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Raffio A. Giacobbe, a long time local real estate owner, supports the local Special Improvement District program in the downtown area. But Giacobbe feels there were too many questions left unanswered before City Council members voted Monday to expand the SID program to nearly 400 businesses located throughout the city, from Route 1 to St. […]

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The city is an official center of New Jersey’s statewide historical celebration this week, a gift from Trenton that is allowing the city and local businesses to raise cash, attract consumers and burnish the city’s image. The Main Street Vineland organization, a part of the Vineland Downtown Improvement District, is hosting a four-day visit from […]

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Officials in Phillipsburg, N.J., have reached the first of three steps to achieve Main Street status, which will help to ease the town’s access to state funding to revitalize its downtown. The Phillipsburg Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with the town of Phillipsburg in February to submit a letter to the state requesting an application […]

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Letter: Ill-conceived ordinance

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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To the editor: Flemington Borough Council introduced an ordinance to gain more control over the Business Improvement District. Why Council feels this is necessary is beyond comprehension. Or is it? The BID has accomplished some notable successes in its short three-year existence. This year alone, we commissioned an award winning strategic plan, scored a perennial […]

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