Fate of Westfield's Lord & Taylor Unknown as Company Pledges to Close Up to 10 Locations

June 12, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Lord & Taylor recently announced that it will close several its brick-and-mortar locations, including the flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. 

TAPinto Westfield reached out to Lord & Taylor’s corporate headquarters with questions about the fate of the town's freestanding Lord & Taylor department store.  

“To better ...

Clinton Manor Site to be Transformed into Marriot Property

UNION, NJ – A redevelopment plan for the Clinton Manor property on Route 22 was announced today by Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas.    

Cavadas said the owner of the property, working with the Marriot organization, will repurpose the site to a five-story hotel and banquet hall.

“As Mayor, it has been one of my highest priorities to help move Union ...

Groundbreaking Takes Place for Springfield Avenue Streetscape Project

UNION, NJ – A groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming Springfield Avenue Streetscape Project in Vauxhall took place Tuesday evening.

“The Springfield Avenue Streetscape Project is one that we’ve been looking forward to, not only because of its ability to beautify this area, but also because we see this as a vehicle for further redevelopment and investment in the Township of ...

Amazon’s Career Choice program wins “Community Excellence” award

EDISON, NJ - Amazon’s Career Choice program recently received the “Community Excellence” award from the New Jersey Community College Consortium for its impact on the local community.

Steven Johnson, Amazon’s Director for Associate Development, was on hand to accept the award and lead a panel discussion on how the program provides trained, motivated employees for ...

Phase II of the Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape Project Set to Begin

UNION, NJ – A groundbreaking ceremony took place Monday morning for Phase II of the Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape Project which is set to begin soon.

“Phase I is complete and everyone loves it,” said Deputy Mayor Joseph Florio.  Florio said construction on the south end of Stuyvesant Avenue, from Morris Ave. to the cannon turnaround near Elmwood, should be complete by ...

Community Access Unlimited Raises $55,000 for People with Disabilities and at-risk Youth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Local nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) raised more than $55,000 for programs to serve people with disabilities and at-risk youth last week at its 2018 CAU Golf Classic, held at Suburban Country Club.

With Valley National Bank as the event sponsor and the support of the business community, 100 attendees representing 53 businesses supported the agency and its members ...

How to Start a Small Business: Starting and Managing a Successful Business

UNION, NJ - The Vauxhall Branch of the Union Public Library is hosting an important seminar for anyone in the planning or early stages of starting a small business.

On Wednesday, May 30, at 6:00 p.m., THE SCORE ASSOCIATION (CHAPTER 15, NEWARK, NJ) and UNITY BANK will present "How to Start a New Business: Starting and Managing a Successful Business".

The ...

Chatham Breakfast Destination "Angie's" is Changing Hands After 26 Years; Come Say Goodbye to Owners Louiza & Jimmy

CHATHAM, NJ - Louiza Poulimenos hears the front door open at "Angie's" and glances over to see who it is. Noticing regulars, she immediately calls over the order to her husband, Jimmy, before the customers settle into a booth.

It's the welcoming kind of service Louiza and Jimmy Poulimenos have been providing for Chatham customers at their restaurant on ...

Union Man Inducted into UPS' Circle of Honor for 25 Years of Accident-Free Driving

NEWARK, NJ – A Union man is among 40 elite UPS drivers from New Jersey inducted into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.

Union resident Glenn Johnson was among those announced inducted into the Circle of Honor.  Johnson’s UPS work location is Maspeth, NY.  The Atlanta-based company said ...

Hy-Way Bowl to Close Later This Month

UNION, NJ – When once there were three, soon there will be no bowling alleys in Union.

A sign on the door at the Hy-Way Bowl on Route 22 indicates the alley will close later this month.

The sign reads:

     My Customers:   Due to extreme ill health issues, as of May 24, 2018, Hy-Way Bowl will close permanently.  From my heart, thank you to all my loyal ...

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Facebook Provides Verification Badges for All TAPinto Facebook Pages

June 4, 2018

TAPinto and its 75 partner sites have been verified on Facebook with the social media platform's blue badge, which is given to news organizations that meet Facebook's authenticity criteria. 

Facebook gives the blue verification badge to "eligible brands, media organizations and public figures," based on factors that include policy compliance and public ...