Community News

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.

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.

Bryan Caputo (left) and Daniel Petryszyn (right) in court to hearing charges against them.

July 24, 2014 (Kearny, NJ) The Town of Kearny got some press this week when one of the Defendants in the 1.6 million dollar StubHub ticket, Bryan Caputo, wore a Kearny United Soccer shirt to court. Caputo is a Kearny resident as is Daniel Petryszyn.

Both men in their late 20's are accused of assisting in the sale of 3,500 electronic tickets to events with funds from other account holders to the tune of 1.6 million. According to the New York City District Attorney's office, the two Kearny residents were not innocent bystanders but knew that they were aiding two Russian hackers, Vadim Polyakov, 30 years old, and Nikolay Matveyehuk, 21 years old, in hacking into 1,600 StubHub accounts and purchasing 3,500 e-tickets which were then mailed to Bryan Caputo, Daniel Petryszyn, and to Laurence Brinkmeyer.

StubHub is a subsidary of eBay. It is still not clear how the two Russian hackers obtained the passwords to the StubHub accounts.

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.

The Element by Westin Hotel in Harrison, NJ. rendering. Photograph courtesy of Starwood.

July 6, 2014 (Harrison, NJ) The signage which says "Element by Westin" is lite but the doors are not quite open yet on Harrison's 2nd Hotel. The Grand Opening is schedule for Thursday August 14, 2014 but you won't be able to book a room until November 1, 2014.

Element by Westin joins the Hampton Inn on Passaic Avenue as Harrison's second hotel. The Hampton Inn of Passaic Avenue has positive reviews and has been successful.