Clark News

September 23, 2018

SUMMIT NJ — Kaitlyn King, a Clark resident and Arthur L. Johnson High School student was among 92 New Jersey youth who were awarded a Congressional Award at the 2018 New Jersey Congressional Award Ceremony, held on Saturday, September 8. Clark Superintendent Ed Grande was quick to recognize ...

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RAHWAY, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity football team started Friday night's game with a 0-2 record following their home opener on September 7. The seniors knew it would be now-or-never to keep the team working hard and playing hard to get to a .500 record before the ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Having won the title of Best Soup in New Jersey from food website The Daily Meal, the Fanwood Grille has expanded the availability of its award-winning soups to the Scotch Plains Farmers Market this fall. Among the soups that the eatery has sold at the market are its ...

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CLARK, NJ -  Clark Police arrested a Union County man shortly after 10 p.m. on Thursday for possession of a stolen gun and drugs according to Captain Vincent Concina.  Clark Police Officer Gucwa and Sergeant Tuccio took a 31 year old man into custody after a traffic stop revealed the driver was ...

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CLARK, NJ - Chair Yoga made its debut at the Clark Recreation Center this season according to Director Ralph Bernardo.   Classes are open to seniors or anyone available during the day looking for something new.     According to Bernardo the concept of chair yoga is to give participants who are ...

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Create a colorful and fragrant fall finale in your garden with groundcovers and vines. Blanket the earth with hardy groundcovers that add seasonal interest. Then direct your eye skyward with vines climbing on trellises, fences and arbors. Add a cloud of fragrant beauty with the white flowers of ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Environmental Commission is seeking volunteers for their upcoming Clark Reservoir Cleanup, which will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Those interested in volunteering for the cleanup can do so by contacting Environmental Commission Chairperson Marc ...

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CLARK, NJ – Two Clark Police Officers were promoted during Monday evening’s Town Council Meeting.  Police Officers Joseph Teston and Pedro Oliveira were surrounding by family and friends during the ceremony with Police Chief Pedro Matos and Mayor Sal Bonaccorso. Bonaccorso welcomed all the ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Police were the first to arrive on the scene of a reaction during a chemical process shortly before 2 a.m. on Tuesday that sent two Kerry employees to a nearby hospital according to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa.  Cerasa and sixteen of his crew members assessed the scene upon ...

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CLARK, NJ - There was a tense hour at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School on Tuesday morning as students and staff were made to evacuate the building after a call to emergency responders about a heavy odor of natural gas in the building according to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa. Three engines from the ...

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CLARK, NJ – Motivational speaker David Toma visited The Clark Public Library on Saturday to discuss the widespread effects of drug addiction, the influences of today’s political and social climate, and the impacts of his personal experiences on his professional career. Toma opened the speech ...

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Sometimes, the best plans are the ones you never see coming. Frank Bruno, owner of Vine Ripe Markets in Westfield, never thought his passion for food would lead him to owning a grocery store. “To be honest, I only had visions of making it in the insurance industry,” said Bruno, a 2005 ...

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METUCHEN, NJ-  After a sloppy first half which featured a lost fumble on the opening possession and zero points for almost the entire first 24 minutes, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity football team continued to hang tough with the Metuchen High School Bulldogs, but still found ...

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CLARK,NJ - Friday night lights have illuminated the field, fans and Crusader football players the first few weeks of the new school year.  For those looking to get in on the action, it might be time to throw on the Crusader apparel and head to the next Arthur L. Johnson Crusader football ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Public School District's Parent University will be presenting Not Even Once on Monday, October 29, at 7 p.m. in the Arthur L. Johnson auditorium. The presentation, given by Detective Brian Soos includes an interview with the parent of a former Clark resident that died from ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Some residents’ frosty response to plans for an ice rink to be placed in an 8.3-acre municipal park on the Garwood border for a trial time isn’t stopping officials from moving ahead with the design. Gathered in the rain at Gumbert Park, where the rink is to be built, about ...

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CLARK, NJ - Members of the Crusader Fall Athletics recently joined guest speaker Gian Paul Gonzalez for a presentation entitled “All In”. Gonzalez, a high school teacher in Union City, New Jersey was asked to lead a chapel service for members of the New York Giants team the night before the ...

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CLARK, NJ - A string of burglaries to unlocked cars on the west side of town prompted Clark Police Chief  Pedro Matos to  issue a warning at a recent town council meeting.   “There was no forced entry in any of the vehicles,” said Matos.  He reported approximately ten cars were involved in the ...

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CLARK, NJ-  Three days after winning their first game of the season, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders girls varsity soccer team took to the field in their home opener against the New Providence High School Pioneers. In the task of pursuing a victory, the Crusaders cashed in for an ...

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CLARK, NJ – On Tuesday morning, a large crowd of government officials, police, firemen, emergency service workers and residents joined in the Township of Clark’s annual 911 Memorial ceremony at the James A. Nelson Memorial Park on Broadway. They came to remember Clark resident James A. Nelson ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department Facebook page announced that after a two-week investigation, Matthew Rodriguez, 18 years of age from Clark, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after police witnessed him placing a large rock, in the middle of Raritan Road, in the early morning ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center recently hosted its Seventh Annual “Evening Grandparents Celebration.” The event was held in the Center’s parking lot on Wednesday September 5. Each resident was encouraged to invite up to six family members to the celebration. Susan ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Tickets for the 2018 Hayrides and Campfires presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks & Recreation are available for purchase now. The popular family events include a hayride, entertainment, hot chocolate and ...

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CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity football team was looking to get back on track with their home opener, but weren’t able to maintain a steady rhythm and mistakes ultimately cost them, as they fell to the Delaware Valley High School Terriers 26-14 Friday night in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. This event is free of charge and runs from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. “This is a ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department, Cranford Police Athletic League, and Cranford High School Class of 2022 are holding a car wash fundraiser for students Nicholas Swandrak and Ray Schwartz on Sunday, September 16th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Lincoln School, 132 Thomas Street, ...

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CLARK, NJ - After 41 years of owning O'Johnnie's, Jerry Bertekap has decided to retire.   He is looking forward to sunnier days fishing, boating and relaxing on the beaches of Florida with his wife.   Bertekap said a non-refundable deposit was accepted and his retirement and legal transfer of ...

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CLARK, NJ – Last May, a school bus accident on Route 80 in Mount Olive Township left two people dead after the bus driver, 77-year-old Hudy Muldrow, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway and was hit by a dump truck. Muldrow’s license had been suspended in December 2017 and was ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Ever wonder how Gallows Hill Road got its name? It has to do with a real Gallows Hill (though we’re not sure of its exact location), and the famed colonial execution of James Morgan. “For many years, the tree on Scudder’s Farm was marked as to the location of the hanging,” Robert ...

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