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Kenilworth Girl Scout Troop Completes Journey and Action Project Virtually

May 26, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ – Junior Girl Scout Troop 40460 finished their Journey and Action Project for the Saint Herbert’s Animal Welfare Center throughout the quarantine. Troop leaders Nina Vera and Anne Marie Ferrari stated that normally the project is done in a series of in-person meetings, but due to the coronavirus pandemic the girls accomplished it virtually.

The girls worked on the ...

Donations Needed for Kenilworth Food Pantries

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message from Kenilworth Recreation Program Administrator Kristin Boyle. 

It has come to my attention that during this past month our two local food pantries, Saint Theresa's and United Methodist, have managed to help provide for over 70 families. This is AMAZING and the need I fear will continue to increase during the next few weeks. The ...

FLAG of Kenilworth Tribute Video

KENILWORTH, NJ - To view the completed slideshow that honors Kenilworth town heroes, please see the following link https://bit.ly/2yWvGSF or go to the FLAG of Kenilworth Facebook page.

FLAG team member Stacie Holzinger who produced the video stated, “I would like to thank all the residents who sent in photos. Mostly, thanks to all the kiddies for the decorated bags ...

Light the Town in Blue

KENILWORTH, NJ - Saturday, May 16, beginning at noon, residents can drive or walk by Circle Park at Lincoln Drive to see the magnificent tribute to Kenilworth town heroes.

FLAG (Front Line Association Group) team members would like those who participate to wear a blue FLAG shirt, Kenilworth Strong, or any blue shirt you have. All police, fire, frontline heroes, are ...

Community Care Pantry at Ignite Methodist Church Opens for Those in Need

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest message from Pastor Nova Villa Vitug-Thomas.

The Community Care Pantry of Ignite Methodist Church located at 455 Boulevard, will be opened on Monday, May 18, from 4 PM-6 PM. All are welcome. Please park in the Church parking lot and stay in your car. We will give you a checklist that you can choose from to fill-up. We will then get your supplies and you ...

Virtual Zumba Fundraiser for FLAG of Kenilworth

KENILWORTH, NJ - Help support FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) of Kenilworth on Tuesday, May 19, at 7:00 p.m. joining virtual Zumba. This is an easy to follow, dance party fitness class that will help you get fit and stay active. Inspired by Latin music, the class is fun for the whole family, and at the same time raises funds for FLAG.

Zumba Live will be taught by ...

Last Call for FLAG of Kenilworth Lawn Signs

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message from FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) of Kenilworth team member Karlee McLoughlin. 

Good morning, Kenilworth ☀️

Good news! Because you’ve asked for it, Signarama has graciously agreed to keep producing FLAG of Kenilworth lawn signs through May 15th 😃

However, this is your FINAL CHANCE.
DO NOT MISS ...

UPDATED: New FLAG First Line Appreciation Group Message

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest update from one of the team members of FLAG of Kenilworth Karlee McLoughlin. 

16 days in and still climbing! Kenilworth, you rock! Together we’ve put more than $7,100 back into our local restaurants + lawn signs and t-shirt sales are supporting FLAG of Kenilworth and local businesses 🙌. Today is also the last day to order lawn signs and ...

Kenilworth Honors Heroes Lighting up the Town in Blue

KENILWORTH, NJ - FLAG of Kenilworth (First Line Appreciation Group) will be honoring heroes at the circle park located on Lincoln Avenue Saturday, May 16, 2020. First responders will be driving by while a live video streams on Facebook for the community to enjoy. The tribute includes luminary bags lit up in blue, a slideshow, and more.

FLAG team member Stacie Holzinger and ...

New FLAG First Line Appreciation Group Message

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest update from one of the team members of FLAG of Kenilworth Karlee McLoughlin. 

We couldn’t be more proud of our community and everyone who has contributed, near and far! We really had no expectations or any real sense of what the response might be.  

But Kenilworth, you have answered the call LOUD and CLEAR 

We HEAR you! We SEE ...

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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 Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

2020 4th of July Fireworks at Nomahegan Park and all Other Union County Parks Canceled

May 28, 2020

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
Plainfield fireworks ...

Harding Elementary Holds Virtual Spring Concert

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Harding Elementary School Music Program presented a virtual Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 13, via private Zoom Links. The concert was conducted in a sing-along/play-along format constructed by Harding music teachers Erin Conte and John Ondrey. Both teachers agreed that the students needed an opportunity to complete the goals that were set shortly after the ...

Light the Town in Blue

KENILWORTH, NJ - Saturday, May 16, beginning at noon, residents can drive or walk by Circle Park at Lincoln Drive to see the magnificent tribute to Kenilworth town heroes.

FLAG (Front Line Association Group) team members would like those who participate to wear a blue FLAG shirt, Kenilworth Strong, or any blue shirt you have. All police, fire, frontline heroes, are ...

Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

FLAG of Kenilworth Tribute Video

KENILWORTH, NJ - To view the completed slideshow that honors Kenilworth town heroes, please see the following link https://bit.ly/2yWvGSF or go to the FLAG of Kenilworth Facebook page.

FLAG team member Stacie Holzinger who produced the video stated, “I would like to thank all the residents who sent in photos. Mostly, thanks to all the kiddies for the decorated bags ...

State: Schools Should Consider Screening Graduation Guests For Fevers

May 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Schools should consider screening visitors with non-contact thermometers and excluding anyone with a fever exceeding 100.4, according to graduation ceremony guidelines released late Wednesday night by the State Department of Education.

The guidance outlines three options for K-12 school commencement ceremonies: virtual, drive-through/drive-in and modified in-person, outdoor ...

Whoopi Goldberg to Speak to Kean University's Class of 2020 at Virtual Commencement

UNION, NJ – Kean University has announced Whoopi Goldberg will speak to the Class of 2020 during a virtual Commencement ceremony on May 29. 

More than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students will attend the online event, which will feature musical performances, a virtual tassel turn, and speeches from Martin Luther King III, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, student leaders and ...

The Meaning of Memorial Day

KENILWORTH, NJ - What is Memorial Day? Memorial Day is celebrated yearly on the last week of May to remember those who have given their lives for our country. It is a day when we honor our fallen soldiers and those who have died in defense of freedom so that we may live today.

Memorial Day has been celebrated across our country since the early mid-1860s to remember those who had given ...

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Somerville Train Commuters Can Look Forward to Portal Bridge Upgrade

May 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that the Federal Railroad Administration has committed $91.5 million to help replace the century-old Portal Bridge across the Hackensack River, a vital span on the Northeast Corridor rail line shared by NJTRANSIT and Amtrak.

 "This is a huge win for our state, for our commuters and for the future of our economy, and quite frankly given ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

SUSSEX, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to eat ...

Ocean County Beach Season: What You Need to Know

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – People north of the Driscoll Bridge look to Memorial Day to begin their trek “go down the shore.”  For Ocean County residents, a visit to the sand and surf is more commonly referred to as hitting the beach. With just two weeks away, it is important to know about beach badges and the like.

In Southern Ocean County, Long Beach Island offers an assortment ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Ranger

May 26, 2020

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

Ranger was found on a breeder's page and I fell in love with him immediately. After my loss of my Collie Sasha, in October 2019, I was sad and wanted to get another Collie soon afterward. Ranger was a nine-month-old Tri-Color Collie when I purchased him. He is American Kennel Club registered and ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Siena

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

Siena is an eleven-year-old Golden Retriever who is super friendly and loves to have fun. She is still very playful and talkative. Siena likes to “talk” to remind her family to feed and walk her. Her favorite baseball team is the Los Angeles Angels and her favorite food is baby ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Annie

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

Annie Jackson is a four-year-old Cocker Spaniel Collie mix. She got her name from the Michael Jackson classic “Smooth Criminal” because of the famous phrase “Annie are you ok.” Annie loves bacon, chasing after balls, and licking her two-year-old human brother in the face. She is loyal ...

Correcting a tax return will sonn be easier -

May 29, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products.

Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the IRS for a number of years. It’s also been an ongoing request from the ...