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Union County’s New #SmashItDontTrashIt Campaign Makes New Green Energy from Old Halloween Pumpkins

Union County residents can put their Jack o’ Lanterns to good use after Halloween by participating in Union County’s new Pumpkin Recycling Program. The pumpkins will be collected by Union County and other local governments and brought to an organic waste recycler in Elizabeth, where they will be transformed into green energy.

“The Pumpkin Recycling Program is an easy, ...

Wildlife Wednesdays Programs For 2020

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is reminding residents that the popular, free “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will conclude its 2020 programming over the next 2 Wednesdays.

October 21st’s program “Reptiles and Gators” will feature an alligator and lizards, including a blue tongue skink and bearded dragon.  The October 28th’s Halloween-themed Insects and ...

Update: Union County Wildlife Wednesdays Program Moved to 6 PM

The Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes to remind residents that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time of 6:00 PM.

“Union County is striving to bring educational programs directly to our children that may not be accessible to everyone during these challenging times, and Wildlife ...

Why Isn't My Home Selling?

October 28, 2020

Sometimes when someone puts their home on the market, it takes a while to sell it, but if it has been on the market for over a month, it may be time for you to make some changes. The average length of time it takes a home to sell varies depending on what kind of market you are in and your area, but if you have hit the 30-day mark, you may want to look around your home and determine what you can ...

Is First Time Homebuyer Education Worth It?

A lot goes into buying a home, and sometimes determining what you need to do can be intimidating or overwhelming. Homebuyer education can help you better understand this process, and many studies have concluded that taking a course can help result in a better outcome for long-term homeownership.

Sometimes completely homebuyer education can open up some different financial perks, like ...

Senior Freeze Deadline Extended

We are very pleased that on October 22, 2020, the New Jersey Treasurer’s office extended the Senior Freeze filing deadline from November 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  This is a welcome development because many seniors were scrambling to meet the original date. 

Nevertheless, there is still a need for applications to be prepared as soon as possible.  The Treasurer’s ...

Making Your Home's Description More Appealing To Buyers

When selling your home, you know having high-quality photos is key to getting the attention of potential buyers. However, the photos are only what catch their attention initially; if you do not have an interesting description to go with those photos, they are likely to scroll to the next house in their search results.

Your listing description tells the story of your home, and a well-written ...

Costly Home Selling Mistakes

Selling your home is a complicated process, and it is one of the most expensive things you will ever sell, and mistakes have the potential to cost you a lot of money. These are some mistakes that stand to cost you money in your home sale.

Mispricing Your Home

Determining the right price for your home can be tricky. Overpricing it can lead to your home sitting on the market for too long, and ...

Kenilworth Public Library to Hold Fall Grab-n-Go Craft

October 28, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ - Beginning on Monday, November 2, the Kenilworth Public Library will be holding a Fall Grab-n-Go Craft to make at home for children ages four to eight. If your child would like to participate please call the library at 908-276-2451 to reserve curbside pickup.

The library is located at 548 Boulevard.

Kenilworth Board of Education Student Spotlight

KENILWORTH, NJ - Four Harding Elementary School students were recognized on October 13, 2020, at the Board of Education meeting for their performance in a promotional video for an art contest. The contest called for art submissions that would help decorate a new book vending machine at Harding. 

The student participants were second-graders Devin Singleton, Carly, and ...

Final Wildlife Wednesdays Programs For 2020

Union County, NJ – The popular, free “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will conclude its 2020 programming over the next 2 Wednesdays, with a new starting time of 6:00 PM.

Participation is free and open to all county residents.   Pre-registration is required and capacity is limited to the first 100 families who sign up.  The programs will be held on Zoom so a valid ...

Four Alarm Fire in Kenilworth Update from the KFD and Rescue Squad

October 26, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest message from the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad regarding the four-alarm fire.

Oct. 25, 2020. At approximately 1 AM this morning the Kenilworth Fire Department was dispatched to Blue Blade Steel on N. 8th Street for a fire alarm activation. First arriving companies forced entry and were met with heavy smoke and high heat filling a large steel ...

Four Alarm Fire in Kenilworth

KENILWORTH, NJ - A large four-alarm fire ripped through Blue Blade Steel, a manufacturing warehouse in Kenilworth this morning. Located on North 8th Street, the building suffered heavy damage. Fire Mutual Aid Companies from several surrounding towns were called in to assist. The blaze was brought under control in approximately two hours around 3:00 a.m. No injuries were ...

Kenilworth Board of Education Student Spotlight

October 25, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ - Four Harding Elementary School students were recognized on October 13, 2020, at the Board of Education meeting for their performance in a promotional video for an art contest. The contest called for art submissions that would help decorate a new book vending machine at Harding. 

The student participants were second-graders Devin Singleton, Carly, and ...

Varsity Football: Victory for Brearley

October 17, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ – The Bears Varsity Football Team dominated their biggest rival Roselle Park at home on Friday, October 16, with a leading score 56-14. The Bears now stand 2-1 in the Union Division standings going strong.

Highlights included Danny Ramos with two passing touchdowns, Derek Graichen and Quinn Lonergan with two touchdowns, and Matt Sims and Connor Hannon with one ...

Masked Transit: PATH and Bus Riders Without Facemasks Face $50 Fine

October 30, 2020

NEW YORK, NY - The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has announced that people utilizing its mass transit hubs will face a fine for not wearing a facemask.

"Anyone using Port Authority facilities – including airport terminals, PATH stations and trains, AirTrain stations and trains, and bus terminals – must wear face coverings to help protect fellow passengers and ...

Hoboken to Implement Fines for Indoor House Parties Over 25 People

HOBOKEN, NJ - The City of Hoboken is prepared to fine residents who host indoor house parties with over 25 attendees, as rates of COVID transmission throughout New Jersey trend upwards.

"The Hoboken Police Department has responded to several house parties over the past few weekends, some of which were identified by the Health Department as contributing to clusters of ...

A College Town Without Students? New Brunswick's Easton Avenue Braces for the Fall Chill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A few 40-somethings were nursing their Bud Lights while George State and Arkansas State were playing some meaningless game on a TV in the corner of the bar.

The scene at Olde Queens Tavern and other bars and restaurants on Easton Avenue was eerily quiet, especially considering Thursday night have always been the start of the weekend for droves of Rutgers students.

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Felix

October 26, 2020

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

This is Felix, named after the cartoon “Felix The House Cat”. Felix was our first family pet. My wife Christine and I got him back in 2007 when we were still dating. We found out his entire litter found homes that day and nobody wanted him because he was a black cat, and people think they’re ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pets of the Week: Sulley and Finn

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet Sully and Finn Kenilworth's TAPinto Pet of the Week!

Sulley and Finn are two puppy brothers that live in town. Sulley is six years old and Finn is four months old. They love to play, sleep, and take walks around the spaghetti streets on nice days. They love their treats and playing with their squeaky toys too. If Sulley could only get Finn to ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Alex

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

Alex is a 2 1/2-month-old Beagle/Hound mix.  She was rescued in Tennessee and brought to New Jersey by the wonderful rescue group Paws on the Green.  We brought our new baby girl home just last week, and she is an absolute sweetheart.  She has already brought us so much joy!  One of her ...

We Need to Come Together and Focus on Quality of Life

October 19, 2020

As a Kenilworth citizen, I feel for our community.  There are so many amazing people who really just desire quality of life and services they deserve for their tax dollars.  Being here for the past eight years I have seen so many changes even when it comes to government.  Hiring of friends, promotions that are given to less qualified individuals, terminations because someone ...

Union County’s Warinanco Park Receives TLC from Kean Students

October 30, 2020

A group of students from the Center for Leadership and Service at Kean University participated in Union County’s Adopt-a-Park program and spent hours last week removing invasive plants, pruning vegetation, and picking up trash in and around the Warinanco shoreline restoration project at the lake in Warinanco Park.

The students wore masks and observed COVID-19 protocols while working, as ...