TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

Kenilworth Recap: National Night Out, Giovanni Mancini, Jimmy Buff's & More

August 7, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - Did you miss this past week's top stories? Catch up on what you missed in the links below.

1. Scenes from Kenilworth's 2022 National Night Out

2. Who's Who in Kenilworth: Giovanni Mancini

3. Jimmy Buff's to Celebrate 90th Anniversary

4. Triumph for Kenilworth's Twin Kicks Karate at 2022 AAU Taekwondo Junior ...

PJ Storytime at the Kenilworth Public Library

KENILWORTH, NJ - PJ Storytime was held at the Kenilworth Public Library on Thursday, August 4. Children ages two and up listened to pizza and ocean themed stories and followed with creating a pizza craft. 

The next PJ Story Time will be held on Thursday, August 25 from 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. The theme will be the beach and ice cream, after storytime participants will be invited to ...

Kenilworth Board of Education to Hold Regular Meeting Tonight

August 8, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Board of Education is scheduled to hold its next regular meeting tonight Monday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m. This meeting will take place in the Board Conference Room at David Brearley Middle/High School located at 401 Monroe Avenue.


The ...

Kenilworth Public Schools Post New Blog Update in the Leader Board

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see this latest update from Kenilworth Public Schools that was recently announced on their social media page. 

There are so many reasons to appreciate summer break ... and we thought of one more! Details in the latest Leader Board blog post:

To read the blog written by Superintendent of Schools Kyle C. Arlington please go HERE. 


Have a news ...

Kenilworth Public Library to Present Mad Science Workshop: Space Technology

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting the Mad Science Workshop: Space Technology on Thursday, August 4, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Children ages four to twelve years old are invited to register for this interactive science workshop presented by Mad Science of Northeast New Jersey.

Kenilworth residents may begin to register one week prior to each ...

Booth Sponsors Spots Available for Kenilworth's Annual 2022 Carnival

August 7, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message from the Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

Want to promote your company while also helping out the fire department? We have several booth sponsors still available for the 2022 carnival. Anyone interested, please contact D.C. Mike Scuderi via email or cell phone. His email is MScuderi@KenilworthFire.org and cell phone number is ...

Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad Announce Annual Carnival

KENILWORTH, NJ - The 2022 Carnival is coming soon! Please see the latest message from the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

The Annual Summer Carnival hosted by the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad is back for another year! The carnival will be held at St. Theresa’s School Parking Lot from August 15th - 20th. We are having wristband nights on Monday the 15th, ...

Triumph for Kenilworth's Twin Kicks Karate at 2022 AAU Taekwondo Junior Olympics

August 3, 2022

Greensboro, North Carolina - Team Jean- Paul Panizza (Team JP) of Twin Kicks Karate had 14 competitors compete in the 2022 AAU Taekwondo Junior Olympics in Greensboro, North Carolina on Saturday, July 30, 2022.  The instructors that made up Team JP were Bryan Panizza- Kenilworth, Maddie Capiro- Kenilworth and Jean Paul Panizza- Kenilworth.

Team JP came home with two grand champions ...

Kenilworth's Twin Kicks Karate Heads to North Carolina for AAU Taekwondo Junior Olympics. 

KENILWORTH, NJ - Cheer on Team Jean-Paul Panizza (JP) of Twin Kicks Karate as they head to Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend to the 2022 AAU Taekwondo Junior Olympics. 

It's organized by AAU Taekwondo which runs tournaments across the country. The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer multi-sport event organization in the world.

Upcoming Events


Mon, August 8, 11:00 AM

Kenilworth Public Library, Kenilworth

Kenilworth Public Library to Present Musical ...


Wed, August 24, 10:30 AM

Kenilworth Public Library, Kenilworth

The Good Tymes String Band

Filming for Movie "Insidious 5" Will Stage Funeral Scene in Chatham's Fair Mount Cemetery this Month

August 8, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Fair Mount Cemetery in Chatham will be the setting when a funeral scene for "Insidious 5" is set to be filmed this month.

According to Janice Piccolo, director of Chatham Community Services, the movie makers have filled out the necessary paperwork to film at the Fair Mount Cemetery from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Sony Pictures will also use ...

NJ Public Schools Now Required to Develop Threat Assessment Teams

TRENTON, NJ – The Board of Education in each public school district and Board Trustees in each charter school or renaissance school in the state of New Jersey is now required to develop and adopt a policy for the establishment of a threat assessment team at their respective schools after Governor Murphy signed A4075/3229 into law.

Threat assessment teams provide school ...

Former Randolph Lacrosse Star inducted into the NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame

RANDOLPH, NJ- At a recent (July 18th) ceremony and dinner of the NJ Lacrosse Foundation and Hall of Fame, former Randolph HS lacrosse star John Lade joined five other lacrosse luminaries being inducted into the NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Lade graduated from Randolph HS in 2007 as a multi-sport captain earning County and State honors in Football and Lacrosse.  In Lacrosse, Lade was a two ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Smalls

August 1, 2022

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

Introducing Smalls Reinertsen! Smalls is a Tri Merle Bernedoodle. At four months old he is currently enrolled in courses to obtain his CGC, Canine Good Citizen because he really wants to be a good boy.

Likes: Just about everything and anyone.

Favorite Movie: The Sandlot

Best Friends: Benny the ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pets of the Week: The Farm Team

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet the Farm Team Kenilworth's TAPinto Pets of the Week!

This week we are changing things up and featuring our first ever farm team. Living on the Olive Branch, a farm in Maryland all these pets make up one big happy family. Even though each animal is very different the whole team gets along great! Some of their distinctive qualities and favorite things to ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Izzy

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

We got Izzy in April, 2019. She is our 4th Miniature Schnauzer and our first female. She came into our lives two weeks after our beloved Woodie died of cancer. We were so miserable in our suddenly quiet home that we started looking for our next dog two days after he left us. We drove to her breeder’s ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

Upcoming TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinars in August and September

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding upcoming informational webinars for anyone who may be interested in owning and operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

The webinars are on August 17 at 1:00 p.m. or September 14 at 12:30 p.m.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital ...

We're Hiring!

July 27, 2022

TAPinto.net is looking for talented local journalists to fill freelance, part-time and full-time roles.

We are seeking freelance, part-time and full-time journalists with previous writing experience and a strong interest in local journalism.

Like most community outlets, we focus on essential topics: local government, schools, high school sports, transportation, development and health care.