KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest message from Mayor Linda Karlovitch.

Each fall I am grateful for the cooler days and the beautiful foliage, apples, and pumpkins. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents to serve as your Mayor. It is easily one of the greatest honors that I have ever had. I would also like to thank the incredible support that I receive day in and day out from all the members of Borough Council. They have taken on so many tasks and have made Kenilworth a better place to live.

This is a time of great uncertainty and anxiety for all of us. We are being asked to wear masks, social distance, and to quarantine. We are facing challenges unlike any of us have ever experienced with the current rising threat of Covid 19. We are all in this together and our top priority is the health and safety of our residents. Our Borough has 19 active cases of coronavirus that have been reported in the past 30 days. With a total number of 186 cases.

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Almost half our country is reporting increased numbers of new Covid-19 cases. THE NUMBERS ARE RISING, this is the highest amount of confirmed cases we have reported in a while.  It’s very important to get tested if you’re experiencing any related symptoms, have been in contact with someone who tested positive, or were recently in a large crowd where social distancing was hard to maintain.

Please wear your mask or face covering, try to avoid crowded places or indoor parties, wash your hands as frequently as possible, and follow all social distancing protocols.  

This virus is not going away, we need to be proactive in following all rules and regulations in place to combat this. Let’s all work together to help stop the spread of Covid 19.

Your Borough council and I wish everyone a safe and fun Halloween.
Unfortunately, Boo on the boulevard will be canceled this year however our recreation department has lots of fun safe Halloween activities planned please visit the recreation department website for further details.

Children are welcome to trick or treat in the Borough. If you wish to have children visit your home please leave a porch light on and / or put a sign on your door welcoming them. If you do not wish to have visitors please leave your porch light off and / or put a sign on your door letting everyone that you do not wish for trick or treaters to come to your home.

In the coming weeks the streetscape which was started last year on the library block along the boulevard will continue as we modernize and revitalize our town center.

I always say that our community celebrates together, grieves together, and pulls together in tough times to support each other. This is a blessing none of us should take for granted. Our community continues to grow. Each and every one of us is a unique piece in our puzzle. We will continue to support each other no matter what our difference may be, we are all a part of this amazing community.

Please stay safe, well and be kind to one another

Very Respectfully,

Linda Karlovitch