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The Incredible Duck Race Launches Sat. Sept. 24th 2022 bridge street bridge harrison nj food trucks incredible duck race kearny nj kearny-belleville elks Sep 17, 2022

The Incredible Duck Race is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 300 Belgrove Drive, Kearny Nj.  The event starts at 10:30 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m.   The event is put together by the Kearny-Belleville Elks.  The main event is the Duck Race but there is much more...

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Pathways to Independence Walk-A-Thon Sat. Sept. 24, 2022 adults with disabilities fundraiser harrison nj kearny nj pathways to independence tricky tray walk-a-thon west hudson park Sep 15, 2022

If you're looking for a good cause to get behind, look no further than the 20th Annual Pathways to Independence Walk-A-Thon and Tricky Tray. This event will benefit adults with disabilities, and is sure to be a fun day for the whole family.

The Walk-a-Thon will take place in West Hudson Park in...

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TBT: The Original Pennsylvania Railroad / Harrison Path Station harrison nj harrison path station hoboken nj jersey city nj kearny nj manhattan transfer manhattan transfer station north portal bridge portal bridge Aug 18, 2022

The Throwback Thursday has us visiting a building that for a century served residents and commuters daily as the portal to the Eastbound PATH train to Jersey City / Hoboken / New York City. 

The station which was originally a Pennsylvania Railroad Station was as old as the Portal Bridge in...

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Portal Bridge Event: Who’s Who of Federal Government anselmo millan governor phil murphy harrison nj kearny nj mayor alberto santos north portal bridge pete buttigieg portal bridge robert menendez senator robert menendez Aug 03, 2022

At the Portal Bridge Groundbreaking ceremony in a parking lot in Kearny NJ with the 111-year-old Portal bridge as a backdrop, there was every House of Representative’s elected officials from New Jersey and top brass of Federal and State Transportation officials, State and Local elected...

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Large Turnout for North Portal Bridge Ground Breaking amtrak governor phil murphy harrison nj kearny nj kevin corbett nj transit train path train portal bridge senator bob menendez senator robert menendez Aug 02, 2022

On Monday, August 1, 2022, US Transporation  Secretary Pete Buttigieg traveled through Harrison down Harrison Avenue to a parking lot in Kearny within view of a one hundred and eleven-year-old bridge called the Portal Bridge to conduct a groundbreaking ceremony of a new Portal Bridge that...

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Diversity On Display: St. Patrick, Peruvian Parade & Harrison Fest anselmo millan councilman anselmo millan fmr. councilman anselmo millan harrison fest harrison town hall kearny nj kearny town hall observer newspaper peruvian civic association peruvian festival peruvian independence day st. patrick st. patrick day parade the observer newspaper united irish united irish association Jul 23, 2022

The Covid 19 pandemic shut down a lot of public gatherings in 2020 including the 2020 United Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade. Earlier this year (2022) the United Irish Association decided to hold their St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2022 in West Hudson after a two year hiatus.  The parade and...

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All of West Hudson Was Harrison in the 1840s arlington section east newark memorial day tribute general n n halsted harrison nj kearny nj town of harrison Jul 09, 2022

The one square mile Town of Harrison at one time was much larger.  In the 1840s, the Town of Harrison consisted of what we now call West Hudson, namely Harrison, East Newark, and Kearny.  The reason Harrison became much smaller than its original footprint was politics. 

Like today...

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Local Independence Day July 4th Fireworks 4th of july celebration anselmo millan belleville nj councilman anselmo millan fireworks fmr. councilman anselmo millan harrison fest harrison nj jersey city nj kearny nj union city nj Jun 30, 2022

The Town of Harrison does not currently have an Independence Day Fireworks Celebration but other surrounding communities have 4th of July Celebrations and Fireworks. We are providing information on each below.

This is not a complete list of 4th of July Celebrations and Fireworks but these are...

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Harrison Fire Department Provides Mutual Aid In Kearny Fire harrison fire department harrison firefighters harrison nj kearny fire department kearny nj red cross st. stephens roman catholic church Jun 27, 2022

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, the Harrison Fire Department provided the Kearny Fire Department with Mutual Aid in a 5 alarm fire in the neighboring Town of Kearny.  The Harrison Fire Department was joined by the Jersey City Fire Department, North Arlington Fire Department, Belleville Fire...

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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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United Irish St. Patrick’s Parade Steps Off Early March 13th harrison nj harrison police holy cross church kearny nj red bulls soccer st. patrick day parade united irish Feb 20, 2022

A West Hudson tradition, the United Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade, has been on hold for two years due to the Covid pandemic. The United Irish Association has decided that with a downward trend in the Covid transmission rate it is safe enough to hold the St. Patrick’s Day Parade this...

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