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Two Car Crash on Garden State Parkway

December 15, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ- Injuries are reported following a two-car crash on the Garden State Parkway near exit 137, according to Trooper Gene Hong of the New Jersey State Police.

The accident occurred at 1:35 p.m.

According to the Breaking News Network, the vehicles went into the woods after colliding, with two passengers pinned in one of the cars.

“Injuries are reported but they are not life ...

Clark Target Evacuated Thursday

CLARK, NJ –  Holiday shoppers heading to Target on Central Avenue in Clark today arrived to find the store closed to the public as emergency responders and utility employees worked inside. 

The store was evacuated for a short time around noon on Thursday  to check for carbon monoxide.  According to Police Chief Pedro Matos a couple of employees working in the ...

Clark Public School District Holds Second Virtual Parent University Session

December 15, 2017

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Public School District held its second virtual Parent University session recently. The session entitled, “Writing is an Adventure: Strategies to Empower our Children as Writers,” was hosted by Christine Casale Broski, Supervisor of Educational Initiatives.

The session discussed strategies parents can use to help their child at home and in school.

“I ...

Valley Road and Hehnly Students Participate in the Hour of Code

CLARK, NJ - Hehnly and Valley Road School students from kindergarten to fifth grade participated in the “Hour of Code” as part of Computer Science Education Week.  The “Hour of Code” is a global movement offering children of all ages across the world the opportunity to experience computer programming. 

The activity is designed to demystify code and show ...

GIrls Basketball: New Providence Pioneers Take the Win From Johnson Crusaders

December 17, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ-  The New Providence High School Pioneers came into their home opener with an entirely different look after losing a core set of players to graduation last year. As the afternoon went along, they overcame a slow start in the opening minutes to take control of the game and defeat the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders by a final score of 41-30 Saturday afternoon in New ...

Boys Basketball: Johnson Crusaders Hold Off New Providence HS in Second Half to Win Home Opener

CLARK, NJ- After a sluggish performance in the first half, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders boys varsity basketball team hit the reset button at halftime and came back to win 68-58 against their conference opponent, the New Providence High School Pioneers.

The Crusaders, who finished last year with a 22-5 record and an appearance in the NJSIAA Central, Group 2 State Sectional ...

Clark's Johnson Crusaders Ice Hockey Captures First Win Over Jonathan Dayton HS Behind Tyler Mekovetz, Mike Adamowitz Hat Tricks

ROSELLE, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity ice hockey team struggled to get a major lead over their opponent through the first three games of the season, but with an offensive outburst, they got their first win of the season.

Junior Tyler Mekovetz scored five goals and senior Mike Adamowitz recorded a hat trick of his own as they defeated the Jonathan Dayton High ...

Dr. Mohamad Cherry of Atlantic Health System to Lead Meeting Session of Multiple Studies at Top International Blood Cancer Conference

December 13, 2017

Mohamad Cherry, MD, will lead a major session on new discoveries about the most common type of acute adult leukemia and help present results of four major blood cancer studies at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 59th Annual Meeting, December 9-12 in Atlanta, GA.  The meeting is the world’s pre-eminent gathering of clinicians and researchers focused on blood diseases, who travel ...

Development Plan Approved for Former Site of Jack’s Tavern on Westfield Avenue in Clark

December 17, 2017

CLARK, NJ - Clark residents have long wondered what the future would bring to the former site of Jack’s Tavern, Just Plain Dave’s and the surrounding properties.   Speculation ended after the Clark Planning Board unanimously approved the construction of a new CVS Pharmacy during their December 7 meeting.

Mayor Sal Bonaccorso was the first to make a recommendation for ...

Clark Council Holds Special Meeting Prior to Workshop

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Council held a special council meeting for the public hearing of two ordinances which were ultimately adopted by the council. 

Ordinance 17-23 allows the township to make improvements and acquire furniture for certain offices within the municipal complex.  The total cost of these improvements and purchases is $35,000 and will be funded through the ...

Mayor Sal Bonaccorso Reports on Mayors' Meeting and More

CLARK, NJ – During this month's Town Council Workshop meeting Mayor Sal Bonaccorso reported on the Union County Mayors’ Meeting held in Clark last month.

He indicated one major issue that the mayors discussed was the possibility of New Jersey legalizing marijuana under Governor Elect Phil Murphy.  “Most of the mayors in the room were very concerned about that… ...

March in Westfield Saturday Will Benefit Homeless Veterans

December 6, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — American Legion Post 3 in Westfield will hold its second Annual March-a-Mile to benefit homeless and in-need veterans Saturday, Dec. 9, in Tamaques Park. The march will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“The American Legion Department Convention is in Wildwood New Jersey every year,” American Legion Auxiliary Unit 3 President Sharon Knight said.

VIDEO: Santa Joins the Clark FD in Spreading Good Tidings

December 16, 2017

CLARK, NJ – Santa had the coolest ride in town on Saturday as he jumped on Engine Two with the Clark Volunteer Fire Department and took to the streets spreading holiday cheer.  

In the crowd of merry-makers this year were Santa’s elves, his trusted comrade Rudolph and special visitors the Heat Miser and Snow Miser.  

This year’s stops for the fire truck ...

Robert Prussack of Clark Troop 145 Achieves Rank of Eagle Scout

CLARK, NJ – Robert Prussack of Boy Scout Troop 145 became the latest scout to achieve the rank of Eagle in Clark.   His achievement was recognized at a special ceremony known as a Court of Honor while surrounded by family, friends and fellow scouts.

Various Boys Scout leaders shared thoughts with the crowd about Prussack during the ceremony.   They spoke of a ...

Ring in the New Year at Southside Clam Bar & Restaurant

December 14, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in the new year with family and friends at South Plainfield's Southside Clam Bar & Restaurant.

“Overall, 2017 has been a great year for us and it is all thanks to our customers,” said Southside owner Alexis Broehl, a South Plainfield native who opened the New Market Avenue establishment earlier this year.

Fanwood Grille Introduces Catering Menu

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In time for holiday gatherings and other upcoming events, The Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave., Fanwood) has introduced a catering menu that includes continental breakfast and full breakfast options, as well as appetizers, lunch and dinner items.

"I found that many of the catering menus in the area had extravagant food with expensive prices to ...

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Mon, December 18, 7:30 PM

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Clark Township Council Public Meeting

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Tue, December 19, 8:00 PM

Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, Cranford

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Comedy Night Fridays at Molly Maguire's

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Clark Cheerleader to Perform in London New Year's Day

December 18, 2017

Memphis, TN Kelsey Marques from Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark, New Jersey is one of more than 650 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. who will be representing Varsity Spirit in the world famous London New Year’s Day Parade.

The individuals invited to perform in the parade qualified for the trip after being selected as an All-American at a summer camp hosted ...

Planning to Buy a Home in 2018? Get Ready, Get Set, Go!

Ready to buy a house in 2018? December is the perfect time to “warm up” for the house hunt so you can hit the ground running in the new year!

1. Check your credit score.
A credit score is a numerical representation of your credit report. FICO scores range from 300 to 850, and the higher your score, the better. Typically, you’ll get the best interest rate on a loan if your ...

Fanwood Resident Pleads Guilty in Rutgers Hacking Case

December 13, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – A 21-year-old Fanwood resident, Paras Jha, and two other defendants have pleaded guilty in three cybercrime cases. Jha, a former Rutgers student, admitted to launching a cyber attack on the university's computer network. He and two others also pleaded guilty to creating and operating two "botnets" that targeted “Internet of Things” ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...

Tips to Keep Your Back Healthy While Shoveling This Winter

CLARK, NJ - It's that time of year.  Snow flurries leading to accumulations leading to digging out.   Shoveling wet heavy snow and those heavy ice boulders that land curbside after the snow plow clears the street requires proper lifting strategies.  

A common error people make while shoveling and moving snow is they bend forward and lift with their lower back, ...

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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