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Union County Freeholders Remind Residents of Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

Union County’s New #SmashItDontTrashIt Campaign Makes New Green Energy from Old Halloween Pumpkins

Union County residents can put their Jack o’ Lanterns to good use after Halloween by participating in Union County’s new Pumpkin Recycling Program. The pumpkins will be collected by Union County and other local governments and brought to an organic waste recycler in Elizabeth, where they will be transformed into green energy.

“The Pumpkin Recycling Program is an easy, ...

Should I Stay Or Should I Go: Pros And Cons To Selling Your Home Vacant Or Occupied

November 30, 2020

When selling a home, you may wonder if it is better to put it on the market when it is vacant or while you or a tenant are still living there. While there is no easy answer, since every city's market is different, there are some benefits and drawbacks to consider when making this decision.

Pros To Selling A Vacant Home

One of the big benefits to selling a vacant home is that you do not ...

Pros And Cons Of An Open Concept Home

An open concept floorplan is highly popular these days. Many people who are looking at homes for sale in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, are hoping to find the coveted open concept home.

An open concept floorplan is a layout with large, open rooms that can be used for multiple purposes. These are especially nice if you do not have a lot of space in the home, to begin with. Open concept homes ...

The Ins And Outs Of Earnest Money

When buying a house, earnest money is a good faith deposit to the seller showing the buyer's intention of buying the home. Earnest money is usually delivered when the purchase agreement is signed, but you can also attach it to the offer if there are a lot of potential buyers, an earnest money deposit attached to the offer may help your offer be the one the seller chooses. It can give the ...

Kenilworth Public Library to Hold Winter Craft Project

December 2, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Public Library will be having a Winter Grab 'n' Go craft for children ages four to eight. Kenilworth residents may call the library today, December 2, at 908-276-2451 to reserve their craft for curbside pick-up on Monday, December 7. Kenilworth residents and out of town residents may call the library on December 3 through December ...

Santa Comes to Especially Yours Florist in Kenilworth

KENILWORTH, NJ - Christmas is different this year, just like everything else, fortunately that did not stop Santa from spreading his holiday cheer and taking socially distanced photos at Especially Yours Florist. 

Abiding with all COVID-19 protocols the flower shop is hosting their annual Holiday Open House just outside this year. Children are still able to speak ...

Kenilworth Fire Department Santa's Express Update

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Fire Department is still planning on having Santa visit around town this year but in a slightly different form than usual. Please standby for more details. Please also remember that the KFD Firehouse is still an official Toys for Tots drop off location. If you have a large number of new unwrapped toys to donate, please contact the firehouse to make ...

Kenilworth David Brearley High School Marching Band Carries on Through Pandemic

November 25, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ - As a result of coronavirus restrictions, the regular routine of the David Brearley High School Marching Band has seen a myriad of changes. Many of the instruments previously used are not allowed, such as brass and woodwind instruments.

DBMHS Band Director Anthony LaBruno has done an outstanding job of readjusting the band to the restrictions caused by the pandemic.

Murphy Announces New Jersey Schools' Learning Models

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported on Wednesday the latest breakdown of school learning models in the state of New Jersey. 

According to the governor, 99 school districts are doing in-person instruction, 529 are offering hybrid in-person/remote instruction, 145 are doing remote instruction, and 38 are using a combination of plans across ...

David Brearley High School Spirit Night and 2020 Powder Puff Game

KENILWORTH, NJ - On Wednesday night David Brearley High School held a successful school spirit event which included a Pep Rally, the Homecoming Ceremony, a DJ, free food, and the annual Powder Puff game. The event was sponsored by the Kenilworth Education Association who covered the cost for the DJ and snacks. 

The KEA is made up of teachers, guidance counselors, ...

Varsity Football: Brearley Goes out with a Bang Against Metuchen

November 28, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Bears closed their season with a triumphant win Wednesday night giving fans a lot to smile about with a 40-0 victory against the Bulldogs.

Senior football members and cheerleaders had kind words to say about their time playing and cheering for Brearley.

“It’s been an amazing ride these last four years” Danny Ramos said. “So many ...

Varsity Football: Brearley Overpowers Bound Brook

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Bears rose to the challenge competing at a very high level to lead a 44-28 victory over Bound Brook Friday night.

“Overall this was a great team win” assistant coach and 2014 Brearley graduate Nick Padron said. “It all started with a great week of practice heading into Friday. All facets of the game were able to come together and ...

Varsity Football: Brearley to Face Bound Brook

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Bears have been hard at work to prepare for tonight's game when they take on the Crusaders.

Football players Danny Ramos and Derek Graichen said “last week's game was a tough loss but the team is ready to get back on track.”

The game is at home and will start at 6:00 p.m.

Lawsuit Claims Newark Police Captain Attacked 80-Year-Old While Campaigning for Anthony Campos

December 1, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — A civil lawsuit filed in September against the City of Newark and the police department alleges that a police captain harassed, assaulted and wrongfully arrested an elderly man while working for Anthony Campos’ 2018 campaign for East Ward councilman. 

Court documents claim Captain Aurelio Silva, who is currently listed as a lieutenant on the Newark Police ...

For St. Joseph's Health Healing Patients Means Stopping Violence

PATERSON, NJ – Like many cities across the U.S., Paterson is facing a rise in illegal gun use this year, an increase many say has been prompted by job losses, health issues, and stress related to the pandemic. Since the start of 2020, there have been over 100 shooting incidents, including 20 homicides, which is a 25% increase compared to this time last year. 

To address the uptick ...

Man Survives After Being Hit By Train in Upper Montclair

Upper MONTCLAIR, NJ - A pedestrian survived after being struck by a New Jersey Transit train on Wednesday, officials confirm.

A man was seriously injured, but is expected to survive, after he was hit by the oncoming train near the Bellevue Avenue Station in Upper Montclair. Sometime around 4:35PM, officials reported a trespasser strike.

According to NJ Transit ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Scooby

November 30, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet Scooby Kenilworth's TAPinto Pet of the Week!

Hi, I’m Scooby! I am four months old and 70ish lbs. I enjoy pushing my family's patience, long walks, taking people's socks off for them, and daddy’s spot on the couch. I give very good kisses and hugs, love eating & tasting other peoples food for them When I’m bored I ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Joey

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet Joey Kenilworth's TAPinto Pet of the Week!

This is Joey Arancino. He is a rescue from Orange, New Jersey. Joey has a little cloud in his eye. He can't see that good out of it, but he is a warrior. Joey is a year and a half old and is the gentlest, most affectionate boy to the whole family. 

Submitted By: Alyse ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Simba

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet Simba Kenilworth's TAPinto Pet of the Week!

This is Simba! He is 11 months and will be 1 year old on Christmas Day. He loves car rides, cuddling, sleeping, and playing catch. He also loves bacon treats. Sitting at the window sill is how he gets through most of his day as he loves seeing the cars pass by. Simba is super stubborn but ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Danielle Santola of TAPinto Livingston

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of December 2020 is Danielle Santola, who owns and operates TAPinto Livingston.  Santola, a lifelong Livingston resident and graduate of Livingston High School, began her career at TAPinto as an intern and now owns one of the most successful online local news franchises in the TAPinto network.

Q. Why did you want to franchise a TAPinto ...

National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 3: Security Summit offers new protections against identity theft

December 2, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry urged businesses to be on guard as thieves try to use their stolen names and data to file fraudulent tax returns.

The partners, operating cooperatively as the Security Summit to fight identity theft, during National Tax Security Awareness Week with a warning to businesses to enact the strongest measures ...