What Would You Improve in Clark and Garwood in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Clark or Garwood, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Clark and Garwood to make an even better place to live? What is on your wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below.

Former Clark Resident December 28, 2012 at 10:49 PM
They should clean up Westfield avenue, it looks like a ghetto!!!! empty lots and unused storefronts!!!!!
bill December 28, 2012 at 11:12 PM
tell Mr. Miele to clean up his property, its falling apart and there's garbage everywhere.they should've kept the store open till they were ready to build, now it just looks awful not to mention all the critters using it for winter housing. at least the women that ran it kept it clean.
rocio December 29, 2012 at 07:25 AM
eduacation for pre-k should be more affordable, taxes are already high
RJ December 29, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Lower property values should mean lower taxes. Why haven't our taxes gone down? Also we should try to develop all the vacant properties we have around town which would also mean more tax revenue. I agree with the other comment that Westfield Avenue needs cleaning up. What is going on with that old A & P property?
Leenie2u December 29, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Open Lincoln Blvd to 2-way traffic and reopen Campbell St to 2-way traffic. The traffic light system on the corner of Westfield Ave and Madisonhill Rd can be configured to handle the off-set of Lincoln Blvd the same as the traffic lights at the exit to the A+P and the Clarktown Plaza. A street shouldn't be blocked off because residents complain of people driving through to get to local businesses. They still patronize the businesses and the sounds of closing car doors and talking carries on the night air regardless of the route they take to get there. At least that neighborhood has sidewalks for their children to walk and play on. My street, without sidewalks, has 3 bends in it and is still a through street. I don't want it blocked off. i would think blocking off Campbell St creates a huge safety concern for those businesses and homes in that Emergency traffic cannot pass through Campbell with those huge pots there And in the 37 yrs I've lived in Clark there was only one accident on the corner of Campbell St and Westfield Ave so the argument that it it is a dangerous corner is not based on fact. That accident involved a Police car.
J Mitchell December 29, 2012 at 10:47 PM
I agree. How long will the A&P building stand empty? Also what about where Jack's tavern and the laundramat stood. Both have been empty for years
Jeff Connolly December 31, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Since last winter the intersection at Westfield Ave. and Raritan Rd. is terrible, especially when you are leaving ALJ HS and turning left onto Raritan. I can't understand why they would pave the shoulder on Featherbed Lane and just keep patching pot holes on Raritan. Please re-pave this intersection before I loose a wheel. Thanks!
Perc January 01, 2013 at 07:31 PM
Westsider January 01, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Raritan is a county road. It was on the list for 2012 repaving, but, as so often happens with Clark roads, it was at the bottom of the list and is now deferred to the 2013 paving list.
KJS January 02, 2013 at 02:01 AM
Agree Westfield ave needs to be addressed this year.


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