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Ten Fun Facts About Independence Day

July 3, 2022

UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938, Congress changed it? (source: ACEI-Global). 

1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration of Independence
While Thomas Jefferson is often called the ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Kenilworth's David Brearley 2022 6th Grade Graduation

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please enjoy the photos of Harding's sixth grade graduation submitted by our readers.

Congratulations and best of luck in middle school!

 

Have a news tip, feedback or story idea? Email tcuppari@tapinto.net

TAPinto Kenilworth is Kenilworth's only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and ...

Kenilworth's David Brearley College Acceptances

KENILWORTH, NJ- Kenilworth Public Schools recently posted on their social media page the list of colleges that the graduates from the Class of 2022 would be attending along with the following message.

They're going places!

The members of the David Brearley High School Class of 2022 will attend college and trade schools, and head into the military and workforce. From coast to coast, ...

Kenilworth Class of 2022 Graduation Photo Album

KENILWORTH, NJ - The school year is over and TAPinto Kenilworth would like to congratulate all the students for their hard work and amazing accomplishments.

Please enjoy the online gallery of the Class of 2022 celebrating graduation. 

 

Have a news tip, feedback or story idea? Email tcuppari@tapinto.net

TAPinto Kenilworth is Kenilworth's only ...

Wonder Announces its First Ever Student of the Year Awards

Wonder, a new home dining experience serving 22 towns in New Jersey, has announced its first ever Student of the Year awards. The company is currently accepting nominations for 2022 high school graduates that exemplify Wonder’s core values of mastery, compassion, and courage.

"These communities have been so welcoming to us,” Wonder Senior Director of Marketing, Raina ...

Kenilworth's Harding Elementary Gives Back to Children's Hospitals

KENILWORTH, NJ - Students at Harding Elementary recently collected just over 120 pounds of crayons that will be used to make close to 600 new packs of crayons which will be used for various art programs at children's hospitals throughout the United States.

Harding Elementary worked with the organization The Crayon Initiative, a nonprofit that recycles used crayons and ...

Share Your 6th Grade Graduation Photos on TAPinto Kenilworth

KENILWORTH, NJ – Congratulations to all the sixth-grade graduates moving on up! TAPinto Kenilworth would like to feature your celebratory photos.

Email your pictures to tcuppari@tapinto.net and we'll add them to the 2022 online gallery.

Check back for more photos later.

 

Have a news tip, feedback or story idea? Email tcuppari@tapinto.net

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College Board Surprises Kenilworth High School Student with $40,000 Scholarship

KENILWORTH, NJ - On Friday, June 17, an assembly was held for the Class of 2023 at David Brearley to surprise one junior with a $40,000 scholarship for being a power-user of Big Future, an online college planning tool. To be eligible, students must access their College Board account and complete one or more of the six college planning steps. 

Students sat in anticipation before ...

Kenilworth Class of 2022: We Want Your Graduation Photos

KENILWORTH, NJ — To honor the many milestones reached this year TAPinto Kenilworth is asking residents to share their photos from all graduation events. 

TAPinto Kenilworth congratulates the Class of 2022 and wishes you all great success in your future endeavors. 

Please send all photos to tcuppari@tapinto.net by Thursday, June 23, at 5 p.m. and ...

They Did It! Congratulate Class of 2022 Graduates with Milestones on TAPinto Kenilworth

KENILWORTH, NJ - Graduation is here and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and free way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos. 

Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Union County Celebrates Plastic Free July by Asking Residents to "Take the Challenge"

The Union County Board of County Commissioners and Union County Clean Communities would like to encourage residents to celebrate and participate in Plastic Free July!

"Finding ways to go plastic free is easier than you think and residents can certainly do a lot on a personal level to help save the environment,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “The information ...

Milestones

Kenilworth sixth grade class

June 23, 2022

So proud of Kenilworth's 6th grade class!

Kenilworth sixth grade class

So proud of Kenilworth's 6th grade class!!

6th grade Kenilworth

Congratulations to the sixth grade class!
My son Jordan Rivera Is so excited to Move onto middle school!

Kenilworth Recap: Tony Siragusa, Jimmy Buff's 90th Anniversary, Pride at Two Ton & More

July 3, 2022

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

1. Kenilworth PD Announce Important Message Regarding Wake & Funeral Services for Hometown Hero Tony Siragusa

2. Kenilworth Mourns Local NFL Legend Tony Siragusa

3. JIMMY BUFF’S 90th Anniversary Celebration!

4. Kenilworth Borough Honors Late NFL ...

Kenilworth Public Library to Host Kick Off Summer Craft

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a special summer craft this Friday, July 1. This interactive event is for children ages four to nine years old from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Registration is required for each individual craft. To participate please call the library at 908-276-2451.

Ten Fun Facts About Independence Day

July 3, 2022

UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938, Congress changed it? (source: ACEI-Global). 

1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration of Independence
While Thomas Jefferson is often called the ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Kenilworth's David Brearley 2022 6th Grade Graduation

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please enjoy the photos of Harding's sixth grade graduation submitted by our readers.

Congratulations and best of luck in middle school!

 

Have a news tip, feedback or story idea? Email tcuppari@tapinto.net

TAPinto Kenilworth is Kenilworth's only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and ...

Kenilworth's David Brearley College Acceptances

KENILWORTH, NJ- Kenilworth Public Schools recently posted on their social media page the list of colleges that the graduates from the Class of 2022 would be attending along with the following message.

They're going places!

The members of the David Brearley High School Class of 2022 will attend college and trade schools, and head into the military and workforce. From coast to coast, ...

Kenilworth Police Department Celebrate 2022 Youth Academy Graduation

July 3, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Police Department held its annual Police Youth Academy graduation on Friday, July 1. There were about 50 students enrolled in grades eighth through twelfth in the graduating class making this a RECORD number of recruits.

This increasingly popular program provides area youth an opportunity to get an up close and personal look at law enforcement and ...

Kenilworth Youth Police Academy Update

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message from the Kenilworth Police Department regarding the 2022 Youth Academy.

The KPD Youth Academy has covered a lot of ground since Monday. Starting with an address by Chief Soos, physical fitness training, drill and ceremony, Union County SWAT demonstration, firearms training (airsoft), motor vehicle stops, Customs and Border Protection site visit ...

Remembering and Honoring Kenilworth's Hometown Hero Tony Siragusa

July 6, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - To honor and celebrate the life of the esteemed late Tony Siragusa a wake was held at The Church of Saint Theresa on June 28, 2022 with the funeral following the next day. 

According to Kenilworth's Chief of Police Fred Soos the officers working the detail estimated that approximately 5,000 people attended Tony’s wake on Tuesday and approximately 1,000 people ...

Kenilworth Rec to Host Softball Clinic with Head Brearley Coach Announces New Date

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message from the Kenilworth Recreation Center. 

The Softball Clinic has been rescheduled for July 13th. But it will have more instructors. 6-7:30pm. This is the first Girls Softball clinic of the Summer. Amy Efchak will be running pitching and fielding drills, and moving on during the summer it will get into hitting and other parts of the ...

George Washington Escaped Being Captured in New Brunswick, Thanks to Alexander Hamilton

July 4, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — George Washington was this close to being captured by British forces and presumably hanged as a traitor from a tree in New Brunswick.

So as you scarf down those barbecue wings, knock back a few cold ones and celebrate Independence Day, consider that the ragtag colonies’ struggle to break free from King George III’s sway could have ended 246 years ago ...

Fireworks: Know What's Legal and What's Not

SOMERSET  COUNTY, NJ - "According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half of those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries," said government officials in a message today.

To help ensure everyone has a safe and happy holiday, here is attached a flyer ...

Jersey Shore Weather Looking Good for 4th of July Weekend

BELMAR, NJ — Weather is looking good for this coming weekend in Belmar and the rest of the Jersey Shore.

Weather Channel is reporting temperatures in the low to mid 80s during the day and lows in the high 60’s through Monday. Skies should be sunny most days with some chance of rain or thunderstorms Saturday.

This weekend is second of the “Big Three” for small ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Don

July 6, 2022

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

Originally a stray on the mean streets of Milwaukee, Don has lived most of his 18 years as a spoiled wee king. World-famous, his likeness can be found on stickers plastered from New Jersey to London, via graffiti in Prague, and a mural in Charleston, South Carolina. With nicknames like Mr. Scruffaluffagus and ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Berkeley

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

Introducing Berkeley! Berkeley is a Great Dane, and most certainly lives up to that name. At about two years old, she weighs about 165 pounds! This does little however to deter her from jumping into laps cuddling anyway she can. She loves to go for long walks and play outside, but only if she can have ice ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Maya

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

Introducing Maya! Maya is about five years old, and was adopted from the SAVE shelter. She was given a DNA test, but her breed remains inconclusive. However, it is believed that she is a mix between a silky terrier and a yorkie! Like most dogs, Maya has quite a large appetite. Her favorite foods include ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

Division on Aging/ADRC Launches New Website

June 25, 2022

The Union County Department of Human Services announced today that the Division on Aging/ADRC has launched its redesigned website offering the public a streamlined site that is easier to use, with simpler navigation, new content, and interactive features. The website address is https://ucnj.org/dhs/aging/.

Among the many useful items the redesigned website features:

A more intuitive, ...