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 …
The oil company that's selling off its retail gas stations said the accompanying convenience stores are being sold along with them
Hess spokesman Dennis Moynihan wants it made clear: Hess is not closing the convenience stores that operate along with their gas stations. "What does that mean? We're not closing our convenience stores," Moynihan said Tuesday in an effort to clarify the record. When the news broke on Monday that Hess would be divesting itself of its retail gasoline stations and other retail operations to focus on oil development and exploration, Moynihan said many people were under the impression that the convenience stores would be closing. Nothing, he emphasized, could be further from the truth. "That means we're looking for different ownership opportunities. It didn't mean we are going to own the stores," but it means whoever the buyer is of the 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, March 1, 2013
The following information was provided by the Fanwood Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, March 1
The following information was provided by the Fanwood Police Department. Between 3:20 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 23, Fanwood officers were responding to an alarm call to a business in the 200 block of South Avenue. When the officers arrived they noticed the front window was smashed but still in one piece. It appears entry was not gained and it was an attempted burglary.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Thousands of pounds of Applegate chicken and apple sausage produced by Schmalz's European Provisions are being sent back to the plant
The meat products produced by a Springfield company is the subject of a USDA food recall. Schmalz's European Provisions, based in Springfield, is recalling approximately 8,424 pounds of chicken and apple sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday. Twelve-ounce vacuum packages of "Applegate Organics Chicken and Apple Sausage" with "Use or Freeze By 03/17/13" on each package are being recalled. The recalled product bears the establishment number "P-5411" inside the USDA mark of inspection, FSIS said in a statement. The products were produced on January 24, 2013, and were sold in retail stores nationwide and through limited internet …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
A look at the hot toys for tots this holiday season.
Every holiday season, the mailbox fills with the latest toy catalogs. Children peruse the pages as they scribble their lists, daydreaming about what they will find under the tree come Christmas morning. Parents pull out their pocketbooks, spending hard-earned cash as they anticipate the joy on those little faces. What will be the runaway favorites this year is always a guess, but here are some of the latest trends, mixed with tried-and-true perennial favorites. jChews Smartphone teether by Jellystone No tears for parents or babies. Babies love nothing more than to gum Mom and Dad’s cell phone, but now they’ll be too intrigued with their own smartphone to chew on. The Jellystone smartphone teether comes in seven funky colors and is BPA …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The recently opened shop "All About Ewe" on Westfield Avenue features knitting tools, spinning, yarn and lessons.
This year Scotch Plains resident Lisa Marazzo did what most other people just dream of – she quit her job, followed her passion and opened her own business. All About Ewe, a knitting shop and school on the corner of Madison Hill Road and Westfield Avenue, is the fruit of Marazzo's risk-taking. "I like to say we’re a fun, friendly, funky yarn shop," says Marazzo. "We offer yarn in every weight and every price point, all different kinds of dyed and undyed fiber for spinning, knitting needles, accessories, buttons, project bags, books and magazines, finishing services and yarn detangling." Some of Marazzo's most popular products and brands are sock yarn, Malabrigo yarn, Breathless by Shalimar, Dream in Color and Valley Yarn. All About Ewe is…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A Bio Channel series used John's Meat Market to film an episode of a series which partly takes place at a butcher shop.
John's Meat Market was the backdrop for part of a Bio Channel television series on Tuesday evening, where even Nick Losavio himself was able to cut some meat for the cameras. The episode filmed at the market is part of crime television series involving close relationships, but the Executive Producer said the title cannot be disclosed. According to Losavio, the series was in need of a butcher shop to film and after a scout visited the location, the show felt John's Meat Market was the perfect spot. "They really liked the look of the place," Losavio said. As 20 to 30 members of the television series walked through the market, many of them commented on how great the place was as they admired the memorabilia that lined the walls. Filmed at …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Oh Brian's Pourhouse will have an updated menu, additional taps, new uniforms and an eventual expansion.
The popular Fanwood pub Flannery's on South Avenue is undergoing changes by the end of this year, starting with a name change to Oh Brian's Pourhouse. Part-Owner and head chef Brian Walter, said the change is "not the end of Flannery's, but the beginning of Oh Brian's Pourhouse." The new pourhouse is receiving 15 new taps, an updated menu and new uniforms for the staff. The outdoors of Oh Brian's is also getting a facelift, it was painted a bright red and is awaiting a new sign featuring the new name. Part-Owner Brian Costello said the two are looking to re-invent what they already are, which Walter likes to say is a hyperlocal pub. "Our food is something we are very proud of," Costello said. He added that the new menu is something they …
Friday, November 9, 2012
They're almost there, said the PSEG president in what will be the last of the hurricane media conferences.
It's day 12 since Hurricane Sandy hit, and PSEG has hit a milestone. The company says it has restored electricity to 98 percent of their customers in their service area, and they're hoping to make it 100 percent by Saturday. Ralph LaRossa, president and chief operating officer of the company, said in a media update conference call -- the last he hopes he'll be having to discuss Hurricane Sandy and the nor'easter that tore through the area Wednesday -- that even with service restoration, the work isn't over yet. He gave a big thanks to the 4,500 linemen who poured into New Jersey from all over the country to supplement PSEG's own crews. He spoke to one lineman yesterday, who said he had been working 16 hours a day since even before the …