Kearny UEZ Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Festival


On Thursday, December 1, 2016 residents celebrated at the Annual Kearny UEZ 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. with a concert on the steps of Town Hall featuring performances by the Kearny High School Ensemble, a choir ensemble of 6th graders from all of the Kearny Public Schools and members of the Next Step Dance Company.

Art gallery was a hit!


The Kearny Recreation Department and Mrs. Desiree Mills celebrated the conclusion of the Fall 2016 Art Class with an Art Gallery at the Kearny Public Library to celebrate all students hard work. The next Art Class session is scheduled for Tuesday December 6, 2016. Contact the Kearny Recreation Department at 201-955-7983 for further details. 

Salvation Army Kettle Kick-Off


On Friday, November 18, 2016, Mayor Alberto G.Santos and Councilman Albino Cardoso joined Lieutenants Hwang and Seoyoung Lim, Corps Officers from The Salvation Army of Greater Kearny, Corps Secretary Evelyn Hopler, and Salvation Army Board Members on the steps of Kearny Town Hall for the Annual Kettle Kick-Off.  The Salvation Army's red kettles and volunteer ringers will be stationed at numerous locations around town throughout the holiday season.  Funds raised will support those in need in o

Kearny Gets Into the Halloween Spirit at the 29th Annual Halloween 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.

Town of Kearny Fire Department Hosts Annual Open House


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

Pathways To Independence Holds Annual Walk-A-Thon


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.

9/11 Day of Remembrance – The Town of Kearny Memorial Service Honors 9/11 Victims


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.

Kearny Celebrates Annual National Night Out Against Crime

On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, the Town of Kearny celebrated National Night Out Against Crime, an annual event sponsored by the Kearny Community Policing Unit.  Hundreds of town residents turned out for the event held on Belgrove Drive and Veteran’s Field which featured a wide range of activities for children including a bounce ride, and ice cream and a chance to spray a fire hose at a target.