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Clark Drug Alliance Holds ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ Awareness Program 

January 27, 2023

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Drug Alliance on Jan. 25 held its ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ drug awareness program for parents. The well-attended event, which took place at Arthur L. Johnson High School, was designed to help parents of teens recognize unfamiliar hazards of drug use that are often in plain sight. 

DEA Special Agent Tim McMahon guided attendees through an exhibit of a ...

Police Charge Clark Resident in Summer Crash on Madison Hill Road

January 24, 2023

CLARK, NJ – On Tuesday morning Clark Police reported the findings of an extensive investigation into a motor vehicle collision that occurred on July 20, 2022 at the intersection of Cornell Drive and Madison Hill Road.

According to police, Detective Andrew Medeiros, serving as the lead investigator, charged Michael Reed, 33, of Clark with criminal charges and multiple motor vehicle ...

Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad on Call Showcased in Township Video

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad (CVES) recently had the opportunity to showcase its talents when a crew from Clark Township TV36 arranged to record a live simulation showing what occurs during a typical call. 

CVES Members Kayla Goncalves, Chris Jimenez, and Matt Muldoon were put into service to help a person who had fallen with CVES responding to the ...

7th District Residents Rally in Bridgewater to Call on Rep. Tom Kean to Hold Town Halls

January 19, 2023

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — With signs and concerns, a small group of people identifying as Democrats from New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District gathered in Bridgewater Tuesday to remind newly elected Republican Rep. Tom Kean Jr. that they know where he is — even if that “where” is a small temporary office on the second floor back hallway of the Bridgewater Municipal ...

Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad on Call Showcased in Township Video

January 23, 2023

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad (CVES) recently had the opportunity to showcase its talents when a crew from Clark Township TV36 arranged to record a live simulation showing what occurs during a typical call. 

CVES Members Kayla Goncalves, Chris Jimenez, and Matt Muldoon were put into service to help a person who had fallen with CVES responding to the ...

RWJBarnabas Health Medical Experts Discuss Causes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

January 26, 2023

NEW JERSEY – Over the past few weeks, the news has been flooded with details and updates about Damar Hamlin, a 24-year-old Buffalo Bills safety who, during a Jan. 2 game, collapsed on the field and went into sudden cardiac arrest. 

Cardiac arrest is the sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing, and consciousness; it can be caused by a heart attack but ...

Two Kumpf Students Set Out to Help Keep Residents Warm

January 25, 2023

CLARK, NJ – Mason Immella and Vincent Motsay, both seventh grade students at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, organized and collected over 95 coats in December for the Jersey Cares Coat Drive. The efforts of the two 13-year-olds will provide warmth this winter to area residents in needs. 

“Sometimes when I travel with my parents, I see people walking around without coats in ...

Cub Scout Pack 145 of Clark Supports Toys for Tots Campaign for 16th Year  

CLARK, NJ – Members of Cub Scout Pack 145 of Clark once again dedicated itself this holiday season to ensuring children in need received new toys. 

For the past 16 years, Pack 145 has collected new, unwrapped toys to support the US Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program. The primary goal of the initiative is to help deliver the joy of Christmas and send a message ...

Bill That Would Force Telemarketers to Explain Why They're Calling in 30 Seconds Advances in Trenton

January 27, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would require telemarketers to identify themselves and what they're trying to sell in the first 30 seconds of the call has advanced in Trenton.

“New Jerseyans should know who they’re talking to on the phone and what’s being sold to them by telemarketers,” Sen. Jon Bramnick (R - District 21), one of the primary sponsors of the ...

Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs in New Jersey Receive $10 Million Federal Grant

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs (NJHVIPs) received a big boost on Friday, in the form of $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds.

The programs launched three years ago using federal money with the mission of ending cycles of violence across the state by helping victims and their families.

“These innovative violence ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Delivers 2023 State of the State, Says New Jersey is Moving in the Right Direction

TRENTON, NJ — During Tuesday's State of the State Address at the Assembly Chambers in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said he's confident with the direction in which the state is going.

"We are stronger and we are fairer," Murphy said. "We are moving confidently in the right direction — forward."

Republicans aren't so sure.

"Despite the ...

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Winchester, Altobelli, Ansong Lead Union Catholic Boys Basketball Team Over Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The Union Catholic boys basketball team hung on to win a nail-biter over Plainfield, 54-53, on Tuesday night.

The Vikings, who have won three of their last four games to improve to 8-7, were clinging to a one-point lead when Plainfield missed two free throws with five seconds to go in the game. After the second free throw bounced off the rim, UC's Yaw Ansong grabbed ...

Union Catholic Girls Basketball Legend Kris Kirchner Honored With Olympic Banner

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- When Pam Holmes was an eighth grader back in 1976 at St. Bernard's School in Plainfield, she spent a lot of time reading the sports pages and attending basketball games at Union Catholic.

And each time she opened the paper or sat in the stands, her eyes would always lock in on one name, one player - the legendary Kristin Kirchner, who at the time was a junior ...

What Does a Union County Commissioner Do?

January 23, 2023

UNION COUNTY, NJ — County commissioners perform their duties as elected officials in addition to their main jobs, but describe their responsibilities as beyond “part-time.”

The nine commissioners who currently serve are paid $35,515 or more for performing the duties of the role they take on in addition to careers in fields including local government and higher ...

What’s New for 2023: Union County Commissioners Choose New Leaders, Clark Resident Sworn In as Surrogate

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The governor swore in newly elected and appointed county commissioners at Tuesday's reorganization meeting attended by distinguished guests at Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth.

Gov. Phil Murphy contrasted the reorganization with “the fiasco in Washington” before swearing in the officials.

Earlier that day Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy failed to ...

Atlantic Health System Achievements from Healthgrades Grow as Chilton Medical Center Added to America’s 250 Best Hospitals

January 18, 2023

Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center today was named for the first time as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2023, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients.

This achievement puts Chilton in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance across the most common conditions and ...

Services for LeRoy Van Ness, 92, Somerville's Oldest Firefighter

January 4, 2023

SOMERVILLE, NJ - It had been years since volunteer firefighter LeRoy Van Ness had been able to respond to a fire, but that didn't stop him from staying active and making his contribution to the fire department he cherished.

Signing on as a fireman in 1975, he soon became the department's designated Truck Keeper, making sure that the equipment was always polished and always ...