Community News

Four Alarm Fire on Jacobus Avenue in South Kearny (Photo courtesy

February 1, 2015(Kearny, NJ) Kearny Firefighters were called out to Jacobus Avenue in South Kearny to battle a fire at a truck repair facility. The fire was intense because of the stored tires and other chemicals used in the Tire and Truck Repair Business. No individuals were injured as they evacuated the building before firefighters arrived. One firefighter was injured when a door fell onto him while he was battling the fire.

Mutual aid was provided by Harrison, East Newark, North Arlington, Jersey City, Bayonne, Hoboken, as well as a task force from Essex County.

January 27, 2015 (West Hudson, NJ) Metrologists had predicted two to three feet of snow and Blizzard like conditions for today. The reality is far more reasonable with only 8 to 12 inches of snow and some winds but nothing extraordinary. What happened? The Blizzard of 2015 went slightly east of West Hudson and Manhattan and went up to New England including Boston and dumped the snow there. We will complain about the weather men but smile as we dodged a bullet.

Local metrologist Anthony Mondaro from the Harrison Weather Station had forecasted 12 to 24 inches of snow. Mondaro who has a distain for media hype of snow storms couldn't quite get himself to give a definitive amount of snow and settled for a range. Instinctively Mondaro thought that the storm may not make a direct hit but go to the East of New Jersey. He was right but one would love to have a very precise forecast but only a weatherman can get away at being not so precise and keeping his/her job.

The Public Works Departments in Kearny and Harrison were out early and having prepared for the worse were able to clear the major roadways and side streets quicker than anticipated.

Tell us your Phantom Blizzard of 2015 Storm Story on our Discussion Board.

September 14, 2014 (Harrison, NJ) Harrison's Ray Lucas has written a book entitled Under Pressure which chronicles his football career and the effect it had on him and his family. The book also discusses Lucas' battle with addiction to pain medication after what was believed to be an inoperable neck injury.

Lucas went from a local high school superstar in Harrison New Jersey to be a quarterback with the New York Jets. Lucas co-authored the book with David Seigerman. The book also has a foreword by former Giant coach Bill Parcells.

January 1, 2015. (Kearny, NJ) KOTW wants to wish our members and guests a very Happy New Year. In 2014, Kearny On the Web's (KOTW) Discussion Board continued with discussions about local issues among those the Kearny Board of Education elections and the Harrison General election. The Discussion Board also covered world and national issues including Global Warning (or lack therof) and Christmas time brought a renewed discussion of Christianity. KOTW is proud of our accomplishment and we strive to continue to provide a service to the community we serve.

Thierry Henry making a move on his former teammates. Photo courtesy

July 27, 2014 (Harrison, NJ) Over 25,000 fans jammed into the Harrison Red Bulls Stadium yesterday for a friendly game between the Red Bulls and the Arsenal Gunners of the English Premier Leaque. The parking lots were full, the traffic control was stretched to its limits and the scalpers were out doing a brisk business. It was good timing since the New Jersey Appellate Division in June upheld a lower court's ruling that the Red Bulls have to pay local property taxes to the Town of Harrison.

Why did so many fans show up to the little town of Harrison? They came to see the game for sure but mostly they came to honor current Red Bull soccer play, Thierry Henry.