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New Jersey EDA Opens New Round of Coronavirus Aid for Struggling Businesses

April 20, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has opened preregistration to distribute another $85 million in coronavirus-related aid to a targeted group of small and medium-sized businesses.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program — now in its fourth phase — is offering grants of up to $20,000 to the “most adversely ...

New $25 Million Relief Package to Help NJ Firms with Up to Five Employees

TRENTON, NJ — Micro-businesses with up to five employees will benefit from legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy that provides $25 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid.

The bill, S-3523, is part of a five-bill, $100 million relief effort aimed at helping the state’s economy recover from the yearlong pandemic. The relief aid will be administered by ...

Survey Says: New Jersey Carries Seventh Highest Tax Burden in Country

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked seventh among all states with an overall tax burden of 9.98%, according to a new report by WalletHub.

What accounts for New Jersey's top 10 ranking? Property taxes.

"New Jersey has the third highest property tax. Plus, the state's individual income tax burden is above average, at almost 2.5%," said Jill Gonzalez, an ...

Push On For Tax Credits For Hiring Unemployed, More Help With Unemployment Claims

Lawmakers agreed to bills they say will help jobless workers, boost aid to struggling businesses, nonprofits. 

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State lawmakers want to offer New Jersey’s ...

Filing Deadline of Federal, State Taxes Moved from April 15 to May 17

The federal income and state tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year has been automatically extended from April 15 to May 17. 

On the federal level, individual taxpayers can also postpone federal income tax payments for the 2020 tax year due on April 15 to May 17 without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This postponement applies to ...

New Jersey’s Fishing Industry Found Lifeline in Coronavirus Relief Aid

First two aid packages to send over $20 million to many of the state’s most vulnerable fishing-related businesses.

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On Monday, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone stood ...

What The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Done To New Jersey’s Economy

With workers and businesses slammed, calls for more government aid to ‘supercharge’ the economy.

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A year after the first cases of the coronavirus ...

Murphy's $200 Million Plan to Support Small Business: What's in It?

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy's fiscal year 2022 budget includes $200 million to support New Jersey’s small businesses — the backbone of the state's economy.

Hit hard by the COVID pandemic, small businesses have been forced to adapt to a vastly changed economy. The governor's budget allocates almost $150 million in funding to ...


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Neptune Township Senior Center to Host 'Drive-By' Food Drive on May 26

May 12, 2021

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Neptune Township Senior Center, 1607 Corlies Avenue, will host a drive-by food drive in support of Fulfill on Wednesday, May 26.

Fulfill, located in Neptune Township, serves to fight food insecurity in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Its services go beyond providing food to the hungry and are aimed at providing a more comprehensive approach to providing the ...

VIDEO: Protesters Unable to Save Suspended School Nurse’s Job

May 11, 2021

STAFFORD, NJ — Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed session last night.

“I am still suspended without pay,” shared Pein. “I am a ...

Sunnyside Manor During National Nurses Week

May 3, 2021

Every year, National Nurses Week (May 6-May 12, 2021) is celebrated to honor the men and women nurses (registered nurses, nurse practitioners, LPNs, and others) across the country that have devoted their lives to the betterment of the lives of others.

Sunnyside Manor in Wall Township’s Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Joanna Jacobs joined the staff in October of 1984 at just 18 years ...

Over the next decade, what should our concerns be regarding population growth in New Jersey? 

The 2020 census is finally out! And the good news for New Jersey: Unlike our neighbor to the east, the garden state will not be losing any congressional representation. We’ve still got an even dozen reps for the next decade! And we’ve reached 9 million people for the very first time. With all the hullabaloo and hoopla over people leaving the state, we’ve managed to keep a good ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 12, 2021

NEWARK – It is a grand and interesting experiment. If you hand a low-income family $500 a month, with no strings attached, will it change lives? That’s the big question in Newark, where city officials are following Paterson to launch a two-year money give-away. Funded through private donations and charity, the city is planning to issue $500 checks each month to 400 households. This ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...