Town of Kearny Celebrates Irish Cultural Heritage, Music and Dance: United Irish Associations of West Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Kearny’s annual Halloween parade stepped off at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2016. The beautiful autumn afternoon was perfect for the ghosts, goblins and superheroes to parade up Kearny Avenue. Prior to the start of the parade, hundreds of costumed children lined up to march in the parade. As is the tradition, Mayor Alberto G.
On Saturday, October 8, 2016, the Kearny Fire Department held its annual Open House at the Midland Avenue headquarters. The event included refreshments, information on fire safety and demonstrations by firefighters. Mayor Alberto Santos and Councilmembers Carol Jean Doyle, Eileen Eckel, Marytrine De Castro, and Richard Konopka attended the open house along with residents, many of them children.
Photos by Barbara Goldberg
On Saturday, October 8, 2016, Mayor Alberto Santos, Deputy Mayor Anthony Capitti, Councilmembers Marytrine De Castro, Albino Cardoso, Carol Jean Doyle, Eileen Eckel and Susan McCurrie joined members of Mujeres Valientes (Brave Women) in the Susan B. Komen for the Cure® Tie a Ribbon ™ Campaign in front of Kearny Town Hall.
On Saturday, September 24, 2016, Pathways to Independence, Inc. held their Annual Walk-A-Thon at West Hudson Park. Pathways to Independence provides job skills training and vocational opportunities for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, helping them achieve their fullest potential. The organization’s facility is located at 60 Kingsland Avenue in Kearny. Close to 200 individuals gathered at West Hudson Park to take part in the walk.
Our community remembered those who lost their lives on 9/11/01 with an ecumenical service at St. Stephen's Church on Sunday, September 11, at 7 pm. As we did in the days and months after 9/11, our community came together again in mourning, somber reflection and friendship. The commemorative service at St. Stephen’s Church began with a candlelit procession at the 9/11 monument and a field of nearly 3,000 American flags arranged by Boy Scout Troop and Pack 305.
On Sunday, July 24, 2016, the Peruvian Civic Association of New Jersey (PCANJ) celebrated Peruvian Independence with their annual parade. The parade line of march stepped off in Harrison and traveled to Kearny Town Hall while participants exhibited their culture through the use of native costumes, bands, decorative floats, and marchers from many fellow Peruvian Associations. Kearny Mayor Alberto G.