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Workshop Offered for Aspiring Business Entrepreneurs

October 9, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elijah's Promise, which began as a food pantry and expanded into a culinary school prepare food service workers for jobs, will now host a workshop for people planning to start their own business.

The free session will be Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the food training school, 211 Livingston Ave.

Elijah's Promise is presenting the program along with the UCEDC, ...

Ocean State Job Lot in Franklin Park: Coming Soon and Now Hiring 50

FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - Looking for a job? 

If you live in town you may not need to look far, thanks to the opening of a new Ocean State Job Lot set to open its doors in mid-November, according to a news release. 

The new location is expected to bring 50 full and part-time jobs to its Franklin Park location. Applicants can apply online at or in ...

Hillsborough: Ground Clearing Begins Next Week at Site of APEX Sports Complex

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Weather permitting, Thursday’s 6 p.m. ground breaking ceremony for the 220,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor APEX Sports Complex will feature the requisite ceremonial shovels, hard hats and smiling politicians, but next week it gets real.

APEX owner Gregg Wilke expects heavy equipment to begin arriving Friday and over the weekend so that by Monday, work will begin ...

Workforce Skills for the 21st Century at Franklin Library

Workforce Skills for the 21st Century at Franklin Library

Workforce Development Specialist Jan Goodman from the Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Center will be leading three workshops at Franklin Library designed to help attendees be more effective in both professional and personal settings.

Multi-generational Workplace

Wednesday, September 26, 6:30-8:45 p.m.

There are currently five ...

Underground Water Woes Force Somerville Developer to Devise Plan B

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - An unanticipated groundwater source has undermined developer Robert Weiss’ plans for an underground parking garage at the planned Davenport Apartments, forcing him to go with Plan B, which hadn’t existed until it was necessitated by the invasive underground spring.

The spring was discovered several months ago as work crews began to excavate the site of the ...

NJ Reentry Program Expands, Helping Woman, Minorities, Veterans

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Reentry, the program that former Gov. Jim McGreevey started to help recently released inmates obtain housing and employment, is now moving to assist a large segment of society with training for and placement in jobs in construction trades through a program called NJBuild.

At ceremonies Thursday marking the opening of the NJBuild office in New Brunswick, McGreevey said the ...

Long-Awaited Opening of Cheech’s Own in Downtown Somerville Steeped in Secrecy

SOMERVILLE, NJ – With a tip of the hat to the secretive "speakeasys" of the underground Prohibition era, Cheech's Own Coffee Company opened its doors Thursday night at 37 West Main Street to a select few – those who had diligently followed clues provided by owner Steven “Cheech” Chiocchi on social media or to those who had a token pressed into their palm ...

Franklin Township: Flame Kabob House Coming to Rutgers Plaza (UPDATE)

SOMERSET, NJ  – The residents of Franklin will have a new quick-service restaurant serving affordably priced authentic Afghan and Middle Eastern food, along with a variety of other choices, including burgers, sandwiches, wings, salads and more by the end of August if all goes according to plan.  

"According to Levin Management ...

Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce to Host 'Premier Networking Night' at the Marigold

SOMERSET, NJ - Looking to connect with local companies? Come out to Premier Networking Night (PNN) hosted by the Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce, the Marigold and the Somerset County Business Partnership. PNN will start at 5 pm on August 22, and end at 7 pm. 

"Over 70 attendees from businesses around Franklin Township are expected to attend," FTCC President, Juanita ...


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How can the new tax laws effect you and your family?

October 8, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - Please join us at 155 Pierce Street, Suite F Somerset for a free workshop on how the changes in the tax law may impact your 2018 tax return, Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 pm.

This workshop is being presented by volunteer Carletta Beckwith, CPA. Beckwith is both a certified public accountant and certified financial planner, able to service peoples’ ...