Business & Finance

Mayor Cavadas Reviews Union's Development at Chamber of Commerce Event

Township of Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director James Masterson Credits: Tapinto Union
Frank Sorrentino, ConnectOne Bank Chairman and CEO Credits: Tapinto Union

UNION, NJ – A Union Chamber of Commerce ‘Meet the Mayor’ event took place on Wednesday evening, hosted by ConnectOne Bank.

“Our prototypical retail concept was launched here in Union,” said Frank Sorrentino, ConnectOne Bank Chairman and CEO.  “There’s almost 125 people working here in this location.  We wanted to demonstrate our commitment to the Union marketplace and to all of you in everything we do.  We are very proud to be here, proud to be able to support you.”

Township of Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas spoke to business leaders about ongoing and planned development in Union. Cavadas reviewed the upcoming Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape Project, which will include new lighting, new curbs and sidewalks, crosswalks, and benches.

“We’re hoping with this development in the center of town it will increase foot traffic and boost economics in town.”  Cavadas said there has been 3,200 jobs promoted and created in Union.  “We’re getting new businesses coming to town.”   Cavadas discussed other Township initiatives and new businesses:

  • Terminal Mill Project – Cavadas said demolition has already begun for this project, a 300 linear foot project on Stuyvesant Avenue. 
  • Seabra - on Stuyvesant Avenue across from O’Lagar Bar and Restaurant, which will consist of five storefront businesses on the first floor and 30 apartments above.
  • Westfield Veterinarian Clinic – will be expanding into Union with a new facility on Morris Avenue
  • Wrapped Moments – a new store selling unique gifts, next to Burnet BBQ on Stuyvesant
  • Box.com – an online ordering and shipping business
  • Claremont Terrace – a previously contaminated site, which has been cleaned and will be developed to residential apartments.  Diversified, the developer, will also be helping create a new Little League clubhouse.
  • Morris Avenue repaving – Morris Ave. is a State road which will be repaved from the Springfield border to Caldwell Avenue and from Lehigh Avenue to North Avenue.  The work will also include improvements the crosswalks throughout Morris Avenue.
  • West Chestnut and Route 22 location – 6-7 stores will be added.
  • Demolition of the old Vauxhall Library site and the construction of the new Vauxhall Meeting Area, “to hold local informative events for our residents and dedicate some space to the Vauxhall Historical Society so they have an area where they can display their history
  • Springfield Avenue Streetscape – improvement of lighting, sidewalks, and “most importantly, create more crosswalks in that area”.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Union

Part of Elmwood Avenue to be Closed Thursday

February 22, 2017

UNION, NJ – Elmwood Avenue, from Caldwell to Morris Avenues, will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, according to a social media post from the Township of Union Police.

The closure is due to DPW tree work.  Police recommend planning an alternate route to avoid traffic delays during this time.

 

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_b123f4d866533b565590_020056848b8e9bbf74f3_union_rotary

Thu, February 23, 12:15 PM

Union Municipal Building, Union

Rotary Club of Union Weekly Meeting

Giving Back

Carousel_image_ca3b85bbeb63fad3d8a2_fdbe89b87f3e0e3f04cc_lincoln_center_live

Thu, February 23, 1:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Lincoln Center Local - Aurelio

Carousel_image_03ea2786a6bb5432041b_2b5f1293f23401faf2ea_mini_magick20170213-9978-1yajzao

Thu, February 23, 3:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, union

Township of Union Black History Month Film ...

Sasha Korn Makes Dean's List at Loyola University Maryland

February 22, 2017

BALTIMORE, MD - Sasha Korn, a member of the class of 2018 from Union, has been named to the fall 2016 Dean's List at Loyola University Maryland.

In order to qualify for the Dean's List at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500 for the term, provided that, in the term they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits.

Established in ...

Massena, Union County College’s Men’s Basketball Star, Surpasses 1000 Career Points

February 23, 2017

CRANFORD - Chinua “Chewy” Massena, a sophomore guard from Bloomfield and a vital member of Union County College’s Men’s Basketball team, surpassed his 1000 career point total during the Feb. 2 game against Passaic County College. In addition to this significant achievement, he is currently leading the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III in scoring, ...

2017 Recycling Events for Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and County DPW have announced Recycling Dates. The upcoming events for 2017 are as follows. 

Computer & Electronics Recycling will be held at the Union County Vo-Tech located at 1776 Raritan Rd. Scotch Plains on Sat., April 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Scrap Metal Recycling Program will be held at the your choice of Cranford ...

Springfield's Cannon Hall House is Open to Public Sunday, a Letter from George Washington will be on Display

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Hit by a cannon ball, it survived the Revolutionary War.  Sunday, there is the Springfield Historical Society Open House at the Cannon Ball House. It will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  A letter written by George Washington letter from Springfield will be on display.

The Cannon Ball House was built, many believe, around 1760.  It ...

NJDOT Work in Newark Friday Night

February 23, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a project to replace bridge decks on three I-78 ramps over Routes 1&9 in Newark, Essex County.

The ramps are part of I-78 interchange 58 located just north of Newark Liberty International Airport and connect to Port Street, which is the major entrance to Port Newark from the north.  ...

Columns

The Ripper's Time by Mark R. Vogel

The Ripper's Time by Mark R. Vogel (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016)

 

What if we could turn the clock back to 1888, knowing what we know about profiling the characters of serial killers, DNA evidence, analysis of fibers left behind at a crime scene, and lifting fingerprints from surfaces that once were deemed impossible to obtain? Would we be able to identify capture, and ...

‘Shipwrecked’ Rollicks Along at Dreamcatcher Theatre

SUMMIT, NJ – You may be in for a high seas adventure if you visit “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself).”

This 90-minute play by Donald Margulies has plenty to keep you entranced. Margulies has won just about every theatre award possible for such plays as “Time Stands Still” and “Dinner with ...

Georgie Loves Everyone...and Playing Fetch

February 17, 2017

Georgie is a sweet and playful 8-9 year old mix, about 40 pounds. Georgie is very well behaved and loves everyone. He LOVES playing fetch and is a master at the game. He will play for hours on end. Georgie also knows his commands and is good with other dogs and cats. 

 

Georgie was found as a stray. He was hit by a car and had a huge gash on his forehead. He also had head trauma ...

Anti-Latino, Anti-Muslim Posters Found at Rutgers

February 16, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Shortly after an anti-Muslim poster was found at Rutgers University this week, school officials reported this morning the discovery of an anti-Latino poster on campus.

The anti-Muslim handbill called for a “Muslim-free America” and was posted Monday at the Paul Robeson Cultural Center, which offers prayer space for Muslim students, according to a Rutgers ...

Letters to the Editor