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Cranford Police Reveal Identity of Man in Photo

August 11, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ - On July 26, Cranford Police asked for the public's help identifying a man from surveillance footage taken outside the Cranford Train Station. Within two days, the public had helped the police identify the man.

Christopher Rivero, 30, of Phillipsburg, NJ has been identified as the man in the photo.

According to the Cranford Police Department arrest blotter, at ...

Union Police Officer Medals in Five Events at the World Police & Fire Games in the Netherlands

UNION, NJ – A Union police lieutenant, one of 10,000 competitors from 70 countries, became the first township officer to officially represent the department at the 2022 World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) in Rotterdam, Netherlands, medaling in five track and field events.

Lieutenant Kurt Carter said he had been preparing for the event since November.  “I became interested in ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Giovanni Mancini

August 2, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Kenilworth resident Giovanni Mancini!

Born in Brick New Jersey, Giovanni moved to Kenilworth six years ago loves the town. He currently attends the Arc of Union County and studies theater and music. Giovanni has been at the Arc for five years and loves it. He recently performed in The Wizard of Oz. His mother Bridget says her son has "a ...

Kenilworth Historical Society 2022 Communitywide Garage

August 10, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Historical Society recently announced their annual Communitywide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, 2022. Sponsored by the local non-profit, this event will take place, rain or shine and between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. Usually there are nearly 200 homes in town that participate. 

Residents who register ...

Millburn High School Rising Senior Films Documentary of the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis in Poland

August 6, 2022

While the rest of us watched our televisions in horror as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, 17-year-old Millburn High School student Peter Ren booked an airplane flight to Poland to document Ukrainian refugees as they entered Poland. His film, The Cost of War, is an eyewitness account of Ukrainians at the Przemyśl train station, where 10,000 to 20,000 Ukrainians arrived ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

August 4, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

Jimmy Buff's to Celebrate 90th Anniversary

KENILWORTH, NJ - The ever so popular hotdog joint Jimmy Buff's is celebrating its 90TH ANNIVERSARY on Monday, August 1, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

On this day, patrons can enjoy a 5¢ Single Italian Hot Dog (the 1932 price) with one Single Italian Hot Dog purchased at regular price.The limit is five per customer, buy one and no substitutions. This special is available ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

Making a Spotted Latternfly Trap, A How-To from NJ's Tulpehaking Nature Center

HAMILTON, NJ -- Spotted Laternflies have returned for the season and are swarming tries in neighborhoods. To help beat the bugs, the Mercer County Park Commission's Tulpehaking Nature Center is providing tips on how to create traps to catch the adult flies before they lay eggs and destroy trees.

The Commission says that "now is the best time to set up circle traps on your ...

Monkeypox: Union County Reports 24 Cases

August 9, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The NJ Dept. of Health (NJDOH) reported there are 243 Monkeypox cases in the Garden State. The report, published Aug. 8, 2022, shows an increase of 29 cases since the last report on Fri. Aug. 5. 

In Union County, there are 24 cases as of Monday morning. Michael Balka, the Registered Environmental Health Specialist for the Kenilworth Borough confirmed on Tuesday ...

Health Officer on Monkeypox: 175 Cases in NJ

NEW JERSEY — There are 175 Monkeypox cases across New Jersey with the majority clustered in northern counties, according to the state Health Department’s communicable disease service, which one month ago put the number of cases known statewide at 11.

What Is It?

Monkeypox can affect anyone, according to the state Health Department. It causes flu-like symptoms, swollen lymph ...

Rutgers Expert Says Invasive Plants At the Root of Growing Problem

August 8, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Japanese knotweed and Chinese silver grass may look lovely as accents to your well-coifed yard, but these invasive plants are at the root of a growing problem.

These and other types of foreign plants spread from your garden and end up anywhere and seemingly everywhere, where they disrupt natural communities and wreak havoc on ecological processes.

One Rutgers ...

Hot Weather Garden Woes

Poor flowering and misshapen or a lack of fruit on tomatoes, peppers and squash may be due to the weather, not your gardening skills. Temperature extremes can interfere with flowering and fruit set on these and other vegetables in your garden.

We watch for and can’t wait to taste that first red ripe tomato. It is certainly frustrating when we see flowers drop or the plant fails to form ...

Family of Westfield Teen Struck, Killed by Off-Duty Trooper to Receive $1.1 Million

July 29, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — The family of a 14-year-old girl who was struck and killed by an off-duty state police trooper while he was driving to work is due to receive $1.1 million to settle a civil lawsuit stemming from the 2017 crash.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which underwrites the state police, on Tuesday approved $1 million for the family of the late Westfield High School ...

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.


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


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.


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


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

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Receive $10 Million in Funding

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds.

“The Paterson Healing Collective is pleased to ...

State Parole Board Chairman Talks About New Grant to Help Offenders with Substance Use Disorder

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's State Parole Board is teaming up with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to help offenders struggling with substance use disorder, both before and after their release.

"We're confident that this is something that could be life-changing to a lot of people," State Parole Board Chairman Samuel J. Plumeri, Jr. told TAPinto.

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TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

Kenilworth Public Library to Present Mad Science Workshop: 3,2,1 Blast Off

August 9, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting the Mad Science Workshop: 3,2,1 Blast Off on Thursday, August 11, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Children ages four to twelve years old are invited to register for this interactive science workshop presented by Mad Science of Northeast New Jersey.

Kenilworth residents may begin to register one week prior to each ...

Kenilworth Recap: National Night Out, Giovanni Mancini, Jimmy Buff's & More

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

1. Scenes from Kenilworth's 2022 National Night Out

2. Who's Who in Kenilworth: Giovanni Mancini

3. Jimmy Buff's to Celebrate 90th Anniversary

4. Triumph for Kenilworth's Twin Kicks Karate at 2022 AAU Taekwondo Junior ...

Kenilworth Public Schools Proposal for Strategic Improvements

August 11, 2022

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

School science labs are incubators for creative thinking and problem solving ... just the type of life skills that lead to success.

Kenilworth’s bond proposal includes a high-tech science wing for Brearley HS students and exclusive use of existing ...

E-Sports Arena in Warren? MUJC Cuts the Ribbon at Warren’s Developmental Learning Center

WARREN, NJ — What started with a generous donation, an idea, and an immediate response of,” let’s do it!,” turned into a state of the art E-Sports arena at the Morris Union Jointure Commission’s (MUJC) Developmental Learning Center(DLC) in Warren. 

And on Wednesday, the ribbon was officially cut to open the arena.

The donation came from Robert “ ...

Kenilworth Board of Education to Hold Regular Meeting Tonight

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Board of Education is scheduled to hold its next regular meeting tonight Monday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m. This meeting will take place in the Board Conference Room at David Brearley Middle/High School located at 401 Monroe Avenue.


The ...

Booth Sponsors Spots Available for Kenilworth's Annual 2022 Carnival

August 7, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message from the Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

Want to promote your company while also helping out the fire department? We have several booth sponsors still available for the 2022 carnival. Anyone interested, please contact D.C. Mike Scuderi via email or cell phone. His email is and cell phone number is ...

Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad Announce Annual Carnival

KENILWORTH, NJ - The 2022 Carnival is coming soon! Please see the latest message from the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

The Annual Summer Carnival hosted by the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad is back for another year! The carnival will be held at St. Theresa’s School Parking Lot from August 15th - 20th. We are having wristband nights on Monday the 15th, ...

Triumph for Kenilworth's Twin Kicks Karate at 2022 AAU Taekwondo Junior Olympics

August 3, 2022

Greensboro, North Carolina - Team Jean- Paul Panizza (Team JP) of Twin Kicks Karate had 14 competitors compete in the 2022 AAU Taekwondo Junior Olympics in Greensboro, North Carolina on Saturday, July 30, 2022.  The instructors that made up Team JP were Bryan Panizza- Kenilworth, Maddie Capiro- Kenilworth and Jean Paul Panizza- Kenilworth.

Team JP came home with two grand champions ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, August 11, 6:30 PM

Kenilworth Public Library, Kenilworth

Rewind to Perform at the Kenilworth Public Library


Tue, August 16, 10:00 AM

Central Office - 1st Floor Cafe, Paterson

Paterson Public Schools Teacher Job Fair On ...


Wed, August 24, 10:30 AM

Kenilworth Public Library, Kenilworth

The Good Tymes String Band

NJ Hospital’s Marketing Director Charged After ‘Large Cache’ Of Weapons Found In Hospital Closet

August 10, 2022

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Hudson Regional Hospital’s marketing director is facing charges after authorities say they found a large cache of shotguns and handguns in an unlocked closet at the hospital.

According to Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller, Reuven Alonalayoff, 46, of Elmwood Park, was arrested Sunday at Newark Liberty Airport with assistance from the United States Department of ...

Barry Manilow Presents $20K Gift to East Side High Music Program in Newark

NEWARK, NJ —Legendary performer Barry Manilow took the time before singing in front of a packed crowd at the Prudential Center to help students from Newark's East Side High School reach for the stars.

Manilow handed over a $20,000 check to East Side High School music teacher Thaddeus Exposé before his Friday night concert. The donation is part of the Manilow Music ...

It Happened in East Brunswick: 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Celebrity Wedding to be Shown on Bravo

EAST BRUNSWICK NJ - Hey, it wasn't like the County Fair was going on across the street or anything!

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice married for the second time this Saturday night to Louie Ruelas at the Park Chateau on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick at a lavish event attended by her RHONJ co-stars and other celebs. (Here's a list of stars, as reported by ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Smalls

August 1, 2022

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

Introducing Smalls Reinertsen! Smalls is a Tri Merle Bernedoodle. At four months old he is currently enrolled in courses to obtain his CGC, Canine Good Citizen because he really wants to be a good boy.

Likes: Just about everything and anyone.

Favorite Movie: The Sandlot

Best Friends: Benny the ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pets of the Week: The Farm Team

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet the Farm Team Kenilworth's TAPinto Pets of the Week!

This week we are changing things up and featuring our first ever farm team. Living on the Olive Branch, a farm in Maryland all these pets make up one big happy family. Even though each animal is very different the whole team gets along great! Some of their distinctive qualities and favorite things to ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Izzy

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

We got Izzy in April, 2019. She is our 4th Miniature Schnauzer and our first female. She came into our lives two weeks after our beloved Woodie died of cancer. We were so miserable in our suddenly quiet home that we started looking for our next dog two days after he left us. We drove to her breeder’s ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...