Arthur L. Johnson High School announces 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian

Arthur L. Johnson High School announces 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian

CLARK, NJ — Arthur L. Johnson High School has announced the Class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian. After seven semesters and a cumulative grade-point average of 4.7193, Joseph Hovick has earned and been awarded the title of ALJHS valedictorian. With a cumulative grade-point average of 4.6491, Matthew Hartzler has earned and been awarded the title […]

Clark Rec to run ever-popular annual Coach Fire Basketball Clinic

Clark Rec to run ever-popular annual Coach Fire Basketball Clinic

CLARK, NJ — Clark Recreation is running its ever-popular annual Coach Fire Basketball Clinic. More than 80 children, ranging in age from 5 to 13, attended the first session. Varsity ALJ players, varsity coaches and other basketball-affiliated people helped coach the children. The indoor event followed all the guidelines of the Health Department and the […]

ALJHS senior honored as 2020-2021 outstanding female athlete

ALJHS senior honored as 2020-2021 outstanding female athlete

CLARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Lauren Veltre of Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark joined with more than 140 female student-athletes from New Jersey’s high schools, colleges and universities for a virtual celebration for National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This is one of the largest events in the state that […]

ALJ inducts 16 students into National Honor Society

ALJ inducts 16 students into National Honor Society

CLARK, NJ — The Arthur L. Johnson chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 16 students in a candle-lighting ceremony in the school’s auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Due to the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of attendees was limited and the induction was streamed online for viewers to […]

Kumpf students sell bracelets to raise money for their classmate

Kumpf students sell bracelets to raise money for their classmate

CLARK — In the past three weeks, Jennifer Barbera’s class at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School has been working on a bracelet fundraiser to support Julia Morreale, one of the class’s students who is currently undergoing cancer treatment in California. Barbera, her students and her paraprofessionals have been working very hard at raising awareness for […]

Clark concludes its winter recreational basketball season with medals

Clark concludes its winter recreational basketball season with medals

CLARK, NJ — The Clark Recreation Department completed its winter recreational basketball season on Saturday, Feb. 28, and team players were presented with their medals. Clark was one of just a handful of towns that allowed a basketball season to take place. Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo said he was happy to say “not one incident […]

Teachers recognized as NJ Department of Education exemplary educators

Teachers recognized as NJ Department of Education exemplary educators

CLARK, NJ — Nina Conner, special education teacher at Frank K. Hehnly School, and Cecilia Petela, second-grade teacher at Valley Road School, were recently recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education as Exemplary Educators of the Year. According to the New Jersey Department of Education Website, “Each year, the New Jersey Department of Education […]

Union County Board of Commissioners awards 60 HEART grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that 60 artists, historians and local nonprofit organizations will receive funding through the 2021 Union County HEART — History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands — grant program. The HEART grant program was created by the Board of Commissioners in 1998, in recognition of […]

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — 2020 was packed to the brim with goings-on, from COVID-19 to the census, from the Black Lives Matter movement to the presidential election. While COVID-19 and unrest dominated headlines, there were many infrastructure advancements in Union County. The following is a short recap of some of those improvements; this is by […]