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Plainfield's UCC Campus Growing, Seeks Greater City Identity

October 20, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County College branch in Plainfield is growing, Facilities Director Robert Hogan said at Thursday's Planning Board meeting where Hogan and two architects discussed a new parking lot and future plans.

Hogan said the Plainfield campus has 690 students, ten more than last year and including 20 new full-time, first-time students, while other UCC campuses are ...

Not So Fast Newark; Mayor Says Somerville Ideal Home for Amazon HQ2

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and assorted state and Essex County officials will try to convince online behemoth Amazon.com to invest billions in Newark as the ideal location for its planned expansion and an east coast headquarters complex worth billions to the state and local economy.

Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher says not so fast, suggesting ...

Christie, Booker, and Baraka show strong support for Newark to be next Amazon HQ

NEWARK, NJ - A bipartisan trinity of New Jersey politico firepower assembled in downtown Newark to shoot the first salvo needed to score a major economic triumph for New Jersey's largest city: the construction in Newark of the new corporate headquarters for Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.  

All three of the prime politicians in place inside Rutgers Business ...

Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce to Hold Cranford Connections Breakfast

CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce will host its first Cranford Connections over Coffee Breakfast.

The breakfast is a new way for business professionals to network and create new leads and referrals.

“Bring your business cards, colleagues and associates to build connections, create relationships, exchange business ideas, and collaborate on opportunities,” a ...

Could New Brunswick Be One Stop Closer to Winning the Amazon HQ?

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A new business magazine in New Jersey, ROI-NJ.com, is reporting that New Brunswick is one of four cities who have advanced to the next round of consideration to potentially receive the state's support to apply to become the home of Amazon's second headquarters.

Yes, this is all very preliminary, as cities and states across the nation are also trying to woo Amazon, ...

Springfield's Hobby Lobby Store Opened Labor Day with a Ribbon Cutting and a Prayer Service

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Township Committeewoman Geri Bujnowski officiated at the Labor Day opening in Springfield of Hobby Lobby on Route 22 East.  Local employees including the store manager and personnel from corporate held a prayer service prior to the ribbon cutting. The doors opened promptly at 9 a.m. and customers were treated to refreshment from Chick-fil-A.

Corporate ...

A La Mode Creamery Celebrates Grand Opening in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ – The rolled ice cream craze has hit Cranford with the grand opening of A La Mode Creamery.

The business was inspired by ice cream store 10Below in New York City, according to store owners Kevin Castor and Dan Doering, both 24. The two noticed long lines and large crowds filling the New York shop every day.

“We figured that if we make a bigger, better one here in ...

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Union County Same-Sex Married Residents Seek Second-Parent Adoption to Gain Parental Rights

October 20, 2017

In September, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented the first Union County LGBTQ Pride event in recent history. Dozens of families shared their stories with event organizers and elected officials at Union County’s Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic, an event organized to celebrate diversity and marriage equality. On Friday, October 13, Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, ...