Community News

October 21,2011 (Kearny, NJ). Kearny resident Camille Gaeta wrote a letter to Time Magazine in response to an October 17, 2011 article by Joe Klein entitled "When He's Good and Ready" about Governor Chris Christie's decision not to run for the President of the United States. The letter was published in the Inbox section of Time Magazine under the Headline "Christie's Decision".

Courtesy Time Magazine.

The letter stated: "Joe Klein has missed the mark in writing that New Jersey's Chris Christie 'showed he has real respect for the office [of President] and the public.' Christie line-item-vetoed funding for sexually and physically abused children and cut millions from needed programs for the elderly and the sick. Hundreds of teachers, police officers and firefighters were laid off. He botched New Jersey's chances for Race to the Top funding and thumbed his nose at a federally funded tunnel under the Hudson River that would have provided jobs for many. But he continues to assure billion dollar corporations and millionaires that we will not increase their taxes. The upside to Christie's decision not to run is that he spares the American public his bullying persona; the downside is that we in New Jersey are stuck with him."

October 15,2011 (Kearny, NJ). A Kearny resident shot and killed a co-worker at the Exit Realty Gold Service in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. Leonardo Parera shot and killed Christine King the office administrator at Exit Realty Gold Service real estate agency. The motivation for the killing is not known. Parera after shooting King left the office building and went to his car where he called police to report the shooting warning that he would "escalate" the situation. When police arrived and approached him Parera opened fire on police who returned fire and killed him.

Picture of Leonardo Parera.

October 8,2011 (Harrison, NJ). Tickets are still available for the annual girls and boys soccer matches between Harrison High School and Kearny High School today, Saturday, October 8, 2011 at the Red Bull's Soccer Stadium.

The Girl's game will face off at 1 p.m. followed by the Boy's game at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

October 9,2011 (Harrison, NJ). Kearny won both games of a doubleheader at the Red Bulls Stadium in Harrison. It is the first time the Red Bulls Stadium has been used by a local high school soccer team. The home court advantage of being in Harrison did not help Harrison despite a one goal lead in the boy's game. The Girl's game was far less competitive than the Boy's game with the Kearny High School Girl's team winning 7-0 against the Harrison High Schools Girls. Kearny's Boys won 2-1 with a last minute goal and an off guard shot from midfield that sailed into the goal.

September 18,2011 (Harrison, NJ). Harrison Station, located next to the Harrison Path Station, has started renting its 275 studio, one and two bedroom apartments. The monthly rental at Harrison Station is $1,2000 for studios, $1,600 for one-bedroom apartment, and $2,200 for two-bedroom residences. There are model apartments available for viewing.

The allure for many of the Harrison Station's prospective tenants is the ability to get up in the morning and walk to the Harrison Path station for a 2-3 minute ride to Newark, a 10 minute ride to Jersey City, a 15 minute ride to Hoboken, or a 20 minute ride to Manhattan.