Cranford, Hillside and Clark police cooperate during investigation integral to bank robbery arrest

UNION COUNTY — A Newark man and his girlfriend have been arrested and charged in federal court in connection with an armed robbery of Garden State Community Bank located at 310 North Avenue East in Cranford last month. At 1:42 p.m. on August 10, Cranford Police responded to an activated alarm and discovered that the […]

Clark Commons project to improve traffic flow

CLARK — Clark Commons, the new town center retail development that will be built on the former US Gypsum property, should be a reality by 2015, bringing with it over $2 million in traffic flow improvements to the area. Prior to unanimously approving the $50 million, 241,000-square-foot complex, the board learned about the roadway improvements […]

Clark teen charged with faking own abduction pleads guilty

The Clark teenager whose disappearance sparked an intensive search last year has admitted to using social media to make it appear that she had been abducted and later lying about it to investigators, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday. Kara Alongi pleaded guilty before state Superior Court Judge Robert Kirsch to a […]

5K Run/Walk set for Saturday, Oct. 5, in Clark’s Oak Ridge Park

Miracles for Myeloma, a 5K Run/Walk, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, in Oak Ridge Park, Clark. The course, staged entirely within the park on paved paths, is USATF-certified and people of all ages are encouraged to participate in this community-wide fundraiser. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells which attacks and destroys bone. […]

Students make book recommendations for fellow students

In Miss Kelly Williamson’s fifth-grade class at Valley Road School in Clark, the students wrote book recommendations for some of their favorite books and their summer reading books. The book recommendations were placed on a bulletin board for the students to use as a reference. Throughout the year, students can visit the bulletin board and […]

Union County Dispatch Center adds Clark EMS calls

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that the Union County Regional Dispatch Center has begun handling emergency medical service calls for Clark. “The Regional Dispatch Center is an outstanding example of shared county-local services, which provide our municipalities with improved resources while keeping costs under control,” said Freeholder Chairman […]

Clark educators honored at Superintendent’s Convocation

Four staff members who recently received state-wide recognition were honored at the Clark School District’s Superintendent’s Convocation earlier this week. The convocation, a district-wide gathering of the entire staffs of all five Clark Schools, is used as a forum for celebrating district successes, among other agenda items. Superintendent Kenneth Knops called up each honoree, highlighted […]

Slippin’ and slidin’

CLARK – The Clark Recreation Department’s summer camp program is winding down, but plenty of fun has been raging through the program, like tug of wars that involve hoses, opposite page, and slip n’ slides. The program ran most of the summer long and saw more than 1,000 registered campers enjoy outdoor activities like water […]

County considers leasing golf courses

UNION COUNTY – Last week the Union County Improvement Authority explained why they are actively studying the purchase of the county’s two golf courses and how it will benefit taxpayers in the long run. Although the county currently owns both Galloping Hill in Union and Ash Brook in Scotch Plains, officials are certain there is a […]

Developer explains plan for Gypsum site

  CLARK — Clark Commons is on its way to becoming reality. Last week Krame Development went before the township Planning Board to explain how the proposed town center retail development at the old US Gypsum property on Raritan Road will change the landscape of the 28-acre vacant property bordering Cranford. For decades the Gypsum […]

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