Community News

April 27, 2011 (Kearny, NJ) The results of the Kearny School Board election are in. The following are the vote counts:

S.J. Zibbie Viscuso 955 16.40%
John Leadbeater 921 15.82%
John A. Plaugic Jr. 877 15.06%

April 7, 2011 (Kearny, NJ) Governor Chris Christie was interviewed by ABC Correspondent Diane Sawyer at the Lincoln Elementary School library in Kearny. The interview discussed teachers, tenure, and the government shutdown.

The interview aired Wednesday, April 6, 2011 on World News with Diane Sawyer and later that night on Nightline. Portions of the interview were featured across ABC News broadcasts and platforms including, ABC News Radio, ABC NewsOne, and ABC News NOW.

March 19, 2011 (Kearny, NJ) West Hudson Commuters have an additional means of access to mass transit and can go Green while doing it. The Hudson County Transportation Management Association is running a commuter shuttle from the Arlington Bus Loop in North Arlington (just north of the Belleville Turnpike) on Ridge Road then along Kearny Avenue to the Harrison Path Station on South Frank E. Rodgers Blvd.

The idea behind the project funded in part by Federal Transportation Grants is to reduce traffic and carbon emissions and to provide a transit service to an area in need. The Kearny Shuttle will run from the Arlington Loop in North Arlington starting at 6:20 a.m. and continuing at 6:55 a.m., 7:35 a.m., 8:20 a.m., 9:00 a.m. The return trips from the Harrison Path in the evening will be at 4:30 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 5:50 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

Pick-ups in the morning and drop offs in the afternoon will only be at NJ Transit bus stops. The bus will not however pick up passengers along its route when returning in the afternoons.

March 30, 2011 (Kearny, NJ) Film maker Vic Losick has released his documentary film, In God We Teach, which covers the events surrounding the controversial statements made by Kearny High School Teacher David Paszkiewicz in a history class that lead to intense discussions on KearnyOnTheWeb about separation of church and state.

A preview of the film is available on the film's website, In God We Teach. The website however does not have a listing of screenings as of this article. The preview is interesting and captures some of the tension between the Mathew LaClair supporters and the David Paszkiewicz supporters. KOTW wonders if it will receive any credit for its role in fostering discussions on the separation of church and state. Those discussions are still available on our website. To view those discussion please visit our Discussion Board. Please expand your search criteria to include items from 2006 (the year that the events took place) to view the discussion threads.

March 19, 2011 (Harrison, NJ) The Red Bulls pulled off a 1-0 Win at the Red Bulls Arena to start off their 2011 Season.

Picture of Juan Agudelo courtesy of the New York Red Bulls (c)2011 New York Red Bulls

Eighteen year old Juan Agudelo scored the games only goal at the 70 minute mark after receiving the ball into the center of the field from teammate Teemu Tainio. There was some early opportunities to score by the Red Bulls and the Seattle Sounders played a good game throughout.

Red Bulls Goalkeeper Greg Sutton made some early saves to keep the Red Bulls in the game. The Seattle Sounders goalie Kasey Keller's saved of a penalty kick early in the game. The Red Bulls overcame that momentum shifter to win the game. Over 20,000 fans were in attendance.

Click here for video highlights of the Red Bulls v. Seattle Sounders game.