On June 9th, Kearny Awake (Association of Water, Agriculture and Kearny’s Environment) planted trees on Vet’s Field near Passaic Avenue as the group’s first green infrastructure project. The planting of trees at Vet’s Field is the first step towards a project to help reduce storm water runoff onto our streets and into our waterways and systems in the Passaic River area. Thanks to Dave Mach...
National Night Out Against Crime, sponsored by the Kearny Community Policing Unit, was held last week on Belgrove Drive and Veteran’s Field. Hundreds of town residents turned out for the event. Representatives from many local groups set up tables to provide health and safety information. Members from the Kearny Fire Department, Police Department and Emergency Squad were present with demonstrations and displays of some of their latest equipment.
Tax Bills for the next four quarters are printed and were mailed on July 29th.
The due date for the 3rd quarter Tax Bill has been extended to August 20th and the Tax Office will be open late until 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 15th.
The Tax Office can provide the amount due on your 3rd quarter Tax Bill should you wish to pay before receiving your bill in the mail. They can be reached at 201-955-7888.
Despite the extreme heat, one of the largest crowds in recent memory enjoyed Kearny’s 4th of July celebration at Veterans Field. Families began arriving early in the afternoon, setting up seats in the prime viewing areas to listen to the Garden State Orchestra’s performance and to enjoy the fireworks display.
On Thursday, May 30, Mayor Alberto Santos joined Habitat For Humanity of Hudson County (HFHHC) President Bridget Hamill at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Habitat project in Kearny.
On Saturday, April 20, 2013, Mayor Alberto Santos, Town Council members and Recreation Commissioners attended opening day ceremonies for the Kearny Recreation Girls Softball Program at Veteran’s Field. This year, 208 girls registered for participation in the softball program which is now in its 48th year as a Town of Kearny Recreation program. This year, local businesses and organizations sponsored 17 teams of girls in grades Pre-K through 8th.
Saturday, April, 20th was a busy day around Kearny. The Town of Kearny held its 22nd annual River Cleanup at Riverbank Park in Kearny. Organized by 3rd Ward Councilwoman Carol Jean Doyle and co-sponsored by the Passaic Valley River Restoration Group, numerous volunteers showed up at the park’s Frank A. Vincent Marina to help remove litter and debris from the banks of the Passaic River. Young and old alike joined the effort.
On Saturday, April 13th , Mayor Alberto Santos, Town Council members and Recreation Committee members attended opening day ceremonies for Kearny Little League. At the same time they celebrated the completion and grand opening of the new Veterans Field Sports Facility with a ribbon cutting.
The Town of Kearny’s Uniform Crime Report Index for 2012 shows there were 1,320 reported crimes in Kearny in 2012, a drop of 18% from the previous year’s number of 1,630. Categorized by type of offense, there were drops in aggravated and simple assaults, burglaries, larcenies and arson. There were no homicides in 2012.