Business & Finance

August 12, 2018

“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a new body." - Joseph Pilates MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With summer in full-swing and back-to-school right around the corner, now is a great time to start individualized sessions at ...

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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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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Though they've been open for several weeks, K Kakes Cakery held their official Grand Opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, May 5, with family, friends, customers and local officials there to wish the new business well. South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and South ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Deka Lash, Montclair's newest lash extension beauty bar, has opened its doors at 15 Bloomfield Avenue. Owned and operated by Nirmitee Shah and her husband Arun Vadlamani, residents of South Orange, Deka Lash specializes in eyelash extensions. While looking to start a new ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - If you are one of the many who travel from the South Orange train station, you will no longer see the familiar face of Joe Kelly at the ticket window, as he retired on Monday, April 23, after 42 years with NJ Transit, and 24 years in South Orange. The South Orange Board of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Meet the Mayors event at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston on Saturday morning saw a wide cross-section of mayors from throughout Essex County, business leaders from across the same communities and residents looking to hear from this year’s panelists. In ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - K Kakes, located on the Valley side of the 3rd and Valley apartment building is officially open, according to the Village Vibe email from the South Orange Village Center Alliance. K Kakes, which is run by local residents Danya and Michael Mowatt, is a new café and bakery with ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - K Kakes Cakery, a new Jamaican inspired cafe and bakery, is now open at 165 Valley Street, inside of the Third & Valley apartment building. K Kakes, in addition to a wide assortment of cupcakes, has everything from baked goods like muffins and cinnamon rolls to ...

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Updated at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 8 SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The snow storm, which downed trees, left many without power, and closed schools and much of SOMA on Wednesday, has also caused delays and closures on Thursday, March 8. Here are the latest updates: South Orange ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The latest forecast from the National Weather Service calls for heavy snow with total accumulations of 12 to 18 inches, with a Winter Storm Warning in effect through 4 a..m. on Thursday. The following stores, restaurants, businesses, and community services have ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Despite the massive Nor’easter that wreaked havoc the day before, the community came out to enjoy Gigi's cupcakes and champagne and to celebrate the grand opening and official ribbon cutting for Matt Peyton’s new photo studio on Springfield Avenue. The entire Maplewood Township ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - President's Day is Monday, Feb. 19, and it's a day off for many, including local students. Closures on President's Day South Orange - Maplewood School District schools are closed on Monday (as well as on Friday, Feb. 16). South Orange Public Library is ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the last two Development Committee meetings, Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of the South Orange Village Alliance (SOVCA), provided updates about restaurant and store openings and closings, as well as potential new tenants coming to South Orange. Here is a list of what ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Accreditation is an essential requirement in the complex process of establishing a new medical school.  Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) held its annual meeting on Wedneday night, which looked at 2017 accomplishments and plans for 2018. Bob Zuckerman, SOVCA Executive Director, noted that all the downtown retail stores reported that they had an excellent holiday ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The space that formerly housed Cryan's Pub will have a new tenant, The Suite Spot, according to the latest edition of the Village Vibe from the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA). The Suite Spot plans to lease the space at 24 First St., which will be the event ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Paint & Chill held the grand opening for their Maplewood location on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 27. The family-owned painting studio already has a location in Hillside, and owners Elena and Antonio DeJesus have opened their new location at 1611B Springfield Avenue. The grand ...

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