Council Members 1st Ward

Council Member 1st Ward Marytrine De Castro

Councilwoman Marytrine De Castro is a Registered Nurse licensed in the State of New Jersey and New York and works as an Occupational Health Nurse in Jersey City.  She attended Franklin School and Kearny High School and is a graduate of Hudson County Community College and Bayonne School of Nursing.  Marytrine is a member of the Portuguese Cultural Association of Kearny and attended the Kearny Portuguese School, officially known as Escola de Língua e Cultura Portuguesas de Kearny.    

Councilwoman De Castro served as a member of the Kearny Environmental and Beautification Committee and the Board of Health.  She was a volunteer for many years at West Hudson Hospital in Kearny and a volunteer coach in Kearny Recreation.  Marytrine worked as a Hudson County Board of Elections District Board Worker and volunteered with the Kearny Democratic Party. 

Councilwoman De Castro currently serves as a volunteer member of the Hudson County Family Part Juvenile Conference Committee and the Harrison Lions International.  She has supported and volunteered in the Passaic River Clean-up, March of Dimes WalkAmerica, Breast Cancer Walk for the Cure and the Lupus


Councilwoman 1st Ward Marytrine De Castro has lived in the Town of Kearny 41 years and has been a resident of the First Ward for the past 19 years.  Marytrine is the proud parent of two sons, Jordan and Chad and daughter of Albano and Maria Fernanda De Castro.  She has two sisters, Lyla and Silvina.


Council Member 1st Ward Albino Cardoso 

Councilman Albino Cardoso has lived in Kearny’s First Ward for more than 28 years.  He is married with 2 sons, both educated in Kearny Public Schools.  He is retired from his position as the Supervisor of Maintenance at R P Baking, LLC (the former Pechter’s Bakery) in Harrison, NJ.  

Councilman Albino Cardoso is an active and involved citizen who served as a Commissioner on Kearny’s Zoning Board of Adjustment for eight years, including five years as Vice-Chair of that Board.   He is currently serves as the Liaison for the Municipal Court, Chairperson of the Building and Grounds Committee, Commissioner on the Finance, Police, Fire, DPW and Recreation and Insurance Committees.

He supports and volunteers for the Passaic River Annual Clean-up, He supports the Saint Jude Hospital Cancer Research Center and Christian Foundation for the Children and Ageing. He is a member of the Parish Council at St. Cecilia’s Church in Kearny and serves as President of the Portuguese Holy Family Association. 

Councilman Cardoso is a member of the Portuguese Cultural Association of Kearny. He was a mentor for the construction of the monument to honor the Luso-Americans to the Town of Kearny. He supports the Portuguese American Association which dedicated the newly renovated recreational park area to Frank Cardoza on the Passaic River in Riverbank Park on June 2, 2014 and he is a Committeeman of Kearny’s Democratic Party.