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Clark BOE Approves Annual School Budget While Offering a Forewarning

May 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Board of Education unanimously adopted the 2018-2019 school year budget at its last meeting while issuing a word of caution about the financial forecast for future budgets. 

The evening began with Business Administrator R. Paul Vizzuso presenting the budget to the Board and public. The total budget for the next school year is $38,441,104.  That number ...

Saint Joseph High School Holds Commencement Ceremony; Announces $37.2 Million in Scholarships Awarded to Class of 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School held its commencement ceremonies, including a baccalaureate mass and graduation, on Sunday, May 20, at The Church of the Sacred Heart in South Plainfield in honor of the Class of 2018.  Several Clark residents were among the graduating seniors.  

Saint Joseph has announced the following statistics: 

Class of ...

Softball: Nicole Cassano and Megan Tinger Hit Home Runs as Johnson Crusaders Defeat South Plainfield HS in NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 2 Quarterfinals

May 24, 2018

CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity softball team hit the field hoping to continue their run in the state tournament against the South Plainfield High School Tigers, a battle between teams who won sectional titles the past two seasons (Johnson in 2016 and South Plainfield in 2017, defending Group 3 State Champions).

The third-seeded Crusaders received timely ...

Baseball: Seventh-Inning Rally Not Enough as Johnson Crusaders Lose to South Plainfield HS in NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 2 First Round

CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity baseball team found themselves trailing by six runs to the South Plainfield High School Tigers coming into the home half of the seventh inning and attempted a late rally to get back in the game.

The eighth-seeded Crusaders added four quick runs to get closer, but came up short, losing to the ninth-seeded Tigers 7-5 in the ...

Softball: Seven-Run Fifth Inning Sparks Johnson Crusaders Win Over Carteret HS in NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 2 First Round

CARTERET, NJ – For the first three innings of action, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders were not starting off in the right direction as they kicked off their time in the state tournament, falling behind 3-0 to the Carteret High School Ramblers with everything going the opposite of what they were hoping would happen.

Johnson loaded the bases in the bottom of the second inning ...

DAWN of a New Day: New Treatment Insights Shared at Atlantic Health's 18th Annual 'Stroke Symposium'

May 21, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose symptoms aren’t treated until later in time after last being seen as ...

Clark Officials Say Latest Scam is Fueled by OPRA Regulations

May 24, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Township officials have released a statement encouraging residents to exercise caution if they are approached by an individual or organization promising to help with property tax related issues for a fee.   

The Town of Clark is urging citizens to contact the Tax Collector's office with questions before agreeing to use the services provided as some ...

Clark Daisy Troop Donates to Emergency Responders

May 24, 2018

CLARK, NJ - In their very first year as a troop, Girl Scout Troop 40234 from Valley Road School, made it their mission to give back to the Clark community. 

Since forming in September 2017, they have cleaned up trash, fixed up the flower bed outside of their school and collected and donated books to a local non-profit that distributes them to underserved areas in ...

Clark Cub Scout Pack 145 Beautifies Stretch of Roadway

CLARK, NJ - Cub Scout Pack 145 recently cleaned out and planted flowers on  the south side of Westfield Avenue just before the overpass of the Garden State Parkway. The boys worked together under the supervision of numerous parents and leaders to pull weeds, collect waste and plant flowers in the containers along the stretch of roadway.   

The Cub Scout Pack maintains this area ...

Buy a Vet ... Program Helps Formerly Homeless Veterans

UNION COUNTY, NJ — It started with a collection to help fund a Memorial Day barbecue at the Valley Brook Village veterans facility in Lyons, NJ. When the bucket collection raised $7,000 at John's Meat Market in downtown Scotch Plains, they decided to keep it going and had barbecues all summer. The program has grown to other towns ever since.

Steve Hackenberg, a Scotch ...

Union County Clerk Extends Office Hours, June 2nd for Primary Election Voters Using Mail-In Ballots

May 24, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that her Main Office in Elizabeth will be open for special hours on Saturday, June 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for voters seeking last-minute mail-in ballots. Ms. Rajoppi’s Annex Office in Westfield will also be open for ballots on June 2 for its regular Saturday hours of 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

“Any voter can use a ...

Memorial Day Weekend Kicks off Summer 2018 in the Long Beach Island Region

May 22, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - With much anticipation for warmer weather, longer days and salty seas, visitors flock back each year to the Long Beach Island Region to enjoy the many pleasures this resort area brings.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce operates a fully staffed visitor center, who always sees demand for customer inquiries rise either through their digital platforms, ...

Add Gardening Space, Beauty and Ease with Elevated Gardens

May 21, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Elevate your gardens to waist high level for convenience and easy access.  Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck or any area where a bit of planting space is desired. Place them near your kitchen door, grill or table for easy cooking and serving access. You’ll be able to plant, weed and harvest with minimal ...

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Kumpf Students Creating Works of Art!

May 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Students in Mr. Baker's Life Skills Class at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School recently participated in a special art lesson joining Mr. Peitz’s class. The students worked on free hand drawings using pictures they chose.  Some of the pictures included a lion, a dog, cat, and a video game character. Students also worked with ceramics creating art ...

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

May 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that was ...

I'm Excited To See What Sara Todisco Will Do As Mayor.

May 25, 2018

My first time hearing the name Sara Todisco was when reading about her in a newspaper article during her first year on Council. A couple citizens made comments about her age and how they thought she was too young on an anonymous online forum. I responded that here was a young person eager to get involved in our town. We should give her a chance and if we weren't satisfied, we could ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

Obituaries

Jun 29, 1927 - Apr 23, 2018
Margaret (Peggy) Kirk Leonard passed away Monday, April 23rd, surrounded by her loved ones. Peggy ...
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NJ American Water Working to Replace Water Mains in Clark

May 16, 2018

VOORHEES, NJ – New Jersey American Water plans to replace roughly 1,200 feet of water main lines in Clark according to a notice released on May 16.

The document indicates the company is replacing main along Georgian Drive, from Ross Street to Sherwood Circle that was originally installed in the 1930s.  Two hydrants and 29 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route will ...