Business & Finance Top Stories

May 5, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Hamilton) is looking to help small businesses recover many of the jobs that were lost last year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic by creating a New Jobs for New Jersey tax credit program. The legislation would incentivize small, private-sector businesses ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – You’ll soon have another place to get a Big Gulp drink in Coral Springs. The City Commission approved Wednesday a new 7-Eleven store on the southwest corner of University Drive and Wiles Road. It will be the sixth 7-Eleven store in the city. Despite objection from a ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Alec Grabowski has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center. He replaces Tim O’Brien, who was promoted to chief executive officer in August 2020. Grabowski comes to Mountainside Medical Center with over a decade of healthcare ...

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LBI REGION, NJ — Mother’s Day is coming up fast, get by with a little help from your favorite restaurant, spa, shop, or service. Plan to treat Mom for a well-deserved day in the LBI Region. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members are looking forward to assisting with your plans for ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council's May 4 meeting was expected to be long, due to controversial decisions made for the 2021 municipal budget that would attract dozens of residents to the public comment part, and it was.  Concerns from councilors over items up for a vote made the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Alec Grabowski has been named chief operating officer (COO) for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center.  He replaces Tim O’Brien, who was promoted to chief executive officer in August 2020. Grabowski comes to Mountainside Medical Center with over a decade of healthcare ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Alec Grabowski has been named chief operating officer (COO) for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center.  He replaces Tim O’Brien, who was promoted to chief executive officer in August 2020. Grabowski comes to Mountainside Medical Center with over a decade of healthcare ...

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Jersey City, NJ - As Jersey City’s business districts prepare for post pandemic recovery, it’s become more important than ever before to focus on the most critical issues that impact small businesses and property owners in our commercial centers, advocates say. For Journal Square, those important ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris School District is looking for bus drivers. Anyone interested is encouraged to call the Transportation Department at the Morris School District at 973-292-2066. Class B with P,S, and Air Brake endorsement is required. Pay is $30 per hour plus family ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris School District is looking for bus drivers. Anyone interested is encouraged to call the Transportation Department at the Morris School District at 973-292-2066. Class B with P,S, and Air Brake endorsement is required. Pay is $30 per hour plus family ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — The Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday evening, May 4 on the introduction to Ordinance No. 3473 prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis businesses within the township. On Feb. 22, 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law the use of ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MCERAP) will begin accepting applications for financial aid from renter households that are behind on rent and/or utility payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Renter households in need of assistance may submit ...

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WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month. Now is a good time to create or review emergency preparedness plans for surviving natural disasters. In the last year, the Federal ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Business owners in Newark are hopeful for a turnaround in the coming weeks when they can return to full capacity for the first time in over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began.  With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Community support has given Akwaaba Gallery owner Laura Bonas-Palmer an injection of hope after the COVID-19 pandemic nearly shuttered her business just three months ago.  When the pandemic forced Bonas-Palmer to close the doors of her West Ward art gallery in March 2020, a ...

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NEW JERSEY -  Restaurants can now apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Applications began being accepted yesterday and will continue until all funds are exhausted, said officials. Register to start an application HERE For help with an ...

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NEW JERSEY -  Restaurants can now apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Applications began being accepted yesterday and will continue until all funds are exhausted, said officials. Register to start an application HERE For help with an ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ – An expansive project to make gas delivery to local homes in Sayreville safer and cleaner is set to begin May 3, 2021, according to PSE&G officials. The project, expected to continue into the Fall, is part of the second phase of PSE&G’s Gas System Modernization Program ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Board of Commissiners of the Township of Nutley are scheduled to introduce an ordinance at the May 4, 2021 open public meeting prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis businesses in the township. Shortly after the agenda item was made public, the community responded.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – One of the worst-kept secrets in Westchester was confirmed last week when plans submitted to Yorktown’s Building Department revealed that Trader Joe’s is indeed the mysterious “specialty grocer” coming to the Lowe’s shopping center on Route 202 near the Taconic State ...

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HAMILTON, NJ — An entrepreneur with a passion for woodworking that began at an early age who eventually grew a business recently set down roots for the company in the Studio Park center in Hamilton Township.  Ridder's Custom Woodwork, launched by Phil Ridder, specializes in handcrafted custom ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - TAPinto's Business Spotlight features local businesses and their owners who are vested in the community at large. These featured businesses make it possible for TAPinto Franklin/Somerset to provide free daily news to its readers, by sponsoring our site. Follow this series ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- An entrepreneur with a passion for woodworking that began at an early age that grew into a business recently set down roots for the company in the Studio Park center in Hamilton Township.  Ridder Custom Woodwork, launched by Phil Ridder, specializes in handcrafted custom ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Mountainside Medical Center has announced today its acquisition of Immedicenter offices in Bloomfield and Clifton. The offices will be renamed Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Immedicenter. Serving the community for over 35 years, Immedicenter provides patients with immediate ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Nutley will introduce an ordinance at the Tues. May 4, 2021 open public meeting to prohibit cannabis based businesses from operating in the community. A separate agenda item states that the township “acknowledges and accepts the Plan of ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MCERAP) will begin accepting applications for financial aid from renter households that are behind on rent and/or utility payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Renter households in need of assistance may submit ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A Barnes & Noble store is planning to open in The Walk in Coral Springs by Thanksgiving, ending months of speculation on whether the store would return to its old location, The Walk’s owners announced Saturday. The book store chain signed Friday a leased with Amera ...

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LBI REGION, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce continues to bring customized programming to the LBI Region business community. With the many changes surrounding new sectors of industry, the 107-year organization strives to bring trusted resources to help with sustainable strategies.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The 2021 municipal budget of $41,906,425 approved by the Bernards Township Committee last week will raise this year's property tax bill by $59.74 on an average township home, assessed at $620,895 for 2021.  The $21 million portion of the budget to be funded by taxpayers this ...

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