Clark Top Stories

June 5, 2020

CLARK, NJ - Just two days after a rally and march moved through Clark, a second will be held on Saturday according to Mayor Bonaccorso.  Participants will gather and walk down Westfield Avenue at 3:00 p.m.  Bonaccorso said the leaders of this march met with him, Police Chief Matos, Business ...

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CLARK, NJ – Demonstrations were held at the Clark Commons for several hours on Thursday before more than 400 people marched down Raritan Road with a police escort to Westfield Avenue and finally assembled in front of the Clark Police Department. Once there, organizers invited Police Chief Matos ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for tens of thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back diners at 6 a.m. on June 15. When your favorite steakhouse or burger joint opens for outdoor dining next week, limited seating, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Eight days after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, New Jersey has seen at least 21 protests across the state.  Gov. Phil Murphy in a press conference Wednesday said these have been peaceful demonstrations, despite the crowds at some — with ...

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CLARK, NJ – Kathleen Boylan, a resident at the Clark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center recently turned 94.  This year was an especially happy birthday for Boylan and her family because she recovered from COVID-19 shortly before the big day. Boylan, originally from Scotch Plains had to celebrate ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Claiming that Gov. Phil Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli could have done more to save the lives of the elderly, a group of Health Dept. workers wrote to state lawmakers to say they "have no idea what specific data points the governor uses to make decisions, ...

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CLARK, NJ – The internet has been filled with social media postings about police brutality since the death of George Flyod last week.  Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos has been reading them and publicly responded on Tuesday afternoon to those directed at his department and their use of force. “As ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward ...

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CLARK, NJ – Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo made the recommendation to cancel Clark Recreation’s Summer Camp for the 2020 season in an address to the Town Council on Monday evening.  In his address, Bernardo said there were too many safety concerns for children and many limitations put in place ...

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CLARK, NJ - As cries of police brutality in the death of George Floyd swept the nation via protests this weekend, local social media pages began churning up a storm of rumors about demonstrations, rallies and even threats coming to town soon. It started over the weekend with screen captures ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos released a statement today about what he called the murder of George Floyd.   In his letter, Matos shares his and fellow law enforcement officers' reactions to the incident and what it brings to the forefront for him and his team in the work they do and ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Arthur L. Johnson Class of 2020 is running a "Door Decorating Contest."  The event is open to all seniors and will end with  first, second and third prize winners.   The winning doors will be published by the Crusader News on TAPinto Clark.   Families can get in on the fun, just ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures. Youth summer programs will also ...

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CLARK. NJ -  The physical doors of Clark's Library are still closed but the staff has been busy providing many opportunities for the community to stay entertained, educated and in touch throughout the pandemic.    The library plans to re-open when the governor eases restrictions.   In the ...

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CLARK, NJ – After 67 years, Bernie’s Westbrant Auto Parts and Repairs will permanently close its doors on July 17, 2020.   The iconic Clark business has anchored the intersection of Westfield Avenue and Brant Ave since founder Bernie Gittleman started the business with his wife in ...

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CLARK, NJ – After nearly a quarter-century in the business, commercial realtor Bill Caruso of Performance Realty Corp - a subsidiary of ERA Village Green Realty is getting ready to retire. Caruso spoke with TAPinto Clark recently about several career changes he’s had throughout his life and how he ...

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CLARK, NJ – Summer camps can open according to an announcement from Governor Murphy on Friday during his daily briefing.   According to Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso and Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo, parents should not start celebrating just yet. “It’s like I am telling you that I’m ...

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Updated: 5/29/2020 - 10:00 p.m. TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are: Child care centers ...

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CLARK, NJ - In his briefing Thursday, Governor Murphy put names, faces and stories to several New Jerseyans lost to COVID-19 recently.    One was former Clark resident Martin Kennedy, 76, who died earlier this month from complications caused by the virus. According to Murphy, Kennedy worked at ...

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CLARK, NJ - The property tax extension approved by the Clark Town Council ends on Friday, May 29.   According to township officials any payment not received by 4:00 p.m. on that day will be subject to the interest dated back to May 1. Payments can be made online at ourclark.com  or through ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Schools should consider screening visitors with non-contact thermometers and excluding anyone with a fever exceeding 100.4, according to graduation ceremony guidelines released late Wednesday night by the State Department of Education. The guidance outlines three options for K-12 ...

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CLARK, NJ--Arthur L. Johnson High School announced Sophia Bizink as the May Crusader of the Month for her high level of participation in many school organizations. Bizink has been the Drum Major for the ALJ Marching Band, President of the Science Olympiad, Vice President of the Spanish National ...

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TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak.  But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on ...

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CLARK, NJ - Kumpf Middle School’s kTV morning broadcast is on their way to completing their 40th season this school year.   That is 20 years of morning news, announcements, fun, creativity and more under the direction of faculty advisor Matt Serwedes. Most recently kTV held their first ever ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony. Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter that New Jersey had 965 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, pushing the state total to 155,092. Among those cases, 2,755 are in hospitals, 719 are in critical or intensive care, and 540 are on ventilators. He also reported 16 ...

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CLARK, NJ - Although the 2020 Memorial Day Parade was canceled due to the need to maintain social distance and restrict large public gatherings, the spirit of the day carries on in the tributes to those soldiers who died in active military service to their country.  Retired Clark Police Officer, ...

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 CLARK, NJ – The Clark Board of Education recently celebrated the achievements of students and teachers as part of its virtual Showcase of Success. Each day, Superintendent Grande has been recognizing the efforts of students and teachers through his daily automated announcements. This year’s ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The freeholder board approved a budget that will not increase county taxes — the first time in nearly 20 years — to ease financial pain for residents and business owners caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  The 2020 budget, which was unanimously passed Thursday night, promised ...

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CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School recently announced Julia Schelhorn as their student of the month. Schelhorn, a senior at ALJ will be attending Drew University in the fall and will be majoring in business and communications.  Schelhorn is very excited about herupcoming studies since she ...

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