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July 21, 2017
The Town of Kearny’s Sesquicentennial Committee has begun organizing the closing event, Kearny’s final celebration of 150 Years of Community.  The closing event will showcase the history and diverse cultures of the Town of Kearny at a fun, free, family-friendly event.     Kearny’s 150th Anniversary block party celebration, scheduled to be held at Veteran’s Memorial Field on Sunday, October...

2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade


On Sunday March 16, 2014 Irish eyes were smiling at the 41st Annual West Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Under clear blue skies, thousands of people lined Kearny Avenue to enjoy the parade. This year Grand Marshal Joseph McGonigal and Deputy Grand Marshals Larry Handlin and Carol Manley led the march through Harrison, East Newark and Kearny. The United Irish Association of West Hudson sponsors the annual event.

Hurricane Sandy Relief Still Available For Eligible Homeowners And Renters


Mayor Alberto G. Santos announced that New Jersey’s Sandy Homeowner and Renter Assistance Program (SHRAP) is available to help eligible people who have housing-related financial distress that resulted from Hurricane Sandy.  Mayor Santos said, “Hurricane Sandy caused significant damage in Kearny and other New Jersey communities.  I urge all eligible victims of Hurricane Sandy to apply for help from SHRAP, if they meet the guidelines for the program.

Kearny DPW Announces Telephone Hotline For Public To Report Pothole Locations


Kearny Mayor Alberto G. Santos and Kearny DPW Superintendent Gerry Kerr announced that a telephone hotline is available for residents to report the location of potholes on the Town’s roadways. The public can share information about where potholes are located by calling (201) 955-7889.  When leaving a message on the hotline, the public is asked to provide the nearest street address or the nearest cross street where the pothole is located.

Reported Crimes In Kearny Decrease By 2.5% In 2013 And Reach A New 13-Year Low


The Town of Kearny’s Uniform Crime Report Index for 2013 shows there were 1,286 reported crimes in Kearny in 2013, a drop of 2.5% from the previous year’s number of 1,320.  While the decrease in crime for 2013 was modest, the recently released numbers confirm the significant drops in crime that occurred from 2011 to 2012 when reported crimes fell by 18%.