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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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The Revolution in a Groove: The Tale of RCA's 45 RPM Record 45 record cottonseed clark fred rose harrison nj post office nashville tn radio corporation of america rca rca recording studios rca studio b rca studios rca victor Apr 06, 2024

In the annals of musical history, March 31, 1949, stands as a watershed moment, marking the introduction of the 7-inch record spinning at 45 revolutions per minute (RPM) by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) from Harrison, New Jersey. This innovation would not only revolutionize the way music...

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The Evolution of Harrison NJ's RCA: From Radios to Recording Studios harrison history harrison nj music recording industry music recording studios rca rca recording studios rca studio b rca studios Aug 06, 2023

Radio Club of America, commonly known as RCA, has a storied history that spans the evolution of modern electronics and entertainment. From its inception, RCA has been at the forefront of technological advancements, adapting and evolving with the times. This article delves into RCA's journey from...

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Remembering D-Day: Seventy-Nine Years Later beehive of industry charles f. guyon crucible steel d-day dwight d. eisenhower harrison nj harrison redevelopment harrison redevelopment agency harrison redevelopment zone industrial past operation overlord radio corporation of america rca super sixth armored division world war ii world war ii monument Jun 06, 2023

June 6th marks an important date in history – the anniversary of D-Day. On this day in 1944, the Allied forces launched a massive invasion on the beaches of Normandy, France, during World War II. The operation, codenamed "Operation Overlord," was a pivotal moment that would ultimately lead...

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Rich History: Harrison, The First Silicon Valley bell labs david sarnoff harrison nj harrison plaza mini mall radio radio corporation of america radio tubes rca rca development zone transistors tubes May 22, 2023

In the bustling heart of Harrison, New Jersey lay the industrial fortress that once belonged to the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), a pioneer in radio and television technology and a beacon of American industry in the 20th century.

Under the watchful eye of its dynamic president, David...

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Two Guys from Harrison: One Personā€™s Garbage Is Anotherā€™s Gold harrison nj herbert hubschman radio corporation of america rca rca development zone sidney silverstein vornado vornado realty trust May 05, 2023

“The Two Guys from Harrison” Department Store was founded in 1946 by two friends, Sidney Silverstein, and Herbert Hubschman. They began by selling used televisions out of a storefront in Harrison, New Jersey. However, the business soon expanded, and the founders started selling other...

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The Rich History of Harrison Plaza Mall beehive of industry edison lamp works edison light bulb harrison plaza mini mall rca May 18, 2022

As the idiom goes, There is More Than Meets the Eye to the Harrison Plaza Mall.  The mini-Mall that takes up an entire city block between South Frank E. Rodgers Blvd and South 5th Street between Bergen and Sussex Streets is a landmark in Harrison but few know its history. 

The Harrison...

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Made in Harrison The Beehive of Industry beehive of industry erie lackawanna harrison town seal made in harrison manhattan transfer pennsylvania railroad peter j. goodman president taft president william howard taft radio corporation of america rca soha Apr 17, 2022

“The Beehive of Industry” has been the Town of Harrison’s motto since 1912.  One Hundred and Ten Years later, the trademark continues to be fondly thought of.  The Town of Harrison lived up to its trademark.  The Southern part of Harrison starting at what is now...

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