Community News

June 3, 2009 (Kearny NJ).  There were not a lot of surprises locally on Primary Election Day.  Chris Christie won the Republican Primary for Governor and will face incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine in the November General Election.  In Kearny, John Leadbeater won the Republican Primary for Mayor and will face incumbent Democrat Alberto Santos.  Santos has a full slate of council candidates running with him.  Leadbeater has no council candidates on the ballot with him.  Apparently nobody submitted to run in the Republican primary for council.  Someone should have written themselves in and accepted the nomination and they would have been a candidate in November.

June 5, 2009 (Kearny, NJ) Matthew LaClair will be hosting this week's segment of Equal Time for Freethought,  (ETF), to be broadcast this Sunday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. on WBAI radio, 99.5 FM.

This will be the third program that Matthew LaClair has hosted for ETF. The others (shows 297 and 301) can be heard at www.EqualTimeForFreethought.org , where the upcoming program will also be posted shortly after it is aired.

July 4, 2009 (Kearny NJ) KOTW wishes everyone a Happy 4th of July.  Kearny's Mayor and Council are expecting the best Independence Day Celebration in the Town's history tonight on Veteran's Field on Belgrove Drive.

Sylvester, Tweety Bird, Scooby Doo are scheduled to show up at 6:30 p.m. Sponge Bob said that he's going to be a little late but he would not miss the festivities since the weather is suppose to be perfect for fireworks.  He's tired by soaking up all the rain we've had this month.

Gracies and Whistles, the clowns will be entertaining children and adults with their baloon art, mime acts and of course some clowning arounds.

June 21, 2009 (Kearny NJ).  KOTW wishes every Father a Happy Father's Day.  The rain has stopped at least temporarily for today for a very sunny Father's Day.  Enjoy!

This weeks events in Iran and the use of Twitter as a means of communication inspired KOTW to join Twitter.  We are not exactly sure what the craze is all about truthfully but it apparently works.  See our twitter page at www.twitter.com/kearnyontheweb .  KOTW will twit every time their is an update to our main page or to our Discussion Board.  KOTW will also try to keep you informed on the nature of new posts and on hot topics.  If you already Twit, please sign in and follow us.

 

July 5, 2009 (Nanuet NY) A tanker truck making a delivery of chlorine for a swimming pool leaked and caused the evacuation of the public swimming pool and lake.

According to one news report: "The accident happened at 10 a.m. when a truck driver from Universal Chemical of South Kearny, N.J., was delivering sodium hypochlorite to the Normandy Village pool, a chemical compound popularly known as chlorine and used as a disinfectant in swimming pools.

"When the guy hooked up to the connection, he saw that it was leaking and shut it off as quickly as he could," said John Kryger, deputy fire coordinator for Rockland County.