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Electrical Fire Sends Clark FD to Shoprite

June 22, 2017

CLARK, NJ - On Wednesday June 21 the Clark Fire Department responded to a call at Shoprite on Central Avenue at approximately 5:30 p.m.   According to Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, there were reports of  smoke conditions and fire inside the store.  

"Upon arrival we discovered an electrical fire under a cash register in the front of the store. The fire was ...

Car Off Road and into River by Clark and Cranford Border

UPDATE: 12:52 p.m. - Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos confirmed that both occupants in this morning's accident have died.

UPDATE:  12:35 p.m.  - Clark Fire Chief Frank Ceresa confirmed one of the vehicle's occupants was pronounced dead on the scene.  Lieutenant Schafer of the NJ State Police confirmed this was a single vehicle accident.  "The vehicle went off the ...

Arthur L. Johnson High School Holds 61st Annual Commencement

June 23, 2017

CLARK, NJ – The graduation of the Arthur L. Johnson High School Class of 2017 was a celebration of success and achievement. Emotions ran high as the school’s 61st commencement took place Thursday evening on the ALJ football field.

Musical selections highlighted the program. Senior members of the ALJ chorus led with singing an a cappella version of the national anthem. Other musical ...

Kumpf Middle School Graduates Class of 2017

CLARK, NJ – A graduation ceremony for the Carl. H. Kumpf Middle School was held on June 20 in the Arthur L. Johnson High School gymnasium.  Graduates entered the gym while the Kumpf band played Pomp and Circumstance.  

Salutatorian Hunter Fabrizzio welcomed the crowd and his classmates.   He thanked his family, the staff and teachers of the school and his ...

ALJ Athletes Urge Administrators Not to Cut Clark Teams

June 19, 2017

­­­­CLARK,NJ – During the June 13 Clark Board of Education meeting, numerous student-athletes and parents approached the podium to request their teams not be cut from the line up of athletic programs at Arthur L. Johnson High School in September.  The district is struggling to close an almost two million dollar budget deficit.

Despite the ...

Cancer Patient Says Tumor Shrunk with New TrueBeam at Morristown Medical Center

June 25, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The latest piece of high precision radiotherapy equipment to treat cancer at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, the TrueBeam system, went into service on May 8. Ben Christener, who has small cell lung cancer, was one of the first two patients to be treated.

Christener’s cancer was discovered after a CT Scan showed a mass ...

Art Therapy Helps Cancer Patients Navigate Their Emotional Journey

MORRISTOWN, NJ - What happens when you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer? One thing is certain, your world will be turned upside down and, despite your best efforts to be calm and carry on, it's likely you will be pummeled by the full range of emotions - fear, anger, bitterness, hope, despair and more.

Art therapists help people find a way to express their emotions and, in the ...

Clark’s Mayor Bonaccorso to State Legislators: 'Lead or Get Out of the Way'

June 28, 2017

CLARK, NJ – At last week’s Town Council meeting, Mayor Sal Bonaccorso presented the council with a resolution imploring NJ State Legislators to take action on the current affordable housing rules before the  mandates overload local municipalities. 

Bonaccorso explained that Clark complied with court mandates by creating a master plan with fair share housing included as ...

Application For Walnut Avenue Development Online, Clark and Cranford Communities Plan Resistance

CRANFORD, NJ – The application by Hartz Mountain for 750 Walnut Avenue is available online.

The application was set to be heard before the Cranford Planning Board last month, but was rescheduled to July 19 at 7:30 p.m. The company intends to rezone the property to build approximately 900 apartments in the space across from the Clark Commons.

“The 30+ acre parcel at 750 Walnut ...

UC Freeholders Approve Agreements on Clark's Oak Ridge Park and More

ELIZABETH, NJ—An amended shared services agreement with the Union County Improvement Authority and a use and maintenance agreement with Union County College, both having to do with the Oak Ridge Park Project, were unanimously approved by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday.

According to Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen of Springfield, the agreements would further ...

Six Scouts From One Clark Patrol Earn Scouting’s Highest Rank

June 20, 2017

CLARK, NJ - On June 12, 2017, Mr. Fredy Reyes, Scoutmaster of Troop 330, and Mr. Joseph Chrobak, committee chair, bestowed certificates of commendation to six Eagle Scouts from the same patrol at the troop’s annual Court of Honor Picnic. Over the course of the 2016-2017 scouting year, the boys completed their requirements for the rank of Eagle. The rank which is earned by less than 4% of ...

Clark Senior Citizens Enjoy a Day of Beauty

CLARK, NJ - L’Oréal offered “A Day of Beauty” to Clark’s senior citizens on June 16. Over 20 L’Oréal employees volunteered their time and talents, as part of their Give Back Day.  

During the day participants had their makeup and nails done by the volunteers.   Over 60 women signed up for the beauty treatments.  Each ...

VIDEO: After 240 Years, George Washington Revisits the Drake House Museum in Plainfield

June 26, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - It's been 240 years since his last visit to the Drake House Museum in Plainfield, and this time, George Washington brought along wife Martha.

The 240th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Short Hills took place on Saturday, June 24.  As a special treat, the Washingtons continued their tour of Union County on Sunday when they spoke to a group of Drake House ...

History Comes To Clark At 240th Anniversary Reenactment Of The Battle Of Short Hills

CLARK, NJ - Oak Ridge Park is full of action this weekend as hundreds gather to reenact the Battle of Short Hills, put on by the Brigade of the American Revolution.

On June 26, 1777, New Jersey and Pennsylvania troops fought against an encroaching British Army. 240 years later, history was brought to life just one mile from where the battle took place.

Reenactors acted out ...

Expert Gardeners Share Tips on Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden

June 24, 2017

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County are on a mission to help gardens flourish all over Union County, and this summer they are offering a free Vegetable Garden Series of classes and garden tours available to all gardeners from beginner to expert. The series is held in the Union County Demonstration Garden.

The Demonstration Garden, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation ...

Add Some Extra Appeal to Your Landscape with Garden Art

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Adding excitement to your garden is easy.  You can create instant, year-round color, structure, motion and fun to your landscape with a bit of garden art.

Just like shopping for plants, look for pieces that complement your gardening style. And consider all the benefits each piece of art provides. Many pieces are functional as well as beautiful, helping you get the ...

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Summer Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs to be Held Saturday, June 24

June 23, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites people with special needs to participate in the first Summer Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs this coming Saturday, June 24, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, New Jersey. The event is free of charge and will run from 10 am until 1 pm.

The fishing derby is open to all ages and fishing poles will be provided. The Eastern ...

Kenilworth Police Warn Against "Diversionary Theft" Following Burglary by Suspect Posing as Utility Worker

June 28, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ – The Kenilworth Police Department is warning residents to take caution against diversionary thefts following the burglary of an elderly man by suspects dressed as employees of a water company.

According to Kenilworth Police Chief John Zimmerman, the incident occurred on June 24, when the suspect knocked on the victim’s door, identified himself as an employee of the ...

Obituaries

Doris M. Massaro 81, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017 in the comfort of her daughter’s ...
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Gordon Glydar Williams, age 78, passed away at his home in South Plainfield on May 28, 2017. He was ...
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Thinking About Working Beyond Retirement Age ?

Many people choose to work into their retirement years. If this is something you’re considering, here are some tips to make sure you get the greatest benefit from your efforts.

1) Consider delaying Social Security. You can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits as early as age 62, but if you continue to work, it may make sense to delay as late as age 70. Your Social Security ...

Township of Clark Corporation Noitice

June 20, 2017

 

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the following Ordinance was duly adopted and approved on final reading at a Regular Meeting of the Municipal Council, Township of Clark on June 19, 2017.

ORDINANCE 17-11

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING ORDINANCE 17-09 ADOPTED       MAY 15, 2017 ENTITLED “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING ...