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June 6, 2022

CLARK, NJ - Clark Township officials released notice on Monday afternoon that the Town Council Workshop and Special Meeting scheduled for the evening, would be postponed until Monday, June 13, 2022.  Multiple COVID exposures were cited as the reason for the deferral. Tonight's meeting

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CLARK, NJ – Thomas Peitz, art teacher, along with Danielle Keeley, a science teacher and school play director, recently brought a group of Carl H. Kumpf Middle School students to the Union County Teen Arts Festival.  This year’s festival, which took place May 19 and May 20, is the first to take ...

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CLARK, NJ – At an induction ceremony held last month, 20 students were into the Carl H. Kumpf Middle School’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS).  In addition to achieving a cumulative, weighted average of 4.25, the inductees also had to demonstrate strong examples of ...

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CLARK, NJ - Fifth graders at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School recently created dioramas about endangered animals.  Each student researched an endangered animal to gather information about where it lives specific to climate and habitat, what it eats, the predators it faces, how it became ...

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UNION, NJ – After attendees to the ALJ prom settled in to the evening there was food, music dancing and fun.  Guests found themselves with a variety of options at the buffet.  Stations included a pasta bar, Latin food bar, roasted chicken and beef, and a panini and French fry bar. After dinner ...

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UNION, NJ - Tonight is a big night for Arthur L. Johnson High School students as they made their way to their 2022 Prom.  The attendees began arriving promptly at 5:45 p.m. They came in massive buses with 40 passengers, limousines with six and eight, and even some in a classic Rolls-Royce. They ...

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CLARK, NJ – Four educators from the Clark Public Schools were honored at the May 24 2022 Teacher Recognition Breakfast sponsored by the Union County Superintendents’ Roundtable and held at Kean University’s Liberty Hall Academic Center.  Alessandra Bonacchi, an Italian teacher at Arthur L.

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CLARK, NJ – A fundraising initiative has been established to help a longtime township resident and first responder battling cancer.  Last year, Tom Zub, 35, was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, a cancer attacks the tongue, the lining of the digestive and respiratory tracts, and the lining ...

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CLARK, NJ - The pandemic put a wrench in many activities for Clark Senior Citizens over the last few years.  Recently, one popular event made a comeback when Clark Seniors hit the road for their annual bus trip to Atlantic City in early May.  According to Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county is one step further along in its cleanup of the 150-acre Clark Reservoir — the largest water body in the county. Last week, the board of county commissioners formally accepted a $4 million grant that will fund the dredging and environmental remediation of the ...

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CLARK, NJ – The skies were bright and sunny overhead as locals lined Westfield Avenue for Clark’s Annual Memorial Day Parade.  This year’s show featured marching bands, community groups, cultural clubs stilt walkers, superheroes, first responders, emergency vehicles, patriotic tributes and classic ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Arthur L. Johnson Athletic Department held its 2022 Spring Athletic Awards ceremony on May 25 with the evening event, which is sponsored by the Crusader Athletic Booster Club, taking place in the high school’s auditorium. During the awards programs, all spring athletic teams and ...

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Enjoy your garden and landscape once the sun sets with strategically placed and attractive landscape lighting. Select the best type of light that complements your garden design and best accomplishes the intended purpose. Solar-powered lighting eliminates the need for outdoor outlets, extension ...

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CLARK, NJ -  The Annual Memorial Day Parade kicks off at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 30 in Clark.  The parade starts at the corner of Nassau and Westfield Avenue, marches to Arthur L. Johnson High School and participants gather for a remembrance ceremony in front of the building.   This year's parade ...

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CLARK, NJ – In an effort to clarify ‘the misinformation distributed by media outlets and the public,’ Clark Township, in a May 25 statement, noted that although Clark facilities were used for a basketball tournament last Saturday, ‘the event was not run or organized by Clark Recreation, Clark ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that ...

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CLARK, NJ – Arthur L. Johnson (ALJ) High School Valedictorian Christopher Warnick and Salutatorian Philip Brennan were honored at the 37th Annual Recognition Breakfast for Outstanding Scholars of Union County held by the Union County Superintendents’ Roundtable.  During the event, which took ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark community is mourning the loss of one of its own.  Julia Morreale, a 16-year-old freshman at Arthur L. Johnson High School, passed away May 21 at RWJ University Hospital in New Brunswick following a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Born Sept. 8, 2005 in Markham, ...

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CLARK, NJ – Throughout April, students at Clark's Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School participated in various activities in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.  The students colored a puzzle piece and submitted them along with a $1 donation. A total of $105 was collected and donated to Autism ...

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CLARK, NJ – Staff and administrators were among who attended a May 17 signing ceremony to recognize 11 Arthur L. Johnson (ALJ) High School seniors for their years of service to Crusader Athletics and their plans to continue their athletic and academic careers as NCAA Collegiate Athletes.  During ...

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Clark, NJ – During a Scholar Athlete Luncheon held May 15, one student athlete from Arthur L. Johnson High School was designated as the recipient of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (NJSIAA) Scholar Athlete Award. For 2022, the honor went to Dominika Kosiek. “Dominika ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Township Police Department is seeking information in connection to a robbery and assault that occurred on Friday, May 20.  According to police, a female was the victim of a strong-armed robbery and assault that took place in the vicinity of 186 Westfield Avenue around 10 ...

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NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey. “The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous ...

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CLARK, NJ – Luca Agoglia, a fourth grader from Valley Road School (VRS), was recently named the winner of the Union County School Nurses Association's poster contest. His poster was chosen by the county nurses that best illustrated this year's contest theme, 'Healthy Living/Healthy Choices.' As a ...

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CLARK, NJ — The heat is on. With temperatures expected to soar, Clark will be under a heat advisory Saturday from noon until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, with heat index values of up to 100 degrees expected.  The National Weather Service offers the following tips to beat ...

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CLARK, NJ – Numerous residents took to the podium at the Clark Township Council's May 16 meeting to once again voice their opposition and disapproval of Mayor Sal Bonaccorso and the governing body.  During most of the hour and 45-minute session, concerned citizens, including two who were ...

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CLARK, NJ – Timothy Ford, a junior at Arthur L. Johnson High School, recently earned a merit scholarship valued at $30,000 per year through the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal Program.  The Rensselaer Medal is a scholarship awarded to outstanding math and science students. High schools ...

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CLARK, NJ – Recently, Arthur L. Johnson High School held its seasonal pep rally to cheer on its Spring athletes. It was momentous because it was the first indoor pep rally since the start of Covid. Everyone at ALJ was looking forward to restarting the tradition.  The students filled up the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy. While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality ...

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CLARK, NJ – It has a vocabulary of its own, airwalk, blunt, boneless, drop-in, gap and many more.  Most people are not familiar with the meaning of these words, but soon enough they will become part of the everyday for a new pack of Clark kids that hit the bowls and ramps of their local skate park ...

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