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Thomas Balsamo Sworn in as Clark’s Newest Police Officer

July 20, 2018

CLARK, NJ – Thomas Balsamo was sworn in as the newest member of the Clark Police Department at Monday night’s Town Council meeting, Balsamo was welcomed to the department by Mayor Sal Bonaccorso and Police Chief Pedro Matos.

“It’s nice to see a young man who has made that decision to dedicate his life in service to others,” Chief Matos said of Balsamo, who will ...

Clark Police and Fire Departments Gearing Up For BBQ Cookoff Competition

CLARK, NJ – Preparations by the Clark Police and Fire Departments are underway ahead of the upcoming “Clark PD vs Clark FD BBQ Cook-Off.” The cookoff, which will feature members of both departments facing off in a cooking competition, is scheduled for Saturday, July 28 at the Clark Recreation Center.

Friendly rivalry between the two departments began with a post on the Clark ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and dining ...

“STEM You Can!” Hosted Camp for Young Girls This Week in Clark

CLARK, NJ – This week, a STEM Camp for young girls was hosted at the Clark Library by the nonprofit organization “STEM You Can!” The organization, launched in 2014, aims to encourage young girls to pursue interests and consider careers in the STEM field.

Girls in grades four to six were encouraged to sign up for the week-long camp, which ran Monday through Friday ...

Two Clark Little League Teams Win District 10

July 16, 2018

CLARK, NJ – Two Clark Little League teams are on their way to sectionals after winning their districts according to Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo and Wally Alicea from CLL.  The 12U and 10U teams are both District 10 Champs.

The  players and coaches are listed below.

2018- 8-10 yrs. old 

Manager: Vin Gulbin
Coach: Anthony LaPorta
Coach: John ...

Hartz Mountain Presents Concepts for Walnut Avenue Complex on Clark Border

July 19, 2018

CRANFORD – After months of waiting, Hartz Mountain continued its application for 750 Walnut at Wednesday’s Planning Board meeting.

James Rhatican, Vice President of Land Use and Development at Hartz Mountain, along with two witnesses, real estate broker Matt McDonough and architect Bruce Englebaugh, spoke on Hartz Mountain’s behalf.

Rhatican referred to McDonough as ...

Rahway Mayor Giacobbe to Attend Grand Opening of First Wawa Store in Rahway; Free Coffee Offered Through July 16

RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe will be on hand to cut the ribbon at 10 a.m. Thursday. July 12, for the new Wawa store's grand opening at 280 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway.

The 24-hour Wawa store will officially open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, with the grand opening ceremonies to follow. Free coffee will be offered at the store through July 16. Wally Goose, the ...

Clark Town Council Approves Bond Ordinance Paving Way For New Police Headquarters

July 17, 2018

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Town Council unanimously approved a $700K bond ordinance during Monday night's meeting which will allow for the preliminary phases of work toward a new Public Safety Building to begin.

The ordinance was presented to the council earlier in the month.  The approval of this bond ordinance means the township can begin to engage architectural and ...

Volunteers Help “Spruce” Up Deserted Village

July 10, 2018

A group of student volunteers from the Mitzvah Mania youth community service program visited the Deserted Village of Feltville last month, but not to search for ghosts. They were there to plant spruce trees and pine trees as part of a Union County Adopt-a-Park project.

“Our Adopt-a-Park volunteers play a big role in our County parks, and the Mitzvah Mania students worked hard to plant ...

Clark's ALJ HS Track is Temporarily Closed to the Community

July 13, 2018

CLARK, NJ - The Clark School District and Police Department have issued multiple alerts to the community indicating that the Arthur L. Johnson High School Track is closed for resurfacing.  According to the announcement, the track is estimated to be closed for two weeks.   

No one is permitted on the track or turf field while this project is being ...

Clark Recreation Summer Camp Has Record-Breaking Attendance This Year

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Recreation Summer Camp this year has experienced its highest attendance this year, according to Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo. Over 700 children have attended each day of the camp, which is currently in its second week.

“I’m thrilled with the record-breaking attendance this year,” Bernardo, who oversees the program, told TAPinto Clark.

UNICO Celebrates 40 Years in Clark

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Chapter of UNICO recently held its 40th Anniversary Celebration with a gala dinner.   Over 100 members and guests gathered to commemorate the event and recognize the work of the organization.

The evening was filled with music, speeches, memories, special guests and a proclamation from Mayor Sal Bonaccorso.  An extensive display of UNICO ...

Clark Police and Fire Departments Gearing Up For BBQ Cookoff Competition

July 18, 2018

CLARK, NJ – Preparations by the Clark Police and Fire Departments are underway ahead of the upcoming “Clark PD vs Clark FD BBQ Cook-Off.” The cookoff, which will feature members of both departments facing off in a cooking competition, is scheduled for Saturday, July 28 at the Clark Recreation Center.

Friendly rivalry between the two departments began with a post on the Clark ...

Don't Forget to Come See Your Favorite Pup Chase Tonight at Emma's

Tonight Tuesday, July 17, Emma's Brick Oven will host your favorite pup Chase at Kids Night Out! Kids can also enjoy face painting from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.   Come enjoy great food and make memories with the family.    

Indie Street Film Festival in Red Bank Starts Wednesday, July 25th

July 20, 2018

RED BANK, NJ - The third annual INDIE STREET FILM FESTIVAL, taking place throughout Red Bank July 25-29, will include screenings of more than 70 different independent feature and short films from around the world.

Open up your mind full of mush for five days of art, discussion and inspiration! 

Explore and discover cutting edge films and filmmakers who prove that the story is ...

Belmar’s Beachfront Brings on Summer with Sizzling Season of Fun for Everyone

When it comes to a vibrant oceanfront that is second to none, Belmar is that good.

BELMAR, NJ — Stretching more than one mile along 21 blocks, nothing compares to Belmar’s beachfront when summer rolls into this popular Jersey Shore town.

Belmar is a perennial favorite among day-trippers, vacationers and seasonal visitors — all looking for lots of fun in the sun, plenty ...

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Prisoner Re-Entry Program Thriving In Union County

July 20, 2018

In the movement to reform national policies on incarceration, Union County is providing a valuable model for success. The local Reconnections prisoner re-entry program, funded in part by the Freeholder Board, has helped hundreds of formerly incarcerated individuals adjust back to life in the community.

Reconnections provides guidance and resources to help clients navigate housing, job ...

Residents Taking Action Against White Supremacist Fliers Found Around Bridgewater, Bedminster, Other Local Areas

July 18, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of Bridgewater, Somerville, Morristown and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group.

According to Bridgewater resident Stacey Friedlander, a member of the “Not In Our Town – Bridgewater/Raritan” ...

"Tired of Cronyism? Yeah, us too!"

July 19, 2018

The Union County Freeholders’ decision to appoint State Senator and newly-elected Union County

Democratic Chairman, Nick Scutari’s chief of staff, Ed Oatman as County Manager smelled of corruption

from the start. To place a political consultant like Oatman in the role of overseeing 2,800 employees and

running the day-to-day operations of the $500 million county budget ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

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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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