Business & Finance

May 8, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Not event a global health pandemic could stop Jersey City native, and currency Bayonne resident, Quiona McCollum from expanding her business, Childish Glow, a lifestyle brand ranging from skincare, home essentials, to music, to a storefront location. On Friday, April 30, McCollum ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - For the owners of iLounge, Nail and Spa their April 10 grand opening was more a huge personal event, celebrated first with public officials, and a short time later with a host of party favors in a ritual they hoped would bring the business good fortune. But the reason for opening ...

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NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy threw a $25 million lifeline to New Jersey micro businesses, those with five or fewer employees, when he put his signature to a five-bill, $100 million relief effort aimed at helping the state’s economy recover from the year-long pandemic, on Thursday.  The federal ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis and members of the Bayonne City Council are expected to help cut the ribbon at one of Bayonne’s newest businesses on April 10. Located at 449 Avenue C, Rebuild Physical Therapy & Wellness has been focusing on the treatment of spinal dysfunction and orthopedic ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy last week unveiled his Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, which included $200 million to support New Jersey’s small businesses, the backbone of New Jersey’s economy. Hit hard by the COVID pandemic, small businesses have been forced to adapt to a vastly changed economy. The ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Sandra Dear’s is one of the great small business success stories as Bayonne continues to undergo a renaissance marked largely by the construction of large scale residential communities.  Owner of the Little BoHo Bookshop, located between 4th and 5th streets on Broadway, Dear grew ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne took a giant step into the hip hop culture this week with the grand opening of NJ Hut retail store on Broadway. For owner Victor Marquez hip hop culture is about what people wear, as well as they listen to. Although hip hop is derived from a style of popular music of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that loans received through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will not be subject to state taxes and that all expenses paid through PPP funds will be tax-deductible. "This is another layer of protection our business owners need to ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - You would think that disinfecting ambulances is common sense. But for two entrepreneurs connected to the ambulance industry the question became one of life and death with COVID-19 bringing the issue to the forefront. “We’ve always wiped down an ambulance after every use,” said ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage will go up by $1 to $12 per hour, for most employees, on January 1, 2021, per the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Increases are less if you are a small employer or operate a seasonal business, to $11.10, while employees who work ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - In addition to a reintroduction of specially designated parking spaces for pick-up and take out service, Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Municipal Council have announced that effective Monday all municipal parking lots will be free for non-commercial vehicles for four hours. Intended to ...

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NEW JERSEY – With the holiday shopping season in full swing, New Jersey’s attorney general is warning consumers to be on the lookout for new scams and a slew of cyber attacks targeting shoppers. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs are expecting an uptick in ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - For more than an hour before the official opening of the Lidl supermarket in Bayonne on Wednesday, people lined up waiting to get in. Word had gone far and wide, drawing people to the new store on Route 440 so that when the doors finally swung open, anticipating customers were lined ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The City of Bayonne has mailed out $2.6 million in coronavirus relief funds to local businesses that applied and qualified for relief grants made available by Hudson County. Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that checks were sent to 173 Bayonne businesses and grant recipients can expect ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne will host its fourth Dine Out & Shop Out Event on Broadway Thursday, Mayor Jimmy Davis has announced.  Participating restaurants will set up tables, chairs, and tents on Broadway between 29thth Street to 32nd Street and serve guests from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Amazon’s new delivery station in Bayonne officially opened for business this week and welcomed associates inside the 188,000 square-foot building to celebrate its Day One of operation by offering what they say is highly competitive pay, benefits, and training programs for in-demand ...

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NEW JERSEY — Standing before a wall of kegs Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy spoke of $100 million in new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds that will go toward New Jersey businesses and residents hit the hardest by the global health crisis.  “We're ready to help ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Following the success of The Dine Out and Shop Out event on Broadway held on last month, city officials said they will be doing it again – not just once, but twice, uptown along Bayonne’s main business corridor. “We’re doing two over the next two weeks,” said event organizer, and ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - With local businesses charting their paths to a post COVID-19 recovery the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) is seeking input from business owners in relation to how the pandemic impacted them. "Small business is the backbone of any community, and that is especially true here in ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Restaurants and shops up and down Broadway, between 18th and 25th Streets will take to the street Thursday for the Dine Out and Shop Out Event on Broadway. The event will run from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. with participating restaurants setting up tables, chairs, and tents on the ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez announced last week that he has cosponsored the Restaurants Act, legislation that would provide $120 billion in federal relief for local food service, drinking establishments, and caterers that have suffered financial losses due to COVID-19.   Funding ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The 1,200-foot-long CMA CGM Brazil  passed under the Bayonne Bridge on Saturday heading to the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal. The huge vessel was the largest container ship ever to call on the bi-state port, or any other port on the U.S. East Coast. Although the Port ...

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TRENTON, NJ – As winter turned to spring and the coronavirus began taking hold in New Jersey, small business owners faced a variety of pressing questions. Were they considered essential services? Would the federal government provide financial aid to keep them afloat? When could customers safely ...

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TRENTON, NJ –  Despite reporting encouraging figures related to the continued spread of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy continued to insist that gyms and indoor dining facilities must remain closed. Murphy, during his Wednesday press briefing, again refused to provide a timeframe for the reopenings ...

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NEW JERSEY – Each year, the Garden State Journalists Association (GSJA) honors the best in print, online and broadcast journalism and, for 2020, TAPinto was recognized for excellence in reporting with six Memorial Journalism Awards. For 2020, Al Sullivan of TAPinto Bayonne and TAPinto Jersey ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Application are now being accepted Hudson County's program designed to provide grants to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline for applications is Friday, August 14.  Last week Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne would join the county’s ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Small business in Bayonne, Hoboken, and Jersey City are among those eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to assist with lease costs under the Small Business Lease - Emergency Assistance Grant Program (SBL-EAGP) announced by Governor Phil Murphy Thursday.  The program will ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - First Ward Councilman Neil Carroll III said he is visiting every business he can in his ward to make certain they are aware of the Hudson County Small Business Grant Program. “There is a checklist and I’m trying to make sure that all the business owners in my ward have it,” he ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Thanks to a vote of approval by the Bayonne City Council, local businesses throughout the City will be allowed to sell their wares on sidewalks in front of their establishments until September 5. The practice, which is being expanded to help merchants closed by COVID-19 to recover, ...

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