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Truck Pulls Down Power Lines and Utility Pole in Clark on Wednesday Afternoon

May 9, 2018

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Police have issued a notice that residents and businesses in the area of Central and Terminal Avenues may lose power temporarily this afternoon.  PSE&G is performing emergency repair work on power lines in the area after a truck pulled down power lines and a utility pole in a local parking lot according to Fire Chief Frank Cerasa.

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Clark BOE Approves Annual School Budget While Offering a Forewarning

May 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Board of Education unanimously adopted the 2018-2019 school year budget at its last meeting while issuing a word of caution about the financial forecast for future budgets. 

The evening began with Business Administrator R. Paul Vizzuso presenting the budget to the Board and public. The total budget for the next school year is $38,441,104.  That number ...

Saint Joseph High School Holds Commencement Ceremony; Announces $37.2 Million in Scholarships Awarded to Class of 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School held its commencement ceremonies, including a baccalaureate mass and graduation, on Sunday, May 20, at The Church of the Sacred Heart in South Plainfield in honor of the Class of 2018.  Several Clark residents were among the graduating seniors.  

Saint Joseph has announced the following statistics: 

Class of ...

Baseball: Seventh-Inning Rally Not Enough as Johnson Crusaders Lose to South Plainfield HS in NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 2 First Round

May 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity baseball team found themselves trailing by six runs to the South Plainfield High School Tigers coming into the home half of the seventh inning and attempted a late rally to get back in the game.

The eighth-seeded Crusaders added four quick runs to get closer, but came up short, losing to the ninth-seeded Tigers 7-5 in the ...

Softball: Seven-Run Fifth Inning Sparks Johnson Crusaders Win Over Carteret HS in NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 2 First Round

CARTERET, NJ – For the first three innings of action, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders were not starting off in the right direction as they kicked off their time in the state tournament, falling behind 3-0 to the Carteret High School Ramblers with everything going the opposite of what they were hoping would happen.

Johnson loaded the bases in the bottom of the second inning ...

Softball: Johnson Crusaders Come Up Short in Marathon, 11-Inning Battle Against Governor Livingston HS

CLARK, NJ-  For the third consecutive game, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity softball team found themselves in extra innings. In a classic game, the Crusaders came up just short, losing to the Governor Livingston High School Highlanders 9-7 in 11 innings Friday afternoon in Clark.

One run came in on an error and a single from senior Aislinn O’Keefe to give the ...

DAWN of a New Day: New Treatment Insights Shared at Atlantic Health's 18th Annual 'Stroke Symposium'

May 21, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose symptoms aren’t treated until later in time after last being seen as ...

Village Insurance Agency Offers Products with a Personal Touch

May 9, 2018

CLARK, NJ – In the age of digital communication and computer data, adding a personal touch and knowing the name of your client goes a long way.  But being able to wave hello while coaching their child in Saturday’s soccer game makes them feel appreciated and provides a sense of community.

That’s the goal of the family-oriented Village Insurance Agency.  As President ...

Buy a Vet ... Program Helps Formerly Homeless Veterans

May 21, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ — It started with a collection to help fund a Memorial Day barbecue at the Valley Brook Village veterans facility in Lyons, NJ. When the bucket collection raised $7,000 at John's Meat Market in downtown Scotch Plains, they decided to keep it going and had barbecues all summer. The program has grown to other towns ever since.

Steve Hackenberg, a Scotch ...

Daisies Were Busy Planting Flowers at Clark's Township Building

CLARK, NJ - Girl Scout Daisy Troop 41248  worked to beautify the Township's Municipal Building by planting flowers in the front of the Recreation Center.   The girls filled in the area below the new electronic marquee that was just installed as a donation to the Recreation Department. 

"I am so thankful and appreciateive for the girls taking hte intiative to ...

Freeholders Announce Earliest Opening Date Ever For Ulrich Memorial Pool in Rahway

Pool to open Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28th

The Union County Freeholder Board announced today that the Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool located in Rahway River Park in Rahway will open Memorial Day weekend, the pool’s earliest opening date ever.

“We are pleased to be offering our residents an increased recreational opportunity by extending our pool schedule this year,” ...

Vine Ripe Markets in Westfield Offers Quality, Service, Tradition and a Uniquely Enjoyable Shopping Experience

May 10, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Vine Ripe Markets, an independent grocery store on North Avenue in Westfield, is not your typical supermarket. For owner Frank Bruno, the son of a cop and a teacher, it’s a dream come true.

 “It was a life-long dream,” Bruno said. “I envisioned the American dream as being a small business owner.”

Bruno, father of Frankie (10), ...

Memorial Day Weekend Kicks off Summer 2018 in the Long Beach Island Region

May 22, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - With much anticipation for warmer weather, longer days and salty seas, visitors flock back each year to the Long Beach Island Region to enjoy the many pleasures this resort area brings.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce operates a fully staffed visitor center, who always sees demand for customer inquiries rise either through their digital platforms, ...

Add Gardening Space, Beauty and Ease with Elevated Gardens

May 21, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Elevate your gardens to waist high level for convenience and easy access.  Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck or any area where a bit of planting space is desired. Place them near your kitchen door, grill or table for easy cooking and serving access. You’ll be able to plant, weed and harvest with minimal ...

Scotch Plains Farmers Market Opens 2018 Season on Sat, May 12

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 2018 Scotch Plains Farmers' Marketplace season officially begins on Saturday, May 12, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The popular open-air market celebrates its 26th anniversary this summer and this year promises a wide range of "Best of the Best Vendors" with fresh, locally grown produce, delicious handmade baked goods, and ...

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Kumpf Students Creating Works of Art!

May 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Students in Mr. Baker's Life Skills Class at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School recently participated in a special art lesson joining Mr. Peitz’s class. The students worked on free hand drawings using pictures they chose.  Some of the pictures included a lion, a dog, cat, and a video game character. Students also worked with ceramics creating art ...

Video Shows Woman Ripping Off Tip Jar at Westfield YESTERcades, Manager Says

May 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Footage from security cameras at YESTERcades of Westfield shows a woman stealing the new game fund/employee tip jar from the counter at 2:10 a.m. (closing time) Sunday morning, according to manager Fred Logue, who shared screenshots of the video.

There was probably about $70 in the jar at the time, according to Logue, who said he reported the theft to Westfield ...

I totally Support Garwood Mayor Lombardo and His Team

May 22, 2018

A lot of people call me the “Voice of Garwood” because I usually have a lot to say. Those who know me know I only say things that I mean and that are truthful. I totally support our current mayor, Charles Lombardo, and his running mates, Jennyfer and Vincent, because I believe in them, and they are truthful. I would appreciate the people of Garwood coming together to re-elect Mayor ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

Obituaries

Jun 29, 1927 - Apr 23, 2018
Margaret (Peggy) Kirk Leonard passed away Monday, April 23rd, surrounded by her loved ones. Peggy ...
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NJ American Water Working to Replace Water Mains in Clark

May 16, 2018

VOORHEES, NJ – New Jersey American Water plans to replace roughly 1,200 feet of water main lines in Clark according to a notice released on May 16.

The document indicates the company is replacing main along Georgian Drive, from Ross Street to Sherwood Circle that was originally installed in the 1930s.  Two hydrants and 29 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route will ...