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Clark Recognizes Police Achievements in Annual Awards Presentation

April 18, 2018

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Police Department recognized outstanding service during its annual police awards held Monday night during the township council meeting.

Family members and CPD officers were in the audience to the support the recognized officers.  Mayor Sal Bonaccorso thanked the CPD for another great job this year.

Sgt. Chris Tuccio and Sgt. Ricardo Oliveira received a Life ...

Road Closures in Clark This Week

CLARK, NJ – Clark Police have issued notice of an upcoming road closure on Broadway between Grand Avenue and Liberty Street. 

The roadway will be closed for paving starting on Tuesday, April 10 through Friday, April 13.  

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and find alternate routes between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. to avoid delays.

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Showing Kindness at Valley Road School

April 19, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Students in Ms. Czarnecki's computer class at Valley Road School didn't use their winning Class Dojo points to purchase a prize from the prize box or free time on the computer; instead, they used them to assist younger classes. 

Using Class Dojo, an online tool to build classroom community, students earn points for doing well in class.  Usually the points are ...

Clark's ALJ Students Attend Documentary Screening on the Holocaust

UNION, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson students recently viewed a documentary about the life of a woman forced to be the translator of Dr. Mengele the 'Angel of Death' at Auschwitz concentration camp.  Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant was a Holocaust survivor and is the subject of the documentary Nana screened at Kean University.  

As part of the Holocaust and Genocide ...

Arthur L. Johnson High School Junior Chris Fuschetto Finishes Career as All-Time Winningest Wrestler

April 20, 2018

CLARK, NJ-  It was just last year when Arthur L. Johnson High School senior Chris Fuschetto secured his 100th career win during his junior year. Now, with his high school career in the books, Fuschetto leaves as one of the best wrestlers in the high school's history.

According to Johnson wrestling head coach Mike Siter, Fuschetto is graduating the school as the all-time winningest ...

Baseball: Steve Harrington’s Three RBIs, Timely Hitting Help Johnson Crusaders Edge Summit HS

CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity baseball team returned to their home field for the second of a four-game stretch over the next four days, as they took on the Summit High School Hilltoppers. They got timely hits, with sophomore Steve Harrington right in the middle of the action.

In a three-run first inning, Harrington drove in two runs with a single to ...

Baseball: Johnson Crusaders Ride Explosive Offense to Win over Westfield HS

CLARK, NJ-  After a rough top of the first inning with the Westfield High School Blue Devils scoring three runs, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity baseball team knew they were going to have to answer on offense against a team coming into Tuesday’s game with a  total of 67 runs through their first eight games.

Westfield senior Matt Manning drove in ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

April 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) ...

Party Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Of The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

 

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Strains of “Happy Birthday” filled the atrium recently at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center.  The occasion was the kick-off party to a month’s long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the center.

Even before the song rang out, music filled the atrium, as it has for the past 17 years from 9 ...

Overlook Named 'Employer of the Year' by NJ APSE

April 11, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national organization with an exclusive ...

Town Officials Address the Clark Chamber of Commerce

CLARK, NJ - Members of the Clark Chamber of Commerce were treated to breakfast during a recent meeting hosted by the town of Clark.  Mayor Sal Bonaccorso addressed chamber members and provided updates on township business.

 Bonaccorso told members about plans to break ground on a playground with the Where Angels Play Organization later in year.  He invited members of the chamber ...

Assemblyman Jerry Green Is Dead at Age 79

April 19, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to a statement issued by Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados on behalf of  the Freeholder board and the Union County Government.

"Jerry Green was an innovator, a trailblazer and the most influential African American leader ever to come from Union County. As a former Freeholder in the '80s ...

Bonaccorso at Annual Mayors' Dinner: 'We're Working Hard on Westfield Avenue Becoming a Downtown'

ELIZABETH, NJ - Mayor Sal Bonaccorso was nominated for the Mayor of the Year Award at the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 29th Annual Mayors’ Dinner, at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel.

More than 400 people listened as mayors or their designees from around Union County municipalities provided updates on the state of their communities.

Awards were given out this year ...

New Jersey Students Against Gun Violence Gather for Roundtable Discussion at Kean University

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Triggered by the Parkland High school shooting in Florida this past February, New Jersey high school students and public officials, including members of Governor Murphy’s administration, gathered together at Kean Universities roundtable to discuss the ongoing gun violence issue in their communities and in the United States.

The event was hosted by the Lesniak Institute ...

Riedel Wine Tasting Event to Benefit the Boy Scouts of America Programs

April 16, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Boy Scouts of America and volunteer co-chairs, Dawn and Rich Buchanan of Fanwood will host a Riedel Wine Tasting on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Masker's Barn located in the Watchung Reservation in Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Guests will enjoy great wines using Riedel wine glasses, learn more about wines, how to pour them, the effect wine glasses have and how to ...

Clark Under Flash Flood Warning Monday Morning

April 16, 2018

CLARK, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the area until 11:15 a.m.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

According to the National Weather Service, excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas ...

Spring Arrives in Time to Usher in Clark Little League and Softball Parade

CLARK, NJ – Just as many adults speculated if spring would ever arrive, youngsters around town wondered the same about opening day of baseball.   It seems both showed up on the same day this year.  Under sunny skies and warm temperatures, the Clark Little League and Girls Softball League kicked off their 2018 seasons with the traditional parade down Westfield Avenue and ...

Clark Youngsters Mastering Their Swing at Hyatt Hills Golf Complex

CLARK, NJ - Clark Recreation  Spring Programs are in full swing. Young golfers are mastering their swing every Wednesday afternoon at the Hyatt Hills Golf Complex. 

Golf Pro "Jarrod" is teaching students the fundamentals of the game and helping them to gain techniques.

"This is a great opportunity for young golfers to learn the skills needed to play the ...

Tickets On Sale Now for “An Evening Of Shining Stars” at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on May 4

April 18, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - One of the area's most anticipated events - "An Evening of Shining Stars" - featuring members of the special needs community from Cranford and around Union County will take place 7 p.m. Friday, May ...

Comic Book Convention Coming to Clark Library in May

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Library is hosting its first annual Comic Book Convention called Random Fandom Con in May.    The community is invited to join in the day’s events and costumes are encouraged.

There will be a comic book artist workshop, Pokemon Party Panel, Harry Potter Radio Show, costume contest, free giveaways, Sushi Candy, vendors, trivia game, and so much ...

Video: ‘Sandwichfest’ in Westfield this Weekend Will Benefit Local Charities

April 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — This Sunday, from noon until 4 p.m., head to The James Ward Mansion in Downtown Westfield to taste sandwiches from some of the area’s best-loved restaurants and vote for your favorites.

Proceeds from the event will go to Greta’s Run (benefiting people with special needs) and A Birthday Wish (benefiting children in foster care).

Participating restaurants ...

Food Truck Festival and Car Show at Saint Joseph High School on April 28

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School's Father's Club will host a Car Show and Food Truck Festival (featuring live DJ and Beer Garden) on Saturday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00.

 

Food Trucks will include:

Boardwalk Freddy
Bro-Rito
Cousins Maine Lobster
Empanada Monster
Falafull Gourmet
Jerkin' Chicken
Oink and ...

Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer A Free Ride

April 15, 2018

BRANT BEACH - The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Shade Gardening Beyond Hostas

April 18, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A shady spot provides welcome relief from the summer heat; but it can make growing a beautiful garden a bit more challenging. Take heart, your landscape may receive more sunlight than you suspect and if not, there are quite a few shade-tolerant plants you can grow.

Evaluating the sun and shade patterns throughout the day, season, and year is a good place to start.

Plant Lilies for a Summer Garden of Elegant and Fragrant Blooms

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lilies add long-lasting color and fragrance to flower gardens and summer bouquets. These stately flowers provide vertical interest and blend nicely with other perennials. And best of all, with very little care, you’ll be enjoying them for years to come.

Plant different types of lilies to extend your enjoyment from early summer into fall. The colorful and often ...

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Earth Day Rahway River Cleanup

April 19, 2018

All volunteers are invited to celebrate Earth Day with Boy Scout Troop 330, Cub Scout Pack 30 and members of the Rahway River Watershed Association, Rahway Environmental Commission and Clark Environmental Commission in a clean-up of the Rahway River on Saturday, April 21st (with a rain date of Sunday, April 22nd). The clean-up will focus on areas upstream and downstream of the dam ...

Cranford Man Dies after Wrong-Way Crash on Route 9

April 10, 2018

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – A Cranford man died after his car collided with another vehicle on Route 9 on Sunday.

Thomas McHugh, 88, was driving north in the southbound fast lane on Route 9, where he crashed head-on into another vehicle. On impact, one of the cars caught fire, according to Sgt. Jim Chessere of the Woodbridge Police Department.

 McHugh was taken from the scene to Robert ...

Thank You, St. Joseph's Volunteers

April 16, 2018

Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (http://www.sjeliz.org).  Whether you make a sandwich, collect toiletries, tutor in the job program, make soup, wrap Christmas gifts, donate food, ...

Obituaries

- Apr 11, 2018
Clark—Carleen Nevargic, 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at her home ...
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