Combatting ‘hate rhetoric’ in a big way

KEARNY – A local industrialist is responsible for a billboard erected along Truck Rt. 1&9 in Kearny that decries anti-immigrant sentiment, as expressed in the recent Republican presidential debates. The billboard reads: “Thank you Mayor Fulop for Fighting the Hate #MakeJerseyGreat.” Wendy Neu, chairwoman and CEO of Hugh Neu Corp., owner… Continue Reading

A lesson on the Holocaust from a survivor

HARRISON –  Seventeen sixth-graders from Harrison’s Washington Middle School journeyed to the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Center in Whippany on Dec. 20 for an eye-opening experience. There, they viewed the premiere of “Be An Upstander: The Fred Heyman Story,” a documentary about Fred Heyman, a Holocaust survivor, who was at the… Continue Reading

5 area creches robbed of Baby Jesus statue

Baby Jesus statues were stolen from Christmas Nativity displays set up at two churches in Kearny, and from church grounds in nearby Lyndhurst, North Arlington and Clifton, police reported. Kearny Police Chief John Dowie confirmed the thefts from Our Lady of Sorrows, 136 Davis Ave., and St. Cecilia’s, 120 Kearny Ave.,… Continue Reading

Is KHS project ready now for final go-round?

KEARNY –  The Kearny Board of Education has received a new round of bids to complete the long-delayed high school remodeling project and could award a contract by next month. Michael DeVita, board secretary/business administrator, said last week that the board’s consulting engineers and construction attorney were reviewing the prices submitted by five… Continue Reading

KPD: We’re not in Clifton anymore, Toto

Of late, there seems to have been a spate of incidents involving drivers found asleep at the wheel. The latest occurred at Davis and Bergen Aves. at 4:15 a.m., last Thursday, Dec. 17, Kearny police reported. Police said Officer Mina Ekladious was on patrol when, in a parking-prohibited area, he… Continue Reading

Retirements force town to borrow $1.5M

KEARNY –  While Kearny’s municipal payroll is getting a bit lighter from a surge of retirements, the town is still paying on the other end. Last Tuesday, the local governing body passed an ordinance authorizing a special emergency appropriation of $1.5 million to pay “contractually required severance obligations and liabilities.” Those payments,… Continue Reading