Monday, October 22, 2012
There are currently three vacancies in Regent Shopping Center, near Bed, Bath & Beyond and Stop & Shop. Tell us what you would like to see move into town.
Regent Shopping Center is constantly buzzing with customers looking for new shoes at Famous Footwear, picking up groceries at Stop & Shop, grabbing deli items from DeMarco's or dropping off dry cleaning at Strathmore Cleaners. Patrons may also be visiting the bank or taking their children to math tutoring at Math Monkey. Despite the amount of regular foot-traffic in the shopping center, however, three stores remain vacant. Planet Beach, a tanning salon, and Little Scoops, an ice cream parlor, are two of the businesses that packed up and left months ago. What types of stores would you like to see move in here? Tell us in the comments below.
Monday, October 15, 2012
"Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors" shares the wisdom of breast cancer survivors with the newly diagnosed. What's your story?
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One of the greatest challenges for those who have been newly diagnosed is finding sources of support. Patients are eager for information on everything from enduring surgery and chemotherapy to how to deal with hair loss. While there are many local resources and support groups available in the Matawan-Aberdeen area, women can also find comfort in a sisterhood of survivors who have already been in their shoes. Best selling author and breast cancer survivor Barbara Delinsky has gathered the wisdom of hundreds of breast cancer survivors who are eager to inspire those who are new to the “breast cancer sisterhood.” She shares all of the stories and tidbits she found in her book "Uplift: Secrets …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The borough council has been discussing different ways to monetize commercial vehicle parking, as well as some residential parking, at the lot at Little Street and Broad Street.
Parking at the lot on Little Street and Broad Street in Matawan may not remain free for everyone. The Matawan Borough Council is toying with the idea of implementing a parking ordinance that would require commercial vehicles and certain residential vehicles to purchase a parking permit for the lot. The idea of such an ordinance was discussed during the worshop portion of the council's Oct. 2 meeting. For commercial vehicles, permit for the parking lot would cost $30 a month per vehicle, or $360 a year, according to Mayor Paul Buccellato. Commercial vehicles would be limited to passenger vehicles and vans, and trucks or trailers would be prohibited. For residential vehicles, who use the lot to park their car instead of parking along Broad…
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Some businesses like TD Bank and Stop&Shop will operate during normal businesses hours on Sept. 3.
For most, Labor Day will mean a day off work, a backyard barbecue, or a final trip with the family down the shore. But for some, Labor day will be business as usual. TD Bank, Stop & Shop, and ShopRite are just some of the businesses that will open for their regular Monday hours, while countless others will open for just a few hours. TD Bank describes itself as America's most convenient bank and states that operating under a normal schedule on Labor Day fulfills their promise to customers. "Unlike most banks that are closed, TD Bank stores will be open normal business hours for all of your banking needs. TD Bank delivers on its promise of having longer hours than any other bank," the release states. Labor Day is a federal holiday instituted…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The new "life event" option is a Timeline feature that lets users becomes and search for donor registries.
Facebook users can now add when they became an organ donor to their Facebook Timeline, a move that founder Mark Zuckerberg said could help spread awareness and get more people to become donors. Users simply click on adding a “Life Event” to their timeline and can find the organ donor option under “Health and Wellness.” There they can add the state, date and story on their decision to become a donor. "Facebook is really about communicating and telling stories… We think that people can really help spread awareness of organ donation and that they want to participate in this to their friends. And that can be a big part of helping solve the crisis that's out there," Zuckerberg told ABC News. In New Jersey, almost 5,000 residents are waiting a …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Aberdeen is working to amp up their annual celebration. What would you like to see?
The Recreation Department, the Business Council and the Township Council are looking to pack a little more "Aberdeen" into the annual Aberdeen Day celebration this September. According to Township Manager Holly Reycraft, several events will take place throughout the township in addition to the normal tables, rides and food vendors at Matawan Regional High School. Plans for Aberdeen Day 2012 now include a morning fishing contest at Cliffwood Beach, day-long sidewalk sales at participating shopping centers, a 'Mayors Trophy' softball game between fire companies at Fireman's Field, and a 'Dine Aberdeen' coupon program. Mayor Fred Tagliarini explained that the expansion is an effort to emphasize the business community and also more directly …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Some job seekers are now being asked to allow prospective employers to view the content of their social media accounts.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Would you let a prospective employer snoop around in your social media accounts? More and more employers are reportedly asking to do just that. According to Reuters, studies have shown that examining a job seeker's Facebook profile can yield more information than a personality test. However, as social media users become more security-conscious, employers are asking for -- and in some cases getting -- access to private information. USA Today reports that a Maryland correctional officer willingly gave his password during an interview because he feared that failure to do so would prevent him from gaining employment. "I needed my job to feed my family. I had to," he recalled, according to the USA Today article. New York statistician Justin …