Hometown Heroes and Community Champions

March 7, 2019

CLARK, NJ – Brooke Gallo, a junior at Arthur L. Johnson High School, has a serious passion for volunteering. Brooke was nominated as a “Hometown Hero and Community Champion” by Rose Melillo, who called Brooke “one of the most active youths in our township, willing to lend a hand whenever asked, ...

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CLARK, NJ – Clark resident Lorraine Jakubowski has volunteered with a nearby animal rescue group for over 25 years, according to fellow Clark resident and friend Delia Collins. Collins told TAPinto Clark that Jakubowski “works tirelessly to save the lives of the homeless pets of the Union County, ...

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CLARK, NJ – Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo’s name appeared repeatedly in the list of Clark locals nominated by readers of TAPinto Clark as a person considered to be a Hometown Hero or Community Champion.   Bernardo has made an impression in the Clark Community over the years. Several ...

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CLARK, NJ – “On Saturday, June 29, 1973, Joe witnessed a thirteen-year-old boy fall into the Rahway River. In that instant of a second, Joe made a decision to jump into the river to try to save the boy, but sadly paid the ultimate price as he sacrificed his own life in the process.” This ...

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CLARK, NJ – When Carl Frank was growing up during the Great Depression, neighbors would knock on the door of his childhood home asking if his mother, Barbara, could spare some coffee. Barbara would respond warmly, letting them in for coffee and conversation. This kind, giving spirit, instilled ...

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