Kenilworth to implement ‘no-knock’ solicitor regulation

KENILWORTH, NJ — Local governing officials are to implement a “no-knock” registry to stop unwanted door-to-door solicitation after hearing complaints from residents in April. The amended ordinance introduced at the April 25 meeting would have residents register their addresses with the borough clerk to stop salesmen, or anyone canvassing, from knocking on their doors. “This […]

Sewerage costs to send Kenilworth taxes higher

Sewerage costs to send Kenilworth taxes higher

KENILWORTH, NJ — Municipal taxes would increase an average of about $69 according to a budget introduced at the borough council’s April 11 meeting, with most of the increase due to a 28-percent spike in sewerage costs. The $16.7 million budget, with an accompanying tax levy of $11,548,421, increases taxes by $69.39 for the average […]

Kenilworth looks to amend, tighten soliciting ordinances

KENILWORTH, NJ — The police department and borough council are looking to adjust local soliciting and peddling ordinance following resident concerns voiced at the April 11 council meeting. Resident Patty Fugett told the council there have been three incidents in the past six months in which the police have been called about solicitors who refused […]

Kenilworth mulls ways to absorb sewerage cost spike

KENILWORTH, NJ — The borough council’s finance committee is currently considering how it will incorporate an unexpected $200,000 charge into the town’s 2018 municipal budget, due to the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority’s yearly assessment. The municipality’s budget for the year will be introduced on April 11, clerk Laura Reinertsen told LocalSource. The council learned of […]

Kenilworth hit with 28 percent sewerage hike

Kenilworth hit with 28 percent sewerage hike

KENILWORTH, NJ — The borough was hit with a 28.5 percent increase in its sewer assessment when the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority approved its 2018 budget at its January meeting, indicating the municipality will have to raise taxes or cut something from its budget. “There will be an impact,” Richard LoForte, a former RVSA commissioner […]

Kenilworth fire claims life of elderly resident

Kenilworth fire claims  life of elderly resident

KENILWORTH, NJ — An elderly woman died in a three-alarm fire that swept through the upper floor of a two-family home in Kenilworth on Monday, Jan. 8, Kenilworth Police Chief John Zimmerman confirmed. Emma Gordon, 68, was found dead inside her apartment at 223 North Ninth Ave., from smoke inhalation, Zimmerman said in a Jan. […]

Kenilworth Girl Scout troop helps child abuse victims transition back to school with supplies

Kenilworth Girl Scout troop helps child abuse victims transition back to school with supplies

KENILWORTH, NJ — For children dealing with the trauma of abuse, the reality of “back-to-school” can be daunting. In order to help lessen anxiety, Girl Scout Troop 42867 of Kenilworth used their July service effort to equip victims of child abuse with school supplies. Over 25 backpacks loaded with pencils, pencil cases, folders, binders, notebooks and […]

Union police shooting range faces lawsuit for distressing pets at nearby animal shelter

Union police shooting range faces lawsuit for distressing pets at nearby animal shelter

UNION, NJ — A Kenilworth resident who is suing Union, claims that an outdoor shooting range used by the police department is causing noise pollution, possible lead contamination and upsetting the animals at a nearby shelter. Michael Klein filed suit in state Superior Court in June regarding the shooting range at 990 Jefferson Ave., which […]

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