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September 24, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night. The freestanding outpatient facility, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The application to construct a Chick-fil-A drive-thru on the current site of Barnes & Noble at the corner of Hillside Avenue and Route 22 West has been delayed again. It was announced at this week's meeting of the Springfield Board of Adjustment that there would be no ...

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UNION, NJ – Plans for a cannabis manufacturing and cultivating business and a five-story hotel received a Resolution of Support by the township administration and Township Committee at the site of the troubled Clinton Manor on Rt. 22 west at the Springfield border. Preliminary plans for the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- After waiting months for the redevelopment project at the corner of Morris Avenue and Caldwell Place to resume, Springfield Township is taking action against the developer. At Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, Mayor Alex Keiser announced that the township has issued ...

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UNION, NJ – Want to earn property tax credits every time you shop in town at participating businesses?   The Union VIP Card Property Tax Rewards Program (PTRP) will earn the cardholder property tax credits every time they shop in town at a participating business.  Launched in 2016, the program ...

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UNION, NJ – In 2017, the owner of The Pink Room, a store located on Morris Avenue in Union Center, wanted to show appreciation for and create awareness of the ongoing advancements and benefits of foundation garments.  So she founded National Shapewear Day. Maria Sparacio said National Shapewear ...

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NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer. The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- There will not be a vote on the application to build a Chick-fil-A drive-through restaurant on the current Barnes & Noble site until July 21. The Springfield Board of Adjustment met on Tuesday, June 21 and heard testimony from a representative of the applicant and a ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s mayor, legislators from the 20th Legislative District, Union County officials and Elizabeth’s mayor will be among local officials together at the Annual Legislative Breakfast to discuss important issues such as current initiatives, new legislation, COVID updates, and other ...

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UNION, NJ – At a celebration of Spencer Savings Bank’s 35 years in Union, a $10,000 donation was made by the bank to Union’s fire department, police department and the township’s new P.A.L. program. “I want to thank Spencer for their continued investment in the Township of Union,” said Mayor ...

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UNION, NJ– It was a celebration of moving “Forward, Together”, at the Union Chamber of Commerce’s 65th Annual Ball and Installation of Officers Thursday evening at Galloping Hill Caterers. The Chamber, now known as the Greater Union Township Chamber of Commerce, recognized the following honorees ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Township Chamber of Commerce has elected its slate of officers and installed new Directors.   Elected each year, officers have ultimate responsibility for chamber operations, policy, and overall direction, said James Masterson, the Chamber's CEO. They also oversee and ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s mayor spoke with township business leaders last week at the Chamber of Commerce's annual ‘Meet the Mayor’ event, hosted by ConnectOne Bank. Giving a business community an update of infrastructure projects in the township, Mayor Manuel Figueiredo said improvements include ...

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UNION, NJ – Students and entrepreneurs heard from a Union businesswoman recently when she shared her experiences and expertise in a Kean University class recently. Gladys Vonglahn of Gladys' Cleaning Service spoke with Kean University entrepreneurship students at the school and via Zoom to ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- During its first meeting since January, the Springfield Board of Adjustment Tuesday night heard from a traffic engineer on plans to replace the Barnes & Noble at the corner of Hillside Avenue and Route 22 West with a Chick-fil-A later this year. Several Hillside Avenue ...

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UNION, NJ – “Welcome to Millburn Whole Foods Market” and “Thank you for shopping Millburn Whole Foods Market” are two large signs on display as you enter and leave the Whole Foods Market on Springfield Avenue.  The issue?  The Whole Foods on Springfield Avenue is located wholly in Vauxhall, a ...

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UNION, NJ –  ‘Beyond Yarn’, a Black-owned, family-run business on Stuyvesant Avenue, celebrated Black History Month on Saturday featuring Black Indie dyers, Black candle makers and other artists including local knitters and crocheters. “Beyond Yarn” co-owner Theresa Macklin said she and ...

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DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of the Honorable Walter F. Skrod (Ret.) as “of counsel” to the firm. Judge Skrod joined the firm Monday, January 31 after serving nearly seven years as a New Jersey Superior Court Judge in Bergen County. He brings ...

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UNION, NJ – An 85-unit, five-story multifamily residential project on the former Senior Center property on Bonnel Court got the green light to proceed from Union’s Planning Board last week. “This is an exciting redevelopment project for the township,” said attorney Stephen F. Hehl. He said the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey's general obligation bonds have been upgraded from stable to positive, announced Kroll Bond Rating Agency. The agency issued a report dated Jan. 20 stating its outlook upgrade “reflects the robust recovery of the State’s financial picture since the early days of the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Board of Adjustment heard presentations Tuesday night from the developers who are trying to get approval to convert the site of the current Barnes & Noble bookstore at the corner of Route 22 West and Hillside Avenue into a Chick-fil-A. At the board's Zoom ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Special Improvement District (SID) is sponsoring a Valentine's Day VIP Card promotion, where twenty winners who stop by a participating location during the promotion period and spend $250 or more will receive a gift card valued at $100.  The special promotion will run from ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union resident and business owner took home first place in the recent competition hosted by Founders First CDC, a business accelerator specifically designed to help diverse led businesses (people of color, women, LTBTQ+ and veterans). Gladys Vonglahn has lived in Union since 2017 ...

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UNION, NJ – The McDonald’s at the Union Garden State Parkway rest stop has closed. Near Exit 141, Vauxhall Road, the facility now appears to be under construction. The gas station area is still operational. According to minutes from a Turnpike Authority meeting, a Shake Shack restaurant will be ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The statewide minimum wage has increased by $1 to $13 per hour for most employees, effective January 1, 2022. The increase is part of legislation signed by Gov. Murphy in February 2019 that gradually raises the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024 for most employees. When the ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union barber will soon be celebrating 50 years in business in town later this month, and he's happy to still be serving customers at his Chestnut Street shop. Angelo Ruggiero, 81, opened Angelo’s Barber Shop on December 28, 1971.  Born outside Naples, Italy, Ruggiero moved to ...

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UNION, NJ – Photographs displaying the rich and diverse history of Union are now hanging along the walls at BCB Bank in Union Center.  An event to celebrate the pictorial history took place Tuesday evening at the bank with Union Township Historical Society members, BCB Bank representatives, and ...

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UNION, NJ— The Atlantic Federal Credit Union recently opened the doors of its new branch in the Magie Hill Center of Union. To celebrate its grand opening at 1331 Magie Avenue, they held an intimate ribbon cutting ceremony. There to help welcome the Atlantic Federal Credit Union to the community ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Barnes & Noble that has been a staple at the corner of Route 22 and Hillside Avenue in Springfield for close to 30 years may be demolished to make way for a fast-food restaurant. The Springfield Board of Adjustment Tuesday night heard a presentation from developers ...

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UNION, NJ – The iconic Union Theater is coming down.  The Union Center theater (Empire Cinema Theatre), for many years considered an “eyesore”, has been closed since before the pandemic in March 2020.  It was purchased by the township for $2.15m in October. “The theater was struggling well ...

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