Community Life

March 23, 2019

CLARK, NJ – Mayor Sal Bonaccorso recognized many of Clark’s children during what he referred to as “Night of Champions” at Monday’s council meeting. The first person given a Mayor’s Certificate of Achievement was Carly Tarentino.  A high school sophomore, Tarentino was recognized for her ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Amid pipe bands, Boy Scouts, seeing-eye puppies and leprechauns on stilts, it was a member of the Irish order of the Sisters of Mercy, Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, who was the toast of the town (and the county) at the 23rd annual Union Catholic St. Patrick's ...

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BRIDGEPORT, CT – Lawyers for Sacred Heart University submitted documents in Connecticut Superior Court Tuesday denying any wrongdoing by the school in the death of Clark’s Caitlin Nelson in 2017. Nelson’s mother Roseanne filed suit against the university in late 2018 claiming the school held ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – Once again, numerous Clark residents and police officers headed to the Jersey shore in the dead of winter to take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean with more than 7,500 dedicated plungers to ‘get freezing for a reason’ in the 26th annual Polar Bear Plunge.  The event, held on ...

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CLARK, NJ  - Children celebrated Read Across America at a birthday party for Dr. Seuss, at the Clark library recently. The party was sponsored by the Friends of the Clark Library and was open to all.   The party featured short stories, a birthday cake, and a visit from The Cat in the Hat.

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CLARK, NJ-  Construction of the Caitlin Nelson Park in Clark began recently at the site of the former Funtime Junction Park beside the Clark Municipal building. The park is being built under the direction of the Where Angels Play Foundation and is slotted to be complete in the Spring according to ...

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CLARK, NJ -- The storm that is coming Sunday into Monday is going to be stronger than the one that just came through. According to Weather.com's prediction for Clark, there is a 100 percent chance of snow late Sunday into Monday.  The wintry weather was nature's reminder that winter is not quite ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This upcoming Sunday, the Springfield Historical Society will display a letter that was signed by George Washington from his Springfield headquarters during the period between the Battle of Connecticut Farms and the Battle of Springfield. The two battles took place between June 8 ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Annual Girl Scout Powder Puff Derby was held at the Clark Recreation Center recently.   More than 50 girls from troops in Clark, Garwood and Winfield participated in the event. Each year scouts build, decorate and then race cars powered by gravity down a track.   The girls are ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark's Senior Citizens celebrated Valentine's Day recently with  lunch, music, candy and warm wishes at the recreation center.  According to Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo, the local senior citizens group enjoyed being serenaded by vocalist Stephen Fuller and enjoying a visit from ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - More than 250 Clark residents joined in the Annual Clark Family Skate at Warinanco Park on Saturday, January 26.  According to Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo, this popular family event has been running for 11 years.   " All skaters enjoyed the newly renovated facility, and a ...

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CLARK, NJ - Saturday night, January 26, the Warinanco Skating Arena will be open to Clark residents only from 6 - 8 p.m. for the Annual Clark Family Skate Night sponsored by the Recreation Department Tickets are available at the Recreation Department  or at the door.  Recreation Director Ralph ...

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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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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 - 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 - 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 - Friends and coworkers of Kim Gillespie have launched a Go Fund Me page after the sudden death of her husband Jim on January 3.  Gillespie is a member of the substitute teaching staff and her children are students at Valley Road School. According to Janet Nikolic, in addition to the ...

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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 – 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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WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Over 70 Clark residents took to the rink during Clark's Annual Roller Skating Night recently held at the Woodbridge Community Center. According to Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo, participants had a great time showing off their skating skills and spending time with each ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Clark Girl Scout Brownie Troop 40710 recently visited Atria Assisted Living in Cranford to spread some holiday cheer to the seniors. The girls caroled and sang holiday songs and also did a little dancing while shaking some jingle bells. During their time with the residents, ...

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CLARK, NJ -  The Clark Chapter of UNICO recently ventured to New York for their 3rd Annual Dyker Heights Lights Tour.  The outing features a walking tour in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn to see homes decked out in holiday style unlike any ordinary neighborhood.  According to locals, ...

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CLARK, NJ –Every year local families deck their homes out in holiday lights, décor, tradition and maybe some glitz in an attempt to gain a spot on the coveted list of winners of the Clark Recreation Annual House Decorating Contest.  This year over 20 homes entered the competition. According to ...

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LYONS, NJ - Members of the Clark Chapter of UNICO served up a hot breakfast this holiday season to veterans at the V.A. Healthcare Campus in Lyons NJ.   Twelve UNICO members dished out breakfast to over 60 veterans.  They enjoyed eggs, bacon and French toast while the ALJ High School Band ...

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CLARK, NJ - Locals looking for a reminder of the reason for the season are invited to visit Clark resident Al Terzo's annual Christmas display.  Terzo creates custom,one-of-a-kind animated displays in his front yard for all to enjoy. Terzo and his wife Kathleen welcome visitors to enjoy the ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Recreation Department has joined a network of other towns to participate in TryCAN, which facilitates recreation programs for children with special needs. TryCAN’s website states that it “offers a comprehensive array of recreation programs for children with special needs or ...

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  CLARK, NJ - Clark Senior Citizens celebrated the season at their Annual Holiday party at the Gran Centurions recently.   There were almost 300 attendees at the event this year. Ralph Bernardo, Clark Recreation and Senior Director, said he was very happy with the huge turn out. The event ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad is seeking drivers for overnight shifts, from 6pm to 6am. Councilman Pat O’Connor, who serves as liaison to the Emergency Squad, encourages those interested to email membership@clarkems.org. All training will be provided for new drivers, O’Connor ...

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CLARK, NJ – During the month of November, Clark UNICO, in conjunction with local residents, collected new socks, pajamas, hats, gloves and scarves to help benefit the St. Joseph’s Social Service Center’s Giving Tree Program.  The center, located in Elizabeth, holds a gift distribution program ...

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CLARK, NJ – The death of 20 year old Michael Sot sent waves of shock and sorrow through the Clark community and beyond recently.  Social media lit up with words of disbelief, despair and cries for justice.   The authors and outlets were different but the message was the same.   Sot was too ...

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