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Pinkie’s Cupcake Café Athletes of the Week: Catherine Goger and Josh Kratzer

June 16, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - Catherine Goger and Josh Kratzer have been named this week's Athletes of the Week. 

Catherine Goger is a senior and has been on the Varsity Javelin Team for all four years. She recently made school history at the Conference Championship on May 24 when she won the Union County title in javelin. Catherine beat her own school record by throwing a ...

Pinkie’s Cupcake Café Athletes of the Week: Matt Hart and Olivia Velez

KENILWORTH, NJ - Matt Hart and Olivia Velez have been named this week's Athletes of the Week. 

NOTE: The Athletes of the Week are chosen by David Brearley Middle High School Coaches. 

Matt Hart is a junior at David Brearley and has been playing baseball and soccer since he was five years old. “Even though I enjoy soccer, baseball is my all-time favorite. Not only do ...

Pinkie’s Cupcake Café Athletes of the Week: Isabella Casolaro and Robbie Zack

KENILWORTH, NJ - Isabella Casolaro and Robbie Zack have been named this week's Athletes of the Week. 

Isabella Casolaro is a senior at David Brearley High School and has been a cheerleader and played softball since the Pop Warner and T-ball days. She has been on the fall and competition cheerleading team since her freshman year in addition to being on the Varsity Softball ...

Pinkie’s Cupcake Café Athletes of the Week: Nick Manee and Madison Pierce

KENILWORTH, NJ - Nick Manee and Madison Pierce have been named this week's Athletes of the Week. 

Nick Manee is a senior at David Brearley and has been playing baseball since he was just four years old. “My best sport memory is playing with the guys that I have been playing with since I was 5 years old.” Nick also loves to play hockey with friends and play pick-up ...

Pinkie’s Cupcake Café Athletes of the Week: Samantha and Madison Dias & Vaughn Marranca

KENILWORTH, NJ - Samantha and Madison Dias & Vaughn Marranca have been named this week's Athletes of the Week. 

Madison and Samantha love sports. They both have been playing soccer for eight years and each play for their club team and on the varsity team at David Brearley. This March the Dias twins decided to take up track. Madison says her best sports memory was ...

Pinkie’s Cupcake Café Athletes of the Week: Sean Budis and Cassidy Charles

KENILWORTH, NJ - Sean Budis and Cassidy Charles have been named this week's Athletes of the Week. 

Sean Budis is a freshman at David Brearley who pitches and plays first base for the varsity team. He has been playing baseball since he was just four years old. Sean loves playing baseball and basketball, however he did not play basketball this year because he really wanted to ...

Pinkie’s Cupcake Café Athletes of the Week: Juliana Ballesteros and Thomas Pugliese

KENILWORTH, NJ - Juliana Ballesteros and Thomas Pugliese have been named this week's Athletes of the Week. 

Juliana Ballesteros is a freshman at David Brearley and first joined the track team in the winter season. “I’ve grown to love the sport and now I’m a varsity athlete for track and soccer for the school. I’m super excited to see what I do with ...

Pinkie’s Cupcake Café Athletes of the Week: Brianna Bowles and Tom Scanio

KENILWORTH, NJ - Brianna Bowles and Tom Scanio have been named this week's Athletes of the Week. 

Brianna Bowles is a senior at David Brearley High School. She plays shortstop for the Bears softball team and is also the captain. “I’ve been playing softball since I was in first grade. Some of my best memories are when I hit my first home run over the fence as a ...

Pinkie’s Cupcake Café Athletes of the Week: Colleen Hannon and Quinn Lonergan

KENILWORTH, NJ - Colleen Hannon and Quinn Lonergan have been named this week's Athletes of the Week. 

Colleen Hannon is a junior at David Brearley High School and in her third year of playing softball for the Bears. She is a pitcher and plays second base. Colleen starting playing softball when she was in kindergarten. “One of my best memories in softball was beating the ...

Pinkie’s Cupcake Café Athletes of the Week: Olivia Velez and Sammy Luna

KENILWORTH, NJ - Olivia Velez and Sammy Luna have been named this week's Athletes of the Week. 

Olivia Velez is a sophomore at David Brearley and also in the Union County Vocational Technical School Cosmetology shared program. She hopes to become a cosmetologist one day and says she really enjoys learning about hair at cosmetology school. Olivia started cheer when she was ...

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TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

Kenilworth Recap: Communitywide Garage Sale, Crash on Parkway, Monkeypox & More

August 14, 2022

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

1. Van Crashes on Garden State Parkway After Woman Falls from Moving Vehicle Kenilworth Emergency Personnel Joins at Scene

2. Lawsuit Claims Union County Police ‘Old Boys Club’ Members Get Pass on Misconduct

3. Monkeypox: Union County Reports 24 ...

Kenilworth Public Library to Present Mad Science Workshop: 3,2,1 Blast Off

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting the Mad Science Workshop: 3,2,1 Blast Off on Thursday, August 11, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Children ages four to twelve years old are invited to register for this interactive science workshop presented by Mad Science of Northeast New Jersey.

Kenilworth residents may begin to register one week prior to each ...

Kenilworth Public Schools Proposal for Strategic Improvements

August 11, 2022

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

School science labs are incubators for creative thinking and problem solving ... just the type of life skills that lead to success.

Kenilworth’s bond proposal includes a high-tech science wing for Brearley HS students and exclusive use of existing ...

E-Sports Arena in Warren? MUJC Cuts the Ribbon at Warren’s Developmental Learning Center

WARREN, NJ — What started with a generous donation, an idea, and an immediate response of,” let’s do it!,” turned into a state of the art E-Sports arena at the Morris Union Jointure Commission’s (MUJC) Developmental Learning Center(DLC) in Warren. 

And on Wednesday, the ribbon was officially cut to open the arena.

The donation came from Robert “ ...

Kenilworth Board of Education to Hold Regular Meeting Tonight

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Board of Education is scheduled to hold its next regular meeting tonight Monday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m. This meeting will take place in the Board Conference Room at David Brearley Middle/High School located at 401 Monroe Avenue.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED & WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE. (Public Portion only).

The ...

Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad Announce Passing of Beloved EMT

August 14, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad recently announced the following message on their social media about the sudden passing of Dana Krueger.  

It is with deep sadness that the Kenilworth, NJ Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad announces the sudden passing of EMT Dana Krueger. EMT D. Krueger joined the Kenilworth Fire Department in May ...

Summit Man Found Unresponsive Outside Train Station Passes Away

SUMMIT, NJ - A 35-year-old Summit man found unresponsive and lying on a bench outside the Summit train station has died, the City has announced.

The Summit Police Department responded to a report of an unconscious man at a bus stop outside the Summit train station at approximately 2:50 a.m. today (Aug. 12). Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive male lying on a bench and ...

Triumph for Kenilworth's Twin Kicks Karate at 2022 AAU Taekwondo Junior Olympics

August 3, 2022

Greensboro, North Carolina - Team Jean- Paul Panizza (Team JP) of Twin Kicks Karate had 14 competitors compete in the 2022 AAU Taekwondo Junior Olympics in Greensboro, North Carolina on Saturday, July 30, 2022.  The instructors that made up Team JP were Bryan Panizza- Kenilworth, Maddie Capiro- Kenilworth and Jean Paul Panizza- Kenilworth.

Team JP came home with two grand champions ...

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NJ State Troopers Save 3 Puppies in a 10-Feet Deep Trench

August 14, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- New Jersey State Troopers assigned to Troop "C" Hamilton Station are being credited with rescuing three puppies after responding to a complaint.

The puppies had wandered off into the woods and fallen down an irrigation ditch about 10 feet underground. 

In a social media post praising the action of the Troopers, the State Police noted that "we do not ...

NJ Man Charged with Stealing $250K in Property from Police Department Where He Worked for 21 Years

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — A 21-year veteran employee with the Robbinsville Township Police Department, Eric Coran, was charged on Friday with allegedly stealing and selling property and equipment valued at more than $250,000 owned by the police department for personal gain. 

Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri and Robbinsville Township Police Chief Michael Polaski ...

Mount Laurel's Camille Wows America's Got Talent with Singing Skills

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ -- A talented young woman from Mount Laurel showed the country her performance abilities recently on "America's Got Talent" and impressed even the toughest judge Simon Cowell. 

The 16-year-old Camille K. (her last name was not published by the television program) recently performed on the August 2 episode of "America's Got ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Daisy

August 12, 2022

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

Daisy Mae is a country dog from Texas who loves to chew bones and sticks, lay on her bed, and be the center of attention. She loves when you give her carrots, peanut butter, bones or sticks, and lots of belly rubs. Whenever Daisy goes outside she returns with something to tell us where she went. This dog ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Smalls

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

Introducing Smalls Reinertsen! Smalls is a Tri Merle Bernedoodle. At four months old he is currently enrolled in courses to obtain his CGC, Canine Good Citizen because he really wants to be a good boy.

Likes: Just about everything and anyone.

Favorite Movie: The Sandlot

Best Friends: Benny the ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pets of the Week: The Farm Team

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet the Farm Team Kenilworth's TAPinto Pets of the Week!

This week we are changing things up and featuring our first ever farm team. Living on the Olive Branch, a farm in Maryland all these pets make up one big happy family. Even though each animal is very different the whole team gets along great! Some of their distinctive qualities and favorite things to ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...