Sunday, May 12, 2013
Estimated 400,000 people expected in region; team practices to be held in Florham Park and Media Day in Newark
The 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium is expected to have a $550 million economic impact on New Jersey and New York, with an estimated 400,000 people in the region, according to a report on dailyrecord.com. Businesses should start preparing for the flood of visitors now, according to speakers at The Big Game Huddle, an informational and networking event held Wednesday at Raritan Valley Country Club. “Start the celebration now,” said Wayne Hasenbalg, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. “You don’t have to wait until the week before the game," he told the dailyrecord.com. That impact will be felt in North and Central Jersey, as one of the competing teams will practice at the Atlantic …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
One of 12 Hillsborough properties to come off the local market.
Twelve Hillsborough properties sold last week, capped by a four-bedroom Fine Road Colonial that sold for $10,000 more than the listing price after just six days. 3012 Revere Court $137,900 Townhouse- Interior 1 1 $130,000 6 50 Deanna Dr. Apt. 133 $139,500 One Floor Unit 1 1 $128,000 45 860 Robin Road $169,900 Townhouse-End Unit 3 2.1 $135,000 134 27-1A Bloomingdale Dr. $224,900 Townhouse-End Unit 2 2.1 $222,000 19 351 Three Bridges Road $225,000 Cape Cod 2 1.1 $178,000 210 2 Cumberland Road $289,900 Ranch 3 1 $289,900 4 15 Brook Dr. $333,000 Split Level 3 1.1 $315,000 0 10 Woods Road $339,000 Split Level 3 2 $331,000 14 32 Thornton St. $379,900 Townhouse-End Unit 3 2.2 $370,000 31 6 Hegeman Close $440,000 Colonial 3 2.1 $430,000 9 9 …
Friday, May 10, 2013
These cars are from the mid-90s (and one from the mid-80s).
If you’re looking for a great new ride to get your day started off just right, we’ve got some vehicles being sold right around the corner. The Bridgewater Township Library is hosting its annual vintage car show this weekend, and so we thought it might be nice to get in the antique spirit. Although Somerset County locales are not selling exceptionally old vehicles, there are a few from the mid-90s, and one from the mid-80s, that might fulfill your need for, well, a kind of vintage car. 1. 1985 Ferrari Testarossa — Used — $59,900 From Cars.com: It only has 28,700 miles on it (not bad for an almost 30-year-old car), but it's got the leather interior, and—how vintage is this?—a working cassette radio. Available from private owner Kevin …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Hospital scored as having higher number of patients develop blood clots than average scored facility, but fewer accidental cuts or tears from medical treatment.
When ranked along with more than 2,000 general hospitals in the country, Somerset Medical Center received a "B" grade on a newly released report card from Hospital Safety Score. Data shows the hospital was scored as having a higher number of patients who developed blood clots than in the average scored hospital. However, Somerset Medical Center reported fewer accidental cuts or tears from medical treatment. The hospital scored higher than the average hospital for ICU physician staffing and nursing workforce but scored below the average hospital for hand hygiene. In general, hospital scores from across the country show that hospitals have been working toward fewer accidents, injuries, errors or infections that kill or inflict patients, …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
One of 10 local properties to come off real estate market last week.
Ten properties sold in Hillsborough last week, capped by a five-bedroom Colonial on Boehm Way that sold for $750,000. 897-C Merritt Dr. $210,000 Townhouse- Interior 2 2.1 $160,000 157 178 Valley Road $220,000 Ranch 3 1 $150,000 879 303 Gemini Dr. 3A $229,000 Townhouse-End Unit 2 2.1 $218,000 155 12 Claremont Dr. $235,000 Ranch 2 1 $240,000 13 39 Onka Dr. $314,900 Ranch 3 2 $295,000 288 658 Amwell Road $324,900 Bi-Level 4 2 $310,500 139 17 Wolfe Dr. $484,000 Colonial 5 3 $470,000 22 24 Matrick Court $600,000 Colonial 4 2.1 $590,000 27 6 Rigger Court $679,000 Colonial 4 3.1 $650,000 156 21 Boehm Way $799,995 Colonial 5 3.1 $750,000 64 Source: Garden State MLS
Friday, May 3, 2013
Freeholders drawing for use of community box includes six Hillsborough groups.
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Friday, May 3
Six Hillsborough non-profit groups were among 40 chosen in a drawing to receive complimentary use of the Community Box at TD Bank Ballpark to enjoy a Somerset Patriots game. The winners—which includes Hillsborough Senior Citizens Chapter A, Boy Scout Troop 186, the Temple Beth-El Brotherhood, Hillsborough Senior Citizens Chapter B, Hillsborough Dukes Pop Warner and the Hillsborough High School Home and School Forum—will watch the “Boys of Summer” play ball from the Community Box, sponsored by the Board of Chosen Freeholders, on various assigned dates during the Somerset Patriots’ 2013 season. “Since the time the ballpark was constructed by the county, one 30-seat communitybox has been available for the benefit of nonprofits and community …
These cars are all under $5,000.
If you’re looking for a great new ride to get your day started off just right, we’ve got some vehicles being sold right around the corner. We've talked about saving gas money, the expenses aligned with vehicles and all the extras that come associated with that perfect vehicle. But we feel a little bad for recommending spending so much money all the time. So this week, we want to take a step back and go to the extreme by offering five options for used vehicles that are on the market for less than $5,000—because we know sometimes it really is "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems." 1. 2001 Kia Sephia — Used — $1,997 From Cars.com: Yes, it has 67,986 miles on it already, but you can't really beat that price for a vehicle. Plus, it's got tinted glass, two-…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Several of Hillsborough's newest businesses benefitted from program.
It's always good to have a mentor, someone with perhaps a little more experience or knowledge you can pick up on. This may be especially true when a person is launching a new business, perhaps putting their life savings on the line. Many of those new business owners will turn the the corps of retired executives in Central Jersey chapter of SCORE for advice and guidance, something Chapter spokesman Matthew D'Agostino said volunteer members of the group have shared with several recent startups. The mentoring will often begin with a one-hour session. "We go over their business plan and help them get going," D'Agostino said. The chapter's volunteers worked with the owners of Little Island Jamaican restaurant and EarthFruits Yogurt to help them…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Cablevision sells 41 venues to Ridgefield, Conn. chain.
Bow Tie Cinemas of Ridgefield, Conn. announced it has purchased 41 Clearview Cinema theaters from Cablevision, a published report said Monday. With the acquisition, which will make Bow Tie the nation’s number 8 exhibition company, Bow Tie vows to pay for “key upgrades that are designed to enhance the movie-going experience,” including digital and 3D projection, according to a report on the website Deadline.com. Clearview currently has 26 theaters in New Jersey, the report said. Cablevision bought the venues in 1998 and put the chain up for sale last year. The companies didn’t disclose the sale price, the report said. For a full list of Clearview properties, click here.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Crumbs Bake Shop brings twists on classic cupcake flavors.
Frozen yogurt, ice cream—and now the Bridgewater Commons Mall has added cupcakes to its list of confections. Crumbs Bake Shop officially opened its doors April 5, bringing its decadent cupcakes that are larger than your average treat. “Our signature cupcake is about 1.5 times the size of a regular store-bought cupcake,” said Quinn Solomon, publicist for Crumbs. “However, we do have a regular size cupcake, ‘our classic,’ and a small size, our ‘taste size.’” The business, which officially opened in 2003, boasts three signature, and most popular, cupcakes, Solomon said. Those are the Red Velvet, Peanut Butter Cup and Cookies n’ Cream. “Our decadence [is what people enjoy most],” she said. “We have some of the most unique flavors and twists on…