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Benson Law Bans Human Trafficking Convicts from Becoming Rideshare Drivers

May 15, 2022

TRENTON, NJ -- A measure sponsored by Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Hamilton) to keep rideshare passengers from individuals convicted of human trafficking was signed into law on Monday by Governor Phil Murphy. 

Under the law, anyone convicted of human trafficking would be banned for life from operating commercial motor vehicles or transportation network company ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Kenilworth Borough Council May 4 Meeting

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Borough Council held their monthly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, May 4, after the conclusion of the 6 p.m. work session.

For those who would like to view the meeting please go HERE.

Upcoming Kenilworth Borough Council Meeting

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Borough Council will hold their monthly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, May 4, after the conclusion of the 6 p.m. work session. 

If you are unable to attend the council meeting the link to view it will be available on TAPinto Kenilworth once the video is posted to the borough's YouTube channel. 

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Kenilworth Borough Council April 20 Meeting

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Borough Council held their monthly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 20, after the conclusion of the 6 p.m. work session.

For those who would like to view the meeting please go HERE.

Masks No Longer Required on Planes and Trains

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required to be worn on public transportation and in transportation hubs. The announcement came after the April 18 court ruling by a Florida Federal Judge.

"Effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation ...

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Spring Concert

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Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

Milestones

Gerard Rokosz Completes Boston Marathon

April 19, 2022

Gerard "G" Rokosz of Union, NJ completed the Boston Marathon in 3:01:30 on 4/18/22  which qualifies him to compete in the Chicago marathon in 2023. Gerard is an Alum of the Union Catholic track team and is the current manager of the Monmouth University track club.

 

Kenilworth Recap: Brearley Graduates Open Karate Studio, 3rd Honor Roll, Bulk Pick Up & More

May 15, 2022

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

1. Kenilworth’s Brearley Graduates Open Karate Studio

2. David Brearley Middle/High School Announces 3rd Marking Period Honor Roll & High Honor Roll

3. High-Levels of Police Activity and Two Clark Schools Sheltering in Place on Wednesday ...

Kenilworth Public Library to Host Fun Friday Craft

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a "Fun" craft this Friday, May 13. 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. Kenilworth residents may begin to register one week prior to each event. Out of town residents may begin to register two days prior to ...

David Brearley Middle/High School Announces 3rd Marking Period Honor Roll & High Honor Roll

May 12, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - David Brearley Middle School and High School announced the students who have qualified for Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2021-22 academic year.

DBMHS recognizes student achievement every marking period at the two levels.

To be named to the honor roll, the minimum requirements are two course grades of (80-84) if all ...

Two Brearley Students Receive Brian Piccolo Awards from Kenilworth UNICO

KENILWORTH, NJ - David Brearley High School seniors Isabella Casolaro and Nick Manee were recently honored at a luncheon in Clark as the 2022 recipients of the Brian Piccolo award granted by the Kenilworth Chapter of UNICO. 

The Brian Piccolo award is given to high school athletes in pursuit of higher education who demonstrate qualities similar to Brian Piccolo such as ...

Kenilworth's Class of 2022's Shannon Willis is Headed to Marist College

KENILWORTH, NJ - Shannon Willis, a Kenilworth resident who attends David Brearley has committed to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York this fall. 

Shannon is the oldest and the first grandchild in the family, so her family is very excited."Shannon we are so proud of you and love you so much." Shannon will be studying psychology and hopes to one day make a ...

Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad is Recruiting

May 14, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad is currently recruiting new volunteers. No experience is necessary and all certifications and training will be provided by the Kenilworth Fire Department.

If you are interested please email info@kenilworthfire.org for more information. 

Kenilworth Police Officer Receives Prestigious Award

KENILWORTH, NJ - School Resource Officer and Detective Brian Pickton who has been with the Kenilworth Police Department for 18 years was recently honored by the Union County Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Detective Pickton’s exceptional commitment and contribution to the Kenilworth Municipal Alliance to Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse has him recognized as the 2022 ...

Varsity Baseball: Brearley Takes Down Union Catholic

May 13, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Bears had a thrilling game yesterday as they finished 3-2 with an amazing bottom of the seventh inning win. The teams standing record is now 9-7.

Highlights of the game include:

Tom Scanio pitched a complete game four hitter striking out seven. 

Both of Union Catholic's runs were unearned.

Quinn Lonergan had two hits.

Matt Sims had an ...

Varsity Softball: Bears Take on the Royals

KENILWORTH, NJ - The varsity softball team has been busy preparing and really looking forward to today's home game, May 12, when they play Oak Knoll High School at 4 p.m. It is also Senior Day.

The Bears current standing record is 8-7.

 

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Wed, May 18, 6:00 PM

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Council Workshop & Council Meeting

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Wed, May 18, 7:00 PM

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Spring Concert

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NJ 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

May 13, 2022

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

Woman Found Dead in Route 73 Motel Due to Apparent Homicide

MAPLE SHADE, NJ — A body of a woman was found inside a room at the Bel-Air Motor Lodge in Maple Shade on Wednesday, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced.

The death was a result of an apparent homicide.

Officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the motel, located on the 2800 block of Route ...

Mystery of the Human Fetus Found in NJ Revealed

WAYNE, NJ – Wayne’s Finest made quick work of the mystery of the remains of the human fetus discovered this past Sunday, May 8. The very next day, the investigation led to two arrests in connection with this strange case.

The following account is based on a statement released by Wayne Police Chief Jack McNiff and Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes.

Nicole Tsentas (33) ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Ella Fitzgerald

May 9, 2022

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

Introducing Ella Fitzgerald, an adorable and grumpy Shih Tzu. At about 15 years old, Ella’s favorite activities include sleeping, eating, and cuddling! Ella doesn’t enjoy pictures, and always has to be bribed with food in order to get the perfect shot. Her favorite toy is a squeaky bunny ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Brody

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

Introducing Brody! Brody is a friendly and loving Pitbull Vista, and is a little over 11 years old. Brody was born in Ohio, and was rescued by his family when he was six years old. Looks can be deceiving, and this is especially seen in Brody’s case. While he may look intimidating, all he ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Bugs

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

Introducing this week’s pet, Bugs the bunny! Bugs is a Flemish Giant, and is about six years old. Flemish Giant rabbits are the largest breed of domestic rabbit, and are commonly known as a very docile and gentle breed. Contrary to this, Bugs loves to cause trouble, especially if food is ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

For more information about ...

TAPinto Newark Journalist Selected for CivicStory Fellowship

NEWARK, NJ — Tom Wiedmann's love for journalism began during his younger years with a soundtrack of metal and rock and roll during road trips with his dad.

He just didn't know it at the time.

"I had a steady diet of ACDC, Rolling Stones, Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and all that stuff," Wiedmann said. "So I became somewhat of a music nerd growing ...

Spencer Savings Bank Honored With “Company Of The Year” Award By Gateway Chamber

May 9, 2022

Spencer Savings Bank was recently honored with the “Company Of The Year” award, by the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce, at its 110th annual awards dinner at the Marriott Hotel in Newark, NJ. The bank was honored for its support given to the business community facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We are very honored to receive the ...