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Upcoming Events

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Thu, May 6, 7:30 PM

Clark

Planning Board Regular Meeting

Government

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Wed, May 12, 1:30 PM

Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, Clark

Clark Blood Drive - Urgent Need for Donors!

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Mon, June 14, 7:00 AM

Metuchen Golf and Country Club, Metuchen

SAVE the DATE - Saint Joseph HS Annual Falcon ...

Advocates Call on Justice Department to Investigate Union County Jail Closure

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 National United Youth Council Inc., submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and Civil ...

Loss of Human Rights Activist Janice Caren Lilien Felt Across Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ -  Human rights leader Janice Caren Lilien, age 71, died peacefully in her home on May 3 after a long battle with lymphoma. She was a very active citizen of Union County, holding multiple leadership roles with human service organizations, according to her obituary posted by The Star-Ledger. 

Lilien served as the CEO for the Girl Scouts of Greater Essex and ...

As Legal Costs Rise, Union County Will Borrow Up To $120M for New Gov't Complex

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 representation fees are growing for the county’s defense in a lawsuit that challenges the ...

Spring Break at The Clark Public Library

Fun Virtual Events for Spring Break

Poetry Party for Kids on Monday, April 5 at 2 pm April is National Poetry Month! We will celebrate poetry by reading some favorite poems, playing some online poetry games, creating our own poetry, and go on a rhyming hunt! Geared toward elementary students that are reading and writing. Please register to receive the Zoom link.
Superhero Bingo for ...

Board of Trustees Meeting Date Change

May 3, 2021

The Clark Public Library Board of Trustees' regularly scheduled meeting for Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Due to the governor's executive order, the Clark Public Library Board of Trustees' meeting for Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m will be conducted online through Zoom. Any member of the public who would ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Somerset Patriots Owner Steve Kalafer, 71, Dies; Philanthropist, Businessman, Friend to All

April 21, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from cancer at the age of 71.

A devout family man, he is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two sons ...

NJ High School Students Hold Stop Asian Hate Rally in Union County

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A series of attacks against Asian Americans nationwide has spawned a movement to "Stop Asian Hate" in communities all across the country. About 100 people attended a rally on Saturday, April 17, that was organized by Rutgers Preparatory School’s Global Outreach Club. The event began with a moment of silence in honor of victims of racist ...

Building Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Programming in Schools

April 21, 2021

In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and inclusion.  Preparing students to become leaders who can live and effect change in ...

Joseph Behr Earns 2021 Hampshire Honor Society Recognition

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced its members of the 2021 Hampshire Honor Society on Wednesday, April 14, and senior defensive back Joseph Behr, a Sayreville native, who played his high school football at St. Joseph (Metuchen), was among the names receiving the honor from across all divisions of football.

Behr was among ...