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A Water Main Break Makes Harrison’s Water Brown harrison health department harrison water department Feb 18, 2022

On Saturday, September 12, 2022, a water main break in Kearny caused the Town of Harrison’s water to turn brown.  Residents took to Facebook to post photos of their brown water and look for official information on why their water was discolored.  Some residents attributed the...

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Sgt. Ernie Hernandez Honored by Fellow Officers harrison police obituary sgt. ernie hernandez Feb 17, 2022

The Harrison Police Department honored Sergeant Ernesto “Ernie” Hernandez, a 23-year-old veteran of the department, in several ways this week.  On Thursday, February 10th, Sergeant Hernandez passed in a New York Hospital after a resurgence of cancer that took his life. ...

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Frank E. Rodgers Longest Sitting Mayor in USA frank rodgers harrison nj mayor frank e. rodgers Feb 11, 2022

Francis E. Rodgers (November 15, 1909 – February 8, 2000) was an American Democratic Party politician who was among the longest-serving Mayors in U.S. history, first elected in 1946 as Mayor of Harrison, New Jersey. He served in the position for 48 years from 1946 to 1995, having been...

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Harrison Avenue Building Stops Dump Truck accident dump truck dwi harrison police under influence drugs Feb 07, 2022

(February 2, 2022, Harrison NJ)  A Harrison Avenue building stopped a dump truck whose driver was under the influence of alcohol and/or a narcotic drug but not before taking out three parked vehicles.  The photo above taken by Karolina Espinoza and posted on Facebook showed the...

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How to Get A 2022 Harrison Parking Permit harrison police department parking permit Feb 06, 2022
Due to safety restrictions put in place at the Police Department, all Harrison parking permits will be mailed to owners via US Postal service.  Upon completing the application and delivering it to the Harrison Police Department either in the drop box or via email, the application will be...
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Harrison Redevelopment harrison redevelopment mayor raymond mcdonough peter higgins iii Feb 05, 2022

HGA prepared Harrison's Waterfront Redevelopment Plan for a 250+ acre former industrial waterfront area within the Town. The Plan capitalizes on assets such as its regional accessibility, the presence of the PATH station within the area, the character and history of the area, and its location...

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Industrial Harrison industrial past redevelopment zone Feb 05, 2022

The Town of Harrison, NJ was founded in 1840. The 1.2-square-mile town is in Hudson County close to New York City, Newark, and Newark Liberty International Airport.

It quickly became an industrial center because of its favorable location, situated near major rail facilities and possessing a large...

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Peter B. Higgins, III. (1947-2010) harrison redevelopment mayor & council peter higgins iii Feb 05, 2022

Peter B. Higgins III, was born on August 3, 1947 to Peter B. Higgins Jr. and Eilish B. Toner. He attended Holy Cross Elementary School, Essex Catholic High School and Seton Hall University.

 

He graduated from Seton Hall with a BS in Business. While attending The Hall he was a member of the...

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Welcome to YourHarrison.com welcome Jan 22, 2022

The Town of Harrison is a one square mile town in Hudson County, New Jersey.  Once known as the "Beehive of Industry" because the southern part of the Town was predominately occupied by manufacturing companies.  During World War II, Harrison operated 24/7 with three shifts of workers to...

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