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Friday Special Noon Mayor&Council Meeting Cancels Tues. 6/4/24 Meeting epa green acres green space green spaces harrison nj harrison redevelopment harrison redevelopment agency harrison redevelopment zone mayor & council mayor james fife toxic chemical toxic sludge Jun 04, 2024

With only a day's notice, the Harrison Mayor & Council's special meeting on Friday, May 31, 2024, at Noon, sparked concerns among residents over the transparency of its decision-making processes. During the meeting, held in the 3rd Floor Mayor's Conference Room, two resolutions were passed...

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HRA Meets Mon. May 13, 2024 To Approve BRG Harrison Lofts Site Plan brg harrison lofts urban development environmental protection agency epa harrison nj harrison parking harrison parking garage harrison redevelopment agency harrison redevelopment zone james doran james fife mayor james fife the two james May 11, 2024

The Harrison Redevelopment Agency is scheduled to meet on Monday, May 13, 2024, at 1 p.m. in the afternoon.  On the Agenda is a Resolution to Approve BRG Harrison Lofts revised Site Plan that eliminates underground parking among other changes.  The developers of BRG Harrison Lofts have...

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Harrison Redevelopment Agency Reconvenes After Series of Cancellations harrison nj harrison redevelopment harrison redevelopment agency harrison redevelopment zone hra james fife mayor james fife mcmanimon scotland baumann Apr 19, 2024

After a string of four cancellations, the Harrison Redevelopment Agency (HRA) is scheduled to meet on Monday, April 22, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Third Floor Mayor’s Conference Room at the Harrison Town Hall, located at 318 Harrison Avenue, Harrison NJ.

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Tapping the Future: Harrison PATH Station Enhances Commuter Experience chris christie environment environmental protection agency epa harrison nj harrison path harrison path station harrison redevelopment harrison redevelopment agency harrison redevelopment zone mayor & council mayor james fife mayor raymond mcdonough raymond j. mcdonough raymond mcdonough Apr 12, 2024

As part of a broader initiative to modernize transit access across the New York and New Jersey area, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has introduced the Total Access PATH Payment (TAPP) system, now operational at select turnstiles in all PATH terminal stations including the...

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Harrison Redevelopment Agency Fourth Cancellation Raises Questions environmental environmental justice environmental protection agency epa harrison nj harrison redevelopment agency harrison redevelopment zone mayor & council mayor james fife Apr 08, 2024

The Harrison Redevelopment Agency has canceled its meeting scheduled for Monday, April 8, 2024. This marks the fourth consecutive cancellation. The last time the agency convened was over two months ago, on February 12, 2024, raising concerns that the agency meetings are being canceled to shield...

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Tammy Murphy NO to Gas Plant EPA YES to Toxic Sludge in Harrison andy kim anselmo millan councilman anselmo millan department of environmental protection epa harrison nj harrison redevelopment agency harrison redevelopment zone james doran james fife mayor james fife mayor raymond mcdonough passaic river passaic valley sewerage commission pvsc raymond j. mcdonough raymond mcdonough tammy murphy Feb 26, 2024

In a recent turn of events, attention has been drawn to New Jersey’s Environmental Justice Law by US Senate Candidate Tammy Murphy, notably the spouse of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, who is seeking to replace embattled US Senator Robert Menendez. Tammy Murphy has publicly voiced her...

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Mayor & Council Canceled For Tues. Feb. 20 2024 Two Meetings Next Week harrison nj harrison planning board harrison redevelopment agency mayor & council mayor james fife open public meetings act Feb 20, 2024

The Harrison Mayor & Council meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. has been canceled. The cancellation was not a surprise because the Mayor & Council had previously rescheduled its meeting from Tuesday, February 6, 2024, to last week on Tuesday, February 13,...

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Harrrison Redevelopment Agency Meets to Make Public Street A Private Road harrison nj harrison redevelopment harrison redevelopment agency harrison redevelopment zone james fife mayor james fife new jersey environmental protection agency njdep private road Feb 11, 2024

The Harrison Redevelopment Agency is scheduled to convene on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 1 p.m., at the Harrison Town Hall located at 318 Harrison Avenue. This meeting, open to the public, will address several key issues pertinent to the town's ongoing redevelopment initiatives. The meeting...

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Environmental Justice Triumphs But The Next Fight Looms In Harrison NJ commissioners of njsea environmental justice food and water watch harrison nj harrison redevelopment harrison redevelopment agency harrison redevelopment zone hydrogen sulfide matt smith mayor & council mayor james fife methane gas njsea njtransit Jan 28, 2024

In a significant victory for environmental justice, New Jersey Transit has abandoned its plans to construct a gas-burning power plant in South Kearny, New Jersey. This decision marks a crucial win for the residents of Kearny, Harrison, and East Newark, collectively known as the West Hudson...

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Toxic Sludge Looms as Redevelopment Agency Meets On Mon. Jan. 22, 2024 agent orange dioxin environment environmental justice environmental protection agency epa harrison nj harrison redevelopment harrison redevelopment agency harrison redevelopment zone mayor & council mayor james fife pse&g pseg toxic chemical toxic sludge Jan 22, 2024

As the Harrison Redevelopment Agency (HRA) gears up for its critical meeting on January 22, 2024, at 1 p.m. in the Mayor's 3rd Floor Conference Room in the Harrison Town Hall, a shadow of controversy hangs over the proceedings. The meeting, set to address a range of fiscal and administrative...

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Harrison Redevelopment Agency Limiting Public Engagement harrison nj harrison redevelopment agency mayor james fife open public meetings act steelwork apartment building Dec 14, 2023

In a move that raises significant concerns about public engagement and transparency, the Harrison Redevelopment Agency, under the chairmanship of Mayor James Fife, adopted Resolution 12-2023 at its December 11 2023 meeting.  Resolution 12-2023 imposes a five-minute limit on public questions...

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Concerns Over Transparency & Decision-Making in Harrison environmental protection agency epa harrison fire department harrison nj harrison police department harrison police dispatchers harrison redevelopment harrison redevelopment agency kearny fire department mayor & council Nov 16, 2023

In a series of recent developments that raise questions about transparency and decision-making, the Town of Harrison, NJ, is witnessing a troubling trend in its local governance. A critical look at these events reveals a pattern of special meetings, failure to notice a Mayor & Council...

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