Business & Finance

October 16, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – An open house will be held tomorrow at the old Historic Courthouse on Main Street, to allow the public another chance to review plans for the Courthouse Square project. Jack Cust, whose Flemington Center Urban Renewal, LLC is the designated redeveloper for the Union Hotel and ...

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READINGTON, N.J. – Jack Cust reviewed his plans to redevelop Flemington’s Union Hotel and surrounding properties at a meeting sponsored by the county’s Chamber of Commerce. Cust’s Flemington Center Urban Renewal, LLC is the designated redeveloper for the properties, which Cust said he’s been ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. - Kasia Zielinski is the new president of the Hunterdon County Bar Association.  She was sworn to the post by Hon. Ann R. Bartlett, a retired judge of the Superior Court in the Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren Vicinage, at the annual installation dinner on Sept. 26. Zielinski ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The newest member of the Small Biz Networking group will be the featured speaker at its next meeting. More than 400 people belong to the group founded by Julie Parker more than nine years ago. They meet from noon to 2 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Al Fresco’s ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The Freeholders awarded an “Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Study” at their meeting this week. The board unanimously approved the $69,880 study to be conducted by Axcel Innovation, LLC. The study is another piece in the county’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, which ...

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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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CLINTON, NJ - Clinton Honda is the first automotive dealership in the region to install Hearing Loop Technology in its showroom and service departments. The dealership is located at 1511 Rt. 22 east here. The loops offer customers needing a hearing boost in a busy environment “20/20 hearing” ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the "Employer of the Year Award" from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment.  The Association of ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The borough’s landmark Union Hotel was sold at a sheriff’s auction held this afternoon. The property was awarded to Raritan Township resident Steve Romanowski and the transaction marks the next step in the hotel’s complicated history. The hotel was owned by Flemington Union ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A radio station licensed to Flemington and located in Kingwood has been sold to a buyer that has also purchased the popular WPST 94.5 FM, which is based in Trenton. Townsquare Media announced the $17 million purchase which includes 1040 WCHR (AM) here and Trenton-based 920 WNJE ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Efforts to change Hunterdon’s reputation for having “particularly onerous and extensive development processes for businesses” took another step forward at Tuesday’s Freeholder meeting. Hunterdon County Economic Development Director Marc Saluk told the Freeholders at their ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Dave Daly, president and CEO at PSE&G, will speak on the future of energy in New Jersey at the Friday, March 16 Public Policy Luncheon sponsored by the Somerset County Business Partnership in collaboration with the Somerset County Energy Council.  The luncheon begins at noon at ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ -  Don’t call it condemnation. Borough Attorney Barry Goodman said the proper term is “eminent domain.” But whatever you call it, Borough Council may consider an action that it previously said it didn’t contemplate -  using its authority to transfer control of the Union Hotel to ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Jersey Central Power & Light seems to have restored power to those left in the dark after winter storm Riley struck on March 2, but the Ohio-based electric utility still has challenges to face. That includes facing the outcry from the public and elected officials who are ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ. –Jersey Central Power & Light announced this afternoon that an additional 400 utility workers will arrive today to help it restore electric service. At the same time, the company said in a press release that all customers who lost power a week ago – on Friday, March 2 – will ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – As some people in Hunterdon enter their fifth day without power, comparisons to 2012’s Superstorm Sandy are inevitable. Jersey Central Power & Light has made substantial progress; spokesperson Ron Marano said this morning the company has restored service to 195,000 ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – It’s been one of Hunterdon’s longest-brewing rumors. It has been so widespread that last week, Flemington Car & Truck Country founder and chairman Steve Kalafer denied being part of it – without even being asked. But at yesterday’s Borough Council meeting, Flemington tax ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – He had just returned from Florida and was on his way to a funeral. But Steve Kalafer made time this afternoon for a free-wheeling, two-way conversation with local business leaders. Kalafer, the founder and chairman of the Flemington Car & Truck Country and the founding ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Big Little Railroad Shop, an iconic retail store for 27 years and a fixture on Main Street most of those years has run out of steam. The hobby shop for serious model railroaders, which first opened in 1991, is selling out its inventory at reduced prices, and will close its ...

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RARITAN TWP. -- Jeff Bowlby, a Raritan Township hay and grain producer, has been chosen as New Jersey’s 2018 Outstanding Young Farmer by the state Board of Agriculture. He was honored at the New Jersey State Agricultural Convention in Atlantic City. Bowlby, a son of Ron and Kathy Bowlby, has ...

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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  TAPinto.net has been named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons, a network of more than 230 news organizations across New Jersey. The award goes to a journalist or news organization that showed overall excellence in their work for 2017.     Joe Amditis, Associate Director ...

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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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