This Holiday Season, we ask you to support our Kearny businesses. Everyone in Kearny was affected by Super Storm Sandy and its aftermath, in one way or another, including Kearny businesses. Local merchants need our support so please consider shopping at our local businesses and dining at the great eateries that Kearny has to offer. There are many unique and specialty retailers in town, making it easy to find that perfect gift.
On Thursday, November 29, 2012 hundreds of families celebrated at the Annual Kearny UEZ Holiday Tree Lighting Festival outside Town Hall on Kearny Avenue. The festival has become a popular town-wide tradition and the kickoff of the holiday season in Kearny. The evening began at 5:30 p.m.
On Friday, November 30, 2012, Mayor Santos joined Library Director Josh Humphrey, the Library Board Trustees, including President Jennifer Cullen, Council Members Eileen Eckel and Carol Jean Doyle, and the many Friends of the Library in honoring Dennis Triano for his 31 years of service as a Library Trustee. Originally appointed by Mayor Henry Hill in 1981, Dennis is the longest serving Library Board Trustee in the State.
On Monday, October 22, 2012 Mayor Santos joined Rich Lopriore, President of PSEG Fossil, at the dedication ceremony for PSEG’s addition of six peaking units at the South Kearny Generating Station. The new natural gas-fired units are capable of producing over 270 net megawatts of power.
Remarks of Mayor Alberto G. Santos:
Tax Bills for the next four quarters are currently being printed and will be mailed by July 30th.
The due date for the 3rd quarter Tax Bill has been extended to August 24th and the Tax Office will be open late until 7 PM on Wednesday, August 22nd.
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. 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.
Mayor Alberto G. Santos is pleased to announce that on June 27, 2012 the Town of Kearny in cooperation with North Hudson Community Action Corporation (NHCAC) will hold a job fair for area residents. The job fair will be held in the Kearny Main Library, 318 Kearny Avenue, on the lower level from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. For more information on this program please call (201) 998-2666 or visit the library website www.kearnylibrary.org.
In an afternoon ceremony on Tuesday, June 5th, Mayor Alberto G. Santos joined First Ward Council Members Alexa Arce and Albino Cardoso, and members of the Recreation Commission in officially opening the new Brighton Avenue Playground on Brighton Avenue, located in a residential neighborhood between Bergen Avenue and Wilson Avenue. The new 27,000 square foot playground area includes a slide and climbing boulder.
At the March 27, 2012 meeting of the Mayor and Council an ordinance revising the Town Code and updating the allowable charges for municipal police towing was approved. The last time fees for towing and related services were addressed by the Mayor and Council was in 1998.