Mayor Alberto G. Santos, the Town Council and members of the Recreation Commission formally reopened Tappan Playground, located in Kearny on Tappan Street near Davis Avenue. Tappan Playground is the latest Kearny park to be updated and modernized. The 10,000 square foot or 0.23 acre park includes a decorative gazebo and two play structures for children ages 3 to 5 and 5 to 12 years old.
Mayor Santos would like to inform interested residents that exam applications for the civil service position of police officer in the Town of Kearny are now available. Residents can pick up applications in the Personnel Office at 410 Kearny Avenue or obtain an application online at www.state.nj.us/cscp/public_safety. The application fee is $35.00.
On Tuesday, May 25, 2010, Kearny Mayor Alberto G. Santos, Members of the Town Council and Fire Chief Stephen Dyl dedicated the Kearny Fire Department’s rescue truck in memory of Corporal Michael W. Sinibaldi, a resident of Kearny killed in action during the Vietnam War.
Kearny Mayor Alberto G. Santos and the Town Council awarded a contract at its May 25, 2010 meeting to install a new synthetic turf soccer field at the Town’s Harvey Recreation Facility.
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The Mayor and Town Council have agreed to broadcast public Council meetings live on Channel 39, an outlet available to subscribers of Verizon’s FIOS television service. The first meeting aired live is scheduled for Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at 7 p.m. A schedule of regular public meetings of the Mayor and Council for 2010 is available on the Town’s web site, www.kearnynj.org.
Taxes for the first quarter are due by February 10, 2010. After February 10th, interest will be charged on delinquent amounts calculated from February 1st. The Tax Collector’s Office, located in the Town Hall at 402 Kearny Ave. will be open until 7:00 pm on February 9th. Taxes for the second quarter are due by May 10, 2010. After May 10th, interest will be charged on delinquent amounts calculated from May 1st. The Tax Collector’s Office will be open until 7:00 pm on May 6th.
The Town of Kearny hosted an inauguration ceremony at Town Hall on January 4, 2010. Alberto G. Santos was sworn in as Mayor. Alexa C. Arce, Albino Cardoso, Madeline Peyko, Carol Jean Doyle and Michael Landy were sworn in as Members of the Council. The ceremony’s highlights included musical performances by the Kearny High School singing group the K-Birds and Francis Raftery, a bagpipe player.
MAYOR SANTOS DELIVERS 2010 INAUGURAL ADDRESS AS HE BEGINS HIS FIFTH TERM AS THE 19TH MAYOR OF KEARNY
Town Hall Park was filled with holiday cheer as hundreds of residents attended Kearny’s annual tree lighting festival on December 4, 2009. In addition to a visit from Santa, the event featured performances by the Kearny High School Wind Ensemble, the Washington School Dream Team, Mater Dei Academy Drama Club, Mater Dei Academy Children's Choir and Stonehenge, a local band.