April 18, 2014 (Harrison, NJ) Newly appointed Harrison Mayor James Fife sustained a heart attack on Thursday, April 17, 2014, and was rushed to St. Michael's Medical Center where he underwent an operation to unblock his aortic valve.
Harrison Mayor James Fife. Photo courtesy Jersey Journal.Mayor Fife is currently recovering from a successful surgery and will be undergoing rehabilitation in the next 6 to 8 weeks. Council President Michael Dolaghan will be taking over the duties of the Mayor on an interim basis.
March 20, 2014 (Kearny, NJ) The Kearny High School Drama Club will be hosting guests for its version of the Broadway sensation CATS today March 20, 2014 and tomorrow March 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and a Saturday March 22, 2014 matinee at 1:30 p.m. at the Kearny High School located at 336 Devon Street, Kearny, New Jersey.
Tickets are $8.00 for students and seniors and $10.00 for adults. For those of you who are on a strict budget and don't mind not having an orchestra accompanying the production there is a matinee on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. where children acoompanied by an adult will pay $6.00.
Courtesy CATS Productions.
March 10, 2014 (Kearny, NJ) In October 1973, four clubs: The Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 7, The Irish American Club, The Four Provinces, and The Friends of Erin came together to form the United Irish Association.
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March 14, 2014 (Kearny, NJ) Kearny Mayor Alberto Santos blames, among other factors, the State of New Jersey shortchanging the Town of Kearny on utility tax receipts for hosting two Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) power plants in South Kearny, for a property tax increase. Mayor Santos stated that per his calculations the Town of Kearny was suppose to receive 28 million dollars but only received 18.4 million dollars in utility tax receipts. The difference is a 9.6 million dollar shortfall.
PSEG Coal Burning Power Plants framed by the Pulaski Skyway in South Kearny NJ. Photo Courtesy NJ.com
March 8, 2014 (Kearny, NJ) Kearny Mayor Alberto Santos and Hudson County officials have accused NJ Transit of derailing plans the Town of Kearny and Hudson County had for South Kearny. Specifically, Mayor Alberto Santos is upset that NJ Transit's proposal to build a backup power generation plant in South Kearny has derailed plans to redevelop the Koppers (Seaboard) Koke Redevelopment Area. Mayor Santos in cooperation with the Hudson County Freeholders have been trying to redevelop the area to boost ratables for the town and county.
New Jersey Transit Train. Photo courtesy NJ TransitThe Koppers (Seaboard) Koke Redevelopment Area is located in industrial section of South Kearny. The Area consists of two former industrial properties totaling approximately 227 acres and is owned by the Town of Kearny and the Hudson County Improvement Authority.