Business & Finance

August 10, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. –  The county’s Economic Development Division is moving its offices to the headquarters of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, where it will share space with the business group in the Large house on Main Street here. It’s no secret that Hunterdon’s Freeholders seek ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Grand Openings on Main Street have been the norm the past several years as the borough’s resurgence as "Somerset County’s Downtown" continues to unfold. Complete with colored ribbon, oversized shears, grinning politicians and proud retailers, the wave of Grand Openings ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - TAPinto Flemington has one primary focus. You. It might not always look that way. After all, most of our articles aren't really about you, but things TAPinto editors think you care about. Such as what the county Freeholders are doing. What's happening with Flemington's Union ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – When it comes to redeveloping Main Street’s historic Union Hotel here, Mayor Phil Greiner says, “You can see the finish line.” The hotel has been closed for a decade. It was designated as part of an area in need of redevelopment eight years ago and since then, redevelopers have ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – For the first time since the widespread power blackouts in March that plunged some of the county into darkness for more than 10 days, Jersey Central Power & Light area manager Stan Prater returned to a Hunterdon Freeholder meeting. A traditional fixture at the meetings, ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Long-time Hunterdon Healthcare System President and CEO Robert P. Wise will retire, according to a press release issued by the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center. The press release states that the news is shared “with a heavy heart.” Wise wrote to his Board of ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Visitors to Hunterdon spent $317 million on tourism goods and services in 2016. Tourism Impact Study performed by the Lloyd Levinson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality, and Tourism at Stockton University, and is a record amount of total tourism-related spending in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Jerseyans are in a malaise these days when it comes to the Garden State: they are angry about the state’s economic climate, and even though they still rate the state positively as a place to live, they are mostly pessimistic about the direction the state is headed. While ...

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READINGTON, NJ – Walmart plans to close its store on Route 22 here, the company announced today. The decision follows “a careful and thoughtful review process,” said company spokesperson Phillip Keene. The Route 22 store opened 14 years ago and the closing is “in no way a reflection” of its ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three state lawmakers who represent central New Jersey in the state Senate and Assembly agree that the path to recovery for New Jersey’s beleaguered taxpayers and ailing economy must begin with a reasonable, bipartisan approach to find solutions that are affordable and ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Lidl has withdrawn its application to build a store here. Borough Councilperson Marc Hain broke the news at yesterday’s regular Council meeting, saying the company withdrew its pending application before the Planning Board. Lidl had planned a 35,962-square-foot store that ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A sheriff’s sale of the Union Hotel set for this afternoon didn’t happen. The hotel was but one of many properties scheduled to be auctioned today, and those auctions were held in the Freeholder’s meeting room here. But the Union Hotel sale was postponed until Jan. 31 at 2 p.m., ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear.  This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ – Steve Kalafer is awarding each of his full-time employees a $500 bonus because of the recently passed Federal tax reform and corporate tax reduction. That's pretty big news from Kalafer, who owns Flemington Car & Truck Country here and the Somerset Patriots, too. “It’s ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto.net, a network of more than 70 online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey and New York, broke 7 million readers and 23.7 million pageviews during the last year.  From Jan. 8, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018, TAPinto registered 7,025,372 readers and 23,792,903 pageviews, up from ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A Hunterdon Central High School Workplace Readiness teacher will be Jim Gano’s guest on his “Takin’ Care of Business” Internet radio show Thursday. The pair will be joined by students Zach Venne and Scott Hindle, who participate in the program, job coach Lauren DelRosso and Jill ...

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LEBANON TWP., NJ - Everyone is welcome to a presentation on information technology scheduled for a meeting of the MACNJ computer club on Saturday, Jan. 13. Richard Giurlando, Sales and Marketing Account Manager at eSOZO, will be discussing the topic and his work with this company. The primary ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – As the year 2018 dawns, TAPinto Flemington begins its third year. Started with little fanfare and a promotional budget of exactly nothing, TAPinto Flemington has grown into Hunterdon’s go-to news source for what’s happening in Flemington and beyond. “We set growth records ...

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READINGTON, NJ – A technology company founded in 1981 is under contract to purchase the former Merck & Co. headquarters complex here. The news was announced by Readington Mayor Benjamin Smith at last night’s Township Committee meeting. Merck decided to move its headquarters from the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Holiday lights, horse drawn carriages, vintage fire truck rides, visits from Santa and the famed “Paw Patrol,” and live music will all be featured here tonight. They are part of “Thursday Night Holiday Lights,” a program sponsored by Flemington Community Partnership with help ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Jack Cust’s Courthouse Square project, which includes redeveloping the Union Hotel and surrounding properties, remains on track. Borough Council voted Monday night to approve a revised redeveloper agreement with Cust and to adopt his redevelopment plan. The vote was taken ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Georgian Court University has signed a letter of intent to open a location in Jack Cust’s downtown improvement project – called Courthouse Square - and could be open for classes as soon as fall, 2019. That’s what the private, Catholic university President Dr. Joseph Marbach told ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ –Holiday lights, horse drawn carriages, vintage fire truck rides, visits from Santa and the live music will take center stage in Flemington this month on Thursday nights.   “Thursday Night Holiday Lights” is a program sponsored by Flemington Community Partnership (FCP) with ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Officials here have often bemoaned the condition of the slowly deteriorating Union Hotel. When pressed for questions about what the borough might be able to do to slow or prevent its further decay, officials note that it’s privately owned by a previous would-be hotel redeveloper, ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Officials here are expected to consider Jack Cust’s plan to redevelop the Union Hotel and its surrounding properties on Dec. 11 and – because Cust’s Flemington Center Urban Renewal, LLC is the borough’s designated redeveloper for the project – many expect Borough Council to approve ...

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READINGTON, NJ – A new 25,000 square-foot all-organic farm market is expected to open here next spring. Profeta Farms is located on the farm’s property on Route 202 south, at the corner of Summer Road.   The market will feature freshly picked, farm-grown organic vegetables, as well as organic ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Flemington Subaru, part of the Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Brands, is proud to announce the return of Subaru of America’s Share the Love campaign.  Beginning today and continuing through Jan. 2, 2018, with every purchase or lease of a new Subaru, customers will ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Most of the public attending Monday night’s Borough Council meeting expected a debate. After all, the agenda called for council to vote on an ordinance that would accept Jack Cust's plan to redevelop the Union Hotel and its surrounding properties. But last week’s election ended ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The New Jersey affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management will hold its November dinner meeting at Lone Eagle Brewing here on Thursday, Nov. 9. Those attending will receive an in-depth brewery tour at 6 p.m., followed by a catered dinner upstairs at 6:30  and ending with ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – There was no vote. Flemington Planning Board Chairman Todd Cook called that “weird” but, as he observed, that’s how the process works. Instead, Cook explained that the Planning Board’s task at Monday's special board meeting was strictly to determine whether the plan to redevelop ...

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