Giving Back

July 14, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - This September will mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Kenilworth Rotary Club would like to recognize the significance of that day by honoring Kenilworth first responders and survivors.  The program is being led by Rotarians Michael T. Naya, Jr. and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Advancing its ongoing commitment to addressing the essential financial needs brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Jersey Historical Commission has approved $230,000 in the supplemental fiscal year 2021 funding for history organizations across the state. The grants, in the ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The nonprofit clothing line Be Nice Co. launched by David Brearley Middle-Senior High School students recently finished their third and final event of the year.  The philanthropic group teamed up with the Kenilworth Knights of Columbus and were able to raise $422 to support the ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – On Saturday, June 19, the Kenilworth Girl Scouts sponsored a very successful food drive that was held at the Harding Loop for four hours. Scouts from Kenilworth Troops 40460, 40897, 40006 and 40435 collected multiple carloads of donated food to benefit St. Theresa's Food Pantry and ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – At the David Brearley High School Senior Awards held on Thursday, June 17 the Kenilworth Rotary Club awarded academic scholarships to seniors Katia Flosa and Nicholas Borg. Katia Flosa will be attending Ramapo College of New Jersey Honors Program School of Nursing with a minor ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - In honor of Matteo Vitale who was recently declared cancer-free on his fourth birthday after being diagnosed when he was just six months old, a lemonade stand is being held with all donations going towards Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The event will take place Saturday, ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The St. Theresa’s Kenilworth Food Pantry is running low on many items and requires help as the need for assistance increases over the summer for families. The pantry is collecting donations for the following items: Canned Fruit, Applesauce, Condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo), ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Kenilworth historian and Kean University student Michael Naya reflects on the men and women who have served our country and gives details on receiving the Orange Heart Medal. As summertime approaches, we are looking ahead to celebrating Memorial Day, Independence Day and lastly ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – In celebration of National Police Week held May 9 – May 15, the Louis DeMondo Civic Association encouraged Kenilworth residents to show their support for fallen police officers by donating to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “The mission of the National Law ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Members of the David Brearley nonprofit clothing line Be Nice Co. have put in a lot of effort and extra time to finish up their third and final fundraising event for the 2020-2021 year. For the last event the students first decided to team up with the Kenilworth Knights of ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Gayle Turner and Mayor Linda Karlovitch are among the 55 women recognized as recipients of the 2021 Union County SHero Award administered by the Union County Office on Women. The award was created to help raise awareness about the contributions of women in Union County during the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - On Saturday, March 20, the David Brearley High School Class of 2022 hosted a very successful clothing drive. The students received more donations than they had hoped for and would like everyone to know who made a drop-off that “your contributions and generosity are greatly ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Members of the David Brearley nonprofit clothing line Be Nice Co. recently concluded their second fundraising event, Drop II Supplying Smiles on Wednesday, March 17.  For the second event, the students chose to donate to St. Theresa's Food Pantry because “now more than ever, the ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The latest newsletter from the Louis DeMondo Civic Association was recently released. The association will also hold a “Free Tax Preparation Event” that will take place on March 23 at the VFW from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To make an appointment please call 908-422-1724.

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Former Police Chief John Zimmerman was recently recognized at the Kenilworth Rotary Club meeting for his 33 years of dedicated and faithful service with the Kenilworth Police Department.  Members of the club applauded Zimmerman and had positive words to say. “It is a great ...

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One year after COVID-19 struck New Jersey, shutting the entire state down and precipitating an unprecedented health and economic crisis, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) is releasing a special report on a year’s worth of activity in response to the pandemic. The report, titled “We Are ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - A GoFundMe page has recently been set up to raise money for the Columbian Club in Kenilworth. The Columbian Club is dependent on the rental of their hall for various types of events. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on social gatherings, rentals have come to an ...

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KENILWORTH NJ – The Kenilworth Fresh Market has teamed up with David Brearley Middle-Senior High School nonprofit Be Nice Co. and is currently selling a new sandwich the “Be NiceWich.” This premium sandwich includes Ham, Turkey, Pepper Jack Cheese, Lettuce, and Tomato on an Italian Sub Roll and ...

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Emergency food assistance expected to stay at record levels for two years or more. Special to TAPinto.net. 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, ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The UNICO Chapter of Kenilworth recently organized a toiletries and personal hygiene drive for homeless individuals who are using Newark Penn Station as their place to sleep. Laura Morana the Chapter President, partnered with an organization in Newark that expressed a necessity for ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The nonprofit clothing line Be Nice Co. launched by David Brearley Middle-Senior High School students is running their second event to feed families in need now through March 10.  Be Nice Co. has designed four new clothing items and with each item sold the profits will be ...

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Office on Women to begin accepting nominations on March 1 Do you know a phenomenal woman from Union County who has or is making a difference in our community in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency? If so, The Union County Office on Women would like to hear from you. The Union ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The Board of Health has scheduled a blood drive with the American Red Cross set for Monday, April 12, from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Valid identification is required and snacks will be provided. The event will be held at the VFW located at South 21 Street.

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another ...

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Produce will be distributed on a first come-first served basis at drive-up event in Scotch Plains.    The Union County Board of Commissioners will hold a food distribution event for Union County residents to aid those affected by COVID-19 on Saturday, February 20. A drive-up distribution will be ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The recently launched Louis DeMondo Civic Association Co-hosted a Pre-Valentine’s Day dinner event for the senior residents on Friday, Feb.12. “I have a special spot in my heart for the senior community,” DeMondo said.  The local seniors were thrilled to receive red roses from ...

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