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Clark Student Offered Ride Home by Stranger, Police Say

September 18, 2017

CLARK, NJ – Clark Police issued a notice to residents today about a possible attempted luring of a 12 year old girl during her walk home from Kumpf Middle School.   

According to police, the child was near St. Agnes Church on Madison Hill Road when a thin white male with grayish white hair  in his late sixties or seventies approached her in a white, late model ...

Construction to Begin on Walnut Avenue on Wednesday Night

CLARK, NJ – Walnut Avenue will be closed for road work from Valley Road to South Avenue in Cranford  starting Wednesday, Sept. 13.

To minimize impact, the work will be done from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting. The work will begin on the Clark side and is expected to last eight nights, according to authorities.

“The work being performed will ...

Clark's Class of 1967 Takes a Tour of ALJ and Holds Reunion

September 25, 2017

CLARK, NJ - On Friday, September 22nd, the ALJ graduating class of 1967 had the opportunity to revisit the halls in which they once travelled as students eager to begin their lives in the real world. They were celebrating their 50th high school reunion. 

As the group of alumni grew, so did the smiles, laughter, and exchanges of memories between classmates from years past. Some alumni even ...

Kumpf School Awarded School to Watch

CLARK, NJ - Carl H. Kumpf Middle School was designated a School to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform for the second time on Wednesday, September 20th.

The event, a celebration of achievement for the entire school community, was attended by students, parents, faculty, administration, and board members.  Ms. Gail Hilliard-Nelson, Schools to Watch State Director, ...

Johnson Crusaders Varsity Football Rallies in Fourth Quarter to Defeat Roselle-Abraham Clark HS

September 23, 2017

CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity football team knew a major task was on hand, when they went up against the Roselle-Abraham Clark High School Rams team that defeated the Crusaders by a final score of 56-41 in an offensive shootout last year. Both teams came in to Friday night’s competition with 2-0 records.

Despite trailing through three quarters, ...

Johnson Crusaders Soccer Defeats Roselle Catholic HS with Four-Goal Second Half on Senior Night

CLARK, NJ- Before their game Monday night, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders boys varsity soccer team honored their senior players with a Senior Night ceremony on the field.

Co-captains Zach Thornton, Logan Guarino and Greg Zukowski, along with seniors Bernardo Alfonso, Joe Benevento, Joe Bill, Sammy Burkhard, Anthony Caldiero, Chris Cundari, Matt Diaz, Brandon Domingues, Niko ...

Johnson Crusaders Varsity Football Dominates Both Sides of the Ball in Commanding Win Over Bernards HS

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - In their home opener, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity football team dominated on the defensive side of the game and in their second game of the season, it carried with them.

After allowing one touchdown in the second quarter, their defense took control as the Crusaders defeated the Bernards High School Mountaineers by a final score of 38-7 Friday ...

Recreation Programs for Youth with Special Needs Are Set for This Fall

September 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Special needs youth are invited to register for upcoming fall TryCAN programs, offered to children from any town, and which help youth develop skills that allow them to pursue a sport or activity further or simply provide them with a meaningful recreation experience. The programs incorporate teen 'peer mentors' from local middle and high schools ...

Fighting Addiction-Prevention Links Receives National Grant to Support Recovery Services

Roselle, NJ--A national $600,000 Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) grant has been secured by Prevention Links to bolster its recovery support efforts. The grant comes through the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

In 2016, President Barak Obama signed into law the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act or CARA. This is the first major federal addiction legislation in 40 years ...

Clark Resident's New Book Offers Parents and Students “College Funding Secrets”

September 22, 2017

MANASQUAN, NJ – College planning expert Christopher Curran has published his first book College Funding Secrets to help parents and students create a clear path through the jungle of college financial planning. This book offers a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of college planning and the Financial Aid System.

College Funding Secrets reveals the common mistakes ...

Sears Closes, ‘Legend of Watchung’ Mural Safely Removed, Donations Sought to Restore Painting

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Mural has been saved from demolition. The ‘Legend of Watchung’ mural has been safely removed from Sears after the store closed for good after more than 50 years on Route 22 earlier this week.

"The mural has been removed today and is being shipped to Philly for storage," said Watchung Planning Board Chair  Tracee Schaefer at the start of ...

Hartz Mountain Removed from Tomorrow' Township Committee Agenda

September 25, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Hartz Mountain Industries has requested to remove their application from Tuesday night’s township committee meeting.

As such, no question and answer portion or decision will be conducted at the meeting. It is unclear whether Hartz representatives will be present.

The decision follows Cranford’s hearing regarding the township’s affordable housing ...

Union County Helps Local Libraries with Grants for Children’s Programming

CLARK, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded a total of $146,968 in funding to improve children’s programming in 20 local public libraries, through the 2017 Union County Library Grant program. 

The town of Clark received a grant for $7500.  Libraries can use their Union County grant award to upgrade facilities, programming, materials and equipment that ...

Central Avenue in Clark and Westfield Closed Overnight for Construction

CLARK, NJ — Part of Central Avenue in Clark and Westfield will be closed overnight for the next sevearl evenings to allow for construction, weather permitting, the county of Union announced on its website Friday.

Paving of Central Avenue from Raritan Road in Clark to Clifton Street in Westfield began Friday at about 9 p.m., the county said.

The work being ...

Atlantic Health Hosts 'Camp Clover', Providing Hope and Healing for Bereaved Children

September 21, 2017

WARREN, NJ – Paige Snyder was 11 when her mother, Roseann, passed away from cancer at the young age of 48. When Paige heard about Camp Clover Bereavement Camp, she was hesitant but eager to find some healing after such sadness. The camp turned out to be a more inspiring and uplifting experience than she ever imagined.

The sharing circles and activities helped develop the coping skills ...

Westfield Preschool Teacher, Cancer Survivor Coordinates 5th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K

WESTFIELD, NJ – Runners and walkers alike will tie up their laces for a good cause Saturday at the Miracles for Myeloma 5K in Clark. The race aims to raise money for the International Myeloma Foundation in the fight against the incurable and often unfamiliar disease.

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in the blood. The disease is characterized by low blood counts, bone and ...

Clark Girl Scouts Earn Award Creating 'Learning Garden' for Valley Road

CLARK, NJ - Cadette Girl Scouts Lauren England, Madison Pardo and Gabriella Scipioni, lead by Girl Scout Leader Alicia Scipioni, decided to take action to help end hunger and to educate children about making healthy eating choices.

Their decision ultimately lead to them creating a sustainable garden for the Valley Road Elementary School.   This project became the basis for them ...

Clark Historic Archives to be Unveiled to Public During Special Event

September 24, 2017

CLARK, NJ - On Friday September 29, Clark Township’s Online Historical Archives will be revealed during a special presentation at the Clark Library.    The collection includes books, historic photos, yearbooks and images of old newspapers.  

The public is invited to join the Clark Library Board of Trustees, Friends of the Clark Library and other town officials at ...

Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board ...

Great Day for the 17th Annual Clark Senior Picnic

CLARK, NJ – Over 300 Clark senior citizens attended the annual barbeque hosted by Mayor Sal Bonaccorso and the town council at the Deutscher Club on Wednesday.   This annual tradition started 17 years ago. 

”These people built our community, they built Clark, gave lots of time and effort when I was a young boy in this town, it is great to give ...

FestiFall Street Fair Returns to Westfield this Sunday

September 24, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ—Thousands of people are expected to visit Downtown Westfield this Sunday, Sept. 24, when the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce hosts its 28th annual FestiFall street fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More than 230 local businesses, vendors and food trucks are planning to participate, according to GWACC Executive Director Gene Jannotti. There will be a kid’s zone with ...

Latin-Corner Block Party at Cubanu This Saturday During Culture Crawl

September 19, 2017

Rahway, NJ – Head over to Cubanu Restaurant and Lounge, an official stop on the Culture Crawl in Rahway on Saturday September 23 for a Latin Corner Block Party.   Festivities include an outside beer garden, a taste of Cubanu's food and music.   

When you are done, creep your way through the rest of downtown Rahway to enjoy the ...

Doughnut Connoisseurs Prepare; Duck Donuts is Coming to Clark

CLARK, NJ – Duck Donuts is forecasting a spring opening of its’ fifth New Jersey location in the Clark Circle Shopping Plaza according to Kristin Kellum, PR Manager of Duck Donuts.    

The Duck Donut made-to-order experience begins with a hot vanilla caked doughnut cooked up fresh. What it becomes after it exits the fryer is up to the person preparing to eat ...

Belmar First Responders Pull 35 Swimmers from Perilous Ocean Waters This Weekend

September 24, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — Despite a swimming ban on Belmar beaches triggered by dangerous rip currents, 35 persons were pulled this weekend from the rough surf by first responders, according to authorities.

Although there were no serious injuries reported, ocean rescues on September 23 and 24 kept the all-volunteer Belmar Water Rescue Team and Belmar First Aid Squad, as well as the police department, ...

Successfully Transition Houseplants Indoors for Winter

September 23, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Help your houseplants make a smooth transition from their outdoor summer home back inside for winter. The lower light and humidity indoors along with any insects that hitched a ride indoors make it difficult to keep these plants looking their best.

Give them a shower before they move indoors.  A gentle blast of water washes dust and dirt off the leaves and ...

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Cranford Town Wide Garage Sale

September 22, 2017

Cranford Town Wide Garage Sale, Saturday September 23 from 9am - 4pm, rain or shine. Sponsored by Project Home of Cranford. 

A list of participating homes will be available on our website on Friday evening September 22, after 7pm.

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Hillsborough: Children's Singer/Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

September 19, 2017

 

NEWARK, NJ – Eric. S. Komar a township resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide was arrested at his home Tuesday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, according to Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

 Komar, 46, was arrested ...

A Call to Action on Healthcare

September 24, 2017

On July 29, 2016, one week after my 41st birthday, with no warning, I experienced a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. SCAD is an uncommon heart condition that causes arteries in the heart to tear, leading to a blockage of the artery, and, in my case, a heart attack.  I HAVE NO KNOWN RISK FACTORS FOR HEART DISEASE.  

I am a mother of two young children.  I am basically ...

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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