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Kearny Enacts Stronger Protections on the Purchase and Sale of Precious Metals by Dealers and Pawnbrokers

07/12/2011

The Town of Kearny recently adopted stricter requirements for dealers of secondhand precious metals and jewelry. These requirements enhance the ability of law enforcement to identify and retrieve stolen precious metals and jewelry in a timely manner. Recommended by the Kearny Police Department, the new law applies to all secondhand dealers, which includes not only pawn shops but all businesses that purchase secondhand precious metals and jewelry.

Resolution in Support of the Meadowlands Tax Sharing Program

05/12/2011

At its April 26, 2011 meeting, Mayor Alberto G. Santos and the Town Council unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the preservation of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission Inter-Municipal Tax Sharing (ITS) program. Under the ITS formula, municipalities with development in their Meadowlands district pay a portion of tax revenues from development into the tax sharing fund and municipalities where there is less development receive payment from the fund.

Kearny’s 20th Annual River Cleanup

04/20/2011

On April 16, 2011, the Town of Kearny held its annual river cleanup at Riverbank Park in Kearny. Led by Councilwoman Carol Jean Doyle, 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. Many school children participated as did volunteers from the Woman’s Club of Arlington, the Optimist Club, the Kearny Chapter of UNICO and Pathways to Independence.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

On Sunday, March 13, 2011, the Town of Kearny celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by participating in the 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade organized by the United Irish Association of West Hudson, Inc. The Parade began in Harrison and traveled along Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard in Harrison and East Newark and Kearny Avenue in Kearny with a closing ceremony at Town Hall.

Kearny’s Recreation Volunteer Appreciation Night

03/07/2011

On Tuesday, March 1, 2011, the Town of Kearny held its 2nd Annual Recreation Volunteer Appreciation Night to thank volunteers for their commitment to children involved in sports and recreation in the Town of Kearny. All volunteers received a Certificate of Appreciation and a Cardinal Recognition Pin from the Recreation Department and soda and appetizers courtesy of Applebee’s.

An Update From Kearny Mayor Santos Regarding The 2011 Budget:

01/04/2011

I am pleased to report that the Town of Kearny reached agreements with all its municipal labor unions that contain concessions on salaries while avoiding all layoffs and demotions. These agreements will generate savings of $3.8 million in 2011, thereby strengthening the Town’s ability to meet the requirements of the new State law limiting property tax increases to 2% a year.

The agreements are as follows:

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