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Pictures from the COVID-19 Battlefront: The Team at Holy Name Medical Center at Work

March 30, 2020

Special to TAPinto. 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.

Photojournalist Jeff Rhode’s images of doctors, nurses, EMTs, and custodial staffers at Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck in hard-hit Bergen ...

Twelve Confirmed Cases of Coronoavirus in Kenilworth, Important Statement from Mayor

KENILWORTH, NJ – Please see the important message from Mayor Linda Karlovitch.

As we continue to battle against Coronavirus, I would like to update our residents. Currently, there are 13,386 positive cases in NJ and 896 in Union County. The last update from our health department we have 12 positive cases in Kenilworth. Many of you are asking who these people are, due to privacy laws ...

NJ Governor Considers Mortgage Forbearance & Possible Partial State Quarantine During Coronavirus Epidemic

TRENTON, NJ - The governor announced help for those who may be struggling with mortgage payments and the possibility of a further New Jersey quarantine in his daily press conference today about COVID-19.

Financial institutions will provide mortgage forbearance and financial protections for New Jerseyans facing economic hardship as a result COVID-19, according to an announcement by ...

"K-Town the Series" Releases Cast Support Video for Coronavirus Pandemic

KENILWORTH, NJ - “K-Town,” a modern-day Sopranos TV series that was set to film at the end of March, has released a video to support everyone dealing with the quarantine and global pandemic of coronavirus. Billy Hartmann who is the co-writer, producer, and director stated, "we wanted to do something special to get the word out about the seriousness of the ...

NJ Announces Mortgage Payment Relief, Financial Protections During COVID-19 Epidemic

TRENTON – Financial institutions will provide mortgage forbearance and financial protections for New Jerseyans facing economic hardship as a result COVID-19, according to an announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy today.

“Millions of hardworking New Jerseyans are suffering financial losses through no fault of their own as a result of the economic downturn brought on by ...

Kenilworth's Tree City Spirits Makes and Donates Hand Sanitizer to First Responders

KENILWORTH, NJ - Rich Bentrewicz, co-founder and owner of Tree City Spirits is taking a philanthropic lead to the current Coronavirus pandemic. He has been making his very own Tree City hand sanitizer and donating it to first responders and health care providers. Tom Deangelis, who is a firefighter for the Kenilworth Department and Rescue Squad, recently came to Tree City to pick up 75 four-ounce ...

Gov. Murphy: on FEMA Assistance, Help for NJ Small Businesses, and More

NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy announced at his Thursday press conference that federal emergency aid has been made available for New Jersey through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to supplement state and local recovery efforts affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The action makes federal funding available for Crisis Counseling for affected individuals; ...

Cranford Resident With COVID-19 Dies, Town's Cases Rise to 27

CRANFORD - During his daily COVID-19 update to the town on Thursday afternoon, Mayor Patrick Giblin announced that Cranford has suffered its first coronavirus-related death. 

"It's with great sadness that I confirm this afternoon that one of our residents has passed away from the COVID-19 virus," said Mayor Giblin. "On behalf of the Township, I extend our deepest ...

Third ShopRite Employee in NJ Tests Positive for COVID-19

GARWOOD, NJ - Another employee of a ShopRite supermarket in New Jersey has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Shop-Rite of Garwood made the announcement on its Facebook page late Wednesday night.

Earlier in the week, ShopRite stores in Newark and Morristown announced one of their employees at each store had also been tested positive for COVID-19.

The Facebook post ...

Message from Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Regarding Coronavirus

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest update from Kenilworth's Boulevard Veterinary Clinic. 

To minimize social interaction we are asking our clients to stay in their vehicles and give a call once they arrive.
A technician will come outside to admit the patient
A doctor will the client to discuss the medical findings.
  We will be offering curbside service for ...

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Kenilworth Participates in The Front Steps Project

April 1, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ – As the number of coronavirus cases rise and families across America are confined to their home, finding enjoyment and optimism becomes more stressful each day. That is why Needham, Massachusetts photographer Carla Soulia, and marketing consultant Kristen Collins started #thefrontstepsproject to bring joy to the community and to celebrate family.

Soulia began ...

Updated Kenilworth Hosts Kids Art Gallery Show

KENILWORTH, NJ – Stacie Holzinger, a Kenilworth resident and first-grade teacher in Long Hill, has come up with the idea to have a Kenilworth Kids Art Show. Holzinger wants to do something uplifting and creative for the children during this tough and stressful time due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please see the following details from Holzinger below. 

Get those creative ...

"K-Town the Series" Releases Cast Support Video for Coronavirus Pandemic

KENILWORTH, NJ - “K-Town,” a modern-day Sopranos TV series that was set to film at the end of March, has released a video to support everyone dealing with the quarantine and global pandemic of coronavirus. Billy Hartmann who is the co-writer, producer, and director stated, "we wanted to do something special to get the word out about the seriousness of the ...

Important Message from the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad About Social Distancing and Coronavirus

March 21, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest message from the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

The Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad would like to remind you to “Just Stay Home.” Wash your hands for twenty seconds, avoid touching your face and wipe down surfaces that see frequent use (doorknobs, light switches, faucets and toilet handles, etc). We are all ...

Springfield Police Investigate Possible Case of Flu-Like Symptoms at Morris Turnpike Shop-Rite

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Earlier this afternoon, officers from the Springfield Police Department directed shoppers out of the Shop-Rite on Morris Turnpike, due to an abundance of caution from a person reported to have flu-like symptoms in the store.

According to a person who was at the scene, officers requested that shoppers exiting the store give them their name and contact information, so ...

No Standardized Tests for New Jersey Students this Year

March 25, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – The Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education, Lamont Repollet announced today in a letter to school superintendents and administrators the spring testing have been canceled.

"We are pleased with the decision," Sparta Assistant Superintendent Patrick McQueeney said. "This decision removes one more burden that staff and administrators were ...

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Man Claims Infection, Coughs on Supermarket Worker

March 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – When a Manalapan supermarket worker concerned about the coronavirus asked a shopper to keep his distance, the man said he was infected with the virus, leaned in and coughed on the employee, officials said today.

The shopper, George Falcone, 50, of Freehold, ended up being charged with third-degree terroristic threats and other offenses, said state Attorney General Gurbir ...

COVID-19 in Montclair: Two Deaths, Five Confirmed Cases

MONTCLAIR, NJ - As of Thursday, there have been five confirmed COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus-related deaths in Montclair, officials confirm. 

According to a release, the Montclair Department of Health and Human Services reports the current number of positive COVID-19 cases in Montclair is five.

Officials wrote, "Two of the positive cases have expired – one a ...

Uneployment Benefit Applications Soar in Wake of Murphy's Social Distancing Measures

NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy’s moves to promote social distancing in an effort to slow the spread coronavirus COVID-19 has had a sudden and powerful side effect on the state’s job market.

 Murphy said Tuesday that a record number of New Jersey residents applied for unemployment insurance benefits on Monday.

In fact, so many went online to sign up that it crashed the ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Hunter

March 30, 2020

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

Hunter is a loveable rescue from Brooklyn, the Italian section of course.He is five years young. He loves country music, preferably FGL. His favorite team is the Brearley Bears and anything his big brothers play. This year he was the assistant coach for Brearley’s Powder Puff game. He loves ...

Kenilworth Celebrates National Puppy Day

KENILWORTH, NJ - Monday, March 23, 2020, is National Puppy Day! Please enjoy the online photo album of Kenilworth puppies. 

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Olaf

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

Olaf was born on October 16, 2019. Olaf was adopted by the Naya family on February 22, 2020, after their sixteen-year-old poodle mix Fluffy passed away.  He weighs eight pounds and is a Maltese mix. He is a kind, gentle dog that enjoys playing with his toys. Since his adoption less than a month ...

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