New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

Safe, Free Disposal for Hazardous Materials Commonly Found in Homes and Yards

Union County residents can safely dispose of their unwanted household chemicals, pool supplies, used motor oil, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and many other potentially hazardous items at Union County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Union County Vocational-Technical ...


Marcus Irving's first day of junior year at PAAAS.

September 10, 2022

Marcus Irving's first day of junior year at PAAAS.

Angelette Waters-Moore Graduates from Cornell Law School

A Union resident, Angelette Waters-Moore, recently graduated from Cornell Law School with a Masters in Legal Studies. After Cornell Law School accepted her into a rigorous 20-month program at 57, she decided to take a chance on herself. Angelette's mission to become an Ivy League Cornellian became easier with the support of her husband, Victor, and son, Edwin, who will graduate from ...

Kenilworth Recap: Brearley Football & Soccer Undefeated, Athletes of the Week & More

October 2, 2022

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

1. Football: No Hibernation for These Bears

2. Varsity Soccer: Boys Remain Unbeatable

3. Football: Brearley VS South Hunterdon

4. Film Shoot Brings Robert DeNiro, Other Big Stars to NJ

5. Girls Soccer: Brearley to Face Hillside on Senior ...

Kenilworth Public Schools Remind Community to Get Out and Vote

October 5, 2022

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

It’s another busy week, so make sure voting in the special school election stays on your list!

Vote at David Brearley Middle-High School from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

If you still have your mail-in ballot, get it postmarked or take it to the ...

Voters to Decide Kenilworth Public Schools’ future on Oct. 6

KENILWORTH,NJ - Residents will determine the future of Kenilworth Public Schools when they vote in a special election on Thursday, Oct. 6.

The district is asking the community to consider a $31.4 million bond referendum to fund critical improvements to school buildings and provide enhanced educational opportunities for students. Some projects in the proposal include:

Expanded space ...

Kenilworth Public Schools Announcement Regarding Athletic Facility

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

We know our student-athletes are capable of great things. In the spring of 2022 alone, the baseball team took us on an exciting postseason run, the softball team earned its division conference championship, and the girls’ track ...

Kenilworth Police & Fire Department to Join Faith & Blue Movement with Upcoming Events

October 4, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The KPD and KFD is partnering with the Kenilworth Interfaith Councilship to join the national Faith & Blue movement. The Faith & Blue movement is based on the premise that strong communities are built through mutual respect and understanding while fostering positive community relations by pairing law enforcement officers with community faith based ...

Kenilworth PBA Local 135 Offers Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts to Support AAngelsNJ

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth PBA is running a breast cancer awareness fundraiser and selling long-sleeve T-shirts for $25. Proceeds will be donated to AAngelsNJ, a grassroots breast cancer education, cancer awareness, and support services nonprofit.

Form of payment can be made through Venmo @kenilworth-pba and please include your shirt size, contact information and address. Free ...

Varsity Soccer: Lady Bears Update

October 5, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Brearley Girls Varsity Soccer Team have really been working hard this season as their current rank is 6-3. Today, Oct. 5, the Bears were supposed to play the Panthers at Roselle Park but the game has now been postponed to Monday, Oct. 17. 

"Tomorrow we face Elizabeth for the second time this week except this next game is for the Union County ...

Varsity Soccer: Boys are Unstoppable

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Brearley Boys Varsity Soccer Team continues to celebrate their rigorous work and effort as the team stands undefeated with a record of 8-0.

"We had played so many game sim a short period of time the boys have a well deserved break" Head Coach Vincent McGowan said. "Now we are gearing back up for Thursdays match vs Roselle Park in the Union County ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day


Fri, October 14, 4:00 PM

Smart Start Preschool, Mountainside

Smart Start Preschool Open House - Mountainside

Kelsey Grammer Joins New Brunswick in Welcoming Back Oktoberfest 

October 5, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A special guest will help New Brunswick mark the return of one of its most beloved traditions.

Kelsey Grammer, known by millions of TV fans for his portrayal of Dr. Frasier Crane on “Cheers” and “Frasier,” will serving up his new beer at New Brunswick’s Annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, Oct. 9.

Grammer, who founded Faith American Brewing ...

State Grand Jury Declines to Criminally Charge Officers Involved in June 2020 Death of Summit Man in Custody in Newark

TRENTON, NJ - A state grand jury has voted not to file any criminal charges at the conclusion of its deliberations regarding the death of Juan Restrepo, 73, of Summit, who died while in the custody of the Newark Police Department on June 15, 2020. 

The death in custody was investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office with oversight from the Office of Public Integrity and ...

Livingston High School Student Wins NJ ACT Perry Award for Outstanding Young Actress in a Musical

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Jayden Declet, a Livingston High School (LHS) senior who began acting when she was only six years old, recently beat out six other nominees to take home the NJ ACT Perry Award, a community theatre honor, for Outstanding Young Actress in a musical for her performance in “Tuck Everlasting” at the Chatham Community Players.

Declet, a triple-threat actress, ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Niña

October 3, 2022

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

Niña the one-year-old golden retriever is a big ball of energy. She loves being the center of attention, so being onstage was an easy decision for her owner, Sam Estrella. Her fluffy brown fur got her a role in JFK Memorial High School’s production of Annie, where Sam and Niña were the ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pets of the Week: Cleo

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

Introducing Cleo! Cleo was born on July 29, 2021. She is an Aussiedoodle which is a mix of a poodle and mini Australian Sheppard. Cleo is super cute and a perfect addition to our family. Her personality is so sweet and we all love her so much.

Submitted By: Mia Fuschino


Would you like your ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pets of the Week: Max and Rosie

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet Max and Rosie Kenilworth's TAPinto Pets of the Week!

Introducing Max and Rosie two rescue kittens adopted from meow inc. Their best friend is Leonard. A six-year-old rescue from Eleventh Hour Rescue in Rockaway New Jersey who is a mix of German Shepard, Lab, and Hound. Max and Rosie both domestic short-haired were born on April 24th and ...

Podcast Features TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro's Journey to Provide Hyperlocal News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The Nerdtoolz Podcast featured TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro on a recent episode.

Shapiro talked about the life-changing decision that caused him to create something his hometown of New Providence, New Jersey did not have back in 2008 — a platform providing original local news and information for the borough's residents.

"When I started ...

TAPinto Journalists Named Finalists in the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Awards

NEWARK, NJ — TAPinto journalists and their original, hyperlocal stories are finalists in the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards Contest.

"TAPinto is honored to be recognized for the outstanding journalism produced by TAPinto owner/publishers," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro said. "At TAPinto, it's about ...

TAPinto Kenilworth Publisher to Perform in Local Musical

KENILWORTH, NJ — Not having a plan is part of Telina Cuppari's plan.

"I'm the most impulsive person in the world," Cuppari, the owner and publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth, said. "I've always been spontaneous. I'm more of a go-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I don't like planning."

Earlier this year, Cuppari saw an article on ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Benefits of Owning a TAPinto Local News & Digital Marketing Platform

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto owner/publishers own their own business while building equity. They make money, while making their own schedules and achieving work/life balance.

“It’s on my terms, it’s on my timetable,” Bobbie Peer, owner/publisher of TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto Basking Ridge, TAPinto New Providence, TAPinto ...


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