Fanwood Development and Downtown Update

October 25, 2016

FANWOOD, NJ -- The economic development of downtown Fanwood approaches the home stretch as the final two projects -- Station Square at Fanwood and Jobar Realty -- in the redevelopment plan have received approvals and will be under construction in the coming months.

Station Square at Fanwood, located at the corner of LaGrande Ave. and Second Street, entails 28 market rate rental units and seven ...

Business of the Week: Rocko's Ice Cream

Congratulations to our Business of the Week, Rocko's Ice Cream! Hard and soft serve ice cream, frozen yogurt, desserts and cakes to order! Visit Rocko's online.

Rocko's Ice Cream 
38 South Martine Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023
(908) 322-0102

Two River Bank in Fanwood Hosts GWACC Business Networking Event

FANWOOD, NJ -- Two River Bank in Fanwood hosted the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce's business networking event on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

The event drew nearly 50 local business people from a variety of industries, including financial services professionals, accountants, dentists, and meditation and yoga instructors.

The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce ...

Business of the Week; Mara's Cafe

Congratulations to our Business of the Week, Mara's Cafe! Pick food from their diverse menu that represent New Jersey. Learn more

Sheelen's Crossing Pub & Bistro Opens in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- It hasn't rained, but Fanwood is no longer dry as the new Sheelen's Crossing (200 South Ave.) opened on October 6.

For now, the establishment is offering a limited menu featuring burgers, pulled pork and grilled chicken sandwiches, as well as innovative appetizers including Reuben egg rolls, coconut chicken satay with apricot glaze, mussels with jalapeno-cilantro sauce, ...

Scotch Plains Downtown Development Could Include Sale of Hedge Property

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Township Council is considering selling the "hedge property" adjacent to the Municipal Building as part of its redevelopment plan.

The council invited Woo Kim of Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT), the firm charged with developing a business district plan, to its conference meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4, to discuss the status of downtown's ...

Business of the Week; MapleCrest Ford

Congratulations to our Business of the Week, Maplecrest Ford of Union! They will guide you through your car-buying experience to ensure your satisfaction. Learn more at

James A. Hughes Appointed to Scotch Plains' Center for Hope Hospice Board of Trustees

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Unity Bank President & CEO James A. Hughes has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, an independent non-profit organization that provides services throughout the community and at facilities in Scotch Plains and Elizabeth.

“The Center is honored to welcome James Hughes onto our Board of Trustees,” ...

Nominations Open for 25th Annual Union County Women of Excellence Awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ – In every community, there are women spending countless hours in either volunteer work or at jobs dedicated to the welfare of their towns and cities. Now, their neighbors have an opportunity to thank these individuals by nominating them for the 25th Annual Women of Excellence Awards.  

The award celebrates women who live or work in Union County and have made ...

Twin City Pharmacy Gives Back at Customer Appreciation Day

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical held its annual Customer Appreciation Day on Sept. 28 at the South Plainfield Senior Center. The event featured free food and beverages, giveaways and free flu vaccinations.

Located at 1708 Park Ave., Twin City was established in 1972 by Tom Cassio and his late brother Ralph and has been run for the past eight years by ...

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GWACC Hosts a Panel Discussion with Legislators, Business Advocacy Leaders and Tax Experts on How to Make Business in NJ More Affordable

October 26, 2016

Business professionals, small business owners, and non-profit organizations are encouraged to register for the panel discussion, “How to Make Business in NJ More Affordable” on Monday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 pm at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, NJ. The event is sponsored by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC).

Westfield Mayor Andy ...

Brains and Wine: Both Improve with Age

Brains and wine both improve with age (and any oenophile will tell you, a brain + wine -- in moderation --  can be good for you – but that’s a separate subject). When I discuss brain improvement with age, I’m referencing a growing body of literature studying the so-called “middle-aged brain” (the 40-60s age group). True, brain processing speed slows a bit in ...

Child Support – How New Jersey Courts Calculate and Modify Support Obligations

In New Jersey, child-support is defined as a financial payment from one parent to the other to provide for the needs of their child or children.   Child support is the right of every child and neither spouse can waive this responsibility.  All parents regardless of their marital status have an obligation to support their children until they are deemed emancipated.

In most ...