Community Life

May 25, 2020

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 - According to town officials the Wednesday recycling pick-up schedule will continue through at least June.  The schedule is: Zone 1—Wednesday, May 20  Zone 2—Wednesday, May 27 Zone 1—Wednesday, June 3 Zone 2—Wednesday, June 10 Zone 1—Wednesday, June 17  Zone ...

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CLARK, NJ – With traditional graduation ceremonies and related festivities scrapped because of social distancing measures, parents and the community at large must look for alternative ways to celebrate the Class of 2020. This year, TAPinto Clark is offering a special opportunity to highlight ...

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CLARK, NJ – Some local children have been busy beautifying an area of town recently.  The Bear Den of Cub Scout Pack 145  worked with others to plant flowers and spruce up a section of land between Miller and Westfield Avenues.   The den got the work done with the help of a Wolf, Tiger and a ...

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CLARK, NJ - As Front Line Appreciation Group (FLAG) signs started appearing on lawns in nearby towns, a thought occurred to Clark residents Kim Baglieri, Nicole Brighouse, and Kristin Panayoutou.  If they wanted to see something similar happening in their own town, they were going to have to be the ...

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CLARK, NJ - Well, yes the doors of the Clark Library are technically closed to the public, but they have not stopped serving up resources, classes and more during the sheltering-in-place days of COVID-19.   Check out this week's newsletter   

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CLARK, NJ – Mayor Bonaccorso shared during Monday evening's Town Council meeting that in conjunction with Governor Murphy’s Executive Order, parks in Clark are open but playgrounds will remain closed.    In additional conversation with TAPinto Clark, Bonaccorso said there are to be no gatherings ...

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CLARK, NJ – The 2020 Clark Memorial Day parade has been canceled according to a release from Parade Co-Chair Ralph Bernardo and the parade committee. “Due to the Coronavirus and Governor Murphy’s mandate of large group gatherings, the Memorial Day parade and ceremony scheduled for Monday, May ...

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CLARK, NJ - Before the COVID-19 community health crisis left residents sheltering-in-place and watching an economic downturn unfolding, the Clark Town Council brought forward a 2020 municipal budget that holds no municipal tax increase for residents. Pat O’Connor, President of the Council, at ...

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DENVER, CO – Shelsea Ochoa and Brice Maiurro had an idea to connect with friends, neighbors and the human community while locked-in under the threat of coronavirus.  In less than three weeks their vision had become a Facebook page and a movement with more than a half million followers in 99 ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo reimagined Easter festivities this year.  In light of social-distancing practices, Bernardo had to cancel the town's annual egg hunt.   Instead, Bernardo asked the Easter Bunny to make an appearance at the horseshoe driveway at the Municipal ...

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CLARK,NJ - Ladies of the Deutscher Club in partnership with Urban Sewciety in Westfield, NJ have been busy this week sewing masks for hospital employees and local emergency services.  The first batch of masks were delivered to Atlantic Health's Overlook Hospital on Wednesday.  The second batch ...

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CLARK, NJ 0- Arthur L. Johnson High School Nurse June Curti and Lincoln Franklin School Nurse Karen Lukacovic of the Garwood Public School District have been busy making masks for the Joann’s Fabric Donation Project. This project, sponsored by Joann’s Fabric Shop, provides fabric and instructions ...

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CLARK, NJ - Easter is coming and so is the Easter Bunny according to Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo.   On Saturday, April 4, families are invited to head out for a drive, and wave hello to this springtime superstar. Bernardo said the Easter Bunny will be in front of the Clark Municipal ...

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CLARK, NJ - Mayor Sal Bonaccorso is calling on residents to make March 27, "Take-out Friday."  He is asking residents to join him in supporting local businesses suffering under current restrictions by ordering take-out for either curbside pick-up or delivery.   Below is a list of the local ...

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CLARK, NJ -  Since social-distancing allows for families to be outside together, one local family decided to take the #ClarkRainbows movement beyond their front door and windows and join the #ChalktheWalk movement. Last week the Brzezinski family carried messages of hope and goodwill from their ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Library issued a reminder to the public on Monday morning, that even though its doors are closed, the ability to access books and magazines online is still open.  Visit the library website, and scroll down to Digital Library Collection.  Library cards are needed to access ...

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CLARK, NJ - Mayor Bonaccorso announced that starting on Friday, March 20 there will be special early morning shopping hours for senior citizens 65 and over at the Clark ACME and Clark Shoprite.   Hours for seniors only at each store are: Clark Shoprite  6:00 – 7:00 a.m. Clark ACME     7:00 ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Library has temporarily suspended programs serving the senior citizen population.   In a post to their Facebook page, library officials said, "Out of an abundance of caution to protect our residents, the Clark Public Library is postponing programs that primarily service our ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Clark residents, Lenny and Dawn Grieco, were the winners of the Fay Mathewson Volunteer Award at the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association Conference in Atlantic City on February 25.  According to the NJRPA, the award is given to acknowledge and recognize individuals that ...

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CLARK, NJ - Everyone knows you don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Clark Seniors also know you don't have to wait until a specific date to gather and enjoy the day.    Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo recently supplied a St. Parick's Day luncheon along with some guest ...

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CLARK, NJ – Girls, boys, leaders and parents recently gathered around a local racetrack to cheer on their favorite car in the contest.   It was all family fun at the Annual Powder Puff Derby. On Saturday, January 25, more than 50 girls from the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Service Unit 53, ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - They did it.  Numerous Clark residents took the drive down the shore and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday in support of Special Olympics New Jersey at the Annual Polar Bear Plunge.  For some it was the first time and for others it is an annual outing with ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – The weather is supposed to be warmer on Saturday in New Jersey, and an anticipated 7,500 people are planning to take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean as part of the annual Polar Bear Plunge.  According to organizers the annual event is the largest fundraising event for the Specials ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad recently installed their new slate of officers during their annual installation dinner.   Councilman Patrick O’Connor was at the recent gathering and shared some thoughts about the group. “The squad truly is like a family,” he said.  “Many members ...

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CLARK, NJ – Parents and guardians looking for some guidance about how to steer their kids clear of drugs and alcohol are in luck. Carl H. Kumpf Middle School will be hosting the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s 15 Minute Child Break program on Thursday, March 5, 2020 beginning at 6:30 ...

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CLARK, NJ- Clark Preschool students surprised local seniors with personally crafted messages at a recent Valentine's Day luncheon celebration.   The luncheon included entertainment by a mind reader and magician.   The event ended with Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo presenting each senior with a ...

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CLARK, NJ – The 5th Annual Miniature Golf Classic was held recently at the Clark Library. Families, friends and neighbors played the 15-hole golf course and enjoyed refreshments afterwards.  The annual fundraiser is sponsored annually by the Friends of the Clark Library. Holes were designed by ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Schools are collecting gift cards for the Morristown Valerie Center.   According to the flyer distributed by the schools, children are given a gift card after each chemo treatment as a reward.  The gift cards are meant to symbolize that the children are one step closer to ...

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CLARK, NJ – Just over a year ago Michael Sot died after a head-on collision with an alleged drunk driver. Sot was serving as a designated driver for peers from the College of New Jersey at the time of the accident in Ewing.  His legacy now lives on in service to others on a billboard on Route ...

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