CLARK, NJ – As we welcome 2017, TAPinto Clark takes a look back at the stories that captured readers’ attention in 2016.  The following stories garnered the most reads throughout the year.  From human interest to crime, from government to youth sports, Clark readers responded to the news of their community.

In January, a baby stricken with RSV touched the hearts of the community.

In September, a man threated a neighbor with a machete and was ultimately shot by a Clark police officer.

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A national election issue touches close to home when a Clark resident creates a display in support of Trump’s immigration policy.

After 54 years, Clark Pop Warner ends its youth football program due to low enrollment.

Trust comes into question as a burglar claims utility employee status to enter a Clark home.

Driving a stolen car, three men crashed into a construction trailer on Broadway.  A subsequent search of the area involved multiple departments and the Union County K-9 unit.

Natural gas in the area of the dryer caused a midday explosion in a Clark home.

A Clark police car is hit in the intersection of Central Avenue and Raritan Road on a Sunday afternoon in July.

A Clark police officer lost his home in a pre-Christmas fire.  Days later, another blaze takes a Fulton Street home.

While Clark police responded to an underage drinking party elsewhere in town, an altercation at Gran Centurions required the assistance of neighboring departments.

The community rallied around Monika Guzman as she battled stomach cancer.

Theft from unlocked cars are an ongoing problem in Clark and neighboring suburban communities.

It’s car v. building and neither won.

Westfield Avenue improvements remain a controversial issue in Clark, but plans to institute a special improvement district fall flat under property-owners’ objections.

A Union County grand jury settles a 2015 case.

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