KENILWORTH, NJ – Please see the latest message from Mayor Linda Karlovitch.
I hope that you are all well. Five weeks in hopefully we are flattening the curve and that our lives can start to return to normal soon. It is with deep sadness that I report 95,865 Cases in NJ. 10,484 Cases in Union County, and 113 In Kenilworth. Please keep our residents who are battling this virus in your thoughts and especially the families who have lost loved ones. We have had six members of our community who have lost their lives to this terrible virus. They are our friends our neighbors and a part of our Kenilworth family. On behalf of myself and the entire governing body we send our deepest sympathy. We hope that knowing how much our community cares provides some comfort to you during this difficult time.
Please practice self-care, check in on your family, and your neighbors. Small acts of kindness go a long way to brighten someone’s day and now more than ever they are needed by so many of us. Call-in number, for Union County Residents Only for testing site appointments 908-214-7107.
The Tax and Finance Office has been advised that several individuals have either stopped in Borough Hall or called regarding the extension on our grace period for second-quarter taxes. While the state has refused to address this issue in a timely fashion, our office is seeking ways to offer some temporary relief to residents
Please take some time to fill out the census report it is easy and can be done for the first time online at my2020census.com. Currently, Kenilworth is counted at 64.2 %. This count is vital to our community. Census numbers determine how many representatives each state gets in Congress and how billions of federal funding gets spent. Schools, roads, and other crucial community components will gain or lose money over the next ten years depending on this official population tally. I urge everyone to please count yourself in.
As always I extend tremendous gratitude to our first responders. The heartbeat of our community, the ones that are there everyday selflessly serving our community. I would also like to send a special shout out to Kristen and Pat Boyle who worked so hard delivering Easter eggs to every family that requested so that none of our kids had to go without our annual Easter egg hunt. Your presence and love for our community does not go unnoticed, we appreciate you both very much. Thank you for all the smiles and love you so openly give to all the children in our borough.
Please do not forget your mask or face covering while shopping in our stores or picking up take out food. This is required by the governor's office for your safety and for the safety of others. This applies to everyone working in establishments as well.
To all the residents of our amazing community Stay well and stay safe, this difficult time shall pass. Brighter and better days are coming soon.