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Clark Police Charge Two in Armed Robbery of Quick Chek in December

February 21, 2018

CLARK, NJ – Two individuals have been charged in the Dec. 10, 2017 robbery of the Quick Chek on Westfield Avenue according to Police Chief Pedro Matos.

Matos said Detective Sergeant George Marmarou and Detective Alejandro Yanes performed a lengthy investigation which led to the charges.

Tione C. Davis, 35 of 23rd St. and Meshach Whagar, 29 of South 15th St. in Newark ...

Clark FD Responds to Early Morning House Blaze

CLARK, NJ - A house fire at 10 Harrison Street sent firefighters into action in the early hours of Tuesday morning.   

According to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, when crews arrived at the home at approximately 3:30 a.m., the interior rear end of the first floor was heavily engulfed in flames and working its way to the second story.   

Five Residents of the ...

Clark’s Hehnly Students Celebrate the 100th Day of School

February 23, 2018

CLARK, NJ – Hehnly School students participated in the annual 100th Day of School celebration recently.   During their day, classes rotated through three uniquely themed stations.   The first was the 100 Cup Tower.  According to teachers, it was the most popular stop on the children’s journey.   This station required students to use 100 cups to ...

Clark Public Schools Hold Virtual Parent University Session on Everyday Mathematics

The Clark Public School District recently held a virtual Parent University session called Understanding the Computational Methods of Everyday Math.  The session was hosted by Janeen Allmendinger, first grade teacher at Frank K. Hehnly School.

According to school officials, the workshop modeled different methods used in Everyday Math such as partial sums addition and ...

Boys Basketball: Johnson Crusaders Fend Off Brick Township HS in Fourth Quarter

February 22, 2018

BRICK, NJ -  After a week away from the court, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders boys varsity basketball team took to the road against the Brick Township High School Green Dragons, looking to tune it up before the start of the state tournament next week. The Crusaders outscored their opponents by a 20-14 margin in the fourth quarter to capture the 56-50 win Wednesday night in ...

Johnson Bowling Captures North II Group 1 State Sectional Tournament

LINDEN, NJ - The Arthur L. Johnson bowling team clinched its first NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2 Group 1 championship since 2014 recently at Jersey Lanes in Linden.

According to their coach, Johnson came out fighting and ready to battle for the title. The Crusaders turned up the heat and by the end of the first game, had moved into first place, 11 pins a head of the pack, thanks to the solid ...

Wrestling: Clark's Fuschetto First Place in Class in District Tournament

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Clark wrestlers finished seventh overall in the team competition, while Christopher Fuschetto (138 lbs.) was crowned champion of his respective weight classes at the District 13 tournament hosted at Scotch Plains- Fanwood High School on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Teammates Tyler Bohm (145 lbs.) took fourth place and Sebastian Iakouchevitch (182lbs.) took second ...

Despite Ad Campaigns, Majority of New Jersey Residents Surveyed 'Not Very Concerned' About Dangers of Prescription Opioids

February 20, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ -- Nearly half of New Jersey residents who participated in a recent survey report little or no concern about the potential dangers of prescription pain medication to themselves or a family member, according to the study released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ).

The study, conducted in December 2017 by Dr. Itzhak Yanovitzky from the School of ...

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

Tax Season is Here; Time to Contact Kleespies, Horwitz & Associates

February 21, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Kleespies, Horwitz & Associates, LLC is accepting appointments for personal and corporate 2017 tax returns.  

Don't take chances with do-it-yourself tax programs or pop-up tax-preparers.   Our years of experience will ensure your tax return is thorough, accurate, and tailored to your particular tax circumstances. Entrust your tax and ...

Third Annual Long Beach Island Job Fair Set for Saturday, March 31

SURF CITY, NJ - Need a job this summer? Look no further. Shore Fire Grille again has teamed up with local businesses in the area for a special summer 2018 Job Fair event. 

The Third Annual LBI Job Fair will take place Saturday, March 31.  pril 15.  Employers will be looking to hire help for the summer season on busy Long Beach Island.  The event will be held at the ...

Union County Democratic Committee Vote: And the Winner is...

February 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ - The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader.

State Senator Nick Scutari away with a 412-341 victory over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr in a battled that had become quite ...

Mahr Calls for Voting Machines at Union County Democratic Committee Meeting on Feb. 21

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Acting Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC), Colleen Mahr, is calling for the use of voting machines at the February 21 county committee meeting that will determine the next Chair of the UCDC. 

The February 21 meeting will begin at 7:00 and take place at the Grand Centurion in Clark. Mahr is the Acting Chair of the County Committee and ...

Rep. Leonard Lance Fields Questions on Russian Sanctions, Electoral College, DACA Reform in 46th Town Hall in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With Bridgewater Township Police prepared outside the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School for potential protestors, Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7, held his 46th town hall meeting Saturday, fielding questions from constituents about his thoughts on the relevance of the electoral college, sanctions on Russia and immigration reform.

Only two protestors made an appearance as people ...

Clark Recreation Awards ‘Volunteer of the Year’ to Scott McCabe

February 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ – Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo presented the third annual “Volunteer of the Year” award to Scott McCabe at Tuesday evening’s township council meeting.

“So many residents offer their services and volunteer their time to help the recreation department throughout the year,” said Bernardo.  “There’s not much we can do to ...

Clark Recreation Awards ‘Volunteer of the Year’ to Scott McCabe

February 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ – Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo presented the third annual “Volunteer of the Year” award to Scott McCabe at Tuesday evening’s township council meeting.

“So many residents offer their services and volunteer their time to help the recreation department throughout the year,” said Bernardo.  “There’s not much we can do to ...

Clark Boy Scout Troop 145 Treads Mud at The Klondike Derby in Watchung Reservation

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Clark Boy Scout Troop 145 trekked through torrential rains, stomped through puddles and slid down muddy paths during the annual Klondike Derby at the Watchung Reservation recently. 

They joined dozens of teams as they sloshed their way through the windy and rain-driven Loop area of the reservation. There is a set course, with specific tasks to be done at each town ...

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Will Meet on Tues, Feb. 20, at LaGrande Park Building

FANWOOD, NJ -- Following the mass shooting in Florida this week, the Union County Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the LaGrande Park Building  in Fanwood.

"Every life cut short by gun violence -- that somehow becomes a statistic -- is tucked away in our hearts, never to be lost," wrote Patti ...

Take Your Child to the Library Day at the Clark Public Library

February 21, 2018

CLARK, NJ -  Time to grab the kids and head to the library this weekend. The Clark Public Library will host Take Your Child to the Library on Sunday, Feb. 25.  Any child that comes to the library and checks out a book will receive an entry to win a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble. 

For some additional fun, Unique Creatures will visit at ...

‘Souper Sunday’ Benefits Dreamers Scholarship

February 21, 2018

First Congregational Church of Westfield, 125 Elmer Street in Westfield, will host its annual Souper Sunday forum on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 11:30 a.m. This year’s program will focus on issues surrounding immigration and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). The event, which includes a soup and salad luncheon, is free and open to the public. 

Hosted by the ...

Jade Isle to Stay Open One More Week

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The sudden announcement that the venerable Jade Isle restaurant (158 Terrill Road in Scotch Plains) would close on Sunday evening caught many of its fans by surprise. As a result, longtime customers flocked to the eatery this weekend for one last meal. 

Not wanting to disappoint those who wanted to stop in a final time, owner Jack Lee has postponed ...

Union County Democratic Committee Vote: And the Winner is...

February 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ - The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader.

State Senator Nick Scutari away with a 412-341 victory over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr in a battled that had become quite ...

Judge Rules in Favor of Open Ballot in UCDC Chair Election: A Win for Nick Scutari

ELIZABETH, NJ -- Just one day before the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) convention to elect a new County chair, Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis ruled in favor of State Senator Nick Scutari, who made the case that UCDC bylaws call for an open ballot.

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, the acting Chair of the party, advocated the use of voting machines when committee members ...

Another Holiday, Another Encounter with Marine Life along Jersey Shore

February 19, 2018

SPRING LAKE, NJ — In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue.

The seal’s Presidents Day appearance on February 19 comes one day after a whale was spotted off the ...

Light ‘em up Now for Better Garden Results

February 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It’s time to break out the seeds and potting mix to start your garden plants indoors.  It’s a great way to keep your green thumb in shape over winter. Plus, you’ll save money, increase your variety of plants and jump start the growing season when you start seeds under LED grow lights. 

Indoor growing conditions often offer limited light and ...

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Clark's CityMD Urgent Care Shares Flu Survey

CLARK, NJ - As flu season is in full gear and the probability of catching the flu is a real concern, a majority of Americans admit to taking actions that may contribute to the spread of this highly contagious virus.  According to a recent survey, roughly three out of five Americans who have had the flu or flu-like symptoms (61%) admitted to being out and about the last time they ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, February 23, 12:00 PM

Resolve, Scotch Plains

Free Teen Anxiety Group (Ages 14-17) at Resolve

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Fri, February 23, 5:00 PM

Catanzaro Dining Hall at Saint Joseph High School, Metuchen

Friday Night Lenten Fish Fry

Food & Drink

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Fri, February 23, 6:30 PM

Union County Vocational Technical Schools, West Hall Cafeteria, Scotch Plains

Union County Magnet High School Silent Auction

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Clark VFW : Spotlight on Joseph Horling

February’s spotlight is on Joseph Horling , Staff Sergeant US Army 1942-1946.

Joe was born in Rahway NJ on Oct 1, 1920.  He and his brother Anthony were born to Anthony Sr. and Bertha Horling .  Joe’s father was born in Munich and his mother Bertha in Austria. 

Joe enlisted in the Merchant Marines in 1942.  Eight months later, in 1943, he enlisted in the US ...

Giving Back: Learn How to Help Victims of Sexual Violence

February 22, 2018

Every year since 1984, trained volunteers with the Union County Rape Crisis Center have helped victims of sexual violence through the emotional, medical and legal aftermath of trauma. New volunteers are welcome to join the next series of training classes beginning on Thursday, March 22.

No previous experience in crisis counseling is necessary.

“Over the years our Rape Crisis Center ...

First Hand Account: Shouts of Racial Slurs Bring Police to Sparta Theatre

February 22, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

Don't Rule Out a College Based Solely on Sticker Price Here's Why

Has your child been crossing schools off their college list based solely on the sticker price?  In this week's Tuesday Takeaway, Chris Curran talks about why the sticker price is often far higher than the actual price you will pay.    Take a listen to Chris Curran's latest chat and don't forget to check out his book College Funding ...

Choosing a College With the 'Right' Fit

Do you know if your child is choosing a college with the right fit?  Do you know what the right fit means or why it matters?  Take a listen to Chris Curran's latest chat about why fit matters and don't forget to check out his book College Funding Secrets.  

Check out other columns by Chris here.

Scutari vs Mahr

February 14, 2018

I read with interest in a local newspaper regarding the Union county democrat party political infighting for their “county chair” selection.  There were 2 letters juxtaposed, each one listing supporters of either Senator Scutari or Fanwood Mayor Mahr, who are the two main people vying for the “boss” position.

Although I am a democrat I am not a committee ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...