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June 29, 2022

CLARK, NJ – The 2nd Annual Michael Sot Hero Walk was held June 18 and the Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad (CVES) stood by at the event to assist with any medical issues.  The weather was perfect with temperatures in the 60s and low humidity. While there no medical assistance was needed, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Clark’s Alyssa Arnold won first place in the fifth-grade category in the Arbor Day Poetry Contest hosted by Union County this spring. The contest was open to all first through fifth grade students in the county. Alyssa, a student at Frank K. Hehnly school, won a $50 prize and the ...

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CLARK, NJ - Graduation Day at Arthur L. Johnson High School began with a very uncertain weather forecast. In the morning drizzle and light rain soaked the chairs and bleachers. Then at 4:00 p.m. an email went out from Mrs. Feeley’s office saying that the ceremony would take place outdoors, rain or ...

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CLARK,NJ – Arthur L. Johnson High School students recently got a visit from motivation speaker Harry Page.   A man who says he struggled with social and academic challenges in his youth, Page explained that he ended up abusing drugs and alcohol.  It wasn’t until after he faced abuse, suicide, ...

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CLARK, NJ – More than a dozen eighth graders were recognized earlier this month for their academic accomplishments while students at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School. Held June 9  held at the school, the Distinguished Honor Roll Luncheon honored 13 students who were named either the Principal’s List ...

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CLARK, NJ – Valley Road students in kindergarten through fifth grade displayed their works in various mediums, including painting, collage, sculpture, and drawing, at a June 2 school wide art show.  “The art show represents the wealth of student artistic talent in the school,” said  Kerry ...

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CLARK, NJ – Northbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway were closed for hours Thursday \morning following a fatal accident near exit 135 in Clark.  Two Engine Companies from the Clark Fire Department, along with crews from the Colonia and Iselin Fire Departments, were dispatched to the scene at ...

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CLARK, NJ – The 2022 Summer Reading Challenge ‘Oceans of Possibilities’ is under way at the Clark Public Library with those who can read along with those who can be read to are well on the way to earning raffle tickets for prizes for every hour of reading and/or listening time.  The challenge ...

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CLARK, NJ – Students in Tyler Beck’s fourth grade class and Jackie Kozlowski's third grade class at Valley Road School recently learned about regrowing vegetables from common food scraps and what happens to food when they throw it out and how that impacts our Earth.   Many types of vegetables ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A ...

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CLARK, NJ – Valley Road School (VRS) recently ran its annual ‘Hats On’ fundraiser to benefit the Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad (CVES).  On April 27, students and staff were invited to wear a hat to school and make a donation to CVES; donations were not mandatory, but according to Valley Road ...

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CLARK, NJ – The rivalry between junior and senior girls at Arthur L. Johnson is pretty epic. Powderpuff can be defined as an event of, or relating to a traditionally male activity or event done or played by women. As one of the many end of year activities ALJ juniors and seniors recently played ...

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CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School has announced that Alexis Brede has been honored as the May Student of the Month for her excellent educational performance and school involvement.  Brede has applied and committed to The College of New Jersey where she plans on studying mathematics and ...

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CLARK, NJ – Students in the Clark School District's Work-Based Transition Program at Arthur L. Johnson (ALJ) High School had an incredible year working in the community.  The program provides students age 18 to 21 opportunities to learn real-world skills through job training with many Clark ...

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CLARK, NJ – Jonathan Colamedici of Clark along with two of his classmates at Wichita State's College (WSC) of Engineering, were recently named Grand Champions in the 2022 Koch Innovation Challenge. The Koch Innovation Challenge emphasizes multidisciplinary teamwork and entrepreneurship for first ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Ultrarunner Shan Riggs is attempting to be the first-known person to run the East Coast Greenway, the 3,000-mile walking and biking route that extends from Florida to Maine. He has already covered more than two-thirds of the miles, supported by his partner Joshuaine (Josh) Grant, ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen, which has been a steadfast supporter of The Marisa Tufaro Foundation since its inception, will host the nonprofit’s Tournament of Roses Parade Charity Walk and Food Drive on July 18. The event will take place three days before the Bellamy and ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Public Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program officially kicked off June 1 and will run through mid-August. Open to all ages, including those who can read and those who are read to, the theme of this year’s program is ‘Oceans of Possibilities.’  Participants can register in ...

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CLARK, NJ — Tatum Dobbins and Aidan Ford, both members of Arthur L. Johnson High School's Class of 2022, were recently among 42 students to be named Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (UCIAC) Scholar-Athletes.  Each year, every Union County school athletic department chooses a male ...

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EDISON, NJ – The recent high temperatures mean summer is just around the corner and, according to Edison Heating and Cooling owner Mike Iarrapino, ensuring that air conditioning units are working safely and efficiently before the heat and humidity are here to stay is key to staying ...

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CLARK, NJ –  The Arthur L. Johnson Athletic Department held irs 2022 Senior Athletic Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Crusader Athletic Booster Club, on June 6 at the Gran Centurions in Clark. At this time, all senior student athletes, their athletic teams, and their seasons were highlighted by ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Brownie Troop 41292 recently visited Dr. Brian Bosonac’s office to learn about orthodontics.  The Scouts had the opportunity to ask the doctor lots of questions, according to leader Debora Hidalgo, and earned special patches made by Dr. Bosonac’s office. As part of their ...

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CLARK, NJ – Caitlin McHugh’s third graders at Valley Road are close to finishing a goal set back on the first day of school. Each day since September, the students have been enjoying a story picture book. Through the ‘book a day challenge,’ students set a goal of 180 books by June 23. The daily ...

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CLARK, NJ – Arthur L. Johnson High School held its Senior Awards Ceremony on May 31 to recognize outstanding student accomplishments.  Members of the Class of 2022 were honored with awards and scholarships recognizing outstanding contributions in the areas of academics, athletics, community ...

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CLARK, NJ – The primary elections in Clark brought an unusual outcome according to the unofficial results released by the Municipal Clerk.  After successfully obtaining the required number of write-in votes, three Democrats, not originally on yesterday’s ballot are now slated to appear in the ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Johnson Softball Team on June 1 hosted the NJ Hawks in an exhibition game.  The goal of the friendly matchup, which included several great plays by both sides, was to help the Hawks practice and prepare for future games in the Special Olympics.  Johnson Softball Team members ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the first time ever, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey is over $5. AAA says drivers are paying $5.01 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. That's up 3 cents from yesterday and nearly $2 from this time last year. AAA says the rising cost of oil and high demand for ...

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CLARK NJ- Nicholas Pingor was named the May Crusader of the Month for Arthur L. Johnson High School based on his academic performance and school participation.  Pingor has applied and was accepted into Union County College where he plans on studying business. “I want to study business because I ...

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CLARK, NJ - June 7 is Primary day. Polling places will be open in Clark from 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Candidates are listed below in order they appear on the Union County Votes Candidate Lists Primary 2022 document. Township Council: 4 Year Term – Vote for One in Your Ward: Dario R. Valdivia ...

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