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Continental Dance Club Holds Ribbon Cutting with Mayor, Offers Complimentary Dance Lessons

May 24, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ – Continental Dance Club celebrated its relocation from Bloomfield to Kenilworth today by holding a ribbon cutting with Mayor Anthony DeLuca.

The Continental Dance Club was in business in Bloomfield for more than 50 years, and was located in Newark before that, according to owner Felicia Lee Banks. It is the oldest independently-owned, non-franchised dance studio in the ...

Mayor DeLuca Thanks Residents for Kenilworth Street Fair and Car Show

KENILWORTH, NJ – Thousands of Kenilworth residents came out on Sunday to enjoy the Kenilworth Street Fair and Car Show, presented by the Kenilworth Borough.

The event used to be held in the fall, but was moved to spring so residents could enjoy nicer weather, according to Kenilworth Mayor Anthony DeLuca. This year’s street fair fell on a warm and sunny day, perfect for families and ...

Kenilworth Public Library Summer Reading Program to Open June 12

KENILWORTH, NJ – The Kenilworth Public Library is preparing for summer.

Registration for the library’s 2017 summer reading program will begin on June 12 for kids between age two and age 18. The theme for this year’s reading program is “Build a Better World.” The first 250 children to register will receive a free summer reading club bag that contains a ...

Softball: Brearley Defeats Dayton to Advance in NJSIAA Softball Tournament

May 25, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – David Brearley High School defeated the Jonathan Dayton Bulldogs 1-0 on Wednesday night in a semifinal game of the NJSIAA North 2, Group 1 Softball Tournament.

There was no score after six innings.  To that point, Dayton had the best scoring chance when two runners were left on second and third.  Brearley started the seventh inning with an out and then got ...

Baseball: David Brearley Defeats Roselle Catholic 8-5 in Home Game

KENILWORTH, NJ – David Brearley Varsity Baseball won against Roselle Catholic, 8-5, in yesterday’s home game.

Sophomore Vinny Rappa scored one run with two RBI’s and senior Antonio Sacca had one hit with two RBI’s to lead Brearley to victory.

Seniors Joe Scanio and Jesse Goncalves each had two runs, with Goncalves adding an RBI. Senior Ryan Griffin and junior Nick ...

David Brearley Students of the Month: Sophia Fiorito and Ryley David

May 27, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ - Congratulations to David Brearley High School and Middle School's students of the month, as chosen by the school's teachers and administration.

For David Brearley High School, the student of the month is Sophia Fiorito, a senior who is active in the choir and multiple school productions.

"The David Brearley High School Student of the month for May is ...

WWE Wrestling Champion Marc Mero Visits Kenilworth Schools

KENILWORTH, NJ – WWE Wrestling Champion Marc Mero returned to Kenilworth on Wednesday to present his “Time is Now!” Tour, which addresses bullying, suicide prevention, substance abuse and advice about reaching the fullest potential.

Mero is the author of “How to be the Happiest Person on the Planet” and the founder of the nonprofit group, Champion of Choices. He ...

Kenilworth Board of Education to Hold Budget Presentation Tonight

KENILWORTH, NJ – A presentation will be held regarding the budget for Kenilworth schools tonight as part of the Kenilworth Public Schools “Citizen’s Academy” seminar series.

The presentation is designed to be an “overview of what goes into the school budget, the process, and the implementation of the budget,” according to superintendent Dr. Thomas ...

Kenilworth's Memorial Day Services Schedule

May 26, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ – Kenilworth has a weekend full of special activities to honor veterans in celebration of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29.

The Kenilworth VFW will host a free breakfast on Saturday at 8 a.m. prior to the planting of flags at veteran’s graves in Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Kenilworth. Volunteers are welcome to join veterans from VFW Post 2230 and multiple scout ...

Kenilworth's History in Revolutionary War Honored at Borough Council Meeting

May 28, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ – Mayor Anthony DeLuca proclaimed June 7 as “Remembrance of the Battle of Connecticut Farms” in Kenilworth and presented the proclamation to historians Dorothea Krihak and Michael Yesenko at Wednesday night’s Borough Council meeting.

The proclamation is an affirmation that Kenilworth citizens fought in a major battle to protect Gen. George ...

Kenilworth Receives $75K From Union County for Improvements

ELIZABETH, NJ – This week’s Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting was dedicated exclusively to the presentation of checks.  “Senior Focus” and “Infrastructure and Municipal Aid” grants were presented to mayors, council members and representatives from towns across the county.

Kenilworth received $75,000 for rehabilitation of some facilities ...

Kenilworth Borough Council Responds to Complaints about a Residential Auto Shop

KENILWORTH, NJ – Kenilworth citizens appeared before the Borough Council at Wednesday night’s meeting to voice complaints and concerns about a residential auto shop.

Two neighbors, who wished to remain anonymous, claim a resident is running an auto shop out of his or her front driveway on Commonwealth Road. The neighbors said that cars race up and down the street at all hours and ...

Sun Shines on Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure as Thousands Participate at Liberty State Park

May 21, 2017

JERSEY CITY, NJ - "This is my fight song, take back my life song." Katy Perry's version of Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" anthem blared across Liberty State Park Sunday morning as thousands of women and men gathered to participate in the tenth annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. Perry's lyrics did indeed apply to the many breast cancer ...

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A Joyous Day at the Union County College Graduation

May 27, 2017

UNION, NJ - Wednesday was "the day" for most gathered at Kean University's Harwood Arena.  That is where Union County College held its two spring graduations at noon and at 6 p.m.  During the course of the day well over 1,000 came there to participate in the ceremonies or watch and cheer someone close to them.

The noon ceremony started late because of much tighter ...

Merchant of Venice Makes Memorable Opener at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – “The Merchant of Venice” has plenty to say about prejudice, suspision, money and cruelty.

Yet it has redeeming features as well, with Portia’s “quality of mercy” speech and Shylock’s insistence that Jews are individuals with feelings, thoughts and emotions as much as any other man or woman.  

Director Robert Cuccioli has gathered ...

Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

May 22, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...

Congressman Lance to Hold Town Hall in Cranford

May 26, 2017

Congressman Leonard Lance announces that he will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 30 at Cranford's Union County College Campus. This will be Lance's 44th town hall. He plans to take questions and discuss topics including tax reform, health care, President Trump's budget plan and foreign affairs, according to a press release sent from Lance's office. Additionally, residents ...

Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

May 22, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...