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Sophia Bizink: ALJ Crusader of the Month for May

May 27, 2020

CLARK, NJ--Arthur L. Johnson High School announced Sophia Bizink as the May Crusader of the Month for her high level of participation in many school organizations. Bizink has been the Drum Major for the ALJ Marching Band, President of the Science Olympiad, Vice President of the Spanish National Honor Society, an active member of all ALJ Music ensembles and of the Tri-M Music Honor ...

Julia Schelhorn: ALJ Student of the Month for May

CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School recently announced Julia Schelhorn as their student of the month. Schelhorn, a senior at ALJ will be attending Drew University in the fall and will be majoring in business and communications.

 Schelhorn is very excited about herupcoming studies since she enjoys interacting with people and feels this major is perfect for her to ...

Arthur L. Johnson High School Names 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School officials announced Robert Lukasiewicz this year's valedictorian and Heidi Compton.as the class salutatorian.  

“I am so proud of Bobby and Heidi,” Principal Jennifer Feeley said. “They have modeled how to excel in academics while still being active in sports and extracurricular activities. They are great representatives ...

Jacqueline Minniti Named Arthur L. Johnson Crusader of the Month for April

CLARK,NJ - Senior Jackie Minniti has been honored by the Arthur L. Johnson administrators as Crusader of the Month. 

Minniti has applied to University of Rhode Island, Saint Joseph University, Penn State, Seton Hall, Ramapo, and  Sacred Heart and is expecting to major in Business Management 

“I enjoy learning about companies and what it takes to make them ...

ALJ Key Club Members Offer Virtual Reading Sessions

CLARK, NJ - Key Club Members from Arthur L. Johnson High School recorded remote reading sessions for preschool and elementary students to enjoy.  According to Key Club Advisor Kelsey Anderson, “The Key Clubbers have been circulating ideas of ways to help others in our community. Francesca Luongo reached out about reading children's books virtually to our ...

Nicholas Sofianakos is Arthur L. Johnson HS Student of the Month

CLARK, NJ - Remote learning and  social distancing are no match for Crusader spirit.  Despite it all, Arthur L. Johnson High School recently announced Nicholas Sofianakos as Student of The Month for April.

Sofianakos, a senior has been on the ALJ hockey team throughout his years at the school.  The team recently won the title of McMullen Cup Champs.  In his spare ...

Arthur L. Johnson HS Celebrates "Take Your Child to Work Day" During Distance Learning

CLARK, NJ - Most people did not realize that Thursday, April 23 was “Take Your Child to Work Day,” since, well, every day has been "Take Your Child to Work Day" since schools went to social-distance education.

Ed Bucior, Vice-Principal at Arthur L. Johnson High School, was the exception this year. In his morning remarks on Thursday morning, Bucior pointed out to ...

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

What is Happening at the Clark Library This Week? (June 2-8)

May 30, 2020

CLARK, NJ - Check out this week's Clark Library's 

2020 4th of July Fireworks at Union County Parks Canceled

May 28, 2020

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
Plainfield fireworks ...

Union Freeholders’ 2020 Budget Won't Increase County Taxes, Impact Varies by Town

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The freeholder board approved a budget that will not increase county taxes — the first time in nearly 20 years — to ease financial pain for residents and business owners caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 2020 budget, which was unanimously passed Thursday night, promised to avoid layoffs and maintain essential county services, while having an ...

'Justice for George Floyd,' Police March Alongside Hundreds in Camden

May 31, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — A police lieutenant shouted, “No justice!”

And hundreds responded, "No peace!"

Protests against police brutality have unfolded across the nation over the weekend following the death of George Floyd.

Perhaps nowhere as uniquely as in Camden, where officers and the police chief on Saturday stood hand in hand ...

Shop Owner's Facebook Live Stream Shut Down by Bernardsville Police for Violating Executive Order

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ  — The owner of a gift shop in downtown Bernardsville had her live-streamed Facebook sales demonstration from inside her store interrupted early on Tuesday evening by a borough police officer.

Katherine Hermes, owner of Country Home in Olcott Square, was displaying her merchandise in her store to a live Facebook audience when she received a knock on her door ...

Wood-Ridge Crafters Crochet Ear Savers to Help Healthcare Heroes

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  Crafty residents in Wood-Ridge have been spending their days hand making one of the newest in-demand products in the healthcare industry: ear savers. As of May 10, the group has crafted and donated over 3,000 ear savers to hospitals, rehab centers, and nursing homes in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California.

Ear savers work by holding the ...

New Jersey Prosecutors Issue Statement on George Floyd Death

May 31, 2020

Message from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing.  Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in Minneapolis, but by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights division, as it should be.

As ...

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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Clark Police Looking For Owner of Lost 'Attack' Dog Wednesday Morning

May 27, 2020

CLARK, NJ- Clark Police posted a notice to their Facebook page on Wednesday morning searching for the owners of a " 2 lb. female yorkie attack dog,"  as pictured in the cuddly photo taken in the arms of a CPD member.   

Humor aside, if anyone knows the owner of the the dog found on Meissner Way, please call the PD desk at 732-388-3434.   I appears officers ...