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Memorial Day 2023: Mobus, Scott & Robertson's Supreme Sacrifices councilman victor villalta david robertson donald b. scott east newark memorial day tribute harrison memorial day tribute harrison nj joseph p. mobus mayor raymond mcdonough raymond j. mcdonough raymond mcdonough scott mobus place victor villalta May 29, 2023

Memorial Day is a solemn and significant holiday in the United States, observed on the last Monday of May each year. It is a time when the nation comes together to honor and remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the military. This day holds deep...

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Twenty-Six Years: Mayor McDonough's Redevelopment Vision Realized anselmo millan charles f. guyon cobalt apartment building councilman anselmo millan dca department community affairs guyon drive harrison n harrison redevelopment harrison redevelopment agency mayor james fife mayor raymond mcdonough peter higgins peter higgins iii pilot property taxes soha May 18, 2023

The Town of Harrison, New Jersey, has undergone a remarkable transformation in the last 26 years with the redevelopment of its industrial area into a vibrant residential community. This ambitious project was initiated by the late Mayor Raymond McDonough and then-Councilman Peter Higgins, two...

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Mayor Raymond J. McDonough’s Inaugural Address & Legacy harrison nj harrison redevelopment harrison redevelopment agency mayor & council mayor raymond mcdonough peter higgins iii raymond j. mcdonough Aug 15, 2022

In 1994 then Mayor Frank E. Rodgers after 24 consecutive terms of office, 48 years in office as Mayor retired he endorsed then Councilman Raymond J. McDonough as the next Mayor of Harrison. Mayor McDonough would serve from 1994 to February 12, 2014 a total of just under 20 years in office when he...

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The Patricia McGinty-Juhl, Harrison Post Office albio sires congressman albio sires councilman lawrence bennett harrison nj post office lawrence bennett mayor raymond mcdonough patricia mcginty-juhl president barack obama steven juhl May 03, 2022

You may have noticed when walking by the Harrison Post Office that the building is named after Patricia D. McGinty-Juhl.  Who is Patricia McGinty-Juhl? 

Patricia McGinty-Juhl was a resident of Harrison and a graduate of Harrison High School in 1972.  She went on to work for the...

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Councilman Bennett Mayoral Run Prediction Falters anselmo millan mayor james fife mayor raymond mcdonough raymond mcdonough us district court new jersey Apr 18, 2022

Kevin Canessa of The Observer newspaper in an Editorial entitled “EDITORIAL — Predictions for 2022 — who will be the biggest winners and losers?” stated among other predictions that “Jim Fife deliberates and decides not to seek another term as Harrison’s...

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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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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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