LoLa Restaurant Opens Under New, Improved Management
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - (November 11, 2016) - Congratulations to Marco Gonzalez and Cristian Crespo on the official Township Grand Opening of the new and improved LoLa Restaurant on Route 130 South in the Bottoni Plaza.
Business Administrator Joy Tozzi, Council president Ron Witt, Councilman Dan Schuberth, Councilwoman Chris Ciaccio and Councilman Vince Calcagno, along with EDAC members Claudia Stepien and Liz Meyers, were on hand for the ribbon-cutting.
Located at 1179 US 130, LoLa offers a wide array of Italian and American specialty entrees. For reservations call (609) 448.0020.
Golden Paws Opens Top Tier Facility For Pets in Robbinsville
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - (September 23, 2016) - Robbinsville Township congratulates Golden Paws Pet Resort & Spa on its Official Township Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, September 22, 2016.
Council president Ron Witt, along with Councilwomen Chris Ciaccio and Sheree McGowan were joined by members of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) at the ceremony.
The Kubiak family owned and operated business began as the dream of co-founder Dana Kubiak (pictured, right) in 2013. Dana loved animals since a young age, but never knew exactly where that road would lead.
Disenchanted and saddened by the prospect of euthanized pets while working at a local veterinary clinic, Dana (pictured, left) decided she wanted to work with pets that were happy and healthy.
She found her calling.
With the help of her Mom, Sue and Father Gary, Dana operates the spacious pet resort, which features indoor/outdoor runs, large suites and rooms and indoor/outdoor play yards.
Golden Paws Pet Resort offers dog lodging, cat lodging, a pet spa, grooming, pet training and more.
The facility is located at 8 Sharon Road, just off the bypass.
Golden Paws will hold its grand opening and open house with free food, vendors, giveaways bounce house, music kids' activities and a $500 cash prize on Saturday, October 15 from noon to 5 p.m.
For more information, call (609) 259-1900 and visit them on the web at http://goldenpawspetresort.com/
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - (September 8, 2016) - Thee Township extends its congratulations and wishes great success to Kiddie Academy of Robbinsville, which celebrated its official Township grand opening Thursday at 1412 Route 130 South at the corner of Hankins Road.
Owner-operators Bhavesh and Ami Desai each come from families steeped in education and firmly believe early childhood education is the foundation of any successful learner.
Kiddie Academy has garnered an enrollment of 85 students from ages six weeks to ...12 years in just two short months since opening its doors. The core age of the academy's diverse student body range from six weeks to five years.
The four pillars of Kiddie Academy are Health, Fitness, Technology and Character education. There are 22 certified instructors, while each immaculate and roomy classroom is named after a major country. Bonnie Spinelli is director of the center.
"At the end of the day parents are not looking for a babysitter,'' Mr. Desai said. "They are looking for a high quality education for their child, and that is something we are proud to provide. We love Robbinsville Township and are thrilled to be part of this growing community."
Business Administrator Joy Tozzi, along with Township Council members Chris Ciaccio, Sheree McGowan, Economic Development Advisory Committee members Chase Taylor, Claudia Stepien, Parimal Patel and Daniel Jackson were on hand for Thursday's ceremonial ribbon cutting.
Kiddie Academy is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Ravello by Toscano Brings 5-Star Flavors to Robbinsville
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - (August 11, 2016) - Ravello by Toscano held its official Township ribbon-cutting on Thursday, August 11 as Mayor Dave Fried, Business Administrator Joy Tozzi, Township Council members Vince Calcagno, Dan Schuberth, Chris Ciaccio and EDAC members Elizabeth Meyers, Paul Rubin and Daniel Jackson officially welcomed the family-owned business to its location at 1179 Route 130 North in the Woodside Plaza.
Executive Chef Zach Melker, who splits his time between Ravello and the Toscano flagship location in Bordentown, was joined by co-owner Dawn Antinoro, Fellow Executive Dominic Conti and co-owner John Melker at the opening.
Ravello, which opened its doors in January, features generous portions of Italian classics, unique flavors, a relaxed atmosphere and professional service.
The 5-star restaurant also is pleased to announce that it will be open for lunch sometime in September.
Visit them on the web at www.ravellobytoscano.com. Reservations are highly encouraged by using "open table" at http://www.opentable.com/ravello-by-toscano-reservations-ro…
Robbinsville Township Welcomes Mucciarelli Therapy Services
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - (July 28, 2016) - Robbinsville Township congratulates and wishes great success to Jamie Mucciarelli and her new practice, Mucciarelli Therapy Services, located at 117 North Gold Drive.
On hand for Thursday's official ribbon-cutting were Township Council president Ron Witt, Councilwoman Sheree McGowan, Councilman Dan Schuberth and Elizabeth Meyers, Chief of Staff for D-14 Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo and a member of the Robbinsville Economic Development Advisory Committee.
Jamie is an Air Force combat veteran of 12 years who was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Ms. Mucciarelli, LCSW, MSW, MA holds a pair of master's degrees and is working on a third post-graduate degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University. Her therapy services include those confronting post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, trauma, relationship (couples) adjustment and other disorders.
Ms. Mucciarelli, a graduate of Ewing High who currently works for the Veterans Administration Mental Health Clinic in Tinton Falls, also is a proud advovcate of the LGBT community.
Mucciarelli Therapy Services offers free phone consultations at (609) 358-0116. Personal sessions are by appointment only.
Herb Schneider's Triumphant Return to Robbinsville
as President & CEO of First Commerce Bank
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - (June 16, 2016) - The question is not "What has Herb Schneider done for Robbinsville Township?"
The real question is: "What has Herb Schneider NOT done for Robbinsville Township?"
The ageless former Washington Township Mayor, Township Committeeman and banking/finance expert not only opened his newest venture, First Commerce Bank at 1412 Route 130 South on Thursday June 16, 2016 alongside Mayor Dave Fried, but he also donated a total of $1,500 to worthy local causes Robbinsville Meals on Wheels, Robbinsville Little League and Project Freedom, the latter of which he serves as Chairman.
First Commerce Bank opened last month and specializes in high quality customer service, great rates and some of the most personable people in the industry who take great pride in crafting personal relationships.
"I've lived in Robbinsville since 1979 and have seen and accomplished a great deal, including the founding of First Washington State Bank, which we all were very proud of," said Mr. Schneider, who served as our Mayor in 1989. "But I'd have to say this may well be my proudest moment."
Mr. Schneider's savvy during the devastating mortgage crisis of 2007-2010 allowed him to find opportunity ... and eventually capitalize.
"I felt that was the bottom of the market and there was an opportunity there to move forward," the First Commerce President and CEO said. "It worked out very well for us."
During 2015, First Commerce Bank outperformed most banking institutions not only in New Jersey, but throughout the country. As of March, 2016, First Commerce had total assets of $669,227,000 - an increase of 31 percent over the previous 12 months.
"We have great people,'' Mr. Schneider said. "Coming back to Robbinsville, my home for many years, is really a dream come true. This town has come such a long way and (Mayor) Dave (Fried) has done an excellent job ... an often has a thankless job, in fact. He has to make difficult and sometimes not the most popular decisions, but he makes those decisions with cost effectiveness and his residents in mind."
Welcome home to Herb and the entire First Commerce Bank Family.
New Robbinsville Montessori School
Fosters Independent Learning
The former Harmony School location, which opened as Montessori in November, will serve children of varying ages as part of a three-year program in a caring, nurturing environment.
"We take pride in helping our students be independent and to be able to do for themselves," Wendy Chao said. "In addition to the Math and Sciences, once the children take on a project we want them to build focus and concentration in order to complete it."
For more information, visit Montessori at https://robbinsvilleschool.com.
Business Administrator Joy Tozzi, Economic Development Advisory Committee member Ruxandra Barb, along with Council members Dan Schuberth, Chris Ciaccio and Sheree McGowan, helped welcome Montessori to the Robbinsville business family on April 14.
Eden Autism Breaks New Ground in Robbinsville Town Center
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – (March 1, 2016) - Robbinsville Township Mayor Dave Fried and NJ Sen. Linda Greenstein were on hand as Eden Autism held an open house for its fifth residence in Robbinsville at the Lofts in Town Center on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
Officially named the “Lofgren Loft” in tribute to its initial resident, Spike Lofgren and his roommate Gregory, the two-bedroom, two-bath townhouse also contains an office on the second floor and an open floor plan on the first level.
Spike was joined by his parents, Erica and Eric, along with dozens of supporters, caregivers and others that helped create Eden’s latest housing achievement.
“This unit is very consistent with what we really believe is possible for this population,’’ Eden Autism President and CEO Peter Bell said. “We think there are wonderful opportunities for our loved ones to live in a town that understands what the meaning of differences are, and understands the opportunity to provide a safe and comfortable living environment where it is possible to walk into a coffee shop and have them know you by your first name and what type of coffee you enjoy. The ability to integrate this population within a walkable community is nothing short of meaningful for us.”
Business Administrator Joy Tozzi and Councilwoman Chris Ciaccio also were on hand to commemorate the event, as were key players Sheri Fine, Helen Guice and Amy Scartocci from the New Jersey State Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD).
“This is a win for everyone,’’ Mayor Fried said. “For Eden residents to be able to walk to the store, work and really be a part of our community is something we’re very passionate about. Robbinsville is extremely proud of our ability to create affordable and inclusionary housing, and I am especially happy to see it happening in Town Center. That was our original vision, and it’s a wonderful thing to see it come to fruition.”
Eden Autism celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015 by opening its fourth group home in Robbinsville.
Founded in 1975, Eden Autism began as a small, family-oriented school for individuals with autism. Today, the not-for-profit it organization offers an extensive range of services to meet the needs of individuals with autism, and its highly-regarded programs have been implemented in schools and other settings across the country.
Eden Autism services include early intervention, individualized education, employment training and placement, and group residences, as well as a comprehensive outreach program that offers expertise and assistance to parents and professionals in the greater autism community.
For more information about Eden Autism, visit www.edenautism.org, or call (609) 987-0099.
Rite Aid Unveils Newest Store in Robbinsville
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – (February 18, 2016) - Mayor Dave Fried, along Business Administrator Joy Tozzi, members of Township Council and the Economic Development Advisory Committee, helped officially open the newly relocated Rite Aid Pharmacy and Well Being Store at 2370 Route 33, across from Centro Grill, on Thursday, February 18, 2016.
The unique and spacious store features a drive-thru pharmacy and is a marked upgrade of the franchise’s former location in the Foxmoor Shopping Plaza.
“This is a very impressive store with a wide variety of products for men, women and children,’’ Mayor Fried said. “Many thanks to Rite Aid for continuing to believe in our town, and to Sharbell for the great job it did developing the site.”
Township Council members Ron Witt (President), Dan Schuberth, Chris Ciaccio and Sheree McGowan were on hand for the ribbon-cutting, as were EDAC Chair Chase Taylor and committee members Ruxandra Barb and Liz Meyers, who also serves as Chief of Staff for D-14 Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo. Rite Aid associates included district manager Wayde P. Larue, Regional VP David Mahan, Store Manager Stephen Jandovitz, Assistant Store Manager Antonia Cutler, Division Compliance Specialist Bruce Kaplan and Human Resources District Manager Lisa Ford, among others.
The store features a focus on health and general well-being with a built in private consultation area that is used for patient consultations, including diabetes management, weight management, smoking cessation and many other common health issues . Immunizations are also available without an appointment.
The location also has an expanded beauty area that includes a “nail bar,” a designated “Men’s Zone.” It also has offerings in health, organic snacks and food, household needs, as well as dairy, frozen food and greeting cards.
Rite Aid associates also presented a $5,000 check to the KidCents charity of the Children’s Home Society of New Jersey as part of the Big Hearts Give Challenge, which was designed by The Rite Aid Foundation to help KidCents charities raise awareness, grow their donor network and earn additional funds for their organization. Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program will donate a total of $1,597,500 to 182 KidCents charities.
The proposed acquisition of Rite Aid by Walgreens has yet to be approved by the Federal Trade Commission and other regulators. Upon completion of the (proposed) merger, Rite Aid will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreens Boots Alliance, and is expected to initially operate under its existing brand name. Working together, decisions will be made over time regarding the integration of the two companies, ultimately creating a fully harmonized portfolio of stores and infrastructure.
According to Forbes, Walgreens runs approximately 8,200 stores in all 50 states, while Rite Aid has about 4,600 stores in 31 states.
Preffered Home Health Care & Nursing
Opens Robbinsville Location
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - (February 11, 2016) - Robbinsville Township Business Administrator Joy Tozzi, Councilman Dan Schuberth, Councilwomen Sheree McGowan and Chris Ciaccio, along with EDAC Chairman Chase Taylor and EDAC member Paul Rubin, welcomed Preferred Health Care and Nursing Services to town with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, February 11, 2016.
Led by President Joel Markel, Preferred provides supervised non-medical and medical home health care services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All of its caregivers and nurses are supervised by a Registered Nurse on staff and are thoroughly screened, bonded and insured.
Preferred's 11th location in New Jersey and Pennsylvania is located on the second floor at 1 Washington Boulevard, across from the Township Clerk's office, and assists clients in a one-on-one home setting 24 hours a day, seven days a week by offering supervised non-medical and medical home health care services, including physical therapy.
Other services offered are: 24-hour live-in aides, Certified Home Health Aides, Certified Nursing Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses and RNs.
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - (January 21, 2016) - Mayor Dave Fried, along with Councilwomen Chris Ciaccio, Sheree McGowan and members of the Robbinsville Economic Advisory Committee (EDAC), helped ERA Central Realty Group officially opened its fifth branch office in Robbinsville on Thursday, January 21, 2016.
The branch location at 20 Main Street is more of a homecoming.
Ann Davis opened ERA’s very first office in 1986 at 19 Main Street, directly across the street from the new location and the current home of Century Pools. While the name has changed, the work ethic and principles have not under the new leadership team of Ann and her ERA partners Stephanie Bellanova and Scott Lauri.
You can view their promotional video at ERAcentral.com/FullCircle.
“Having an office once again on Main Street in Robbinsville is like coming home,’’ Stephanie Bellanova told The Times of Trenton as part of its Business Snapshot profile in December, 2015. “Because we’re a family business, we consider our agents and our clients to be family. I am proud that the ERA Central brand is synonymous with a culture that promotes the utmost professional integrity. From the quality of the yard sign, to the level of client care given by our agents, to the spirit of giving in our communities, it’s only natural that ERA Central has come back to its roots in Robbinsville.”
The ERA partners also are committed to the Robbinsville mantra of “paying it forward,” as it raised over $26,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and other local charities, and has awarded over $40,000 in scholarships through its EDGE Scholarship program.
Council president Ron Witt, Councilman Dan Schuberth and Councilwoman Christine Ciaccio were on hand for the official Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting on Thursday, January 14, 2016. David & Alyssa are both former All-American athletes at Steven's Institute of Technology, where they graduated in 2010 and started building the road to the practice. Dr. David Decker graduated cum laude from Stevens, before completing his Chiropractic studies at Parker University in 2014. His passion is to provide surgery-free and drug-free treatments to patients who are seeking answers, and he has had success in resolving issues such as "frozen shoulder."
Dr. Alyssa Decker also graduated from Parker in Dallas, Texas and is passionate about providing attentive care to all patients in need of answers to their medical condition(s). Hours of Operation are: Monday: 8 am-1 pm; Tuesday: 2 pm-7 pm; Wednesday: 8 am-1 pm & 4 pm-7 pm; Thursday: 2 pm-7 pm; Friday: 9:30 am-1 pm and Saturday: 9 am-noon. For a consultation or more information, call (609) 981-7560, e-mail contact@NJnerve.com or visit www.njnerve.com.
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - (December 4, 2015) - Robbinsville Township Mayor Dave Fried, Business Administrator Joy Tozzi and all of Township Council congratulate the Muro Family - Sam, Dennis & Cindy - on the recent purchase of the building complex at 1165 Route 130 North and the continued success of their family-owned and operated business, Indoor Air Technologies.
Ms. Tozzi, along with Council vice president Chris Ciaccio, Councilwoman Sheree McGowan, Councilman Vince Calcagno and Councilman-elect Dan Schuberth, celebrated the recent expansion at Thursday's Grand Re-Opening ribbon-cutting celebration.
"My mother and father started this business at our home on Beechwood Drive, and then we moved right over to Gordon Road,'' Dennis Muro said. "We love Robbinsville and did not want to leave. When the opportunity to expand and purchase this building presented itself this time around we felt great about staying in town, and obviously the location on 130 gives us great exposure. We wanted to maintain that local presence and we could not be more thrilled.''