Business & Finance

January 21, 2019

NEW JERSEY, NJ -- With almost 25 percent of all American adults having no retirement savings or pension, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on “Best States to Retire” list for 2019. To the surprise of few people, New Jersey ranked among the most worst, landing at No. 46 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange location of the Thai and Asian cuisine restaurant Noodlefan has closed permanently, according to an update from Bob Zuckerman of the South Orange Village Center Alliance. Noodlefan South Orange had been perviously closed in the summer of 2018, but had ...

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UNION, NJ – One lucky New Jersey Lottery ticket was sold at Triangle Liquors on Burnet Avenue recently, netting the winner $260,597. The unnamed winner matched all five numbers drawn, winning the $260,597 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Saturday, Jan. 5 drawing. The winning numbers were:  07, 12, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, a member of the Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, was recently featured on “CBS News” during a segment about the recent change in the alimony tax law. Under the new federal law as of Jan. 1, alimony is no longer ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - As 2018 drew to an end, 1 South Restaurant (located at 1 South Orange Ave.) announced it was closed. On Dec. 31, 1 South posted on their Facebook page that the restaurant was not open and that there would not be a New Year's Eve event as planned. An update to the 1 South ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Township Committee member Nancy Adams was sworn-in for a second three-year-term at the annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 1. In her speech to the community, Adams said she would "continue to be outspoken and dedicated to thoughtful deliberations and ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - BuyRite Liquors, located at 400 Valley St., is open every day including on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, and New Year's Day, Jan. 1. BuyRite's hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. BuyRite has a selection of wines from around the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - BuyRite Liquors, located at 400 Valley St., is open every day over the holidays, including Christmas and New Year's Day. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. BuyRite is stocked with wines from around the world, a vast variety ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  Wondering where to go for a meal or a last minute bottle of wine? While most stores and restaurants are closed on Christmas Day -- Tuesday, December 25 -- here are some places that are open for business in Maplewood and South Orange: MAPLEWOOD Bagel ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The members of Hearth Realty Group, together with Josh Jacobs, Broker of Record & Founder, were officially welcomed to South Orange with a ribbon cutting ceremony in their new offices at 14 South Orange Ave. Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of the South Orange Village ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Mountain Tavern posted a farewell message to their Facebook account on Tuesday, and a welcome to new owner, David Massoni. South Mountain Tavern, which was previously Ricalton's, was sold to Massoni, a local South Orange resident and restaurateur, whose new ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Having started an online business in 2015, Sandra Armstrong decided to open a traditional brick-and-mortar location at 1607 Springfield Ave. Although Tee Line & Accessories has been open for eight months, the official ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, Nov. 3. "This large ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Buyrite Liquors, located at 400 Valley St., is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, which is this Thursday, Nov. 22. Buyrite is stocked with wines from around the world, a vast variety of spirits, and traditional and craft beers.  Buyrite has rare spirits like ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For many, it was the end of an era when longtime Maplewood pub O'Reilly's closed after last call on Monday night, Nov. 19.  The new owners are planning to update the space, and anticipate re-opening in about six weeks, with a new name. One of O'Reilly's regulars who was there ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - An extensive roadway construction project is underway in Maplewood Village, with repairs and improvements being made to sidewalks and roads.  According to an update from the Township of Maplewood, the milling stage has been completed, and Maplewood Avenue will be closed to ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced earlier this month that wages have increased for the direct support professionals (DSP) who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them live successfully in communities. Governor Phil ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The restaurant at 19 Valley St. that was Ricalton's, then South Mountain Tavern, will soon re-open with a new owner, and a new name: The Fox and Falcon. David Massoni, a restaurateur and South Orange resident, is the new owner. Massoni is also a partner with Three Kings ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Glimmer Barber Shop, located at 1775 Springfield Ave., held its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, Oct. 20. The ribbon cutting was attended by Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Maplewood Township Committee Member Dean Dafis, and Julie Doran, Executive Director of the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce opening meeting featured Brian Castell, CEO of Bizzo.co, a company that assists other businesses with their digital marketing. The meeting was opened by Chamber President Diana Galer, who welcomed all and introduced the members of the Board of ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Priya and Sanjay Chawla, owners of Buy Rite Wine & Liquor (formerly A & D Liquors) recently donated $1,000 to the Founders Park Conservancy. The donation, which was presented to Chris Black, Chair of the Conservancy, and Andrew Kit of the Academy Heights Neighborhood ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn on Friday, Sept. 28, making the ticket's owner the winner of the Jersey Cash 5 $166,600 Jackpot, according to a press release from NJ Lottery. The winning ticket was sold at the Quick Chek location at 1545 Springfield Ave. in ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Garden Savings Federal Credit Union has opened a South Orange branch at 15 Scotland Rd., the previous location of the Sparkhouse toy store. According to the Garden Savings website, "credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives at which each and every member is a ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – British Swim School, which provides water safety education as an essential survival skill, has expanded further with two new pool locations in Essex County. The new locations in Livingston and Fairfield mark the 11th and 12th New Jersey locations for the British Swim ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Winter is coming and now is the time to get a tune-up to make sure your heating system is in good working order, says Norm Woolley of Woolley Home Solutions. "Fall maintenance preps your equipment for an efficient and problem-free heating season," explained Woolley, adding that ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new apartment building at 1701 Springfield Ave. was held on Saturday, Sept. 12. The 30-unit apartment building is located directly across the street from the Hilton branch of the Maplewood Library. Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca thanked ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Stony's Restaurant has new owners, and will soon become Miti Miti, according to an update from Bob Zuckerman of the South Orange Village Alliance. Stony's, which has been in operation for almost 10 years under the ownership of Laura and Stony Johnson, was recently sold to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  Smokehouse BBQ, owned by Maplewood resident Trevon Woolford, has opened at 1546 Springfield Avenue, at the intersection with Boyden Street, at the former site of T-OP Ice Cream and Fried Chicken. Smokehouse BBQ features smoked meats: brisket, pork, and chicken, as well as side ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Ani Ramen will open in Maplewood in 2019, stated a Facebook update from Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca on Friday. Ani Ramen currently has locations in Montclair (the original location, which opened in 2014) and Jersey City (2017), and plans to open a third location on Springfield Avenue ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. According to SBMC, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - K Kakes Cakery, which has been closed since July, has closed its doors permanently, stated Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of the South Orange Village Center Alliance. While Zuckerman said he has not be in contact with the owners, and did not have information about why the ...

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