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History Cards for Kids...And Yes, Maybe Their Parents, Too

August 19, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - So what do we tell the children?...about the past, that is.

After a successful pilot program at the Deserted Village last fall, Union County’s Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is rolling out a History Trading Card series for youngsters to learn more about the history of the people and events that shaped Union County -- and the country --we know ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

Clark's Maryann Makosiej Among Participants in New Jersey Scholars Program

CLARK, NJ _ On Friday, July 28, Maryann Makosiej of Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark, NJ completed an intense summer enrichment program under the auspices of the New Jersey Scholars Program, located on the campus of The Lawrenceville School.

This free five-week summer program creates a rigorous interdisciplinary experience for thirty-nine intellectually gifted, rising high school ...

VIDEO: Clark Mayor Bonaccorso and Superintendent Grande Take to TV36 to Talk Budgets

CLARK, NJ – Superintendent  Ed Grande and Mayor Sal Bonaccorso took to TV36 on Wednesday evening to set the record straight for the community about budget challenges the school district and the township faced this year.

Bonaccorso opened the show by acknowledging the budget issues and soon after tackled head-on what he referred to as the misinformation circulating on social ...

Four Candidates Vying For Three Seats on the Board of Education This Year

CLARK, NJ — This November, Clark residents will choose from four candidates to fill three seats on the Clark Board of Education. The deadline to file for candidacy was Monday July 31.  

Laura Caliguire and Steven Donkersloot are running for re-election this year. Carmen Brocato is not seeking re-election.  New candidates for BOE are Robert Brede and Jerry Fogle.

BOE seats ...

New Personnel Appointed for Clark Special Education; New Leadership for ALJ

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Board of Education held a special meeting Monday evening to announce several new faculty members and changes to administration.

Superintendent Ed Grande started by introducing Arthur L. Johnson High School’s new assistant principal Edward Bucior.  Grande explained that it was a very in depth interview process with over 100 applicants for the ...

School Board Petitions Due July 31

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds people seeking School Board positions in their municipality that the deadline for filing their nominating petitions is Monday, July 31, before 4:00 p.m. in the Office of the Union County Clerk, 2 Broad Street, Room 113, Elizabeth, NJ 07207.

“Service on a school board is an enriching ...

Clark Superintendent Clarifies BOE Financials and Athletic Offerings at ALJ

CLARK, NJ – On Wednesday, Clark Superintendent Ed Grande sent a letter to parents.  According to Grande, his letter is intended to “clarify some misrepresentations that have arisen regarding the Clark School district’s financial situation and athletics program.”  Grande’s letter is attached to this article.

This letter comes on the heels of the ...

ALJ Freshman Teams Cut Due to Budget Restrictions of Clark Schools

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Board of Education put an end to much speculation Monday night by announcing that the freshman baseball, basketball and football programs at Arthur L. Johnson High School would be eliminated during the 2017-2018 school year. All varsity teams are safe for the upcoming year.

Cuts to ALJ’s athletic programs have been a hot topic at the last two Board of ...

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Mon, August 21, 12:00 PM

Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield

Live Screening of Rare Solar Eclipse

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Westfield Memorial Library to Host Live Screening of Rare Solar Eclipse Aug. 21

August 11, 2017

On Monday, Aug. 21, at between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will present a live streaming of the rare solar eclipse. People can visit the library at 550 East Broad Street anytime during those hours.

The trajectory of the eclipse won't reach New Jersey, but New Jersey residents can still experience the amazing view.

Across the country, university ...