Sunday, December 2, 2012
Here's a look at some of the stories that made headlines throughout Union County this past week.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Clark [PHOTOS] Clark's Winter Festival Santa Claus himself visited Clark this week at the Annual Winter Festival. Games, rides, prizes and music helped ring in the holiday season as the town lit the tree and menorah outside the municipal building. Check out our photos here. Mayor Bonaccorso Asks: What Do Residents Want Built at Gypsum Property? Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso talked to Patch about the survey the town is mailing to residents to get their thoughts on what should take the place of the shuttered 27-acre U.S. Gypsum paper manufacturing plant on Raritan Road. Bonaccorso plans to use the surveys to inform the council and rezone the property accordingly. Currently, a retail property is interested in the space. Cranford Coaches Corner: …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Spaces are still available for the class which begins at 7 p.m.
Savory Spice Shop teams up with Scotch Plains-based John's Meat Market once again for a special 'Let's Kickoff Tailgating Season Together' cooking class at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. Spaces are still available for this evening focusing on game day favorites. The following is a description of the class provided by Savory: "Tailgating and food. Two things a lot of of us around here take very seriously. No matter who you may be rooting for from the stands, good food is essential to an enjoyable day at the game. We'll be hosting a tailgating cuisine class, led by our friends from John's Meat Market who will show you how to up your tailgating cooking game! On the menu - pulled pork, jamaican jerk sliders, broccoli rabe sausage, chile, to …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Here is a behind the scenes tour of the new fish market open now at John's Meat Market in Scotch Plains.
Over 300 local residents voted and the results are in. 99 percent of local patrons want to see fresh fish sold at John's Meat Market, Nick Losavio said. This week, John's Meat Market officially opened a fish market right inside their store, becoming the first business in Scotch Plains to sell fresh fish. What do you think about the latest culianary addition to this Scotch Plains landmark? Tell us in the comments and vote in the poll. To learn more about John's Meat Market, be sure to check out Episode 4 of Let's Talk Local and go behind the scenes of a local retail icon that has served local residents since 1939.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The owners of John's Meat Market take a unique marketing tact to help keep customers cool.
As Scotch Plains and Fanwood residents sweated through last week's record-breaking heatwave, two local business owners turned to a time-honored tradition to help customers beat the heat. Brothers Vinnie and Nick Losavio, the second-generation proprietors of John's Meat Market on Park Avenue, set-up a boom box in the back of the store, speakers in the front, and started playing some of their favorite Christmas tunes. Up and down Park Avenue, and across the shimmering blacktop behind John's Meat Market, the sound of sleigh bells carried through the haze, drawing passers-by to the butcher shop's air-conditioned oasis. “I’ve been doing it for about 10 years,” Vinnie Losavio said. He added that this was the first year, however, that he woke …