Clark Top Stories

January 23, 2019

CLARK, NJ – Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo presented the fourth annual “Volunteer of the Year” award at Tuesday evening’s township council meeting.  This year’s award went to Eddie and Anthony Bogash, a father and son team of volunteers. “These two gentlemen have gone above and beyond ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ –  Clark is one of the  21 municipalities in the county to have submitted information to a cell phone application that tells homeowners when to take out the recycling, the county’s public works director said.  Now with a quick look at a phone,  residents can understand their town's ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of photographic mandalas by Danielle Wilkinson of Clark in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth. A selection of Ms. Wilkinson’s work ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Police are reporting the westbound lane of Valley Road is closed from Ross Street to the entrance of Rahway Park due to a a water main break.   The eastbound lanes remain open. Westbound motorists are advised to plan accordingly and avoid the area.  

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CLARK, NJ - The power of books came alive to Clark preschoolers recently as Stephanie Azzaro, a Clark Public Library Associate visited the local classrooms for story time and a brief discussion about the library.  Azzaro read books based on a food theme including Little Pea by Amy Krouse ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced an online assistance guide for Federal employees who are experiencing hardship due to the prolonged government shutdown. The guide can be accessed at ucnj.org/federal-shutdown and contains location information on food ...

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CLARK, NJ-  Arthur L. Johnson High School senior Sebastian Iakouchevitch continues to add  to his accomplishments in his athletic career. His latest accomplishment took place on the mat at a recent wrestling match. Iakouchevitch captured his 100th win of his career in the Union County Tournament ...

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In Union County, the 2018 Point-in-Time Count Found 459 Homeless Persons ELIZABETH, NJ – With the proposed addition of a shelter to the roster of places the homeless can go during freezing temperatures, Union County government is looking out for its homeless population. The “Code Blue ...

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CLARK, NJ- The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders girls varsity basketball team returned to their home floor, looking for a rebound win after a crushing 38-37 loss to Jonathan Dayton HS in overtime. Standing in their way was the Union High School Farmers as the two teams duked it out on the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Fifth grade students from Valley Road School and Hehnly School in Clark attended the Union County Gifted and Talented Association Convocation on January 11. The convocation titled, Kids Saving Earth Today for a Better Earth Tomorrow took place at the Rahway Recreation Center. The ...

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CLARK, NJ – A former Arthur L. Johnson High School baseball coach is one of four new members who will be inducted into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame at the Union County Baseball Association’s 83rdannual Hot Stove League Dinner on Sunday, February 10. Tom Urban of Elizabeth, was a ...

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CLARK, NJ- The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders and the Jonathan Dayton High School Bulldogs (Springfield) battled it out on the court, but after a strong push in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs forced an extra period. The Bulldogs hit two free throws with 17 seconds left to briefly ...

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CLARK, NJ -  The Clark Public School District's Parent University will be holding a session called Mindfulness 101 on Wednesday, February 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Valley Road School Gym. The session, focuses on learning mindfulness techniques to help children and adults relax and reenergize.  ...

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CLARK, NJ - It is almost time for the Annual Clark Family Skate Night sponsored by the Recreation Department.   On Saturday, January 26, the Warinanco Skating Arena will be open for use to township residents only from 6 - 8 p.m.     Although tickets are available at the door, Recreation Director ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Carl H. Kumpf Middle School held a film screening of Classroom Close-up NJ, a sixteen-time Emmy® award-winning show, that recently shot a segment at the school.  Kumpf’s “One School, One Book” program was the focus of the show.   The "One School, One Book" summer reading program ...

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CLARK, NJ-  Things looked grim as the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders trailed the Spotswood High School Chargers 38-29 with 5:12 left in the third quarter. They turned to senior Brandon Hund to spark the team on offense and he did just that. The leading scorer for Johnson scored 26 of ...

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CLARK, NJ - The 5th Annual Crusader Classic Shot Put Meet was held on Thursday, January 11, at Arthur L. Johnson High School. Throwers from all over Union County and the State of New Jersey participated in the event in preparation for the upcoming NJSIAA Championships. The meet featured twelve ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Police administered Nasal Naloxone, or "Narcan” for opioid-based overdoses more frequently in 2018 in comparison to 2017 according to departmental records. Police Chief Pedro Matos said officers administered Narcan a total of 12 times in 2018 in comparison to 9 times in 2017.

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CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School students observed a kidney transplant surgery on Tuesday as part of a special program run by The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City.  The LSC provides students with the unique opportunity to watch a variety of surgeries as they happen in hospitals miles ...

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CRANFORD – Union County residents who are interested in attending Union County College tuition-free for the spring 2019 semester should fill out the free application and apply for financial aid as soon as possible. In September, at Union’s Cranford campus, Governor Murphy announced that Union was ...

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CLARK, NJ- The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders girls varsity basketball team returned to their home court to take on the Rahway High School Indians, looking to bounce back from their 49-38 setback to New Providence HS on Thursday. This was the third matchup between the two teams, with ...

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CLARK, NJ - Former Crusaders returned to Arthur L. Johnson High School on January 4 to share their college experiences with current juniors and seniors.  The panel of alumni, led by Erica Stasio, ALJ School Counselor, included a series of topics including choosing a school, living away from ...

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CLARK, NJ – Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo’s name appeared repeatedly in the list of Clark locals nominated by readers of TAPinto Clark as a person considered to be a Hometown Hero or Community Champion.   Bernardo has made an impression in the Clark Community over the years. Several ...

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CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders returned home to take on the South Brunswick High School Vikings (Monmouth Junction), hoping to get back in the win column. Despite having an early lead, the Crusaders couldn’t keep up as the afternoon went along, losing to the Vikings 68-47 ...

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CLARK, NJ - It might be a little messy, but it is sure to be fun as Finger Painting Fridays make their way to the Clark Public Library.  Starting Friday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. children can enjoy a story and then  get messy together. Participants are reminded to wear some old clothes and to ...

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CLARK, NJ- The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders found themselves locked in a battle with the New Providence High School Pioneers after trailing by as much as eight points with five and a half minutes to go in the third quarter. Freshman Domenika Kosiek added three points via a free throw ...

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CLARK, NJ- Mike Pozyc was honored at a recent Clark Town Council meeting for his dedication to the youth of Clark.  According to the proclamation read by Mayor Sal Bonaccorso, Pozyc and his family moved to Clark in June of 2000.  Soon after he became involved in coaching and eventually became a ...

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CLARK, NJ – Four incumbent Councilmen were sworn in at the annual Township of Clark reorganization meeting at noon on the first day of 2019. Prior to swearing in the Council members, Mayor Sal Bonaccorso thanked the voters of Clark for reelecting the team.   "Thanks to the voters of Clark for ...

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CLARK, NJ – The good and bad, the happy and sad, it’s been a busy year of news and top stories in the Clark community this year.  Here is a look at the most read stories of the year by category. POLICE/FIRE Clark Man Found Dead After His Ex-Girlfriend is Killed in Trenton; Investigation ...

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CLARK, NJ – Clark officials are reminding residents that the new recycling bins delivered during the last weeks of December are not to be used until the first recycle pick up in January. According to a post on the Clark Department of Public Works Facebook page, recyclables in the new containers ...

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