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Kenilworth Borough Approves Recreation Program Fees

July 20, 2017

 KENILWORTH, NJ – The Kenilworth Borough Council adopted an ordinance approving the fees per season for recreation programs at its July 12 meeting.

"The purpose of this amendment is to update the fees charged by the Borough to offset the cost for participation in recreation programs," Kenilworth Mayor Anthony DeLuca said.

The fees per each program can be read ...

Find Your Next Read in Kenilworth's Free Little Library

KENILWORTH, NJ – Before the school year ended, the Kenilworth Education Association Pride Committee sponsored a Free Little Library in the David Brearley Courtyard.

The Free Little Library is a national “take a book, leave a book” exchange set up in small wooden boxes throughout local communities.

“Many students were able to choose books that they will use for their ...

Kenilworth Public Library Teaches Kids about Recycling

July 22, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ – The kids of Kenilworth enjoyed two special recycling events at the Kenilworth Public Library, sponsored by a recycling grant given to the Borough. David Darwin presented his One Man Sideshow and Scott and Beth Bierko presented their Musical Celebration.

Darwin’s sideshow featured juggling, unicycles, spinning and more. His show is described as a mix of juggling, ...

David Brearley Welcomes New Principal

KENILWORTH, NJ – The Kenilworth Board of Education has appointed Dana Chibbaro as the new principal of David Brearley High School/Middle School.

Chibbaro has worked in education for more than 20 years and was most recently an assistant principal at Tom’s River High School South.

Prior to working in Tom’s River, she worked as an assistant principal in Keansburg, was senior ...

Kenilworth Police Department to Hold National Night Out

July 27, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ – The Kenilworth Police Department will participate in the 34th Annual National Night Out, a nationwide event organized by the National Association Town Watch to promote involvement in crime prevention, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

The event promotes the opportunity for residents to interact with the police department and learn about the ...

North Plainfield Police Officer Arrested and Charged with Sexual Assault in Kenilworth

KENILWORTH, NJ – A North Plainfield police offer was arrested and charged with a sexual assault that occurred last March, according to Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park.

Mike Jean-Baptiste, 29, encountered an adult woman while on duty and sexually assaulted her later that night at The Kenilworth, according to the prosecutor’s office. He was taken into custody without incident ...

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No Layoffs, Cuts to Departments in Union County Reorganization, Official Says

July 26, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday adopted an ordinance that re-organized several departments in the county which will not cause layoffs or cuts, a county spokesman said.

MORE: Read the full ordinance

“As per the reorganization, decisions were made to move different programs/functions into departments where we believed there would be a better fit ...

'Spider's Web' Weaves Spell

PRINCETON, NJ – You know you’re in for a treat with super sleuth Agatha Christie at the helm. Princeton Summer Theatre put on an entertaining production of the play through July 23.

Although it’s too late to see this show, upcoming offerings include “The Crucible, July 27-Aug. 6th and “Appropriate,” Aug. 10 - 20th.

Here we have the drawing room of an ...

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

July 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and fill gallon ...

Congrats Union County Freeholders you made the TOP TEN

July 25, 2017

From 1970, when he first founded the American Top 40 franchise, thru 2009 radio music personality, Casey Kasem presided over, Casey’s Hot 40, Hot 20, Casey’s Countdown, American Top 40 and Top 20 and finally American Top 10. Kasem garnered a lifetime of financial security by compiling lists.

We American’s love our lists and relish the moment when our favorite book, song or ...

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Union County College Welcomes New Dean of Students

July 27, 2017

Union County College welcomes Mensah Peterson as the new Dean of Students. Mr. Peterson returns to Union after having served for two years at Fairleigh Dickinson University as the Associate Director of Athletics for Administration.

Mr. Peterson was previously employed at Union for eight years. During this time, he held three different positions with his final role as the Assistant Director of ...