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Important Message from the Mayor of Kenilworth

May 28, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ – Please see the latest message from Mayor Linda Karlovitch.

I hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing Memorial Day weekend. I would like to take a moment to honor and pay respect to our military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Currently, there are 155,764 cases of Covid-19 in NJ 15,293 cases in Union County and 143 cases in ...

Congressman Malinowski (D, NJ-7) Calls for Direct Federal Aid to State and Local Governments

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Representative Tom Malinowski (D, NJ-7) today spoke on the House Floor to call on Congress to provide direct federal aid to state and local governments in otder to help them cover costs for the salaries of police officers, firefighters, and teachers, among other government employees.

"The HEROES Act would provide $75 billion to help our states conduct the ...

Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns, and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their families, ...

Murphy: Groups of 25 Can Now Gather Outdoors

NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols. 

“So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for a Memorial Day cookout you may do so, so long as social distance and ...

NJ's Unemployment Rate Soars to Highest On Record

TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels.

Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3% - the highest level since the state first started recording the ...

Murphy Signs Order Allowing Some Outdoor Businesses to Open, Reports Latest COVID-19 Totals at Press Conference

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order allowing some additional outdoor recreational areas and businesses to restart their operations effective Friday, May 22. These businesses include: batting cages, golf ranges, archery ranges, horseback riding, private tennis clubs, and community gardens, he announced during his daily COVID-19 press ...

Mountain Avenue in Springfield Set for Closures During County Repaving Process

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — As part of a roadwork project, Union County will be performing milling and paving on Mountain Avenue from Briar Hill Circle to Caldwell Place, resulting in road closures for the next several days.

The responsibility of paving Mountain Avenue falls to the county, because the street is a county roadway. County officials are anticipating that the work ...

Important Information Regarding Kenilworth Taxes

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following statement from Councilman Daniel Lopez.

Yes it’s true that I have heard a few times that being named Council Finance Chairman during COVID-19 wasn’t exactly the luck of the draw.  It is a time of sadness and tragedy.

I do take my duties to the Borough seriously, and with the help of the Mayor and Council we have ...

NJ Beaches Will Be Open By Memorial Day Weekend, But Remember Social Distancing

NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Starting May 22, more than 120 miles of beaches in the state of 9 million, as well as lakefronts, ...

Murphy: COVID-19 Measures on the Decline; 'All the Important metrics We Needed to Fall into Place Have Been Doing So'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy significant drop in daily deaths, cases, hospitalizations, ICU and ventilator patients, at his daily press conference in Trenton on Wednesday .

According to the governor:

New hospitalizations are down two-thirds from the peak.
Total hospitalizations are down nearly half since the peak.
The numbers of patients in ICU and on ventilators are both down ...

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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 ...

FLAG of Kenilworth Tribute Video

May 17, 2020

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 ...