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NJ Transit Service To Resume After Friday's Derailment in Union

December 11, 2017

UNION, NJ – New Jersey Transit reports the Raritan Valley Line trains will resume regular weekday service between Cranford and Newark and High Bridge and Raritan on Monday.  Train service was suspended over the weekend after the freight train derailment in Union on Friday afternoon.  

According to their website, NJ Transit says customers may experience possible ...

Clark Police Investigating Armed Robbery of Second Westfield Avenue Business

CLARK, NJ - Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos has confirmed there was an armed robbery at the Quick Chek on Westfield Avenue at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.  This is the second armed robbery of a Westfield Avenue business in less than a month.  Police suspect a connection in the two incidents.  

According to Matos, a black male dressed in black with a ...

Elementary School Students Visit the Clark Library

December 11, 2017

CLARK,NJ - Students in grades K-5 were invited to participate in a night of fun at the Clark Public Library recently.   

Children and parents had many exciting activities to choose from during the event.  A scavenger hunt was designed to  teach students about the different parts of the library. The  hunt ended with a celebratory dance party.

The children ...

Hehnly Students Celebrate with a Feast

CLARK,NJ - Mrs. Bitran's class at Hehnly Elementary School prepared a Thanksgiving feast and invited mentor LINKS, administrators, and other staff members to attend.

Students worked hard on preparing for the feast.  During the feast, the students shared what they were grateful for.  Both students and staff enjoyed the celebration. 

 “The feast was a ...

NJSIAA: “Bowl Games” Could be Coming with Massive Changes Approved for Football Playoffs

December 8, 2017

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – A major overhaul to the state’s high school football playoffs and seeding system was approved by the NJSIAA’s member schools at their annual business meeting on Monday.

Public school football programs throughout the state will play to a two-champion per group tournament, which amounts to one game more than what is currently played.

Traditional ...

ALJ Ice Hockey Remains Winless on the Season With Loss to Cranford HS

ROSELLE, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity ice hockey team hit the ice Wednesday night after one week off, hoping to get into the win column for the first time this season, but as the evening went on, they weren’t able to generate any major chances, losing to the Cranford High School Cougars by a final score of 6-1 Wednesday night at Warinanco Park in ...

Clark Senior Joe Turek Sets New Football Record for ALJ Crusaders

CLARK, NJ - Joseph Turek, senior football player at Arthur L. Johnson High School, broke the school’s single-season and all-time rushing records during the Crusaders' Thanksgiving Day Game against Rahway High School last week.

“What Joey did throughout his high school career in the sport of football is unreal,” said Gus Kalikas, athletic director at ALJ.  ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center

November 30, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - It takes a village…not just to raise a child, but to treat patients with brain tumors. The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center in Overlook Medical Center is the medical version of a village and, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the official ribbon cutting ceremony marked its grand opening.

Members of the Glasser Foundation, two of the three co-directors of the Glasser Brain Tumor ...

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Brings Opioid Discussion to Union County

Union County residents are urged to join the conversation on the opioid epidemic gripping the state and nation at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Series hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.

Organized with the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the series focuses on the link between prescription drug dependency and heroin abuse and examines the ...

Clark Council Holds Special Meeting Prior to Workshop

December 6, 2017

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Council held a special council meeting for the public hearing of two ordinances which were ultimately adopted by the council. 

Ordinance 17-23 allows the township to make improvements and acquire furniture for certain offices within the municipal complex.  The total cost of these improvements and purchases is $35,000 and will be funded through the ...

Mayor Sal Bonaccorso Reports on Mayors' Meeting and More

CLARK, NJ – During this month's Town Council Workshop meeting Mayor Sal Bonaccorso reported on the Union County Mayors’ Meeting held in Clark last month.

He indicated one major issue that the mayors discussed was the possibility of New Jersey legalizing marijuana under Governor Elect Phil Murphy.  “Most of the mayors in the room were very concerned about that… ...

Tax Bill Protesters Gathered at Congressman Lance's Office Find Him in Agreement

WESTFIELD, NJ — A “flash protest” against the tax bill, organized by Action Together New Jersey, brought dozens of people to Republican Congressman Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield Monday. It was one of several simultaneous protests held across the state.

Lance voted “no” to the bill, and said in a statement Nov. 16, “I believe tax reform should ...

March in Westfield Saturday Will Benefit Homeless Veterans

December 6, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — American Legion Post 3 in Westfield will hold its second Annual March-a-Mile to benefit homeless and in-need veterans Saturday, Dec. 9, in Tamaques Park. The march will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“The American Legion Department Convention is in Wildwood New Jersey every year,” American Legion Auxiliary Unit 3 President Sharon Knight said.

Students Prepare Warinanco Nature Habitat for Chilly Weather

Last week a hardworking group of student volunteers from Union County College in Elizabeth pitched in to help maintain a thriving wildflower meadow along the shores of the lake at Warinanco Park in Roselle.

As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park program, the enthusiastic group spent the day removing dried weeds, debris and old fencing.

The wildflower meadow provides sustenance and ...

'Where Angels Play' Presents Concept to Clark Council to Honor James and Caitlin Nelson

CLARK, NJ - Bill Lavin of the Where Angels Play Foundation appeared in front of the Clark Council on November 20 to propose the construction of a playground in Clark.  Not just any park, and not just to give kids a place to play, but to honor the memory of James A. Nelson and his daughter Caitlin Nelson.

The story of the Where Angels Play Foundation began on September 11, ...

2017 Clark Public Library Bookmark Contest Winners Announced

December 1, 2017

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Public Library held a contest inviting young patrons to design their own bookmark.     The winners were chosen by the Friends of the Clark Library and announced recently to the public.    The winning bookmarks will be printed and available for patrons throughout 2018.  The winners were:

 Alana Silva age 5

Alyssa Telewiak age ...

Clark's Annual Holiday Decorating Contest

CLARK, NJ - It is that time of year again.  Grab the lights and holiday decorations and head outdoors.   Time to let one's inner artist and designer loose and enter the  Annual Clark Recreation - House Decorating Contest .   

Residents wishing to have their home entered in the contest must fill out an application  and send it to the Recreation ...

Cookie-Palooza: Butter Pecan Cookies

December 6, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - TAPinto Publishers from towns all around New Jersey are sharing cookie recipes with readers  throughout the holiday season.  Today's recipe is all about the butter.

My grandmother loved butter - she cooked in nothing but, she was fond of melba toast lathered in the stuff, her favorite candy was butter crunch, her favorite cookie was ...

Making Classic Oatmeal Cookies brings the Entire Family Together

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The holiday season often brings out the baker in the family.   Why not bring the whole family together and get everyone off of their screens?  TAPinto Publishers from towns all around New Jersey will be offering up cookie recipes throughout the holiday season to add to or start a collection.

"The Classic Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookie" is the ...

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Why Hire an Architect?

There have been many occasions where I have met clients through contractors that I have worked with.  A typical scenario would be someone who is looking to put an addition on their home will first reach out to a contractor in order to come up with a design solution and construction cost estimate for an addition to their home. 

This is understandable and makes sense especially to ...

New Jersey Veterans Eligible for Income Tax Exemption

December 10, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like veterans to know they may be eligible for an exemption on their income taxes this year.

Military veterans honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty by the last day of the tax year are eligible for a $3,000 exemption on their Income Tax return.

Spouses and civil union partners are ...

Scotch Plains Native Missing for Four Days; Friends Seek Help to Find Him

December 5, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Friends of Billy Hannam, a 2008 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, have taken to social media in efforts to find him. 

According to a Facebook post by Janet Dillon of Plainfield, Hannam has been missing for four days. Ms. Dillon, who described him as her "son-of-the-heart" in her post, commented that he has been living with her in ...

Investors Bank October 2017 Fed Normalization Process

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates twice this year and could do so again in December.  But the economy is hardly booming along and inflation remains tame.  Are the central bankers crazy?  No!  They simply are trying to add some monetary policy arrows to their largely empty quiver.

The near collapse of the world financial system in 2008, forced the Fed to take ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield - Susan M. Sutton, 51, died Tuesday September 19, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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South Plainfield – Ellen Parker, 76, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017 in JFK Haven ...
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