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ALJ Junior Timothy Ford Receives Rensselaer Scholarship

May 17, 2022

CLARK, NJ – Timothy Ford, a junior at Arthur L. Johnson High School, recently earned a merit scholarship valued at $30,000 per year through the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal Program. 

The Rensselaer Medal is a scholarship awarded to outstanding math and science students. High schools can nominate only one junior each year who excels in these academic areas with Ford ...

Kumpf Principal Recognized as LACADA’s Clark Municipal Volunteer of the Year

CLARK, NJ –Rick Delmonaco, principal of Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, was recently honored by the Local Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (LACADA). 

Delmonaco, who was named 2022's 'Clark Municipal Volunteer of the Year' by LACADA, was recognized at a dinner held May 3 at Galloping Hill Caterers celebrating volunteers who are committed to preventing alcoholism ...

Registration Under Way for Clark's 2022 'R.I.S.E' Choice Summer Program 

CLARK, NJ – Registration is currently under way for the Clark School District's R.I.S.E. (Reach Independence Through Superior Education) Choice Summer Program. 

The free program various free age-appropriate courses designed to enrich passions and interests while also further developing academic skills. 

The 2022 program will run over two, one-week sessions ...

Warnick Named Valedictorian, Brennan Named Salutatorian of ALJ's Class of 2022

CLARK, NJ – Arthur L. Johnson High School last week announced its Class of 2022 valedictorian and salutatorian. 

After seven semesters and a cumulative GPA of 4.84, Christopher Warnick has earned and been awarded the title of ALJ High School Class of 2022 Valedictorian. Warnick is off to Fairfield University  where he plans to study math but on the pre-health ...

Hehnly PTA Sponsors 'Egg-cellent' Spring Event

CLARK, NJ – Students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Frank K. Hehnly School had an 'egg-cellent' time at the April 13 PTA-sponsored Spring Egg Dying event. 

"The students had a great time dyeing eggs, getting removable tattoos all while wearing bunny ears," said Principal Shirley Bergin. "It was a fun way to usher in spring. We ...

Clark BOE Adopts 2022-2023 Budget

CLARK, NJ – During a May 2 meeting, the Clark Board of Education (BOE) adopted, by a vote of 8-0, a 2022-2023 spending plan that features a zero-tax levy increase. 

The $44,888,581 budget, according to Business Administrator Paul Vizzuso, is broken down into the following components: Operating/General Budget - $40,864,182; Special Revenue - $2,226,366; and ...

Clark American Legion Post 328 Recognizes ALJ Softball at 'Children and Youth' Event

CLARK, NJ – Members of Clark American Legion Post 328 hosted a 'Children and Youth' event on April 20.

During the event, which took place at the Westfield Avenue post, veterans served food and refreshments to members of the Arthur L. Johnson High School JV and Varsity Softball Teams by veterans. 

Commander Joseph 'Butch' Swietek and ...

Kumpf ATOMS Club Holds First-Ever Trivia Bowl

CLARK, NJ –Carl H. Kumpf Middle School hosted its first-ever Trivia Bowl on April 12. 

The Trivia Bowl was created as the culminating activity for the Academic Tournament Open to Middle Schools (ATOMS) Club, a Kumpf extracurricular activity through which students compete in academic tournament that is currently led by advisor and math teacher Cristina ...

Valley Road Students Recognized for 'Treemendous Character' 

CLARK, NJ – Valley Road School students who went above and beyond in terms of character were honored at a 'Treemendous Character' ceremony held April 6.  

The recipients, nominated by school staff, were Austin Carrick, Anthony Castro, Serena Gonnella, Kaja Hajduk, Edward Hamilton, Lucas Hamm, Julianne Johnson, Leah Kristen, , Payton Kurek, Leon Li, ...

Clark's Parent University to Host 'Tea with the Superintendent'

CLARK, NJ –  The Clark Public School District's Parent University will hold a 'Tea with the Superintendent' on Tuesday, May 10. 

Set to take place at  p.m. in the Arthur L. Johnson High School Instructional Media Center, the event will focus on Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the requirements, ...


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NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Union County Approves 2022 Budget. See Tax Impact in Your Town

May 16, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy.

While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality with the average homeowner in Union County slated to pay $2,066 in county taxes this year. In ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Saint Joe's Salutatorian DaSilva: Campus 'Felt Like Home'

METUCHEN, NJ - The second that Matthew DaSilva stepped foot on the campus of Saint Joseph High School five years ago he immediately felt something special. From his first campus tour to his time as “Freshman for a Day,” DaSilva knew the choice was easy. He was going to spend the most formative years of his life at Saint Joe’s.

Sure there were other private schools in ...

The Gateway Family YMCA Announces New Superhero Workshop for Children with Special Needs

May 19, 2022

The Gateway Family YMCA announced an exciting and unique new program, designed specifically for children with special needs and their parents.  The Superhero Workshop is a collaboration with the Maker Depot Academy, and offers a 4-week program where children will use their imagination and creative skills to design their own superhero.  At the end of the session, children will have a ...

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 ...

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 19, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...