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Clark Police Arrest Two in Connection With Home Entry and Car Theft

September 27, 2022

CLARK, NJ  - Clark Police issued a statement on Tuesday morning regarding arrests made of two suspects on Friday, September 23, in connection with a local burglary and theft. 

Police said in the early morning hours of September 22, one of the individuals entered the front door of a home off Stiles Street, shortly after the resident arrived home.  The suspect took the ...

Three Alarm Fire Hits Home in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ – A fire broke out in an unoccupied 2.5 story residential building on West 6th Ave. in Roselle on Friday shortly after 11:00 p.m. According to Fire Chief Eric Pearson, the fire started on the second floor of a wood frame structure that was currently undergoing renovations. The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time.

Several local departments responded to ...

2022 Elections: Kenilworth Town Council Candidates

September 22, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - Election season is upon us, with Kenilworth residents being urged to participate by voting for two candidates to fill seats opening on the Town Council. 

To get to know the candidates for council TAPinto Kenilworth has sent the same five questions to all the members running. Their statements will be posted separately. Those running are as ...

Cranford Joins Other Municipalities in COAH Lawsuit Against the Governor

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford has joined 12 other municipalities in a lawsuit against New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy for a failure to appoint members to the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH).

This latest move brings the suit to New Jersey's Appellate Court and aims to "compel the Governor to reconstitute New Jersey’s Council on Affordable Housing," the Township of ...

Kenilworth's United Methodist Church to Host Polish Heritage Month Event

September 21, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The United Methodist Church will be hosting a lunch fundraiser to celebrate Polish Heritage Month on their lawn Sunday, Oct. 16, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be various food vendors along with signature Polish dishes.

Polish American Heritage Month was first celebrated in August. It moved later to October to commemorate the first Polish settlers — as well as ...

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

September 22, 2022

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 ...

Kenilworth Police Chief Joins Rotary Club

KENILWORTH, NJ - On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, Kenilworth Police Chief Fred Soos, Jr., was installed into the Kenilworth Rotary Club by President Terry Zuckerman and past District Governor Ray Freaney.

Chief Soos, a lifelong Kenilworth resident, started his career as a patrol officer in January 1995. In 2006, he was promoted to detective, sergeant in 2010, lieutenant in 2016, and ...

2022 Elections: Kenilworth Town Council Candidates

September 22, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - Election season is upon us, with Kenilworth residents being urged to participate by voting for two candidates to fill seats opening on the Town Council. 

To get to know the candidates for council TAPinto Kenilworth has sent the same five questions to all the members running. Their statements will be posted separately. Those running are as ...

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Jac's Coffee Opens in Kenilworth

September 21, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ  - You Don’t Know JAC about Coffee. Jennifer Wilson, a local resident recently turned her dream into reality and now is the proud owner of Jac's Coffee.

Growing up in town and formerly working at the KPD as a police dispatcher, Wilson has always wanted to own a coffee shop. As a single mother of two young children it became quite challenging ...

Free Zumba for Kenilworth Seniors

September 15, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - Every Wednesday morning a Free Zumba Gold class will be offered for seniors at 9:30 a.m. At the moment the location is still pending between the Veterans Center or the Senior Center. An update will be made shortly. 

To participate all you need is comfortable clothing, sneakers and your own water bottle.

To find out more information or if you have any ...

Winning Perennials For Your Kenilworth Garden

September 20, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - After a busy summer of vacations, BBQ’s, and garden care, it is fun to turn our attention to planting. Fall is a great time to plant perennials and many garden centers are busy refreshing their supply of perennial plants. Consider including one or more of these winners when making your perennial plant selections this fall.

Hostas are an excellent choice for those shady ...

Harvesting Red and Green Tomatoes from Your Kenilworth Garden

KENILWORTH, NJ - Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes. Harvesting when they are fully ripe ensures the best flavor for eating fresh, cooking, and preserving.

Visit your garden often and watch for the fruit to turn from green to fully colored. Then leave them on the plant for five to eight days. Vine-ripened tomatoes have the best flavor for using fresh or ...

Cooking in Kenilworth Recipe of the Week: Dairy Free 5 Ingredient Chocolate Healthy Pudding

August 26, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - Welcome to Cooking in Kenilworth. Each week TAPintoKenilworth will showcase a new recipe. This week is Dairy Free 5 Ingredient Chocolate Healthy Pudding.

Ingredients:

4 cups of oat milk
1 bag dark chocolate chips
1/2 chia seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 pinch of salt

Directions:

Bring milk to a boil. Turn off heat.

Dump chocolate to milk and stir until completely ...

Cooking in Kenilworth Recipe of the Week: Three Ingredient Lemon Bars

KENILWORTH, NJ - Welcome to Cooking in Kenilworth. Each week TAPintoKenilworth will showcase a new recipe. This week is Three Ingredient Lemon Bars.

Ingredients:

1 box of Angel Food Cake Mix 
1 can Lemon Pie Filling 
1 bag of Chessman Cookies

Directions:

Preheat oven 350.
Spray 9x13 dish.
Line cookies at bottom of pan.
Mix box of cake mix and lemon pie ...

Kenilworth's United Methodist Church to Host Polish Heritage Month Event

September 21, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The United Methodist Church will be hosting a lunch fundraiser to celebrate Polish Heritage Month on their lawn Sunday, Oct. 16, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be various food vendors along with signature Polish dishes.

Polish American Heritage Month was first celebrated in August. It moved later to October to commemorate the first Polish settlers — as well as ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

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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 ...

Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents in October, Free of Charge

Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to two free, secure shredding events in October, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

After October, Union County’s paper shredding program will be on winter hiatus. The series of events will resume again next spring.

“We encourage all Union County residents to use our free ...

Milestones

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 Historical Society to Present Autumn Harvest Tea

September 27, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following announcement about an upcoming event the Kenilworth Historical Society will be hosting. 

An Autumn Harvest Tea will be presented by the Kenilworth Historical Society on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Kenilworth Veterans Center (Kennedy Room), 33 South 21 Street.

The autumnal event, which will include an enlightening program highlighting the ...

Kenilworth Recap: Jac's Coffee, Brearley Sports, Jack Grondin & More

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

1. Jac's Coffee Opens in Kenilworth

2. Soccer: Lady Bears Remain Undefeated

3. Brearley Triumphs Over Roselle Park

4. Football: Brearley Prepares for Dayton

5. Plans for Clinton Manor in Union Include Hyatt Hotel and Cannabis ...

New Message from Kenilworth Public Schools Regarding Bond Referendum

September 28, 2022

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

The bond referendum would improve the climate at Kenilworth schools.

Every classroom would receive an HVAC unit with increased filtration and efficiency.

Brearley’s auxiliary gym would get air conditioning and become the new Middle School gym ...

New Message from Kenilworth Public Schools Regarding Referendum Voting

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

Planning to vote by mail in the bond referendum but haven't applied yet? Your application must be RECEIVED in the mail by the county by Thursday, Sept. 29.

Further information about the proposed Bond Referendum can be found ...

Kenilworth Superintendent: Your Vision Shaped our Referendum

KENILWORTH, NJ - I love playing around with innovative technologies, but I always keep a pen and notebook handy to jot down notes and ideas. It just works for me.

I recently revisited the journal I used in March 2019, my first month as superintendent of the Kenilworth Schools. I reread my notes regarding conversations with parents, teachers, and community members. These eye-opening exchanges ...

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

September 22, 2022

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 ...

Celebrating Women in the Kenilworth Police Department

KENILWORTH, NJ - Every year September 12 is observed as National Police Woman Day. It is a chance to acknowledge and honor the contribution of female police officers who protect and serve our communities day in and day out.

Brett Byron is currently the only female officer in the Kenilworth Police Department. She was transferred from Union County Sheriff after ...

Football: Brearley VS South Hunterdon

September 27, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Bears will host South Hunterdon this Friday night at 7 p.m. 

Brearley has outscored their four opponents 142-46, while South Hunterdon outscored their four opponents 103-28. South Hunterdon is limiting their opponents to just seven points per game while the Brearley offense is scoring over 35 points per game.  

 “We all ...

Varsity Soccer: Boys Remain Unbeatable

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Brearley Boys Varsity Soccer Team continues to flourish as their record is now 7-0. Head Coach Vincent McGowan spoke to TAPinto Kenilworth to give the latest update.

The team has been playing very well as of late. We had a stretch of very tough and physical games. Playing Roselle Park and Dayton both in a 72 hour window took its toll on us physically as the ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, September 28, 8:00 AM

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Underclass Photos (During the school day)

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Sat, October 1

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SAT Testing

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Mon, October 3, 7:00 PM

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Financial Aid Night

Barstool Sports' Dave Portnoy's Pizza Reviews Put Bordentown on Culinary Map

September 28, 2022

BORDENTOWN, NJ — It's no small feat for a pizza spot to get a score higher than an eight from Dave Portnoy, who may be the internet's most prolific pie reviewer.

That's why after the Barstool Sports founder visited two Bordentown restaurants which made the mark – Palermo's on Route 206 and Marcello's Coal Fired Restaurant & Pizza on Farnsworth ...

Laney Bug Stickball Tournament to Benefit CHOP Cardiac Patients and their Families

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A charity stickball tournament is being conducted in loving memory of Laney Grace Stoeckel with all entry fees and any additional donations benefiting cardiac patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and their families.

The first annual Laney Bug Stickball Tournament will be held Oct. 5 for boys and girls in grades 3 through 8 at the Ponytail Softball ...

Pump Up the Volume:"Boom Cars" Could be Impounded Under Proposed Law

TRENTON, NJ — So-called "boom cars" could be impounded under a proposed state law aimed at curtailing the impact of these nuisance motor vehicles that blare music too loudly and disrupt communities.

The bill, S-3047, is sponsored by Senators Troy Singleton (D-Burlington), Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D-Camden/Gloucester) and James Beach (D-Burlington/Camden), and defines a ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pets of the Week: Cleo

September 26, 2022

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 ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Brooklyn

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

Brooklyn is a female pit bull that will be celebrating her 10th birthday this October. She loves to sleep, go for car rides and be a mama-bear to her younger brother, Kingston. She was adopted from a rough home but she still is full of light and enjoys spending time with her family. She always looks ...

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 ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Featured in 'Two Minutes with TAPinto'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — You can learn more about TAPinto owners and publishers in their own words, in "Two Minutes with TAPinto."

September featured Jackie Lieberman, owner/publisher of TAPinto Westfield.

August featured Bruno Tedeschi, co-owner/publisher of TAPinto Newark and TAPinto Camden.

Both tell their TAPinto story and unique background in two minutes.

In all, ...

LOU DEMONDO & TONI GIORDANO-PICERNO ANNOUNCE CANDIDACY FOR KENILWORTH COUNCIL SEAT

September 27, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                           Contact: Dency J Rivera

September 2022                        ...