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How Old Are Harrison’s Water Pipes? bottled water harrison water department lead in water passaic valley water commission pvwc water Apr 27, 2022

Before the 1800s water in Harrison was provided by private wells on your property or by carrying water from the Passaic River.  

In 1884, the Jersey City Water Company set up a reservoir in North Arlington where the present Riverview Gardens are located, and piped water from the Passaic...

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Good News: South Dakota Troopers Honor Harrison Student editor kevin canessa harrison police harrison police department jersey journal kevin canessa new jersey state police newspaper writer kevin canessa oliber pereyra south dakota highway patrol south dakotal superintendent's life saver award the observer newspaper Apr 26, 2022

Harrison, New Jersey is over 1500 miles from the headquarters of the South Dakota Highway Patrol.  The distance did not keep the South Dakota Highway Patrol officers from making the trip to honor a resident for his heroic deeds. 

Last September (2021), three members of the South Dakota...

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Harrison Missing 4 of 5 Redevelopment Promises boonton line green spaces harrison nj harrison path station harrison redevelopment harrison redevelopment agency jackson street bridge manhattan transfer station montclair booton line nj transit train path station path train playground stickel bridge william a. stickel Apr 25, 2022

The Harrison Redevelopment Agency does not want to discuss four of five promises made by the Agency at its inception in 1999. Personnel of the Harrison Redevelopment Agency no longer talk about four of the five promises made to residents and developers.  The four promises no longer discussed...

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Checkout Our Restaurant Page antojos colombianos restaurant boca chica restaurant cafe mil hojas cafe restaurant charley restaurant patria y comida restaurant restaurants Apr 24, 2022

Our Shop Local: Restaurant Page has been updated with an additional fourteen restaurants.  Thank you to those who submitted their favorite restaurant via our Submit Restaurant page.

There are a total of Thirty-one restaurants on the page but we know there are more restaurants in Harrison...

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Harrison Burger King Goes Green With Reusable Loop Containers burger king harrison burger king loop matthew banton terracycle tom szaky Apr 23, 2022

The Burger King located in Harrison NJ is among five Burger Kings restaurants in New Jersey that will offer customers the option to purchase menu items such as sandwiches, soft drinks and coffee served in durable, reusable packaging.  Customers can order their favorite Burger King items in...

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PSE&G Celebrates Earth Day with Purchase of Street Sweeper earth day environment harrison construction department harrison nj njdep pse&g pse&g gas line construction ravo street sweeper Apr 22, 2022

PSE&G announced today in celebration of Earth Day that it purchased a state-of-the-art street sweeper to clean the streets of Harrison NJ. 

PSE&G is replacing gas piping throughout the Town of Harrison as previously reported.  As part of the process, PSE&G has to cut into...

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TBT: Senator Bob Menendez at Harrison Fest 2016 anselmo millan fmr. councilman anselmo millan grand parade harrison fest senator bob menendez street festival tbt throw back thursday Apr 21, 2022

Throw Back Thursday. It was not the first time that United States Senator Robert "Bob" Menendez attended and marched in the Harrison Fest Grand Parade but you could see from his reaction to being thanked for coming to open up Harrison Fest 2016 with a step off at noon from Harrison Avenue and...

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In Memory Of Kevin F. Gilmore & the Marshall University Football Team artie barber harrison football harrison high school kevin f. gilmore larry kramer marshall football team mccook community college we are marshall Apr 20, 2022

In Library Park in Harrison, there is a bronze plaque on a granite stone that reads “Salute to ‘Hollywood’.  In Memory Of Kevin F. Gilmore and the Marshall University Football Team.  November 14, 1970.  Gone But Never Forgotten.”  The plaque looks brand...

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Harrison Police Hires New Officers But Is it Enough green spaces harrison police harrison police department issues james fife mayor james fife parks Apr 19, 2022

In the “good old days”, the Town of Harrison was known for its very well-staffed Police Department.  Harrison’s reputation was that the Town was very safe.  While other neighboring towns had high crime statistics, Harrison’s crime statistics were low. 

The...

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Councilman Bennett Mayoral Run Prediction Falters anselmo millan mayor james fife mayor raymond mcdonough raymond mcdonough us district court new jersey Apr 18, 2022

Kevin Canessa of The Observer newspaper in an Editorial entitled “EDITORIAL — Predictions for 2022 — who will be the biggest winners and losers?” stated among other predictions that “Jim Fife deliberates and decides not to seek another term as Harrison’s...

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Made in Harrison The Beehive of Industry beehive of industry erie lackawanna harrison town seal made in harrison manhattan transfer pennsylvania railroad peter j. goodman president taft president william howard taft radio corporation of america rca soha Apr 17, 2022

“The Beehive of Industry” has been the Town of Harrison’s motto since 1912.  One Hundred and Ten Years later, the trademark continues to be fondly thought of.  The Town of Harrison lived up to its trademark.  The Southern part of Harrison starting at what is now...

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Motorcycle Ride to Honor Sergaent Eddie Hernandez harrison police harrison police department holy cross cemetary indian knights motorcycle club kearny vfw lodge lt. dean mcgee motorcycle run sgt. ernie hernandez Apr 16, 2022

Harrison Police Sergeant Eddie Hernandez loved to ride his motorcycle on a sunny breezy day.  Whether he went for a ride by himself, with a couple of friends, or with his motorcycle club, being on a motorcycle in the open air was calming and a time to reflect.  Sergeant Hernandez passed...

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