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Branch Brook Park Cherry Blossom Festival 2022 branch brook park alliance caroline bamberger fuld cherry blossoms cherry blossoms festival essex county executive joseph n. divencenzo essex county parks frederick law olmsted joseph n. divincenzo newark branch brook park Apr 03, 2022

A short drive from Harrison is Branch Brook Park in North Newark.  The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the famed landscape architect.  Olmsted also designed Central Park in New York City. The park was envisioned in 1862 but construction did not start until 1896. 

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Help Firefighter Doffont's Childrens College Tuition Fund firefigher vincent doffont harrison fire department harrison firefighters vincent doffont vincent doffont jr. Apr 02, 2022
A fundraiser was set up in honor of Harrison Firefighter Vincent J. Doffont, Jr. and in support of a college fund for his children. 
 
As of this Saturday morning (4/2/2022), the fundraiser on Go Fund Me has raised $40,505 on its way to its goal of $50,000.  The fundraiser notes...
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The Mayors of Harrison NJ frank rodgers harrison town hall mayor & council mayor frank e. rodgers mayor james fife mayor raymond mcdonough mayors of harrison Apr 01, 2022

In 1904, the then Governor of New Jersey, Governor Franklin Murphy signed into law legislation entitled “An Act to Provide for the Election of Mayors in Incorporated Towns and to Regulate Their Duties”.  Under the new law, Joseph P. Riordan ran in Harrison’s Democratic...

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TBT: Harrison High Environmental Club anselmo millan beautification commitee environment environmental club fmr. councilman anselmo millan harrison fest mural murals route 280 Mar 31, 2022

Throw Back Thursday.  This week we are featuring the Harrison High School Environmental Club and Arts Club with the assistance of then Harrison’s 2nd Ward Councilman Anselmo Millan cleaned up the entrance to and exit of Route 280 by Harrison Avenue. But the clean-up was not just...

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PSE&G Continues Attack on Harrison Residents gas line construction natural gas natural gas construction noise violation overnight construction parking permit pse&g pse&g gas line construction Mar 30, 2022

The Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) continues its attack on Harrison residents now opening two fronts.  On March 28, 2022, PSE&G continued its excavation to install new plastic gas lines on William Street in Harrison.  The prior day it had started its excavation and...

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Harrison UDrive. UText. UPay Distractive Driving Law Enforcement calling while driving harrison police harrison police department nhtsa texting while driving udrive utext upay campaign Mar 29, 2022

Throughout the month of April 2022, the Harrison Police Department will using special funding to increase traffic patrols to encourage drivers not to text or otherwise use a handheld telephone while driving.  The campaign, UDrive, UText. UPay is a law enforcement initiative targeting...

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Twelve Blocks, Neighborhood Stories of the 60s east newark harrison history harrison nj kearny nj warner theatre Mar 29, 2022

There are history books written about the Town of Harrison and its contributions to the United States both in scientific innovation and production of goods both in peace and World War I and II.  There is however a book based upon the adventures of some kids who used East Newark, Harrison,...

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Not Paying Your Harrison Water/Sewer Bill Is Very Costly mayor james fife property taxes sewer department tax lien sale tax sale water & sewer water department Mar 27, 2022

Harrison Mayor James Fife announced both in a robocall and in a letter posted to the Town of Harrison website that the Town will shut off the water supply from residents' homes that are delinquent in payment of their Water & Sewer bills after May 1, 2022.   The moratorium on the payment...

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Funeral Mass Saturday March 26th for Vincent J. Doffont Jr. firefigher vincent doffont harrison fire department harrison firefighters holy cross cemetary vincent doffont vincent doffont jr. Mar 26, 2022

Today, Saturday, March 26, 2022, is the Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Church in Harrison of Harrison Firefighter Vincent J. Doffont, Jr. at 11 a.m.   The public is welcome.  You might want to wear your mask as a symbol of respect for the family and Firefighters who have seen first hand...

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PSE&G Not Such A Good Neighbor construction gas line construction lincoln school natural gas natural gas construction pse&g road closed Mar 25, 2022

Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) has continued its replacement of natural gas lines in Harrison. On March 23, 2022,  PSE&G was on the 400 block of William Street.  The PSE&G website that is supposed to alert residents of where natural gas line replacement...

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Visitation Friday at Holy Cross for Fallen Firefighter Vincent J. Doffont, Jr. firefigher vincent doffont harrison fire department holy cross church vincent doffont jr. Mar 25, 2022

Tributes for Harrison Fire Fighter Vincent J. Doffont Jr. have been posted online on Facebook, Instagram, and the Mulligan Funeral Home page.  The tributes are not just from family, friends, fellow firefighters and elected officials but also National organizations such as the National Fallen...

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Featured: Urban Tandoor Restaurant dinner indian food lunch restaurants urban tandoor restaurant Mar 24, 2022

The Urban Tandoor Restaurant has the honor of being the first restaurant submitted to Your Harrison.com's website through our Submit Restaurant page.  We had to celebrate and get them up on our Restaurant page and do this little feature of the restaurant. The Urban Tandoor Restaurant was...

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