For the past six months I have repeatedly raised the alarm that 2011 will be a very difficult year for balancing municipal budgets throughout New Jersey. As we near the end of 2010, a perfect storm of events has made the outlook even bleaker.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program announced on March 31, 2009 that Kearny would be awarded $870,000 for the construction of an all-season soccer field at the Town's Harvey Field complex. The award consists of a $435,000 loan and a $435,000 matching grant. The new turf will allow for extended play and usage of the field. The project improvements also include new sidewalks, bleachers, lighting and signage.
The Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone sponsored Kearny television commercials that were broadcast on different channels of the Comcast Cable System from August 30th through September 26th. The commercials featured the Kearny Farmer’s Market, as well as outdoor eateries in town.
Kearny NJ New UEZ Commercial.
Hudson County Sheriff Juan Perez announced the inception of the PROJECT LIFESAVER program which will assist families and caregivers of individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia disorder as well as families of children suffering from Down syndrome, autism, traumatic brain injuries or cognitive disorders.
This project will allow for a proactive response by the sheriff’s office and save precious time if and when a loved one wanders away from home and becomes lost or confused.
Mayor Alberto G. Santos and the Town Council unanimously adopted a resolution at their regular meeting held on January 24, 2012 moving the school district’s annual election from April to the General Election date in November. The Kearny Board of Education also adopted a resolution authorizing the change of election date at their meeting held on January 17, 2012.