Kenilworth’s history dates back to ‘New Orange’ in 1895

A local historian and author discusses the borough’s cherished past

KENILWORTH – While many move to Kenilworth because it is a small municipality with a population of less than 8,000, few really know how the borough came to be settled or the colorful stories surrounding this sleepy town. One man, born and raised in Kenilworth, found out long ago that a single moment in time […]

Kenilworth mayor resigns, appointed as tax court judge

Councilman Pugliese to step in as acting mayor

KENILWORTH – It has been several years since Gov. Chris Christie nominated Mayor Kathi Fiamingo as a tax court judge, but it took until last week for the Senate Judiciary Committee to sign off on it. Council President Fred Pugliese will step into the role of acting mayor until November when voters will cast their […]

Bobby Jeans of Kenilworth is named Grand Marshal of 2014 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

UNION COUNTY — The 2014 Union County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee announced yesterday that  Robert E. “Bobby” Jeans Sr. of Kenilworth has been named Grand Marshal of the 18th Annual Union County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Jeans, a decorated Vietnam veteran and retired Kenilworth Police Department lieutenant, has been involved with the Union County St. […]

Kenilworth adds three police officers to make up for manpower shortage; training begins immediately

KENILWORTH — Police Chief John Zimmerman of the Kenilworth Police Department announced today that on Jan. 8, the department hired three new officers to replace a manpower shortage that had happened through attrition. The three officers, Sean Kaverick of Kenilworth, Kevin Fernandes of Kenilworth and Matt Torre of Toms River, were hired and will begin […]

County backs down on tax appeal

Following a brief standoff, Kenilworth expects to collect $120K in taxes from county

KENILWORTH — Although the county was fighting Kenilworth over the $120,000 in taxes the town wanted for the $15.6 million profit-making clubhouse built at the Galloping Hill Golf Course, they decided late last week to withdraw all objections. On Oct. 12 the county notified the Union County Board of Taxation it was withdrawing its appeal but […]

Animal instincts

KENILWORTH — Native animals Of New Jersey were presented by Turtle Back Zoo at the Kenilworth Public Library on Nov. 8. Turtle Back Zoo representative, Maria Durci introduced children and their families to various reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Right: Children at the library view a live owl. Below: Durcie displays a live snake for the children. […]

Remains of Cranford homicide victim found in Newark

UNION – A woman’s dismembered body found in Newark Sunday, Oct 27, was officially identified by police authorities as the slain body of homicide victim April Wyckoff, 43, from Cranford. “Human remains recovered in Newark on Sunday have been identified as belonging to the Cranford woman who was the victim of a homicide in Union Township […]

Murder suspect remains in custody as police search for body of Cranford victim

UNION – Suspect Matthew Ballister III remained in the county jail this morning on $2 million bail but has refused to tell police where he dumped the slain body of his Cranford girlfriend, April Wyckoff. According to police sources, more than 100 law enforcement officers along with the Hudson County K-9 Unit, U.S. Park Police […]

Reward offered for information about armed robbery of Kenilworth coffee shop

UNION COUNTY- Union County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in connection with the armed robbery of a Kenilworth coffee shop last week, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said yesterday. The robbery took place at approximately 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 […]