Clark Police and Fire Departments Gearing Up For BBQ Cookoff Competition

July 18, 2018

CLARK, NJ – Preparations by the Clark Police and Fire Departments are underway ahead of the upcoming “Clark PD vs Clark FD BBQ Cook-Off.” The cookoff, which will feature members of both departments facing off in a cooking competition, is scheduled for Saturday, July 28 at the Clark Recreation Center.

Friendly rivalry between the two departments began with a post on the Clark ...

Clark Town Council Approves Bond Ordinance Paving Way For New Police Headquarters

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Town Council unanimously approved a $700K bond ordinance during Monday night's meeting which will allow for the preliminary phases of work toward a new Public Safety Building to begin.

The ordinance was presented to the council earlier in the month.  The approval of this bond ordinance means the township can begin to engage architectural and ...

UPDATED Traffic Advisory: Accident on GSP South Causes Closure Near Clark Circle

UPDATED 3:30 p.m.  - Police Chief Pedro Matos confirmed that the GSP southbound is closed.  All traffic is being diverted off the road and causing heavy traffic and delays in Clark and many other towns along the parkway area. 

CLARK, NJ - A multi-vehicle accident on the southbound Garden State Parkway shortly beyond exit 135 has been causing major delays on the roadway.  ...

Clark PBA Local 125 Delegate Issues Statement About Proposed Police Headquarters

CLARK, NJ – A letter from Clark PBA Local 125 State Delegate Maz Elwardany was sent to Mayor Bonaccorso and the town council on Monday afternoon.   The correspondence was in response to a recent proposal to construct a new police headquarters which was presented to the Clark Town Council at the July 2 meeting.

In the letter Elwardany thanked Bonaccorso, Business Administrator John ...

Clark Firefighters Give an Assist at Overnight House Fire in Garwood

GARWOOD, NJ - The Clark Fire Department was on hand to assist at a house fire early Thursday morning in Garwood.  The fire was in the upper levels of a vacant home  on Willow Avenue according to officials.

Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa confirmed that five Clark firefighters took one engine to the site.   One witness reported seeing emergency responders from ...

Memorial Service Held for Patrolman William J. Waterson, Clark’s Only Fallen Officer

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Police Department paid tribute to Patrolman William J. Waterson on Wednesday morning who was killed in the line of duty 47 years ago on July 4. The ceremony, held on the front lawn of the Clark Police Department, was attended by Waterson’s family, current and retired police officers, and members of the community.

“It’s just very nice that ...

Linden Man Arrested After Explosion in Cranford

CRANFORD - On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. the Cranford Police Department received
information that an explosion was heard in the area of Raritan Road and Summit Terrace. Through
a joint investigation with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and Linden Police Department, the
Cranford Police Department Detective Bureau identified a suspect through surveillance video ...

Three School Buses Involved in Crash at Clark's ALJ High School

CLARK, NJ - Three buses collided in the Arthur L. Johnson High School parking lot around noon on Thursday.   There were students on the buses at the time according to Police Chief Pedro Matos.   

One driver and two students had minor injuries said Matos.   According to a Honeywell alert issued by the Clark Public School District, ALJ's school nurse ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

“We are organizing this ‘die-in’ at Congressman Lance’s ...

Midday Car Fire Snarls Traffic in Clark

CLARK, NJ - A car fire in one of the underpasses of the Garden State Parkway at the Clark circle just before noon on Tuesday snarled traffic in the area while emergency personnel responded to the scene.

According to Fire Chief Frank Cerasa there were no injuries to the single occupant in the vehicle.   Eight members of the Clark Fire Department responded to the ...

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