Mother Seton Regional High School, located in Clark, held commencement exercises on May 30. The principal, Sister Regina Martin, awarded diplomas to the graduating class. The class of 2013 has achieved in excess of $13 million in academic scholarships and awards as of May 29, according to the school. In her congratulatory remarks, Sister Regina […]

Prosecutor eyes ‘hatchet wielding hitchhiker’ in Clark murder

CLARK — In a matter of days the Union County Homicide Task Force apprehended the alleged killer of 73-year-old Joseph Galfy, a prominent attorney found murdered in his Starlite Drive home May 13. The alleged killer is Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, an internet sensation who made news last year when he saved a woman by hitting […]


CLARK — Clark recreation is currently running it’s Spring into Volleyball program. Candice Sot, far left, volunteers her time to coach Clark girls and boys in grades 4-8. The six week program has become extremely popular since Candice began the program five years ago. For more information about all the programs offered, call the Recreation […]

Welfare check in Clark turns into homicide investigation

CLARK — When Joseph Galfy failed to show up to his law practice in Rahway on Monday morning, people were concerned. The last thing anyone expected was that by 2 p.m. the 70-year-old prominent attorney would be found murdered in his home on Starlite Drive. Although initially termed a suspicious death by the Union County […]

Fun and games, for a good cause

On Friday, April 26, members of the Crusader Athletic Leadership Council participated in the Clark School District’s Autism Awareness Day at the Clark Pre-School through various activities, including enjoying the multi-colored parachute. C.A.L.C. members participated in numerous events throughout the occasion that not only were enjoyable for all of the children, but also raised awareness […]

Clark moves forward with Gypsum rezoning

CLARK — Last week the township moved a step closer to ensuring the former 28-acre U.S. Gypsum plant on Raritan Road stays within the vision they have of a new town center. There were at least 100 residents in the audience the night of the final hearing that ultimately saw the Planning Board unanimously approve […]

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Watchdog takes the stand, tries to hide behind Shied law, as prosecutor hammers away

Activist, blogger, journalist, whatever …

After two grueling days on the stand, the decision of whether activist and blogger Tina Renna legally deserves protection under the New Jersey Shield Law for newspersons is in the hands of Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy. The two-day hearing took place after Renna refused multiple times to provide the Union County Prosecutor’s Office with […]

Clark budget expected to use much of 2 percent cap

CLARK — The township introduced its $20.7 million budget last week, reflecting a 2 percent increase, or $277,435 more than last year. Although a public hearing and final approval is not until April 15, Township Administrator John Laezza said Tuesday in an interview that the average Clark taxpayer with a home assessed at $100,000 should […]

Off to the races

Off to the races

CLARK — Recently, the Cub Scouts of Pack 145 of Clark held their annual Pinewood Derby. Above: The winners of the races pose with their various awards. Right, a set of cars wait for the ‘starting gun’ and a race to begin. Cub Scouts, with the help of parents, build their own cars from wood, […]

Healthy, wealthy and wise in Union County

Individual health departments are becoming a rarity as communities look for shared savings

There was a time when towns in Union County had their own local health departments, but those days are coming to an end. Now municipalities are looking at whether the health needs of their community can be handled just as well by a regional health department. Increasing state-mandated services, reduced state aid, and the high […]