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Friday's COVID-19 Numbers from New Jersey and Kenilworth

April 17, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Friday.

There were 3,791 new PCR cases reported and 775 antigen tests, with 41 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 852,330 positive PCR cases, 119,452 positive antigen cases, and 22,502 deaths, and 2,592 probable COVID-19 ...

COVID Funeral Assistance Program Now Open

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program is now open and will continue through the foreseeable future.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, FEMA will now provide assistance for funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020 for someone who died of Covid-19 or coronavirus-related causes. The program is an opportunity for ...

American Sign Language Interpreters Available at COVID-19 Vaccine Megasites

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals Can Access Interpreters During Vaccination at the Six Megasites

(TRENTON) – The Murphy Administration today announced that deaf and hard of hearing individuals are able to ask for an American Sign Language interpreter when receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at the state’s six vaccine megasites to assist with communication access during the vaccination ...

'No One Who Has Received the J&J Vaccine Should Panic or Worry': Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause in the distribution of J&J vaccine "out of an abundance of ...

New Jersey Pauses Delivery of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Awaiting Further 'Guidance' from Federal Government

TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

The health agencies today issued a pause in the vaccine’s ...

Friday's COVID-19 Numbers from New Jersey and Kenilworth

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Friday afternoon.

There were 3,523 new PCR cases reported and 952 antigen tests, with 43 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 831,260 positive PCR cases, 115,244 positive antigen cases, and 22,253 deaths, and ...

Murphy Announces Latest COVID Figures and Vaccination Totals

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated.

"We are now 40% to our initial goal of 4.7 million individuals fully vaccinated by June 30th," ...

Murphy Announces All Individuals Ages 16+ Will be Eligible for Vaccination on April 19, Reports Latest COVID Figures

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1.

The state’s phased vaccination rollout has successfully administered 4.7 million doses of vaccine ...

Despite Vaccines, Latest Models Predict Rising COVID-19 Before Slow Decline

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

NJ SPOTLIGHT-- New Jersey is now in its third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, according to state officials, with new COVID-19 cases likely to continue ...

Friday's COVID-19 Figures from New Jersey, per Gov. Murphy & Kenilworth Numbers

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Friday afternoon.

There were 3,972 new PCR cases reported and 934 antigen tests, with 26 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 807,9701 positive PCR cases, 110,981 positive antigen cases, and 22,047 deaths, and ...


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Kenilworth Recap: Merck Tax Appeal, Sidewalk Permit Waived, EMTs Honored & More

April 18, 2021

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

Kenilworth Councilman Releases Statement Regarding Merck Tax Appeal

Kenilworth EMTs Honored with Mayoral Proclamation

Kenilworth Borough Council Waives Sidewalk Café Permit Fee for 2021

Kenilworth Mayor's Report: Dispatch Services, Housing & ...

Union County’s Inclusive Activity Series Continues with Virtual Dance Party and Bubble Trouble, April 23 + 25

Free community events in celebration of Autism Acceptance Month.

In recognition of April as Autism Acceptance Month, the Union County Board of Commissioners presents a new edition of free online programming for persons with disabilities and special needs, featuring interactive fun for the whole family. The series is hosted by the Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special ...

NJ State Police Accepting Recruit Applications Until Midnight Friday April 23

April 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey State Police are currently looking for individuals who want to join their century-old elite police force. 

The agency has more than 120 career paths with specialized training opportunities. State Troopers earn a starting salary of almost $65,000 per year with pension, health and life insurance benefits for 14-day work months. There are ...

Kenilworth EMTs Honored with Mayoral Proclamation

KENILWORTH, NJ - At the April 14 council meeting, Mayor Linda Karlovitch presented a Mayoral Proclamation to recognize the dedicated work of the Kenilworth EMTs, many of whom are unpaid volunteers, who tirelessly continue to serve on the front lines of our nation's war on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those who were honored were Captain Laura Corveleyn, Lieutenant Elizabeth Toro, ...

Kenilworth Public Schools COVID-19 Weekly Dashboard April 12- 16

April 18, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Board of Education posted the following data regarding the weekly coronavirus update in the public schools for the week of April 12 through April 16, 2021.

Harding Elementary School

Total enrollment 664 

Number of students officially on record as Remote Learning 196 

Total number of COVID cases reported to the school district this week* ...

On Hold for Now, Statewide Tests Coming in Fall

Schools get details of plan to postpone standardized tests and word on what to expect in the new school year.

 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

The Murphy administration has wrapped up its plans to postpone ...

David Brearley Middle/High School Announces 2nd Marking Period Honor Roll

KENILWORTH, NJ - David Brearley Middle School and High School announced the students who have qualified for Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.

DBMHS recognizes student achievement every marking period at the two levels.

To be named to the honor roll, the minimum requirements are two course grades of (80-84) if all other grades ...

Wrestling: Bears Take on the Tigers

April 6, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Bears have been busy preparing and are looking forward to the wrestling match today, April 6, when they challenge the Tigers. 

The match will take place at Linden High School at 4:30 p.m.

The match will be live-streamed via this LINK

What Do You Think of the New Jersey Bear Hunt?

April 17, 2021

Governor Murphy has declared that the bear hunt is over. Many representatives in the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly disagree with his position. Where does the public stand on the issue?

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ — In 2014 Pedals the black bear became famous for sauntering upright through suburbs in northwest New Jersey.  Occasionally seen dipping down to rest or ducking into ...

Prancer: The Best Pet Adoption Request Ever?

MIDDLETOWN, NJ -  This a story about Prancer. He's a bit angry. However, he needs a little love, and maybe it's going to come from you. Regardless, Prancer is helping the great work at The Second Chance Pet Adoption League - they are a place to check out, so you can rescue a furry friend. You can find them right here on Facebook Groups.

This story and is sure to ...

$5K Reward Offered For Information in Newark Homicide

NEWARK, NJ – Essex County authorities are offering a reward totaling $5,000 to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of those connected to a Newark October homicide. 

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the killing of Nazim Cheek, 19, of Newark, who was fatally shot ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pets of the Week: Jr and Susy

April 12, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet Kai, Jr and Tracie Kenilworth's TAPinto Pets of the Week!

Jr is a six-year-old rescue who likes to walk around like a Victoria's Secret model. Susy is 13, and also a rescue. She snores so loud it sounds like she is having a bad dream most of the time. But she's not. Both cats love Temptation Treats and chicken burritos. They like to lie around most ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pets of the Week: Kai, Alex and Tracie

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet Kai, Alex and Tracie Kenilworth's TAPinto Pets of the Week!

Kai is a German Shephard mix from a rescue and about seven years old. His favorite thing is to socialize with people, dogs, and go on walks. Alex is three years old and is a German Shephard and Belgian Shephard mix. His favorite things are to play fetch and tug of war with ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Chloe

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

Chloe is a three-year-old, F1 Mini Goldendoodle. She was born in Florida, so it’s no surprise that she loves spending time outside. The mention of the word “walk” sends her straight into zoomies. We now only spell the word when communicating among humans (I think she’s catching on ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Fred Soos Chief of Police

March 29, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Fred Soos. The newly appointed Chief of Police.  

Born and raised in Kenilworth, Fred Soos is a man of many trades and interests.

A diligent and assiduous student, Soos completed his undergraduate studies at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In 1991 he decided to open a deli with his older ...

TAPinto TV Wins Twice at Garden State Film Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto TV, a medium-based franchise owned by East Main Media’s Brian Brodeur, won two Garden State Film Festival Awards.

The franchise’s “HomeGrown” series won awards for Best Television Show and Best Original Score from a Television Show.

“HomeGrown” is a series produced by East Main Media that follows host Stephanie Willoughby as ...

Post-Pandemic Marketing

Small business owners have a lot to think about, but navigating a global pandemic was likely not chief among their worries. Now that we are close to the end of one, local businesses are facing a host of challenges. Communicating effectively with customers and clients has never been more important. 

What changed in the pandemic?

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily ...

TAPinto to Host Panel Discussion on Current State of Real Estate in New Jersey

Are you looking for insights into the current real estate boom happening in New Jersey? 

Are you interested in buying a new home or property in the near future but don’t know what to expect?

Are you looking for a mortgage or interested in learning about the refinancing process?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, The Current State of the New Jersey ...

TAPinto Franchise Case Study: Bobbie Peer, TAPinto Berkeley Heights, Mountainside and New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Bobbie Peer has established herself as a power house marketer for local businesses in western Union County. 

The Berkeley Heights resident, who started with TAPinto back in 2013 as part of the company’s expansion efforts, has morphed into a three-site franchise owner with hopes of continued growth in the future.

“I was looking for a career that involved ...

Join the Fun "Boots not Suits" Earth Day Event in Union County, April 22

April 16, 2021

Via Groundwork Elizabeth:​

In 1962, Rachel Carson wrote “Silent Spring,” a book which raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and the inextricable links between pollution and public health. Not long after, in 1970, Earth Day was established as a formal way of recognizing the value of a clean and healthy environment and since then it has been ...