On December 11, 2018, Mayor Alberto G. Santos and Councilmembers Susan McCurrie, Eileen Eckel, Albino Cardoso and Peter Santana joined the Group Civico Poblano De Hudson in celebration of La Carrera Antorcha Guadalupana (The Run of the Guadalupe Torch) which stopped in Kearny at the steps of Town Hall. Runners from different towns and cities took turns bearing the torch, first lit in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, across nine Mexican States and 14 U.S.
On Saturday, December 8, 2018 after making his list and checking it twice, Santa made an early visit to town. After being escorted along Kearny Avenue, Midland Avenue, and Davis Avenue by our Kearny Police and Fire Departments, Santa then made his way on stage at the Lincoln School Auditorium to meet and greet children with candy canes, coloring books, crayons and a gift card.
On Thursday, November 30, 2018, the Town of Kearny held its Annual Town Hall Tree Lighting Festival, sponsored by Mayor Alberto G. Santos and Members of the Town Council and the Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone.
On November 11, 2018, the American Legion Post 99 held a Veteran’s Day ceremony honoring the memory and service of those who died in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the War On Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. The ceremony took place at Veteran’s Memorial Park where Mayor Alberto G.
On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, during the Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Town Council, Mayor Alberto G. Santos, members of the Town Council and Kearny Police Chief George King held a swearing in ceremony for newly hired police officers of the Kearny Police Department. Mayor Santos and Chief King addressed the police officers and their family and friends who gathered at Town Hall to witness the administration of the oaths of office and the pinning of the new officers' police badges.
The Kearny Health Department held its first Flu clinic for the 2018-2019 season. The Flu shots were free and available to Kearny and East Newark residents only. The clinic was held at the Kearny Health Department, 645 Kearny Avenue on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 2:00pm - 6:00pm. The clinic was very well attended and the vaccine supply was exhausted in record time in just over two hours.
On Saturday, September 29, 2018, Mayor Alberto G. Santos and Councilmembers Carol Jean Doyle, Albino Cardoso, Eileen Eckel, Marytrine De Castro and Peter Santana joined members of Mujeres Valientes (Brave Women) and Susan B. Komen for the Cure® Tie a Ribbon ™ Campaign in front of Kearny Town Hall.
On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Mayor Alberto G. Santos and the Town Council presented a Proclamation to Emma Quintana of Mujeres Valientes (Brave Women) and Susan G. Komen® in recognition of their 15th Anniversary and efforts to raise Breast Cancer Awareness in the Town of Kearny.