Groundbreaking for Stuyvesant Avenue/Bonnel Court Redevelopment

October 18, 2017

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 ...

Sears Closes, ‘Legend of Watchung’ Mural Safely Removed, Donations Sought to Restore Painting

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Mural has been saved from demolition. The ‘Legend of Watchung’ mural has been safely removed from Sears after the store closed for good after more than 50 years on Route 22 earlier this week.

"The mural has been removed today and is being shipped to Philly for storage," said Watchung Planning Board Chair  Tracee Schaefer at the start of ...

Wayne-Based Toys 'R' Us Files For Chapter 11

TOTOWA, NJ - Toys "R" Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in federal court in Richmond, Va. The retailer said Monday night that, "to achieve its financial objectives, Toys 'R' Us and some of our U.S. subsidiaries and our Canadian subsidiary proactively and voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S."

The bankruptcy ...

Merck Redevelopment Wins Board Approval

UNION, NJ – The Union Planning Board unanimously approved redevelopment plans for the old Merck site on Morris Avenue Thursday night.

At the meeting, Russo Development attorney Christopher Minks and Professional Engineer Doug Bartels reviewed the revised site plan.  The plan for Phase I includes 462-multi-family apartment units, including eight proposed affordable housing ...

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, ...

Bob's Discount Furniture Opens in Union

UNION, NJ – Bob’s Discount Furniture held a grand opening on Friday at their new location in Union at 1235 West Chestnut St.

“We strive in Union to form good partnerships with big companies,” said Union’s Deputy Mayor Joseph Florio.  “We were excited when the developers brought these plans to us.  We wish you the best.  This Township ...

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TAPinto Touts Traffic and Revenue Growth While Celebrating Ninth Birthday at Franchisee Meeting

October 4, 2017 celebrated its ninth birthday on Monday at its franchisee meeting held at the Grand Summit Hotel, in Summit, NJ. 

What began in 2008 as an all-online local newspaper in New Providence founded by Michael Shapiro and his wife, Lauryn, is now the dominant player in local news, with more than 65 TAPinto sites providing original local reporting every day in more than ...