What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Kenilworth Recap: Pinkie's Cafe Reopens, Mayors Message, KPD Party & More

July 25, 2021

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

Pinkie's Cupcake Cafe in Kenilworth to Reopen this Weekend

Kenilworth’s Last Iwo Jima Veteran Passes Away

New Message from the Mayor of Kenilworth

Kenilworth Little League Wins District Championship

Kenilworth Police Department to Host National Night ...

Traveling Petting Zoo Visits the Kenilworth Public Library

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Public Library recently hosted the Cloverland Petting Zoo for children ages four to twelve to meet and greet several farm animals.

Residents were able to say hello to Al the Alpaca who was joined by rabbits, chickens, ducks, goats and sheep. The outdoor event was a great success and all the children enjoyed petting and feeding the animals.

This ...

David Brearley Middle/High School Announces 4th Marking Period Honor Roll

July 27, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - David Brearley Middle School and High School announced the students who have qualified for Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for the fourth marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.

DBMHS recognizes student achievement every marking period at the two levels.

To be named to the honor roll, the minimum requirements are two course grades of (80-84) if all other ...

New Jersey Is 2021's 3rd Best School System in America: WalletHub Study

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was ranked as the country's third best school system in the country, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list States with the Best and Worst School Systems. Only two states Massachusetts (No.1) and Connecticut (No. 2)  ranked higher New Jersey. New York (No. 14) and Pennsylvania (No. 24) finished in the top half of ranking ...

Kenilworth Students get ‘Back 2 Basics’ During Summer Enrichment Program

KENILWORTH, NJ – Brearley Middle School’s “Back 2 Basics” summer enrichment program can best be described as a scenario where summer camp meets school.

But the free program offered through Kenilworth Public Schools is much more than that: The fun educational activities are designed to address learning loss as well as students’ social and emotional needs. Back 2 ...

Kenilworth Police Department to Host National Night Out

July 21, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ – The Kenilworth Police Department would like to invite the community to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3. 

National Night Out is a nationwide event intended to bring together members of the community and law enforcement to build upon their current relationships and also foster new ones.  The KPD will be blocking off South 23rd St and ...

Retired Police Sergeant Receives ‘L.E.A.D Lifetime Achievement Award’

ALLENTOWN, NJ – Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.), a national nonprofit organization committed to protecting children from the risks of drugs and bullying, recently awarded retired Police Sergeant Anthony Manderichio from Kenilworth, New Jersey, its ‘L.E.A.D. Lifetime Achievement Award.’

“We want to congratulate Sergeant Manderichio on his tremendous dedication ...

Kenilworth Little League Wins District Championship

July 21, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ – Hard work paid off for the Kenilworth Little League team for eight and ten-year-olds as they celebrated a huge accomplishment winning the District 10 Championship.

The team went 5 and 1 in pool play and earned the number one seed. They beat Clark in the championship game 8-2 behind “solid pitching by Liam Maytidu and Matteo Raimondi” Coach Dan Orlando said.

Kenilworth’s Colleen Hannon Makes Third Team Group One in the State

KENILWORTH, NJ – Colleen Hannon was recently selected out of 41 girls from Group 1 in the state and made the third team. The team is selected from all schools in New Jersey. Hannon is currently the pitcher for the varsity softball team at David Brearley High School. 

"It was really exciting to be picked out of many girls for this achievement." Hannon said. "I ...

New Jersey Woman Among Six Charged in Connection with Bergen County Kidnapping

July 25, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ - A 21-year-old Paterson woman faces a number of serious charges including conspiracy to commit kidnapping, witness tampering, and bribery following an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.

According to a statement by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella, Joumana M. Danoun was arrested on July 14 with additional charges being leveled on July ...

Major Investigation Leads to 14 Drugs, Weapons Arrests

PATERSON, NJ – After an 8-month-long joint investigation, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced first-degree racketeering charges against 14 alleged drug dealers connected to the Trinitarios street gang in Paterson.

The arrests, which were part of Operation Park and Pennington, a long-term investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice ...

Juvenile Faces Multiple Charges in Carjacking

FAR HILLS, N.J. – A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged as a juvenile with several offenses in connection with a carjacking at a residence in the Polo Club condominium complex, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Robertson provided the following account of the June 10 incident:

Far Hills Police received a phone call at 9:18 p.m. from the ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Ruger

July 27, 2021

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

Ruger, the newest addition to our family is a 12-week-old Golden Retriever. He likes all different types of food, playing with his older brother and sister, and listening to KISS while riding in the car. Dislikes …. Nothing! Always has a smile on his face. What does he want to be when he is ...

Owner Seeks Help for Lost Cat in Kenilworth

KENILWORTH, NJ - Kenilworth residents are being asked to be on the lookout for a medium-hair black and white domestic cat named Thomas that has gone missing.

"He is a big cat with a big personality" his owner John Straub said. "Thomas loves people, however he does not like to be handled and is timid around dogs. Neighbors on North 20th, and the surrounding blocks, ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Murray

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

Murray's start to life was a "ruff" one. Back in June 2020, he was rescued from a high-kill shelter (the day before he was to be put down) by a small dog rescue in Georgia and was placed in foster care. As luck would have it, he was placed with the same rescue / foster mom I got ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

Summer Ad Trends That Help Your Business Beat The Heat And The Competition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

With consumers looking to shop locally now more ...

Shapiro: The Foxes are Winning: Partisan Local News Sites are Getting the Upperhand

Back in October, I wrote about the launch of partisan local news sites and how they were filling the void in local news in towns across the country. Since then, the amount of such sites has grown from a few hundred to more than 1,000. While some high-quality objective local news sites have launched since then, they are being dwarfed in size and scale by the partisan sites.

One ...

Union County’s Wheeler Spray Park Program for Children with Special Needs Continues Through August

July 27, 2021

The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to invite persons with special needs and disabilities up to age 16 to attend the Wheeler Spray Park Program for Children with Special Needs. This program will take place every Wednesday evening in the month of August from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and every Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The Wheeler Spray Park Program for Children ...