Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Bonaccorso reflects on the murder of Clark resident Joseph Galfy and the recent robbery of Investors Savings Bank.
Mayor Sal Bonaccorso took a moment during Monday night's council meeting to assure residents that Clark is a safe community, discussing the murder of Clark resident Joseph Galfy and the recent robbery of Investors Savings Bank. Regarding Galfy, the mayor said, "What happened is sad and shameful, but this was an insider, not a break in. This was someone brought into the home. I want to congratulate Chief Alan Scherb and the Union County Homicide Task Force for solving this crime within 48 hours, but what I do get alarmed about is what I'm reading on Facebook and different blogs that says, 'Oh my god, what's happening in Clark?'" The mayor continued, adding that a community is unsafe in his eyes when there is "gang activity, drive-bys, drug …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The mayor reported that the second half of the project (Raritan Road from Madison Hill Road to Lake Avenue) has now been rescheduled for the summer.
At Monday night's Clark Council meeting, Mayor Sal Bonaccorso addressed the Raritan Road paving project being done by the county, calling it "a nightmare" due to the traffic it has created and adding that the county "will never have my blessing again to pave a major artery in the community unless it's done in the summertime." Paving was supposed to be done on the entirety of the road from Osceola Church through Lake Avenue, but the mayor reported that the second half of the project (from Madison Hill Road to Lake Avenue) has now been rescheduled for the summer. The mayor said Clark traffic in the summer decreases about 50 percent. "I know this is a hot issue," said Bonaccorso. "It's annoying, it's a process to get through and it's a …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Clark Police have also issued a Nixle alert asking residents to move their cars off of streets to make way for plows.
Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso says the town is fully prepped for the impending snowstorm that will hit the region this afternoon into the weekend. "We are prepared, and I have full confidence in our DPW," Bonaccorso told Patch. "And if we're dealing with more like 12 inches, we'll handle it. We just have to see if there's going to be power outages, trees down, wires down. We've already salted the school areas, and if the rain stops we'll start pre-salting streets." The mayor is asking that all residents move their cars from streets onto their property so that plows can get through, especially on narrower streets. Clark Police have also issued a Nixle alert asking the same: "Advisory: to allow the plows to fully clear the Clark streets of all …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Thursday's meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.
Clark's Planning Board will meet Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers. On the agenda for Thursday's meeting is a discussion of a Master Plan update, which will likely involve Mayor Sal Bonaccorso's recent town survey regarding what should become of the former U.S. Gypsum factory property on Raritan Road. In December, Mayor Bonaccorso asked citizens to tell the township what they would like to see at the 28-acre site across from Hyatt Hills Golf Complex and Senorita's Mexican Grill. The mayor mailed a survey (see it below) to all residents, asking for their opinions on how the town should zone the property. The factory was built in 1947 and operated as a paper manufacturer until its shuttering in August 2009. It has been on the …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Singleton delivered a presentation on “Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve One’s Dreams in Life” on the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Thursday, January 24
This release was submitted by the Clark School district. Former National Football League Star Al Singleton poses for a picture in the Principal’s Office of the Frank K. Hehnly School with Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso, and Mayor Bonaccorso’s son, Joey, a third grader at Hehnly School. Al Singleton played in the National Football League for 11 years, with both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with whom he won a Super Bowl in 2003, and the Dallas Cowboys. Singleton was in the school to deliver a presentation to third, fourth, and fifth graders on the topic of “Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve One’s Dreams in Life” on the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Mayor Bonnacorso spoke at the assembly program and introduced Singleton to a delighted …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The mayor is asking residents to complete and submit a survey about what they'd like to see zoned for the 28-acre property.
Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso is asking citizens to tell the township what they would like to see at the 28-acre site of the former U.S. Gypsum paper manufacturing plant on Raritan Road, across from Hyatt Hills Golf Complex and Senorita's Mexican Grill. The mayor is mailing a survey (see it below) to all residents, asking for their opinions on how the town should zone the property. The factory was built in 1947 and operated as a paper manufacturer until its shuttering in August 2009. It has been on the market for more than a year. Bonaccorso told Patch that a retail property (he couldn't reveal which) has made a deal to purchase the property pending they could get it rezoned from light industrial use to retail. "I said to them, okay, good …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Clark Republicans pulled a full sweep in the 2012 election.
Mayor Sal Bonaccorso (R) has won his fourth term as mayor tonight in Clark, beating Democratic challenger, Councilman Richard Kazanowski. The rest of the Republican ticket has also won their races - incumbents Councilwoman Angel Albanese and Councilman Al Barr plus newcomer Bill Smith beating Democratic newcomers Michael Altmann, Phil Laskowski and Michelle Novak. Official results and reactions from the candidates will be posted here shortly.
This letter to the editor was received on Monday. Mayor Bonaccorso has also responded below.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Dear Ms. Remo, I received this very disturbing notification this morning regarding a Facebook conversation documented on Incumbent Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso’s personal Facebook page from 04-Nov-2012. I do not understand how the current figurehead of the Clark Community would have such lack of mutual human respect. When asked by a Facebook ‘Friend’ “Can u run for Mayor in Holmdel!!!”, Mr. Bonaccorso callously replied “LOL, too many Jews” Mr. Bonaccorso has no respect. He has no consideration of feelings. Anti-Semitic slander, as well as all racial and derogatory comments, should not be accepted by our Community. Citizens are supposed to have a sense of comfort and safety in our townships. There should be no tolerance for this type of …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Mayor Sal Bonaccorso reports that 99 percent of town has power.
Patch chatted with Mayor Bonaccorso Sunday night for an update on Clark's recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Power restoration -Bonaccorso says power has been restored to 99 percent of town. Georgia and Carolina streets and James Avenue are still without power. "Again PSE&G has indicated we have given them every street that’s out about 10 times by now," Bonaccorso told Patch. "I talked to the rep today and they said they knew about those areas and are going to get those areas addressed. I am happy to see where we are with power, but I'm not going to stop pushing until we get to 100 percent. I thank the citizens for their cooperation and patience throughout this." Schools closed Monday and Tuesday - Clark schools will remain closed Monday and …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Clark mayor gives update on power restoration, says stay away from downed wires as they may now be live.
This release was received from the Mayor's office. Dear Residents: Mayor Sal just wanted to send out a message to let you know the latest information that we have on power restoration in Clark Township. The Mayor participates in a conference call with PSE&G and other affected municipalities every morning receiving daily status on the situation. His persistence has resulted in a PSE&G team from Missouri and Illinois that are here today to address issues in Clark Township. They consist of staff from PSE&G as well as tree companies to help pull trees and branches off the lines. The general situation is as follows: • We have been told that the switching station in Sewaren, which feeds some of the substations that energize Clark, was flooded. …