Clark Top Stories

May 5, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — While Union County enters into a five-year agreement to send the inmates from the county jail in Elizabeth to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, Elizabeth-based activist Salaam Ismial says the fight to challenge the move is not over. His organization, the ...

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CLARK, NJ -  Noted poet, Gary Snyder, once wrote “Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.”  On April 24th, students from Arthur L. Johnson High School took that charge seriously by participating in the 19th  Annual Earth Day Rahway River Clean Up. The effort ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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CLARK, NJ - At almost every high school graduation, both locally and nationally, a series of speakers will deliver inspiring speeches in hopes that some graduates will rise to the occasion. Class of 2010 graduate, Emily Vargas, certainly fulfilled that charge. Upon graduating from ALJ, Vargas ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Police Department announced via social media they are accepting applications for crossing guards. The position would include approximately 15 hours per week helping children cross roadways at different  locations around town according to police.   All equipment and training ...

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CLARK, NJ — U.S. News & World Report  released its '2021 Best High Schools' list which includes rankings for all secondary schools in the State of New Jersey and throughout the Unites States this week.  According to the list, Arthur L. Johnson (ALJ) High School, which has an enrollment of ...

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CLARK, NJ – First graders in Ms. Ashley Cozzi’s class at Valley Road School recently completed an Earth Day planting project. Students created greenhouses to grow their own bean plants.  Leading up to Earth Day on April 22, the class discussed its importance and ways to help protect the planet ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Commissioners made awards to 21 municipalities as part of the seventh annual Union County Infrastructure Grant program, funding projects aimed at spurring economic development growth, and providing indirect tax relief. Clark will be using the $65K grant ...

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CLARK, NJ – While many classes at Valley Road Elementary School are looking forward to the May flowers that will soon be blooming, students in Room 3 have their thoughts set on something else…brains! Fourth graders in Emma Gilardi's class discovered that May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month and, ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Union County Board of Commissioners announced on Tuesday the beginning of its Homebound Vaccination Program in an effort to vaccinate its residents who are unable to leave their homes. According to the release, the program will be administered through the County’s Human Services ...

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CLARK, NJ — You’ll want to secure those deck chairs. A National Weather Service wind advisory in effect 10 a.m. Friday — 6 a.m. Saturday predicts winds from the west of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of up to 55 mph. An isolated gust of up to 60 mph is possible, the weather service said. “Gusty ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will be borrowing up to $120 million for the planning, design and building of a new county government complex in Elizabeth. Officials have said the new complex at 61-99 West Grand St. will save money on rent the county pays for existing office space, but legal ...

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CLARK, NJ - Those locals seeking a COVID-19 vaccine can to head to ShopRite of Clark anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1.  According to pharmacy personnel an appointment is not necessary.  Attendees must wear a mask, bring their identification and an ...

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CLARK, NJ - Brandon Castro has been named Arthur L Johnson’s March Crusader of the Month. Castro has been awarded this title for his athletic achievements, improvement in his studies, and compassion for ALJ organizations. Students and teachers agree that Castro’s dedication to sports and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Police are requesting help from residents in the local streets off of Westfield Avenue close to Town Hall after a string of car burglaries Tuesday evening. Officials are asking residents to check their home security footage for any activity which can be of help to police in ...

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CLARK, NJ – There is a small area of the landscape outside of the Clark Recreation Center that just got a little brighter.   Brownie Troop 40483 sprinkled seeds planted some flowers and left a special heart-shaped plaque in place after a recent visit. According to Recreation Director Ralph ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield town officials hope to expand an annual deer hunt to include a wooded area of Ward 3, something that two years ago proved controversial because of the land’s proximity to homes. Last week, the town council requested that Union County “explore and investigate” launching ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark officials announced a "Name Clark's Newsletter Contest" on Friday.  According to their post, the township is searching for a name for their soon-to-publish community newsletter. According to their release, officials are  "looking for a name that is short, catchy, fun and ...

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CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School has named Daniel McCaffery Student of the Month for March for his outstanding academic performance and contribution to the school community. McCaffery plans to study either business or accounting and has applied to Rutgers, Princeton and Seton Hall ...

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CLARK, NJ — Clark Little League honored late resident William Grzyb for his many years of commitment and hard work by dedicating the field house in his memory during opening day ceremonies on Saturday. For 35 years Grzyb, known to many as Billy Bob, volunteered his time to the Clark Little ...

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CLARK, NJ — In the year of coronavirus, school district superintendent salaries increased 2.9-percent statewide to a median cost of $174,689, up from $169,689 the year before, according to recently released date from the New Jersey State Education Department. State records indicate that, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — County officials confirmed the prior suspicions of community leaders at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting: the Union County jail in Elizabeth will close and inmates will be transferred to the Essex County Correctional facility in Newark. The county is entering into a ...

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CLARK, NJ-- “Covid cancelled Broadway.” Anyone who knows theater and the ongoing pandemic is familiar with this idea. There are few people more keenly aware of this than those individuals involved with Arthur L. Johnson’s Drama Department. Unwilling to allow this to happen, Peter Nevargic ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported during his COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, April 21, that 6.2 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state and that nearly 2.6 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated. "We continue to make tremendous progress in getting our senior ...

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CLARK, NJ — Staff and students alike were recognized for their outstanding achievements during the Clark School District’s Showcase of Success at Thursday’s virtual Board of Education meeting. The “Governor’s Educators of the Year” winners from each of the Clark Public Schools were recognized ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Girls Softball League has a newly named field.  The former instructional field is now known as the Ralph Bernardo Field after an opening day ceremony on Saturday, April 17 according to township officials. League officials planned to hold the ceremony at the opening of the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — With eligibility expanded to anyone 16 and older starting Monday, the state inched closer to its goal of getting 70% of New Jersey’s eligible adults vaccinated — that is 4.7 million people — by the beginning of the summer. The number of people statewide vaccinated with at ...

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CLARK, NJ – At Valley Road School in Clark, virtual Chat and Chew meetings held by School Counselor Sarah Badillo have been a large success, providing students the opportunity to join and socialize with one another.  “I came up with the idea of Chat and Chew because not only is education ...

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