Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

2020 4th of July Fireworks at Nomahegan Park and all Other Union County Parks Canceled

May 28, 2020

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
Plainfield fireworks ...

Kenilworth Police Chief Issues Statement Condemning Killing of George Floyd

June 2, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see this message made by Kenilworth Police Chief John Zimmerman.

Serving in this profession for over 32 years, I am extremely proud to be a Kenilworth Police officer and lifelong resident of Kenilworth. It saddens me that a human life was taken due to poor tactics, training, and actions that resulted in the death of George Floyd. There was no compassion for another ...

Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

7th Grade Class at St. Theresa School in Kenilworth Honors 8th Grade Graduates

June 5, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ - At the School of Saint Theresa members from the seventh-grade class decided to pay a tribute to the eighth-graders the evening of their graduation. An organized caravan of cars was formed that took them through the towns of Kenilworth, Union, Elizabeth, Hillside, Roselle Park, Westfield, and Scotch Plains to stop at every ...

Kenilworth Public Library Hosts 7 Week STEM Education Series

KENILWORTH, NJ - Beginning Thursday, July 2, and concluding on August 13, the Kenilworth Public Library will present a seven-week series of science-related workshops taught by Mad Science educators. The workshops will take place every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m for children ages four to twelve.

Each week a new STEM-related topic will be introduced which will include ...

Free ESL Classes Offered from Kenilworth's United Methodist Church

KENILWORTH, NJ - Ignite United Methodist Church will be hosting free English as a Second Language classes for adults beginning Monday, June 8, via Zoom. Classes are every Monday night from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the session will run until July 13.

To learn more about the program please call (646) 558–8656. Classes are open to all nationalities. 

Kenilworth David Brearley High School Softball Coach Pays Tribute to Seniors

June 5, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ - Amy Efchak, who has been the softball coach at David Brearley High School for 18 years recently went to the homes of her senior softball players to honor them by bringing gifts and taking pictures of them and their families. Efchak said, “They all seemed very happy since we could not have our senior day, and I used this as that moment for ...

Kenilworth Youth Softball Pays Tribute to Eight Graders

KENILWORTH, NJ - Due to the coronavirus pandemic five eight grade girls Sophia Palmadessa, Leah Sims, Marissa Pace, Ella LaRosa, and Frankie Licata, did not get to play their final year of middle school softball. Kenilworth Youth Softball however, would still like to honor these young ladies. 

Chris Licata said, “We are so sad that these girls had to miss their last ...

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Peaceful Rally in Spring Lake Park Organized by South Plainfield High School Freshman Calls for Justice, Awareness and Unity

June 5, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – On the afternoon of June 4, over 50 people gathered at the gazebo at Spring Lake Park in South Plainfield to kneel in solidarity for George Floyd and all those who have lost their lives unjustly.  The event was organized by South Plainfield High School Freshman Olivia Payne, who initiated the demonstration on social media.  At 3:15p.m., the crowd ...

Somerset Patriots Take the Field for First Practice of 2020 Season

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – One dozen local Somerset Patriots players and a few who'd like to join the team gathered at TD Bank Ballpark on a hot and humid Thursday for the first workout of 2020, an opportunity provided by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order on May 26th allowing professional sports franchises to resume practices,

“Right now it is all about doing it the ...

Somerville Expects Weekend Protests; Businesses Urged to Take Precautions

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough officials are preparing for two protests this weekend stemming from the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis last week, and have reached out to merchants along Main Street to "use their judgement and prepare accordingly."

A small group of protestors walked down Main Street last Saturday with signs and ended their peaceful demonstration ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Slade

June 2, 2020

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

Slade is about a year old and has been with us for two and a half weeks since we got him from the shelter in Linden. He is a domestic, short-haired Tabby. Slade is very cuddly, and (mostly), likes to play with his brother Duncan to compete for food and hugs.

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Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Ranger

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

Ranger was found on a breeder's page and I fell in love with him immediately. After my loss of my Collie Sasha, in October 2019, I was sad and wanted to get another Collie soon afterward. Ranger was a nine-month-old Tri-Color Collie when I purchased him. He is American Kennel Club registered and ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Siena

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

Siena is an eleven-year-old Golden Retriever who is super friendly and loves to have fun. She is still very playful and talkative. Siena likes to “talk” to remind her family to feed and walk her. Her favorite baseball team is the Los Angeles Angels and her favorite food is baby ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...

Answers to tax questions are just a few clicks away on IRS.gov

June 5, 2020

There are many easy-to-use tools available on IRS.gov. Even better, they are available 24 hours a day. These tools help people file and pay taxes, find information about their account and get answers to tax questions.

Here are a few things that people can do with a quick visit to IRS.gov.

Filing a tax return 
Taxpayers who earned $69,000 or less in 2019 can file using free brand-name ...