$2.5 Billion Mixed-Use Project Along Raritan River Waterfront Will Be NJ's Largest

November 16, 2017

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- North American Properties (NAP), a privately-held, real estate operating and development company with properties across the U.S., has announced “Riverton,” a 418-acre waterfront redevelopment on the Raritan River, in a joint venture with New Jersey-based PGIM Real Estate.

The project is considered the largest mixed-use project in New Jersey history and ...

Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee Meeting Tonight

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee will host its next meeting open to the public tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building (430 Park Ave.)

Topics will cover:

Tax stabilization
An update on traffic and parking
Results of the Downtown Redevelopment Survey
The future of the Scotch Plains Library
Public ...

Fig Tree Market to Hold Grand Opening Nov. 2, Replaces Key Food in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - If you have driven down South Avenue in Plainfield recently, one particular sign may have caught your eye.

The Fig Tree Market -- at the site of the former Key Foods supermarket and the long popular Times Farmers Market -- near the intersection at Leland Ave. has a hosted a banner announcing a Grand Opening to take place on  Thursday, Nov. 2.  

When ...

Business of the Week: Wardlaw + Hartridge School

Congratulations to our Business of the Week: Wardlaw + Hartridge School.

Wardlaw + Hartridge is a school with an honored past that looks forward to a vital future. They are committed to integrating technology, world languages and the arts into our liberal arts curriculum beginning with its youngest students. Wardlaw + Hartridge is located at 1295 Inman Ave., ...

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr Hosts Regional Economic Development Workshop

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr hosted the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA)'s Creative Community Investments workshop attended by business administrators and economic development experts from across the state at the Carriage House on Thursday. 

The program highlighted Fanwood's award-winning downtown redevelopment endeavors that transformed ...

Business of the Week: Twin City Pharmacy

Congratulations to our Business of the Week, Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical.

A family owned business, Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical was started in 1972 with brothers Ralph and Thomas Cassio. It is a regional hospice pharmacy, providing medications and equipment needed during the last stage of life offering same day service and deliveries for hospice patients. New Jersey ...

Mayor Smith to Update Public on Redevelopment Efforts at Scotch Plains Farmers Market on Saturday

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith and members of the Downtown Redevelopment Committee will be at the Scotch Plains Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon to discuss the latest developments in the Township.

Deputy Mayor Llewellyn Jones and Thomas Strowe, Project Coordinator for Downtown Redevelopment, will be available to answer questions about ...

Meet Fanwood's Redevelopment Consultant Liz Jeffery

FANWOOD, NJ -- Each month, the Fanwood Borough Council receives an update on the progress of downtown redevelopment from Liz Jeffery, a consultant in urban planning and development for decades. While working on a project in Jersey City in the 1990s, she crossed paths with Colleen Mahr. 

Fast forward two decades, Mayor Mahr and Jeffrey reconnected in early 2016 and discussed the ...

Elizabethtown Gas Upgrades System in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- Elizabethtown Gas has begun the process of enhancing its natural gas distribution system and replacing its aging underground infrastructure in Fanwood. The company’s pipeline replacement program in Fanwood began on Oct. 13, and is expected to continue through the end of 2017.

As part of this project, Elizabethtown Gas will replace 4.5 miles of aging gas mains with new ...

Business of the Week: Allstate Insurance -- The Espeland Group

Congratulations to our Business of the Week: Allstate Insurance – The Espeland Group.

The Espeland family has worked closely with Allstate for years to help people with their insurance needs from homes to auto to boats and more. Their quality, service-oriented agency is family owned and operated. The broad product offerings that can help you with your protection and financial needs ...

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy Accepting Applications

November 12, 2017

WESTFIELD/SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the extension of the application deadline for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program. YEA! will be accepting student applications from middle and high school students for the 2018 program until Dec. 15.

YEA! is an after-school program that guides students through launching and ...