Thursday, March 28, 2013
Report warns even small reductions in Social Security, Medicare would be big drain on state's economy.
Concerned that their voices are being ignored in Washington, D.C., New Jersey small-business owners and advocates spoke out yesterday against potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare. The teleconference highlighted a white paper from the Main Street Alliance, which argued that even small cuts to the two programs could have disproportionately large effects on businesses still struggling to work their way out of the Great Recession. “Even a 3 percent cut to Social Security and Medicare would mean an annual loss of more than $1 billion a year to New Jersey’s economy,” said Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.), who participated in the presentation. The report’s release came in the wake of the budget cuts presented by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-…
Monday, March 11, 2013
The dentistry is run by Dr. Anjali Shah.
Monday, March 11
East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov joined Dr. Anjali Shah to celebrate the grand opening of All Smiles Family Dental, a new family dentistry, last week. The office is located next to Party City in the Town Center Shopping Center on Route 130 South. All Smiles Family Dental offers comprehensive and specialized dental services including tooth colored fillings, implants, veneers, bridges, dentures, root canals and periodontics. “We are pleased to welcome All Smiles Family Dental to East Windsor," Mironov said, "Dr. Shah brings many years of dental experience to our community, and we wish her much success at this great location in the vibrant Town Center Shopping Center on Route 130."
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Aficiandos of Hess toy trucks can rest assured that Christmas sales of their toy trucks will continue at the corporation's convenience stores.
Recent headlines announcing Hess Corporation's exit from the energy marketing and refining end of its global business will not affect what is perhaps its second-most-coveted consumer item after the petrol: the Hess Toy Truck. "The toy trucks which have been a tradition for 48 years will continue," a Hess spokesperson said, adding that "this November, the company will continue to sell the trucks at their stores." Since 1964, Hess Corporation has sold its classic toy trucks; offering a variety of collectible miniature trucks to consumers at the start of the holiday season each year in November. Despite the corporation's impending closure of its 1,350 retail gas stations, consumers will still be able to find the eclectic toys at Hess …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Woodbridge-based oil business will now divest itself of 1,350 gas stations, many of which operate in New Jersey and 17 other Eastern Seaboard states.
The familiar green and white Hess signs that dot the Woodbridge landscape and much of New Jersey may soon be no more. Hess Corporation announced Monday in a letter to shareholders at their annual meeting that it was divesting itself of its retail gasoline and convenience store operations, in an effort to restructure the company and improve its balance sheet. The move will affect 1,350 gas stations - many owned by Hess itself - that operate in 18 states on the Eastern Seaboard. The gas stations serve as many as 1.3 million customers a day, according to a report in Supermarket News. Hess did not say when it would begin either closing or selling off its gas stations, although a press release accompanying the news said that their closure, …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Simon Kidgits Club “Book Blast” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence Township is intended to encourage children “to develop a love for literature and learning with books.”
The Simon Kidgits Club at Quaker Bridge Mall will host its annual “Book Blast” event tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 16, to inspire families to “read together at home and beyond.” Noting that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a division of the U.S. Department of Education, has found that children who are read to at home enjoy substantial advantages over children who are not, Simon Property Group, the Indiana-based owner of the mall on Route 1 in Lawrence Township, is holding similar events at its malls across the country to encourage children “to develop a love for literature and learning with books.” All “Book Blast” activities will take place in Quaker Bridge Mall’s Center Court from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Book Blast” offerings …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Five new eateries - Charley’s Grilled Subs, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Subway, Sarku Japan and Master Wok - will open this spring at the mall on Route 1 in Lawrence Township.
Wednesday, February 6
Charley’s Grilled Subs, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Subway, Sarku Japan and Master Wok will be first tenants to move into Quaker Bridge Mall’s new eight-unit dining pavilion, the mall’s owner, Indiana-based Simon Property Group, announced yesterday (Tuesday, Feb. 5). The eateries are expected to open this spring in the new dining pavilion, which is located on the upper level in the wing of the mall that is home to the Sears department store. In addition to new restrooms, a family restroom with a nursing lounge and a Kidgits play area, the dining pavilion will feature other amenities that include “soft” seating, skylights, and new ceilings, finishes and lighting. “With the addition of these new dining experiences, shoppers now have a far …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Plans for the new upscale 7,431-square-foot, 275-seat Italian restaurant at the mall on Route 1 were approved Monday night by the Lawrence Township Planning Board.
Plans for a new upscale Italian restaurant – Brio Tuscan Grille – at Quaker Bridge Mall were approved last night (Monday, Jan. 14) by the Lawrence Township Planning Board. The new eatery will be built onto the exterior of the mall, along the Route 1 side, between the J.C. Penney department store and the Cheesecake Factory restaurant that opened last September. Brio is part of an Ohio-based chain that recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and operates over 100 restaurants around the country. The nearest Brio is at Freehold Raceway Mall. Others can be found in Cherry Hill, Marlton and Wayne. The interior of Brio’s new restaurant in Lawrence Township will occupy 7,431-square feet, with seating for 220 patrons. Seating for another 55 diners…
Friday, January 11, 2013
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the mall in Lawrence Township.
Friday, January 11
Brighton Collectibles – a California-based retailer with over 160 stores nationwide that sell jewelry, charms, handbags, accessories and more – will open its newest store at Quaker Bridge Mall tomorrow morning, Saturday, Jan. 12. Lawrence Township Mayor Jim Kownacki is expected to take part in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony that will be held at 9:45 a.m., according to a news advisory issued on behalf of the mall. The mall’s website shows the new store is on the mall’s lower level near the Lord & Taylor department store. Located in the 3300 block of Route 1 (Brunswick Pike), Quaker Bridge Mall is in the midst of a major renovation that, when completed, will boast more than three dozen new retail stores, full-service restaurants and quick…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The new “fulfillment center” in Robbinsville Township, from which Amazon employees will ship books, DVDs and other items to customers, will create “hundreds of fulltime jobs with benefits," the online retailer announced this morning.
Tuesday, January 8
With an investment expected to exceed $200 million, Amazon plans to open a one million-square-foot “fulfillment center,” creating “hundreds of full-time jobs with benefits,” near the New Jersey Turnpike in Robbinsville Township, the online retailer announced this morning (Jan. 8) in a news release. “Phase one of Amazon’s new state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Robbinsville will spur growth and investment for the Garden State and our local economies while bringing meaningful job creation opportunities for New Jersey’s families,” Gov. Chris Christie said in the news release. “Amazon’s multi-million dollar investment in this one facility alone is expected to result in the creation of hundreds of full-time jobs in addition to temporary, …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Protesters accuse Gov. Christie of 'indifference’ toward state residents with mortgage woes.
Like many New Jerseyans, Yolanda Andrews began having mortgage problems when the economy fizzled, which in turn was caused by the Wall Street meltdown as risky mortgage-backed securities went bad. But the Newark resident may yet beat the odds. In August, Andrews said, Wells Fargo notified her that she qualifies for a modification of her mortgage loan. Just one thing: It’s four months later, and the bank still has not forwarded the paperwork. In fact, Andrews said she has been unable to learn the particulars of the offer. "They haven’t told me how much I would be paying,” she said. The ongoing confusion about New Jersey’s foreclosure crisis, potential solutions and bungled policies brought Andrews to the narrow street outside Gov. Chris …