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Union County OKs $1.1M in Open Space Grants. Find Out What Clark Got

October 18, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will distribute about $1.1 million in open space grants to municipalities for planting trees and funding resources for children’s recreation, including fields, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts.

Grants will total $1,036,786.04 for the Kids Recreation Trust and $102,250 for the Greening Union County program, officials said. Funding ...

Ex-Fanwood Chief Accused of Discriminatory Speech Sues County Over Broken Agreement

FANWOOD, NJ — The borough’s former police chief claims in a lawsuit that the Union County Prosecutor’s Office jeopardized his pension and robbed him of enjoying his dying wife’s final days when it broke a perceived agreement to not investigate allegations that he made discriminatory and sexist comments aimed at top law enforcement leaders.

Former Fanwood Chief Richard ...

Union County Expands Annual Deer Hunt to Include 2 More Spots

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Plainfield and Kean University will be included in the county’s Deer Management Program for the 2020-21 season, after a near unanimous vote at Thursday evening’s freeholder board meeting.

The deer hunt at Kean University will take place behind Liberty Hall where the University owns property that runs along the Elizabeth River, said Ron Zuber, the ...

Wildlife Wednesdays Programs For 2020

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is reminding residents that the popular, free “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will conclude its 2020 programming over the next 2 Wednesdays.

October 21st’s program “Reptiles and Gators” will feature an alligator and lizards, including a blue tongue skink and bearded dragon.  The October 28th’s Halloween-themed Insects and ...

Update: Union County Wildlife Wednesdays Program Moved to 6 PM

The Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes to remind residents that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time of 6:00 PM.

“Union County is striving to bring educational programs directly to our children that may not be accessible to everyone during these challenging times, and Wildlife ...

Union County Launches Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program is returning next Wednesday, September 23 with “NJ Natives” a program focusing on wildlife original to the garden state, such as the spotted turtle and garter snake.  New programs will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time ...

Community Conversations: #AskHer

Are you ready to #AskHer? Join Atlantic Health System in asking the women in your life if they have had their annual mammogram. On the next Community Conversation, breast surgeon Rebecca Yang, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates, and Lydia Nadeau, Executive Director, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, discuss mammograms and how you can #AskHer!

 

Union Catholic's Noah Lytle Thriving At His Dream School

October 19, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Noah Lytle wasn’t going to allow long distance keep him from attending his dream school.

So when Lytle hops into his dad’s Toyota Highlander and heads to Union Catholic from his home in Cliffside Park, he never thinks twice about the long commute that he’s taken for the past three years, which is roughly an hour each way.  ...

Masks Now Mandatory in Maplewood at All Times and at All Distances

October 12, 2020

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Village has been designated as a mandatory mask zone by the Maplewood Board of Health at last night’s Township Committee meeting.

The suggestion for such a designation came from Public Health Officer Candace Davenport and Deputy Mayor Dean Dafis, who also serves as Board of Health Chair.

“We have heard from multiple residents that ...

Union County Prosecutor Announces Charges for Robbery at Springfield Auto Dealership

ELIZABETH, NJ — Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Springfield Police Chief John Cook announced today that Essex County resident Kareem O. Spann and Middlesex County resident Christopher B. Phillips have been arrested and charged in connection with a coordinated robbery of $20,000 in cash that took place at a Springfield car dealership earlier this year.

Spann, ...

Trump Hosted Bedminster Reception Hours Before COVID-19 Diagnosis

BEDMINSTER, NJ - President Donald Trump attended an exclusive, high-end fund-raising event at Trump National Golf Club Thursday afternoon and flew back to Washington where hours later, the president sent out a Tweet confirming both he and First Lady Melania Trump had been diagnosed with COVID-19.

"We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this ...

Graham/Kearney for Transparency & Better Communication

October 14, 2020

A few weeks ago, the Graham/Kearney campaign for Borough Council released our Four Point Plan for a Strong Garwood.  While all four components are critical to effective local government, increasing transparency may be the most essential to make sure our town stays well-informed and avoids the pitfalls of unsubstantiated rumor.  I am extremely proud to have co-founded Garwood LIVE, where ...

Letter: Union County Man Discusses Consequences of Legalizing Recreational Weed

October 13, 2020

Before voting on ballot question 1, residents need to consider the significant downside of legalizing recreational marijuana, which is scarcely reported by the media. Many studies by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS), and the World Health Organization (WHO) all confirm the psychoactive ingredient in pot, THC, causes many types of mental and ...

How To Get Property Tax Relief?

October 15, 2020

Most of us want to continue to stay in our homes and communities, but property taxes are driving us away.  Taking advantage of New Jersey’s Property Tax Relief programs can stretch our dollars.  Who qualifies?  Are there special programs for seniors?

The Senior Citizens Council has prepared a video presentation on the property tax relief options available for ...

Football: Defense, Turnovers Lead St. Joseph Past Westfield, 20-3

WESTFIELD, NJ — The St. Joseph of Metuchen football team capitalized on a pair of interceptions and used an aggressive defensive performance to improve to 2-0 and get past Westfield, 20-3, on Saturday afternoon in the Blue Devils’ home opener at Gary Kehler Stadium.

St. Joseph, coming off a 17-12 victory over Elizabeth last week, was stout on the defensive end all game. Westfield, ...

Obituaries

Apr 10, 1934 - Oct 23, 2019
Emily Bielen (nee Mazur), 85, of Clark, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.
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Hey Clark: Do You Know Who This Girl Belongs To?

October 6, 2020

CLARK, NJ - This dog was found on Ayers Lane according to Clark Police,  They said she has no collar or chip.  If you know who she belongs to, please call the Clark Police non-emergency number at 732-388-3434