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Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band Plays Drive-In Concert at Union County VoTech in Scotch Plains

September 21, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ —B Street Band, the ever popular Bruce Springsteen tribute band, played a free “drive-in concert” at the Union County VoTech campus on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains on Sunday evening that had attendees honking in the dark.

Emcee Brian Remo encouraged the audience to honk their horns and flash their lights in appreciation of the performance since the ...

Backyard Heroes Fireworks Holds Huge Sale

SPRINGFIELD, NJ –  As summer comes to an end Backyard Heroes Fireworks is offering a new special to celebrate the upcoming holidays and just in time for Labor Day Weekend. With any purchase of $50 or more, all customers will receive a free firework. Also, excluding assortments everything is buy one, get one 50% off the entire store. 

The premier consumer fireworks ...

Kenilworth Resident Premieres Debut Thriller Book

KENILWORTH, NJ- Bob Laurie, who moved to Kenilworth in 1996 after marrying his wife Jean Harris has written an action-packed inspirational thriller. Four years in the making A Deadly Miracle is set to hit all major book outlets on September 30, 2020.

The synopsis is:  

Eighteen-year-old Jace Hunter has a crush on Sage Petrov – the hottest, most popular girl in ...

New Fund Launched to Help New Jersey’s Arts and Culture Industry Survive COVID-19

A coalition of funders has established the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) to help ensure the survival of the state’s cultural sector that has faced economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Fund has so far raised more than $1.6 million, including a lead matching gift of $1 million from the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) to help kick start ...

Kenilworth Harding Elementary School Holds Kids Art Contest to Decorate Book Vending Machine

KENILWORTH, NJ – The Harding Elementary PTO and first-grade teacher Leslie Bedford are thrilled to bring a book vending machine to the school and looking for student artists to help design it. Mrs. Bedford coordinated the project, and the PTO is sponsoring it. “It will take about twelve weeks for the vending machine to come, but once it does it will be loaded up with books” ...

Sopranos Actor Joins the Cast of "K-Town the Series"

KENILWORTH, NJ - Actor Artie Pasquale has officially joined the cast of “K-TOWN” as Angelo Balducci. Throughout his career, Pasquale has performed in over 45 films. He is best known for his recurring role in the HBO TV show The Sopranos as Burt Gervasi.

Writer and producer Billy Hartmann stated that he and the other producers at the moment are ...

“The City Behind Us” Wins Best NJ Film at Monmouth Film Festival

ELIZABETH, NJ - “The City Behind Us: The Story of the Elmora Troopers” was named Best New Jersey Film at the Monmouth Film Festival virtual awards ceremony on August 16.

Comedian and native New Jerseyan Mike Marino hosted the awards ceremony, which was broadcasted on the Monmouth Festival’s Facebook live. Directed by Bob Burnett and Iwonka Swenson, the short film tells ...

Kenilworth David Brearley High School Class of 2023 PTO-PG Hosts Vendor and Craft Event

KENILWORTH, NJ - The David Brearley High School Class of 2023 PTO-PG is looking for crafters and vendors for their event to take place Saturday, October 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $25 for a 10 × 10 space. If you or anyone you know is interested please contact Jennifer Wetzel on Facebook or email her at jennifer73172@gmail.com.

Kenilworth's First Annual Duck Hunt is a Success

KENILWORTH, NJ - Numerous families came out to participate in the first annual Duck Hunt searching for rubber ducks all around town, and the event was a success. Not everyone who went on the hunt turned in their sheets, but out of the 50 who did, there were 25 winners. The winners were chosen randomly on a spinning wheel that was announced on Facebook.

Organizer Stacie Holzinger ...

Here Comes The General: Christopher Jackson Performs for Paper Mill Playhouse and You

In the run up to Saturday night’s Christopher Jackson: Live from the West Side, Jackson held a livestreaming press conference from his Westchester County home yesterday with journalists from the markets which hold the 17 regional theaters and community centers benefiting from this upcoming performance.

As a performer and songwriter, Jackson is halfway to EGOT status: he won a Grammy as ...

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Union County Launches Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program is returning next Wednesday, September 23 with “NJ Natives” a program focusing on wildlife original to the garden state, such as the spotted turtle and garter snake.  New programs will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time ...

Union County: Helping You Recycle Right

Recycling has been mandatory in New Jersey since 1987 but questions continually arise about recycling.  The Union County Bureau of Recycling wants residents to Recycle Right so here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Q:  What is ACCEPTABLE in my curbside bin?

A: Recycle all empty plastic bottles coded #1 & # 2, aluminum & steel (tin) cans, glass ...

Tips For Decluttering Before You Move

September 21, 2020

Whether you have just sold your house and are moving out, or you are moving into a home you just bought, moving is a headache. Most people have homes filled with stuff they may not have used in months and may have forgotten about until it becomes time to move. It is only then that we realize exactly how much random stuff we have and what we need to keep or toss.

If you begin prepping in ...

Things That Can Kill Your Home Sale

When you sell your home, you want it to sell quickly and get as much money as possible for the sale. Therefore, you want to use every advantage you have to make the house look great. There are some things that can make a buyer turn around and never come back, eventually reducing the price far too low just to get it to sell.

Here are some of the items that can make your house sale turn ...

5 Wellness Architecture Trends To Try

Wellness architecture is a trend that has been rising in popularity, especially since the novel coronavirus struck, making people spend much more time at home.

What Is Wellness Architecture?

Wellness architecture is a home design that focuses on improving your health, either mental or physical, on a holistic level.

While this can be a large, expensive project, you can also do this on a ...

You Can Still Buy A Home During The Pandemic, Thanks To Virtual Tours

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on the country and the economy since stay home orders have been issued to keep people home as much as possible. Throughout the country, businesses deemed nonessential have been temporarily closed to help prevent the spread of the virus. The real estate industry is considered essential — since people still need to be able to buy and sell their ...

Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band Plays Drive-In Concert at Union County VoTech in Scotch Plains

September 21, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ —B Street Band, the ever popular Bruce Springsteen tribute band, played a free “drive-in concert” at the Union County VoTech campus on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains on Sunday evening that had attendees honking in the dark.

Emcee Brian Remo encouraged the audience to honk their horns and flash their lights in appreciation of the performance since the ...

New Jersey Firefighters Battle California Wildfires

September 16, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- This weekend, 10 firefighters, three fire engines, and a support vehicle from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Forest Fire Service arrived safely in California to help battle the worst wildfires in recent memory.

“As Americans, we’re all in this together, and we stand with California,” Gov. Murphy said.

Check out the ...

As more teachers stay out of classrooms, schools struggle to find substitutes

September 21, 2020

Many teachers are retiring, asking for leave or not wanting to go to schools in person amid COVID-19 fears

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

There’s been a shortage of substitute teachers for years, but the ...

More schools switch to remote learning amid positive COVID-19 cases

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

With three teachers testing positive for COVID-19, Washington Township in Gloucester County joins the ranks of several districts across the state adjusting their reopening ...

Updated: TAPinto Kenilworth Readers Share Back-to-School Photos

KENILWORTH, NJ - The first day of school was unlike any other due to the global pandemic of COVID-19. TAPinto Kenilworth asked readers to send in their back-to-school photos, however, their children are learning. Please enjoy the 2020-2021 online gallery. 

 

 

 

 

Jersey Shore Outdoors: Fishing Update from Jim Hutchinson, Sr., September 19 Update

September 20, 2020

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — The New Jersey summer flounder season ends today, September 19, and with northeast winds gusting to 30-knots and seas of 5-6-feet, few, if any, boats fished on the final day.

Now that the fluke season is over, it is time to look to the fall and begin seeing what other fish are available. Many anglers are already getting their gear ready for the fall run.

NJSIAA Partners with NFL to Host Diversity Workshops for New Jersey High School Officials

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association), the governing body for high school sports in New Jersey, has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the NFL. The organization will host a two-day, virtual, diversity, bias, and cultural competence workshop for football game officials. The two-day session’s goal is to increase ...

Murphy, State Assembly and Senate Leaders Agree to Add ‘Millionaire’s Tax’ in Revised FY2021 Budget

September 18, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, alongside statewide leaders, today announced that the revised Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021) budget will raise the state’s gross income tax rate on income between $1 million and $5 million per year. 

The rate will increase from the current 8.97% to 10.75% for every dollar earned between $1 million and $5 million annually, bringing it in line with the ...

West Coast Wildfires Bring Smoke to Northeast Skies

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The prevailing haziness of the past few months is proving to be more than just mental today. That's because smoke from the massive wildfires impacting numerous locations along the West Coast of the United States has worked its way into the jetstream, creating a faint pall over East Coast skylines.

According to New York Metro Weather, "Visible satellite imagery shows ...

Long lines, frustrated drivers and maybe higher fees — lawmakers challenge NJ motor vehicle agency

Closed due to coronavirus, MVC is back with massive delays and a call by Gov. Phil Murphy to make some things more expensive

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Lawmakers grilled the head of the state’s beleaguered ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Abbey

September 21, 2020

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

Abbey is a 1.5-year-old Red Headed Pomsky. Part Siberian Husky, part Pomeranian (100% Honey Badger:) She loves long walks and terrorizing turtles and ducks at Nomehegan Park. She loves cookie dough Blizzards from Dairy Queen, Nutter Butter Cookies, and doesn’t eat her vegetables. Her claim to fame ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Bob

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

This is our cat, Bob Argentieri. He’s approximately four years old. We rescued him when he was just a kitten after a bad street fight with another cat. Bob enjoys meowing loudly at 4 am, sleeping most of the day, and laying in the window staring at birds and squirrels taunting him. He also ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pets of the Week: Leonard

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

Leonard is a four-year-old rescue from Eleventh Hour Rescue in Rockaway New Jersey. He is a mix of German Shepard, Lab, and Hound. He is my buddy on my long rides to Brearley where he spends his days at Happy Tailz Daycare. Lenny likes to visit the kids at school on days when he gets to and ...

New Kenilworth Commemorative Coverlet Features Local Historic Sites/Landmarks, Pays Tribute to First Responders, Veterans and Others

September 22, 2020

KENILWORTH, N.J., Sept. 16, 2020 – A beautiful new commemorative coverlet (throw) featuring many of Kenilworth’s prominent historic sites and landmarks, particularly those that represent first responders, the U.S. Postal Service, veterans and small businesses, is available on a pre-order basis from the Kenilworth Historical Society.  As with its predecessor, which was produced in ...