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Car Travels Through Fence and onto Green at Hyatt Hills Golf Course Thursday

May 14, 2020

CLARK, NJ - A vehicle crashed through the fence of the Hyatt Hills Golf Complex on Thursday afternoon.   According to Police Chief Pedro Matos, there were no injuries and only the driver was present in the car.

The car appeared to have traveled off of Raritan Road, through the iron fencing, leaving a trail of debris as it traveled toward the green before finally stopping on ...

Nearby Police Department Warns of "Grandparent Scam"

CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department is cautioning the community of a noticeable trend in “Grandparent” scams across the state.

According to the release, in a typical “Grandparent” scam, a con artist calls or emails the victim posing as a relative in distress or someone claiming to represent the relative, such as a lawyer or law enforcement ...

Owner Survives, Dog Perishes at House Fire on Jupitor Street in Clark Monday

Last Updated 5/4/2020 at 7:21 p.m.

CLARK, NJ – A fire ripped through a home on Jupitor Street at approximately 4:00 p.m. Monday, leaving major destruction in its wake.   According to Mayor Sal Bonaccorso a male resident and his dog were home at the time. 

Bonaccorso said the homeowner made it out but the dog did not survive despite Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos ...

Clark First Responders are Gifted Decontamination Systems by L'Oreal

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Fire Department recently acquired three decontamination systems for use by various departments in town.  This new equipment allows users to decontaminate bays, personnel protective equipment, various apparatus and departmental vehicles.

Fire Chief Frank Cerasa said he first heard about the units from Christopher Scaturo, Director Division of Emergency Services ...

Road Closures on Oak Ridge Road in Clark Thursday

CLARK, NJ - Clark Police issued an advisory to motorist to avoid the eastbound lanes of Oakridge Road.  The road is closed headed towards Madison Hill Road due to construction.

Traffic lanes from Madison Hill Road headed west towards Oakridge Road and Lake Avenue are open.  Motorists are asked to use caution and follow detour signs and police officer direction throughout the ...

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

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Wed, May 27, 6:00 PM

Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

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Thu, June 4, 1:30 PM

Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, Clark

Clark Blood Drive - Urgent Need! Appointment ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Planning Board Regular Meeting

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Surprising Benefits of the Virtual Visit

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine.

I noticed, for example, a ...

Union County Freeholders Announce Countywide Distribution of 100,000 Surgical Masks 

May 26, 2020

The Union County Freeholder Board will distribute 100,000 face masks to its 21 municipalities as part of “Mask Up UC,” a Countywide public safety campaign to encourage all County residents to wear face masks and safeguard themselves and others from potential exposure to COVID-19.

“These masks are being provided free of charge to local agencies, who are working with County ...

Union Freeholders’ 2020 Budget Won't Increase County Taxes, Impact Varies by Town

May 23, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The freeholder board approved a budget that will not increase county taxes — the first time in nearly 20 years — to ease financial pain for residents and business owners caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 2020 budget, which was unanimously passed Thursday night, promised to avoid layoffs and maintain essential county services, while having an ...

Shop Owner's Facebook Live Stream Shut Down by Bernardsville Police for Violating Executive Order

May 20, 2020

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ  — The owner of a gift shop in downtown Bernardsville had her live-streamed Facebook sales demonstration from inside her store interrupted early on Tuesday evening by a borough police officer.

Katherine Hermes, owner of Country Home in Olcott Square, was displaying her merchandise in her store to a live Facebook audience when she received a knock on her door ...

Wood-Ridge Crafters Crochet Ear Savers to Help Healthcare Heroes

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  Crafty residents in Wood-Ridge have been spending their days hand making one of the newest in-demand products in the healthcare industry: ear savers. As of May 10, the group has crafted and donated over 3,000 ear savers to hospitals, rehab centers, and nursing homes in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California.

Ear savers work by holding the ...

NJ Education Commissioner Named New President of Kean University

UNION, NJ – Kean University named a new president on Monday afternoon during a meeting of the Board of Trustees to fill the spot being vacated by outgoing president Dawood Farahi, who is stepping down at the end of this academic year.

Current New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet has been named the 18th leader of the University.  Repollet was ...

How We Return to High School Sports in New Jersey

May 24, 2020

Dear Editor:

In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we face related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months have been painful on many levels, from the heartbreaking loss of life to the millions who have suffered emotional and economic loss. It’s been a harrowing time for everyone.

For our students, ...

How To Approach Market Volatility If You Are In Retirement or Close To It

Retirement is an important milestone that often comes after years (or decades) of careful planning. But even the most seasoned planners couldn’t have foreseen the severe market selloff that happened in March in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. The abrupt end to the 10-year bull market surprised investors of all ages who are now wondering how long it will take for their portfolios to ...

Obituaries

Apr 10, 1934 - Oct 23, 2019
Emily Bielen (nee Mazur), 85, of Clark, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.
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