Business & Finance

November 11, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ — Claire Toth, Point View Wealth Management Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will present 'Rewrite Your Financial Future With Clarity' November 15, beginning at 6 p.m., at SAGE Eldercare. Life changes like divorce, job loss, and widowhood can be financially challenging and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Minuteman Press, a full-service printing, marketing and design shop, celebrated its grand opening Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Located at 334 South Ave. East, the franchise is run by Westfield couple Jim and Barbara Mooney and their son, Seamus. Minuteman Press has ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Andrew Calcagno of Flatiron Realty LLC, the new property owner of 50-52 Elm Street in Downtown Westfield — where Castle Bootery is located — said he was surprised to learn in an email announcement Friday that the 70-year-old children’s shoe store would close at the end ...

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Updated: Nov. 3 at 4:56 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ – A children's shoe store has lost its foothold in on Elm Street. The Castle Bootery announced Friday it is leaving its location at 52 Elm St., after about 70 years in Downtown Westfield. The announcement said the retailer lost its lease and will be ...

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EDISON, NJ – It seems to have gone from summer to winter overnight in Central New Jersey, making now the time to have heating units checked and, if necessary, replaced.  “There was no fall this year. We went from 90 to 50 degrees overnight and without warning,” said Mike Iarrapino, owner of ...

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Built in 1903, Westfield's Flatiron building has been restored to its original design. WESTFIELD, NJ – A recently gussied up building in the downtown is the latest location to house an upscale New York City-based clothing retailer. The restoration of the historic Flatiron building at Quimby ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A high-end department store that earlier this year announced it would close 10 locations  will keep its store on North Avenue West, the mayor said. Mayor Shelley Brindle told TAPinto.net that customers  "voted with their feet" by increasing their visits to the store. If the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Spencer Savings Bank celebrated the opening of its new branch at 240 North Ave. West on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The location is one of the New Jersey-based bank’s two technologically advanced “financial centers,” a combination of a banking center and loan ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A major artery in the downtown has reopened after the month-long closure of Elm Street from Walnut Street to East Broad Street. Union County workers shut down the thoroughfare to replace a culvert, a type of drainage infrastructure, last month and although the thoroughfare ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball has named Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerrythe 2018 Joe Klein Executive of the Year. The Somerset Patriots also received the Ken Shepard Award For Promotional Excellence for the second consecutive ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Code Ninjas, a coding center for children ages 7 to 14, celebrated its grand opening in at 1006 South Ave. West in Westfield this weekend. At Code Ninjas, kids can learn by designing their own video games, as well as through STEM activities. “We’re not trying to make every ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A late New Jersey industrialist and his wife who both lived to 100 have been recognized for their quiet community contributions. Town officials on Tuesday named a small island at the entrance to Watchung Fork after Patricia and Grover Connell, president of the Connell Co., a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – More beer here. Such was the message from the Town Council on Tuesday as it approved regulations intended to draw microbreweries and craft distilleries into its downtown. The new local law allows for microbreweries and craft distilleries within Westfield’s central business ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Enclosed in a clear plastic booth, two teens moved frantically to untangle a blue wire and plug the ends into sockets on opposite-sided walls. Avery Avella, 10, and Alice Manzo, 11, secured one side, but it popped out of the socket at the opposite end as they attempted to fit the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The uniqueness of the town’s local shops was on display Tuesday as federal officials sought to highlight the benefits of government-backed loans for small business owners. Nabig Sakr and Carmen Cascao, owners N&C Jewelers, have worked in Westfield for 40 years, the past four ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Dough, cheese, sauce, mushrooms, olives and pepperoni are among the ingredients that 10 children, half of them with special needs, used to make individual pies at a local pizza shop earlier this week. The gathering of elementary school-aged youths at Outta Hand Pizza, 311 South ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Shovlin Mattress Factory, a Westfeld family-owned business located in Fanwood, is buying coffee for everyone who visits Manhattan Bagel in Westfield Saturday, Sept. 8. “The community has been supporting us forever, so we wanted to give back to them,” said Ron Shovlin, who owns ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Warby Parker, retailer of prescription glasses and sunglasses based in New York City,  is coming to 137 Central Ave. in a portion of the space formerly occupied by Coldwater Creek, the Downtown Westfield Corporation announced in its monthly newsletter, out Wednesday. “Warby ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The quiet of a tree-lined Westfield neighborhood was interrupted by singing, chanting and banging at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday as dozens of protesters marched up Standish Avenue to the home of Maria Morris, a member of Wells Fargo’s board of directors. The group — immigrant families with ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Point View Wealth Management will host its first-ever webinar, sharing the firm's investment philosophy and approach, on Thursday, July 26, beginning at 3 p.m. In this interactive event, participants will be able to ask questions of presenters David Dietze — Point View's founder, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Somerset Patriots and Spearhead Staffing have hired Nick Morgan of Piscataway as the 2018 Kid CEO. “I was so excited when I found out, I couldn’t believe it. It’s finally coming true,” said Morgan, who was also a finalist last season for the position. “Last year was so ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Columbia Bank celebrated the opening of its new office at 251 North Ave. West in Downtown Westfield with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The Westfield office is one of almost 50 full-service Columbia Bank offices located throughout New Jersey, according to the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Addams Tavern, which is undergoing court-ordered renovations, may re-open in September, according to Chip Grabowski, CEO of Harvest Restaurant Group. The restaurant at 115 Elm St. has been closed since December. Recently, firefighters extinguished a minor fire on one of the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Vine Ripe Markets at 430 North Ave. East hosted about 50 members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce for a happy hour networking event Wednesday evening. Attendees sampled items from the independent grocery store’s catering department, freshly made mozzarella and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Somerset Patriots and Spearhead Staffing have announced the five finalists for the 2018 Kid CEO position. Jimmy Marvits, Hillsborough; Nick Morgan, Piscataway; Darla Rudnicki. High Bridge; Reina Schumann, Flemington, and Simrah Shah, Warren, have been selected for the final ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Lord & Taylor recently announced that it will close several its brick-and-mortar locations, including the flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.  TAPinto Westfield reached out to Lord & Taylor’s corporate headquarters with questions about the fate of the town's ...

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TINTON FALLS, NJ — When Albert Perri was discharged from the U.S. Army almost 50 years ago — after, according to family lore, a chance meeting with singer Elvis Presley while Perri was stationed in Germany — he began working in the heating and air conditioning industry. In 1971, Perri elected to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Boxcar, a private bus company, will launch service from Westfield and Cranford train stations direct to Midtown and the Upper East Side of Manhattan on May 29. Their luxury buses offer amenities including reserved seating, restrooms, power outlets and free Wi-Fi.  Though it's ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Carmen Cascao and Nabig Sakr own N&C Jewelers on Quimby Street. While the store may be celebrating four years at its current location, the two store owners are part of a long Union County jewelling legacy that stems nearly four decades. “We’ve been working together since I ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People ...

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