Thursday, March 21, 2013
Close to 2,900 businesses in both Freehold Borough and Freehold Township reported damage or impact from Hurricane Sandy.
Sandy inflicted damage on 14 homes in Freehold Township and four in Freehold Borough, according to an analysis of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs data by NJSpotlight.com. Rental homes also suffered damage. While not as substancial as home damage, one rental property in Freehold Township reportly recieved minor damage from the historic storm, while in Freehold Borough one rental property's damange was considered minor while another was considered major. One home in Freehold Township was considered severely damaged, with more than $28,800 in assessed damage. Damage under $8,000 was considered "minor." Severe damage--defined as over $28,800 in costs--was not reported to any Freehold Borough homes. Freehold Township reported 13 …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Express Employment Professionals will be opening their doors in Freehold this Spring.
In 2013 a different kind of business will be opening its doors in Freehold amongst the many different dining and shopping establishments. Express Employment Professionals, a staffing agency, has chosen Freehold to be the home of their newest location thanks to franchisee Jim Puliafico of East Brunswick. As a former bra designer, Puliafico has been in the business world for over 30 years. However, recent changes in the industry caused Puliafico to begin looking for a change in career. “I left the fashion industry in July because a lot of the clothing industry in general has gone over seas,” explained Puliafico. “With less opportunity here, I hadn’t really been happy for a number of years, so this was a perfect sign for me to take a break …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
If you're a local business owner who is open for business post-Hurricane Sandy, please post your info in our comments section below to let readers know.
With so many local businesses still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Patch is compiling a list of businesses that are open and serving the community. Information about open businesses provided by our readers and town governments include: Shop-Rite, Stop and Shop, Walmart, Walgreens, Sam's Club, Frankie Feds, iPlay, Krispy Pizza, Mellon Farms, Freehold Raceway Mall and Poet's Pharmacy. Are you open for business? Comment on this article with the name and address of your business, the hours you’re open. Plus, please include any special services, products or other information that might be useful to the community. For example, do you have wifi, fresh water, or charging stations? Let us know and we’ll publish it on Patch, in our…
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Tell us in the comments where this little fella lives.
This friendly face represents a business in Freehold. His job is to simply welcome patrons and put a smile on their face as they enter the place. Do you know where funky fella lies? If you have been to the business that this figure represents and know where this photo is from, tell us in comments. Bonus points if you can tell us some history or interesting information about the business it represents. Answer to Photo Find 4/22 Last week’s photo find was the roof of the Wow Fitness Center in Freehold. Ten Patch readers got the answer correct. Joseph W. shared an interesting story about this former movie theater in the comments section. "It was once an independent theater before being renovated to a gym. As a movie theater, it featured …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Tell us where you can find this wild architecture and share some information about the business it represents in the comments.
This roof is pretty amazing and can be seen by drivers passing through Freehold. This structure with black and white checkers and funky shape stands above a building that hundreds of people go in and out of everyday. Do you know where this outrageous roof is located? If you have raised the roof in this building and know where this photo is from, tell us in comments. Bonus points if you can tell us some history or interesting information about the business it represents. Answer to Photo Find 4/15 Last week’s photo find displayed the Freehold icon that represents Old Monmouth Candies located on Park Ave. in Freehold Borough. Seven Patch readers got the answer correct. Joseph W. shared a lot of sweet history in the comments section. Below is…
Friday, April 20, 2012
New smartphone app helps shoppers find parking, sales and stores with the touch of screen.
The Freehold Raceway Mall released their new mobile app for iPhone, Andriod and Blackberry this week. According to the mall website, the app offers a variety of helpful features to help make your mall experience even better. The app includes: To download the app, visit the Apple App Store, Android Market or Blackberry App World from your smartphone and enter “Freehold Raceway Mall”.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Customers can drop off their technology for recycling at the service desk, regardless of where it was originally purchased.
Consumers and small businesses can now responsibly recycle electronics every day at the Staples in Freehold, regardless of where the devices were purchased. “Staples free tech recycling program will help increase the number of electronic products that are safely recycled,” said Mark Buckley, Staples vice president of environmental affairs. The Staples technology recycling program, powered by HP, accepts all brands of the following electronics for free: • Desktop PCs, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, external hard drives and small servers • All computer monitors • Printers, desktop copiers, faxes and all-in-one devices • Mice, keyboards, modems/routers networking and PC speakers • Shredders, streaming devices, phones and …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Both employers and job-seekers wanted for 2nd Annual USL Job Fair at the borough YMCA.
Looking for quality employees? Urban SociaLites (USL), a full service social and entertainment company, is hosting a job fair and they are looking for employers to sign-up. USL will host the 2nd Annual Job Fair on Thursday, May 17th starting at 10:00 a.m. at the YMCA in Freehold. Ayasha Roberson, job fair coordinator, says the group has been helping local New Jersey businesses since June of 2010. “We originally started as a business to business networking company. However we have expanded our company, we have over 2,000 professional who have joined our online Network,” she explained. The network is free to join at www.urbansocialitesnj.com. Roberson says the organization is expecting about 50 employers or more to attend and they are still …
Friday, April 13, 2012
The Brio Tuscan Grille is hiring 120 local employees to work at their new location.
The Freehold Raceway Mall will add another delicious option to it’s roster of restaurants. The Brio Tuscan Grille will celebrate its grand opening and start serving upscale affordable Italian cuisine on May 3. The restaurant will feature made-to-order pastas, grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops and fresh fish as well as delicious entrée salads, flatbreads and bruschettas. They will also offers an extensive brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays until 3 p.m. in addition to the regular menu. In addition to the lunch, brunch and dinner menus, Brio will offer a $3.95 Tuscan Taster Bar menu and $5 drink specials Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. The atmosphere at the new restaurant is meant to make you feel like you are visiting…
Friday, March 16, 2012
Where will you be drinking your green beer?
Freehold (Parade down Main St. at 11:00 a.m.) Moore's Tavern The Cabin The Court Jester Marlboro Fireside Grill and Bar: Saturday, March 17 Colts Neck Huddy's Inn: Saturday, March 17 Aberdeen Sports Zone Bar and Grill The Court Jester Matawan Maloney's Pub and Grill Cafe 34 & Bistro Manalapan The Sycamore Grille at Knob Hill Golf Course All weekend long Where will you be spending your St. Patrick's Day? Tell us in the comments and see who won our Reader's Choice poll.