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Clark FD Responds to Early Morning House Blaze

February 13, 2018

CLARK, NJ - A house fire at 10 Harrison Street sent firefighters into action in the early hours of Tuesday morning.   

According to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, when crews arrived at the home at approximately 3:30 a.m., the interior rear end of the first floor was heavily engulfed in flames and working its way to the second story.   

Five Residents of the ...

ALJ's Civics Unplugged Featured on Classroom-Closeup

February 20, 2018

CLARK, NJ -  Civics Unplugged is a club offered by Arthur L. Johnson High School. It is dedicated to discussing politics and pressing world issues. The group's six members are Seniors: Maryann Makosiej, Kayla Dias, Brenner Gull, and Bailey Latza, and Juniors: Gabriella Cuccaro, and Nicole Katz. They travel to the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute in New York City each month ...

Dental Hygienist Visits Clark Preschool

CLARK, NJ - A dental hygienist recently visited the Clark Preschool for Dental Awareness Month.  According to school officials, Dental Hygienist Melissa demonstrated proper teeth brushing with Franasaurus, a stuffed dinosaur. 

She then showed a short video on caring for teeth.  Melissa taught the children about the importance of flossing daily and visiting the dentist ...

Wrestling: Clark's Fuschetto First Place in Class in District Tournament

February 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Clark wrestlers finished seventh overall in the team competition, while Christopher Fuschetto (138 lbs.) was crowned champion of his respective weight classes at the District 13 tournament hosted at Scotch Plains- Fanwood High School on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Teammates Tyler Bohm (145 lbs.) took fourth place and Sebastian Iakouchevitch (182lbs.) took second ...

Boys Basketball: Rahway Indians Ride Second Half Momentum to Win Over Johnson Crusaders in Union County Tournament Second Round

RAHWAY, NJ-  For most of the second quarter, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders boys varsity basketball team appeared to be in control of the game against the Rahway High School Indians, leading by as many as 11 points. However, the advantage was short lived as the Indians turned the momentum, in their favor during the second half to snatch the win 74-56 in the Union County ...

VIDEO: George Visconti Scores 2,000th Career Point in Johnson Win over Delaware Valley HS

FRENCHTOWN, NJ-  It was one calendar year ago when Arthur L. Johnson High School senior George Visconti recorded his 1,416th career point, breaking the record and becoming the all-time leading scorer for Johnson Crusaders basketball. On Monday night in Frenchtown, he added to his growing resume of accomplishments by making it to his 2000th  point.

Visconti reached his 2,000th career ...

Despite Ad Campaigns, Majority of New Jersey Residents Surveyed 'Not Very Concerned' About Dangers of Prescription Opioids

February 20, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ -- Nearly half of New Jersey residents who participated in a recent survey report little or no concern about the potential dangers of prescription pain medication to themselves or a family member, according to the study released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ).

The study, conducted in December 2017 by Dr. Itzhak Yanovitzky from the School of ...

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

Third Annual Long Beach Island Job Fair Set for Saturday, March 31

February 10, 2018

SURF CITY, NJ - Need a job this summer? Look no further. Shore Fire Grille again has teamed up with local businesses in the area for a special summer 2018 Job Fair event. 

The Third Annual LBI Job Fair will take place Saturday, March 31.  pril 15.  Employers will be looking to hire help for the summer season on busy Long Beach Island.  The event will be held at the ...

Mahr Calls for Voting Machines at Union County Democratic Committee Meeting on Feb. 21

February 12, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Acting Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC), Colleen Mahr, is calling for the use of voting machines at the February 21 county committee meeting that will determine the next Chair of the UCDC. 

The February 21 meeting will begin at 7:00 and take place at the Grand Centurion in Clark. Mahr is the Acting Chair of the County Committee and ...

Rep. Leonard Lance Fields Questions on Russian Sanctions, Electoral College, DACA Reform in 46th Town Hall in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With Bridgewater Township Police prepared outside the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School for potential protestors, Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7, held his 46th town hall meeting Saturday, fielding questions from constituents about his thoughts on the relevance of the electoral college, sanctions on Russia and immigration reform.

Only two protestors made an appearance as people ...

Mandelblatt Drops Congressional Bid; Endorses Malinowski

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Westfield's Lisa Mandelblatt dropped her Congressional bid and endorsed Tom Malinowski for the Democratic nomination in New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District, at a forum for the Democratic candidates held at Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield on Wednesday night.

Mandelblatt, a substitute elementary school teacher who grew up in ...

Clark Boy Scout Troop 145 Treads Mud at The Klondike Derby in Watchung Reservation

February 19, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Clark Boy Scout Troop 145 trekked through torrential rains, stomped through puddles and slid down muddy paths during the annual Klondike Derby at the Watchung Reservation recently. 

They joined dozens of teams as they sloshed their way through the windy and rain-driven Loop area of the reservation. There is a set course, with specific tasks to be done at each town ...

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Will Meet on Tues, Feb. 20, at LaGrande Park Building

FANWOOD, NJ -- Following the mass shooting in Florida this week, the Union County Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the LaGrande Park Building  in Fanwood.

"Every life cut short by gun violence -- that somehow becomes a statistic -- is tucked away in our hearts, never to be lost," wrote Patti ...

Local Students Earn University Dean's List Honors

CLARK, NJ – Several local college students were named to their school's Dean's List for the Fall 2017 semester.   

Alvernia University – Reading, PA

Katelyn Dougherty

Hofstra University – Hempstead, NY

Nicole Buckley
Joseph Tyrie
 Christopher Wasieczko

Ithaca College – Ithaca, NY

Michelle Venditto

Marist ...

Jade Isle to Stay Open One More Week

February 20, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The sudden announcement that the venerable Jade Isle restaurant (158 Terrill Road in Scotch Plains) would close on Sunday evening caught many of its fans by surprise. As a result, longtime customers flocked to the eatery this weekend for one last meal. 

Not wanting to disappoint those who wanted to stop in a final time, owner Jack Lee has postponed ...

After 47 Years of Operation, Jade Isle Set to Close Its Doors in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The iconic Jade Isle Restaurant located at the corner of Terrill Road and Second Street in Scotch Plains will close its doors forever after its last day on  Feb. 18. A phone call to the restaurant on Saturday confirmed that the Jade Isle's long history would come to an end Sunday.

Jade Isle has served a menu of traditional Chinese and Polynesian dishes and ...

Another Holiday, Another Encounter with Marine Life along Jersey Shore

February 19, 2018

SPRING LAKE, NJ — In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue.

The seal’s Presidents Day appearance on February 19 comes one day after a whale was spotted off the ...

Light ‘em up Now for Better Garden Results

February 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It’s time to break out the seeds and potting mix to start your garden plants indoors.  It’s a great way to keep your green thumb in shape over winter. Plus, you’ll save money, increase your variety of plants and jump start the growing season when you start seeds under LED grow lights. 

Indoor growing conditions often offer limited light and ...

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Clark VFW : Spotlight on Joseph Horling

February’s spotlight is on Joseph Horling , Staff Sergeant US Army 1942-1946.

Joe was born in Rahway NJ on Oct 1, 1920.  He and his brother Anthony were born to Anthony Sr. and Bertha Horling .  Joe’s father was born in Munich and his mother Bertha in Austria. 

Joe enlisted in the Merchant Marines in 1942.  Eight months later, in 1943, he enlisted in the US ...

Clark's Hehnly School is “Cruisin’ Through Winter” for a Good Cause

February 17, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Over 150 students from kindergarten through fifth grade had a blast “Cruisin’ Through Winter” in the Hehnly auditorium. The 4th annual dance, organized by physical education teacher Joe Sortino, was held to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a foundation that builds awareness and raises money for childhood cancers.

Encouraging exercise for a good cause, Mr.

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

Choosing a College With the 'Right' Fit

Do you know if your child is choosing a college with the right fit?  Do you know what the right fit means or why it matters?  Take a listen to Chris Curran's latest chat about why fit matters and don't forget to check out his book College Funding Secrets.  

Check out other columns by Chris here.

Have You Talked to Your Child About the Cost of College?

Have you talked to your child about the cost of college?  Do you plan to?  Do you know why you should? Take a listen to Chris Curran's video below as he explains why the student needs to be involved in the financial conversations about college.  Check out Chris' book at College Funding Secrets.  

 

Check out other columns by Chris here.

Scutari vs Mahr

February 14, 2018

I read with interest in a local newspaper regarding the Union county democrat party political infighting for their “county chair” selection.  There were 2 letters juxtaposed, each one listing supporters of either Senator Scutari or Fanwood Mayor Mahr, who are the two main people vying for the “boss” position.

Although I am a democrat I am not a committee ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!