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Famed restaurateur Melba Wilson to open Melba’s 550 in Newark

Famed restaurateur Melba Wilson, whose Melba’s Restaurant in Harlem has long been the ultimate location for comfort food and warm surroundings, is coming to Newark. On Wednesday, Wilson announced she will be creating and opening...

Minding her future: Four years after ‘Hotel Impossible,’ Blanche Garcia is doing better than...

Blanche Garcia, a Montclair-based interior designer for more than two decades, said she is most recognized for her principal designs over five seasons of Travel Channel’s “Hotel Impossible.”  But the life she was leading when...

N.J. Cannabis Regulatory Commission adopts rules for recreational marijuana industry

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission voted Thursday to adopt the first set of rules for cultivation, manufacture and sale of recreational marijuana in the state, it announced. The adoption of the rules sets the...

TikTok influencer is drawing card for Christmas night fights at Pru Center

The sports world was abuzz Sunday morning following a big knockout during a Saturday night fight. Top athletes and celebrities acknowledged the moment on social media. But the buzz was as much about the devastating...

Accomplished exec (and Hall of Famer) Grant Hill named to Campbell’s board

He’s a Naismith Hall of Famer, a two-time NCAA champion, an Olympic gold medalist and now part-owner of an NBA team. On Thursday, Grant Hill became a member of the board of directors of...

Chef David Burke buys legendary 85-year-old Bayshore bakery

Dixie Lee Bakery in Keansburg was already famous for its classic pastries, Black & White cookies, cakes for all occasions and breads, and now it's gained a new celebrity status. Chef David Burke announced...

Arthur’s Tavern — iconic institution in Morris Plains — illustrates challenges facing an industry...

Alice McGreevy looks out at the walls of Arthur’s Tavern, the restaurant her family has owned for more than six decades. They are walls covered with photos — many black and white — that portray...

Good news for restaurants seeking Revitalization Fund grants

Restaurant owners seeking to get a grant from the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund that was included in the American Rescue Plan Act recently got some good news: They no longer will be required...

N.J. ranked as best state to live in

We realize, you have to take any rankings of the states in any category with a good dose of humor, skepticism and fun. Unless — of course — your state wins. It’s why New Jerseyans continue...

Seafood restaurant (with liquor license) coming to Maple Shade in $900K deal

A restaurant property in Maple Shade, along with its liquor license, has been sold for $900,000, with an eatery relocating to the site, Rose Commercial Real Estate said. The 3,700-square-foot property at 28 S. Church...

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Prager Metis strengthens indirect tax capabilities with appointment of Steve McCrindle as partner

Prager Metis, a leading global advisory and accounting firm with a heavy presence in New Jersey, on Monday announced the appointment of Steve McCrindle...

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Peapack Private welcomes Kevin Casey as a managing principal at its wealth management division

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp. recently announced that Kevin Casey joined the organization as a managing principal. Casey, now the head of sales and relationship management...

Blue Light Capital brings on Needham Point Capital founders to expand lending platform

Blue Light Capital, a commercial real estate investment firm with a heavy presence in New Jersey founded by Michael Tepedino, announced that Needham Point...