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July 6, 2022

CLARK, NJ – On June 28, the Clark Township Recreation Department held its first ‘Free Music Tuesdays’ concert and members of the Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad (CVES) attended in support of the township and to assist with any medical needs. CVES also set up a tent to provide water and snacks at ...

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CLARK, NJ - Nearly three-quarters (73%) of all fireworks injuries were sustained during the 30-day period surrounding the Independence Day holiday, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The most often injured body parts by fireworks are hands or fingers (28% of injuries), ...

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CLARK, NJ – The 2nd Annual Michael Sot Hero Walk was held June 18 and the Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad (CVES) stood by at the event to assist with any medical issues.  The weather was perfect with temperatures in the 60s and low humidity. While there no medical assistance was needed, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Clark’s Alyssa Arnold won first place in the fifth-grade category in the Arbor Day Poetry Contest hosted by Union County this spring. The contest was open to all first through fifth grade students in the county. Alyssa, a student at Frank K. Hehnly school, won a $50 prize and the ...

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CLARK,NJ – Arthur L. Johnson High School students recently got a visit from motivation speaker Harry Page.   A man who says he struggled with social and academic challenges in his youth, Page explained that he ended up abusing drugs and alcohol.  It wasn’t until after he faced abuse, suicide, ...

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CLARK, NJ – The 2022 Summer Reading Challenge ‘Oceans of Possibilities’ is under way at the Clark Public Library with those who can read along with those who can be read to are well on the way to earning raffle tickets for prizes for every hour of reading and/or listening time.  The challenge ...

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CLARK, NJ – Jonathan Colamedici of Clark along with two of his classmates at Wichita State's College (WSC) of Engineering, were recently named Grand Champions in the 2022 Koch Innovation Challenge. The Koch Innovation Challenge emphasizes multidisciplinary teamwork and entrepreneurship for first ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Public Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program officially kicked off June 1 and will run through mid-August. Open to all ages, including those who can read and those who are read to, the theme of this year’s program is ‘Oceans of Possibilities.’  Participants can register in ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Brownie Troop 41292 recently visited Dr. Brian Bosonac’s office to learn about orthodontics.  The Scouts had the opportunity to ask the doctor lots of questions, according to leader Debora Hidalgo, and earned special patches made by Dr. Bosonac’s office. As part of their ...

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Due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, the Union County Board of County Commissioners is announcing that Farmers Market vouchers for eligible Union County seniors will be distributed only by mail. Each eligible senior can obtain five, $6-dollar vouchers for a total of $30.00 to purchase ...

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CLARK, NJ - The pandemic put a wrench in many activities for Clark Senior Citizens over the last few years.  Recently, one popular event made a comeback when Clark Seniors hit the road for their annual bus trip to Atlantic City in early May.  According to Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo, ...

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CLARK, NJ – The skies were bright and sunny overhead as locals lined Westfield Avenue for Clark’s Annual Memorial Day Parade.  This year’s show featured marching bands, community groups, cultural clubs stilt walkers, superheroes, first responders, emergency vehicles, patriotic tributes and classic ...

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CLARK, NJ -  The Annual Memorial Day Parade kicks off at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 30 in Clark.  The parade starts at the corner of Nassau and Westfield Avenue, marches to Arthur L. Johnson High School and participants gather for a remembrance ceremony in front of the building.   This year's parade ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark community is mourning the loss of one of its own.  Julia Morreale, a 16-year-old freshman at Arthur L. Johnson High School, passed away May 21 at RWJ University Hospital in New Brunswick following a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Born Sept. 8, 2005 in Markham, ...

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CLARK, NJ – It has a vocabulary of its own, airwalk, blunt, boneless, drop-in, gap and many more.  Most people are not familiar with the meaning of these words, but soon enough they will become part of the everyday for a new pack of Clark kids that hit the bowls and ramps of their local skate park ...

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CLARK, NJ – Fourteen of Clark’s kids got themselves “Hooked on Fishing” in the annual clinic organized by Clark Recreation. On Saturday, April 30, children learned how to hook a worm, cast a line and reel in the catch at Tamaques Park. According to Director, Ralph Bernardo, the fishing program ...

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CLARK, NJ – Anthony J. Bogash, a 2019 graduate of Arthur L. Johnson High School was inducted into the New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Association Honor Society on May 6. The organization recognizes those with the highest academic achievement of undergraduates pursuing studies in the ...

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CLARK, NJ - Anthony Cundari, Tatum Dobbins and Nicholas Pingor were this year’s receipients of the Brian Piccolo award granted by Clark UNICO at a brunch ceremony on Sunday, April 24.  According to Clark UNICO Vice President Ralph Bernardo, the award is given to high school athletes in pursuit ...

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CLARK, NJ – A fundraising initiative has been established for the family of the late David ‘Dave’ Pepe, a Clark resident and member of the Union County Sheriff's Office (UCSO) who passed away unexpectedly last week. Pepe, 45, died April 27 and, in an effort to help his wife, Elizabeth ...

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CLARK, NJ – Members of Clark American Legion Post 328 hosted a 'Children and Youth' event on April 20. During the event, which took place at the Westfield Avenue post, veterans served food and refreshments to members of the Arthur L. Johnson High School JV and Varsity Softball Teams by ...

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CLARK, NJ  - The Friends of the Clark Library has two in-person fundraising events planned in the coming weeks with the first set to take place this Saturday. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30, the Friends will host a Costume Jewelry Sale. It will take place indoors in the lower level of the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- More than 50 members of the Union Catholic Community helped set a World Record for the most people simultaneously watering plants on Friday. Union Catholic is now the home of two world record holders. Last summer, Sydney McLaughlin (UC Class of 2017), broke the world ...

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CLARK, NJ- The old saying is “the early bird gets the worm.” On Friday morning it was a bear up and out in the early morning hours. Officials believe it was the same bear spotted in Westfield the day before. Clark resident Donna Cacchione’s home security camera caught a bear walking across her ...

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CLARK, NJ – Since audio recordings of the mayor and other safety officials using racial slurs and misogynistic language were released, one Clark resident and business owner has been working to organize an event to bring the community together.  "A lot of people are just out of sorts and…I think ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - TAPinto Elizabeth is sad to announce the passing of former franchise owner, Kathy Lloyd. Kathy passed away on April 12 surrounded by those who loved her.  "We mourn the passing of former TAPinto owner/publisher Kathy Lloyd,” said Michael Shapiro, the founder and CEO of TAPinto.

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CLARK, NJ – It's back to business, rather pre-COVID operations, these days at the Clark Public Library.  "The library is fully open and back to pre-pandemic events, room bookings, [and] small meeting room bookings," said Director Megan Kociolek, adding that 'story times, children's events and ...

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CLARK, NJ – For the first time ever, Clark Township will be hosting 'Free Music Tuesdays,' a summer concert series set to take place in the parking lot of the township’s municipal complex. “I have always wanted to do summer concerts for our residents and am so happy to finally be able to make ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Public School District's Parent University Program will welcome New Jersey native and NFL player Christian Peter to Arthur L. Johnson High School on Tuesday. April 12.  During the event, which is scheduled to take place in the auditorium at 6 p.m., Peter will share the ...

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CLARK, NJ — March has arrived and thoughts have turned to spring.  One tried-and-true sign that the season of renewal and rebirth is around the corner is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m.  Although some may miss the one-hour loss of sleep, most will ...

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CLARK, NJ – The philanthropic efforts of a local student will go a long way to helping county residents in need.  In February, the deacons at Osceola Presbyterian Church in Clark organized a mission to help the county-run Fresh Start program. Around that same time, Gavin Ford, a 7th grader at ...

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