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Clark PD Issues Road Work Advisory for Friday December 14

December 13, 2018

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Police have issued a road work advisory for Friday, December 14.  According to police, the intersection of Oak Ridge Road and Lake Avenue will be paved between the hours of 9:00 a.m.and 3:00 p.m.

Starting at 9:00 a.m. the westbound traffic on Raritan Road will be detoured onto Featherbed Lane and then onto Tudor Drive to Lake ...

Clark Police Department Raises Funds for Roselle Park Lieutenant During “No-Shave November”

CLARK, NJ – Last month, members of the Clark Police Department participated in “No-Shave November” to raise cancer awareness. Proceeds from the fundraiser were donated to Roselle Park Lieutenant Manny Jimenez.

“It’s a rare opportunity when you can help a fellow peace keeper affected by the cause that you’re trying to bring to light,” the department ...

Art Night Hosted for Students and Parents by Clark Public Schools

December 13, 2018

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Public School District recently held a Parent University Community Education Session, “Art Night with Mr. Terhune.”  The event, open to parents and students in the district, was held in the Arthur L. Johnson Cafeteria on December 6. 

Led by ALJ art teacher Mr. Terhune and his student assistants, attendees created a 2-dimensional mixed media winter ...

Learning Through the Arts at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School

CLARK, NJ - Teachers at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School used visual and performing arts as part of their lessons to enhance learning recently.

Eighth grade language arts teachers had their students design covers for their independent reading books which had included symbolism and various aspects of the stories. Graphic design concepts were used to help the students design covers that were simple, ...

Swimming: Scacifero And Kaniuka Win Two Races to Spark Union Catholic to Victory over Johnson

December 14, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- James Scacifero and Julian Kaniuka each won two races to help the Union Catholic swim team remain undefeated with a 125-45 victory over Johnson on Thursday night at the Jewish Community Center in Scotch Plains.

Scacifero, a senior, won the 100 freestyle in 59.24 and the 200 freestyle in 2:10.52 and Kaniuka, a freshman, won the 50 freestyle in 24.14 and the ...

AHa!, Atlantic Health System’s Innovation Center Celebrates Strong First Year

December 11, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – One year after it was created, AHa!—Atlantic Health System’s innovation center and idea incubator—has led to improved ways to deliver care, multiple patents (more pending), and a robust idea pipeline.

At the end of 2017, Atlantic Health System launched Atlantic Health Advancements—AHa!—to inspire Atlantic Health System’s team of ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Performs World’s First Catheter-Based Mitral Valve Repair in CLASP IID Pivotal Trial

CLASP IID Trial Will Evaluate Edwards PASCAL Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair System

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center  announced that its internationally recognized cardiac team performed the world’s first transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr; a minimally invasive, catheter-based procedure to repair the heart’s mitral valve) ...

Duck Donuts Set to Open in Clark Friday

December 6, 2018

CLARK, NJ – After a long wait and much anticipation,  Duck Donuts is opening their doors to the public on Friday, December 7.  The Clark store is the fifth location in New Jersey.

Duck Donuts starts with a warm made-to-order vanilla cake donut. After leaving the fryer, donut enthusiasts get to create their own donut combination by choosing from a variety of glazes, ...

New Recycling Bins Headed To Clark Driveways: What You Need to Know for 2019

December 14, 2018

 CLARK, NJ – Clark’s new recycling program will take effect on January 1, 2019. Ahead of this change, all homeowners will receive a new 96-gallon blue recycling cart during the week of December 17, Business Administrator John Laezza announced during the Town Council meeting on December 3.

As reported this past summer, the Township secured a five-year ...

Clark Mayor Wants to Help Residents Understand What Affordable Housing is About

CLARK, NJ - Local residents posted questions, opinions and perspectives on Facebook late Thursday in response to TAPinto Clark's story on an apartment complex being built at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Valley Road.

Shortly after the debates began, Mayor Sal Bonaccorso joined the Facebook conversation trying to answer questions and clear up some misconceptions about ...

Union Catholic Continues Strong Commitment to Social Justice by Donating to Those in Need

December 13, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic continued its strong commitment to social justice this holiday season as students, faculty, and the UC Community joined together to help those in need.

The annual Christmas Drive, coordinated by Union Catholic faculty members Ms. Samantha Scutieri, Mrs. Michelle Goworek, and Mrs. Susan McLaughlin, was once again a huge success as several items were ...

Union Catholic's Holiday Food Drive Reaffirms Commitment to Social Justice

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  In another great example of Union Catholic’s social justice initiative and its commitment to helping those in need, the school collected 28 baskets of food and several turkeys for its Holiday Food Drive, which were donated to the Starfish Food Pantry in Plainfield.

Union Catholic’s Student Council Executive Board and Homeroom Representatives carried out ...

Clark UNICO Embraces Their Motto “Service Above Self” During the Holiday Season

December 14, 2018

CLARK, NJ – During the month of November, Clark UNICO, in conjunction with local residents, collected new socks, pajamas, hats, gloves and scarves to help benefit the St. Joseph’s Social Service Center’s Giving Tree Program. 

The center, located in Elizabeth, holds a gift distribution program annually. Clients begin signing up in September, resulting in ...

The Clark Community Comes Together After Loss of Young Resident

CLARK, NJ – The death of 20 year old Michael Sot sent waves of shock and sorrow through the Clark community and beyond recently.  Social media lit up with words of disbelief, despair and cries for justice.  

The authors and outlets were different but the message was the same.   Sot was too young, a great son, brother, friend, student.  People repeatedly ...

Union Catholic's C.R.A.Y.O.N. Club Will Host Holiday Christmas Party on Dec. 14

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. --  Union Catholic's C.R.A.Y.O.N. Club (Community Raising Autism Yielding Opportunity Now) will host its annual Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 14, in the cafeteria at Union Catholic from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Any child aged 10-21 with special needs is welcome at this event, which is under the direction of co-moderators and UC faculty members Nancy Saggio and ...

Addams Tavern in Westfield Reopens After Yearlong Closure

December 13, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – After a court-mandated closure that lasted about a year, the popular restaurant and bar Addams Tavern has reopened.

A state court had ordered the restaurant shut over safety violations, but on Dec. 3 ruled that those violations were no longer to the extent that the establishment needed to remain closed.

On Thursday, Downtown Westfield, the entity managing the ...

These Local Church Volunteers Turned Homemade Soups into a Foodie Destination

At this Saturday’s annual Christmas Shoppe and Soup Fest at Cranford United Methodist Church, it’s the soup that’s expected to steal the show.

Adding a soup festival component to the yearly fundraiser was the idea of church member Jo Ann Allen, according to Holly Walker, one of the “soup ladies” who volunteers to help cook about 35 gallons of homemade soups at ...

Keep Holiday Plants Looking Their Best

December 13, 2018

The holiday season has arrived.  That means you will be on the giving or receiving end of a poinsettia, Christmas cactus, cyclamen, amaryllis or other holiday plant.  Extend the beauty and longevity of these holiday beauties with proper care.

And that starts the minute you leave the florist or garden center.  Always protect your gift plants from the harsh outdoors.  ...

Plants for Every Room of Your Home

Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being and the outcome is always good – added beauty or tasty nutritional food.  But many of us are stuck indoors for the winter, have a lack of space to garden outdoors or just can’t get enough of this healthful activity.  Adding greenery indoors expands ...

NJ Recipe Guru Shares her Favorite Holiday Cookie: Double Chocolate Espresso

December 13, 2018

If you love to cook, there’s a fair chance you’ve got a recipe somewhere in your home by Gwynn Galvin, whose cooking blog “Swirls of Flavor” has been picking up steam.

“I have been told that I am ‘well-seasoned,’ having worked in the culinary field for more than 20 years now,” the grandmother of eight said from her home in Montvale, NJ.

In ...

Make Pasta Amazing with this Foodie Find: Bottarga Di Muggine (Cured Mullet Roe)

Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown

Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends.

“This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she made a simple dish of spaghetti with asparagus, sprinkling each bowl with a spoonful ...

Driver Charged in Crash that Killed Michael Sot Makes Court Appearance

December 13, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – The driver of the vehicle that slammed into Clark native, Michael Sot, 20 and his friends made an appearance in court on Wednesday. 

Last week the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office filed a motion to detain David Lamar, 22.  The judge at yesterday’s hearing delayed the detention hearing, claiming he need more time to make a decision according to a report ...

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The Clark Public School District to Hold Tea with the Superintendent

December 13, 2018

The Clark Public School District's Parent University will be holding a Tea with the Superintendent on Monday, January 14th at 7 p.m. in the ALJ IMC. The topic will be anxiety to wellness. The event is open to all parents who have children attending the Clark Public Schools. To register, contact Christine Broski at cbroski@clarkschools.org or (732) 574-9600 x3355 by January 10th.

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Edison Police Officer Arrested, Charged with Tampering

December 13, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County authorities today announced that another Edison police officer was arrested, this time for destroying evidence he believed would be used in an investigation.

Nicholas Lunetta, 31, of Scotch Plains, was charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of obstructing the administration of law, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 23

On this week’s AtlantiCast, find out why it’s easier than ever to receive care at Atlantic Health System, the Morristown Medical Center’s Heart Success program reaches a milestone in the fight against heart failure, quality healthcare that protects the environment and kicking off the holiday season with the Festival of Lights.

 

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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