Business & Finance

March 13, 2019

UNION, NJ –Two restaurants, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread, have signed leases at Vermella Union, the mixed-use development under construction on Morris Avenue, across from Kean University. According to Russo Development, the restaurants make up a portion of the 35,000-square foot ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Representatives of LIUNA Laborers Local 3 and 77 joined with the Elizabeth Development Company of New Jersey (EDCNJ) on Wednesday to announce the launch of a program to recruit and assist women in Essex and Union County join the construction trades unions. Elected officials from ...

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WASHINGTON — As the April filing deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to be alert to tax time phone scams where aggressive criminals pose as IRS agents in hopes of stealing money or personal information. Phone scams or “vishing” (voice phishing) continue to ...

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Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system, today announced it has been awarded Recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for a quality diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) service. ADA believes that this service offers high-quality education ...

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UNION, NJ – The empty building at the intersection of Morris and Liberty Avenues, known as the ‘old ShopRite’ site, will become home to a new thrift chain store, 2nd Ave. Value Store. 2nd Ave. Value Stores will open the 40,000 sq. ft. store at the Union Shopping Center in the fall.  According to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System -- parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- once again has been named to Fortune’s '100 Best Companies to Work For', the 11th consecutive year Atlantic Health System has earned a spot on the prestigious annual list. The Morristown-based company, ...

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UNION, NJ – A new convenience store is coming to a vacant site at 1042 Salem Road, at the intersection of Salem and Vauxhall Roads, as unanimously approved at last week’s Board of Adjustment meeting. According to Meredith Marcus of the Hehl Offices of Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & ...

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UNION, NJ - A groundbreaking for a new mixed-use development project at the old Union Center National Bank site in the heart of Union Center took place Wednesday afternoon. Plans for Titan Union, a mixed used development project, consist of a three-story addition above the existing renovated ...

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UNION, NJ – An application for two new businesses sharing one commercial space in Union was heard before the Board of Adjustment at their last meeting. All Star BJJ and Apex Wrestling Central hope to move their businesses to 2175 Route 22 West, into a building located between Route 22 West and ...

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NEW JERSEY – The leaders of the Build Gateway Now Coalition announced this week that the Raritan Valley Line (RVL) Mayors Alliance to the Coalition, a bipartisan group formed in 2018 that consists of 30 mayors representing more than 23,500 daily commuters along the RVL, spanning four counties in ...

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UNION, NJ - A groundbreaking for a new mixed-use development project at the old Union Center National Bank site in the heart of Union Center is set for Wednesday, February 13 at 4:00 p.m. The Titan Union project aims to incorporate and preserve the historic Union Center National Bank through ...

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UNION, NJ – In a strongly worded letter to the owner of the Empire Cinema Theatre, Union’s mayor said the “dilapidated” theatre is an eyesore and a blight to Union Center. Mayor Michele Delisfort requested Empire Cinema “exercise power and authority as the franchiser of the movie theatre over ...

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UNION, NJ – Discussion of the Route 22 East Redevelopment Plan, an area currently home to the Garden State Motor Lodge, was on the docket at the last Union Planning Board session. Kendra Lelie of Clarke Caton Hintz presented information on the redevelopment plan, saying the first part of the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Each of New Jersey’s 9 million residents would have to fork over $16,722 to pay off the state’s retiree health benefits and pension liabilities, a recent state report found. The looming fiscal crisis this debt presents has prompted state legislators to consider merging school ...

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 UNION, NJ –  Union Board of Adjustment members approved plans for a new 24-unit residential project on North Avenue, home of the old University Diner near Kean University, at Wednesday night’s meeting. Attorney Stephen Hehl, representing the applicant, 580 North Ave. Associates, LLC, said the ...

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UNION, NJ – One lucky New Jersey Lottery ticket was sold at Triangle Liquors on Burnet Avenue recently, netting the winner $260,597. The unnamed winner matched all five numbers drawn, winning the $260,597 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Saturday, Jan. 5 drawing.  The winning numbers were:  07, ...

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With only a week left to complete your holiday shopping, it’s important to stay alert for scams, misleading advertising or unfair business practices whether you’re make online or in-store purchases. Consider the following advice, compiled from various consumer affairs resources. When You’re ...

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UNION, NJ – A new, state-of-the art, 3,500 sq. ft. gun range opened on Saturday in Union with hundreds of visitors, gun enthusiasts and guests in attendance to get a look at the newest RTSP location. The new RTSP facility is located at 2438 Rt. 22 East and includes a premier indoor shooting ...

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UNION, NJ – Union Center’s recent Shop and Eat Local event featured a series of ribbon cuttings for four new Union Center businesses. In recognition of “Small Business Saturday”, Union’s Special Improvement District, township officials and residents visited four grand openings/re-openings and ...

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The Westfield location is among 20 of the lingerie retailer's stores slated to close nationwide. WESTFIELD, NJ — The lingerie retailer did not return requests for comment for this story, but it’s no longer a secret: Victoria’s Secret Westfield location is slated close. The principal of 235 ...

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UNION, NJ - Tomorrow is Shop Small Saturday and Union Center merchants are ready. In addition to great deals all around, the Center will be hosting an official ribbon cutting ceremony for their newest merchants:  12:00 p.m. - Lagar Restaurant Ribbon Cutting; 12:30 - Jammed Up Bakery Ribbon ...

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UNION, NJ – A Lidl Supermarket, set to open in Union in mid-November, requested a variance from the Planning Board last week for a sign variance in connection with the project. Attorney Stephen Hehl, representing the applicant, Lidl U.S. Operations, LLC, said the Planning Board previously ...

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UNION, NJ – Applicants for Phase II of the Summit Court Redevelopment on Clermont Terrace , a residential rental property off  Magie Avenue, came before the Planning Board at a recent special meeting for site plan approval including  two minor zoning deviations. “This project was before this ...

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UNION, NJ - A grand opening of Union Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center will take place Monday, October 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All are welcomed to 440 Chestnut Street, Union -- near the Five Points area.  For information, call 732-679-6300 Union Dermatology & Skin Cancer ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Planning Board heard a request Thursday night for a minor site variance for a change to the vacant Toys R Us building on Morris Avenue. Lease negotiations are currently underway for the 48,000 sq. ft. store at 1701 Morris Avenue to become the future home of a Burlington ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Union is among nine communities to receive an Innovation Challenge Planning Funds award from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) for economic planning services as part of the Innovation Planning Challenge. Union has been awarded a $100,000 award to "develop a plan ...

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UNION, NJ – The Planning Board Thursday night unanimously voted to recommend to the Township Committee that they designate an area on Route 22 containing the Garden State Motel, Chuck E. Cheese and an abandoned gas station an “area in need of redevelopoment.” An “area in need of redevelopment” ...

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UNION, NJ – Mama’s Southern Style BBQ2 hosted a grand re-opening at their new location at 2083 Springfield Avenue in Vauxhall on Saturday. Owner Chris Finnick said the U.S. Small Business Administration helped with financing so they could move out of a 750 square foot space on Springfield Avenue ...

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UNION, NJ – A lively debate on the potential for the retail sale of recreational marijuana, hosted by Union’s Regular Democratic Club, took place Monday night to a crowd of about 100 people at the VFW Post 2433. Opposed to the legalization of marijuana, the debate featured Stephen Reid, ...

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UNION, NJ – Union has been selected as the 43rd Best Places to Live in America, according to MONEY.com. The ranking lists Union’s diversity among its essential traits.  “A majority-minority community, Union counts among its tongues Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and French Creole.  The cultural ...

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