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Clark Recognizes Police Achievements in Annual Awards Presentation

April 18, 2018

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Police Department recognized outstanding service during its annual police awards held Monday night during the township council meeting.

Family members and CPD officers were in the audience to the support the recognized officers.  Mayor Sal Bonaccorso thanked the CPD for another great job this year.

Sgt. Chris Tuccio and Sgt. Ricardo Oliveira received a Life ...

Pizza and Preschoolers Paired Thanks to Clark UNICO

April 26, 2018

Clark, NJ - In recognition of Community Service Month, the Clark Chapter of  UNICO invited all of the Clark Preschoolers to learn how to make a pizza pie. According to Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo the kids had a great time watching, then learning and helping.

Freddy Gallo from Café Gallo supplied all of the ingredients and sent his Chief Pizza Maker from the ...

Students Use Magformers in STEAM Class at Valley Road School

CLARK, NJ - Students at Valley Road School learn about Engineering and Math in Mrs. Scarola's STEAM classes by using Magformers.  These are magnetic devices that allow students to learn about shapes and angles. 

During STEAM class, students use Magformers to create 3-D objects like houses and cars.  The Magformers were purchased through a grant from the Clark Education ...

Johnson Tennis: Crusaders Edge Springfield Bulldogs 3-2

April 25, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Dayton tennis lost one of its closest matches in recent memory to the Crusaders of A.L. Johnson, 3-2.

Dayton won court one and two singles but lost on court three and both doubles courts. Each doubles match went to a third set.

Dayton senior Ron Brody continued his stellar play on court one and beat Johnson’s Matthew Vigliotti 6-0, 6-0.

Senior Colin ...

Softball: Genevieve Howell, Michaela Hobson Lead Westfield Blue Devils in Close Win over Johnson Crusaders

CLARK, NJ-  Coming into Monday afternoon’s game, all the Westfield High School Blue Devils had to do was remind themselves what happened on May 7 of last season. After sweeping the 2017 regular season series against the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity softball team, it was the Crusaders who upended the Blue Devils 7-4 in the 2017 Union County Tournament ...

Arthur L. Johnson High School Junior Chris Fuschetto Finishes Career as All-Time Winningest Wrestler

CLARK, NJ-  It was just last year when Arthur L. Johnson High School senior Chris Fuschetto secured his 100th career win during his junior year. Now, with his high school career in the books, Fuschetto leaves as one of the best wrestlers in the high school's history.

According to Johnson wrestling head coach Mike Siter, Fuschetto is graduating the school as the all-time winningest ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

April 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) ...

Party Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Of The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

 

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Strains of “Happy Birthday” filled the atrium recently at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center.  The occasion was the kick-off party to a month’s long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the center.

Even before the song rang out, music filled the atrium, as it has for the past 17 years from 9 ...

Assemblyman Jerry Green Is Dead at Age 79

April 19, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to a statement issued by Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados on behalf of  the Freeholder board and the Union County Government.

"Jerry Green was an innovator, a trailblazer and the most influential African American leader ever to come from Union County. As a former Freeholder in the '80s ...

Bonaccorso at Annual Mayors' Dinner: 'We're Working Hard on Westfield Avenue Becoming a Downtown'

ELIZABETH, NJ - Mayor Sal Bonaccorso was nominated for the Mayor of the Year Award at the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 29th Annual Mayors’ Dinner, at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel.

More than 400 people listened as mayors or their designees from around Union County municipalities provided updates on the state of their communities.

Awards were given out this year ...

Riedel Wine Tasting Event to Benefit the Boy Scouts of America Programs

April 16, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Boy Scouts of America and volunteer co-chairs, Dawn and Rich Buchanan of Fanwood will host a Riedel Wine Tasting on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Masker's Barn located in the Watchung Reservation in Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Guests will enjoy great wines using Riedel wine glasses, learn more about wines, how to pour them, the effect wine glasses have and how to ...

Clark UNICO Visits the 'Real Little Italy ' of NYC

April 23, 2018

BRONX, NY – Members and friends of the Clark UNICO Chapter enjoyed a recent road trip to the Belmont section of the Bronx to experience Arthur Avenue, or the ‘Real Little Italy’ of New York City as the locals refer to it.

Arthur Avenue was settled in the early part of the prior century when a number of Italian families moved from lower Manhattan to the Bronx.  Once ...

Clark Under Flash Flood Warning Monday Morning

CLARK, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the area until 11:15 a.m.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

According to the National Weather Service, excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas ...

Spring Arrives in Time to Usher in Clark Little League and Softball Parade

CLARK, NJ – Just as many adults speculated if spring would ever arrive, youngsters around town wondered the same about opening day of baseball.   It seems both showed up on the same day this year.  Under sunny skies and warm temperatures, the Clark Little League and Girls Softball League kicked off their 2018 seasons with the traditional parade down Westfield Avenue and ...

Tickets On Sale Now for “An Evening Of Shining Stars” at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on May 4

April 18, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - One of the area's most anticipated events - "An Evening of Shining Stars" - featuring members of the special needs community from Cranford and around Union County will take place 7 p.m. Friday, May ...

Comic Book Convention Coming to Clark Library in May

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Library is hosting its first annual Comic Book Convention called Random Fandom Con in May.    The community is invited to join in the day’s events and costumes are encouraged.

There will be a comic book artist workshop, Pokemon Party Panel, Harry Potter Radio Show, costume contest, free giveaways, Sushi Candy, vendors, trivia game, and so much ...

Emma's Brick Oven Introduces Sunday Brunch

April 26, 2018

Want to try something different? Perhaps something that you and your family will enjoy together? Come over to Emma's Brick Oven where we will make all your cravings go away!

Emma's Brick Oven is introducing Sunday brunch, every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It's a great place to enjoy quality time with family and friends! Check out the photos to see the special menu!

 

Video: ‘Sandwichfest’ in Westfield this Weekend Will Benefit Local Charities

WESTFIELD, NJ — This Sunday, from noon until 4 p.m., head to The James Ward Mansion in Downtown Westfield to taste sandwiches from some of the area’s best-loved restaurants and vote for your favorites.

Proceeds from the event will go to Greta’s Run (benefiting people with special needs) and A Birthday Wish (benefiting children in foster care).

Participating restaurants ...

Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer A Free Ride

April 15, 2018

BRANT BEACH - The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Shade Gardening Beyond Hostas

April 18, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A shady spot provides welcome relief from the summer heat; but it can make growing a beautiful garden a bit more challenging. Take heart, your landscape may receive more sunlight than you suspect and if not, there are quite a few shade-tolerant plants you can grow.

Evaluating the sun and shade patterns throughout the day, season, and year is a good place to start.

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Emma's Brick Oven Introduces Sunday Brunch

April 26, 2018

Want to try something different? Perhaps something that you and your family will enjoy together? Come over to Emma's Brick Oven where we will make all your cravings go away!

Emma's Brick Oven is introducing Sunday brunch, every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It's a great place to enjoy quality time with family and friends! Check out the photos to see the special menu!

 

It Must Be Election Season in Garwood

April 26, 2018

It must be election season in Garwood, because we have the inevitable "spin" of Bruce Paterson making its appearance on the editorial page.  I will respond, point by point, with actual facts, to last week’s letter.  

Sara Todisco is an elected member of the so called “insider committee” elected every two years by registered Garwood Democrats referred ...

Obituaries

Jun 29, 1927 - Apr 23, 2018
Margaret (Peggy) Kirk Leonard passed away Monday, April 23rd, surrounded by her loved ones. Peggy ...
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