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Kenilworth Mayor Karlovitch Provides COVID Update

May 13, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message regarding coronavirus from Mayor Linda Karlovitch.

Kenilworth currently has a total of 1153 COVID-19 cases that have been reported to the health department. 47 of these cases have fallen in the past 30 days with three new infections in the past seven days. Three school-age children between (5-18) have tested positive in the past 14 ...

Rails to Trails and Mayor Karlovitch Propose New Trail in Kenilworth

KENILWORTH, NJ - The abandoned Rahway Valley Railroad that runs through Kenilworth and Roselle Park is in need of a massive cleanup. Portions of the trail consist of overgrown vegetation, encroachment by business owners, storage for trucks, tractor-trailers, industrial equipment and garbage.

The Union County advocacy group Rails to Trails and the mayor of Kenilworth are seeking to ...

Kenilworth Merck Headquarters up for Sale as Company Brings Together all New Jersey Activities to its Rahway Location

The Mayor of Kenilworth, NJ and Merck have announced the official sale of the Merck Kenilworth campus. The Kenilworth Mayor and Merck are joining efforts to find a new owner for this unique location.

This announcement follows Merck’s April 28, 2020 announcement of its intention to consolidate the New Jersey campuses into a single headquarters at its Rahway, NJ location. This will bring ...

NJ Assemblyman Seeks to Criminalize Falsifying COVID Vaccine Cards

BAYONNE, NJ - National disasters don’t always bring out the best in people. Often, unscrupulous characters seek to take advantage of people during tough times. As more people across the United States and the State of New Jersey are rolling up their sleeves to protect themselves against COVID-19, the risk of scammers selling fraudulent vaccination cards is now higher than ever, ...

NJ TRANSIT Launches Partnership to Offer Free Rides to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations. 

Novartis, a NJ based healthcare company, is the program’s lead sponsor with a commitment of $120,000 for the ...

Gov. Murphy Says Only 16 School Districts Are Still All Remote, Reports on COVID and Vaccination Numbers

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Murphy reported during his COVID briefing on Wednesday that effective May 19, the state will lift the prohibition on interstate indoor youth competitions. Additionally, he said that only 16 school districts are still all remote. 

"We continue to work to see every school return to in-person instruction. At the beginning of March, 142 districts were ...

Kenilworth Mayor Karlovitch Provides COVID Update

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message regarding coronavirus from Mayor Linda Karlovitch.

Kenilworth currently has a total of 1142 covid-19 cases that have been reported to the health department. 73 of these cases have fallen in the past 30 days with three new infections in the past seven days. Eight school-age children between (5-18) have tested positive in the past 14 days. I ...

Murphy Announces 'Operation Jersey Summer' to Push Vaccinations, Reports Latest COVID and School Numbers

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Operation Jersey Summer, an effort to spur vaccinations in the state, during his COVID press briefing on Monday.

"We are putting into overdrive our work to hit our initial target of 4.7 million vaccinated New Jerseyans by June 30," Murphy said. "We’re putting an army of boots on the ground to safely knock on doors in ...

Borough Council of Kenilworth Declares National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

KENILWORTH, NJ - In recognition and to pay tribute to Kenilworth’s Emergency Communications Center, Mayor Linda Karlovitch issued a proclamation declaring the week of April 11- April 17, National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week at the recent council meeting held Wednesday, April 28. 

As stated in the proclamation “The safety of our police officers and ...

Citing Downward Trending Numbers, Murphy Eases More Restrictions on Gatherings

TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor ...


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Dream Factory Balloons Photo of the Week: Mrs. Miller's Kindergarten Class

May 12, 2021

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

Teacher Appreciation Week was celebrated in Kenilworth schools from May 3 through May 7. Submitted by Ksenia Okhlopkova, here is Mrs. Miller's kindergarten class showing their recognition and gratitude. 

Thanks for sharing!

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

Free Drive-Up Movie “Black Panther” for Union County Residents

COVID-19 safety rules apply at this event.

Union County’s seasonal series of drive-up movies continues on Friday, May 28 with a screening of The Black Panther at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. This event is free and open to Union County residents only. Pre-registration is required in order to reserve a spot.

To register ...

Abducted Two-Week-Old Has Been Found

May 10, 2021

NEW JERSEY - The East Brunswick Police Department has confirmed a report from the New Jersey State Police that Chinna Payne has been located and found safe.  Damion Payne, who was sought in the abduction of the two-week-old, has also been found.

Earlier today, the State Police issued an Amber Alert regarding the missing child.  The alert also warned that Damion Payne was in ...

AMBER ALERT: State Police Seek Missing Infant Last Seen in White Nissan

EAST ORANGE, NJ — An Amber Alert for a missing infant went out this afternoon.

The baby's name is Chinna Payne. Her abductee is Damion Payne, a 27-year-old Black Male.

He was last seen on Oraton Parkway in East Orange, NJ driving a 2016 Nissan white Altima with Virginia plates: VPF6043. The suspect is armed with a handgun.

Do not approach. Report any ...

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

May 14, 2021

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 2020-21 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 other ...

Learn How Much the Kenilworth School Superintendent Earned in 2020-21

NEW JERSEY — In the year of coronavirus, school district superintendent salaries increased 2.9% statewide to a median cost of $174,689, up from $169,689 the year before, recently released state Education Department data show.

Kenilworth Superintendent Kyle C. Arlington makes $174,689 in 2020-21, statewide records indicate.

The highest-listed salary statewide comes from ...

Kenilworth Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

KENILWORTH, NJ – To celebrate all the hard work and dedication of teachers and district's staff, Teacher Appreciation Week was held May 3 and ran through May 7 in the Kenilworth schools. 

To show gratitude and appreciation for all the devoted and busy employees events were held daily to shower the staff with surprises and goodies. 

The groups and members of the ...

Varsity Softball: Bears Continue Winning Streak

May 13, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Brearley varsity softball team had another amazing game on Tuesday defeating the Pioneers 7-0. Their current record now stands 10-0 in the Sky Division Union County Conference.

Highlights of the game include Francesca Licatta went two for three with two RBIs, Leah Sims went two for four with two RBIs and Kristina ...

Varsity Baseball: Brearley Takes Down Linden

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Bears had a fantastic and eventful game yesterday defeating the Tigers 6-0. The Bears current standing rank is now 3-7.

Highlights of the game include Mike Graham pitching six innings giving up just two hits. He was also 2-4 with a double and had two RBI’s. Matt Sims went 3-3 and Robbie Zack went 2-4. Tom Scanio and Quinn Lonergan each had an RBI ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

Protesters Unable to Save Suspended Stafford School Nurse’s Job

STAFFORD, NJ - Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed session last night.

“I am still suspended without pay,” shared Pein. “I am a member ...

Adam Sandler Comes to New Jersey to Film Upcoming Movie

CAMDEN NJ – This city will be the spotlight as comedic actor Adam Sandler films scenes here for “Hustle,” an upcoming movie that he and NBA great LeBron James are producing for Netflix.

Production crews for “Hustle” have already filmed across the river in Philadelphia, but the N.J. Motion Picture & Television Commission confirms more scenes are going to be ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Maximus

May 10, 2021

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

Here is our big, loving dog, Maximus. Born on November 13, 2018, Maximus is a two-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog. He loves to play, get belly rubs, and just be around others. Maximus is an overall sweet and goofy dog. A perfect fit for our family. Everyone loves to be around Maximus as he always brings ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Winston

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 ...

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 ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

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 ...

Tito Puente Jr. Brings the Latin Beat to Union County, May 22

May 13, 2021

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that Tito Puente Jr. and his 10-piece Latin band will be bringing their unique blend of salsa music and Latin rhythms to Kean University in Union Township at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22.

This event will also feature an opening act, a local 6 piece Latin and salsa band, the Mike Ramirez Band. 

The free drive-in ...