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O'Johnnie's Cigarette Thief Sought by New Jersey State Police and Clark Police

April 19, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey State Police on Wednesday issued a composite sketch of the suspect wanted in a theft from O’Johnnie’s in Clark and subsequent car chase on April 12.  The sketch, posted on the NJSP Facebook page, was compiled from multiple eyewitness accounts.

The suspect was driving a silver Ford Focus with New Jersey license plates Y64-GNE last Wednesday ...

Smoke But Little Fire in Clark Restaurant Incident

CLARK, NJ - A large pot of rice caught fire in the Asian Taste restaurant on Westfield Avenue Tuesday afternoon, causing a “sizable amount” of smoke, but no damage, Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa said.

“It was all in the basement,” Cerasa said.  “We brought it outside, that was it. It went very well.”

The restaurant was evacuated while firefighters ...

Clark Recognizes Police Promotions and Achievements in Annual Awards Presentation

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Police Department promoted three officers and recognized others for outstanding service during its annual Police Awards held Monday night during the township council meeting.

Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos congratulated those receiving promotions saying, “I know how hard it [promotion process] is. And I also know how much dedication it takes to get to where ...

Distracted Driving Topic of Teen Discussion at Arthur L. Johnson (Clark) High School

April 24, 2017

CLARK, NJ – Arthur L. Johnson High School students got a lesson in distracted driving last Thursday, during an open and frank discussion led by NJM Insurance Company's Consumer Safety Director Violet Marrero.

“Distraction is a leading cause of teen driver crashes, we want you to understand that it is more than texting or talking on the phone,” Marrero said during the ...

Mother Seton High School Engineering Project Selected as Top Prototype

CLARK, NJ – A real-life disaster solution devised by Mother Seton Regional High School engineering design students will be displayed at the National Catholic Educational Association Convention, the school recently announced.

Students were charged with designing and prototyping disaster-resistant sustainable housing. Six groups of four students brainstormed various designs, built a ...

Johnson Crusaders Varsity Softball Loses to Westfield HS in Last Game Before Union County Tournament

April 27, 2017

CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity softball team hosted longtime rival, the Westfield High School Blue Devils, Thursday afternoon, but couldn’t get anything going on offense, losing by a final score of 6-3.

After the game, Johnson head coach Chris Di Nucci told his players to put this one behind them and regroup for the games ahead.  The teams head ...

ALJ Alumnus Returns to Coach; Chris Di Nucci Leads Crusader Softball Into Tournament Season

CLARK, NJ -  As the 2017 Union County tournament gets underway this weekend, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity softball team will seek to defend their 2016 title, and will do so with a former student in charge.

Chris Di Nucci, a physical education and health teacher at the school, was officially named the new softball head coach in Jan. 2017. Although a former ...

Early Miscues Doom Johnson Crusaders Varsity Softball in Close Loss to Hunterdon Central HS

CLARK, NJ -  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity softball team struggled against the Hunterdon Central High School Red Devils Friday afternoon, making four errors and leaving scoring chances base. Despite a late rally, the early miscues cost the Crusaders the game and they came up short in a 5-4 loss.

“We can’t give up extra outs,” Johnson head coach ...

Team Campiglia To Mark Milestone Year at Clark 'Walk MS' Event, April 29

April 27, 2017

CLARK, NJ – When Walk MS steps off at Oak Ridge Park on Saturday morning, it will be behind this year’s “Most Inspirational Walker for 2017,” Kristen Campiglia. Campiglia will cut the ribbon to start the walk, as the team she spearheads marks a milestone fifth year supporting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Walk MS has become a time to celebrate Anthony ...

Canine Therapy Brings Comfort to Patients and Loved Ones at Center for Hope Hospice

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J., April 21, 2017 – Rio, Atlas, Coco and Karl are a special breed of volunteer at the Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care. The canines bring their comforting presence and the benefits of animal therapy to patients and their loved ones at both of the Center’s two residences—Peggy’s House in Scotch Plains and Father Hudson House in ...

Greta’s Run 5K Honors Memory of Westfield Teen, Raises Money to Help People with Special Needs

WESTFIELD, NJ — Almost 1,000 people participated in the fourth annual Greta’s Run in Westfield Sunday. The 5K run, walk, roll and fundraiser for people of all abilities is held in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School student who died 2002 after a large tree branch fell on her during lunch.

“Greta was a beautiful person inside and out,” Greta’s ...

Clark Court Administrator Named and More from Monday's Council Meeting

April 20, 2017

CLARK, NJ –  Agata Kozak was appointed as the Certified Court Administrator for Clark Township at Monday evening’s council meeting. Kozak’s family stood with her as she was sworn in by Mayor Sal Bonaccorso. 

“[Kozak] as come up through the rank’s in our court," Bonaccorso said. "She works very hard for our court system…and works ...

Motor Vehicle Agency in South Plainfield Will Close in May

TRENTON – The NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Chairman has announced the closure of the MVC’s South Plainfield Agency on Oak Tree Road in the Golden Acres Shopping Center. The landlord of the building that houses the MVC offices did not renew the state's lease, which expires May 31.

The last date of operation is set for Saturday, May 13, at 1:00 p.m. to ...

Sailesh Prasad of Clark Attains Eagle With Deserted Village Service Project

April 25, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Bald Eagle was chosen as America’s national bird because it soars the highest in the sky, and is a fierce yet noble creature. It seems fitting that a Boy Scout’s highest honor is achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Troop 368’s Sailesh Prasad, of Clark, New Jersey, achieved this honorable title after completing his board of review on March 21.

Perhaps ...

Clark UNICO Delights Preschoolers With Pizza Pie Demonstration

CLARK, NJ - It's an annual and much-loved tradition when Clark UNICO visits the Clark Preschool for a pizza pie making class. 60 students sat in rapt attention as Clark Unican Moreno Rimmaudo dazzled them with his pizza-making skills.

Seven pies were made - and gobbled up - to the delight of the children.

Rimmaudo was assisted by Roberta and fellow UNICANS George ...

Celebrate Earth Day with Rahway River Cleanup April 22

CLARK, NJ –  Boy Scout Troop #330 and Cub Scout Pack #30, along with numerous community organizations including the Rahway River Watershed Association, Rahway and Clark Environmental Commissions, and local school clubs, will hold its annual Earth Day Rahway River clean-up this Saturday, April 22nd (rain date of April 23rd). 

This cleanup event has been conducted annually since ...

Westfield Native Andrew McCarthy Talks About His New Book, 'Pretty in Pink' & Coming Home

April 26, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ – Though he may best be known as Blane McDonough from the John Hughes classic “Pretty in Pink,” actor/director/writer Andrew McCarthy is, as he says, always moving onward.

McCarthy, 54, recently released his first young adult novel, “Just Fly Away.” The novel tells the story of Lucy, a 15-year-old girl who discovers her father had an affair eight ...

'Camelot' On Stage at St. Joseph High School April 29 and 30

METUCHEN, NJ -- The students of St. Joseph High School in Metuchen bring to life King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in their spring musical production of "Camelot."

This Lerner and Loewe musical, based on the T. H. White novel "The Once and Future King," tells the story of the idealistic young King Arthur, his Queen Guenevere, and the daring Lancelot.

Clark UNICO Travels to (Bronx) Italy

BRONX, NY - Clark UNICO took Little Italy in the Bronx by storm on Saturday, visiting the famous Arthur Avenue for an afternoon of all things Italian.  A group of 55 Clark UNICO members and guests traveled by bus to the historic Belmont section of New York's northernmost borough.

After lunch at Enzo's Restaurant, the group strolled the historic district soaking ...

Trivia Night Supports Church Mission Trip

April 27, 2017

First Congregational Church of Westfield invites all trivia buffs to a special Trivia Night, Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, May 5, from 7 to 10 pm at the Italian American Club, 1976 Valley Avenue in Scotch Plains, NJ.  The evening is a fundraiser for the church's Youth Mission Trip to Denver, Colorado this summer.  Come and match your wits against other ...

Comedy Night Fundraiser Event Hosted by Clark Soccer Club to Benefit Multiple Sclerosis Featuring Comedians Joe Carney & Rich McDonald at St. Agnes

The Clark Soccer Club is proud to pursue community involvement to fight Multiple Sclerosis and vows to “Kick MS” by focusing their spring season on raising awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. The club is offering a variety of ways for the community to get involved and support this worthy cause. 

One event is a comedy night fundraiser featuring Comedians ...

Cardinal to Hold Mass, Town Hall at St. James the Apostle

April 16, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Joseph Cardinal Tobin, newly installed Archbishop of Newark, will celebrate a mass of the deanery for the six parishes of Deanery 22 on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., at St. James the Apostle Church, 45 South Springfield Ave Springfield. In addition to St. James, St. Rose of Lima in Short Hills, Our Lady of Peace in New Providence, Our Lady of Lourdes in Mountainside, Little ...

Grow Your Own Tropical Paradise in a Container or Garden

April 23, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Add an exciting new look to your garden, poolside, patio or deck with elephant ears.  These easy tropical plants have tall stems and giant leaves that measure up to two feet across. You can use them to create an instant focal point in the garden, screen an unwanted view, or extend a bold welcome at the front door.

Elephant ears can be grown in containers as well as ...

VIDEO: TV 35 Airs Interview about Pilgrim Pipeline before April 25 Forum

April 24, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ –David Pringle, Cranford resident and campaign director of Clean Water Action, appeared on TV 35 to discuss the Pilgrim Pipeline and explain why he and so many others are opposed to the pipeline construction. Roselle Borough Hall will host a forum on the pilgrim pipeline on April 25 at 7 p.m.

The Pilgrim Pipeline, first proposed in 2014 by Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, LLC, ...

Last Chance for Clark DPW 2017 Spring Clean Up

CLARK, NJ - Monday, April 24 is the final day to place yard debris out for Clark DPW pick up, DPW Supervisor Scott McCabe announced. 

Leaves, shrubs, plant clippings, lawn debris, gum balls and small branches should be placed in the street, at least one foot from the curb, McCabe said.  The short distance allows storm water to run off into catch basins.

A final branch pickup will ...

Earth Day Inspires Clean Up Along the Rahway River Banks

WINFIELD PARK, NJ – Intrepid volunteers scoured the banks of the Rahway River Saturday morning, doing their part for the environment on Earth Day, 2017.  Young and old alike were motivated by the chance to give back and make a difference.

Youngsters used sticks to uncover bits of toys, Styrofoam and trash in the woods.  Teenagers leaned over the banks to fish water bottles and ...

Everyone Needs a Coney Island Day Trip

April 16, 2017

Coney Island is one of those rare places that unites history with modernity, as well as quiet, residential life with the craziness of an amusement park overlooking a beach. Because of the contrasts, the area is as loved by tourists and New Yorkers alike. Whether you are coming alone, with friends, a date, or with family, there is something for everyone throughout Coney Island..

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Trivia Night Supports Church Mission Trip

April 27, 2017

First Congregational Church of Westfield invites all trivia buffs to a special Trivia Night, Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, May 5, from 7 to 10 pm at the Italian American Club, 1976 Valley Avenue in Scotch Plains, NJ.  The evening is a fundraiser for the church's Youth Mission Trip to Denver, Colorado this summer.  Come and match your wits against other ...

NJ State Bicycle Championships Event Returns to Plainfield

April 25, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey State Bicycle Championships will return to Plainfield's Queen City for a second year, with races on Sunday, May 7th that leave from City Hall.

All levels can participate, from professional cyclists to amateur riders.  A public safety challenge will include Plainfield police, firemen and other public safety officials, and juniors and kids will be able to ...

Clark Preschool Goes Blue for Autism Awareness

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Preschool “Lit It Up Blue” on Thursday, April 6, 2017 by wearing blue in celebration of the Clark School District’s Autism Awareness Day.

Kelly Moscarella and Linda Koepfler’s class from Valley Road School and Brittany Bitran’s class from Franklin K. Henley School joined the preschool in numerous events throughout the morning to raise ...