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June 6, 2022

CLARK, NJ - Clark Township officials released notice on Monday afternoon that the Town Council Workshop and Special Meeting scheduled for the evening, would be postponed until Monday, June 13, 2022.  Multiple COVID exposures were cited as the reason for the deferral. Tonight's meeting

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CLARK, NJ – In an effort to clarify ‘the misinformation distributed by media outlets and the public,’ Clark Township, in a May 25 statement, noted that although Clark facilities were used for a basketball tournament last Saturday, ‘the event was not run or organized by Clark Recreation, Clark ...

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Union County residents can safely dispose their unwanted household chemicals, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and other potentially hazardous items at Union County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste event on Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kean Hall parking lot at Kean ...

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CLARK, NJ – Numerous residents took to the podium at the Clark Township Council's May 16 meeting to once again voice their opposition and disapproval of Mayor Sal Bonaccorso and the governing body.  During most of the hour and 45-minute session, concerned citizens, including two who were ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Commissioners released a statement Friday calling on Mayor Bonaccorso and Public Safety officials to resign after audio recordings released on Wednesday alleging the Mayor and Police Chief Pedro Matos are the voices heard within using racial slurs and ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Police Department has been under the supervision of the Union County Prosecutor since the summer of 2020.  After almost two years, Chief Pedro Matos, Captain Vincent Concina and Sergeant Joseph Teston remain on leave with full pay. Since that time, Acting Prosecutor ...

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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 – At the start of the March 14 Clark Board of Education meeting, Mayor Sal Bonaccorso, joined by members of the Union County Prosecutor's Office and Clark Police Department, took to the podium to discuss the security incident that occurred at Arthur L. Johnson High School earlier this ...

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CLARK, NJ - A joint statement by the Clark Police, Clark Township and the Clark Board of Education was released Sunday afternoon to assure the community that Arthur L. Johnson High School would be opened and ready for instruction on Monday morning. In the message, officials said the school had ...

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CLARK, NJ - Mayor Bonaccorso went live on local access television late Friday afternoon to thank law enforcement officials for their work in the Township after  ALJ High School was forced into a lockdown when a student was found in possession of a handgun mid-morning. Bonaccorso appeared on ...

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CLARK. NJ - Township officials recently announced the release of the “2022 Resident Guide to Clark Township." Formally called the Report to the People, this revised booklet gives users an overview of all things related to the municipality. For the first time, the guide is only available online ...

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CLARK, NJ – New Jersey’s anti-bullying statute, already among the nation’s most stringent, is about to be strengthened even further.  Bipartisan legislation (S-1790 in the state Senate and A-1662 in the Assembly), signed into law Jan. 10 by Gov. Phil Murphy was inspired by the late Mallory Rose ...

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CLARK, NJ – Mayor Sal Bonaccorso gave his State of the Township address at the Clark Town Council Annual Reorganization Meeting. He began by saying it is an honor and privilege to be Clark’s mayor.  The mayor then thanked the council and citizens for their cooperation and teamwork which have ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Township's 2022 Reorganization meeting was held the evening of Jan. 3 and, at the time, council appointments were made.  Town Clerk Edith Merkle, acting as council president pro tem, opened the meeting and took the roll and Fr. Dan Person of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church ...

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CLARK, NJ -  Clark Township announced the closing of their municipal offices to the public temporarily due to the rising instances of COVID-19. In a post on the Township's Facebook page, Mayor Bonaccorso confirmed there are cases amongst municipal employees at this time. Municipal offices are ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Union County Board of Commissioners recently announced plans to restore the Clark Reservoir are continuing. An environmental assessment of the site is currently under way, including testing of the water and sediment. “The Clark Reservoir represents one of the last opportunities ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Health Department released a public service announcement to the community on Wednesday.  According to the notice, the state of New Jersey is in the higher end of the red category for COVID activity. Officials said the alert was designed to help residents better understand the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A long awaited traffic light at the intersection of Lamberts Mill Road and Rahway Avenue on the Clark border will soon be fully operational, Westfield Town Administrator Jim Gildea said earlier this month. “They hope to have all the lights fully installed and operational by the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Seven of the 10 municipalities with wards in the county will have the lines of their local districts redrawn following the release of 2020 Census Bureau data, the administrator for the Union County Board of Elections said. Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado said ...

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CLARK, NJ - Residents should closely monitor their recycle bins going forward if they want to ensure their refuse is collected.   According to a notice sent out by the Township of Clark on Wednesday, if pizza boxes and plastic bags are included in recyclables, the container will not be ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A Monmouth County has become the second person in New Jersey testing positive for the COVID-19 omicron variant, according to the state Department of Health. The man, who was fully vaccinated and recently received the booster, became ill on November 24 after attending the Anime NYC ...

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CLARK, NJ – Residents of Clark started getting letters last week with information about the proposed 2022 assessment of their property value. By the looks of local social media sites, many residents had questions about what that means for next year's taxes. In communications to residents at the ...

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CLARK, NJ – Mayor Bonaccorso took to social media, email and the Township’s television station to announce the start of a new recycling program.  In his address on Tuesday, the mayor said a new hauler would be picking up recycling starting in Zone 2 on Wednesday, December 1, and then alternating ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – New Jersey shoppers will soon need to remember more than just their list and coupons when they head to most stores when the state-wide ban on single-use plastic and paper bags will go into effect.  The plastic bag ban, which was approved by Gov. Phil Murphy last year and ...

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