Mayor’s Message

Hello Kenilworthians, I hope everyone had a pleasant October. It was unseasonably warm during most the month, which hopefully gave everyone time to get things done and prepare for colder days and the upcoming winter months. We had a trying October, with the devastation and the aftermath of Texas, Florida, the Caribbean and the fires in California, senseless violence in Las Vegas, not to mention attacks on civilians and law enforcement across the globe. One can almost feel the apprehension of listening or watching the news every day. We are not a town (nor a Nation) that is ruled by that cancerous word fear, nor do we give up in the face of adversity and tragedy. We will pray and hope for all the victims and give aid and support where we can, because this is what we do as a community and what we do in this Great Nation. I have faith there are better days on the horizon, even in the darkest of nights the sun rises.
I like to take this time to remind everyone to HELP STOCK YOUR LOCAL FOOD PANTRY
Non-perishable goods and gift cards to any supermarket can be left in the
Cry Room at St. Theresa’s Church after any Mass
Monday – Friday donations can be dropped off at the Rectory (9 am – 5 pm)
Supermarket gift cards and or check donations (payable to St. Theresa’s) can be mailed to:
Social Concerns, c/o The Church of St. Theresa, 541 Washington Ave, Kenilworth, NJ 07033
If you are in need of food, you can contact the Rectory at 908-272-4444, they will arrange
for a volunteer to meet you at the pantry.
The identities of all recipients are kept confidential!
Here are some important dates for November;
November 3: The Kenilworth Historical Society presents “A Unique Epicurean Experience at the Nitschke House”. Sergio Moutela (Melovino Meadery); taste/enjoy his masterfully created meads (wine from honey). Call for reservations
November 5: Daylight Savings Time End…don’t forget to turn your clocks back. This would also be a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon dioxide alarms
November 7: Election Day, whatever your choice be informed and get out there and vote
November 11: Veterans day, honor those who have served and those are a serving today. Thank them for their service to this Great Nation
November 16: The Kenilworth Historical Society presents A View of “Historic Kenilworth from the Skies” at 7 PM. This is a tribute to WWII Vet Ray Scheuerer presented by Historian Water Boright where he will present & discuss aerial photos taken by Ray Scheuerer in the “40’s. Free admission
November 23: Thanksgiving (Borough Hall will be closed November 23 & 24)
For the month of November, there are always event for adults and children, make sure to check in at for more details
As always visit our website at for more details about these events and more.
In closing, this month we celebrate Thanksgiving, a day to gather with friends and family and give thanks and be grateful for all the gifts that are bestowed upon us. Kenilworthians, I know I’m preaching to the choir, giving back, being part of the community and generally being good to another is a 24-7-365 occupation. Yes, we fight, we argue but in the end, life is too short to be angry and bitter. Make the most of your life today; tomorrow is never guaranteed.

God Bless you all and God Bess America
Mayor Anthony P. DeLuca Jr.