Government

August 27, 2018

CLARK, NJ – Summer is coming to a close, school is starting soon and it is now time to register for Fall classes and events at the Clark Recreation Department.   Residents are urged to register using the new online catalog and payment system the town unveiled in March.    This new service allows ...

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CLARK, NJ - Mayor Bonaccorso issued a reminder to citizens during the Clark Town Council Meeting on Monday that branch pick up ends soon. He said there will be a pick up the last week of August and the final one for the season will be in the fourth week of September. Bonaccorso has politely ...

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CLARK, NJ -  Union County Mosquito Control will be spraying for Adult Mosquitoes tonight, Thursday August 16, 2018 between the hours of 7:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M. in Clark and surrounding communities.   For any additional information, please contact the Union County Office of Mosquito Control by ...

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CLARK, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi issued an advisory to county residents to be aware of what they pay for when it comes to obtaining property information.  According to Rajoppi, there is a wealth of information available free of charge through the County Clerk’s website  or by calling ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Planning Board voted to recommend condemnation of the former A&P site during their August 2 meeting. Their recommendation will be reviewed by the Town Council at their meeting on September 16. Township Planner Kevin O’Brien presented a study of the area, ultimately ...

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CLARK, NJ – An ordinance introduced by the Clark Town Council during their August 6 Workshop Meeting will appropriate $400,000 worth of municipal bonds for various public improvements. “This is for the DPW equipment, and some of our traffic lights,” said Mayor Sal Bonaccorso during the ...

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CLARK, NJ – Proposed renovations to the Clark McDonald’s were approved at last Thursday’s Planning Board Meeting. The board reviewed and approved plans for a new two-lane drive-thru at the McDonald’s as well as cosmetic and signage changes to the facility. “McDonald’s [restaurants] are going ...

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CRANFORD – It was expected that the August 1st Planning Board meeting regarding the Hartz Mountain application for 750 Walnut would see testimony from the civil and traffic engineers. Due to time constraints, only the civil engineer, Jeffrey Martell, presented to the board. Hartz Mountain’s ...

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CLARK, NJ - The local reservoir has been a source of beauty to many and a cause of heartache to others throughout the town’s history.    The wildlife, the views, the debris, the flooding, they are all part of the ups and downs of life along a waterway.  Mayor Bonaccorso hopes to bring more joy ...

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CLARK, NJ – All Clark homeowners will receive a new recycling bin before the end of the year as part of the Township’s new recycling contract. The Township has passed a resolution that authorizes “the Mayor and/or Business Administrator to execute a Shared Services Agreement with the Plainfield ...

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CLARK, NJ – A new statewide bill may have Clark residents opting to use reusable bags while shopping. If signed into law, Bill A3267 would “impose a $0.05 fee on the customer for each single-use carryout bag that is provided” by chains or any store with retail space exceeding 2,000 square feet.

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Town Council unanimously approved a $700K bond ordinance during Monday night's meeting which will allow for the preliminary phases of work toward a new Public Safety Building to begin. The ordinance was presented to the council earlier in the month.  The approval of this ...

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CLARK, NJ - A local gas station has been cited for alleged violations related to fuel dispensing during “Operation Summer Octane” conducted by the  New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. In the weeks leading up to the heavily traveled Fourth of July holiday, the NJDCA tested the quality of ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Police Department has evolved over the years to keep up with the latest trends, techniques and technology for law enforcement.   Today Clark Police have upgraded their cars and equipment to include body cameras, in-car dash cameras, video monitoring and license-plate readers.  ...

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CLARK, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Union County until 2:30 p.m. and a flash flood warning until 5 p.m. “Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding,” the service warned. “Do not drive your vehicle through ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Department of Public Works has issued a reminder that branch pick up is complete for the month of June and no branches should be placed on the streets again before July 15.   Branch pick up is done during the fourth week of every month from April through September.  Residents are ...

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Union County, NJ –  Clark is one of 15 towns in Union County to receive a grant to be used for enhancements to recycling programs according to a press release from Union County.   The program will distribute a total of $134,600 in Recycling Enhancement Grants around the county. According to the ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that plastic bags and other excluded items cannot be recycled through their local curbside pick-up programs. “Union County residents have a good recycling rate compared to other counties in our state, and we want to improve on this ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time. “We are ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government. “Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ ...

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CLARK, NJ – Changes in the recycling industry have trickled down to Clark Township.  Starting immediately household recyclables will be subjected to stricter guidelines to qualify for curbside pickup.  Changes in the recycling industry are forcing cities and towns around the United States to set ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A rainbow flag will fly for the first time at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride Month. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced they are holding a public Pride Flag Raising Ceremony for Monday, June 4 at 1 p.m. on the steps of the ...

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CLARK, NJ - Township officials have released a statement encouraging residents to exercise caution if they are approached by an individual or organization promising to help with property tax related issues for a fee.    The Town of Clark is urging citizens to contact the Tax Collector's office ...

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ELIZABETH,NJ  – The Township of Clark received over $75,000 in grants at the last Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting.   Clark Councilman Pat O'Connor was on hand to receive the checks on behalf of the town.  These annual grants are dedicated to funding projects aimed towards ...

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TRENTON), NJ -  Central New Jersey Assemblymen Roy Freiman (D-16th) and Andrew Zwicker (D-16th) have introduced a bill to raise the minimum age to buy rifles and shotguns in New Jersey. Under current law, handguns cannot be sold to anyone under 21 although licensed gun dealers in the state are ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to a statement issued by Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados on behalf of  the Freeholder board and the Union County Government. "Jerry Green was an innovator, a trailblazer and the most influential ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mayor Sal Bonaccorso was nominated for the Mayor of the Year Award at the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 29th Annual Mayors’ Dinner, at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel. More than 400 people listened as mayors or their designees from around Union County municipalities ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Triggered by the Parkland High school shooting in Florida this past February, New Jersey high school students and public officials, including members of Governor Murphy’s administration, gathered together at Kean Universities roundtable to discuss the ongoing gun violence issue ...

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CLARK, NJ – A full slate of Democratic challengers have filed petitions to run in the 2018 Primary Election.   These individuals are seeking a four-year term on the Clark Town Council against incumbent Republicans in the first, second, third and fourth wards. Monday was the last day for ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Council unanimously approved the 2018 Municipal Budget during Monday evening’s special council meeting held in the municipal building.  The budget (also available in a user-friendly version) includes a 1.48% tax increase for 2018. Councilman Patrick O’Connor explained that ...

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