Clark eyes Cranford project that would have great ‘impact’

Clark eyes Cranford project that would have great ‘impact’

CLARK, NJ — Mayor Sal Bonaccorso said he is continuing to monitor the progress of a developer’s proposal to build a 905-unit apartment complex on the boundary with neighboring Cranford. The project, which would add almost 2,000 people to Clark’s backyard, would “greatly impact” his municipality, Bonaccorso said after a special council meeting Tuesday, Sept. […]

Clark’s newest cop takes inspiration from Grandma

Clark’s newest cop takes inspiration from Grandma

CLARK — Thomas Balsamo was surrounded by friends and family members as he was sworn in as the township’s newest police officer. His thoughts, however, drifted back to his late grandmother. Nicolina Balsamo was a feisty and fearless member of the Chatham Police Department for 40 years, during which time she once issued a ticket […]

Clark looks to build new police headquarters

CLARK, NJ — Plans for a new three-story police station featuring upgrades were unveiled at the July 2 council meeting. The current station is 60 years old. Business administrator John Laezza said that the plan is to build a new station behind the existing one on Westfield Avenue. When the new building is ready, the […]

Clark mayor says the A&P site is under contract

Clark mayor says the A&P site is under contract

CLARK, NJ — Mayor Sal Bonaccorso said the A&P site on Westfield Avenue, which has been abandoned since it closed in 2006, has been purchased by a developer. Bonaccorso said he hopes this will be the beginning of the end of a long and frustrating chapter for the township, which has tried to negotiate with […]

Goodbyes, tears and thanks as Clark Thai eatery closes

Goodbyes, tears and thanks as Clark Thai eatery closes

CLARK, NJ – Petey Gosinanond had just emerged from the kitchen with a brown bag containing an order of goong pad ped when a woman suddenly draped her arms around her shoulders. “We are going to miss you so much,” the woman said. “Thank you for everything. Thank you for your wonderful food.” There were […]

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, […]

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