KENILWORTH, NJ – Please see October's message from Mayor Anthony DeLuca.

October 2019 

                October, my favorite time of year. Cooler nights and fall foliage and that also means that as of October 1, there will be only 85 shopping days until Christmas!  School is back in session and it gets darker earlier. Keep a careful eye when driving and watch out for kids walking and biking.

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 Please keep all those affected by these storms and hurricanes in your thoughts and prayers. If you can, there are many organizations donating all kinds of goods to affected areas. I hope we are spared the worst of it. Be proactive and prepared. If you have not done so sign up for the Swift 911 system to get information via landline phone or to cell phones. Sign up is free and is located on our Kenilworth Borough website.  Our goal is to get everyone signed up, and we will have information and a sign-up center at the Seniors as well as the Library, so we can help those who might be confused as how to do it. In times of crisis, the ability to get information quickly and accurately is imperative, this system allows the authorities to reach as many people as possible.

                Speaking of information, I hope everyone has had a chance to see we have a web-based newspaper again TAPinto Kenilworth is back and run by one of our very own residents Telina Cuppari. If you don’t go on Facebook you can access the site by going onto and look for Kenilworth. For more information or question please email Telina at or call 908-276-1429.  

                Here are some important dates for October;

October 5-6: Kenilworth Community-wide Garage Sale   Sat./Sun. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.), rain or shine.

October 9: Bulk Pick Up North Side of Town

October 16: Bulk Pick Up South Side of Town.

October 19-20: "Four Centuries in a Weekend" at the Nitschke House Sat. (10-5)/ Sun. (12-5) Oswald J. Nitschke House (49 S. 21 Str.)  Tour the restored, elevator-equipped c. 1880 home of former Kenilworth Mayor Oswald J. Nitschke.  Featured "living history" program and exhibit to be announced; view the site's newly planted "teaching gardens"; participate in a garden-to-table cooking demo and more! (Free admission)

October 25:  The Pride in Kenilworth Committee presents “Carve It Out” Bring your carved creation to the Pumpkin Patch in front of Borough Hall on October 25 from 7-9 pm. Prizes, Cider & Dunkin Donuts as well as Two Ton Brewery and Live music by “Joe Caroselli & Masterpiece” For more Information contact Linda Karlovitch at 908-377-7480 or email at In the event of rain, the rain date will be October 30th.

October 31: Halloween! Walk into Borough Hall from 8:30am to 4:30pm where the employees will transform the offices into the “Rockin’ 50’s” They will be giving out plenty of goodies to all who visit. 

Kids (and Adults) be careful when walking, just because you see a car, don’t assume they see you.

Also, the Kenilworth Public Library has a ton of events for children and adults alike, check in at for more details.

And the Jersey Fresh Farmer’s Market at the Methodist Church 455 Boulevard is still going on every Saturday until November 9 from 10 to 3. If you haven’t gotten a chance stop by, check it out. For further information call Darlene Candarella at 908-447-9421 or email at

As always visit our website at for more details about these events and more.

                In closing, I want to say with all the crazy things going on in this world, I feel extremely lucky to be living in such a wonderful community. Thank you for all the unselfish things that each and everyone of you are doing, seen, and unseen.

God Bless you all.

And God Bess America.