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

I hope this letter finds everyone safe and well. Currently, New Jersey has 141,560 cases of COVID-19, 14,306 in Union County and 140 cases in Kenilworth.

New Jersey is on the road to recovery and is currently expanding testing capacity providing flexible and assessable testing to all residents and is now accepting asymptomatic people. Union County residents can call 908-214-7107 for testing site appointments. Anyone who has recovered from COVID-19 infection may be eligible to donate convalescent plasma to help people who are sick from the virus. Please contact the Red Cross at

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I would like to thank our residents who are involved in their recent beautification efforts on Columbia Avenue. I took a walk over and the area is really beautiful. Another big thank you goes to FLAG Kenilworth Team (Front Line appreciation group). Flag of Kenilworth supports our local restaurants while fueling our front line delivering donated meals to our first responders and front line essential workers. This amazing group of Kenilworth residents has raised over $14,000 that goes directly to our Kenilworth Restaurants and has provided over 900 meals to our front line heroes.

This Saturday, May 16, FLAG of Kenilworth will be setting up a tribute to our local heroes at the circle park on Lincoln Avenue. The group will be lighting luminary bags at dusk. Everyone is invited to drive or walk by between 12 noon and 9 pm. Please wear blue, Kenilworth Strong, or FLAG tee shirts if you have them.

Bulk pick up has been postponed. A new date will be announced once Rahway provides one to us. Thursday is Census day. New Jersey is currently counted at 60.4% Union County at 61.9% and Kenilworth at 72.1%. Please take a moment to count yourself in at Saint Theresa's Food Pantry is open and available to all in need. They will be open Tuesdays and Thursday’s 10 am to 12 noon, located behind the rectory accessed at the last garage door. All Kenilworth families in need are welcome and the food pantry is completely confidential. As always any monetary donations are appreciated and taken at the rectory. Seniors wishing to apply for Meals on Wheels are urged to contact the program directly at 908-486-5100.

Please stay safe and well. Be kind to one another.

Very Respectfully,

Linda Karlovitch
Mayor Borough Of Kenilworth