KENILWORTH, NJ – Please see December's message from Mayor Anthony DeLuca.

December 2019

Happy Holidays Kenilworth! I hope the Thanksgiving holiday was a blessed one. As the craziness of the Christmas holiday commences, I want everyone to take time out to be thankful for all the things we have and to remember those who are less fortunate.

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I would like to take this time to remind everyone to HELP STOCK YOUR LOCAL FOOD PANTRY. Non-perishable goods and gift cards to any supermarket can be left in the Cry Room at St. Theresa's Church after any Mass. Monday - Friday donations can be dropped off at the Rectory 9 am - 5 pm. Supermarket gift cards and or check donations (payable to St. Theresa's) can be mailed to: Social Concerns, c/o The Church of St. Theresa, 541 Washington Ave, Kenilworth, NJ 07033. If you are in need of food, you can contact the Rectory at 908-272-4444, they will arrange for a volunteer to meet you at the pantry. All identities of people receiving assistance are kept confidential!

Here are some important dates for December;

December 7: On this tragic day The United States was attacked by Japan in a sneak attack. Over 2,000 soldiers and sailors perished that day, keep this day in remembrance and honor those who sacrificed their lives, so we may live free in this Great Nation.

December 8: The annual Christmas Tree lighting starts at 6:00 pm.

December 14 and 15: Are drop-off dates for Santa’s Express.

Week of Dec 16: Santa Claus will be visiting the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad, stay tuned for more details.

Week of Dec 16: Concludes Leaf Pick-up by the Borough, after that all leaves must be placed in a covered trash receptacle and after January 24, 2020 leaves will not be picked up.

December 21: Winter Solstice.

December 25: May you all have a Merry Christmas!

December 26: Kwanza begins.

For the month of December there are always events at our Kenilworth Library for adults and children, make sure to check in at www.http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/ for more details.

As always visit our website at http://www.kenilworthborough.com for more details about these events and more.

Make sure to visit our businesses and shops their continued success is all our success!

May you all have a Merry Christmas however you choose to celebrate. As a final thought, this time of year people feel overwhelmed even disheartened. Don’t let fear and obstructions consume you, and take hold of your hearts. Be kind to others, be respectful, carry a message of positive encouragement not only to others but to yourself. Have faith and believe in all the good things that can happen. Live Christmas not just one day, but all year around. The positive karma you project will come back tenfold.

In conclusion, I am sorry to say this will be my last letter. Thank you to all of my Kenilworthians. It was an honor and a pleasure to have been your mayor. I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to serve you in this capacity. Thank you to the Boro employees keeping the wheels turning. My biggest thank you is to my wife Rose and my Children, Gia, Jon and Nico and my furry companion Rocky. Thank you for putting up with me and supporting me through my term. You’re my biggest fans and my harshest critics, but I love you more than life itself.

God Bless you all.

And God Bess America.