Government

May 17, 2020

CLARK, NJ – By this point in the pandemic everyone knows who the essential workers are in the community… right?  The doctors, nurses, hospital personnel, police, fire, EMS, teachers, truck drivers, grocery workers and the list continues.   According to the American Public Works Association, one ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- A new portal for the public to report any evidence of misconduct at long term care facilities or nursing homes was announced at the daily COVID-19 briefing by Governor Phil Murphy and his executive leadership team.  The governor said the new portal was established as a complement to ...

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CLARK, NJ  -By way of unanimous motion and second the entire Clark Township Council approved a resolution on Monday evening to extend the grace period for second quarter 2020 real estate taxes to May 29, 2020. Mayor Bonaccorso said in a statement last week that he would make the recommendation ...

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CLARK, NJ – On April 28, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released an Executive Order giving municipalities around New Jersey the option to extend the regular grace period for 2020 property tax payment from May 11 to June 1.   This executive order does not change the due date of property taxes ...

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CLARK, NJ - The deadline to pay second quarter property taxes is May 1 in towns across New Jersey, including Clark — where the owner of a home assessed at the town’s average value of $123,296 paid $10,674 in property taxes last year.   While some municipalities are waiving interest on late ...

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CLARK, NJ - Tuesday, April 21 is the last day to pick up free grass bags provided by Clark Township.  Officials said, residents interested in bags, can drive up to Town Hall, give their address, open  the car's trunk and a DPW representative will place bags inside.    The drive through pick-up ...

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CLARK, NJ – Clark Township released the last of the week’s COVID-19 updates late Saturday.   In the report officials said there has been a total of 146 COVID-19 in the township.  125 of these cases have closed as recovered, recovering or deceased.  21 cases are still under ...

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CLARK, NJ - Before the COVID-19 community health crisis left residents sheltering-in-place and watching an economic downturn unfolding, the Clark Town Council brought forward a 2020 municipal budget that holds no municipal tax increase for residents. Pat O’Connor, President of the Council, at ...

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Updated at 8:06 p.m. April 11, 2020 CLARK, NJ – Mayor Bonaccorso released an update about COVID-19 cases in Clark and other changes and updates to township services Saturday. The mayor said Nancy Raymond, Clark’s Health Officer reported a total of 111 residents that have tested positive for ...

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CLARK, NJ - According to town officials, the altered, Wednesday recycling pick-up schedule will continue through at least April. The schedule is: Zone 2—Wednesday, April 1 Zone 1—Wednesday, April 8  Zone 2—Wednesday, April 15 Zone 1—Wednesday, April 22 Zone 2—Wednesday, April ...

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CLARK, NJ - According to town officials, the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority has changed the recycling pick-up schedules until further notice. Starting Wednesday, March 25, recycling will be picked up every other Wednesday.  The schedule will be as follows: Zone 1—Wednesday, March ...

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CLARK, NJ -  It is no secret there has been a run on toilet paper over the last few weeks.   The supply of social media memes and jokes about the paper-hoarding trend seem endless, unlike that of the product's actual inventory at stores. The shortage has left many using other options like flushable ...

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CLARK, NJ -  Clark Mayor Sal  Bonaccorso is telling residents to stay home and not to leave unless it is essential following an executive order given by Governor Phil Murphy on Saturday.    In his message the mayor told citizens, "this isn't a time to panic, but it isn't a time for business as ...

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CLARK, NJ – Wednesday’s township update from Mayor Bonaccorso said there have been no positive COVID-19 cases identified in Clark, but there are test results pending on one resident at this time. The mayor additionally reminded residents that New Jersey State directives from Governor Murphy ...

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Editor's Note: Story Updated at 1:58 p.m. to include Clark PD status below. CLARK, NJ – Mayor Bonaccorso closed Town Hall to the public on Monday morning.  He said town employees are working normal hours and available for questions and concerns via phone or email but the doors to the building ...

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CLARK, NJ – Early Sunday afternoon as promised Mayor Bonaccorso provided an update on township services. He began by saying he is working closely with Health Officer Nancy Raymond to monitor the situation throughout the township.    He said at this time there have been no known cases of COVID-19 in ...

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CLARK, NJ – Mayor Bonaccorso is speaking out about the decision to close schools and the status of other township services. “Superintendent Grande and I have been in constant communication and I have to say he was diligent and really wanted to make sure Clark schools only closed when they had to ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Planning Board recently approved designs for a 177-unit apartment complex to be constructed at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Valley Road.    Mayor Sal Bonaccorso kicked off the meeting reminding attendees that Clark negotiated a deal several years ago with ...

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CLARK, N.J. — Brook Side Manor, a new 42-unit apartment complex designed for Raritan Road was approved by the Clark Planning Board at their recent meeting.  The multi-level structure will fill the vacant lot across from Manny’s Diner and extend behind an adjacent bank and office building to ...

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CLARK, NJ - During the Clark Township Reorganization meeting earlier this month Mayor Sal Bonaccorso recognized Mark Dugan of Triarsi, Betancourt, Wukovits & Dugan Law Offices as the town’s Director of Law.  “Mark Dugan, welcome aboard to our community…. we thank you and wish you luck and ...

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CLARK, NJ  - “ I still walk in everyday with the passion, love, energy and desire to continue to work to make this town the best community possible in this state of ours,” said Mayor Sal  Bonaccorso during his open remarks at the Monday, January 6 Clark Township Reorganization meeting. During ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark’s award-winning Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo is branching out to share his talents and experience building community-driven programs with another local town.  Garwood has hired Bernardo as their part-time Recreation Director. According to Bernardo, this position will ...

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CLARK, NJ – Mayor Bonaccorso reminded residents during the final Town Council meeting of the year to look to their mailboxes shortly after new year for the 2020 Report to the People. The booklet distributed annually by town officials to residents’ mailboxes and includes important local ...

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CLARK, NJ – The initial phases of construction of the future Clark Police Headquarters are underway.   Fences preventing both vehicular and pedestrian traffic from passing behind the current police station are in place. Police Chief Pedro Matos offered apologies in advance for what he called ...

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CLARK, NJ – Police were called to the Gran Centurions on Sunday, October 27, after security personnel at the Annual Union County Democratic Committee Victory Breakfast prevented Linden Mayor Derek Armstead from entering the event according to Armstead. Armstead posted a video on his Facebook ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Library recently received a donation of a new electronic sign installed outside the library.  The double-sided illuminated sign will be used to promote events, reminders and other important library news to those walking, running or riding down Westfield Avenue.   According ...

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CLARK, NJ- Drivers making a right turn on red onto Raritan Road as they exit Shoprite Way may soon find themselves with a ticket in hand for the ride home.   Newly installed signs at the light indicate an end has come to the practice of freely making a right turn after a stop at this ...

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CLARK, NJ- Clark voters will have four opportunities to check out a demonstration of Union County’s new ExpressVote XL voting machines in town before the November general elections.  Union County Elections personnel will show votets how to use the machine at the following locations: September 24 ...

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CLARK, NJ – Plans for a mixed-use building with six apartments and two retail stores at the site of the current CVS Pharmacy was recently rejected by the Clark Planning Board.   The building proposed by the developer would have encompassed the current CVS property at the corner of Joseph Street ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Department of Public Works issued a reminder to all residents for Labor Day weekend.  There will be no electronics drop-off at the town's depot because of the holiday. Electronics drop-off for recycling will resume on Saturday, September 28.  

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