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$2 Billion Plan to Replace Newark Liberty Airport Monorail Moves Forward

February 17, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey moved one step closer to advancing a $2 billion plan to replace Newark Liberty International Airport’s aging monorail following the release of a draft environmental plan last week. 

Upon the publication of the environmental report on Feb. 11, a 30-day public review and comment period commenced for the Port ...

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Reminds Residents on New COVID-19 Travel Rules

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents applying for passports, and all residents with international travel plans, that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new rule last month to require COVID-19 testing for boarding an international flight during the pandemic.

The Office of the County Clerk assists residents with passport applications and ...

Bridging the Financial Gap, Toll Increases Proposed on Eight NJ-PA River Crossings

YARDLEY, PA -- For the first time in 10 years, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) has announced a system-wide toll increase deemed necessary to fund planned capital projects throughout the agency’s Pennsylvania-New Jersey service region and meet financial obligations.  The Commission, which operates eight toll bridges and 12 toll-supported ...

Traveling Internationally? New COVID-19 Testing Requirements Now in Effect to Reenter U.S.

NEW JERSEY - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an order regarding all air passengers arriving in the United States from an international destination. The order, which requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19, is now in effect.

The order applies to all air passengers, two years of age or older, traveling into the U.S. including ...

Holland Tunnel Goes Cashless

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Almost 25 years after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey established the E-ZPass system to allow vehicles to pass more easily through the Holland Tunnel, a new cashless toll has been installed to make it even more seamless.

Authorized in 2019 and scheduled to go into use last March, only to be suspended due to COVID-19, the technology is being used for the first ...

Governor Cuomo Leads Ribbon Cutting at Moynihan Train Hall

New York, NY—Governor Andrew Cuomo officially led the ribbon cutting this week to announce the grand opening of the new, $1.6 billion-dollar, Moynihan Train Hall that passengers accessed New Year's Day.

The new train hall represents a significant milestone for passenger rail travel in New York, especially during a time when the region’s mass transit agencies have suffered ...

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Help Keep Union County Parks Litter Free: Avoid Single-Use Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Commissioners encourages Union County residents to help keep County parks free of litter, by reducing their use of single-use plastic bags and other disposable plastic items.

“Spring is in sight and visitors will be returning to the County parks and we are asking everyone to pitch in and help preserve the environment in our green spaces.  Plastic bags and ...

Union County Board of County Commissioners Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of County Commissioners urges residents to download the Recycle Coach App to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County ...

Put “Choose to Reuse” on your 2021 To-Do List

Union County residents who are seeking ways to help the environment this year can start by bringing reusable grocery bags to the supermarket, and skipping single-use bags.

“Switching to reusable grocery bags is a simple but effective way for everyone to help cut down on waste and litter pollution, and start getting into the ‘Choose to Reuse’ habit,” said Union County ...

Is a Long Distance Relationship for You?

March 1, 2021

Long-distance relationships existed long before COVID. Where one partner traveled to another country ahead of the other, you met on vacation, college or one of the most popular ways of meeting and dating is online. But is it for you?  

There are several benefits to long-distance relationships.

1.   It allows the both of you to develop as an individual: ...

Wholesome Real Estate Advice Part 12

KENILWORTH, NJ - Todd Wilkinson, Founder and Owner of FonHome Realty has created a video series highlighting scenarios for buyers and sellers to be wary of when entering into the real estate process. Watch Episode 12 for his unique perspective.

FonHome is a customer-centric brokerage where our clients are in control and our experienced agents are respected for providing the ...

Surviving Infidelity

Infidelity is unfortunately, a common issue that has broken many relationships. Especially in marriages. Infidelity can make you question everything you trusted about your partner. Nothing hurts more than being betrayed by the one person you were willing to spend the rest of your life with. A lot of times, forgiving your partner for infidelity is more difficult because of the lies and ...

Kenilworth Recap: New Chief of Police, Special Update from Superintendent & More

March 7, 2021

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

It’s Official: Fred Soos Sworn In as Kenilworth Chief of Police

'Donors Choose' Gives Kenilworth Teachers a New Way to Request Classroom Donations

Kenilworth Mayor Karlovitch Provides COVID Update

Special Update from Kenilworth Public Schools ...

Union County Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Free Drive-In Concert Featuring U2 Tribute Band Unforgettable Fire

Event is drive-in only and pre-registration required to reserve a spot; COVID-19 prevention rules apply.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that the acclaimed U2 tribute band, Unforgettable Fire, will headline a free, live drive-in concert in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday night, March 20 at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools ...

John Zimmerman Receives Mayoral Proclamation from Kenilworth Borough Council

March 7, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - At the Feb. 24 council meeting, Mayor Linda Karlovitch presented John Zimmerman a Mayoral Proclamation to recognize his 33 years of devoted service with the Kenilworth Police Department. 

Zimmerman began his career with the KPD on Feb. 1, 1990 where he took his oath as a patrol officer until his promotion to detective in 1994, serving in various ...

Kenilworth Police Honor Retired Chief with Final Walk Out After 33-Year Career

KENILWORTH, NJ – Saluted by members of the police department, newly retired Chief John Zimmerman took his final walkout Friday afternoon, Feb. 26, after 33 years of dedicated service.

Town officials, family, friends, and residents also were in attendance at the ceremonial walkout to pay tribute to the chief they highly respect and wish him well.

John Zimmerman began his ...

Kenilworth Education Association Celebrates Read Across America Day

March 8, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - Throughout the United States, 'Read Across America Day’ is celebrated annually on March 2. This also happens to be on the birthday of children's book author Dr. Suess. The day was established by the National Education Association in 1998 to help get kids excited about reading.

To celebrate this special reading motivation and awareness program the Kenilworth ...

Kenilworth Public Schools COVID-19 Weekly Dashboard March 1 - 5

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Board of Education posted the following data regarding the weekly coronavirus update in the public schools for the week of March 1 through March 5, 2021.

Harding Elementary School

Total enrollment 664 

Number of students officially on record as Remote Learning 196 

Total number of COVID cases reported to the school district this week* ...

Special Update from Kenilworth Public Schools Superintendent

KENILWORTH, NJ - Superintendent Kyle C. Arlington recently posted a special update on the Kenilworth Public Schools website to share preliminary thinking about the 2021-2022 school year. 

Dear School Community:

Kind of like spring, hope is in the air.

With improving trends in national and state COVID data, and new federal guidance on school safety protocols, we’re happy about ...

NJ Easing Restrictions for Religious Gatherings, Live Sports, Entertainment Venues

February 23, 2021

NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits.

The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity.

Also in effect, two parents/guardians will be allowed to attend indoor and outdoor college ...

New Jersey Police See Trouble as New Marijuana Laws Decriminalize Underage Drinking Too

March 8, 2021

NEWTON, NJ – Parents may be surprised by some of the new rules put in place by the marijuana law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Feb. 22, 2021.  The new law strips parents’ right to know if their child has been caught with pot or booze.

The new law allows for possession of up to six ounces of marijuana.  It also decriminalizes drug paraphernalia. And underage ...

Rutgers Scientist Discovers Micro Plastic Pollution In Raritan, Hudson Rivers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers scientists for the first time have pinpointed the sizes of microplastics from a highly urbanized estuarine and coastal system with numerous sources of fresh water, including the Hudson River and Raritan River.

Their study of tiny pieces of plastic in the Hudson-Raritan Estuary in New Jersey and New York indicates that stormwater could be an important source of ...

Newark Man Among Three Pleading Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud Banks of More Than $250,000 Using Stolen Credit Cards and Blank Checks

NEWARK, NJ — Three Essex County men admitted conspiring to defraud two banks of $250,000 using stolen credit cards and blank checks, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today.

Nasheed Jackson, 24, of Newark, Alexander Varice, 22, and Dashawn Duncan, 27, both of South Orange, pleaded guilty this week by video conference before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Molly

March 1, 2021

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

Molly is a German Sheppard turned eight years old today.  My daughter brought her home when she graduated from college, and here she remains. Her bark is definitely worse than her bite, as she is truly such a loving and friendly dog. Molly is the most loyal companion any human could have as she ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Levi

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

Five-month-old Levi is a hound mix and was adopted through Rescued Dogs Rock NYC. He easily settled in and is a busy happy “teething” part of our family as he loves anything he can sink his teeth into, including us. He loves his big sister Molly and enjoys cuddling on top of ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Sophie

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

Sophie is a nine-year-old Maltese. She loves to go for walks and play with her stuffed animals. Sophie also loves grandpa's chicken souvlaki from Opa Grill. She loves to wear dresses and her blankets. Sophie is a good girl and brings so much joy to anyone she encounters.

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TAPinto Featured Franchisees: Elizabeth Meyers and Steve Lenox from TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The TAPinto Featured Franchisees for March 2021 are Steve Lenox and Elizabeth Meyers from TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville. 

Neither Lenox nor Meyers are new to the TAPinto community. 

TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville was the third site Lenox launched, after previously opening TAPinto Paterson and TAPinto Bayonne. Lenox was awarded TAPinto’s 2021 Highest Honor ...

‘All News Is Local’ is More Applicable than Ever Before

There’s a famous saying that “All politics Is local.” As politics has become nationalized and even local candidates are now being forced to follow or defend the pronouncements of the national political parties, the adage is seemingly less accurate.  Meanwhile, COVID-19 has caused the news industry to be turned on its head as all news is becoming local.

For instance, when ...

Free Virtual Performance of   Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Role in Woman Suffrage, March 31

March 6, 2021

Story of Union County Suffragette Lillian Feickert to be told as part of Union County’s celebration of Women’s History Month

The Union County Board of County Commissioners through The Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs is pleased to celebrate Women’s History Month with a free virtual performance of Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Role in Woman Suffrage on ...