Business & Finance

July 24, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With some restrictions from the COVID-19 era still encouraged, and the pandemic still not snuffed out, the Bernards Township Committee is set to again extend special zoning relief to local businesses, which have been primarily restaurants. The Bernards Township Committee ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The third quarter property tax bills that normally would be due on August 1 are being mailed out late this year, and the due date will also be pushed to a later time, the township has announced. The township has been waiting for the state to certify the local tax rate, the ...

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As per their missions, the Bernards Township Utility Task Force and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee have prepared and submitted reports to the Township Committee six months after both advisory groups began meeting. The Township Committee will review the Utility Task Force report and then ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Residents who want to let the Bernards Township Utility Advisory Task Force know what they think of their internet service _ and whether it has improved since supposed upgrades by the local cable company _ have until June 12 to complete an online survey seeking their ...

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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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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee is set to take a final vote Tuesday night on a proposed $41,906,425 budget to cover municipal operations for 2021 that will raise property taxes by a little less than $60 on an average township home. A public hearing on the budget will also be ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Before its members ultimately voted in favor of an ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the borough’s boundaries, the Bernardsville Borough Council Monday night heard presentations from four Basking Ridge teens on the issue. Paige ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the seventh highest state with the overall tax burden with a 9.98% overall state tax according to personal finance website WalletHub’s  2021 Tax Burden by State report. New York was the highest taxed state in the nation. What accounts for New Jersey's top ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee agenda includes a presentation on a proposed $41,906,425 budget to cover municipal operations for 2021.  That is a decrease from a total $42 million in municipal budget appropriations for 2020.  However, the portion of this year's ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Veneto Italian Ristorante was open during Hurricane Sandy, handing out free pizza to the community, has for years delivered loads of lunchtime pizzas to the Lyons Veterans Administration, and has been the scene of many parties and casual get-togethers for countless local ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15 to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Planning Board on Tuesday endorsed a proposed zoning change to lift a cap that now limits the amount of retail space at the Hills Highlands shopping center at 75 percent, with the remaining 25 percent currently set aside for office space.  Following the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A group of devoted volunteers, working with the local Independence for Veterans nonprofit organization, recently delivered more than $45,000 worth of food along with new winter clothing and other necessities to fill the pantries and closets of homeless veterans in transitional ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A revision in township regulations that places a limit on the amount of retail tenants that can occupy the Hills Highlands shopping center off Allen Road is set for a vote at Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee meeting. Township Planner David Schley told the Township ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The owners of the Hills Highlands Village Center are asking the Township Committee to relax some restrictions that limit retail and child care occupancies to no more than 75 percent of the shopping center on Allen Road in the midst of the township's massive Hills ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township senior citizens who qualify financially would receive meals at home prepared by local restaurants if the township is successful in obtaining $80,000 in anticipated COVID-19 assistance funds. The program would help both senior citizens and local businesses, ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Governor Phil Murphy signed the landmark New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020 into law on Thursday at Hamilton's Carella's Chocolate's and Gifts, a local family business for more than 80 years. The law provides economic support for small businesses, while propelling New ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Things can fall into place -- and you can start living your dream -- just ask Christine Kohl, who recently opened The Tile Lady Designs by Christine located behind Berkeley Car Wash at 620 Springfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights. Christine Kohl -- known as "Christine the Tile ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Outdoor dining tents and other special use permits for local businesses can remain in place throughout 2021, after the Bernards Township Committee's vote to again extend relief from some regulations for local business struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Most notably, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee is set to vote this week on a second extension of special use permits to allow outdoor dining to continue at six township restaurants throughout 2021, until next Dec. 31. A public workshop at the Dec. 15 meting began with a report ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — A rally was held last Monday at the Shell Station on Stonehouse Road in Basking Ridge in support of long-time business owner, Eileen Nock, who is facing eviction on Dec. 30 from the location that she and her husband have operated for 30 years.   Both Nock and the property ...

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NEW JERSEY -- A new program called Sustain and Serve NJ has been launched by the NJEDA that enables struggling New Jersey restaurants to prepare meals that would be distributed to nonprofit organizations to feed for needy residents. Sustain and Serve NJ is a COVID-19 relief effort that helps ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- During the 100 years since its founding, The Liberty Group and the United States have faced tough times -- a market crash, the Great Depression, five-plus wars, an oil crisis, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, HIV and Ebola.  “Whatever was happening to this country, Liberty went ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, chaired by Marco Rubio (R-FL), held a hearing on Thursday on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). A renewal of the program, which helped save millions of businesses across New Jersey and nationwide, would throw a lifeline ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — HCO Interiors celebrated the opening of its new Basking Ridge studio on Friday, Nov. 20 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Hillary Cohen founded the full-service interior design company, now located on South Finley Avenue, in 2015 after working in the industry for 10 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Even COVID-19 couldn't quench the holiday spirit in Basking Ridge in 2020, with the downtown area full of activity on Saturday morning as the Basking Ridge Fire Co. put up this year's holiday tree on the town green. A few hours later, residents were invited to join in a ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ An annual holiday tradition _ the set-up and the lighting of the Christmas tree in downtown Basking Ridge _ will go "virtual" this year at a ceremony planned for this Saturday, Nov. 28. As in previous years, the Basking Ridge Volunteer Fire Co. is planning to put up the tree ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The small businesses of Olcott Square in Bernardsville rallied together on Thursday night to host an evening holiday shopping and social event, "Bernardsville is Abuzz with Holiday Cheer." The owners of The Bagel Bin, Sari and David Mazen, organized the event with hopes of ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Bernards Township officials this week discussed whether the special relief from local zoning ordinances granted to local businesses, particularly restaurants, during COVID-19 restrictions should continue even after the pandemic eases, possibly up to three to five years into ...

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STERLING, NJ — TAPinto “Spotlight on Business” features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories. This edition features Mane ...

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