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Who's Who in Kenilworth: Giovanni Mancini

August 2, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Kenilworth resident Giovanni Mancini!

Born in Brick New Jersey, Giovanni moved to Kenilworth six years ago loves the town. He currently attends the Arc of Union County and studies theater and music. Giovanni has been at the Arc for five years and loves it. He recently performed in The Wizard of Oz. His mother Bridget says her son has "a ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Aidan Colon

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Kean University student Aidan Colon!

A Kenilworth resident since he was five years old, Aidan attended Harding Elementary, David Brearley Middle School and graduated from UCTech in the UCVTS district. His freshman and sophomore year Aidan played football for the Bears but then decided later that he would like to pursue theater.

Currently Aidan is at Kean ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Owner of Karate World Jeff Dunn

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Owner of Karate World Grandmaster Jeff Dunn!

Originally from Killeen Texas, Jeff Dunn (Master Dunn), is an 8th-degree black belt teaching martial arts for 36 years and studying the discipline for 46 years. How Jeff ended up in Kenilworth is an interesting story. He first came to New Jersey in 1990 to help his friend Tony Yu with his karate studio in ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Yiota, Nikos & Victoria Makkas Owners of Opa Grill

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Yiota, Nikos and Victoria Makkas the owners of Opa Grill!

Located in the heart of the Boulevard is Kenilworth’s popular Greek restaurant Opa Grill. Opa’s as most locals call it is the real deal when it comes to Greek food. This family-operated establishment is run by owners Nikos who is originally from the mountains of Karpenisi in ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Erik Ingebrigtsen Norwegian Exchange Student

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Erik Aleksander Falch Ingebrigtsen! A Norwegian Exchange Student in Kenilworth for the year.

Straight from Norway’s most multicultural city and capital Oslo, Erik Ingebrigtsen is a foreign exchange student here in Kenilworth and a senior at David Brearley Middle High School.

Erik came to town this past August to stay for the school year with his ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Dr. Michelle Panichi

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Dr. Michelle Panichi!

KENILWORTH, NJ - Kenilworth native Dr. Michelle Panichi is a woman of many trades. She is the High School Vice Principal at Elizabeth Public Schools, Kenilworth’s Board of Education President, member of the Board of Health (3-year appointment Jan. 2021-Dec. 2023), Kenilworth UNICO, Board member and member ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Kyle C. Arlington Superintendent of Public Schools

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Kyle C. Arlington! Superintendent of Kenilworth Public Schools.

KENILWORTH, NJ – A man known throughout the town even if you have not met him personally, Kyle Arlington keeps the school system together. As the Superintendent of the Kenilworth Public Schools Kyle does not have the easiest job. Especially during a pandemic.

Commencing his career ...

Who's Who in Kenilworth: Amy Efchak David Brearley Head Softball Coach

KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Amy Efchak David Brearley Head Softball Coach.

Teachers are one of the biggest influences and academic motivators in our children’s lives. David Brearley educator and coach, Amy Efchak takes teaching and giving back to her students to a whole other level. Amy has been teaching and coaching for 22 years. This September will be her 20th year on staff ...


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TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

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

August 14, 2022

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 ...

Kenilworth Public Library to Present Mad Science Workshop: 3,2,1 Blast Off

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting the Mad Science Workshop: 3,2,1 Blast Off on Thursday, August 11, 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 Public Schools Proposal for Strategic Improvements

August 11, 2022

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

School science labs are incubators for creative thinking and problem solving ... just the type of life skills that lead to success.

Kenilworth’s bond proposal includes a high-tech science wing for Brearley HS students and exclusive use of existing ...

E-Sports Arena in Warren? MUJC Cuts the Ribbon at Warren’s Developmental Learning Center

WARREN, NJ — What started with a generous donation, an idea, and an immediate response of,” let’s do it!,” turned into a state of the art E-Sports arena at the Morris Union Jointure Commission’s (MUJC) Developmental Learning Center(DLC) in Warren. 

And on Wednesday, the ribbon was officially cut to open the arena.

The donation came from Robert “ ...

Kenilworth Board of Education to Hold Regular Meeting Tonight

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Board of Education is scheduled to hold its next regular meeting tonight Monday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m. This meeting will take place in the Board Conference Room at David Brearley Middle/High School located at 401 Monroe Avenue.


The ...

Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad Announce Passing of Beloved EMT

August 14, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad recently announced the following message on their social media about the sudden passing of Dana Krueger.  

It is with deep sadness that the Kenilworth, NJ Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad announces the sudden passing of EMT Dana Krueger. EMT D. Krueger joined the Kenilworth Fire Department in May ...

Summit Man Found Unresponsive Outside Train Station Passes Away

SUMMIT, NJ - A 35-year-old Summit man found unresponsive and lying on a bench outside the Summit train station has died, the City has announced.

The Summit Police Department responded to a report of an unconscious man at a bus stop outside the Summit train station at approximately 2:50 a.m. today (Aug. 12). Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive male lying on a bench and ...

Triumph for Kenilworth's Twin Kicks Karate at 2022 AAU Taekwondo Junior Olympics

August 3, 2022

Greensboro, North Carolina - Team Jean- Paul Panizza (Team JP) of Twin Kicks Karate had 14 competitors compete in the 2022 AAU Taekwondo Junior Olympics in Greensboro, North Carolina on Saturday, July 30, 2022.  The instructors that made up Team JP were Bryan Panizza- Kenilworth, Maddie Capiro- Kenilworth and Jean Paul Panizza- Kenilworth.

Team JP came home with two grand champions ...

Upcoming Events


Tue, August 16, 10:00 AM

Central Office - 1st Floor Cafe, Paterson

Paterson Public Schools Teacher Job Fair On ...


Wed, August 24, 10:30 AM

Kenilworth Public Library, Kenilworth

The Good Tymes String Band

NJ State Troopers Save 3 Puppies in a 10-Feet Deep Trench

August 14, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- New Jersey State Troopers assigned to Troop "C" Hamilton Station are being credited with rescuing three puppies after responding to a complaint.

The puppies had wandered off into the woods and fallen down an irrigation ditch about 10 feet underground. 

In a social media post praising the action of the Troopers, the State Police noted that "we do not ...

NJ Man Charged with Stealing $250K in Property from Police Department Where He Worked for 21 Years

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — A 21-year veteran employee with the Robbinsville Township Police Department, Eric Coran, was charged on Friday with allegedly stealing and selling property and equipment valued at more than $250,000 owned by the police department for personal gain. 

Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri and Robbinsville Township Police Chief Michael Polaski ...

Mount Laurel's Camille Wows America's Got Talent with Singing Skills

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ -- A talented young woman from Mount Laurel showed the country her performance abilities recently on "America's Got Talent" and impressed even the toughest judge Simon Cowell. 

The 16-year-old Camille K. (her last name was not published by the television program) recently performed on the August 2 episode of "America's Got ...

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 South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...