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Kenilworth Cub Scout Pack Gives Back to Community

May 7, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - On Thursday, May 6, members of Cub Scout Pack 83 rallied together to conduct a trash pick-up along the Boulevard. 

The Cubs made their way collecting waste from Borough Hall to Harding Elementary School. “Besides having fun working together, the boys learned about giving back to the community through service and how great things can be accomplished if ...

Union County Offers “Grab & Go” Meals at Kenilworth Senior Center

The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that box-lunch meals will be available to seniors beginning in May, through the “Grab and Go” program. The program is run through the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection, in the Department of Human Services.

“This alternative dining option will provide seniors with access to ...

Light Kenilworth Blue for Autism Awareness Month

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Louis DeMondo Civic Association is working to help residents light Kenilworth blue to observe Autism Awareness Month. For the month of April, the nonprofit is distributing free blue light bulbs to residents to switch out their front porch lights. 

DeMondo and his association are spreading this awareness as 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with an autism ...

Blood Drive Held at Kenilworth VFW is a Success

KENILWORTH, NJ - The April blood drive hosted by the Kenilworth Board of Health with the American Red Cross was a great success.

People from and around the community came to give back and donate their blood on Monday, April 12, between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. All 62 pre-scheduled donor appointments were filled prior to the event. There were 11 walk-ins, but due to short ...

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Union County Presents Free "Shadows of the 60's" Drive-In Concert

May 6, 2021

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that the Motown tribute band Shadows of the 60’s will headline a free, live drive-in concert at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

The event is free, but registration is required online in advance to reserve a spot. Reservations will be available on a first come, first serve basis ...

Dream Factory Balloons Photo of the Week: Teacher Appreciation Week

KENILWORTH, NJ - TAPinto Kenilworth loves photos. Here is the latest Photo of the Week!

The Harding PTO is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. Taken by Ice Cream Creations, this lovely collage shows Harding teachers and staff enjoying their well-deserved treats at school. 

Thanks for sharing!

Submit your fantastic Kenilworth photos of kids, school, ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Detective Ryan Kernan

May 8, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Detective Ryan Kernan.

Born and raised in Kenilworth, Kernan wanted to be a police officer since he was around seven years old. “For me being a police officer was what I was born into. I really believe God gave the gift or natural ability to serve.”

Kernan’s grandfather George Kernan Jr became a Kenilworth Police officer shortly after he ...

KPD Youth Police Academy to Take Place This Summer

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Police Department is looking forward to welcoming back the KPD Youth Police Academy this summer that will be held at David Brearley Middle High School.

The academy will take place June 28 through July 2, from 9 a.m to 2:30 p.m. If your child would like to participate, fill out and print the application above and return it in-person ...

David Brearley Class of 2021's Jack Balwierczak is Headed to the US Marines Corps

May 8, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - Jack Balwierczak is leaving for the United States Marine Corps in the fall to serve the country. 

TAPinto Kenilworth congratulates Jack and the entire Class of 2021. Wishing you all much success in your future endeavors.

If you would like to feature your future graduate send your submissions to tcuppari@tapinto.net. Please include photo credit ...

David Brearley Class of 2021's Katia Flosa is Headed to Ramapo College of New Jersey

KENILWORTH, NJ - Katia Flosa will be attending Ramapo College of New Jersey Honors Program School of Nursing with a minor in psychology.

TAPinto Kenilworth congratulates Katia and the entire Class of 2021. Wishing you all much success in your future endeavors.

If you would like to feature your future graduate send your submissions to ...

David Brearley Class of 2021's Sara Pantano is Headed to Rowan University

KENILWORTH, NJ - Sara Pantano will be attending Rowan University. Determined and with clear ideas, she wants to devote herself to the study of psychology and law. 

TAPinto Kenilworth congratulates Sara and the entire Class of 2021. Wishing you all much success in your future endeavors.

If you would like to feature your future graduate send your submissions ...

Varsity Softball: Unbeatable Bears Win Again

May 6, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Brearley varsity softball team is going strong having not lost a game the entire season so far. Their current record stands 7-0 in the Sky Division Union County Conference.

At their last game on May 3, they had another fantastic triumph defeating the Rahway Indians 12-2. 

Head coach Amy Efchak is extremely proud of her team and commented that ...

Softball: Bears Remain Undefeated

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Brearley varsity softball team is having an incredible season. The team has not lost a game yet and their current record stands 6-0 in the Sky Division Union County Conference.

On Thursday, April 29, the Bears beat the Rams 14-2, and on Friday, April 30, they had another great triumph as they swept New Providence 17-0.

The Bears are next scheduled to ...

NJ Couple Sentenced For a $4.5 Million Food Stamps Scheme

May 8, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — Acting U.S. Attorney, Rachael A. Honig announced the sentencing of a New Jersey couple who were involved in a “food stamps fraud scheme.”

The statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s office announcing the sentencing provided the following information.

Over the course of four years between 2014 and 2018, Ibrahim Zughbi (67) and his wife Miriam Zughbi ...

Body Found Wrapped in Tarp Near Bayonne Park Identified

BAYONNE, NJ - As reported previously in TAPinto Bayonne, the body of a man found in a tarp near Rutkowski Park in Bayonne was that of a missing New York City man, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez confirmed Wednesday.

According to a statement, the man, found lifeless by members of the Bayonne Police Department at approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 27, has been identified as Jose ...

Clifton Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Paterson Police Chief

PATERSON, NJ - A Clifton man faces up to 10 years in jail when he is sentenced on May 28 after pleading guilty Monday to two counts of Terroristic Threats, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced Monday.

Stefan Keco, 29, used text messages on two separate occasions on February 26, 2020, to threaten Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim “Mike” Baycora.

The threats came just ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Winston

May 3, 2021

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

Winston is an Irish Setter, King Charles Cavalier mix. Winston is a loving nine-month-old puppy. He loves chasing birds, playing fetch, and sunbathing on a gorgeous day. Winston is an active little guy who loves to play and be chased by other dogs. Winston has another side to him which ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Milo

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

Milo is a one-year-old Yorkie who loves his two girls Madison and Charlotte. Milo is not named after anyone in particular, Madison just really liked the name. His favorite food is anything that Charlotte drops, and he loves to listen to Frank Sinatra when he is relaxing at home. Milo loves to snuggle and ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Lucky

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

Here is our wonderful story about Lucky.  We were looking to adopt a dog and were searching online.  There was a shelter bringing in some dogs and puppies from a kill shelter down South.  We saw a few online and had our minds on one in particular. A black lab mother had given birth to 10 ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Detective Ryan Kernan

May 8, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Detective Ryan Kernan.

Born and raised in Kenilworth, Kernan wanted to be a police officer since he was around seven years old. “For me being a police officer was what I was born into. I really believe God gave the gift or natural ability to serve.”

Kernan’s grandfather George Kernan Jr became a Kenilworth Police officer shortly after he ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Cindy Baker Southern Owner of Especially Yours Florist

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Cindy Baker Southern, owner of Especially Yours Florist.

Originally from Union, Southern grew up in the crafting and creativity world. Her family for 35 years owned the crafting store The Golden Carousel right on the Boulevard in Kenilworth. In her 20’s, Ron Poles who owned Fiore’s and did flowers for Saint Theresa’s asked Southern if ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Pat and Kristin Boyle

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Pat and Kristin Boyle!

When the name Kristin or Pat Boyle is mentioned in Kenilworth a good majority of the town knows exactly who they are and what they do. But for those who do not, Kristin is the Kenilworth Recreation Program Administrator and Pat is the Recreation Director and co-founder of the Kenilworth Fresh Market.

Pat was born and raised in ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

Register for Outdoor Summer Fun at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, May 15

May 8, 2021

Trailside summer camp returns with all-outdoor schedule; COVID safety rules apply.

The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce a new and exciting season of summer programs for children and families at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, located in the Watchung Reservation at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.

Registration begins Saturday, May ...