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Luxury Cigar Lounge Comes to Short Hills

May 12, 2022

SHORT HILLS, NJ -- Tonino Cigars opened its doors on Millburn Ave. with a soft opening sponsored by Explore Millburn/Short Hills in February and a ribbon-cutting in March sponsored by the Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce. In the few months since establishing the lounge, local aficionados have flocked to this boutique of fine cigars and accessories.

The popular lounge has already sold ...

May 9: Springfield Area Gas Prices Reach New Highs

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Gas prices in Springfield and throughout New Jersey have reached their highest point this year.

Gas prices rose more than 26 cents per gallon, to an average of $4.465/gallon, statewide in the last week.

In Springfield, according to gasbuddy.com, the lowest price for a gallon of regular as of Monday morning, May 9 is $4.31 at the CITGO at 128 Hillside Ave. The Wawa on ...

Springfield Board of Adjustment Delays Decision on Chick-fil-A Until June 21

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The application to build a Chick-fil-A restaurant on the site of the current Barnes & Noble bookstore on the corner of Hillside Avenue and Route 22 West has been carried to the next Springfield Board of Adjustment meeting on June 21.

The board met on April 27 and heard more testimony from representatives of the applicant, who intends to have the Barnes & Noble ...

Floor & Decor Store Proposed for Route 22 in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Planning Board on Monday night heard a proposal for a new Floor & Decor carpet and flooring store on Route 22 West.

The store would replace the Macy's Furniture & Mattress Gallery, the former Goodwill store and the site of Chinese Restaurant Cathay 22 at 114, 124 and 128 Highway 22 West.

The lots would be consolidated and the current ...

May 2: Springfield Area Gas Prices Soaring Again

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Although gas prices in the area briefly dipped below $4 per gallon at some pumps in late April, the price of a gallon of regular has climbed firmly back above $4 almost everywhere again in the first days of May.

Gas prices rose 12.2 cents per gallon, to an average of $4.20/gallon, statewide in the last week.

In Springfield, according to NewJerseyGasPrices.com, the lowest ...

Barnes & Noble in Clark to Close; Springfield Store's Status Still Undetermined

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- While the fate of the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Springfield hangs in the balance, any local retail book shoppers who were relying on Barnes & Noble's other location to fall back on are out of luck now.

The Barnes & Noble on Central Avenue and Raritan Road in Clark has announced that it will be closing its doors on June 19. 

The Springfield ...

Barnes & Noble May Build New Store Nearby if Springfield Site is Supplanted by Chick-fil-A

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The possible approval of a Chick-fil-A to be built on the site of the current Barnes & Noble bookstore on Hillside Avenue at the corner of Route 22 W. would not necessarily mean the end of Barnes & Noble in Springfield.

According to a store manager at the bookstore who wished to remain unnamed, just because a Chick-fil-A may be approved to be built on the site--which ...

Springfield: Developer Gets Approval for Apartments at Blacks Lane/Church Mall Site

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Planning Board on Monday night approved an application by Garden Homes for a development at Blacks Lane and Church Mall off Morris Avenue.

The development will consist of 100 apartment units, including 15 that will be set aside for the township to meet its Affordable Housing requirements. Twenty-five of the market-rate units contain one bedroom and 60 of them ...

Springfield: Some Local Gas Prices Drop Under $4/Gallon

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- New Jersey’s average gas price dropped 7 cents this week to $4.09, as of Monday, April 11, according to AAA.

That's 12 cents less than the state average for a gallon of regular gas two weeks ago.

Monday’s average price is down 28 cents from the high of $4.37 in the state on March 10, but it’s still $1.18 higher than April 4, 2021 ...

Springfield Gas Prices Still Averaging $4+/Gallon

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- New Jersey’s average gas price dropped five cents this week to $4.16 ($4.21).

Monday’s average price is down 21 cents from the high of $4.37 in the state on March 10, but it’s still 27 cents higher than a month ago ($3.89) and $1.25 higher than April 4, 2021 ($2.91). New Jersey’s average price is two cents less than the ...

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Branch Out Offices Reimagine the Urban-Suburban Workplace with New Co-Working Space in Area

May 16, 2022

Branch Out Offices announce the opening of a modern co-working space in Mountainside, NJ. This unique workplace for medium and small-sized businesses, local professionals and solopreneurs offers state-of-the-art amenities in a flexible, affordable work environment. Branch Out Offices is conveniently located at 1136 US Rt 22 at the epicenter of Mountainside, Summit, Westfield, and ...

Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

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Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

New Jersey Primary 2022, Another Failed Attempt at Democracy

May 13, 2022

The vote-by-mail primary ballots are distributed by the Union County Clerk’s office.  We are now participating in one more meaningless primary process across most municipalities in New Jersey.  

 

Only 20% of the primary election races across the county have a choice.  That means that in 80% of those ballots we now have, there is no selection to be ...

Reminder: To Receive a $300 Stipend as a Union County Poll Worker, Apply Today

May 20, 2022

Union County residents who are interested in assisting voters at polling locations on Election Day this year can apply to become official poll workers. Poll workers will earn $300 for the day, starting at 5:15 a.m. through the close of the polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7.

“Poll workers are there to answer questions and help voters understand how to cast their ballots.

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...

Cantor's Concert

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The JCC of Central NJ Community Came Together on Sunday, May 15

Scotch Plains – Community came together in the JCC parking lot on Sunday, May 15!  Our Big Day Out member appreciation event was the first time in over two years that the whole JCC community gathered together! The weather was perfect as more than 1,200 adults and children came to enjoy the day, be with friends and celebrate a strong JCC community committed to the inclusion of all ...

Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

May 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Starting in April, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older were able to legally purchase recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, ...

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The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...