Town of Kearny Celebrates Irish Cultural Heritage, Music and Dance: United Irish Associations of West Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Kearny, NJ – On Sunday, March 11, 2018, Irish eyes were smiling at the 45th Annual West Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Under clear blue skies, thousands of people lined Kearny Avenue to enjoy the parade.  Organized annually by the United Irish Associations of West Hudson, the parade began in Harrison and traveled along Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard in Harrison, Central Avenue in East Newark and Kearny Avenue in Kearny, with a closing ceremony at Kearny Town Hall.  


  • Due to the State of Emergency, Town of Kearny offices will be closed on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, except for essential services such as public safety personnel and employees involved in snow related functions. 
  • There is no Meals-on-Wheels distribution on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  The Meals-on-Wheels program is expected to be back in service on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Kearny Holds Annual Free Dog and Cat Rabies Clinic

Kearny, NJ –The Kearny Health Department sponsored its annual free Dog and Cat Rabies Clinic on Saturday, February 10, 2018.  The popular clinic was held at the Kearny Water Department Complex and, as in prior years, was well attended.  A total of 379 dogs and 27 cats were vaccinated.  The Kearny Health Department also issued 287 animal licenses (269 dog and 18 cat licenses) at the event.  

Sesquicentennial Photo Contest Honoring Kearny’s History


On September 24, 2017 in celebration of the Town of Kearny’s 150th anniversary, the Junior Woman’s Club of Arlington sponsored a photography contest honoring our Town’s History.  The two categories were “Kearnyscapes” and “What Community Means to Me”.  Congratulations to all of the contestants and winners of the Kearny 150 Sesquicentennial Photography Contest.  The reception was held at the historic Firehouse at 72 Hal

Town of Kearny Honors Police Chief John Dowie and Extends Farewell during Retirement Ceremony


KEARNY, NJ – The members of the Kearny Police Department and elected officials honored and saluted retiring Police Chief John Dowie for his four decades of service to the Kearny Police Department – the last 19 years as Chief of Police – at an outdoor ceremony held on December 1, 2017 at the front entrance of the KPD Headquarters. 

Kearny Welcomes Newest Firefighters

Kearny, NJ – On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Kearny Mayor Alberto G. Santos and the Kearny Town Council held a swearing-in ceremony at Town Hall for five newly hired firefighters of the Kearny Fire Department.  Mayor Santos administered the oaths and Kearny Fire Chief Steve Dyl presented each new firefighter his fire badge.  The new firefighters are:  Dylan Schalago, Daniel Madden, Ethan Evanchick, Christopher Vezos, and Matthew Miller.