Kearny, NJ – On August 2, 2022, Mayor Alberto G. Santos and Town Council Members Carol Jean Doyle, Richard Konopka and Peter Santana attended National Night Out Against Crime held on Belgrove Drive near Veterans Memorial Field. The annual community-building event, hosted by the Kearny Police Department’s Community Policing Unit (Officer Vanessa Sevillano), is a nationwide effort to strengthen the relationship between the community and law enforcement and prevention of crime and violence.
The event was a great success for the community where town officials, local businesses and residents enjoyed food, games, entertainment, and demonstrations on ways to keep the community safer.
Residents had the opportunity to meet leaders and personnel from the Kearny Police Department and interact with neighbors, community members and local businesses, with a common goal of partnership and safety.
Many thanks to everyone who helped make National Night Out Against Crime a success including the Kearny Fire Department. Many civic and business organizations also participated in the event including the Kearny Municipal Alliance, Kearny Prevention Coalition, Hudson County Municipal Alliance and the Department of Health and Human Services and Mental Health and Addiction Services of NJ, Federal Bureau of Investigations (Newark), Kearny Bank, Kearny Elks 1050, Liberty Family Success Center, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties, and The Next Step School of Dance.
(Photos by Barbara Goldberg)