Arthur L. Johnson senior class raises money

CLARK, NJ — The senior class of 2016 at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark is raising money for Project Graduation, a celebration for the senior class after graduation. It will be held just hours after the ceremony, where students will attend The Club at Woodbridge for a night full of entertainment in a fun, […]

Eagle Scout honored

CLARK, NJ  — Union County Freeholder Christopher Hudak presented Ryan T. Kowalenko of Clark with a resolution honoring his attainment of Eagle Scout rank during a ceremony in Clark on Feb. 26. Hudak, also an Eagle Scout, said Kowalenko, for his qualifying project, had organized a large group of Scouts and other volunteers to improve the […]

Clark memorial for women vets planned

CLARK, NJ — With the sponsorship and help of Clark American Legion Post 328 and Clark UNICO, Clark resident and Korean War veteran William Caruso is raising funds for Clark’s first Women’s War Veterans Memorial. Wounded during the Korean war, Caruso knows firsthand how imperative service women were to his recovery, saying recently, “I was […]

UCPO has determined that the use of force by police was justified in 2014 Clark incident

ELIZABETH, NJ — In accordance with the Supplemental Law Enforcement Directive Amending Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive No. 2006-5, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office is releasing the following public statement regarding the use of deadly force by police in Clark. The UCPO has determined that the use of deadly force was legally justified in an Aug. 8, 2014 incident […]

County finds Christmas tree in Clark

CLARK, NJ — As the blue spruce sitting in his front lawn shot up to about 30 feet tall, casting a shadow over his one-story Clark home, Michael Mignone realized he wasn’t going to be able to keep decorating it as he had in years past. “It got to be too tall. One year I took […]

Union County board of education results

* – Indicates election winners All information according to the Union County clerk’s office   BERKELEY HEIGHTS, VOTE FOR TWO Robert Cianciulli – 867 (27.51%) *Christine Reilly – 1,376 (43.65%) *Doug Reinstein – 899 (28.52%) Write-in – 54 (.18%)   CLARK, VOTE FOR THREE *Scott Bohm – 991 (25.12%) *Robert Smorol, Jr. – 983 (24.92%) […]

Feasting the night away

CLARK, NJ — The recent Clark UNICO 9th annual Italian Feast was a huge success. ‘The crowds came out on Saturday and Sunday,’ said Clark UNICO President Ralph Bernardo. The feast brought back rides, games, beer, crafts, novelties, and of course a huge selection of food. Continuous Entertainment each night featured Three Piece Nugget, Sounds […]

Walk/Run on Nov. 7 to help ‘Fight Stigma,’ raise awareness of mental illnesses

CLARK, NJ — One of the greatest challenges for treating mental illness, said Carolyn Beauchamp, president of The Mental Health Association in New Jersey, is the stigma so commonly attached with mental health issues. People shy away from what they don’t understand, according to Beauchamp, which is why labels like “crazy” or “scary” get tossed around, […]

‘Hitchhiker’ charged with murder claims in letter that authorities ‘ignored evidence’

CLARK, NJ — An online letter posted by Caleb McGillvary, an internet sensation charged in 2013 with the murder of a 73-year-old Clark man, alleges that local authorities have ignored evidence that he was defending himself “against a drug-facilitated sexual assault.” The letter, which was posted alongside a petition advocating due process for McGillvary, also known […]

‘I can’t tell you how great it is’

Clark summer day camp has grown to 1,200 campers, so there’s no shortage of fun

CLARK, NJ — Inside the Clark Recreation Department’s auditorium on Wednesday, Aug. 12, Captain Jack Sparrow was performing to the delight of nearly 100 kids with a thick pirate’s drawl in his voice for “The Pirate Empire Show.” Outside the building, more children were throwing their hands in their air while riding go carts, an […]