Clark Top Stories

October 16, 2018

CLARK, NJ - October 16 is the Deadline to Register to Vote for those not formerly registered.   Union County residents who are eligible to participate in elections but have not registered to vote can obtain a registration form online from the Board of Elections, the County Clerk, or the Clark ...

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CLARK, NJ - On Friday October 7th, 2018, Arthur L. Johnson High School held their annual Homecoming. Beginning a new tradition, ALJ Homecoming now takes place during a Friday night football game. The Student Council moved the event to increase attendance and school spirit. The stands were filled ...

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CLARK, NJ - Girl Scout Brownie Troop 40710 kicked off their first meeting of the new school year with a visit from Master Gardeners from the Rutgers Union County Cooperative. Madeline Flahive Dinardo, James Keane and Harry Faulks captivated the second grade Brownie girls with an informative ...

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CLARK, NJ - In the early morning hours after the Clark UNICO Italian American Feast ends  each year,  Cub Scout Pack 145 heads to the grounds of the municipal center to clean up. Led by Cubmaster Scout McCabe, the boys and their parents walk the area cleaning debris. Recreation Director ...

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CLARK, NJ - Valley Road School children spend time up close with the emergency responders at their 3rd Annual Muscles and Metals event sponsored by the PTA on September 22.  The day is designed to give students a chance to learn about the various vehicles used to protect and serve the ...

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CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School seniors Ivy Lin and Erin Heaning were recently named National Merit Scholars according to school officials. Each student received a commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. In a press release shared byt hte school it ...

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CLARK, NJ-  Arthur L. Johnson High School senior Natalya Torres has been an anchor of the Crusaders offense, being tied for the team lead in goals with six on the season, In a tightly-played game of the Union County Tournament against the New Providence High School Pioneers, she came through for ...

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CLARK, NJ -  The Arthur L. Johnson High School student body held its annual Pep Rally for the Fall Season. It was a lively afternoon as students and faculty came together as one in the school’s lower gym. The students showed their school pride as the Fall season got underway. The school ...

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CLARK, NJ – Do you have a passion for helping the environment? If so, the Clark Environmental Commission wants to hear from you! The Commission, led by Chairperson Marc Hayden, is seeking ideas from the public about how to make Clark a cleaner and healthier town. The Commission is currently ...

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CLARK, NJ - Samsel and Associates Real Estate Services is helping to paint October pink with a little extra green.  Samsel and Associates will donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in the name of their buyers and sellers throughout the month in honor of Breast Cancer ...

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CLARK, NJ - Andrew Lakkis was recently named Arthur L. Johnson Student of the Month for his high academic achievement. Lakkis, as most of his friends know him, is a devoted student, focused deeply on his education. In an interview with The Crusader Today, Lakkis professed his favorite class to ...

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CLARK, NJ - Selected for being an outstanding member of the ALJ community, Victoria Zatko was named September’s Crusader of the Month. Zatko is a member of Spanish Club, Psych Club, Blue Cru, a volunteer for Special Olympics and Unified Sports. She is also the Photo Editor for the Crusader Today, ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark UNICO Italian American Feast is off to a great start according to organizers.  The annual event kicked off on Thursday evening and continues through Sunday.   With rides, carnival games, freshly prepared food, lively music, a beer tent, 50/50 raffles and more there is ...

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CLARK, NJ – Monday evening the Clark Board of Education unanimously voted in favor of adopted the 2018-2019 district goals presented by Superintendent Ed Grande at the beginning of the October regular meeting. Grande explained that district goals are developed annually based on the work of the ...

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CLARK, NJ - On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Senior Girl Scout, Ashley Rose Breien, of Troop #40537 in Clark presented her “Musical Therapy Cart” to the Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside.  The project earned Breien the Girl Scout Silver Award, which is the second highest award ...

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CLARK,NJ - The ALJ Crusaders will take to the field Friday night for the Annual UNICO Bowl against Hillside.   Hoping to maintain the title and trophy after last year's win, the Crusaders' game will start at 7:00p.m.    Attendees are encouraged to stop by the UNICO Italian American Feast across ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield unveiled new recycling opportunities open to all Union County residents at its conservation center Wednesday, including a partnership with Second Chance Toys, which collects plastic toys, cleans them and gives them local to organizations that serve children in ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Chapter of UNICO held their Annual Bocce Night recently at the Clark Recreation Center.  According to Clark Recreation Director and UNICO member, Ralph Bernardo about 25 Clark UNICANS came out and played bocce and enjoyed a meal together.  Bernardo said even the cover ...

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CLARK, NJ-  Before their game Tuesday night, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders girls varsity team honored their senior players with a Senior Night ceremony on the field. Simone Yanagacio, Natalya Torres, Nicole Buczynski, Gianna Nieves, Kylee Zawacki, Erica Szymczak, Nadia Kolfenbach, ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Library is now lending Health Literacy Tote Bags to the public according to Director Megan Kociolek.  The totes contain information about a variety of topics to held educate the public about various health topics.    Kociolek said the totes can be checked out for up to four ...

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CLARK, NJ - You and Me Trapeze Yoga classes are the newest addition to the Clark Recreation program line up.  According to Director Ralph Bernardo, the trapeze workout helps with balance, stretching and strengthening posture, alleviates back and joint pain and is taught by a licensed professional ...

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CLARK, NJ – Early morning work on the corner of Grand Street and Brant Avenue led to a gas leak according to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa.   The call for help came in around 8 a.m. after CRJ Contracting accidentally broke a two inch gas main while working in the area. Cerasa said gas was ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical will hold its annual Customer Appreciation Day on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the South Plainfield Senior Center.  “We care about our customers and are dedicated to ensuring that they are healthy and happy,” said Sandy Cassio who, along with ...

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CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School Teacher Franklin Stebbins was recently featured on Caucus New Jersey with Steve Adubato discussing Teaching Students to Unplug and Think Critically.  According to Caucus New Jersey, “This panel highlights educators who are working to help students decode ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Chamber of Commerce held their first meeting on Wednesday morning after a short summer recess.  This month's host was the Clark Library.   Members gathered for networking, introductions and presentations. Over thirty members were in attendance for the first meeting of the ...

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CLARK, NJ - Former NBA point guard Chris Herren struggled with addiction throughout his career, but has since recovered and is telling his story to audiences throughout the country. Herren, who was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999, then traded to the Boston Celtics a year later, has made it ...

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CLARK, NJ-  Two undefeated teams that stood on top of the Union County Conference Mountain Division squared off Thursday afternoon in Clark, looking to keep their record unbeaten and to make a statement. Throughout the game, both teams proved why they both got off to the hot starts that they ...

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CLARK, NJ – Mayor Sal Bonaccorso recently proclaimed October 6 as German-American Day. The proclamation was made at the Town Council Meeting on Monday, September 17. “German-American Day is a time of celebration, of raising awareness, of strengthening a sense of identity, and of pride in the ...

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CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity field hockey team took to the field Wednesday night to battle the Cranford High School Cougars, looking to add to their early impressive start to the season. Prior to the contest, the Crusaders honored their senior players with a ...

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CLARK, NJ –Two New Jersey Transit bus stops in Clark are expected to be moved in what Township Business Administrator John Laezza referred to as a "safety measure." The two bus stops along the 112 Bus Route are currently located in front of the Exxon near Walnut Avenue moving toward New York, and ...

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