Electric vehicle charging stations at Brunswick Square Mall are 80 percent finished

 East Brunswick, N.J.-- A bank of five Tesla electric vehicle (EV) charging stations being installed along Route 18, directly across from Red Robin and Bar Louie, in the parking lot of Brunswick Square Mall is about 80 percent complete. 

The “target date” for the fast chargers to go live is sometime in early March, said Ron Lichtenberger, general manager of the mall, which is owned and managed by Washington Prime Group.

Lichtenberger said Washington Prime was “taking advantage of alternate uses” to benefit both the “large (mall) property” and local community.

“Tesla does very well with car sales for this demographic area, so there’s been a need for it,” Lichtenberger said, citing the broad “market” for EV’s in New Jersey, and “other locations throughout the country” where Washington Prime also leases to Tesla.  

The EV’s going in are the same as the four at Edison’s Menlo Park Mall (owned by Simon Property Group), behind Romano’s Macaroni Grill, he added.   

Completion of the outside work depends on winter weather conditions -- snow and freezing temperatures slow it down.

Asked how much revenue would be generated from the lease with Tesla, Lichtenberger declined to comment: “We don’t (offer) specifics like that.”





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WEST ORANGE, NJ - John Mitrano is the President and Founder of Techdesigno, a digital design firm, where he teaches business owners how to build and edit their own websites, integrate time-saving technologies and enhance their online presence. Mitrano is an Adjunct Professor at Essex County College and teaches courses in the Computer Sciences & Humanity Arts Departments.  Professor Mitrano has been teaching college courses in web design for over 10 years. He stresses to his students that "Art is all around us, including on the Internet through web sites," states Mitrano. "Recognizing the part that aesthetics plays in the every day, makes for a richer experience." He believes that online is where science and the humanity arts crisscross and are intertwined. Aesthetics and beauty is just as important to keep in mind as functionality and user-interactivity when designing websites."

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SOUTH RIVER, N.J.-- Imagine this scenario: A life-threatening emergency strikes…and…You Are Prepared!

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As a single father raising 3 children, he has performed CPR on his own child.  Again, imagine the scenario: your child (or someone else’s) is in medical distress…and You Are Prepared!

Hank van de Beek travels throughout Middlesex, Union, and Monmouth counties providing lifesaving certification courses to medical personnel and the general public at hospitals, camps, schools, restaurants, rehabs, and more. Literally anywhere.

At the helm of Saving a Life Teaching, LLC, Hank expertly teaches students of all ages and offers more than a dozen Certification Programs. Whether you need first time training, renewal certification, or advanced courses, Hank tailors the education to classes large and small. He is mobile and provides training at his facility, or yours.

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HOWELL, N.J. -- Kyle Rizzo, the owner of Coastal Lawn and Landscape & Snow and Ice Management Solutions, expresses the focus of his business lies in providing his clients with quality service and moral grounding while maintaining customer relations. Mr. Rizzo started his business “down the shore” in 2012, after an impressive career working as a foreman for a large excavating company. Kyle chose at one point to start his own business which began with his initial purchase of one pickup truck and one lawn mower! His previous work as a foreman allowed him to work alongside with large companies such as Toll Brothers, k .Hovnanian, Ryan homes on various projects that trained him in areas such as excavation, designing and building retaining walls, installing pavers and hardscaping projects. Mr. Rizzo participated in the Garden State Parkway road widening project as well as some other large projects such as the planting and seeding at Edison’s Reclamation Center. Another large project at the early stages of Mr. Rizzo’s business was to create a 3000 square foot residential patio just in time for his client’s son’s wedding.

At this point, Kyle’s business is now composed of multiple meticulously maintained new trucks as well as new state of the art equipment. Mr. Rizzo’s business is fully insured and licensed with such certifications as New Jersey Home Improvement Contractors License, New Jersey Commercial Pesticide Applicator License, and membership in the Accredited Snow Contractors Association.


Coastal Lawn and Landscape & Snow and Ice Management Solutions has contracts with senior citizen retirement communities, large apartment complexes to small bank properties as well as household named business such as Target in locations that cover Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties and further. Mr. Rizzo stresses in his interview with the www.njnewsjersey.com reporter that his company provides “above than just normal” services which means “doing a little extra than most even if it costs me”

Some but not all of Mr. Rizzo’s services include brick pavers, driveways, patios and full maintenance of residential and commercial properties, property management, irrigation management and full contracting jobs which may include pool installations, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, and essentially whatever the customer wants. “We work with our customers and we are their ‘eyes’, giving our clients our honest opinion.”

Mr. Rizzo’s contracts with clients to include fertilizing, irrigation, maintenance and hard- scaping whether commercial or residential. When it comes to lawn servicing, Mr. Rizzo’s employees attend to clients on a weekly schedule, whether the grass needs cutting or not, caring for the whole property takes place as there is always something to be done in your yard! Those who work for Mr. Rizzo are always respectful and professionally dressed and trained to properly care for your yard.

Coastal Lawn and Landscapes employees have adapted the slogan for his business “The Coastal Way”! Coastal Lawn and Landscape LLC is located at 340 Ramtown Greenville Road in Howell, NJ 07731. Give a call 732-840-3186 and speak to a team member regarding your vision for a project and or maintenance of your residential and or commercial property. No job is too small or too challenging and will be met with meticulous professionalism.








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