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March 13, 2018
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...

NJ's State Parks, Forests & Recreation Areas - Perfect for Swimming & Outdoor Fun


TRENTON - As New Jerseyans prepare to celebrate the unofficial start of summer, Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Mark N. Mauriello today invited residents and visitors to cool off close to home at one of 14 swimming areas opening Saturday in the state's parks, forests and recreation areas.

Kearny Police Department to partner with DEA NJ in Operation Take Back NJ, an operation to collect unwanted medications from area citizens

Chief John Dowie announces that on Saturday, September 25, 2010, the Kearny Police Department Community-Oriented Policing Unit (C.O.P. Unit) will be staffing a collection point for citizens’ unwanted, unused, or expired medications. The collection will be held at the Kearny Police Juvenile Aid Bureau Office located on the Forest Street side of police headquarters (237 Laurel Avenue) from 10am until 2pm.  

Mayor Santos announces upcoming Civil Service exam for Municipal Police Officer

Mayor Santos would like to inform interested residents that exam applications for the civil service position of police officer in the Town of Kearny are now available. Residents can pick up applications in the Personnel Office at 410 Kearny Avenue or obtain an application online at The application fee is $35.00.

Governor Corzine Extends Filing Deadline for 2007 Senior Freeze Program Applications for Residents Who Qualify Due to Increase in Income Limits

TRENTON – Senior and disabled residents who qualify for a 2007 property tax reimbursement because of the recent increase in income limits for the Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) Program now have until June 1, 2009, to file applications, Governor Jon S. Corzine announced today. The original deadline for the newly eligible applicants to file their 2007 applications was March 31, 2009.

Pennies for Peace Campaign

The Kearny Public Library will join the New Jersey State Library, the New Jersey Library Association and libraries throughout the state to honor the legacy of Abraham Lincoln by participating in the Pennies for Peace Campaign during the month of February. Lincoln firmly believed in education, equality, opportunity and peace.