Business & Finance

November 13, 2018

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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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County will no longer hold money in Wells Fargo accounts after clergy from Newark raised concerns about the bank’s aggressive foreclosure practices. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. gave a directive to transfer accounts to other banks in June, and announced ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Sadie's, the women's and men's clothing store located at 65 Valley St. in South Orange, is joining the "no plastic straw" movement and giving out a free reusable metal straw with each purchase over $50 while supplies last. BACK TO SCHOOL SALES August also brings several ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ —  This Monday, South Orange Village President Sheena Collum encouraged the Board of Trustees to advance Hub Realty’s South Orange and Vose project. The development set for the former Blockbuster site would include 99 market rate units and 11 affordable housing units, Collum said, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Two eateries in South Orange, Noodlefan and K Kakes Cakery, have been closed recently, and there is not much information about when, or if, they will re-open. Noodlefan, located at 14 Academy St., has been closed for about a month, with a sign on the door indicating they plan ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Steven Pedigo has been elected the new chairman of the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA), following a unanimous vote by the board of directors on Wednesday morning, according to a press release from SOVCA. SOVCA, founded in 2012, is the nonprofit organization that ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - 1 South - the new restaurant located (not surprisingly, given its name) at 1 South Orange Avenue - held their grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, June 23. 1 South has a restaurant and bar, as well as private event spaces. According to their website, which explains ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 7-Eleven at 1712 Springfield Ave., near Tuscan Road, which had been closed for an undisclosed violation of the Township Health Code since July 6, re-opened on Tuesday with a "conditionally satisfactory" certificate displayed in the window. The re-opening was just in time for ...

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Update: The 7-Eleven re-opened on Tuesday, July 10. Read more here. MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Health Department shut down the 7-Eleven at 1712 Springfield Ave. near Tuscan Road on Friday for an undisclosed violation of the Township Health Code. The red “unsatisfactory” notice was placed ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This Monday, New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez led a roundtable with local parents of children with autism at Maplewood’s Words Bookstore, the latest stop on his Jersey Jobs Tour. Menendez addressed parents’ concerns of treatment costs and overall legislative representation. He pointed ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce will present its Executive Board for the upcoming year at its annual End of Year Luncheon at Verjus Restaurant in Maplewood on Wednesday, bringing the 2017-2018 year to an official close, according to a press release from the Chamber. The new ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - BCB Bank Maplewood held its grand opening on Saturday, June 16, with a ribbon cutting and celebration open to the community that included a bouncy house for kids and plenty of refreshments for all. Thomas Coughlin, CEO and President of BCB Bank, welcomed everyone and shared with ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A "for rent" sign hangs in the window of the former children's clothing store, Just 4 Her. Just 4 Her was located at 1707 Springfield Ave., just across the street from the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Library, and opened in spring 2016. According to updates to the Just 4 Her ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Both members and non-members of the Livingston, North Essex, West Orange, Millburn/Short Hills, Livingston, South Orange and Maplewood Chambers of Commerce gathered at Livingston Bagel in May for the third annual multi-chamber barbecue, hosted by the Livingston Area Chamber of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Knecht, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications, RWJBarnabas Health, was recently appointed chair of the Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the only national professional ...

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