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July 20, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county has approved a $140,000 settlement for attorney fees in a landmark public records case that made certain police internal affairs files accessible to the public. The board of county commissioners approved the settlement July 14 in the nearly three-year-long court ...

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CLARK, NJ – Clark Brownie Troop 40457 recently installed a Girl Scout Garden on the grounds of Clark Recreation. Located near the bocce courts, the garden was the labor of many. According to Troop leaders Kim Albarella and Cara Sullivan Kropp, all 12 members, along with parents and family and ...

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CLARK, NJ – At the July 18 meeting in the Council Chambers “22-09 an Ordinance to Amend and Supplement Chapter 306, Article V, Of The Code Of The Township Of Clark Entitled Wildlife Feeding”  was introduced for public hearing. Clark Business Administrator Jim Ulrich addressed the council saying, ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Recreation recently hosted their Annual Family Night at a Somerset Patriots game.  After a two-year pause on the yearly tradition, Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo was thrilled to have folks watch the Patriots ‘play ball.’ “We’ve been doing this for years, so many people ...

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CLARK, NJ – For the second consecutive year, Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark served as the host site for the district’s Reaching Independence through Superior Education (R.I.S.E.) summer enrichment program.  The two-week program, which was organized and spearheaded by teachers Suzanne ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county has moved to a “high” level of COVID-19 transmission and so people should wear masks indoors, according to state and federal data. Union and 10 other counties in New Jersey have shifted from a “medium” level of COVID-19 to a “high” level of COVID-19 activity since ...

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CLARK, NJ –  Tom Zub, a former resident with strong ties of the township, passed away on July 14 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was just 35 years old.  Zub was diagnosed last year with squamous cell carcinoma- a cancer that attacks the tongue, the lining of the digestive and ...

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CLARK, NJ – Students from Clark’s Frank K. Hehnly and Valley Road Schools began their participation in the 2022 Reaching Independence through Superior Education (R.I.S.E.) summer program on July 5.  Open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade and held at Hehnly School, the goal of the ...

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Scotch Plains – Healthy cooking returns to the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center with a Sensational Summer Salad program taking place in the center’s newly remodeled demonstration kitchen. The free program is Tuesday, July 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and features Robert Wood Johnson University ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark UNICO organization recently surprised a group of Clark senior citizens by donating two automated Mahjongg tables for their weekly games.  According to Director Ralph Bernardo, these players, that meet weekly at the Clark Recreation Center, were completely shocked and delighted ...

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CLARK, NJ- Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo announced Tuesday evening's concert in the PARKing lot will continue no matter if the skies over town are sunny or rainy.  "We will hold the concert in front of the municipal building if the weather cooperates and if not we have plenty of room and ...

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NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of gas in New Jersey has dropped 36 cents in the last month. AAA says drivers are paying an average of $4.69 a gallon on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. It's down 2 cents from yesterday and 12 cents from last week. Prices are still $1.53 higher per gallon ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Sitting underneath a canopy in Mindowaskin Park Saturday, the 9-year-old from Westfield explained that she mixed blue, pink and white paints to create pastel colors. Then she took the cap from her used plastic water bottle and lightly dipped its edges in the paint before pressing ...

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CLARK, NJ  - Clark Township’s Workshop and Special meetings held on July 5 brought discussion of legal settlements, upcoming changes to rental property requirements by the state of New Jersey and feeding wildlife.  The published agenda indicated the council would be entering into a private meeting ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway Police Department is once again at the forefront of internal training methods for its officers. Rahway is the first department in Union County to open dedicated space for a matted training room within its headquarters. The department recently began implementing the new ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad (CVES) recently received a generous donation from ShopRite of Clark.  Tiffany Egan, associate relations manager for ShopRite, presented EMT Susan Alacchi with a check and gift card for ShopRite, commending CVES for the great service it provides to ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A state Superior Court decision upholding a stay on construction of a county government complex is prompting the project’s redevelopment entity to consider a fresh start on the project, which has been planned since 2020 and would cost more than $120 million. The county plans ...

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CLARK, NJ – Clark Summer Recreation Camp kicked off its 2022 season on July 5.  Over 1,300 children have registered for this year’s program with an average of over 800 attending  each day during the first week. The camp runs for six weeks and each week Is themed with coinciding activities, ...

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CLARK, NJ – At a public meeting June 20, four Clark Police officers took an oath in front of the Town Council and their families as they were sworn in to new positions within the department and more than two dozen officers were recognized for their service.  At this time, Sergio Henriques and ...

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CLARK, NJ – On June 28, the Clark Township Recreation Department held its first ‘Free Music Tuesdays’ concert and members of the Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad (CVES) attended in support of the township and to assist with any medical needs. CVES also set up a tent to provide water and snacks at ...

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CLARK, NJ – At a recent Clark Board of Education meeting, two township residents took to the podium to request the district hire Class 3 Special Law Enforcement Officers (SLEO) for each of its four buildings, effective the start of the new school year.  “These officers, as you know, are ...

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CLARK, NJ – Clark residents and 14-year-old twin sisters Mia and Tatiana Cunha recently achieved major athletic victories.  Mia Cunha, 13, a student at Cornerstone Day School in Cranford, took home three medals at the Special Olympics held June 10 through June 12 at the College of New ...

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CLARK, NJ - Nearly three-quarters (73%) of all fireworks injuries were sustained during the 30-day period surrounding the Independence Day holiday, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The most often injured body parts by fireworks are hands or fingers (28% of injuries), ...

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CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School students in 10th through 12th grade have the opportunity to participate in the Shared-Time Union County Career & Technical Institute Programs.  Union County Career & Technical Institute offers a variety of shared-time programs for students ...

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CLARK, NJ – First graders in Sarah Kasko, Sharon DeAngelis, Lisa Cepeda, and Samantha Johnsen’s classes at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School recently read Jeff Brown’s Flat Stanley and participated in a 27-year-old educational project that provided them the opportunity to take their own ‘Flat ...

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CLARK, NJ – Wondering where to find the most red, white and blue this weekend?  Here are some local and nearby places to catch music, fireworks and history this Independence Day weekend. Catch Some Tunes Head to the front of the Clark Municipal Building starting at 7:00 p.m. to hear a classic ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Target store was the scene of a shoplifting haul worth more than $50K this week according to police. In a release to the public on Friday, the Clark PD said two suspects, a male and female, stayed in the store’s restrooms until after closing on Tuesday night before emerging ...

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CLARK, NJ – At the National Schools to Watch Conference held June 24 in Washington D.C., Clark’s Carl H. Kumpf Middle School received an award for its redesignation as a ‘School to Watch.’ Kumpf Middle School, which was first designated a School to Watch in 2014, earned redesignated in 2017 and ...

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CLARK, NJ – A raccoon tested positive for rabies in Clark according to the Township’s Health Department.  In a message sent to residents on Thursday, officials confirmed that the rabid animal came in contact with a dog on Meadow Road.  The Health Department reminded owners that they must have ...

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CLARK, NJ – At a Clark Board of Education meeting June 21, Christopher Warnick and Philip Brennan, valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of Arthur L. Johnson’s Class of 2022, were recognized. Although the school’s top two ranking students were unable to attend due to conflict when the board ...

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