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No Mo Poison Ivy After No Mow May

May 25, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - 'No Mow May' is a grassroots environmental effort that has taken the world by storm. In a nutshell, homeowners are encouraged to not mow their lawn for the entire month of may in order to protect habitat for emerging pollinators. 

All those butterflies and bees grow up somewhere, and habitat destruction is a major contributor to the decline of butterfly and bee ...

Take the Hassle Out of Watering Container Gardens Before Summer's Arrival

Growing flowers and vegetables in containers will allow you to expand planting space, grow plants right outside your door and elevate them for easier access and maintenance.  Unlike growing in the ground, the smaller volume of soil in containers is exposed to heat and wind, so requires frequent, often daily, watering.

Don’t let this watering schedule discourage you from growing in ...

Kenilworth Under Heat Advisory Saturday; Tips to Stay Cool and Safe

KENILWORTH, NJ — The heat is on.

With temperatures expected to soar, Kenilworth will be under a heat advisory Saturday from noon until 8 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

Heat index values of up to 100 degrees are expected, it said.

The National Weather Service offers the following tips to beat the heat:

Slow down: Reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous ...

Severe Storms May Bring Strong Winds, Hail to Kenilworth Monday Afternoon

KENILWORTH, NJ — Batten down the hatches.

Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey.

“Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front on Monday have the potential to produce damaging winds,” the service warns. “Large ...

Enlist Nature’s Help for Managing Garden Pests

Put away the harsh chemicals and work in concert with nature to manage pests in the garden. Create an inviting habitat for nature’s pest controllers to enlist their help with your gardening efforts.

Lady beetles, praying mantis and other beneficial insects feed on damaging pests like aphids. Just tolerate a bit of damage and wait for the good guys to move in and clean up the ...

Growing Tomatoes in Pots in Your Kenilworth Home

Keep garden-fresh tomatoes close at hand this season. Grow one or more in containers on your patio, balcony, or front steps.

Any tomato can be grown in a pot, but determinate varieties are smaller and more compact, so they are a bit easier to manage in a container. They produce fruit in a relatively short period of time, making them great choices for preserving as well as using fresh. Look for ...

Creating a Kenilworth Garden in the Shade

Don’t let limited sunlight stop you from growing a beautiful garden. Make the most of shady locations with proper plant selection and design strategies. 

Start the season with native spring ephemerals like hepatica, spring beauties and trout lilies. These plants grow and flower early in the season before the trees leaf out, shading the area. They dieback soon after flowering as ...

From Your Kenilworth Garden to Bouquet – Growing Your Own Cut Flowers

KENILWORTH, NJ - Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with family and friends.

For early spring flowers, look to spring-blooming bulbs like tulips ...


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Free Scrap Metal Recycling for Union County Residents, June 2 and 18

Union County residents with old metal gutters, fencing, or appliances to dispose can bring these items and more to free scrap metal recycling drop-off sites in June. The scrap metal recycling program is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and takes place twice each month from April to November.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union ...

Community Conversations: Stepping into Summer!

Warmer weather is here, and for many people that means exercising outside, playing sports and enjoying family time. But if your winter was a quiet one, returning to activity too quickly can lead to injuries. So how can you tell the difference between a sprained ankle and something that requires a trip to a specialist? In this Community Conversation, James C. Wittig, MD, Chairman of the Department ...

On Tour Near You: Wheel of Fortune Live Coming to Two Regional Theaters

May 24, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Wheel. Of. Fortune! One of the country's most beloved games shows is going on tour across North America including two shows taping live in the area for fans to watch the wheel in action.

“Wheel of Fortune LIVE!,” an all-new theatrical experience, will be coming to New Jersey and Philadelphia in October to bring "America’s ...

New Jersey State Parks Announce Memorial Day Beach and Lifeguard Hours

Memorial Day Weekend Lifeguard Schedule Island Beach State Park will be staffed with lifeguards from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. Swimming is only permitted in designated swim areas when lifeguards on are duty.

Additional Swim Areas Opening in June 

The following lakefront swim areas are anticipated to open for swimming in ...

Kenilworth Superintendent Releases Statement on Texas Tragedy

May 25, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message from Superintendent Kyle C. Arlington regarding the Uvalde, Texas shooting at Robb Elementary School.

Dear School Community,

As both your school district’s leader and a father of young children I send to school every day, I’m horrified by today’s Texas school shooting. In the wake of such a senseless act of violence, ...

The Latest Blog from Kenilworth's Superintendent of Schools

From giving students more of a say in their learning, to offering a class in e-sports, Kenilworth is taking a bold approach.

Learn more about the district's innovative programming, plus our bold proposal to improve our facilities: HERE



New Update from Kenilworth Public Schools Superintendent Regarding Bond Referendum

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest message from Superintendent Kyle C. Arlington.

Dear School Community:

As I’ve previously shared, you’ll be hearing a lot about the bond referendum that will be the next big leap in our vision for advancing student instruction and achievement. We’re planning for a fall vote.

Take a few minutes to review a webpage that explains the ...

Kenilworth Police Department Promote Officers

May 25, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - At the council meeting on Wednesday, May 18, it was announced that Lt. Christopher Bryson will now assume a new role in administration while Sgt. Sean Kaverick will move to our patrol division.

They were both sworn in by Mayor Linda Karlovitch. As stated on the departments social media page "we wish both officers a safe shift."

Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad is Recruiting

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad is currently recruiting new volunteers. No experience is necessary and all certifications and training will be provided by the Kenilworth Fire Department.

If you are interested please email info@kenilworthfire.org for more information. 

Varsity Baseball: Brearley Overpowers Linden

May 25, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Bears Varsity Baseball Team had a fantastic game defeating the Tigers 9-3 on Tuesday night in Linden. The teams standing record is now 11-9.

Highlights of the game include:

Tom Scanio pitched a complete game four hitter striking out five batters. Quinn Lonergan was two-three with two RBIS. Matt Sims was two-four with a ...

Chargers Ray Nault Earns First Varsity Victory On The Mound As Spotswood Shuts Out David Brearley High School

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It took a big effort to get the Spotswood High School Varsity Baseball Field ready for Saturday's game following Friday's late afternoon thunderstorms. The game was delayed until noon. Ray Nault went the distance for the Chargers, picking up his first victory on the mound in the team's 11-0 win over David Brearley High School. Nault only allowed three hits in his first ...

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Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools

May 25, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

Body of 15-Year-Old NJ Youth Found in Great Notch Reservoir

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The body of a 15-year-old Paterson youth was found in the Great Notch Reservoir Sunday morning. 

On the morning of Saturday, May 21, Woodland Park police received a report of a juvenile who had gone missing in the Great Notch Reservoir.  

A search commenced, with assistance from Clifton, Passaic, Paterson and other communities. Passaic Valley Water ...

New Jersey Drivers Are Paying More than $4.75 a Gallon to Fill Up, on Average

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours.

But the price didn't go down, either.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 cents higher than last month and $1.71 higher than this time last ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Rosalie

May 23, 2022

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

Introducing Rosalie! Rosalie is a Dutch Rabbit, who is a little over six years old. Before she was adopted, she was found abandoned at the side of a highway.  Due to her past, she can be quite shy and take some time getting used to people and other animals. When she warms up to you, however, she shows just ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Rosie

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

Introducing Rosie, a nine-year-old American Pitbull Terrier with an amazing story. Before she was adopted by her forever family, she spent over a year in different foster homes. Rosie is deaf, and had a difficult time finding a home because of this. However, what nobody knew was that Rosie was as intelligent as ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Ella Fitzgerald

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

Introducing Ella Fitzgerald, an adorable and grumpy Shih Tzu. At about 15 years old, Ella’s favorite activities include sleeping, eating, and cuddling! Ella doesn’t enjoy pictures, and always has to be bribed with food in order to get the perfect shot. Her favorite toy is a squeaky bunny ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

Learn the Secrets of Successful Grant-Seeking, June 7

May 25, 2022

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to invite non-profit organizations to attend Successful Grant-Seeking, a free professional development workshop on Tuesday, June 7 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. The event is hosted and coordinated by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

“This workshop is one of the opportunities the County of Union provides for ...