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Man Struck, Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in Linden

June 15, 2021

LINDEN, NJ – A 86-year-old man was killed after being struck by a vehicle, Saturday evening in Linden.

According to authorities, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Linden police units responded to W Baltimore Avenue near the intersection of Hussa Street on reports of a serious motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.

A preliminary investigation determined that the Linden man ...

Union Police Pass the Torch for Special Olympics

UNION, NJ – Union police officers, township officials, students, residents and other community members participated in the annual Special Olympics Torch Run kickoff in front of the Union Police station on Friday morning.

Also at the event, Union's Deputy Police Chief Landolfi and Union Chick-fil-A franchise owner Jim Strouse received Union Police Department Appreciation ...

Kenilworth Mayor Karlovitch Provides COVID Update

June 12, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message regarding coronavirus from Mayor Linda Karlovitch.

Kenilworth currently has a total of 1159 COVID-19 cases that have been reported to the health department. Eight of these cases have fallen in the past 30 days with one new infection in the past seven days. Zero school-age children between 5-18 have tested positive in the ...

Kenilworth Councilman Releases Statement Regarding Shared Services

KENILWORTH, NJ – Please see the following message from Finance Chairman Gerry Laudati.

It was reported over the weekend that New Jersey has the highest tax burden of the 50 states. The report by SELF, a financial technology company is nothing to be happy about. But it is a strong wake up call to do more.

For example, in Kenilworth with not much fanfare we have developed ...

Murphy’s Pandemic-High Ratings Ease; Taxes Still a Sore Spot

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Murphy’s once-skyrocketing ratings have now returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Forty-seven percent of residents currently have a favorable impression of the Governor (down from 54 percent in October 2020), while 36% have an unfavorable one (up from 28 percent).

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Stacie Holzinger

June 12, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Stacie Holzinger!

If you know or have met Kenilworth resident Stacie Holzinger you know she is one of the busiest ladies around the town. Originially from Roselle Park, Holzinger is a mother of twins and has been a first-grade teacher in Long Hill for 22 years. She has been involved in many organizations in Kenilworth which include the FLAG ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Anthony and Rose DeLuca

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Anthony and Rose DeLuca!

Born and raised in Kenilworth Anthony calls himself a true Kenilworthian. Rose who is originally from Newark moved to Maplewood for the younger years of her childhood before permanently moving to Kenilworth in 1986.

Their love story is a charming and delightful one. In 2001 they were set up on a date by clients of Rose and ...

Kenilworth Pack 83 Arrow of Light Scouts Cross Over to Troop 83 Boy Scouts

June 14, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ – On Saturday, June 5, 12 members of Pack 83 were awarded the highest honor in Cub Scouts, the Arrow of Light Award. This is the only award that travels with them into Boy Scouts. A ceremony was held at Black Brook Park to welcome the boys into Troop 83 as new members.

During the afternoon, the Cub Scouts took part in outdoor events such as kickball, paper airplanes, ...

Borough Council Confirms Fireworks Will Take Place

KENILWORTH, NJ – At the June 9 Borough Council meeting it was confirmed that the 2021 Firework Display will take place in Kenilworth.

“I am proud to announce the fireworks are back on” Mayor Linda Karlovitch said. The fireworks are set for June 27 at 9 p.m. and there still needs to be a determined rain date.

A previous decision was made at the April Council meeting to not ...

COVID Numbers Continue to Drop According to Gov. Murphy

June 7, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported on Sunday that the state of New Jersey has now administered 8,885,212 total doses of the approved COVID-19 vaccines and that 4,355,540 New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated.

COVID numbers remain low in the state. On Sunday, Murphy reported 180 new positive PCR tests, raising the total to 888,927 total positive PCR tests since the ...

Local Lemonade Stand to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Research

June 9, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - In honor of Matteo Vitale who was recently declared cancer-free on his fourth birthday after being diagnosed when he was just six months old, a lemonade stand is being held with all donations going towards Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

The event will take place Saturday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. All proceeds from Alex’s Lemonade Stand ...

New FAQs Available to Aid Families and Small Business Under the American Rescue Plan

June 14, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service posted two new, separate sets of frequently-asked-questions (FAQs) to assist families and small and mid-sized employers in claiming credits under the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

Both the child and dependent care credit as well as the paid sick and family leave credit were enhanced under the ARP, enacted in March to assist families and small ...

IRS Sending Letters to More Than 36 Million Families who may Qualify for Monthly Child Tax Credits

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has started sending letters to more than 36 million American families who, based on tax returns filed with the agency, may be eligible to receive monthly Child Tax Credit payments starting in July.

The expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit was authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act, enacted in March. The letters are going to ...

New Jersey Primary Elections will be Taking Place Tuesday, June 8. Here’s What You Need to Know About this Year’s Primaries.

June 4, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ — The 2021 election season is in full swing, with the New Jersey Primary Elections taking place on Tuesday, June 8.  

The New Jersey Division of Elections has an online tool to check if you are registered to vote. The tool will tell you what your registration status, the city and county you are registered to vote in, as well as your voter ID number. 

By ...

Parents Take Note : Beech-Nut Recalls Single Grain Rice Cereal

June 10, 2021

Beech-Nut Nutrition has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal, announced the company. The recall resulted from a routine sampling program from the production lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal which tested above the guidance level for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic.

The product being recalled was distributed nationally, ...

Union County Volunteers Celebrate National Trails Day with a Restoration Project in the Watchung Reservation

June 14, 2021

Union County celebrated National Trails Day earlier this month with the help of 20 hard-working volunteers who repaired a severely eroded section of trail in the Watchung Reservation. The volunteers were joined by Adopt-a-Trail Stewards to spread fresh soil on the trail and created a rolling grade dip to reduce future erosion.

“We greatly appreciate all of our volunteers who help ...

Newark Places Top 100 Cities in America for Best Parks

NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark may be an urban hub, but the parks that dwell within its storied concrete and brick buildings were recognized among the best in the country. 

The Trust for Public Land, a coalition that promotes conservation and health of parks and green space, placed Newark at 42nd on its top 100 ParkScore annual rankings. The city was cited for having ...

Kenilworth Native Competes for Mr. Health and Fitness

June 14, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ – Vinny Russo, a Harding and Brearley graduate has applied to be a participant in the world’s largest online fitness competition, Mr. Health and Fitness. Sponsored by Muscle and Fitness Magazine, the winner of the competition is the male who portrays health and fitness at its finest. Voters should vote for the individual they feel embodies health and fitness, and ...

National Weather Service Issues Air Quality Alert in Kenilworth Until 10 p.m. Sunday June 6

SILVER SPRING, MD - The National Weather Service declared Sunday, June 6 an "Ozone Action Day." This air quality alert is for Northern NJ including Eastern Passaic County, Bergen County, Hudson County, Essex County and Union County.

Ozone levels are forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups. According to the Weather Service, the very young, the elderly, and persons ...

Formal Utility Moratorium Ends July 1st; Grace Period Will Run Through Dec. 31

June 15, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021. However, a grace period will run through December 31 which will protect customers facing shutoffs, he said on Monday.

"This grace period is for customers to enroll in payment assistance plans, and this is something that we’re taking very seriously", ...

Kenilworth Under Flash Flood Warning Tuesday as T-Storms Roll Through

KENILWORTH, NJ — A flash flood warning is in effect for Union County until 6:15 p.m. as thunderstorms carrying heavy rain hit the area, the National Weather Service announced.

A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

“Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles,” the weather service ...

Cooking in Kenilworth Recipe of the Week: No Bake Apple Pie Cinnamon Cheesecake

May 24, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - Welcome to Cooking in Kenilworth. Each week TAPintoKenilworth will showcase a new recipe. This week is No Bake Apple Pie Cinnamon Cheesecake.

Ingredients 

20 Graham crackers

16 oz Mascarpone cheese (room temperature)

16 oz Cream cheese (room temperature)

1 cup Heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup Powdered sugar 

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 stick melted ...

Cooking in Kenilworth Recipe of the Week: Baba Ganoush

KENILWORTH, NJ - Welcome to Cooking in Kenilworth. Each week TAPintoKenilworth will showcase a new recipe. This week is Baba Ganoush.

Ingredients

2 medium eggplant
¼ cup tahini
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil, more for serving
2 garlic cloves
zest from a small orange
½ teaspoon sea salt
chopped olives, for garnish
pinch of smoked ...

Photo Gallery: Kenilworth's Corpus Christi Procession

June 8, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - On Sunday afternoon a procession for Corpus Christi was held beginning at St. Theresa's Church. There was a great turnout of Kenilworth residents who came out to participate in this annual celebration.

The event started around 1:30 p.m. by Father Giovanni and Father Michele and there were four stops throughout the town. 

Please enjoy the online ...

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99-Year-Old Author to Hold Book Signing in Kenilworth

June 15, 2021

KENILWORTH. NJ – 99-year-old author Jacob Schaad of South Jersey will be presenting his newly released book "Swedes and Deeds" which traces the 102-year history of Upsala College at the Kenilworth Senior Center on Monday, June 21, at 7 p.m.

Upsala College was located in Kenilworth on the top of N. 21st from 1899 to 1924. The book also covers the ...

UC PRIDE Family Movie Night Screening of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on June 25

Free drive in Movie event at UC Vo-Tech in Scotch Plains.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites all residents to a special drive-up screening of “How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World” celebrating PRIDE Month at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Campus, located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains on Friday, June 25. The parking lot will open at ...

District Approves 2022-2023 Calendar, With Day Off for Diwali

June 15, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The 2022-2023 Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District calendar was approved following discussions regarding which holidays should be given off in the district.

School board member Steven Singer said he was pleased that Martin Luther King, Jr., Day in January 2023 is a day off for all, and asked if that recommendation had come from the district ...

Kenilworth Teachers to Face Contract Negotiation at Upcoming Board of Education Meeting

KENILWORTH, NJ - KENILWORTH, NJ - After an extraordinary year, Kenilworth teachers face a difficult contract negotiation. 

They are asking for the public to come and show support at the Board of Education Meeting that is scheduled to meet tonight, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at David Brearley Middle/High School located at 401 Monroe ...

Most New Jerseyans Support Fully Reopening Public Schools in Fall: Rutgers Poll

Most New Jerseyans Support Requiring Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers; About Six in Ten Support Vaccine Passports and Employer- and College-Required Vaccinations

NEW BRUSWICK, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, New Jerseyans differ on various aspects of this “new normal” and how ...

Kenilworth PBA to Hold 25th Annual Golf Outing

June 15, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth PBA Local #135 will be hosting their annual Angelo Cicariello Memorial Golf Outing on Monday, June 28, at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, NJ. 

This tournament is the most anticipated event of the year for the PBA. Named after a long-time supporter and one of the first “Silver Life” card holder’s of local 135, this event will ...

Firefighters From all Over Coming to East Orange to Compete in the "Battle of the Bravest"

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Calling all firefighters to participate in the "Battle of the Bravest", a firefighter muster and skill competition.

The Battle will be interactive for the public, in addition for the firefighters to enjoy. Hosted by NJ First Responders, FirstNet, and the Firefighters Wear Pink Campaign, the event will occur at Soverel Park in East Orange on Saturday, August ...

Brearley Falls to Becton in State Semifinals

June 11, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - The varsity softball team concluded their season yesterday in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA Tournament falling to Becton Regional 5-0.

The Bears worked extremely hard this season with many notable wins and attained a standing record of 19-3. The team also made huge headlines when they won the Conference Championship. This was an especially momentous day as ...

Varsity Softball: Updated Semifinal Tournament

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Brearley Bears are set to play third-seeded Becton Reginal today, June 10, at 3 p.m. in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA Tournament.

The team was originally scheduled to play yesterday but due to the threat of thunderstorms, the game was moved. Last week the girls defeated Belvidere in the quarterfinal round 11-4.

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17 Years for Drunk Driver Who Killed Former Roxbury Student

June 15, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ — A Dumont man whose drunken driving on Route 80 caused a crash that killed three people, including a former Roxbury High School student, was sentenced this week to 17 years in prison, said authorities.

The man, Miguel Botero, 30, pleaded guilty last November to charges related to the Oct. 18, 2019 triple-fatality. Authorities said Botero, while intoxicated, drove a Jeep ...

According to Diversity Expert New Jersey Mascot Does Not Need to be Changed ‘At This Time’

WAYNE, NJ — The results of the Wayne Valley Mascot ThoughtExchange survey showed more support for keeping the Indians mascot then it did for changing it, according to Tamika Reese, a diversity consultant hired by the school district. The results of this survey seemed to be the deciding factor in keeping the controversial mascot, at least for the time being.

Reese stated the findings ...

Randolph BOE Votes to Remove Names of All Holidays on School Calendar; Everything to be Called 'Day Off'

RANDOLPH, NJ -- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off." The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pets of the Week: Quint & Hooper

June 14, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet Quint and Hooper Kenilworth's TAPinto Pets of the Week!

Quint and Hooper Devlin were rescued in 2017. Aidan wanted a cat for his birthday and Grace fell in love too, so two kittens came home with us that day. We call them the twins. They are named after characters from a family favorite “Jaws”. Quint is an orange tabby. He loves to explore and ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Leo

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

Leo is an F1 Cavapoo born on February 14, 2021. His favorite toy is a stuffed animal and loves his Greenie Teenie Dental Treats. Leo is a smart, energetic and such an adorable little fella. 

Submitted By: Jose Rodriguez

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Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Rex

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

Rex is a nine-month-old German Shepard that I got from Lancaster, Pennsylvania just a day before Thanksgiving. At 11 weeks old weighing just over 13 lbs this little boy already had a huge personality and a lot of heart. It’s hard not to love such a cute little face like his. He just loves to play and ...

How To Increase Customer Engagement

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The main goal of any advertising campaign is to engage with customers as effectively and often as possible. You want them to see your business and remember the name while creating a positive relationship with them.  Creating an engagement marketing strategy is how your business can stay at the forefront of your audience’s mind and generate business from them ...

TAPinto's Featured Marketing Partner: Edison Heating and Cooling

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Local communities are TAPinto’s specialty, and when it comes to marketing your business to these small areas, few places are better to partner with.

That’s why Mike Iarrapino, CEO of Edison Heating and Cooling, chose to market with TAPinto and continues to do so nearly seven years later.

“I decided to partner with TAPinto because they reached Edison ...

IRS unveils online tool to help low-income families register for monthly Child Tax Credit payments

June 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service unveiled an online Non-filer Sign-up tool designed to help eligible families who don’t normally file tax returns register for the monthly Advance Child Tax Credit payments, scheduled to begin July 15.

This tool, an update of last year’s IRS Non-filers tool, is also designed to help eligible individuals who ...