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Earth Day Month: Harrison Must Have Environmental Justice anselmo millan crucible drive crucible steel environment environmental justice epa harrison nj james fife mayor james fife mayor raymond mcdonough otis elevator pse&g radio corporation of america rca Apr 30, 2024

The month of April celebrated as Earth Day Month, is a time to reflect on sustainability and environmental justice—a crucial aspect for towns like Harrison, New Jersey, with a complex history of environmental challenges and transformation.

Historical Challenges

Over 26 years ago, the...

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Uncertain Future For Developers Across From Proposed EPA Sludge Plant department of environmental protection environmental justice environmental protection agency epa harrison nj james fife mayor & council mayor james fife mayor raymond mcdonough pse&g toxic sludge Feb 28, 2024

The Town of Harrison Planning Board is gearing up to review a significant development case, #2401, by Block A Partners Urban Renewal I, LLC, during its upcoming meeting on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 6 p.m. at Harrison Town Hall. The proposal, which encompasses a major site plan and...

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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 Planning Board: Pocket Park Amidst Environmental Concerns environment environmental environmental justice epa green space harrison nj harrison planning board mayor & council mayor james fife pse&g pseg Sep 27, 2023

The Harrison Planning Board has scheduled a meeting for Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at the Harrison Town Hall, to discuss an amendment to the Harrison Redevelopment Plan. The meeting will commence with a caucus at 5:45 p.m. in the Third Floor Conference room, followed by the official session...

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Mayor Fife’s Legacy: Green Space Unfilled Promises & EPA Toxic Sludge agent orange epa essex county parks green space harrison nj pse&g pseg toxic chemical toxic sludge Sep 12, 2023

In the span of a year, Harrison Mayor James Fife has faced mounting criticism over his perceived failure to protect and foster green spaces in the Harrison Redevelopment Zone, a responsibility that falls both under his purview as the Chairman of the Harrison Redevelopment Agency (HRA) and Mayor...

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PSE&G Celebrates Earth Day with Purchase of Street Sweeper earth day environment harrison construction department harrison nj njdep pse&g pse&g gas line construction ravo street sweeper Apr 22, 2022

PSE&G announced today in celebration of Earth Day that it purchased a state-of-the-art street sweeper to clean the streets of Harrison NJ. 

PSE&G is replacing gas piping throughout the Town of Harrison as previously reported.  As part of the process, PSE&G has to cut into...

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PSE&G Continues Attack on Harrison Residents gas line construction natural gas natural gas construction noise violation overnight construction parking permit pse&g pse&g gas line construction Mar 30, 2022

The Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) continues its attack on Harrison residents now opening two fronts.  On March 28, 2022, PSE&G continued its excavation to install new plastic gas lines on William Street in Harrison.  The prior day it had started its excavation and...

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PSE&G Not Such A Good Neighbor construction gas line construction lincoln school natural gas natural gas construction pse&g road closed Mar 25, 2022

Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) has continued its replacement of natural gas lines in Harrison. On March 23, 2022,  PSE&G was on the 400 block of William Street.  The PSE&G website that is supposed to alert residents of where natural gas line replacement...

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