Government

Acts of Kindness and Noteworthy News from the Clark Township Council Meeting

3925572602fdf7714b76_Clark_seal.jpg
3925572602fdf7714b76_Clark_seal.jpg

CLARK, NJ - In the wake of violence against police in Dallas, Texas, Mayor Sal Bonaccorso took a moment at the Clark Township Council meeting to express his gratitude to members of the Clark community who have shown random acts of kindness to Clark police.

“To see our community coming to our police department bringing food, flowers and a host of things…this town is filled with a lot of great human beings that really appreciate our police department,” Bonaccorso said.

The Clark Fire Department advises residents to check the batteries in their fire alarm systems. The fire department responded to 60 alarms in July, and several were caused by signals given off from low batteries, councilman and fire department liaison Al Barr said.

Sign Up for E-News

The Township of Clark Workshop Council meeting originally scheduled for August 1 was moved to August 15.

Certificates were awarded to Craig Abrams of Springfield and Susan Alacchi, Angel Albanese, Tonya Scott-Cole, Lisa Simonetti, and Ivan Simonetti of Clark for completing Clark’s Community Emergency Response Training Program (CERT). The program provides training in general emergency preparedness, basic fire safety and medical operations, and light search and rescue.

In other news, Bonaccorso said the Clark 12U boys travel baseball team advanced in the tournament games at the Cooperstown Dreams Park tournament, but were eliminated in the “sweet sixteen.” Their last game was on Tuesday, Aug. 9, in Cooperstown, New York.

The last day of the Clark summer recreation program was last week, Councilman Bill Smith said. With 1208 registered kids, this was a record-breaking year, he said.  About 700 kids attended the program daily.

Councilman Pat O’Connor reported on the Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad’s 75th anniversary dinner, which was held on Aug. 13.  During the dinner, it was announced that the squad’s average emergency response time was just under seven minutes. This was noteworthy because the squad members are volunteers who do not live at the squad house, O’Connor said.

The council approved a resolution to enter into a contract with Rivers Edge Contracting for the collection and disposal of leaves. This year’s rate is $3.40 per cubic yard, which is slightly less expensive than last year’s price.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Clark

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_3dcbe579e3f3302e813a_mini_magick20180524-114292-14jhd0s

Sat, May 26, 11:00 AM

Home For Good Dog Recue, Berkeley Heights,

Dog Adoption

Other

Carousel_image_38af4225b68237e11ff0_flyer__1_

Thu, May 31, 7:00 PM

Hamilton Stage, Rahway

Marc Mero Live in Rahway

Kumpf Students Creating Works of Art!

May 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Students in Mr. Baker's Life Skills Class at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School recently participated in a special art lesson joining Mr. Peitz’s class. The students worked on free hand drawings using pictures they chose.  Some of the pictures included a lion, a dog, cat, and a video game character. Students also worked with ceramics creating art ...

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

May 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that was ...

I totally Support Garwood Mayor Lombardo and His Team

May 22, 2018

A lot of people call me the “Voice of Garwood” because I usually have a lot to say. Those who know me know I only say things that I mean and that are truthful. I totally support our current mayor, Charles Lombardo, and his running mates, Jennyfer and Vincent, because I believe in them, and they are truthful. I would appreciate the people of Garwood coming together to re-elect Mayor ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

Obituaries

Jun 29, 1927 - Apr 23, 2018
Margaret (Peggy) Kirk Leonard passed away Monday, April 23rd, surrounded by her loved ones. Peggy ...
Read more

NJ American Water Working to Replace Water Mains in Clark

May 16, 2018

VOORHEES, NJ – New Jersey American Water plans to replace roughly 1,200 feet of water main lines in Clark according to a notice released on May 16.

The document indicates the company is replacing main along Georgian Drive, from Ross Street to Sherwood Circle that was originally installed in the 1930s.  Two hydrants and 29 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route will ...