AAA December 11 Survey: New Jersey gas prices drop three cents

December 13, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA's December survey of gasoline prices shows a three cents per gallon drop in the Garden State. 

The current average price of a gallon of gasoline is $2.51, down from $2.54 a week ago. Today’s average price is eight cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.59), but 19 cents higher than this same date last year ($2.32). The current national average to be $2.46, ...

Crowds Shop and Eat Local During Union Center's Small Business Saturday

UNION, NJ – Union Center was abuzz with shoppers for Small Business Saturday with special deals at local shops and restaurants and celebrations of some of the Center’s newest additions. 

“Small business is the backbone of American commerce,” said Here’s the Story Bookstore owner and President of Union’s Special Improvement District Joe Leo.  ...

Union's Shop Local Campaign Kicks Off Saturday, Nov. 25

UNION, NJ - Kick off the Holiday shopping season on Saturday, November 25 in Union Center with Shop Local Shop Small campaign, along with Shop Small Business Saturday. There will be a series of ribbon cuttings as they continue to welcome new merchants of Phase I of the newly finished Stuyvesant Ave Streetscape.

The Special Improvement District (SID) will host a welcoming station, ...

Springfield Planning Board Meeting: Wawa Application Approved

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Two plus years of planning paid off for Wawa in their effort to build a convenience store with six gas pumps when it got approval of its application at Wednesday's Springfield Planning Board meeting. 

A key component of the approval process was Wawa’s willingness to pay for the cost of a traffic light on the corner of Cleveland Place and Morris Avenue. After ...

Russo Development Breaks Ground on Old Merck Site

UNION, NJ – Township officials gathered recently with Russo Development executives and Kean University officials for a groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming mixed-use development -- Vermella Union -- at the former Merck site.

The first phase of Vermella Union will consist of 462 rental apartments, 65,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor amenities, and 40,000 square feet of ...

Groundbreaking for Stuyvesant Avenue/Bonnel Court Redevelopment

UNION, NJ – A groundbreaking in anticipation of the mixed retail-residential development in Union Center took place on Tuesday morning on Bonnel Court.

“We are very pleased, honored and excited to be here today,” said Manny Fernandez, of American Landmark Developers, LLC.  “We celebrate the hard work that has been done with the Township of Union on this great ...

Job Fair: Over Thirty Retailers Looking for Seasonal Help

ELIZABETH, NJ--Over thirty retailers will be participating in a job fair on Friday, October 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Mills at Jersey Gardens in the Center Court.

Participating retailers will be hiring for multiple positions, a majority of those positions will be seasonal and part-time employees to help during its busy holiday season. For most retailers, the holiday shopping ...

LongHorn Steak House Set to Open in Springfield in Late October

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Darden Group’s LongHorn Steakhouse is having the finishing touches completed for a planned opening date of October 31 for its Springfield location.  A sign out front has a website listed to apply online for jobs. The website is

This chain began in 1981 in Atlanta Georgia with one man’s passion for the perfect steak. It ...

El Lechon De Negron Named Business of the Month

UNION, NJ – El Lechon De Negron was named Business of the Month of at Tuesday night’s Township Committee meeting.

“Our Business of the Month is one of my favorites,” said Committeeman Manuel Figueiredo.  “We congratulate them for providing quality service and community partnership.”  Figueiredo said El Lechon De Negron specializes in authentic ...

Boys & GIrls Clubs of Union County to Honor BCB Bank President Tom Coughlin

UNION, NJ – Thomas Coughlin, President & CEO of BCB Community Bank is this year’s honoree at the 4th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County’s golf outing, set for Monday, Oct. 2 at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield.

“We are proud to honor Thomas Coughlin this year,” said Michele Spinowitz, Golf Committee Chair.  “Tom is dedicated to ...

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New Opportunity for Women Business Owners in Union County

December 13, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds women business owners that they may be eligible for discounted loans offered by the Union County Economic Development Corporation.

UCEDC has been named the exclusive New Jersey lending partner for discounted loans available to women-owned businesses, through a grant from the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program. The ...