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The Harrison Public Library: A Rich History of Literacy and Learning green space harrison public library mayor frederick j. gassert new deal president roosevelt's new deal public works administration town of wantage wantage elementary school May 09, 2022

Today, the Harrison Public Library continues to be a place of learning and discovery. It offers a variety of programs and services for children, teens, and adults. The library also has an extensive collection of books, magazines, and other materials. Whether you are looking for a place to read or...

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A Mom's Hope for a Cure: Raising Lupus Awareness in the Community elizabeth santacruz lupus lupus awareness lupus foundation of america symptoms of lupus May 08, 2022

May is Lupus Awareness Month. The Town of Harrison did a ribbon cutting on Friday, May 6, 2022, to bring awareness to Lupus, a disease that can strike young children, teenagers and adults. Many times it takes physicians years to diagnose individuals with Lupus. Many persons are unaware of the...

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Soccer Showdown: Ecuador vs. Nigeria at the Red Bulls Arena 2022 world cup africa cup of nations cmn sports ecuador national soccer team international soccer games lions sports nigeria national soccer team red bull arena world cup 2022 May 07, 2022

Soccer fans in the tri-state area will be in for a treat on Thursday, June 2, 2022, when the Ecuador National Team takes on Nigerian National Team in an international friendly at the Red Bulls Arena in Harrison, NJ. This matchup is sure to produce some exciting soccer action and will give fans a...

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Town of Harrison Street Cleaning harrison department of public works harrison dpw new jersey environmental protection agency njdep ravo street cleaner street cleaning May 06, 2022

The Harrison Department of Public Works (DPW) sweeps the streets of Harrison once a week.  Their motto imprinted on their street sweeper is "Keeping our community clean". The DPW plays an important role in keeping Harrison Streets clean.  The tradition of cleaning Harrison’s...

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Harrison Fire Department On Forefront of Fire Equipment harrison cleveland ave fire station harrison fire department ladder truck pierce arrow tiller ladder truck pierce enforcer pumper simon duplex aerial ladder truck May 05, 2022

Delivered in December of 2018, the Harrison Fire Department’s newest addition to its Firefighting tools, is a Pierce-Arrow 107 foot Tiller Ladder Fire Engine Truck. The purchase order was signed in October of 2017 by then-Councilman Anselmo Millan as the Harrison Fire Department Chairman...

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Harrison's Gotham FC Soccer Team carli lloyd new york giants new york jets new york red bulls nj/ny gotham fc red bulls arena red bulls stadium soccer May 04, 2022

Almost everyone knows that the New York Red Bulls’ stadium is in Harrison NJ and like the New York Giants and New York Jets, the New York Red Bulls play in New Jersey.  The Giants and the Jets play in the Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford and the Red Bulls play in Harrison.  But...

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The Patricia McGinty-Juhl, Harrison Post Office albio sires congressman albio sires councilman lawrence bennett harrison nj post office lawrence bennett mayor raymond mcdonough patricia mcginty-juhl president barack obama steven juhl May 03, 2022

You may have noticed when walking by the Harrison Post Office that the building is named after Patricia D. McGinty-Juhl.  Who is Patricia McGinty-Juhl? 

Patricia McGinty-Juhl was a resident of Harrison and a graduate of Harrison High School in 1972.  She went on to work for the...

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Harrison NJ 9/11 Memorial 9/11 memorial fabian soto harrison nj world trade center world trade center iron beam May 02, 2022

The Harrison 9/11 Memorial is on the northeast corner of Library Park on Harrison Avenue.  The memorial is one of the first to use a piece of the iron beams from the World Trade Center Twin Towers. A waterfall was incorporated into the beams. Given Harrison's Industrial past, a raw iron beam...

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Red Bulls Star Wars Game Saturday May 7th bobblehead john tolkin mls new york red bulls portland timbers provident bank red bulls star wars May 01, 2022

The May 7th (2022), Red Bulls game will be a special game because the first 7,500 fans in the stadium will receive a John Tolkin Mandalorian Star Wars Bobblehead courtesy of the Provident Bank.  John Tolkin is a Red Bulls player who was born and grew up playing soccer in New Jersey. He has...

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Close Keegan Landfill March Anniversary close keegan commissioners of njsea cristina montague governor phil murphy keegan landfill kevin canessa new jersey sports & exhibition authority njsea the observer newspaper Apr 30, 2022

Three years ago on Saturday, April 27, 2019, a group of residents and elected officials organized a Protest march to the Keegan Landfill down Bergen Avenue in Kearny.  The goal of the protest march was to bring attention to the need to close and cap the landfill.  Three years ago, the...

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Harrison High Senior Scholarship 5K Run Sunday May 22th 5k run blue tide drew university fundraiser harrison high school john hopkins university montclair university njit pace university parents teachers students organization penn state university ptso rutgers university saint peter's university scholarship seton hall university Apr 29, 2022

Harrison High School Parents Teachers Students Organization  (PTSO) is holding a 5K Run/Walk Scholarship fundraiser on Sunday, May 22, 2022, starting at 9 a.m. in front of the Red Bulls Stadium in Harrison.

The 5K will go from the Peter Higgins Blvd in front of Red Bulls Stadium on Riverbend...

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TBT: Eight Generations & 196 Years in Harrison c.s. osborne & co. harrison history osborne company tbt throw back thursday Apr 28, 2022

Throw Back Thursday.  Set off in a relatively quiet corner of the Town of Harrison is a company that started making the finest quality hand tools for upholsterers, auto trimmers, and relate trades one hundred and ninety-six years ago. Yes, we had to write out 196 years.

Established in 1826,...

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