February 12, 2014 (Harrison, NJ) Harrison Mayor Raymond McDonough sustained a heart attack this afternoon and died. The Mayor who of late was in the news with respect to his early endorsement of Governor Chris Christie had conducted a meeting with Harrison elected officials this morning and had returned from lunch when he had a heart attack. He was pronounced dead at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon.
Mayor McDonough in his Office at Town Hall. Photograph courtesy of NJ.com
January 7, 2014 (Kearny, NJ) KOTW is pleased to announce an update to its website. Our content hasn't changed but our website look and feel has changed. The change is not just cosmetic. Our statistic show that increasingly visitors to KearnyOnTheWeb are using their mobile devices to access our articles. Our Discussion Board was already mobile friendly but our main website was not. Both are now mobile responsive and will scale depending upon whether you are using your PC, Iphone, Samsung Galazy, Ipad, Kindle or other tablet.
KOTW acknowledges the assistance of our technical staff in getting this monumental task accomplished. The old articles are all still there and we are continuing to work on fine tuning the website but we are proud to start off 2014 with an improved KOTW. Enjoy.
August 23, 2013 (Kearny, NJ) Kearny's Kuehne Chemical plant has made the news once again. The picture accompanying the article on the dangers of the Kuehne Chemical Plant and its potential to kill a million people has a bunch of teenagers, probably college students, naively standing across the river from the Kuehne Chemical plant trying to get the attention of the media in their effort to avoid a disaster.
Members of New Jersey Public Interest Research Group stand across the river from the Kuehne Chemical Plant. Photograph courtesy of NJ.com
December 12, 2013 (Kearny, NJ) The Kearny Municipal Utilities Authority (KMUA) has been granted a 3 Million Dollar grant to rebuild its facility which was damaged by Hurricane Sandy last year. The KMUA is located in South Kearny and monitors and treats waste water from South Kearny before it is allowed to flow to the Passaic River.
Members of Kearny Municipal Utilities Authority in Front of Jacobus Avenue in South Kearny. Photograph courtesy of Town of Kearny
July 5, 2013 (Kearny, NJ) The Rutgers Street Bridge between Belleville and North Arlington NJ has been renamed the Lance Corporal Osbrany Montes de Oca Memorial Bridge in honor of North Arlington resident Osbrany Mones de Oca who died in the service of the United States of America in Afghanistan in February of last year. Portrait of Lance Corporal Osbrany Montes de Oca with Rutgers Street Bridge in Background. Photograph courtesy of NorthJersey.com
Montes de Oca, 20, was a Lance Corpal with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment , 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.
Portrait of Lance Corporal Osbrany Montes de Oca with Rutgers Street Bridge in Background. Photograph courtesy of NorthJersey.com