Kenilworth Top Stories

September 30, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ - Twenty years ago, on October 7, Especially Yours Florist opened its doors. Since that day this local florist shop has been a staple in the Kenilworth community creating flower arrangements and floral gifts for numerous occasions and celebrations. Owner Cindy Baker Southern spoke ...

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TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Appropriations Act into law. The governor said the revised spending plan manages to protect core priorities and deliver middle-class tax relief during the historic fiscal crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

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White House to send first batch within couple of weeks. News comes as state announces hundreds of new cases, 40% in Ocean County. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage.

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NEW JERSEY — The front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey appears to now be in Ocean County, which has made up 28% of the state's 3,660 new cases over the last six days.  Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday that a “hotspot team” will soon increase testing capacity in ...

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TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days. “As we enter the Fall season, it is important to continue to ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points ...

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Spending for golf programs, shade trees, town hall renovations, mostly in Democratic districts This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, ...

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KENILWORTH - After a long delay due to COVID-19, the School of Saint Theresa will host the annual Tricky Tray event. The Tricky Tray is the biggest fundraiser at Saint Theresa's and normally brings in over 500 people to participate. Details about the event can be found on the school's ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy was in Union City Tuesday with Mayor Brian Stack to rally folks to fill out the 2020 Census. There are only eight days left to complete it — it's quick, easy, and safe, and can be done online. COVID-19 Gov. Murphy reported New Jersey has 457 new positive cases, ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The 2020 Kenilworth Communitywide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11. This event is sponsored by the Kenilworth Historical Society and will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day rain or shine. There are usually about 200 residents ...

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Many teachers are retiring, asking for leave or not wanting to go to schools in person amid COVID-19 fears This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – With the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many health care experts are raising concerns about the impact of the upcoming flu season. Since patients may experience the same symptoms for the common flu and the coronavirus it can make it difficult to differentiate between ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Long before she became a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent nearly a decade in Newark as a professor at the School of Law–Newark, now Rutgers Law School. Ginsburg, 87, who died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, worked at the law school from 1963 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside. The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest message from Mayor Linda Karlovitch. Dear Kenilworth Friends and Neighbors, I hope this letter finds you well. I am humbled and honored to continue serving as your mayor. This year has been filled with many obstacles. I am incredibly proud of the people ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The first day of school was unlike any other due to the global pandemic of COVID-19. TAPinto Kenilworth asked readers to send in their back-to-school photos, however, their children are learning. Please enjoy the 2020-2021 online gallery.         

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TRENTON, NJ -- NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today, during the governor's COVID-19 press briefing, warned of a possible “twin-demic” this year during flu season and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.   “As we enter the fall season, we are also moving into the flu season. This ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy wants to borrow $4 billion. Lawmakers point to revenue forecasts saying more money may be coming than he expects. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage.

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association), the governing body for high school sports in New Jersey, has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the NFL. The organization will host a two-day, virtual, diversity, bias, and cultural competence ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Going back to school in 2020 is very different this year whether your child is learning only remotely or in a hybrid.  To mark the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, TAPinto Kenilworth invites you to submit photos of your child's first day of school. This will be an online ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Nineteen years ago on this day the world changed forever. Nineteen Islamic terrorists hijacked four American airplanes on their way to their destinations. These planes were, American Airlines Flight 11, United Airline Flight 175, American Airline Flight 77, and United Airlines ...

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KENILWORTH- The annual remembrance ceremony of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was held inside Borough Hall on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.  Residents were invited to join township officials, victim’s families, friends, and clergy in remembering those who perished that day. Capacity ...

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NEW JERSEY — For many New Jersey school districts, this week will mark the first day of class.  While all have prepared — opting for in-person, remote, or a hybrid of the two — new coronavirus cases are to be expected, state officials said Tuesday.  “We have all the public health protocols ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Louis DeMondo was sworn in as the newest member of the council during Wednesday night’s meeting on August 23, 2020, as the Council's Finance Chairman by Mayor Linda Karlovitch. Currently, DeMondo is a detective assigned to the Major Crimes Division, and also a police ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The day has finally come. As of 6:00 a.m. on Friday, September 4, restaurants may have patrons indoors with capacity limited to 25% and social distancing between tables. Kenilworth's restaurants are thrilled to open their doors once again. Even with the restrictions. “I feel ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ- Bob Laurie, who moved to Kenilworth in 1996 after marrying his wife Jean Harris has written an action-packed inspirational thriller. Four years in the making A Deadly Miracle is set to hit all major book outlets on September 30, 2020. The synopsis is:   Eighteen-year-old Jace ...

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County colleges say any reduction in state support will mean losses for students and workers and will hamper the economic recovery This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage.

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Kenilworth recently received ten Share and Care Awards for District 7475. Currently, there are 82 clubs that serve the counties of Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.   According to the district's award chair Dr.

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s much-anticipated wait for indoor dining looks to be over and just in time for Labor Day. On Friday after nearly five months, restaurants will once again be able to serve indoors while following coronavirus limits, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday at his press briefing ...

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