Early Rains Could Not Dampen the Mood of National Night Out in Clark

August 8, 2018

CLARK, NJ - A fast-passing thunderstorm brought drenching rains to the start of National Night Out in Clark Tuesday.  The wet beginnnings did nothing to diminish the fun, festivities and spirit of the remainder of the evening.

The event was moved to the grounds of the Clark Recreation Center this year allowing for a greater offering of activities.  As the community has come to expect ...

VIDEO: Blue Knights in the Woods Roll into Deutscher Club in Clark

CLARK, NJ-  The flocks of people registering and checking in, the sound of the motorcycles roaring down the street, it could only be the Blue Knights New Jersey III as they kicked  off their Knights of the Woods event at the Deutscher Club on Sunday, August 5, 2018. By 9:00 a.m. the sound of motorcycles filled the air, as riders gathered and readied for the day ...

Clark Public School District Welcomes Two New Supervisors to the Administrative Team

August 11, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Two new supervisors have joined the administrative team of the Clark Public School District.  The Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services/Guidance position has been filled by Andrew Amendola and Nicole Viola is the new Supervisor of Special Services. 

Superintendent Ed Grande is anticipating good things from both of these appointments. “Nicole and ...

49 Arthur L. Johnson Students Recognized by College Board as AP Scholars

CLARK, NJ - Officials at Arthur L. Johnson High School recently announced that 49 students have been recognized as Advanced Placement School Scholars by The College Board. The award recognizes high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams. 

“These students have demonstrated their consistency with being able to succeed ...

Union County College’s Yamel Abreu Participated in the NJCAA/WBCA All-Star Showcase

August 16, 2018

Union County College Women’s Basketball player Yamel Abreu, of Elizabeth, participated in the 11thAnnual National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Star Showcase from July 27-29. Held at Georgia State University, Yamel was one of 40 student-athletes from across the nation who were chosen for the showcase. 

Throughout the weekend, the student-athletes improved their ...

ALJ Crusader Football Team Visits First Children's School

FANWOOD, NJ - The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusader Football Team visited First Children’s School Thursday. Members of the Crusader Football Team spent time in various classrooms and participated in a multitude of activities with students and teachers.

“The football program was thrilled to be able to assist with the daily routines and to participate in activities held at the ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through Tuesday Aug 7

August 6, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health ...

Local Realtor Hosts Women’s Networking Group in Clark

August 7, 2018

CLARK, NJ - When Jacki Venezio started the Clark, NJ Business Women Networking Group she aimed to bring together professional women in the community to support each other and learn from one another.

In her own professional life as Your Personal Realtor, Jacki understands the value of creating great relationships and making connections.   She thought starting a group of her own ...

Union County Mosquito Control Spraying in Clark Tonight

August 16, 2018

CLARK, NJ -  Union County Mosquito Control will be spraying for Adult Mosquitoes tonight, Thursday August 16, 2018 between the hours of 7:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M. in Clark and surrounding communities.   For any additional information, please contact the Union County Office of Mosquito Control by calling 908-654-9873, or email them at

Here are the areas ...

Warning Issued to Union County Residents About Document Fee Scam

CLARK, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi issued an advisory to county residents to be aware of what they pay for when it comes to obtaining property information.  According to Rajoppi, there is a wealth of information available free of charge through the County Clerk’s website  or by calling or visiting the County Clerk’s offices in Elizabeth and Westfield during ...

Clark Planning Board Recommends Condemnation of Former A&P Site

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Planning Board voted to recommend condemnation of the former A&P site during their August 2 meeting. Their recommendation will be reviewed by the Town Council at their meeting on September 16.

Township Planner Kevin O’Brien presented a study of the area, ultimately concluding that both the former A&P site and the vacant property next to the Rice Bowl ...

After Losing Son, Local Couple Creates Charity to Help Grieving Parents

August 6, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — “On every ultrasound we had throughout the pregnancy, my son’s face was always hidden by his hands,” Francine Magrone wrote on her website, “The technicians would tease me and say he was camera shy.”

Francine was 30 weeks pregnant when she noticed that her baby’s movements had slowed. 

“Well ...

“Life Size Candyland Game” Held at Clark Public Library Last Week

August 13, 2018

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Public Library held their first-ever “Life Size Candyland Game” for members of their summer reading program last Thursday evening. More than 70 young readers signed up to participate, according to Children’s Librarian Dierdre Morley.

“Life-size games are popular at libraries,” said Morley, who organized the event along with library ...

SLIDESHOW: Say it Isn't So - Clark Summer Recreation Camp Comes to the End of Another Season

CLARK, NJ – Six fun-filled weeks at Clark’s Summer Recreation Camp came to a loud and carnival-like close on Thursday.  Music, ice cream, dancing and lots of water activities marked the end of another season of a local summer tradition.

“These six weeks just flew by,” said Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo.  “It has been a delightful summer.  The ...

Early Rains Could Not Dampen the Mood of National Night Out in Clark

CLARK, NJ - A fast-passing thunderstorm brought drenching rains to the start of National Night Out in Clark Tuesday.  The wet beginnnings did nothing to diminish the fun, festivities and spirit of the remainder of the evening.

The event was moved to the grounds of the Clark Recreation Center this year allowing for a greater offering of activities.  As the community has come to expect ...

Drag Queen Story Hour Coming to Rahway

August 16, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - A program featuring a man dressed as a woman who sings, tells stories and does crafts with children is coming next week to the Rahway Train Station Plaza.

The program, called Drag Queen Story Hour, is supposed to foster "awareness of gender diversity," as well as promote self-acceptance and build empathy. It features a drag queen known as "Harmonica ...

Emma's Weekly Events

August 6, 2018

Once again each Monday night, Emma's Brick Oven will have Frank Sinatra songs by Paul Fasone. Can't make it Monday? Tuesday night is Kids Night Out, this week featuring their favorite troll, "Branch".... Don't miss out and bring the kids to join in the fun!!!

Emma's Brick Oven is located at 101 North Union Avenue, Cranford, NJ. You can reach the ...

Three Candidates Running in Clark BOE Elections this Fall

August 3, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Three candidates have filed petitions with the Union County Clerk for the three seats on the Clark Board of Education that are coming up on Election Day this November. 

The three candidates on the November ballot will be:

Dino Bencivenga

Robert F. Smorol

Scott Bohm

Clark BOE trustees serve three year terms.

Related article: Election ... Election Policies for the November 2018 Elections

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Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos).  For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day.  For the primary election, statements can be submitted from March 1st through the week before Election Day.  Publication of candidate ...

18 Jersey Shore Towns Raising Pedestrian Safety Awareness This Summer

August 3, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — With summer’s traditional influx of seasonal visitors, numerous police departments have joined together across the Jersey Shore to remind motorists and pedestrians to be safe this summer.

Eighteen police departments in Monmouth and Ocean counties are participating in Street Smart NJ, which recently kicked off its summer pedestrian safety campaign ...

Manage Water Where It Falls for a Healthier Landscape and Environment

August 13, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Too much, not enough, and never when you need it. This is a common complaint of gardeners. Keeping and using water where it falls is the first step in managing this precious resource.

Planting and maintaining a healthy landscape is a good place to start. Trees, shrubs, groundcovers and other plantings improve water quality and reduce storm water runoff.  The plants ...

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Emma's is Serving Up a Three Course Meal For Restaurant Week

August 17, 2018

It's Restaurant Week in Cranford and Emma's Brick Oven is serving up a terrific three-course meal.  Come check it out, you know you want to!

Westfield Woman Questions Why Cop’s Daughter Got No Ticket After Crash

August 8, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Ashley Redding was just making a quick run to CVS the night of Jan. 28, 2018. She said told her husband, Quinton Redding, and their three young children that she’d be right back. Instead, she ended up at the hospital.

Redding was driving on Central Avenue when another car, driven by a minor with four other minors in the car, attempted to turn left into the ...

Taking a Stand for Quality Health Care Coverage

August 8, 2018

Washington’s heated rhetoric and constant attempts to sabotage health care coverage is causing uncertainty these days for far too many families. It’s not right, so here in New Jersey we are fighting back and taking a stand for quality health care coverage.

Under Governor Phil Murphy’s leadership, New Jersey is fighting back against President Trump’s effort to undo ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 19

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find some can’t-miss back to school tips for parents and students, learn about a new treatment for brain injury, see which Atlantic Health System medical center is the only one in New Jersey to make a new, national list, find out how to avoid “avocado hand,” and much more!



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