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Fanwood Companies LYft Hurricane Irma Victims' Spirits with Caffiene Stick Donation

September 20, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ -- Pure Mix LLC, makers of the PureLyft Caffeine stir stick in coordination with ReTrans trucking, a Kuehne + Nagel company, sent 30,000 sticks of their All Natural caffeine powder to the Salvation Army Warehouse for the Hurricane Irma victims in Florida. 

“The devastation that occurred in Florida may not have directly hit us, but we felt that sending our product ...

Sears Closes, ‘Legend of Watchung’ Mural Safely Removed, Donations Sought to Restore Painting

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Mural has been saved from demolition. The ‘Legend of Watchung’ mural has been safely removed from Sears after the store closed for good after more than 50 years on Route 22 earlier this week.

"The mural has been removed today and is being shipped to Philly for storage," said Watchung Planning Board Chair  Tracee Schaefer at the start of ...

Business of the Week: Saint Joseph High School

Congratulations to our Business of the Week: Saint Joseph High School - Metuchen.

Saint Joseph Catholic High School is a private Catholic all-boys college preparatory school located on 70 acres in Metuchen and Edison, NJ. Saint Joseph is operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, who have been active in American education since their arrival from Lyons, France in 1847. The ...

Fanwood Will Host Home-Based Business Reception on Thurs, Sept. 28

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr and Downtown Business Liaison Liz Jeffery invite local business owners to connect at the Fanwood Home-Based Business Reception on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 5:00 p.m. at the Carriage House (Watson Road, next to Borough Hall)..

"This is going to be the perfect place for Fanwood home-based business owners to network and discuss different ...

Meet Tom Strowe, Scotch Plains' Project Coordinator for Redevelopment

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Tom Strowe, a lifelong Scotch Plains resident, was hired in August 2017 to serve as the Township’s Project Coordinator for Redevelopment. He is tasked with helping to coordinate and lead some of the Township’s redevelopment efforts.

Strowe will support the Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee; assist the Township Planner, Attorney, Planning ...

Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Seeks Innovative Middle & High School Students from Scotch Plains-Fanwood

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD/WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Westfield Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is accepting applications for the class of 2018 of future CEOs. YEA! is a 30 week program that guides middle and high school students through launching and running their own real businesses or social movements! YEA! is open to all students in grades 6-12.

While in the Academy, students will receive all the ...

Ribbon-Cutting at Fanwood Grille

FANWOOD, NJ -- Local officials attended Sunday's ribbon-cutting for the Fanwood Grille, the borough's newest restaurant at the site of the former Fanwood Corner Store on Martine Avenue.

The restaurant has been open for the last couple months to rave reviews. On hand were Mayor Colleen Mahr, Councilman Tom Kranz, The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce's Gene Jannotti and ...

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith Talks Downtown Development at Farmers Market

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith and newly hired Project Coordinator for Redevelopment Tom Strowe made themselves available to township residents on Saturday at the Scotch Plains Farmers Market.

The mayor answered questions on the township's affordable housing obligation (expected to be 450 new units total when the final decision is made with the state), population density, zoning, and ...

Business of the Week: Houdini Pizza Laboratory

Congratulations to our Business of the Week: Houdini Pizza Laboratory. 

Houdini Pizza Laboratory (25 South Ave. in Fanwood). The Houdini Pizza Lab is the brainchild of over 60 years of combined experience in the art of hospitality. Their belief is that a sublime meal comes from a delicate balance of preparation, freehanded naturalism, and using the finest ingredients available. For ...

Fanwood Grille Celebrates Official Grand Opening on Sept. 9 with Pig Roast-BBQ Fundraiser

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave.) will host its first annual Pig Roast and BBQ that will also raise money for The Jam Kancer in The Kan Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 9 (rain date: Sunday, Sept. 10) from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. A DJ will provide music for the party.

Attendees can get a burgers, hot dog or roasted pork with three sides at $15 per ...

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Union County Business Owners Invited to “Lunch & Learn” with Chieh Huang of Boxed

September 18, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Insights from one of the country’s top entrepreneurs are on the menu at the upcoming Lunch & Learn event on Wednesday, Oct. 4, featuring Boxed co-founder and CEO Chieh Huang. Business owners and managers in Union County are invited to attend the session, sponsored through the Freeholder Board’s Union County Means Business initiative in support of local ...