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Remembering and Honoring Kenilworth's Hometown Hero Tony Siragusa

July 6, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - To honor and celebrate the life of the esteemed late Tony Siragusa a wake was held at The Church of Saint Theresa on June 28, 2022 with the funeral following the next day. 

According to Kenilworth's Chief of Police Fred Soos the officers working the detail estimated that approximately 5,000 people attended Tony’s wake on Tuesday and approximately 1,000 people ...

Bingo at Kenilworth's Church of Saint Theresa

KENILWORTH, NJ – The Church of Saint Theresa will host Bingo today Friday, June 10, and Saturday, June 11, to the public.

The doors open today at 5 p.m. and Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday the doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and Bingo starts at 12:30 p.m. Admission is one dollar, a small board is three dollars and then the price goes up for bigger boards.

Current NJ Church Owners Find Pastor’s Remains in Basement After 186 Years 

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, and it fell into a state of further disrepair and neglect. By spring 2015 diocesan trustees had ...

Kenilworth's Good Friday Annual Walk Marked the Stations of the Cross

KENILWORTH, NJ - Nearly 100 Kenilworth residents and friends joined the Church of Saint Theresa on Good Friday for the annual public walking of the stations of the cross.   The walk is a spiritual remembrance of Jesus' walk of sacrifice.

Led by a large wooden cross, there were 14 stations the group stopped at along the route. The walk began at St.

Happy Easter from TAPinto

Wishing our readers a very Happy Easter! We hope you enjoy your day, and thank you for reading TAPinto Kenilworth. 

Remembering Father Joseph Coda World War II Veteran & Kenilworth Priest of St. Theresa’s Church

KENILWORTH, NJ - Over the years St. Teresa’s Church in Kenilworth has had many priests come and go. Over the years many have had their favorites come and ultimately retire. One that many parishioners will remember is Father Joseph Coda who passed away on March 27, 2022, at the age of one-hundred and three. Joseph was born in Lodi, New Jersey on November 3, 1918. As a young man he attended ...

Kenilworth's St Theresa Social Concerns Committee Give Back to Community

KENILWORTH, NJ - The St Theresa Social Concerns Committee recently made 43 Easter baskets for Kenilworth school children. The decorative baskets were filled with toys, candy and chocolate bunnies that were donated by the Kenilworth Girl Scouts, Kenilworth Boy Scout Troop 83 and Saint Theresa Parishioners.

The committee also made 27 Easter bags filled with all the fixings for a ...

Kenilworth Police Department Community Forum Emergent Threats - Houses of Worship Under Siege Educate Community

KENILWORTH, NJ – In response to the tragic shooting at Congregation Beth Isreal in Colleyville Texas, the Kenilworth Police Department recently hosted a community forum at the town’s Gospel Chapel to address the topic of Emergent Threats-Houses of Worship under Siege.

Residents, political figures, law enforcement and members of various clergies were in attendance for the one-hour ...

UCICC to Host Women's History Month Event on March 31

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council (UCICC) will hold a special event for Women's History Month, entitled "Celebrating Women Leading Through the Storm." The evening will include a panel of speakers who work in and around the county in a variety of contexts and arenas. The discussion will be held on Thursday, March 31, at ...

Kenilworth's Church of Saint Theresa to Host Bingo

KENILWORTH, NJ – The Church of Saint Theresa will host Bingo tonight Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 to the public.

On Friday the doors open at 5 p.m. and Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday the doors open at 10:30 a.m. and Bingo starts at 12:30 p.m. Admission is one dollar, a small board is three dollars and then the price goes up for bigger boards. Tickets for the 50/50 ...

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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Union County Celebrates Plastic Free July by Asking Residents to "Take the Challenge"

The Union County Board of County Commissioners and Union County Clean Communities would like to encourage residents to celebrate and participate in Plastic Free July!

"Finding ways to go plastic free is easier than you think and residents can certainly do a lot on a personal level to help save the environment,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “The information ...

Milestones

Kenilworth sixth grade class

June 23, 2022

So proud of Kenilworth's 6th grade class!

Kenilworth sixth grade class

So proud of Kenilworth's 6th grade class!!

6th grade Kenilworth

Congratulations to the sixth grade class!
My son Jordan Rivera Is so excited to Move onto middle school!

Kenilworth Recap: Tony Siragusa, Jimmy Buff's 90th Anniversary, Pride at Two Ton & More

July 3, 2022

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

1. Kenilworth PD Announce Important Message Regarding Wake & Funeral Services for Hometown Hero Tony Siragusa

2. Kenilworth Mourns Local NFL Legend Tony Siragusa

3. JIMMY BUFF’S 90th Anniversary Celebration!

4. Kenilworth Borough Honors Late NFL ...

Kenilworth Public Library to Host Kick Off Summer Craft

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a special summer craft this Friday, July 1. This interactive event is for children ages four to nine years old from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Registration is required for each individual craft. To participate please call the library at 908-276-2451.

Ten Fun Facts About Independence Day

July 3, 2022

UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938, Congress changed it? (source: ACEI-Global). 

1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration of Independence
While Thomas Jefferson is often called the ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Kenilworth's David Brearley 2022 6th Grade Graduation

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please enjoy the photos of Harding's sixth grade graduation submitted by our readers.

Congratulations and best of luck in middle school!

 

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Kenilworth's David Brearley College Acceptances

KENILWORTH, NJ- Kenilworth Public Schools recently posted on their social media page the list of colleges that the graduates from the Class of 2022 would be attending along with the following message.

They're going places!

The members of the David Brearley High School Class of 2022 will attend college and trade schools, and head into the military and workforce. From coast to coast, ...

Kenilworth Police Department Celebrate 2022 Youth Academy Graduation

July 3, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Police Department held its annual Police Youth Academy graduation on Friday, July 1. There were about 50 students enrolled in grades eighth through twelfth in the graduating class making this a RECORD number of recruits.

This increasingly popular program provides area youth an opportunity to get an up close and personal look at law enforcement and ...

Kenilworth Youth Police Academy Update

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message from the Kenilworth Police Department regarding the 2022 Youth Academy.

The KPD Youth Academy has covered a lot of ground since Monday. Starting with an address by Chief Soos, physical fitness training, drill and ceremony, Union County SWAT demonstration, firearms training (airsoft), motor vehicle stops, Customs and Border Protection site visit ...

Remembering and Honoring Kenilworth's Hometown Hero Tony Siragusa

July 6, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - To honor and celebrate the life of the esteemed late Tony Siragusa a wake was held at The Church of Saint Theresa on June 28, 2022 with the funeral following the next day. 

According to Kenilworth's Chief of Police Fred Soos the officers working the detail estimated that approximately 5,000 people attended Tony’s wake on Tuesday and approximately 1,000 people ...

Kenilworth Rec to Host Softball Clinic with Head Brearley Coach Announces New Date

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message from the Kenilworth Recreation Center. 

The Softball Clinic has been rescheduled for July 13th. But it will have more instructors. 6-7:30pm. This is the first Girls Softball clinic of the Summer. Amy Efchak will be running pitching and fielding drills, and moving on during the summer it will get into hitting and other parts of the ...

George Washington Escaped Being Captured in New Brunswick, Thanks to Alexander Hamilton

July 4, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — George Washington was this close to being captured by British forces and presumably hanged as a traitor from a tree in New Brunswick.

So as you scarf down those barbecue wings, knock back a few cold ones and celebrate Independence Day, consider that the ragtag colonies’ struggle to break free from King George III’s sway could have ended 246 years ago ...

Fireworks: Know What's Legal and What's Not

SOMERSET  COUNTY, NJ - "According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half of those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries," said government officials in a message today.

To help ensure everyone has a safe and happy holiday, here is attached a flyer ...

Jersey Shore Weather Looking Good for 4th of July Weekend

BELMAR, NJ — Weather is looking good for this coming weekend in Belmar and the rest of the Jersey Shore.

Weather Channel is reporting temperatures in the low to mid 80s during the day and lows in the high 60’s through Monday. Skies should be sunny most days with some chance of rain or thunderstorms Saturday.

This weekend is second of the “Big Three” for small ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Don

July 6, 2022

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

Originally a stray on the mean streets of Milwaukee, Don has lived most of his 18 years as a spoiled wee king. World-famous, his likeness can be found on stickers plastered from New Jersey to London, via graffiti in Prague, and a mural in Charleston, South Carolina. With nicknames like Mr. Scruffaluffagus and ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Berkeley

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

Introducing Berkeley! Berkeley is a Great Dane, and most certainly lives up to that name. At about two years old, she weighs about 165 pounds! This does little however to deter her from jumping into laps cuddling anyway she can. She loves to go for long walks and play outside, but only if she can have ice ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Maya

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

Introducing Maya! Maya is about five years old, and was adopted from the SAVE shelter. She was given a DNA test, but her breed remains inconclusive. However, it is believed that she is a mix between a silky terrier and a yorkie! Like most dogs, Maya has quite a large appetite. Her favorite foods include ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

Division on Aging/ADRC Launches New Website

June 25, 2022

The Union County Department of Human Services announced today that the Division on Aging/ADRC has launched its redesigned website offering the public a streamlined site that is easier to use, with simpler navigation, new content, and interactive features. The website address is https://ucnj.org/dhs/aging/.

Among the many useful items the redesigned website features:

A more intuitive, ...