Business & Finance

May 29, 2020

UNION, NJ - The Union Planning Board heard testimony at Thursday night’s virtual public meeting of plans to modify existing structures and construct new buildings at the ShopRite/Best Buy shopping Center on Route 22 west. Representatives for the Robbins Agency presented proposed plans for the ...

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UNION, NJ - The Board of Directors of the Union Township Chamber of Commerce elected its slate of officers for 2020-2021.  “Members of the Board are a group of dedicated volunteers, representing a cross-section of local industries, who help the Chamber in its mission of serving as the voice of ...

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UNION, NJ - Learn how to set up your own online meeting to reduce risk of bombing (uninvited intruders crashing your event) and learn ways to present yourself in the best possible light, (pun intended). Use the marketing power of your presence to help your business.   The event, hosted by the ...

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UNION, NJ – New Jersey Department of Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo discussed the backlog of unemployment claims, long call wait times, and the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program (PUA) during his appearance at the township’s weekly Facebook Live Question and Answer forum on Friday, ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - As part of Merck's decision to move all of its New Jersey Operations into a single Rahway headquarters by 2023, it was announced their Kenilworth location will close.  The 210-acre Kenilworth site has been the location of the life science company’s headquarters since 2015. In ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A discussion on New Jersey Economic Development Authority programs designed to support businesses during the economic stress caused by the pandemic will take place via a live stream on Wednesday, April 8 at 4:00 p.m.   Senators Joe Cryan, Tom Kean and Nick Scutari, along with ...

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UNION, NJ - Like most public places during the COVID-19 crisis, the Union Public Library is closed for in-person visits, but their Career Coaching sessions continue online. The library's Career Coach is available to assist job seekers with: Resume critiques Cover and thank you letter ...

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UNION, NJ – A store in Union appears to be taking advantage of series health concerns surrounding the Coronavirus by selling hand sanitizer for over eight times other retail prices.    A 12 oz. bottle of Purell Advanced was purchased Saturday morning at the 99Plus Store on Chestnut Street in the ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Theater will cease operation immediately, according to township officials. “After consulting with township administration, construction and health officials, the owners of the Union Theater have voluntarily decided to cease operations effective March 3, 2020,” said a ...

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UNION, NJ – DSW, the national shoe retailer, is scheduled to open a new store in the Union Plaza Shopping Center on Route 22 West in April. At last week’s Planning Board meeting, an application was presented for a sign variance for the store.  “This is an exciting project,” said attorney Stephen ...

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UNION, NJ – A “Meet the Mayor” networking event, sponsored by the Township of Union Chamber of Commerce, was held on Thursday evening with chamber members and guests, members of the township committee, department heads and other township officials.  At the meeting, Mayor Michele Delisfort shared ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean requiring NJ Transit to study the restoration of the Raritan Valley Line’s full-time direct rail service to New York Penn Station was signed into law. "Raritan Valley Line commuters deserve a one-seat ride to Manhattan,” ...

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TRENTON – Two lucky tickets matched all five numbers drawn splitting the $340,778 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Sunday, Jan. 12, drawing. Each ticket is worth $170,389. One of those tickets was sold in Union at the Parkway Exxon, 1601 Route 22 West.  The other at the Kings Super Market, 778 ...

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UNION, NJ – An application for site plan approval came before Union’s Planning Board on Nov. 18 for the development of a portion of the former Schaefer Salt Factory property off Magie Avenue. Jeffrey Lehrer of DiFrancesco Bateman represented RMS Liberty Place Urban Renewal Entity, LLC, who ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s Shop Local, Eat Local event, held in conjunction with Small Business Saturday, took place in the Center on Saturday. Small Business Saturday is a national effort which encourages holiday shoppers to visit local brick and mortar businesses.  According to the Union Special ...

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UNION, NJ, - Starbucks, CVS Pharmacy, and &pizza have signed leases at the new Shoppes at Vermella on Morris Avenue across from Kean University, according to Russo Development. The Shoppes at Vermella are 82% leased, with a Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread already open at the 42-acre ...

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UNION, NJ – The New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association selected Union Mayor Michele S. Delisfort as one of this year’s Planning Excellence Awards honorees.  Delisfort was presented with the Budd Chavoosian Award for Outstanding Professional Planner. “I am fortunate to have ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Four lucky tickets matched all five numbers drawn, splitting the $222,348 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Sunday, Nov. 10, drawing. One of those tickets was sold at a Union store. The Basic Food Mart at 498 Chestnut Street sold one of the four tickets.  Another from Union County was ...

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UNION, NJ – A Shop Local, Eat Local event, hosted by Union’s Special Improvement District (SID), is set for Saturday, November 30, in conjunction with Small Business Saturday, a national event, created by American Express. Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to visit local brick ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – The Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub located at 651 North Michigan Avenue has officially been foreclosed. The ownership has reverted back to First Republic Bank, a court order states as of September 27, 2019. The court order was issued by the Superior Court of New Jersey ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Pat's Corner Cafe and Deli sold a $10,000 winning Mega Million lottery ticket on Friday, Steve Hurst owner of the deli confirmed. The ticket matched four of five white balls and a Gold Mega Ball. The winning numbers were:  11, 20, 26, 48, 70. The Gold Mega Ball was 19, and the ...

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UNION, NJ - Joe’s Famous Pizzeria was recognized as Business of the Month at Tuesday night’s Township Committee meeting. “Joe’s Famous Pizzeria has been a staple in Union for over 73 years and has made a great impact on the community,” said Deputy Mayor Joseph Florio.  “The fact that they give ...

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