Clark Police Blotter

Aug. 8 at 4:58 p.m. – At the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on the 1100 block of Raritan Road, Officer Joseph Mirabile arrested Long Branch resident Richard Gardner, 57, and charged him with shoplifting $21.27 in merchandise. He was subsequently released on his own recognizance pending a court date.

Back-To-School Budgeting Tips

The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today’s back-to-school preparations likely include filing out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.