Business & Finance

November 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Puleo International, a third generation family owned manufacturer and distributor of unique handcrafted holiday décor items, is opening their doors to the public for their 14th Annual Christmas Sale. Puleo’s Warehouse sale rings in the holiday season much like Christmas ...

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CLARK, NJ – L’Oréal plans to build a new Research and Development facility on Terminal Avenue according to Clark Business Administrator John Laezza.  Laezza  revealed during a recent Chamber of Commerce meeting that Clark was competing with Berkley Heights to be the future home of this corporate ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Liz Jeffery, Fanwood's director of economic development, reported on the most recent happenings in downtown redevelopment at the Borough Council's meeting on Monday evening.  Among the highlights: Station Square’s first tenants have signed leases to move into the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Andrew Calcagno of Flatiron Realty LLC, the new property owner of 50-52 Elm Street in Downtown Westfield — where Castle Bootery is located — said he was surprised to learn in an email announcement Friday that the 70-year-old children’s shoe store would close at the end ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A children's shoe store has lost its foothold in on Elm Street. The Castle Bootery announced Friday it is leaving its location at 52 Elm St., after about 70 years in Downtown Westfield. The announcement said the retailer lost its lease and will be closing on Dec. 30. Eric ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Township released its Request for Qualifications and Request for Proposals (RFQ/RFP) for the Redevelopment of the Tier 1, Phase 1 section of Scotch Plains Downtown on November 1, 2018. The Township is seeking qualifications and proposals from qualified and ...

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Built in 1903, Westfield's Flatiron building has been restored to its original design. WESTFIELD, NJ – A recently gussied up building in the downtown is the latest location to house an upscale New York City-based clothing retailer. The restoration of the historic Flatiron building at Quimby ...

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EDISON, NJ – It seems to have gone from summer to winter overnight in Central New Jersey, making now the time to have heating units checked and, if necessary, replaced.  “There was no fall this year. We went from 90 to 50 degrees overnight and without warning,” said Mike Iarrapino, owner of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A high-end department store that earlier this year announced that it would close 10 locations  will keep its store on North Avenue West, the mayor said. Mayor Shelley Brindle told TAPinto.net that customers  "voted with their feet" by increasing their visits to the store. If the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. --  Union Catholic graduate Sydney McLaughlin, who turned pro in June after one of the greatest one and done seasons in NCAA Track and Field history, announced on Monday that she has signed a contract with New Balance. McLaughlin, who became the youngest U.S. track and field ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders have announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 27th annual Women of Excellence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a powerful impact on life in Union County. “Today it is more important than ever to raise awareness ...

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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 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Township Officials attended the Union County Means Business Expo at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle on Sept. 26 to talk about all the great things happening in Scotch Plains, from downtown redevelopment to upcoming Township events. The Expo provided ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road. “We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – Liz Jeffery, Fanwood’s Director of Economic Development, presented her monthly update on redevelopment progress in the Borough at the Fanwood Council meeting held on Oct. 1. The big news of the evening is that apartments at the Station Square project will soon be available to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical held its sixth annual Customer Appreciation Day on Oct. 2 at the South Plainfield Senior Center. During the event, which was attended by center members as well as community residents, featured free food, no-cost flu vaccines, and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical will hold its annual Customer Appreciation Day on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the South Plainfield Senior Center.  “We care about our customers and are dedicated to ensuring that they are healthy and happy,” said Sandy Cassio who, along with ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- At its Sept. 25, 2018, meeting, the Scotch Plains Township Council endorsed the Tier 1, Phase 1 Downtown Redevelopment Plan and authorized the issuance of Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals (RFQ/RFP) for developers to submit plans for development. The Scotch ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – Fanwood’s economic development director Liz Jeffery hosted a small business roundtable for local business owners on Wednesday evening at the Fanwood Grille to update them on developments impacting the borough’s downtown area. Station Square at Fanwood (35 townhome style rentals ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS,  NJ -- The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) unanimously approved the draft Tier 1, Phase 1 Downtown Redevelopment Plan at its monthly public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12.  Following this action, the plan will now go to the Scotch Plains Township Council for ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- More than 20 economic development professionals and downtown managers met in Fanwood on Wednesday, Sept. 12, to discuss downtown economic development and hear from Mayor Colleen Mahr about the Borough’s efforts to revitalize its downtown community. Mayor Mahr spoke about Fanwood’s ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ 00 Mayor Al Smith and the Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC), and Township planners Harbor Consultants, presented their "Tier 1, Phase 1" downtown redevelopment plan  during their September 5, 2018, public special meeting. Mayor Smith opened the presentation ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Shovlin Mattress Factory, a Westfeld family-owned business located in Fanwood, bought coffee for everyone who visits Manhattan Bagel in Westfield on Saturday, Sept. 8. “The community has been supporting us forever, so we wanted to give back to them,” said Ron Shovlin, who owns ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Selling its award-winning lobster bisque, butternut squash and chicken noodle soups and New Orleans gumbo, the Fanwood Grille became the newest vendor to join the Scotch Plains Farmers Market on Saturday.  "The Fanwood Grille has joined our 'Best of the Best Vendors' here at ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ, -- The incoming Executive Board of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) was elected at the most recent Board of Directors meeting held at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains. The newly-elected members of the Executive Board are: Darielle Walsh, Board ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- August 5-11 is National Farmers Market Week, an annual celebration sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that highlights the important role farmers markets play in the nation’s food system. Now in its 19th season, National Farmers Market Week takes place ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Residents who attended the Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) meeting on Wednesday night got a peak into what the future of the township will look like… and it looks a lot like Princeton. Tom Strowe, the Township’s Project Coordinator for Redevelopment, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Residents want to go back to the future and by a wide margin chose a Colonial visual preference style for the planned revamping of downtown Scotch Plains.  More than 2,100 people participated in the Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee's (SPDRC) two-week long ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Rocko's Ice Cream celebrated its 2nd anniversary on Sunday, the hottest day of the year, which no doubt helped keep sales brisk at the local ice cream store in downtown Fanwood. In particular, customers were willing to try Rocko's newest introduction: refreshing acai bowls topped ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Columbia Bank celebrated the opening of its new office at 251 North Ave. West in Downtown Westfield with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The Westfield office is one of almost 50 full-service Columbia Bank offices located throughout New Jersey, according to the ...

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