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On the Hunt for Records—and Some Magic—in New Brunswick

September 21, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The interior of Spina Records looks like it could pass for a very over-the-top friend's basement music collection.

Boxes of records fill the room, and more recognizable album covers—from acts like Metallica, The Smiths and Prince—line the walls. Antiques and novelty items, like a ceramic dog and a pair of antlers, fill whatever space is left. And the ...

Springfield Board of Adjustment Meeting: New 24 Hour Fitness Building Application Continued, New House Approved for Congregation of Israel

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - 24 Hour Fitness is currently located on Rt. 22 East in Springfield. An application Tuesday night from representatives of RPG LLC exhibited plans for a new building for 24 Hour Fitness next door to the current operation at 75 Route 22 East.  The owner of the property of the current 24 Hour Fitness site is HEC Holding Company.  

The Colonial Motel is ...

Springfield Board of Health Explores Ordinance to Deal with Grease Trap Concerns

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—Grease traps, and their larger cousins, grease interceptors, if not maintained properly, can allow oil and grease to travel into the township's wastewater systems and create possible health problems.

The Springfield Board of Health, during its last few meetings, has been hammering out an ordinance to regulate how local food establishments and larger organizations ...

Business Owners and Entrepreneurs Pack into the Union County Means Business Expo

ROSELLE, NJ - Business owners and entrepreneurs from all over Union County came out on Tuesday evening to the Union County Means Business Expo. 

The annual event held this year at the new Warinanco Park Sports Center in Roselle, drew a large crowd as many organizations and business owners displayed their products and services.

Union County Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski, Linda Carter, ...

Pet Store Ordinance Brings Opposing Views on Pet Stores to the September 12, 2017 Township Committee Meeting

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Proponents and opponents to ordinance 2017-12 voiced their views on it at the September 12, 2017 Springfield, NJ Township Committee Meeting.

The ordinance, which was up for second reading at Tuesday’s meeting, sought to restrict the sources from which pet stores can obtain dogs and cats for retail sale. Under the ordinance, pet stores can only obtain cats and dogs from ...

Springfield's Hobby Lobby Store Opened Labor Day with a Ribbon Cutting and a Prayer Service

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Township Committeewoman Geri Bujnowski officiated at the Labor Day opening in Springfield of Hobby Lobby on Route 22 East.  Local employees including the store manager and personnel from corporate held a prayer service prior to the ribbon cutting. The doors opened promptly at 9 a.m. and customers were treated to refreshment from Chick-fil-A.

Corporate ...

Hobby Lobby's Springfield Store to Open Labor Day

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The "coming soon" signs were tantalizing to see on Route 22 East in Springfield.  A corporate spokesman said the store would open at 9 a.m. on Labor Day, September 4.  He added there will be an opening day celebration with refreshments served.  They are hoping for a big turnout.

Hobby Lobby is a national chain that describes itself ...

Springfield Downtown Redevelopment Update, A Work in Progress

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The downtown area along Morris Ave. beyond the I-78 crossover has three projects in various stages in progress.  Combined, these three properties are considered Phase 1 of the downtown redevelopment along Morris Avenue and they represent 25-30% of the area.  There is clearly hope the redevelopment will lead to greater vibrancy and further improvement in the ...

Demolition Begins Making Way for Chipotle on Morris Turnpike in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Demolition work began on the site that will be home to Springfield’s second Chipotle Restaurant.  It is being built on the corner of Cleveland Place and Morris Turnpike.

The Springfield Planning Board approved Springfield Parcel LLc/Brixmore's, the owner of the property at 697 Morris Turnpike, revised site plan for the Chipotle Restaurant at its December ...

TAPintoSpringfield Says Goodbye to Summer Intern Introduces Two Well Regarded Residents As Contributors

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - You may have met intern Patrick Ragazzo in Springfield this summer signing residents up for e-news as well as covering stories. Patrick’s last day was Friday and we wish him well as he heads back to college in Maryland. If you are a regular reader of TAP you may have seen the bylines of Lou Monaco and Bob Faszczewski, two long time residents of ...

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Union County Business Owners Invited to “Lunch & Learn” with Chieh Huang of Boxed

September 15, 2017

Insights from one of the country’s top entrepreneurs are on the menu at the upcoming Lunch & Learn event on October 4, featuring Boxed co-founder and CEO Chieh Huang. Business owners and managers in Union County are invited to attend the session, sponsored through the Freeholder Board’s Union County Means Business initiative in support of local businesses.

Pre-registration is ...