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Union County Residents: Make One Change

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is asking county residents to join a global initiative to reduce their plastic waste during the month of July, and hopefully long after.  Plastic Free July is a world-wide movement that encourages people to become part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can all have cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful litter-free ...

Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

“Union County ...

Wholesome Real Estate Advice Part 7

July 2, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ - Todd Wilkinson, Founder and Owner of FonHome Realty has created a video series highlighting scenarios for buyers and sellers to be wary of when entering into the real estate process. Watch Episode Five for his unique perspective.

My Journey into Who I AM

I came out at the age of 23. After my 1st tour to Iraq. Now in order to know how I got to that point, we have to go back away. I was born in Staten Island, New York to Mormon Parents. They converted right before I was born and their families were not happy with it but, they learned to accept it…somewhat.

I was born with a facial birth defect known as a Bilateral Cleft Lip and ...

Wholesome Real Estate Advice Part 6: Fair Market Value and Quality Agents

KENILWORTH, NJ - Todd Wilkinson, Founder and Owner of FonHome Realty has created a video series highlighting scenarios for buyers and sellers to be wary of when entering into the real estate process. Watch Episode Five for his unique perspective.

Milestones

'Love Always Wins': Kenilworth Couple Gets Married During Coronavirus Pandemic

June 22, 2020

The measures healthcare workers, Francesco Rizzo and James Duffy, have had to take in respect to the coronavirus pandemic during the happiest time of their lives has been, at times, surprising even to them. They had spent 528 days of wedding planning, selecting a venue, trying on tux's, and shopping for decor and details for their special day. But when the pandemic happened, ...

Kenilworth Twins Graduate College

Twins Christopher and Jonathan Zobek of Kenilworth recently graduated from college.

Christopher, Valedictorian of David Brearley's Class of 2016 graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University with a degree in Biology. During his time at Cornell, Christopher volunteered and traveled to Maine, where he took a class at the Shoals Marine Lab. He also worked as a field ...

Backyard Heroes Fireworks Featured in New York Times

July 3, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Backyard Heroes Fireworks was recently featured in the New York Times for the firework display that was donated to Union High School to celebrate the senior athletes. 

The premier consumer fireworks retailer is currently in its second season in business and offers the largest selection of consumer fireworks in New Jersey. All the products are ...

Kenilworth Playgrounds Reopen. What to Know.

KENILWORTH, NJ - Governor Murphy announced at his press briefing Wednesday, July, 1 that playgrounds were set to reopen on Thursday, July 2. 

Mayor Linda Karlovitch commented, “I hope everyone enjoys the parks. Please practice self-care by wearing masks and keeping your hands clean. Social distancing is still required. We must all practice social responsibility for our safety ...

"K-Town the Series" Hosts Saturday Evening Surprise

KENILWORTH, NJ - Resident Billy Hartmann, who is the writer, producer, and one of the main actors in the mob series “K-Town” will be going live today on Facebook with two of the cast members from Los Angeles. Hartmann and his crew will be filming from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. He will not divulge who he will be speaking with, but he says the two actors are "big ...

Celebrating the Fourth of July

July 4, 2020

The date is July 4, 1776, and the setting is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the room are 56 delegates from the thirteen colonies. The men chatter away unsure if they are about to make the right decision. Their act is considered treason, an act punishable by death. They are men of various trades, farmers, merchants, lawyers, and jurists, all gathered together about to make and change ...

Kenilworth Public Library Mad Science Workshops Update

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please note the Mad Science weekly workshops hosted by the Kenilworth Public Library has changed the time. The weekly workshops will be presented on Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for children ages four to twelve years old. Mad Science will offer each week a new STEM-related activity with suggestions for the experiment to be completed at ...

Murphy, DOE Issue School Guidance for School Reopenings in September

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Department of Education (DOE) Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet provided guidance for the reopening of schools in the fall during the governor's daily COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday, June 25. 

"Today, we're releasing guidance regarding the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year. As we conclude ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, July 9, 2:00 PM

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Virtual Magic Live

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Mon, August 17, 8:00 AM

Speech and Hearing Associates, Westfield

Summer Intensive Social Communication Program

Education Health & Wellness

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Tue, August 18, 8:00 AM

Speech and Hearing Associates, Westfield

Summer Intensive Social Communication Program

Education Health & Wellness

Search Party Ends in Treasure Recovery at Barnegat Bay Beach

July 3, 2020

BARNEGAT, NJ – A Barnegat man using a metal detector came to the rescue of a distraught township resident -who lost her rings at the Barnegat Bay Beach.  Alicia Bivens says she offered Tom Panik a reward for recovering her treasured keepsakes, but he refused to take it.

“He told me just to pay it forward,” said Alicia. “He had the biggest smile after he saw how ...

Montclair Hires New Assistant Superintendent with Ties to Parker; Current Board Member in Union Twp.

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Five days before the departure of Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker, a new Assistant Superintendent was approved by the Board during the June 25 meeting.

Kalisha Morgan will begin her duties as Assistant Superintendent in Montclair Public Schools on Monday, July 6 at $178,000 a year salary, according to the Board resolution.

Since July of 2018, Morgan has ...

Goodbye Interim Parker, Hello Superintendent Ponds: Montclair Schools Welcomes New Superintendent

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker bids farewell to the Montclair Public Schools. Tuesday, June 30 was his last day in the district.

Parker's tenure in Montclair was riddled with controversy. He came to the district in August of 2019, after the unexpected resignation of Kendra Johnson.

Then, in the fall of 2019, Parker came under fire after having stated during a ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pets of the Week: Athena and Angelina

July 2, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet Athena and Angelina Kenilworth's TAPinto Pets of the Week!

Meet Athena Minerva and Angelina Artemis, two toy poodle sisters that are the latest additions to the Han Family. Athena Minerva was the first to join the family shortly after they lost their Bichon Rylee at the age of 13. Athena, aged two and a half, lives up to the meaning of her name, ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Tucker

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

Tucker Zawacki is our new eleven- week old golden doodle. He loves to go to the park, chase the birds, and stop and say hello to anyone that comes along. He is very lovable and playful. Tucker enjoys his treats and favorite doggie peanut butter and banana ice cream. Tucker is a joy to have in our ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Daphne

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

Daphne Lauren Linton Reneau is a twelve-pound Shiba-Chi. This accomplished cuddler is equally at home at the beach or at a cocktail party. She appreciates all kinds of music (mostly jazz; mostly Ella Fitzgerald) and dances the two-step on her hind legs. A friend of hummingbirds and butterflies, she is ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Kathy Cryan of TAPinto Union

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of July 2020 is Kathy Cryan, who owns and operates TAPinto Union.  With a background in business, Cryan has amassed a very large readership, routinely breaking 150,000 pageviews per month with more than 3,500 residents subscribed to the free daily newsletter and almost 5,000 followers on Facebook, while building a profitable online ...

NJ Human Services to Deliver Special Food Assistance Benefits to Children Starting Next Week

July 3, 2020

Benefits to be Delivered Starting July 8;

Many SNAP Recipients to Also Receive July Benefits Boost

(TRENTON) –  The New Jersey Department of Human Services today announced that special food assistance benefits will be delivered starting next week to children who normally would have received free or reduced-price school meals if not for COVID-19 school closures.

The ...