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Fanwood Mayor Mahr Addresses Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development

October 8, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr was a featured panelist at the recent Governor’s Conference of Housing and Economic Development in Atlantic City, NJ. Mayor Mahr shared Fanwood’s success in attracting investment, new business and more housing options.

The conference was organized to showcase how communities can and should work across boundaries to develop partnerships that ...

Local People with Disabilities Show Value of Employing Workers with Disabilities

ELIZABETH, NJ - Brenda Peguero, manager of Wendy's restaurant in Hillside, hired Robert Capello as a greeter. It was not long before his work ethic and reliability convinced her to increase his responsibilities, she said. Working three hours a day, three days a week, Capello cleans tables, sweeps floors and refills utensils and the ice dispenser.

Capello is an adult with a disability, one ...

Network with Local Businesses at Third Annual Union County Means Business Expo

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ – The 2018 Union County Means Business Expo will be held at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle on Wednesday, September 26, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 pm.

The event is hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders who invite those wishing to network and/or grow their business to attend.

“The Business Expo is designed to help local attendees, ...

Future Leaders of Union County Nonprofit Community Celebrated at Inaugural Graduation

ELIZABETH, NJ - The future leaders of Union County's nonprofit community were celebrated on Thursday at the graduation of the inaugural class of the Union County Non-Profit Leadership Fellows Institute, held at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth. The institute's Class of 2018 comprised 24 social services professionals from an array of the county's nonprofit ...

Downtown Somerville Alliance Director Resigns, Takes Job in Roselle Park

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beth Anne Macdonald, hired in 2012 to oversee the redevelopment of the borough’s burgeoning Main Street retail and restaurant district, has resigned as executive director of the Downtown Somerville Alliance.

She begins work Sept. 4 as the Economic Development Director of Roselle Park in Union County, a town half the geographic size of Somerville’s 2.3 square miles, ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

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