Johnny B. Badd extols changed ways to Clark students

Johnny B. Badd extols changed ways to Clark students

CLARK, NJ — Two weeks before Marc Mero’s first professional boxing match in New York, his nose was shattered in a sparring session. The doctor said Mero would need reconstructive surgery before he could get back into the boxing ring. “I had never trained harder for anything in my whole life,” Mero told students in […]

Clark taxes to jump one-fifth of last year’s spike

Clark taxes to jump one-fifth of last year’s spike

CLARK, NJ — Municipal taxes will increase by $41 for the average home assessed at $121,000 under the the township’s newly adopted $23 million budget. “This is a nominal increase,” business administrator John Laezza said. “The prior year’s tax increase was due to a major tax appeals in excess of $1 million, which raised it.” […]

Parkway exit gives Clark reason to join texting-driving effort

CLARK, NJ — Distracted driving has become an increasing safety concern for officials. And with Clark positioned at a key junction on the Garden State Parkway for several Union County towns, the issue is especially important. That makes Clark an active participant in the national “UDrive. UText. UPay.” enforcement initiative. In New Jersey, the effort […]

Clark to finally redevelop Westfield Avenue sites

Clark to finally redevelop Westfield Avenue sites

CLARK, NJ — The Township Council has passed a redevelopment study for the former A&P supermarket and the Rice Bowl restaurant properties on Westfield Avenue, the first step in clearing the way for potential Mount Laurel housing. The council’s action instructed the Clark Planning Board to investigate the sites at 52 and 81 Westfield Ave. […]

Scutari prevails in fight for control of county Dem party

Scutari prevails in fight for control of county Dem party

CLARK, NJ — State Sen. Nicholas Scutari was elected chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee after several weeks of campaigning against Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr that exposed deep-rooted alliances and party divisions within the county. Scutari was elected 412-341 in a vote taken by paper ballot at the Gran Centurions in Clark on Feb. 21, […]

Township worker goes beyond DPW to aid Clark

Township worker goes beyond DPW to aid Clark

CLARK, NJ — Scott McCabe not only makes his living with the township’s public works department, but his life revolves around the township. “When he’s not working for the town, his hands are in so many different directions,” Ralph Bernardo, Clark’s director of recreation, said recently. McCabe’s dedication to Clark earned him the township’s third […]

Schools take on vaping to intercept smoking danger

Schools take on vaping to intercept smoking danger

CLARK, NJ — The dangers of smoking tobacco, such as cancer, emphysema and heart disease, have long been emphasised in middle school health classes. Now the so-called “safe alternative” to smoking also is being targeted. Vaping, inhaling flavored vapor through an electronic cigarette, has been growing in popularity since its invention in China in 2003. […]

Clark ALJ high school to offer AP Capstone program

Clark ALJ high school to offer AP Capstone program

CLARK, NJ  — Students attending Arthur L. Johnson High School will soon take part in a selective program only available at approximately 1,500 schools worldwide. Starting in fall 2018, students will be able to enroll in AP Capstone, an Advanced Placement program that will allow them college credit, and equip them with the tools to […]

Clark getting larger CVS at Brant and Westfield

Clark getting larger CVS at Brant and Westfield

CLARK, NJ — A 13,000-square-foot CVS Pharmacy with 56 parking spaces will be going up at the intersection of Westfield and Brant avenues following the local Planning Board’s unanimous approval at a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 18. With the opening of the new CVS, the existing CVS at 60 Westfield Ave., about a half mile […]

Clark welcomes season with Santa, singers and doughnuts

Clark welcomes season with Santa, singers and doughnuts

CLARK, NJ — A petting zoo, pony rides and Candyland Obstacle Course were among the featured activities at Clark’s 13th annual Holiday Winter Festival on Sunday, Nov. 27. Ice sculptures, pictures with Santa Claus, carolers and the Arthur L. Johnson High School band made their appearance along with hot chocolate, cider doughnuts, popcorn, hot pretzels […]

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