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The Clark Community Comes Together After Loss of Young Resident

December 14, 2018

CLARK, NJ – The death of 20 year old Michael Sot sent waves of shock and sorrow through the Clark community and beyond recently.  Social media lit up with words of disbelief, despair and cries for justice.  

The authors and outlets were different but the message was the same. Sot was too young, a great son, brother, friend, student.  People repeatedly lamented ...

Man Dies in Cranford House Fire Sunday Morning

CRANFORD, NJ — A house fire early Sunday morning destroyed a home on Hillcrest Avenue in Cranford and left one man dead. 

The body of the man is believed to be the homeowner. Cranford Fire Chief Daniel Czeh called the body "unidentifiable" but investigators can use other methods such as dental records to help identify the victim.  

Firefighters from multiple ...

Funeral Arrangements for Clark's Michael Sot Announced

CLARK, NJ -- Funeral arrangements for Clark resident Michael Sot were announced on Thursday.  Sot, 20, died Tuesday as a result of injuries he sustained in a head-on collision early Sunday morning.  

Michael Sot was a sophomore at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) where he was a Math major with the aspiration of becoming an actuary and was a member of The Phi Kappa Psi ...

Prosecutor Wants Impaired Driver Detained After Crash That Killed Clark’s Michael Sot

HOPEWELL, NJ – The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office wants the driver involved in the Sunday morning’s crash with Clark’s Michael Sot to remain in custody. David Lamar, 22, was arrested after investigators found that he was driving while impaired.

The head-on collision resulted in serious injuries to Sot and others, including five students from The College of New ...

Clark Resident, Student at The College of NJ, Michael Sot Dies, Prayer Vigil Held Tuesday Night

TRENTON, NJ -- Michael Sot, 20, died early Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained during a head-on collision Sunday according to information from Ewing police. 

Sot, a Clark resident and student at The College of New Jersey, was the driver of a car hit head-on by David Lamar V, who has since been charged with driving while impaired. According to Ewing police, vehicular ...

Union County Honors Jennifer Popper of Plainfield

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented a resolution to Jennifer Popper of Plainfield on Wednesday, congratulating her on walking over 800 miles from Union County to Maine over the summer to honor her late husband, Michael, and to raise awareness of the East Coast Greenway.

Michael Popper died in June 2016 in a kayaking accident near Corea Harbor, Maine. Jennifer ...

Holiday Festivities, Free Parking Offers Continue in Downtown Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — The trees are lit, the decorations are placed and as we head into December, Downtown Westfield has more holiday fun up its sleeves.

Music in the Streets

The entire family can enjoy roaming musical entertainment sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation, including Yuletide Carolers, Watson Highlanders Bagpipe Band, NJ Workshop for the Arts Alphorns and Brass ...

More Hate Graffiti Found at a Westfield School, Superintendent Says

WESTFIELD, NJ — Hate graffiti has been found again at a Westfield school, parents learned through an email sent by Superintendent Margaret Dolan Thursday afternoon.

“Today we are saddened and angry that one individual in our community has chosen hate,” Dolan wrote. “That student chose to deface school property and attack various groups of people with graffiti. We ...

Castle Bootery in Westfield Closing Shop After 70 Years

WESTFIELD, NJ – A children's shoe store has lost its foothold in on Elm Street.

The Castle Bootery announced Friday it is leaving its location at 52 Elm St., after about 70 years in Downtown Westfield. The announcement said the retailer lost its lease and will be closing on Dec. 30.

Eric Graff, who has owned the shop for the last 28 of the store’s years, said he ...

Hit-And-Run Reported Near Holy Trinity School in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ – Police are looking into a potential hit-and-run involving a 17-year-old struck in a crosswalk near Holy Trinity School on Monday.

The youth was not injured in the morning incident during which the driver of a Jeep SUV gave the signal for the teenager to cross, but then struck the youth’s backpack as she was exiting a parking lot on Watterson Street near Rahway ...


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