Council Members 1st Ward
Council Member Marytrine De Castro
Councilwoman De Castro served as a member of the Kearny Environmental and Beautification Committee and the Board of Health. She was a volunteer for many years at West Hudson Hospital in Kearny and a volunteer coach in Kearny Recreation. Marytrine worked as a Hudson County Board of Elections District Board Worker and volunteered with the Kearny Democratic Party.
Councilwoman De Castro currently serves as a volunteer member of the Hudson County Family Part Juvenile Conference Committee and is an active member in several local service organizations including the Queen of Peace Home School Association and the Harrison Lions International. She has supported and volunteered in the Passaic River Clean-up, March of Dimes WalkAmerica, Breast Cancer Walk for the Cure and the Lupus Walk.
Councilwoman 1st Ward Marytrine De Castro has lived in the Town of Kearny 43 years and has been a resident of the First Ward for the past 21 years. Marytrine is the proud parent of two sons, Jordan and Chad and daughter of Albano and Maria Fernanda De Castro. She has two sisters, Lyla and Silvina.
Council Member Albino Cardoso
Councilman Albino Cardoso is an active and involved citizen who served as a Commissioner on Kearny’s Zoning Board of Adjustment for eight years, including five years as Vice-Chair of that Board. He currently serves as the Liaison for the Municipal Court, Chairperson of the Building and Grounds Committee, Commissioner on the Finance, Police, Fire, DPW, commissioner for the KUEZ and Recreation and Insurance Committees.
He supports and volunteers for the Passaic River Annual Clean-up, He supports the Saint Jude Hospital Cancer Research Center and Christian Foundation for the Children and Ageing. He is a member of the Parish Council at St. Cecilia’s Church in Kearny and serves as President of the Portuguese Holy Family Association.
Councilman Cardoso is a member of the Portuguese Cultural Association of Kearny. He was a mentor for the construction of the monument to honor the Luso-Americans to the Town of Kearny. He supports the Portuguese American Association which dedicated the newly renovated recreational park area to Frank Cardoza on the Passaic River in Riverbank Park on June 2, 2014 and he is a Committeeman of Kearny’s Democratic Party.