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Historic Hoboken Terminal Included In ‘Iconic’ Giant Model Train Display

August 7, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — All aboard!

Hoboken’s historic Lackawanna Terminal is included in a new, gigantic model railroad display at Liberty Science Center (LSC) that pays homage to the bygone era of traveling by railways.

Touted as “one of the most elaborate and detailed model railroads ever built,” the 3,000-square-foot set recreates the Lackawanna Railroad line, which ...

Dream Big with A Day Out with Thomas in Phillipsburg

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Everyone’s favorite blue engine is steaming into Phillipsburg for a Day Out with Thomas August 12, 13, 14. 

A Day Out with Thomas is held annually in the US and Canada. Passengers ride in a train car pulled by Thomas, along with his Friends such as Sir Topham Hatt. Conductors and engineers are also on the trains.  

The train pulled by Thomas ...

New Jersey Sunflower Trail Open for Summer Season

WASHINGTON, NJ – The New Jersey Sunflower Trail at Von Thun Farms is a must-visit summer destination in the tri-state area.

Located in the scenic rolling hills of Warren County, the sunflower trail is open daily through Labor Day, 9 – 5 on weekends and 10 – 5 on weekdays. The farm has eight distinct sunflower trails, all planted at different times this spring, to ensure ...


Will New Jersey's Federally-vaccinated Economy Have a Relapse?

NEW JERSEY — There’s no doubt that the federal COVID-19 and Biden Administration infrastructure aid fortified New Jersey’s economy along with that of most other states.

When the Legislature passed New Jersey’s record $50 billion state budget last June, it was as if the state had just simply rolled up its sleeve to get multiple COVID-19- like budget ...

Safe, Free Disposal for Hazardous Materials Commonly Found in Homes and Yards

Union County residents can safely dispose of their unwanted household chemicals, pool supplies, used motor oil, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and many other potentially hazardous items at Union County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Union County Vocational-Technical ...


Marcus Irving's first day of junior year at PAAAS.

September 10, 2022

Marcus Irving's first day of junior year at PAAAS.

Angelette Waters-Moore Graduates from Cornell Law School

A Union resident, Angelette Waters-Moore, recently graduated from Cornell Law School with a Masters in Legal Studies. After Cornell Law School accepted her into a rigorous 20-month program at 57, she decided to take a chance on herself. Angelette's mission to become an Ivy League Cornellian became easier with the support of her husband, Victor, and son, Edwin, who will graduate from ...

Kenilworth Public Library to Host Halloween Craft

October 7, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a Halloween craft today Friday, Oct. 7. 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. Kenilworth residents may begin to register one week prior to each event. Out of town residents may begin to register two days prior ...

Kenilworth Recap: Brearley Football & Soccer Undefeated, Athletes of the Week & More

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

1. Football: No Hibernation for These Bears

2. Varsity Soccer: Boys Remain Unbeatable

3. Football: Brearley VS South Hunterdon

4. Film Shoot Brings Robert DeNiro, Other Big Stars to NJ

5. Girls Soccer: Brearley to Face Hillside on Senior ...

Kenilworth Public Schools Announce Unofficial Election Results

October 7, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see this message that was recently announced from Kenilworth Public Schools regarding the bond referendum vote.

As of Thursday night, the tally was 582 votes in favor of the referendum and 501 votes opposed. That figure includes votes at the polls on Thursday and 248 mail-in ballots. The Union County Clerk’s Office will count any mail-in ballots received ...

Kenilworth Public Schools Remind Community to Get Out and Vote

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see this latest update from Kenilworth Public Schools that was recently announced on their social media page. 

It’s another busy week, so make sure voting in the special school election stays on your list!

Vote at David Brearley Middle-High School from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

If you still have your mail-in ballot, get it postmarked or take it to the ...

Voters to Decide Kenilworth Public Schools’ future on Oct. 6

KENILWORTH,NJ - Residents will determine the future of Kenilworth Public Schools when they vote in a special election on Thursday, Oct. 6.

The district is asking the community to consider a $31.4 million bond referendum to fund critical improvements to school buildings and provide enhanced educational opportunities for students. Some projects in the proposal include:

Expanded space ...

Kenilworth Police & Fire Department to Join Faith & Blue Movement with Upcoming Events

October 4, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The KPD and KFD is partnering with the Kenilworth Interfaith Councilship to join the national Faith & Blue movement. The Faith & Blue movement is based on the premise that strong communities are built through mutual respect and understanding while fostering positive community relations by pairing law enforcement officers with community faith based ...

Brearley will Travel to Highland Park to Face the Owls

October 6, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - Brearley will travel to Highland Park on Friday, October 7, at 7pm. 

The Bears are rolling as they are a strong 5-0. The Bears are one of just 32 teams in New Jersey without a loss. If Brearley wins they would secure their conference and be crowned conference champions. 

On the other side, Highland Park enters at ...

Kenilworth Student Named Union County Conference Player of the Week

KENILWORTH, NJ - David Brearley High School student Bianca Sode was chosen on Monday, Oct. 3, as the Union County Conference Girls Athlete of the Week.

Bianca is a junior and has been on the varsity soccer team since her freshman year. She is the captain and plays as a forward and midfielder. This year so far she has tallied 10 goals on the season and also has two assists.

Quite the ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day


Fri, October 14, 4:00 PM

Smart Start Preschool, Mountainside

Smart Start Preschool Open House - Mountainside

Woodbridge’s ‘BarronFest 2022’ Returns Saturday

October 7, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — More than 40 Central New Jersey artists will exhibit their creations and demonstrate their talents as “BarronFest 2022” returns to town on Saturday, Oct. 8 for a 15th consecutive year.

A free, outdoor fine art and craft festival, BarronFest will run from noon to 4 pm. Saturday at the Acacia Youth Center, 95 Port Reading Ave., said Cynthia A. Knight, director ...

NJ Sophomore Swimmer Gaining Olympic Recognition

WAYNE, NJ – This week, Sarah Rodrigues, a 15-year-old sophomore swimming phenom from Wayne Valley High School, is at the US Olympic Training Pool in Colorado Springs to participate in the US National Select Camp put on by USA Swimming.

Only 42 girls, ages 14-15, across the country are awarded a spot in this camp by qualifying in the top three in several swimming events. Although ...

Kelsey Grammer Joins New Brunswick in Welcoming Back Oktoberfest 

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A special guest will help New Brunswick mark the return of one of its most beloved traditions.

Kelsey Grammer, known by millions of TV fans for his portrayal of Dr. Frasier Crane on “Cheers” and “Frasier,” will serving up his new beer at New Brunswick’s Annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, Oct. 9.

Grammer, who founded Faith American Brewing ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Niña

October 3, 2022

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

Niña the one-year-old golden retriever is a big ball of energy. She loves being the center of attention, so being onstage was an easy decision for her owner, Sam Estrella. Her fluffy brown fur got her a role in JFK Memorial High School’s production of Annie, where Sam and Niña were the ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pets of the Week: Cleo

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

Introducing Cleo! Cleo was born on July 29, 2021. She is an Aussiedoodle which is a mix of a poodle and mini Australian Sheppard. Cleo is super cute and a perfect addition to our family. Her personality is so sweet and we all love her so much.

Submitted By: Mia Fuschino


Would you like your ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pets of the Week: Max and Rosie

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet Max and Rosie Kenilworth's TAPinto Pets of the Week!

Introducing Max and Rosie two rescue kittens adopted from meow inc. Their best friend is Leonard. A six-year-old rescue from Eleventh Hour Rescue in Rockaway New Jersey who is a mix of German Shepard, Lab, and Hound. Max and Rosie both domestic short-haired were born on April 24th and ...

Podcast Features TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro's Journey to Provide Hyperlocal News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The Nerdtoolz Podcast featured TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro on a recent episode.

Shapiro talked about the life-changing decision that caused him to create something his hometown of New Providence, New Jersey did not have back in 2008 — a platform providing original local news and information for the borough's residents.

"When I started ...

TAPinto Journalists Named Finalists in the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Awards

NEWARK, NJ — TAPinto journalists and their original, hyperlocal stories are finalists in the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards Contest.

"TAPinto is honored to be recognized for the outstanding journalism produced by TAPinto owner/publishers," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro said. "At TAPinto, it's about ...

TAPinto Kenilworth Publisher to Perform in Local Musical

KENILWORTH, NJ — Not having a plan is part of Telina Cuppari's plan.

"I'm the most impulsive person in the world," Cuppari, the owner and publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth, said. "I've always been spontaneous. I'm more of a go-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I don't like planning."

Earlier this year, Cuppari saw an article on ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Market Your Business with TAPinto and Reach Engaged Local Readers (VIDEO)

October 6, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — With well more than 20 million local, engaged readers in the past year and a network of nearly 100 online local news and digital marketing platforms in New Jersey, New York, Florida and Pennsylvania, TAPinto can help your business reach the right audience. More than 240,000 people receive TAPinto's daily local newsletter and more than 315,000 people ...