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Recycling 101 in Union County

The Union County Board of Commissioners encourages Union County residents to help keep County parks free of litter, by reducing their use of single-use plastic bags and other disposable plastic items. “Spring is in sight and visitors will be returning to the County parks and we are asking everyone to pitch in and help preserve the environment in our green spaces.  Plastic bags and straws are the most significant source of ocean pollution, so taking steps to diminish litter has a positive impact on our wildlife habitats and our ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best utilize it for my business?” SEO is the process of improving the quality and quantity of traffic to a website or a web page from a search ...

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Dream Factory Balloons Photo of the Week: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - TAPinto Kenilworth loves photos. Here is the latest Photo of the Week!

The Harding PTO is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. Taken by Ice Cream Creations, this lovely collage shows Harding teachers and staff enjoying their well-deserved treats at school. 

Thanks for sharing!

Submit your fantastic Kenilworth photos of kids, school, ...

KPD Youth Police Academy to Take Place This Summer

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Police Department is looking forward to welcoming back the KPD Youth Police Academy this summer that will be held at David Brearley Middle High School.

The academy will take place June 28 through July 2, from 9 a.m to 2:30 p.m. If your child would like to participate, fill out and print the application above and return it in-person ...

KPD Youth Police Academy to Take Place This Summer

May 4, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Police Department is looking forward to welcoming back the KPD Youth Police Academy this summer that will be held at David Brearley Middle High School.

The academy will take place June 28 through July 2, from 9 a.m to 2:30 p.m. If your child would like to participate, fill out and print the application above and return it in-person ...

NJ Firefighter Raises Awareness About Organ and Tissue Donation

LINDEN, NJ - A Linden Firefighter is sharing his personal heart transplant story to help raise awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donation.

Aware of his family's history with heart disease, Mathew Pribish decided to take the first step and check out the condition of his heart before it was too late.  During one of his routine check-ups, Pribish was told that he had a ...

Kenilworth's Class of 2021's Aidan Colon is Headed to Kean University

May 5, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - Aidan Colon, a Kenilworth resident who attends UCTech will be attending Kean University in the fall to study History Teacher Education. 

TAPinto Kenilworth congratulates Aidan and the entire Class of 2021. Wishing you all much success in your future endeavors.

If you would like to feature your future graduate send your submissions to ...

David Brearley Class of 2021's Gabriella Lauer is Headed to Rowan University

KENILWORTH, NJ -  Gabriella Lauer will be attending Rowan University and majoring in the elementary education-mathematics program.

TAPinto Kenilworth congratulates Gabriella and the entire Class of 2021. Wishing you all much success in your future endeavors.

If you would like to feature your future graduate send your submissions to ...

Kenilworth's Class of 2021's Michael Dotro is Headed to Muhlenberg College

KENILWORTH, NJ - Michael Dotro, a Kenilworth resident who attends AIT in Scotch Plains will be attending Muhlenberg College and majoring in finance while also committing to football. 

TAPinto Kenilworth congratulates Michael and the entire Class of 2021. Wishing you all much success in your future endeavors.

If you would like to feature your future ...

Softball: Bears Remain Undefeated

May 3, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Brearley varsity softball team is having an incredible season. The team has not lost a game yet and their current record stands 6-0 in the Sky Division Union County Conference.

On Thursday, April 29, the Bears beat the Rams 14-2, and on Friday, April 30, they had another great triumph as they swept New Providence 17-0.

The Bears are next scheduled to ...

Varsity Baseball: Brearley Takes Down Plainfield

KENILWORTH, NJ — The varsity baseball team coached by Dave Kaplow had a thrilling game yesterday defeating the Cardinals 18-3. The Bears currently stand 2-3.

Highlights of the game include Mike Graham went 3-3 with a triple and five RBI's and Sean Ferrari and Matt Hart each had two hits as well.

The team hopes to continue their winning streak win they play Summit ...

Clifton Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Paterson Police Chief

May 5, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - A Clifton man faces up to 10 years in jail when he is sentenced on May 28 after pleading guilty Monday to two counts of Terroristic Threats, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced Monday.

Stefan Keco, 29, used text messages on two separate occasions on February 26, 2020, to threaten Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim “Mike” Baycora.

The threats came just ...

Murphy Appoints First Woman to Serve as State's Adjutant General

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General position in the state's history.

"Colonel Hou took the ...

Five-Year-Old is Montville's "Police Chief" for a Day

MONTVILLE, NJ – Five-year-old Gracie Ferluge was named honorary police chief and had a proclamation named in her honor recently, Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said.

A parade of police cars in the fall delighted the young girl, who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, Caggiano said. Caggiano’s mother sewed a special Gracie-sized police chief uniform, and the chief asked Gracie if ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Winston

May 3, 2021

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

Winston is an Irish Setter, King Charles Cavalier mix. Winston is a loving nine-month-old puppy. He loves chasing birds, playing fetch, and sunbathing on a gorgeous day. Winston is an active little guy who loves to play and be chased by other dogs. Winston has another side to him which ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Milo

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

Milo is a one-year-old Yorkie who loves his two girls Madison and Charlotte. Milo is not named after anyone in particular, Madison just really liked the name. His favorite food is anything that Charlotte drops, and he loves to listen to Frank Sinatra when he is relaxing at home. Milo loves to snuggle and ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Lucky

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

Here is our wonderful story about Lucky.  We were looking to adopt a dog and were searching online.  There was a shelter bringing in some dogs and puppies from a kill shelter down South.  We saw a few online and had our minds on one in particular. A black lab mother had given birth to 10 ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Cindy Baker Southern Owner of Especially Yours Florist

May 1, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Cindy Baker Southern, owner of Especially Yours Florist.

Originally from Union, Southern grew up in the crafting and creativity world. Her family for 35 years owned the crafting store The Golden Carousel right on the Boulevard in Kenilworth. In her 20’s, Ron Poles who owned Fiore’s and did flowers for Saint Theresa’s asked Southern if ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Pat and Kristin Boyle

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Pat and Kristin Boyle!

When the name Kristin or Pat Boyle is mentioned in Kenilworth a good majority of the town knows exactly who they are and what they do. But for those who do not, Kristin is the Kenilworth Recreation Program Administrator and Pat is the Recreation Director and co-founder of the Kenilworth Fresh Market.

Pat was born and raised in ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Maria Costeria Manager of Bella Palermo

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Maria Costeria. Manager of Bella Palermo Pastry Shop.

Originally from Newark, Maria Costeria grew up in the business world. She came to Kenilworth in 2006 and started working at Bella Palermo soon after. “I immediately fell in love with Kenilworth” Costeria said. It will be 15 years in September that Costeria has served as the manager.

One of ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

When Facebook Groups Replace Credible News Outlets

Facebook already serves as a news source for more than half of all Americans. But some communities solely rely on Facebook and other social media platforms for local information because no nearby news outlet exists.

Local groups dominate the digital landscape, often accumulating thousands of active participants who populate public forums with well-meaning but unvetted information. Even ...

Governor’s Budget Includes $240 Million in Wage Increases for Workers Who Care for Individuals with Disabilities, Older Residents, Medicaid Beneficiaries & Children

May 5, 2021

Plan Boosts Pay for Direct Support Professionals, Certified Nurse Aides, Personal Care Assistants, Medicaid Transportation Providers and Child Care Workers

(TRENTON) –  Demonstrating continued support for the frontline workers who are vital to the health and safety of so many New Jerseyans, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Murphy’s budget proposal ...