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MVC In Harrison on Tues. May 28, 2024 & Kearny on Tues. June 28, 2024 6 points of identification harrison nj kearny nj mvc mobile unit njmvc real id license May 25, 2024

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) is set to bring convenience right to the doorstep of Harrison residents with its Mobile Unit this coming Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Located in front of the Harrison Senior Citizen Center at 221 Harrison Avenue, the unit will operate from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,...

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Passaic Ave. To Close Mon. Feb. 5, 2024 Between Central Ave & Johnston east newark nj harrison nj kearny nj passaic avenue street closures Feb 04, 2024

A significant street closure, along Passaic Avenue, is set to disrupt daily routines for residents of West Hudson, particularly impacting those who use Passaic Avenue in East Newark. The closure, which begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2024, will stretch from Central Avenue to Johnston...

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Low Voter Turnout in Harrison / New Mayor in Kearny election election 2023 election day election results harrison nj kearny nj Nov 08, 2023

In the Town of Harrison General Election held on November 7, 2023, voter turnout was notably low with only 10% of registered voters casting their ballots. The election featured no mayoral race, and the council members who were running did so unopposed. Despite their unopposed status, there was a...

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Nine Days of Early Voting: New Touchscreen Voting Machine Is Super Cool early in person voting early voting harrison nj hudson county hudson county board of elections hudson county clerk hudson county superintendent of elections kearny nj Oct 31, 2023

As the Tuesday, November 7, 2023 General Election approaches, Hudson County voters have the opportunity to participate in early voting, ensuring their voices are heard. Here's what you need to know about early voting dates, times, locations, and the new voting machines.

Early Voting Dates and...

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4th of July Celebrations & Fireworks Close to Harrison NJ 4th of july 4th of july celebration belleville nj declaration of indepedence exchange place grove street harrison nj harrison path station independence day jersey city nj kearny kearny nj nutley nj path station path train the declaration of independence township of nutley Jul 01, 2023

The Town of Harrison does not currently have an Independence Day Celebration and/or Fireworks Celebration but other surrounding communities have 4th of July Celebrations and Fireworks. The Town of Harrison will have however on the 4th of July 2023, a CONCACAF Gold Cup Soccer Doubleheader at the...

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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 22, 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. 

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