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Remembering and Honoring Kenilworth's Hometown Hero Tony Siragusa

July 6, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - To honor and celebrate the life of the esteemed late Tony Siragusa a wake was held at The Church of Saint Theresa on June 28, 2022 with the funeral following the next day. 

According to Kenilworth's Chief of Police Fred Soos the officers working the detail estimated that approximately 5,000 people attended Tony’s wake on Tuesday and approximately 1,000 people ...

Borough of Kenilworth Department of Public Works July Calendar & More

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following information for the July Calendar from the DPW.

The DPW will collect curbside RECYCLING as follows:

North side: July 5th & 19th   

South side: July 12th & 26th

All recycling can be commingled and must be kept dry.  Please use covered containers of 32 gallons or less.  NO plastic bags or Styrofoam.

For ...

Patriotic Pictures: Kenilworth Residents Partake in Cranford's Firecracker Four Miler

CRANFORD, NJ - To kick off Fourth of July celebrations 895 runners took off near Nomahegan Park to participate in Cranford's annual Firecracker Four Miler.

Contestants came from all over New Jersey and New York. At exactly 8:30 a.m. a large crowd of runners gathered under a giant yellow arch before taking off on the four mile course. Out of the 895 entrants 11 were from ...

Kenilworth Resident Named Historian for the USS Yorktown (CV-5) Club

KENILWORTH, NJ - Michael T. Naya, Jr., an upcoming Kean University junior pursuing his B.A. in history with a teaching certification was recently named historian for the USS Yorktown (CV-5) Club.

The USS Yorktown Club was founded in 1977 by survivors of the June 7, 1942 sinking of the USS Yorktown (CV-5) at the Battle of Midway. Since meeting association President Michael “Mike” ...

Lost Cat? Found Dog? Tell TAPinto Kenilworth

KENILWORTH, NJ - And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air ... remind us that more pets going missing during 4th of July celebrations than any other time of year. 

In the event one of your best friends goes missing, let us know immediately. Send pictures and any additional information to tcuppari@tapinto.net.

With over 420,000 page views so far this year ...

Kenilworth's First Annual Pride Event Kicks Off at Two Ton Brewing

KENILWORTH, NJ - Kenilworth's first ever Pride event was recently held at Two Ton Brewing and organized by Mary and Daria Glynos. Many patrons of Two Ton and community members came out to show their support which included Mayor Linda Karlovitch, Councilman Scott Pentz, and Chief of Police Fred Soos.

Proceeds of the sales went to the Garden State Equality the leading and largest LGBTQ ...

New Message from Kenilworth Public Schools Regarding Helicopter Landing

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

On June 29, a helicopter will land at 2pm on the campus of the Kenilworth Schools as part of the Kenilworth Youth Police Academy program for Brearley students.

There is no cause for alarm; the helicopter's landing is not a sign of an emergency ...

Kenilworth PD Announce Important Message Regarding Wake & Funeral Services for Hometown Hero Tony Siragusa

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message from the Kenilworth Police Department's social media page. 

Arrangements for our good friend and Hometown Hero Tony Siragusa are as follows:

Wake: Tuesday June 28th 2022 St. Theresa's Church Washington Ave Kenilworth NJ 1pm-8pm

Funeral: Wednesday June 29th St Theresa's Church Washington Ave Kenilworth NJ 11am.

We are ...

Kenilworth Mourns Local NFL Legend Tony Siragusa

KENILWORTH, NJ – Known by most as “Goose,” Tony Siragusa, a Kenilworth native and former NFL defensive tackle who became one of football’s greatest players passed away at the age of 55.

Since the tragic and sudden death was announced countless residents have taken to social media to respond with condolences, memories and respects to the husband and ...

Kenilworth to Hold Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display June 25

KENILWORTH, NJ – The 2022 Kenilworth Firework Display is set to take place this Saturday, June 25, on the Harding softball field and front parking lot.

There will be food vendors, DJ Charlie O playing patriotic tunes, bounce rides, and more surprises to be announced soon. The fun starts at 7pm!

Stay tuned for more updates on TAPinto Kenilworth.

 

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Kenilworth Public Library to Close for Maintenance

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Public Library is will be closed Monday, June 20, 2022, for much-needed plumbing repairs. The library will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, June 21.

The next Friday craft will be on Friday, June 24, from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. Registration is required. Please call the library at 908-276-2451 or stop by at 548 Boulevard. 

Kenilworth Historical Society Celebrates Juneteenth at Nitschke House

KENILWORTH, N.J.- On Saturday, June 11, the Kenilworth Historical Society presented an enlightening program celebrating African-American culture and the significance of the Juneteenth holiday.

The event was organized by the Historical Society and the Kenilworth Education Association sponsored it by providing food and decorations. “The KEA loves working with the Historical ...

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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Union County Celebrates Plastic Free July by Asking Residents to "Take the Challenge"

The Union County Board of County Commissioners and Union County Clean Communities would like to encourage residents to celebrate and participate in Plastic Free July!

"Finding ways to go plastic free is easier than you think and residents can certainly do a lot on a personal level to help save the environment,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “The information ...

Milestones

Kenilworth sixth grade class

June 23, 2022

So proud of Kenilworth's 6th grade class!

Kenilworth sixth grade class

So proud of Kenilworth's 6th grade class!!

6th grade Kenilworth

Congratulations to the sixth grade class!
My son Jordan Rivera Is so excited to Move onto middle school!

Kenilworth Recap: Tony Siragusa, Jimmy Buff's 90th Anniversary, Pride at Two Ton & More

July 3, 2022

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

1. Kenilworth PD Announce Important Message Regarding Wake & Funeral Services for Hometown Hero Tony Siragusa

2. Kenilworth Mourns Local NFL Legend Tony Siragusa

3. JIMMY BUFF’S 90th Anniversary Celebration!

4. Kenilworth Borough Honors Late NFL ...

Kenilworth Public Library to Host Kick Off Summer Craft

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a special summer craft this Friday, July 1. This interactive event is for children ages four to nine years old from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Registration is required for each individual craft. To participate please call the library at 908-276-2451.

Ten Fun Facts About Independence Day

July 3, 2022

UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938, Congress changed it? (source: ACEI-Global). 

1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration of Independence
While Thomas Jefferson is often called the ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Kenilworth's David Brearley 2022 6th Grade Graduation

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please enjoy the photos of Harding's sixth grade graduation submitted by our readers.

Congratulations and best of luck in middle school!

 

Have a news tip, feedback or story idea? Email tcuppari@tapinto.net

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Kenilworth's David Brearley College Acceptances

KENILWORTH, NJ- Kenilworth Public Schools recently posted on their social media page the list of colleges that the graduates from the Class of 2022 would be attending along with the following message.

They're going places!

The members of the David Brearley High School Class of 2022 will attend college and trade schools, and head into the military and workforce. From coast to coast, ...

Kenilworth Police Department Celebrate 2022 Youth Academy Graduation

July 3, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Police Department held its annual Police Youth Academy graduation on Friday, July 1. There were about 50 students enrolled in grades eighth through twelfth in the graduating class making this a RECORD number of recruits.

This increasingly popular program provides area youth an opportunity to get an up close and personal look at law enforcement and ...

Kenilworth Youth Police Academy Update

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message from the Kenilworth Police Department regarding the 2022 Youth Academy.

The KPD Youth Academy has covered a lot of ground since Monday. Starting with an address by Chief Soos, physical fitness training, drill and ceremony, Union County SWAT demonstration, firearms training (airsoft), motor vehicle stops, Customs and Border Protection site visit ...

Remembering and Honoring Kenilworth's Hometown Hero Tony Siragusa

July 6, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - To honor and celebrate the life of the esteemed late Tony Siragusa a wake was held at The Church of Saint Theresa on June 28, 2022 with the funeral following the next day. 

According to Kenilworth's Chief of Police Fred Soos the officers working the detail estimated that approximately 5,000 people attended Tony’s wake on Tuesday and approximately 1,000 people ...

Kenilworth Rec to Host Softball Clinic with Head Brearley Coach Announces New Date

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message from the Kenilworth Recreation Center. 

The Softball Clinic has been rescheduled for July 13th. But it will have more instructors. 6-7:30pm. This is the first Girls Softball clinic of the Summer. Amy Efchak will be running pitching and fielding drills, and moving on during the summer it will get into hitting and other parts of the ...

George Washington Escaped Being Captured in New Brunswick, Thanks to Alexander Hamilton

July 4, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — George Washington was this close to being captured by British forces and presumably hanged as a traitor from a tree in New Brunswick.

So as you scarf down those barbecue wings, knock back a few cold ones and celebrate Independence Day, consider that the ragtag colonies’ struggle to break free from King George III’s sway could have ended 246 years ago ...

Fireworks: Know What's Legal and What's Not

SOMERSET  COUNTY, NJ - "According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half of those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries," said government officials in a message today.

To help ensure everyone has a safe and happy holiday, here is attached a flyer ...

Jersey Shore Weather Looking Good for 4th of July Weekend

BELMAR, NJ — Weather is looking good for this coming weekend in Belmar and the rest of the Jersey Shore.

Weather Channel is reporting temperatures in the low to mid 80s during the day and lows in the high 60’s through Monday. Skies should be sunny most days with some chance of rain or thunderstorms Saturday.

This weekend is second of the “Big Three” for small ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Don

July 6, 2022

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

Originally a stray on the mean streets of Milwaukee, Don has lived most of his 18 years as a spoiled wee king. World-famous, his likeness can be found on stickers plastered from New Jersey to London, via graffiti in Prague, and a mural in Charleston, South Carolina. With nicknames like Mr. Scruffaluffagus and ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Berkeley

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

Introducing Berkeley! Berkeley is a Great Dane, and most certainly lives up to that name. At about two years old, she weighs about 165 pounds! This does little however to deter her from jumping into laps cuddling anyway she can. She loves to go for long walks and play outside, but only if she can have ice ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Maya

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

Introducing Maya! Maya is about five years old, and was adopted from the SAVE shelter. She was given a DNA test, but her breed remains inconclusive. However, it is believed that she is a mix between a silky terrier and a yorkie! Like most dogs, Maya has quite a large appetite. Her favorite foods include ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

Division on Aging/ADRC Launches New Website

June 25, 2022

The Union County Department of Human Services announced today that the Division on Aging/ADRC has launched its redesigned website offering the public a streamlined site that is easier to use, with simpler navigation, new content, and interactive features. The website address is https://ucnj.org/dhs/aging/.

Among the many useful items the redesigned website features:

A more intuitive, ...