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Clark PD Plans DWI Checkpoint

August 20, 2017

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Township Police Department has issued notification they will be holding a DWI checkpoint beginning on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. and ending at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017. 

The checkpoint will be located in the northbound lanes of Brant Avenue in Clark, directly in front of Mother Seton High School. Vehicles headed towards the Garden State ...

Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Union County Sheriff's Office 

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

ALJ’s New Learning Suite Ready to Support Special Education Initiatives

August 21, 2017

CLARK, NJ – The Clark School District is making strides to invest in their special education students with the roll out of two new programs for the upcoming school year.  A new dedicated space was constructed at Arthur L. John High School to support students enrolled in these programs.

The curriculum for the new programs, titled Learning and Language Disabled and Career, Community ...

History Cards for Kids...And Yes, Maybe Their Parents, Too

UNION COUNTY, NJ - So what do we tell the children?...about the past, that is.

After a successful pilot program at the Deserted Village last fall, Union County’s Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is rolling out a History Trading Card series for youngsters to learn more about the history of the people and events that shaped Union County -- and the country --we know ...

'High-Performing' Overlook Medical Center Rises in US News and World Reports 'Best Hospitals' Rankings

August 14, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit has been recognized as a high-performing hospital in Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Diabetes and Endocrinology in US News and World Reports' 2017-18 "Best Hospitals" Rankings. Overlook’s rankings made a jump in New Jersey, breaking the top 10 to occupy the eighth spot -- up from 13th last year -- and regionally, ...

Landmark Sears on Route 22 to Close on Sept. 17

August 9, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ -- Shoppers have until September 17 to make their final purchases from the landmark Sears store on Route 22 East at Terrill Road, according to employees at the store this morning. Signs both inside and outside the store promote Sears' going-out-of-business sales. 

In January, Sears announced a number of story closings, and it appeared for a time that the local ...

Freeholders Get Earful As Roselle Residents Question Financing For Mind and Body Project

August 20, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - About 20 people raised concerns about the financing for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex during the public comments portion of last night’s Union County Freeholders’ meeting.

The project includes a new school, community center, library and more in the borough.

The opportunity to speak was nixed last week when a freeholders’ special meeting vote regarding ...

Statement Regarding 750 Walnut Avenue Released By Cranford Township Committee

CRANFORD, NJ - During last night's meeting, the Cranford Township Committee prepared a written statement regarding 750 Walnut Avenue that was read by township attorney Ryan J. Cooper.

The full statement can be read below:

​The Township Committee is carefully considering Hartz’s request to designate 750 Walnut Avenue as an area in need of redevelopment. Since last ...

Questions Arise About Validity of Land Lease for Mind and Body Complex Supported by UC Freeholders

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Roselle resident says that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders guaranteed $59 million in bonds for a project that may not have a proper land lease.

Anthony Esposito, who formerly served on the Roselle Board of Education, has retained a lawyer who is preparing to challenge what he says are financial issues in the land lease for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex. The ...

VIDEOS: A Wacky and Wet Wrap Up to Clark's Summer Recreation Camp

August 10, 2017

CLARK, NJ – Six weeks of Clark Recreation summer camp came to a fun-filled close on Thursday.  

The morning started with the Clark Fire Department’s arrival for Wacky Water Day.  Hoses sprayed, children screamed with delight and everyone wishing to cool down, had ample opportunity.  Recreation Director, Ralph Bernardo made the final day extra special by ...

Price of National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass Increases August 28

August 22, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - There is only a few days left to purchase a lifetime Senior Pass for $10 for use at national parks and recreation sites.  On Monday, Aug. 28th the price will increase to $80.

This is the first cost increase since 1994, and is a result of legislation passed by the U.S. Congress on Dec. 16, 2016.

U.S. citizens age 62 years or older are eligible for the Senior ...

It is Not Too Late: Junior Golf Camps at Clark's Hyatt Hills Still Available

CLARK, NJ – Hyatt Hills Golf Complex is offering an extensive schedule of Billy Casper Junior Golf Camps this summer.   Unlike traditional area golf camps, Hyatt Hills’ camps are held to a maximum enrollment of six students per instructor.   This small group setting allows for a unique learning experience and more specialized instruction.  

The ...

Farmers' Markets Near Clark Serving Up Local Goodness

August 11, 2017

CLARK, NJ – One of the benefits of living in the Garden State is the abundance of fresh local produce available all summer long. An easy way to get a hold of fresh picked crops is at local farmers’ markets. 

Farmers’ markets have become a staple throughout the state. They typically offer fresh fruits and vegetables, and these days many offer other culinary ...

Get Vote-by-Mail Ballots on Time By Registering Now, County Clerk Says

August 13, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - College students and others who plan to be out of state are being encouraged by the County Clerk to apply now for a vote-by-mail ballot.

“Exercising the right to vote is always important, and in this election cycle New Jersey voters will decide on a new Governor for the first time in eight years,” said Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi in a statement. “Make ...

For a Fun Volunteer Activity, Join the Master Tree Stewards

August 19, 2017

If you are looking for an enjoyable volunteer opportunity that puts you in touch with nature and helps “grow” environmental awareness in Union County, join the Master Tree Stewards of Union County.

Master Tree Stewards train each fall by participating in guided walks at nature preserves in the Union County area. Each spring they fan out across Union County to share their knowledge ...

Christie Administration Rejects New Federal Plan to Explore Waters Off New Jersey for Gas, Oil

August 22, 2017

TRENTON, NJ — The Christie administration has gone on the federal record opposing plans that would permit natural gas and oil exploration off the coast of New Jersey.

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin submitted formal comments on August 16 to federal officials affirming the state’s “steadfast opposition to natural gas and oil exploration in ...

Belmar Cruise Night Coming to Downtown for Last Time This Summer

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s downtown district will get into high gear one more time this summer when Cruise Night returns on Wednesday, August 16.

A two-block stretch of Main Street, from Eighth to 10th Avenues, will be transformed into a colorful display of hundreds of vintage and classic cars from 6 to 9 p.m.

And if the success of the season’s first Cruise Night on July 19 is ...

Recycling Project Takes Clam and Oyster Shells from Restaurants to the Bay

LONG BEACH ISLAND - When customers at several Long Beach Island restaurants order clams or oysters this summer they are also helping a Stockton University project to restore oysters to the Southern Barnegat watershed.

The used clam and oyster shells are being collected by Long Beach Township employee Joe Mangino three times a week and delivered  to Parsons Mariculture, where they will ...

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Sat, August 26, 11:00 AM

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School of Rock Clark Open House

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Car Show in Roselle Park

Clark Synagogue Expands Hebrew School Offerings

August 21, 2017

Temple Beth O’r Beth Torah is adding new classes beginning in September of 2017.  A K’ton Group will welcome 4 and 5 year olds to a monthly Sunday two hour class in music, Bible stories, introduction to Hebrew and Jewish customs.  An intimate setting will ensure attention to the individual needs of each student.

In addition to Sunday classes, older students have various ...

Cinemark Theater and 2 Anchors Receive Approvals to Replace Route 22 Sears

August 17, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ — Plans for a theater and two of the stores in the new shopping center that will replace Sears and Sears Auto Center on Route 22 and Terrill Road received approvals at Tuesday night's Watchung Planning Board Meeting. The next meeting, where final approval on the cinema is expected, is scheduled for Sept.19.

HomeSense and Sierra Trading Post are the ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield – Ellen Parker, 76, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017 in JFK Haven ...
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South Plainfield – Ruth McArthur, 87, died Monday, August 14, 2017 after a lengthy ...
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