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Borough Council Confirms Fireworks Will Take Place

June 10, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ – At the June 9 Borough Council meeting it was confirmed that the 2021 Firework Display will take place in Kenilworth.

“I am proud to announce the fireworks are back on” Mayor Linda Karlovitch said. The fireworks are set for June 27 at 9 p.m. and there still needs to be a determined rain date.

A previous decision was made at the April Council meeting to not ...

Flags Will Be Flown at Half Staff Today in Kenilworth and Throughout New Jersey

TRENTON - All U.S. and New Jersey flags will be flown at half-staff today, Wednesday, June 9, to honor Private First Class Dalton Beals who passed away last week in a training accident at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina, announced Governor Murphy.

“Private First Class Beals was beloved by his family, his community, and his state,” said ...

Karate World Celebrates 30 Years in Kenilworth

KENILWORTH, NJ – Karate World opened its doors in June of 1991 and ever since has been serving the community for 30 years. The studio has produced 50 junior Olympic gold medal lists, numerous North American sport karate world champions, and world-class instructors. With the knowledge and model of Karate World to guide them, many of Karate World’s instructors have gone on to open ...

Waffle Cone with a Kenilworth Cop

KENILWORTH, NJ - On Tuesday, June 29, residents are invited by the members of the Kenilworth Police Department Community Oriented Policing unit for a casual meet-and-greet with free ice cream from Ice Cream Creations.

"It's a great opportunity for our residents and especially our youths to meet some of our newer officers in an informal, friendly way" Chief of Police Fred ...

Kenilworth Kicks Off Pride Month with Flag Raising Ceremony at Borough Hall

KENILWORTH, NJ - The first annual Pride flag raising ceremony was held on Tuesday afternoon to honor and commemorate June as Pride month.

Residents and township employees were in attendance to recognize and celebrate the LGBTQ community worldwide. Rainbow flags and pins were passed out by borough employees, and the sound system was brought out to play upbeat ...

Scenes from the 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony in Kenilworth

KENILWORTH, NJ — Residents, political figures, veterans, law enforcement and civic members in town were in attendance on Memorial Day to pay tribute to the fallen heroes who died in service for our nation at the annual ceremony held at the VFW.

Speeches and sentimental presentations were made by distinguished veterans and local participants. The program lasted ...

Kenilworth PBA to Hold 30th Annual Fishing Derby

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth PBA Local #135 will be hosting their annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Black Brook Park Pond. 

The Fishing Derby is a mainstay tradition for the youth of Kenilworth to have the opportunity to fish. There are no sign-ups for the event, the kids just need to show up Saturday morning. The only restriction is that the ...

Kenilworth to Raise Rainbow Flag for Pride Month

KENILWORTH, NJ - In honor and to commemorate June as Pride month in Kenilworth, a flag raising is scheduled to be held in front of Borough Hall Tuesday, June 1, at 4 p.m. This will be the first annual Pride Flag celebration in Kenilworth.

At the recent council meeting on May 26, Mayor Linda Karlovitch made the following statement. 

June is pride month, and I am ...

Remembering Kenilworth’s Killed in Action

KENILWORTH, NJ - For generations, countless residents of the Borough of Kenilworth have served our nation's military. Kenilworth has been home to veterans of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. A veteran is an individual that knows all too well that they could be sent overseas at any given time to give ...

Kenilworth Celebrates Memorial Day with Service and Mayoral Proclamation

KENILWORTH, NJ - To pay tribute to the fallen heroes who died in service for our nation, on Monday May 31, the Kenilworth VFW will hold its annual ceremony honoring all veterans at 11 a.m. Residents are invited to the event and refreshments will be served after.

At the May 26 council meeting, Mayor Linda Karlovitch presented a Mayoral Proclamation to recognize all veterans ...

Kenilworth Honors Deceased Veterans by Placing Flags at Graceland Cemetery

KENILWORTH, NJ - Ahead of Memorial Day, a group of volunteers from the Kenilworth VFW Post 2230 which included veterans and Scout Troop 83, gathered on Saturday morning to place flags to commemorate the deceased veterans at Graceland Cemetery. 

Graceland Cemetery on Galloping Hill Road is the resting place for veterans of the Spanish American War to the present day. By ...

Borough of Kenilworth Department of Public Works June Calendar & More

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

The DPW will collect curbside RECYCLING as follows:

North side: June 8th & 22nd

South side:  June 1st, 15th & 29th  

For missed collections, or issues, please call 908-276-5073.

Please use the RECYCLECOACH app on your smart devices for daily reminders of all Borough ...


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Bobby Miller as the King of Pop to Perform in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park

June 12, 2021

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Union County residents and visitors are invited to the next drive-in concert that will feature Bobby Miller as the King of Pop. Neo-soul group, Flavuh band will be opening the event. The drive-in concert is scheduled for Saturday, June 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

The event is free, but registration is required online in advance to reserve a spot.

Dream Factory Balloons Photo of the Week: Kenilworth PBA Fishing Derby

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

On Saturday, June 5, the Policeman's Benevolent Association, Local 135 hosted their annual Fishing Derby for Kenilworth’s youth at Black Brook Park Pond. Here is a picture of the event of Joe Gribbin, with his kids Brady and Abby taken by Pat Boyle. 

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Most New Jerseyans Support Fully Reopening Public Schools in Fall: Rutgers Poll

June 6, 2021

Most New Jerseyans Support Requiring Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers; About Six in Ten Support Vaccine Passports and Employer- and College-Required Vaccinations

NEW BRUSWICK, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, New Jerseyans differ on various aspects of this “new normal” and how ...

Kenilworth Public Schools COVID-19 Weekly Dashboard June 1 - 4

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Board of Education posted the following data regarding the weekly coronavirus update in the public schools for the week of June 1 through June 4, 2021.

Harding Elementary School

Total enrollment 664 

Number of students officially on record as Remote Learning 196 

Total number of COVID cases reported to the school district this week* ...

Kenilworth's David Brearley High School Recognizes Class of 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

KENILWORTH, NJ - Kenilworth Public Schools recently announced the valedictorian and salutatorian for David Brearley High School’s Class of 2021. Isabella Uschak was named the valedictorian and Nicholas Borg is the salutatorian. The two distinguished students will be among 109 to graduate from Brearley on June 23.

Uschak consistently made high honors, receiving several ...

Firefighters From all Over Coming to East Orange to Compete in the "Battle of the Bravest"

June 11, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Calling all firefighters to participate in the "Battle of the Bravest", a firefighter muster and skill competition.

The Battle will be interactive for the public, in addition for the firefighters to enjoy. Hosted by NJ First Responders, FirstNet, and the Firefighters Wear Pink Campaign, the event will occur at Soverel Park in East Orange on Saturday, August ...

Kenilworth PBA 30th Annual Fishing Derby is a Success

KENILWORTH, NJ - On Saturday, June 5, the Policeman's Benevolent Association, Local 135 hosted their annual Fishing Derby for Kenilworth’s youth at Black Brook Park Pond. This was the 30th year the PBA held this event and many residents came out to participate in this annual fun-filled activity.

“The PBA was very glad to see the huge turnout of Kenilworth kids with smiling ...

Brearley Falls to Becton in State Semifinals

June 11, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - The varsity softball team concluded their season yesterday in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA Tournament falling to Becton Regional 5-0.

The Bears worked extremely hard this season with many notable wins and attained a standing record of 19-3. The team also made huge headlines when they won the Conference Championship. This was an especially momentous day as ...

Varsity Softball: Updated Semifinal Tournament

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Brearley Bears are set to play third-seeded Becton Reginal today, June 10, at 3 p.m. in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA Tournament.

The team was originally scheduled to play yesterday but due to the threat of thunderstorms, the game was moved. Last week the girls defeated Belvidere in the quarterfinal round 11-4.

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Randolph BOE Votes to Remove Names of All Holidays on School Calendar; Everything to be Called 'Day Off'

June 12, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ -- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off." The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one ...

2.4 Magnitude Earthquake in New Jersey

Tuckerton, NJ - Some local residents reported being shaken this Wednesday morning, as Earthquake Alerts System reported a magnitude 2.4 quake struck south of the area at 7:52am.  Dozens of people reported slight tremors, but no damage has been claimed from the incident.

According to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Geoscience New Jersey ...

Knife-Wielding Man Shot Dead by Bayonne Police

BAYONNE, NJ - Police shot and killed a knife-wielding 40-something year old white male Monday in what is being called a domestic violence incident on First Street in Bayonne.

Multiple police units responded to the report of a man threatening a woman with a knife at approximately 6:45 a.m. The officers encountered the man with the knife, but before units could arrive bringing protective ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Leo

June 7, 2021

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

Leo is an F1 Cavapoo born on February 14, 2021. His favorite toy is a stuffed animal and loves his Greenie Teenie Dental Treats. Leo is a smart, energetic and such an adorable little fella. 

Submitted By: Jose Rodriguez

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Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Rex

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

Rex is a nine-month-old German Shepard that I got from Lancaster, Pennsylvania just a day before Thanksgiving. At 11 weeks old weighing just over 13 lbs this little boy already had a huge personality and a lot of heart. It’s hard not to love such a cute little face like his. He just loves to play and ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Finn

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

FN-2187 (aka Finn) is a 14-week-old French Bulldog. He was born in a Star Wars litter. All his brothers and sisters are named after Star Wars characters. He is the sweetest boy. Finn loves to play with his toys and his brother and sister (Luke and Rey). He runs a little Floopy like Phoebe. He is a cuddler ...

How To Increase Customer Engagement

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The main goal of any advertising campaign is to engage with customers as effectively and often as possible. You want them to see your business and remember the name while creating a positive relationship with them.  Creating an engagement marketing strategy is how your business can stay at the forefront of your audience’s mind and generate business from them ...

TAPinto's Featured Marketing Partner: Edison Heating and Cooling

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Local communities are TAPinto’s specialty, and when it comes to marketing your business to these small areas, few places are better to partner with.

That’s why Mike Iarrapino, CEO of Edison Heating and Cooling, chose to market with TAPinto and continues to do so nearly seven years later.

“I decided to partner with TAPinto because they reached Edison ...

“Ban the Bag” to Help Keep Union County Parks Clean

June 12, 2021

As the summer cookout season approaches, the Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents and visitors to help prevent windblown bags and other litter in County parks. Instead of plastic bags, use sturdy totes, backpacks, or baskets to carry supplies for family celebrations and other outdoor gatherings.

Union County’s 36 public parks provide a refuge for birds, fish, ...