Around Town


The annual Belleville/ Bloomfield Memorial Day observance will be held on Monday, May 27. There will be four observances at the following times and locations: 9 a.m. – Bloomfield- Essex County Veterans Memorial Circle in Glendale Cemetery, 28 Hoover Ave., Bloomfield; 10 a.m. – Belleville Township Hall, 152 Washington Ave.; 11 a.m. – Belleville War Memorial at the intersection of Union and Tiona Aves. For more information, call Bill Steimel at 973-955-7211.


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., announces the following schedule for its “Afternoon at the Movies” program. Films start at 12:15 p.m. in the library theater. Admission is free.

Thursday Afternoon at the Movies: May 23 – “Life of Pi” (PG) (Suraj Sharma); and May 30 – “The Master” (R) (Joaquin Phoenix).

Monday Afternoon at the Movies: The library will be closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.

East Newark

East Newark Mayor Joseph Smith, members of the Borough Council, members of Albert Ettlin American Legion Post and Auxiliary #36 will observe Memorial Day with a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 at the Borough Hall, 34 Sherman Ave.

Smith, Post 36 Commander Frank Acuna and Vice Commander Karl Petry will speak. Wreaths will be placed by Smith, a council member, Acuna and Past State American Legion Auxiliary President Shirley Becker.

There will be a procession to St. Anthony’s Church for 7 p.m. Mass, officiated by the Rev. Joseph Girone. The public is invited.


A blood drive will be held at Harrison Community Center, 401 Warren St., on Thursday, May 23, from 2 to 6 p.m. All donors receive one $10 ShopRite gift card. For more information, call 1-800-bloodnj.

The United Iberoamerica Association USA Inc. invites the community to a health fair on Sunday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holy Cross Church gym, 15 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. South, Harrison. Entry is free. Services offered: pediatrics, ophthalmology, chiropractic, general medicine, diabetes control, blood pressure, dentistry, education and registration of medical plans and orientation in nutrition. For more information, call: 973-517-0657, 973- 393-6879 or 973-752-8683.


Scots American Club, 40 Patterson St., Kearny, will host an “Oldies Night” on Saturday, June 8, at 8 p.m. All members and their guests are welcome. Tickets are $10 and table reservations are accepted. Visit the club for more details.

The Center for Business & Industry (CBI) at Hudson County Community College is initiating an “On the Road” series, to promote its customized workforce and staff training programs. CBI staff will travel to Town Hall Chambers , Kearny, June 6, 6:30 p.m.

To confirm your attendance or for more information about CBI, please call Aycha Edwards at 201-360-4247 or email

Kearny UNICO will meet on Thursday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in attending the meeting and/or learning more about Kearny UNICO should contact Chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409. New members are always welcome.

Kearny UNICO supports scholarships, charities and the local community. Kearny UNICO is sponsoring a “Dining to Donate” fundraiser at Kearny Applebee’s on Wednesday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eat-in or take-out. People must present a flyer for their order to count in support of Kearny UNICO. To obtain a flyer, call Lou Pandolfi.

The Thistle Eclipse U10 girls soccer team will hold a flapjack breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s in Kearny on Saturday, June 8, from 8 to 10 a.m. The cost of the ticket is $10, which includes pancake, sausage, eggs and beverage. For tickets, call Mary at 570- 977-4259. Tickets will also be sold on the day of the fundraiser at the door.


The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst is sponsoring a trip to Mt. Airy Casino and shopping at the Commons on Monday, June 3. A bus will leave the New Jersey Transit Lot at 8:30 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. Cost of the trip is $30. For reservations, call Janet Ritigliano at 201-935-1208.

The Lyndhurst Health Department will host its bi-annual blood screening on Friday, June 7. Appointments begin at 8 am. This blood screening will include a chemistry profile, cholesterol level, blood count, and thyroid level. This service is available to Lyndhurst residents over age 18 for a $20 fee. Pre-registration is required and appointments can be made by calling 201-804-2500. Payments can be submitted in cash or checks may be made payable to Medical Laboratory Diagnostics.

Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to the Meadowlands Environment Center, Two De- Korte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, for “Family Science Night: Mud Flat Marsh Adventure” on Tuesday, May 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. Join MEC staff at low tide to catch shrimp, fish and other critters in the marsh. Dress for mess! Admission is $5/person; $4/MEC members. For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit

Join the Lyndhurst Health Department on Thursday, June 13, for the annual skin cancer screening by Dr. Shari Sperling. Note that this is a change of date from the program listing. Appointments begin at 9:15 a.m. This free screening is available to all Lyndhurst residents aged 18 or older. Call the Lyndhurst Health Department at 201-804-2500 to schedule an appointment.

The Food Pantry, located at the Lyndhurst Municipal Annex, 253 Stuyvesant Ave., will have new hours starting after Memorial Day: Tuesday through Thursday, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The Food Pantry is available to Lyndhurst residents who can show proof of hardship and proof of residency.

The Lyndhurst Public Library will host a lecture on “The Lincoln Family in the White House: 1861-1865” on Thursday, June 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., by Glenn LeBoeuf of, exploring the intimate lives and feelings of the Lincolns and their friends. All would be forever changed during their short stay in the executive mansion. Space is limited and registration is necessary. Call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7, or email

The Humane Society of Bergen County, 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, has a supply of dog food, both canned and dry, available to anyone who, due to unemployment, disability or any other financial difficulty, cannot afford to feed his/her dog. Stop by or call 201-896-9300 for more information. Hours are Monday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

North Arlington

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Rd., will host “Selling on Ebay” with Rick Feingold on Monday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. Learn the tricks of the trade with an Ebay power seller and online Ebay store operator. To register call 201- 955-5640, ext. 126.

North Arlington will commemorate Memorial Day, with its annual parade on Monday, May 27, starting at 2 p.m. The parade will begin at the corner of Canterbury Ave. and Ridge Road and conclude in front of Borough Hall, at 214 Ridge Rd., where local public officials will address the crowd.

The grand marshals for the parade are Jennifer O’Brian and Mary Biro.

The parade line includes civic organizations, members of the borough Fire and Police Departments, the Boy Scouts, Daisies, Elks, Emblem, Women’s Club, VFW, American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary, among others. Children from the local recreation league teams will also be marching.

The parade will feature bands from the local schools as well as two pipe-anddrum bands, classic cars and clowns.

For more information call North Arlington Recreation Director Jimmy Herrmann at 201-889-5882.

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington has scheduled a trip to the Taj Mahal Casino on Tuesday, June 11. Cost is $25. For information and reservations, call Florence at 201-991-3173. All are welcome.

North Arlington Board of Health will sponsor a free skin cancer screening for its residents on Tuesday, June 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., by appointment, at the Health Department, 10 Beaver Ave. Dermatologist Monika Srivastava will be the screening physician. For an appointment, call the Health Department at 201-955-5695.

The Health Department, in conjunction with Clara Maass Medical Center, will sponsor a free prostate cancer screening for men ages 40 and older on Wednesday, June 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Health Department, 10 Beaver Ave.

Free screenings are offered to male residents of North Arlington, ages 40 and older. Included in the screening will be a PSA blood test and an examination by a physician from Essex-Hudson Urology.

Prostate cancer affects one in six men in the U.S. Successful treatment rates are high in early detection cases. Don’t put it off!

For an appointment or information, call the Health Department at 201-955-5695.

Learn more about the writer ...