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 […]

Clark family persistent in pancreatic cancer cause

CLARK, NJ — Every November, members of one Clark family dress in purple and make their annual pilgrimage to the Township Council meeting to spread the word about World Pancreatic Cancer Day. For nine years, the Cohen family, clad in purple, which represents pancreatic cancer awareness, have attended the council meeting to witness the renewal of […]

Local author guides families through college financing

CLARK, NJ — With college costs increasing between 5 and 7 percent each year, financial planning is imperative for those who want to attend. Christopher Curran has compiled his vast knowledge of college planning into “College Funding Secrets,” a book released Friday, Sept. 22. The Clark resident and father of two started out as a financial […]

Clark English instructor named Teacher of Year

Clark English instructor named Teacher of Year

CLARK, NJ — Technology and English are not two subjects often thought of together; perhaps this is why Victoria Sasso, a sixth grade teacher from Clark’s Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, is so effective and was chosen as Union County’s Teacher of the Year. Sasso, a language arts instructor, received the award Tuesday, Sept. 12, from […]