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Calling All Applicants: Clark Fire Department Seeking New Members

November 8, 2018

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Fire Department is seeking additional members to join its ranks. Fire Chief Frank Cerasa recently spoke with TAPinto Clark about the recruitment efforts.

“[We’re] looking for as many [new members] as we can get,” explained Cerasa, who is open to recruiting both older and younger members. Cerasa will consider applications from non-trained applicants ...

Clark BOE Celebrates ALJ Student Success

November 13, 2018

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Board of Education focused on the achievements of three Arthur L. Johnson student’s during their Showcase of Success recently. 

ALJ Seniors Erin Heaning and Ivy Lin were named National Merit Commended Scholars based on their 2017 PSAT scores.  ALJ Principal Jennifer Feeley explained that over 1.6 million students across the nation took the PSATs ...

Registration For Annual Math Competition at Saint Joseph HS is Open to All 7th and 8th Graders in New Jersey

METUCHEN, NJ - Know a student that soars through math challenges without hesitation?  Have a Math whiz in the family?  It's time to get them to sign up for the Saint Joseph High School Annual Mathematics Competition.   

The event is open to any New Jersey students in grades seven or eight.   The 45-minute exam consists of 16 questions including algebra, ...

Signing Day in Clark for Four ALJ High Scholar Athletes

November 15, 2018

CLARK, NJ – Four Arthur L. Johnson High School student athletes signed letters of intent to play NCAA Collegiate Athletics next year according to a statement released by the school's Athletic Director, Gus Kalikas. The ceremony took place on Wednesday morning at the school with family members, teachers, administrators and coaches on hand. Here is a look at the seniors at this ...

Johnson Crusaders Football Closes Out 2018 Season With Win Against Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - A Johnson player noticed Chatham's Connor Tully sitting on the bench after the game and went over to him and said, "Keep your head up, you played a good game."  That was the same message Crusader's Coach DelConte had for his team following the 27-24 win over Chatham in the season finale played Thursday at Cougar ...

Johnson Football Plays 2018 Finale Away vs. Chatham, 1 p.m. Thursday at Cougar Field

CHATHAM, NJ - The Cougars will get one last chance to win a football game at home with their 1 p.m. kickoff Thursday against visiting Johnson Regional from Clark in an NJSIAA consolation matchup.

Chatham (2-7) is winless in four home games this season. The Crusaders come in with a 4-5 mark, including its 40-6 first-round consolation win over Spotswood.

Below are statistics and information ...

Atlantic Health System Chosen by PinnacleCare to Provide Executive Health Services to Visiting Chinese Clients

November 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - For many individuals around the world, accessing high-quality medical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities means having to travel from their home country. For these “medical tourists,” the challenge of finding the right care quickly—before a visa or permit expires—can be difficult.

PinnacleCare, the premier national health advisory firm based in ...

Clark's Cornerstone Physical Therapy Celebrating 13 Years of Care Meeting Commitment

CLARK, NJ – Cornerstone Physical Therapy Health and Wellness Center is celebrating their thirteenth anniversary.  David De La Fuente Ph.D., owner of Cornerstone, opened his doors in Clark on November 15, 2005. 

According to De La Fuente, he opened Cornerstone with a specific idea in mind.   “My vision, my dream, was to open my own practice and ...

What's Happening at the Clark Chamber of Commerce?

November 17, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Northeast Planning Corporation  hosted the most recent Clark Chamber of Commerce meeting.   Robert Brai, a Financial Representative of the firm gave a short presentation to members about retirement planning during his spotlight. Focusing on knowledge of current and past trends and awareness of the true cost of living at retirement were all part of ...

Puleo International Kicks-Off the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” with Warehouse Sale at South Plainfield Location

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Puleo International, a third generation family owned manufacturer and distributor of unique handcrafted holiday décor items is opening their doors to the public for their 14th Annual Christmas Sale. Puleo’s Warehouse sale rings in the holiday season much like Christmas music in late November. The doors open daily will sales running from now thru ...

Clark's Future Fashionistas Get Creative

November 14, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Some of Clark's youth had the opportunity to learn about how the process of design works in the real world when they participated in a class called Future Fashionistas.  The class was one of the newest additions to the line up of weekly classes available this Fall as part of the Clark Recreation programs said Director, Ralph Bernardo.

According to Bernardo, he strives to ...

Clark Girl Scout Creates Buddy Benches for Children

CLARK, NJ – Ever hear of a Buddy Bench?  Sat on one and made a new friend?   Well thanks to Jordan Loria, a Senior Girl Scout in Troop 40537, Clark Preschool students and residents can enjoy them whenever they have the chance.

According to a release from Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo,  Loria held multiple fundraisers to finance her vision of Buddy ...

Clark's Osceola Church Celebrates 75th Anniversary

CLARK, NJ—On Sunday, October 28, members, visitors and friends of Osceola Presbyterian Church gathered to celebrate the church's 75th anniversary. The service was led by Elder Alice Dietze and assisted by a number of elders and members. The children of the church also participated in leading the congregants in a song. Following the service, a luncheon was held in fellowship hall which ...

Honoring the Sacrifice of Clark Resident Joseph Curry, Over 45 Years After His Death

November 7, 2018

CLARK, NJ – “On Saturday, June 29, 1973, Joe witnessed a thirteen-year-old boy fall into the Rahway River. In that instant of a second, Joe made a decision to jump into the river to try to save the boy, but sadly paid the ultimate price as he sacrificed his own life in the process.”

This split-second decision, as described above by Curry’s friend Alan Richer, ended ...

Union County's New Hot Spot: Ava's Kitchen & Bar

November 16, 2018

KENILWORTH - Tucked around a cozy corner just off the Boulevard in downtown Kenilworth lies a place that lives to meet all of your quality food and beverage needs

Ava’s Kitchen & Bar features a wood-burning brick oven that churns out thin crackly-crusted pizzas with a flavor and texture that is like no other. Along with its award-winning pizza, Ava's menu features ...

Ever Wanted to Own Your Own Amusement Park? Bowcraft Rides Are for Sale

November 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets!

Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an online liquidation sale, you can purchase rides such as the Galleon, the Scrambler or ...

If You Missed the Crazy at Clark's ALJ High School Last Night - ONE More Chance to Join In

CLARK, NJ - Things were a little crazy on the stage of Arthur L. Johnson High School Thursday evening as the Drama Department presented  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  There is still one more performance in which attendees can get caught up in the insanity.   Last show is  Friday, November 16 at 7PM in the ALJ Auditorium.


ALL ...

Holiday Gifts that Keep on Giving

November 12, 2018

Make gift giving easy with unique green gifts that provide weeks and in some cases months and years of beauty. Plus, gifting easy-care blooming plants is an experiential gift that’s ideal for everyone, especially that person on your list who has everything.

Gardeners as well as practical family members and friends will enjoy the dual purpose the Christmas rose (Hellebore) provides. This ...

Five Steps this Fall to a More Beautiful Landscape

Don’t let a busy schedule stop you from creating a beautiful landscape. Incorporate a few of these changes into your fall landscape care. You’ll create beautiful results with a limited investment of time and effort.

Cut the grass, recycle fall leaves, and improve the soil with a pass of the lawn mower.   Shred leaves and leave them on the lawn as you mow this ...

VIDEO: Looking For a Personal Realtor? Check Out Who Your Neighbors Are Recommending

November 8, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Are you looking for a local realtor that everyone is raving about? Someone that is knowledgeable, patient, helpful, persistent and professional?   Check out what clients have to say about Jacqueline Venezio, and see why she might just be the "Personal Realtor" you've been searching for.

Read more about Jacki here:

Meet 'Your Personal ...

Clark Municipal Election Results 2018 (Unofficial)

November 6, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Clark Republicans swept the local race for council seats according to the unofficial results posted by the Office of the Town Clerk on Tuesday evening.   Winners are noted in BOLD below. These preliminary numbers do not  yet include the mail in ballots.

According to Edith L. Merkel, Township Clerk, it could be some time before the official ...

Department of Justice to Monitor Polling Places in Union County

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Justice will have a close eye on polling places in  Union county on Tuesday.

The Civil Rights Division will “monitor compliance with the federal voting rights laws by deploying personnel” polling places within the county, according to a Justice Department press release.   

“Voting rights are ...

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Giving Back, Giving Strength

November 18, 2018

For more than 30 years, Union County residents have gained personal growth through community service as volunteers with the Union County Rape Crisis Center. New volunteers are welcome to join now and receive a free training course that qualifies them to serve with the Rape Crisis Center as confidential advocates for victims of sexual violence.

The Rape Crisis Center began in 1984 as a ...

Is Your Bathroom Small? Here are Some Storage Ideas

Is your bathroom small? It’s the worst, isn’t it? Well, unfortunately, small bathrooms are very common, and are usually the smallest rooms in the house. I can almost bet that it almost always feels cramped and tight in there. Although the square footage doesn’t change, a change of organization and storage space can make a drastic change to how your bathroom feels. Here are a few ...

Atlantic EMS Worker Injured in Fiery Westfield Crash

November 13, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – An ambulance worker was rushed to the hospital after injuring an arm during a fiery crash on Central Avenue early Monday morning, authorities said.

A 2015 BMW 540 sedan crossed the double-yellow lines while driving north near Clover Street at 12:23 a.m. and crashed into the ambulance coming in the opposite direction, police Sgt. Michael Walsh said on Tuesday.

The ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 22

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!



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