Essex and Passaic Counties, in partnership with the Bloomfield Public Library, is seeking volunteers to tutor adults in Basic Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages. Free tutor-training workshop sessions will be offered at the library on Sept. 12, 14, 19, 21 and 28, Oct. 3 from 1-4 p.m. No experience required, just a desire to help others. Contact LVA at 973-566-6200 ext. 217 or lvaessex@verizon. net for more information. The library will present a seminar on restraining orders on Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. in the conference room of the Bloomfield Public Library.

The program will be presented by Meghan K. Gulczynski, Esq., an experienced trial attorney with a background in family law and landlord-tenant law. She began her career as producer on TRU TV (formerly known as COURT TV), where she first became interested in the law. She has clerked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Center for Justice and Democracy where she co-authored “Life Savers: CJ&D’s Guide To Lawsuits That Protect Us All.” A member of the Hudson County Bar Association, she has a B.A. in philosophy from Fordham University and a J.D. from CUNY School of Law. For more information on this event or upcoming programs please call (973) 566-6200, ext. 502.

• A resume class will be held in the conference room of the library on Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. In this two-hour class, participants will learn how to make an effective resume using common resume templates and wording. The workshop will be led by David Salt, who has an A.S. degree in business from Bergen Community College and a B.S. in business from Ramapo College of N.J. He has a state teacher certification in business and social studies and works as a regular substitute teacher in the Bloomfield Middle School and High School. Registration is required. To register, please call, 973-566-6200, ext. 502.

East Newark

• West Hudson Brave Women Fighting Breast Cancer meets on the last Friday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the East Newark Senior Center, 37 President St. The group will provide an atmosphere of warmth and comfort for patients and family. For more information, call Emma at 201-998-6828, Rosa 201-246-7750, Fatima 973-485- 4236 or email emidura2@ Together we will fight this disease.


• The West Hudson Family Success Center, 655 Kearny Ave., Suite 103, Kearny, will provide free cooking classes on Thursdays, from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning Sept. 6. Learn all about Superfoods, how to cook them and how to keep more money in your wallet. Classes will include open discussions to address questions and concerns, increased confidence in the kitchen, new tips, tricks and recipes. Please call to reserve 201- 998-0803.

•The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 7, Hudson County, meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Irish American Association, 95 Kearny Ave., Kearny. New members encouraged to attend.

• Registration for the fall 2012 semester of the Kearny Adult School will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 10, 11 and 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the main office of Kearny High School, 336 Devon St. Brochures indicating course offerings are currently in the mail. If you did not receive one, you may pick up a copy at The Observer, Kearny Library or the Kearny Board of Education office at 100 Davis Ave. For more information, call the Kearny Adult School at 201-955-1392.

• The Kearny Rotary Club meets every Wednesday afternoon at 12:15 at La Fiamma Restaurant, 440 Harrison Ave., in Harrison. Business leaders from Harrison are invited to attend to learn about the work that Rotary International accomplishes around the world and in local communities. For more information about the Kearny Rotary Club or to join them for a meeting, call Joe D’Arco at 201-955- 7400 or Jose Fernandez at 201-991-1040.

• The West Hudson Detachment of the Marine Corps League invites all former and active duty Marines and FMF Corpsmen to attend an open house, which will be held every Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at 286 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Guests are welcome.


• The library is collecting nonperishable food items for the Lyndhurst Health Department’s Food Pantry. The drop-off box is located inside the library’s back entrance. It will remain there year-round. For questions regarding the Food Pantry, call the Lyndhurst Health Department at 201-804-2500.

• The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission is co-sponsoring a free, NFL-themed “Back to Football” Nature Walk with the Bergen County Audubon Society at DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst, on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. This guided, 90-minute walk will have a special National Football League theme with prizes donated by the NFL.

• To celebrate the opening game of the 2012 season between the Dallas Cowboys and Super Bowl Champion Giants at nearby MetLife Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 5, the NFL is offering a prize to the first person on the walk to see any bird species with the same name as a pro football team: Cardinal, Raven, Falcon, Eagle, Seahawk (osprey), Giant (great) egret and Giant (great) blue heron. All seven team bird species can be seen in DeKorte Park, the home of the NJMC.

Participants will meet inside the one-square mile park’s Meadowlands Environment Center. Participants will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/ BCAS events throughout the year. To RSVP., contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or 201- 230-4983. The Meadowlands Environment Center’s phone number is 201-777-2431.


• Have your photo taken with your library card during the month of September and be featured on Nutley Public Library’s “Get Carded” Facebook Album. People who have their picture taken with their library card can enter a free raffle to win prizes. Don’t Have a Card? Speak to someone at the front desk and sign up today! Prizes will be distributed weekly.

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