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 Kenilworth. While more restrictions are being lifted, please remember to social distance while we continue to battle coronavirus. The Kenilworth census is counted at 73.3%. Please take a moment to count yourself in if you haven’t done so at

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Saint Theresa’s Church food pantry is open to anyone in need on Tuesday and Thursday’s 10am-12pm. The United Methodist Church food pantry is also open serving the community every third Monday of the month from 4pm-6pm.

I would like to welcome our newest police officer, Brett Byron. Brett’s diverse training in various aspects of law enforcement in the county sheriff's office brings a valuable and experienced addition to our police department. Women have a very positive impact on the profession and demonstrate crucial capability in defusing potentially violent situations, bringing an invaluable set of skills to a traditional male-dominated culture. I hope you all join me in wishing her a long, happy, and successful career in Kenilworth.

Recently our council has passed a resolution allowing restaurant and retail establishments to utilize sidewalks and private parking lots for outdoor shopping and seating. Following compliance with the guidelines set by the governor. The Borough is committed to do everything possible to help our businesses succeed and support them in any way possible.

Unfortunately due to the present pandemic, the fireworks will be canceled this year. I hope everyone enjoys the nice weather and as restrictions decrease, happy times with friends and family.

Stay safe and well. Be kind to one another.

Very Respectfully,

Linda Karlovitch