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Clark Police Make Arrest in Connection With Theft at White Diamond Restaurant

November 16, 2017

CLARK, NJ - Clark Police announced they have made an arrest in connection with the theft of a tip jar from the Clark White Diamond restaurant on Tuesday.  

According to Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos, Andrew Hazuda, 26 of Sweetbriar Drive in Clark has been arrested and charged with theft and released on a ...

Watch Video: Crook Rips Off Tip Jar at Local Clark Eatery

CLARK, NJ - When Danae Tuck went to work at the Clark White Diamond on Tuesday, she anticipated an ordinary day of serving up fresh food and smiles to her customers.  What she didn’t expect, after nine years on the job was someone to walk out the door with the staff’s tip jar.

Tuck didn't suspect anything unusual when a man entered the restaurant and took a seat in a booth ...

Clark's Crusader Marching Band and Members Bring Home Awards

November 19, 2017

CLARK, NJ - The Arthur L. Johnson Crusader Marching Band recently brought home multiple awards after their competition at the Atlantic Coast Championships (ACCs) in Hershey, Pennsylvania against bands from the Tournament of Band’s (TOB) nine-state region. 

The ALJ band was awarded the Silver Finalist plaque during the award ceremony. Senior Norberto Diaz won the Best Drum Major ...

Hehnly Students Raise Money to Help Fight Childhood Cancer

CLARK, NJ - Students at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School participated in a pumpkin seed guessing contest led by school nurse Donna Kircher. The contest was designed to raise money to help fight childhood cancer. 

Mrs. Bitran's class used their math skills to weigh and measure the pumpkin revealing a weight of 11 pounds, height of 10.25 inches, and circumference of 26.75 ...

Clark Pop Warner Pee-Wee Cheerleaders headed to Nationals

November 20, 2017

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Pop Warner cheerleading teams participated in the Pop Warner Eastern Conference Regional title recently.  The Junior Pee-Wee, Pee-Wee and Varsity teams all competed throughout November.    

According to parents, these teams gave it their all and were fierce competitors. In the end it was the Pee-Wee team that took home first place in the ...

Johnson Crusader Football Falls to Hillside HS in NJSIAA Central, Group 2 Semifinals

CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity football team put everything they had out on the field, but in the end, came up short, losing to the Hillside High School Comets in the NJSIAA Central, Group 2 Semifinals by a final score of 19-16 Saturday night in Clark.

The Crusaders lost a fumble on the opening drive, after getting to the Hillside one-yard line before the ...

VIDEO: Johnson Crusaders Varsity Football Defeats Holmdel in NJSIAA Central, Group 2 First Round

CLARK, NJ - On a cold and windy night, the Johnson Crusaders running game made a statement.

With a 20-point outburst in the first half and major defensive pressure, the third-seeded Crusaders defeated the sixth-seeded Holmdel, 34-6, in the opening round of the Central Jersey, Group 2 football playoffs Friday night in Clark.

It was also the first home state playoff game for Johnson ...

Aha Moment: Overlook Staff Develops New Insulin Management Device

November 17, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - A team comprised of two pharmacists, a pharmacy tech and a nurse at Overlook Medical Center were the collaborative brainchild behind the first innovation spawned by the Atlantic Health Advancements program, or AHa!, an initiative designed to be an innovation center and idea incubator that will inspire Atlantic Health System’s team of over 16,000 employees and 3,700 ...

Clark Council Meeting Wrap Up

November 10, 2017

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Town Council held a Special Meeting and the regularly scheduled workshop meeting on Monday November 6.   

During the Special Council Meeting, several ordinances were unanimously approved.   Here are the highlights of what the council approved:

The acquisition of a new communication and signal system and vehicle for the Clark First Aid Squad.

Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

November 18, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Deployed Overseas

MANVILLE, NJ – More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,500 personal care packages during the XIII annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day.

The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave.

It took only two hours to build the boxes, pack the bags, assemble the boxes, ...

Clark Recreation Hosts Annual Family Roller Skate Night

November 15, 2017

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Clark Recreation held its annual Family Roller Skate night at the Woodbridge Community Center on Saturday November 11.   According to Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo, over 80 skaters took to the floor and showed off their talents on wheels.

The evening included skate rentals, pizza, soda, video arcade games and fun.   

Township of Clark Commemorates Veterans Day

CLARK, NJ – Veterans and their families, elected officials, first responders, members of various patriotic veterans organizations and residents gathered in front of Arthur L. Johnson High School on Saturday morning to commemorate Veterans Day. 

Members of Clark's (John L Ruddy) VFW Post 7363, led by Commander Jack Doran arranged the annual ceremony.  ...

Hehnly and Valley Road Elementary Schools Honor Veterans in Clark

CLARK, NJ - Frank K. Hehnly and Valley Road Elementary Schools in Clark held special Veteran’s Day programs in each school.  

During the ceremonies Veterans visited each of the schools sharing their experiences. Through the veterans’ words and actions, students learned about freedom, courage, and sacrifice.  Many veterans brought pictures, artifacts, and medals ...

"A Streetcar Named Desire" Hits the Stage in Clark This Week

November 13, 2017

CLARK, NJ - The Arthur L. Johnson Drama Department is bringing the original stage version of A Streetcar Named Desire to the high school this week.  The play was originally produced on the Broadway stage in 1947 and will be produced on the ALJ stage, starring Clark's own high school performers.

Director Peter Nevargic expressed his pride in the incredibly talented and dedicated ...

Celebrate the Holidays with Sound, Light, Model Trains and Family Fun

A favorite Union County tradition returns this year with the annual Holiday Sound and Light Show hosted by The Model Railroad Club.

The centerpiece of the festive extravaganza is the club’s sprawling, meticulously detailed HO scale model train layout at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, conveniently located in a mixed-use area of Union County’s Lenape Park off Route 22 ...

Try this Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe From Caprial Pence instead of Pumpkin Pie this holiday season

November 14, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Back in the 1990's I discovered Caprial Pence on PBS. She has owned a few restaurants, was honored by the James Beard Foundation, and has authored several cookbooks including American Bistro Fare.

One of my favouite American Bistro Fare recipes, and one that I have made several times (so much so that I no longer need the recipe) is Pumpkin Bread ...

Clark Election Results: BOE Winners are....

November 7, 2017

CLARK, NJ – The Town Clerk has released the unofficial results of the Clark Board of Education election.  This year's race saw four candidates competing for three seats. 

Newcomer Bob Brede will be taking a seat on the board.  Incumbents Laura Caliguire and Steve Donkersloot will retain their seats.

Vote count:

Laura Caliguire – 1,716 
Bob Brede ...

Brighten the Indoors with Colorful Amaryllis Blooms

November 7, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Brighten those gray winter days with a few colorful, easy-care amaryllis. The 6- to 10-inch trumpet shaped blossoms are sure to generate a smile and brighten your mood. And consider sharing the fun of growing these beauties with friends and families. Watching the bulbs transform into beautiful blossoms is an experience everyone will enjoy – and it’s a gift that ...

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Shop Local for the Holidays: Here is Your Gift-Giving Guide

Shop LOCAL this holiday season and find the perfect “something” for everyone on your list with this holiday gift guide. Some businesses are even offering special deals for TAPinto readers.

Give the Gift of Pampering, Accessorizing and Affordable Luxury:

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Upcoming Events

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Mon, November 20, 7:30 PM

Council Chambers, Clark

Clark Township Council Public Meeting

Community Calendar Government

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Fri, November 24, 9:00 PM

Molly Maguires , Clark

Comedy Night Fridays at Molly Maguire's

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Sun, November 26, 11:00 AM

Clark Library, Clark

Chess Club

Arts & Entertainment Government

Celebrate the Season at Warinanco Park, Dec. 3

November 20, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite you to celebrate the holiday season at the Warinanco Sports Center on Sunday, December 3.

Kick off the season with family and friends at the newly modernized facility in Warinanco Park from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Skate on the new ice rink ($4 for skate rental), visit with Santa and skate with ...

Saint Joseph High School Unveils New Falcon Logo

November 17, 2017

METUCHEN, NJ --  St. Joseph High School has unveiled its new Falcon logo following a contest open to both current students and alumni.

Participants were asked to design a completely original logo which could be hand-drawn or computer-generated. After a great number of entries the Saint Joseph High School leadership narrowed the search down to four semifinalist designs. Each ...

Open Letter to Residents from Clark Police Chief: Do Your Part to Keep Our Children Safe

November 17, 2017

Dear Community Members:

I am writing to you today to remind you of a very important service that the Clark Police Department provides. The Clark Police Department participates in the New Jersey Attorney General’s “Project Medicine Drop” initiative and has installed a Project Medicine Drop Box in the lobby of our Police Headquarters. This makes it easier and more convenient ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 007

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much ...

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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