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State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

Making a Spotted Latternfly Trap, A How-To from NJ's Tulpehaking Nature Center

HAMILTON, NJ -- Spotted Laternflies have returned for the season and are swarming tries in neighborhoods. To help beat the bugs, the Mercer County Park Commission's Tulpehaking Nature Center is providing tips on how to create traps to catch the adult flies before they lay eggs and destroy trees.

The Commission says that "now is the best time to set up circle traps on your ...

10 Simple Steps to Save Water This Summer

TRENTON, NJ - Given the drier than usual conditions this summer in New Jersey, the NJDEP is encouraging New Jersey residents and businesses to conserve water.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for monitoring and protecting the state’s water supply to ensure ample clean, safe water for drinking and other needs. DEP’s Division of Water ...

NJ Offers to Reimburse Counties for Costs to Spray for Lanternfly

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has funds available to reimburse counties for treatment of the spotted lanternfly.

The funding can be as much as $15,000 and possibly more. The funds will be given to counties for costs they accrue for chemical treatment activities associated with spotted lanternfly control.

“This is an excellent opportunity for each ...

It May Feel as Hot as 104 Degrees in Kenilworth Thursday, Weather Service Says

KENILWORTH, NJ — With heat index values projected between 95 and 104 degrees Thursday, the National Weather Service has issued both a heat advisory and an air quality alert for the region.

The heat advisory remains in effect from 11 a.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. Friday, and the air quality alert remains in effect from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, according to the Weather Service. The ...

Monarch Butterflies are Now Endangered Species

KENILWORTH, NJ - Monarch butterflies, which have been seen in Kenilworth, are now an endangered species, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.  The statement from the IUCN was issued Thursday, and said that the downgrade of the monarch butterfly's status is due to habitat destruction and the effects of climate change. 

The IUCN Red List now reflects ...

Severe T-Storm Watch, Flood Warning in Kenilworth Area Monday: Weather Service

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Heavy rains from an early afternoon thunderstorm may cause flooding in the area, the National Weather Service said Monday.

A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 8 p.m. and a flash flood warning is in effect until 4 p.m. in Union County, the Weather Service said.

“Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of urban areas, ...

Glue Traps Set for Spotted Lanternfly Danger to Birds, Rescue Serving Kenilworth Warns

KENILWORTH, NJ — The go-to for bird rescues in this area is warning the public that the feathered friends they protect are getting hurt and killed by glue traps people have set to catch spotted lanternfly nymphs.

The Raptor Trust Bird Rehabilitation and Education Center has cared for 39 birds that were stuck in glue traps so far this year — several of them in recent days and ...

The Buzz on Wasps from Kenilworth Local Beekeeper

KENILWORTH, NJ - Michael Devlin, an officer in the Kenilworth Police Department, local beekeeper, and one of the town's humane officers was recently asked his insight about wasps in town and what we all should know. This is what he had to say.

Summer Greetings from The Pirate Beekeeper!

Long hot days, warm enjoyable evenings are finally upon us! I know most of you prefer ...


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Three's Company? Or One Too Many?

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Third party political candidates have always been strange bedfellows in New Jersey politics.

Princess Diana’s quote that “there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded” might be how Democrats and Republicans feel about third parties intruding upon their political affairs.

The notion of a state and national ...

Kenilworth Public Library to Present Mad Science Workshop: Sound Like Science

August 18, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting the Mad Science Workshop: Sound Like Science on Thursday, August 18, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Children ages four to twelve years old are invited to register for this interactive science workshop presented by Mad Science of Northeast New Jersey.

Kenilworth residents may begin to register one week prior to each ...

Kenilworth Recap: Communitywide Garage Sale, Crash on Parkway, Monkeypox & More

KENILWORTH, NJ - Did you miss this past week's top stories? Catch up on what you missed in the links below.

1. Van Crashes on Garden State Parkway After Woman Falls from Moving Vehicle Kenilworth Emergency Personnel Joins at Scene

2. Lawsuit Claims Union County Police ‘Old Boys Club’ Members Get Pass on Misconduct

3. Monkeypox: Union County Reports 24 ...

Shop and Save During New Jersey’s School Supply Tax Holiday

August 19, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ – Stocking up on supplies for the new school year can be expensive and those who have not yet checked off all the items on their child’s list may want to wait a bit longer to do so. 

New Jersey’s Sales Tax Holiday on school supplies begins Aug. 27 and will run through Sept. 5. During this time period, consumers will save 6.625 percent  on a ...

Carteret Educator Named Middlesex County’s ‘Teacher of the Year’

CARTERET, NJ — Figure skating and ice dancing is what teenage Leana Malinowsky hoped to teach someday while still a Clark Township high school student.

A competitive figure skater and ice dancer from age 8 to 17, those sports were Leana’s true passions.

Injuries kept her from pursuing Olympic gold. So, owning her own dance studio and coaching young skaters seemed like attainable ...

Kenilworth's Harding Elementary School to Celebrate Centennial with Community Event

KENILWORTH, NJ - Harding Elementary is going old school to mark its 100th year.

Community members are invited to pack a picnic and play low-tech games when they come out to the Harding 100 and Up Celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 6 to 8 p.m. (Rain date is Sept. 1.)

All residents are welcome to join in the fun and learn about Harding’s past.

Kenilworth Historian Dr. Walter ...

Announcement of Visitation and Funeral Service for Beloved Kenilworth EMT

August 19, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad recently announced the following message on their social media about the Visitation and Funeral Service for EMT Dana Krueger.

Visitation at Mastapeter Funeral Home from 2-4 & 7-9 on Sunday, August 21st.

A funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, August 22nd at Mastapeter Funeral Home at 10:00 AM.


KENILWORTH POLICE BLOTTER: Vehicle Theft, Warrant Arrest, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon & More

Theft of a Motor Vehicle – Dsgt. Michael Scanielo

On 6/26/22 Kenilworth Police officers took a report of a stolen pickup truck taken from Shell Service Station overnight.  On 7/12/2022, while investigating the matter Dsgt. Scanielo was able to locate the stolen vehicle on Fabyan Place in Irvington, NJ.  At the scene, Kevin Harlfinger (38) of Leesburg, NJ was taken into custody ...

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Wed, August 24, 10:30 AM

Kenilworth Public Library, Kenilworth

The Good Tymes String Band

Jimmy Buff’s Hot Dog Celebrates 90th Anniversary

August 19, 2022

West Orange's Town Council presented Jimmy Buff’s Italian Hot Dog's owners with a township proclamation in celebration of its 90th anniversary.

Town Council President Susan McCartney read the proclamation, “Jimmy Buff's is celebrating its 90th anniversary, originally of 14th Ave & 9th St. in Newark, NJ, is where the hot dog with an Italian twist was first ...

NJ Man Determined to Swim Between Continents

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - He was a swimmer from a very young age, and now Bridgewater resident Lee Evans is preparing to take on a 4-mile race across a body of water whose shoreline is shared by two continents.

Evans is participating in the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race Aug. 21, starting on the Asian side of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, and ending on the European ...

Legislation Requiring Establishment of Electric School Bus Program Signed by Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill (A1282) on August 4 which requires the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to implement a three-year “Electric School Bus Program” to provide funding for the purchase of electric school buses and charging infrastructure across the state and to assess a variety of operational issues related to school ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Daisy

August 12, 2022

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

Daisy Mae is a country dog from Texas who loves to chew bones and sticks, lay on her bed, and be the center of attention. She loves when you give her carrots, peanut butter, bones or sticks, and lots of belly rubs. Whenever Daisy goes outside she returns with something to tell us where she went. This dog ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Smalls

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

Introducing Smalls Reinertsen! Smalls is a Tri Merle Bernedoodle. At four months old he is currently enrolled in courses to obtain his CGC, Canine Good Citizen because he really wants to be a good boy.

Likes: Just about everything and anyone.

Favorite Movie: The Sandlot

Best Friends: Benny the ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pets of the Week: The Farm Team

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet the Farm Team Kenilworth's TAPinto Pets of the Week!

This week we are changing things up and featuring our first ever farm team. Living on the Olive Branch, a farm in Maryland all these pets make up one big happy family. Even though each animal is very different the whole team gets along great! Some of their distinctive qualities and favorite things to ...

TAPinto Rahway Publisher David Brighouse Gives Back to the Community

RAHWAY, NJ — David Brighouse gives back to a place that has given so much to him.

"I feel like we have an obligation to give back," Brighouse said. "I owe something to the community."

He was born in Rahway — at Rahway Hospital, when babies were born there — and raised there too. Brighouse was a student in the Rahway Public School system, the same ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Health System Officer

August 17, 2022

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Scott Leighty, FACHE, Executive Vice President, Chief Health System Officer.  An experienced leader in hospital performance and strategic growth, Leighty will lend his talents to the health system’s unwavering efforts to ensure extraordinary care and experiences for patients and their families.

Leighty will bring a ...