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Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Clark Township Attorney Sets the Record Straight During Monday’s Council Meeting

CLARK, NJ - Comments made by the public during Monday Night’s Town Council Special and Workshop meetings brought with them continued calls for the mayor’s resignation from a host of familiar faces that have been appearing at the lectern since the release of tapes of town officials using racial and misogynist slurs in April. 

It also brought to light some misunderstandings held ...

New Jersey's Ban on Bags Begins May 4

CLARK, NJ –Starting Wednesday, New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and more, including those in and around Clark Township, will no longer be allowed to provide single-use plastic bags or polystyrene foam foodservice products. Additionally, many establishments will also be prohibited from using paper bags, meaning residents will need to remember to bring reusable bags and ...

Monday Night Council Meeting Has Some Residents Calling for Mayor to Resign While Another is Asking Community to Come Together

CLARK, NJ –Monday night was Clark’s first Town Council Meeting in chambers since the release of secretly recorded tapes several weeks ago by former Police Officer Antonio Manata.  The tapes brought allegations of racist and sexist language against several members of the Clark Police Department and Mayor Bonaccorso.  

Over 60 people were in attendance at the meeting ...

Mayor Bonaccorso Speaks Out About Settlement Made With Former Police Officer in Monday Night's Council Meeting

CLARK, NJ - A Town Council Workshop meeting on Monday night brought residents in with a myriad of statements and questions.  It also brought lots of emotion and frustration.

After the Council got to the business presented on the agenda, it was opened to public comments.  Attendees  approached the microphone for answers to their questions. Most of the inquiries were met with no ...

VIDEO: Clark Mayor Bonaccorso Apologizes to the Community Tuesday Evening

CLARK, NJ - Mayor Bonaccorso released a video early Tuesday evening to the public apologizing for racist and sexist comments made in secretly taped conversations several years ago.  The statement comes after reports published last week included audio files alleged to include the voices of Bonaccorso, Police Chief Matos and Sergeant Joseph Teston.

In his video statement Bonaccorso ...

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Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Union County Commissioners Defend One of Their Own in Race For Surrogate

May 3, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County commissioners defended the qualifications of Vice Commissioner Chair Christopher Hudak in his race for county surrogate after a resident speaking at Thursday’s board meeting demanded Hudak withdraw his candidacy.

Surrogates administer the legal process which takes place after residents of a county die individually owning assets in New Jersey. They also ...

Two Mount Saint Mary Academy Juniors Will Attend Summer Programs at Military Academies

WATCHUNG – Elizabeth Roper, Director of College Counseling at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that Mary Claire Scheck of Metuchen and Renee Vozza of Westfield have been accepted to the Summer Academies of two military institutions. Mary Claire will attend USMA (U.S. Military Academy/West Point) Leadership Experience and Renee will attend USNA (U.S. Naval Academy/Navy) ...

Gabriella Robinson of Piscataway Garners Girl Scout Gold Award

WATCHUNG – Gabriella Robinson, a senior at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung and a resident of Piscataway, has earned her Gold Award after completing over 80 hours of community service in partnership with the Lower Raritan Partnership, the 4H Club, Jack and Jill of America, the Central NJ chapter, and the township of Piscataway and Middlesex County.

The nature of the Gold Award, ...

Mount St. Mary Class of 2022 Future Athletic Plans Revealed

On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and Assistant Directress (Student Life), S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. (Directress) in Mother Mary ...

Student Council Executive Board Honors Directress for Principal’s Day

WATCHUNG – On the morning of Friday, April 29th, members of the Student Council Executive Board at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung presented S. Lisa Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. with balloons and a special card to thank her for all of her compassion, care, and tireless work as Directress of Mount Saint Mary Academy. The presentation was made to mark Principal's Day, which is ...

Mount St. Mary Academy Reveals Valedictorian, Salutatorian

WATCHUNG -- Earlier this month, Mount Saint Mary Academy Directress S. Lisa Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. congratulated Diana Neste of Whitehouse Station for being named Valedictorian and Jerrine George of Edison for being designated Salutatorian. The formal announcement was made during a Convocation in Immaculate Conception Chapel by Jacqueline Muratore, Assistant Directress for Faculty, ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Receives Mercy Girl Effect Award

Ruth Anne Munroe, Director of Campus Ministry and Student Council Moderator at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mercy Girl Effect Award has been presented to the Academy’s 2021-2022 Student Council Executive Board.

“Each year, the five-member board is challenged with a Mercy Girl Effect project that raises awareness about ethical issues that affect the human ...

Union County to Host Pepsi Job Fair on May 24

May 14, 2022

Union County informs job-seeking residents that on Tuesday, May 24, a PepsiCo job fair sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners on will take place at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park, located at 1 Park Drive in Roselle. The job fair will begin at 10:00 a.m. and pre-registration is required.

PepsiCo will be hiring for 4 main ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

April 21, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, Maplewood
Apothecarium, 55 South Main Street, ...

Recreational Marijuana Sales in New Jersey to Begin on April 21

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says adults at least 21 years old will be able to purchase recreational marijuana and marijuana products without a medical card in New Jersey starting on April 21, 2022.

"This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry," Murphy said on Twitter.

“This is an exciting time for New Jersey,” ...