Business & Finance

May 31, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — The township has contracted with Somerset County Transportation to offer qualified Bedminster residents free transportation to Chester Springs Shopping Mall every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents age 60 and over, as well as residents with disabilities that prevent them ...

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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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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Moody’s Investor Services has awarded Bernardsville its highest credit rating of Aaa. The rating is associated with an upcoming general obligation bond sale for an amount of $5.103 million, the proceeds of which will fund the consolidation of preexisting short term bond ...

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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 _ 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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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was rated the worst state to retire, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual ranking of 2021’s Best States to Retire. What's the biggest reason for New Jersey's last place ranking? "The biggest reason New Jersey finished last is affordability. It has ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed Executive Order No. 219, increasing indoor capacity limits from 25% to 35% for food and beverage establishments, and entertainment and recreational businesses, effective Friday, Feb. 5, at 8 a.m. The governor also lifted the 10 p.m. curfew for in-person ...

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BERNARDSVILLE/BEDMINSTER, NJ - TAPinto is pleased to announce the renaming of our Somerset Hills news site to TAPinto Bernardsville & Bedminster. TAPinto originally launched the Somerset Hills site in 2015 as the daily resource for hyperlocal news.  "We have seen a year in local news like no ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville location of the Kings Food Markets will be permanently closing on or before Jan. 23, said Kim Yorio, spokeswoman for Kings. Liquidation sales began Thursday of this week.  Items are currently 50% off their original price with the exception of milk, ...

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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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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 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 families that ...

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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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JERSEY CITY, NJ - With the hospitality industry facing unprecedented hardship in the current economic environment, many restaurants are pleading for new revenue streams just to make their businesses sustainable. With municipalities across New Jersey at risk of seeing their downtowns downtrodden by ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Borough Council last week introduced an ordinance permitting “OPEN” signs in the downtown business district. Window signs would be allowed only in ground-floor windows, and the law specifies that the content of window signs in the downtown districts be ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Verizon has chosen three businesses, including Bernardsville’s Pretty Pink Rooster, as one of three small businesses featured in its new web series “Comeback Coach." The purpose of this series is to match up-and-coming small business owners with successful business coaches ...

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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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BRIDGEWATER, NJ --The Somerset Patriots use the same mix of grass seed and nutrients at TD Bank Ballpark as do the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, which had something to do with Monday's formal announcement of a 10-year partnership with the legendary Major League franchise and the Patriots, ...

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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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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Lei Lei, a local online boutique owned by Maria Murphy of Basking Ridge, offers all handmade products that meet the principles of fair trade.  The local online boutique offers a safe opportunity for shoppers to give back while shopping this holiday season.  “We carry ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Pet Valu, a specialty pet food and supplies retailer, has announced it will shutter all 358 of its U.S. stores, including a location in Bernardsville. Jamie Gould, Pet Valu’s recently appointed chief restructuring officer, said in a news release that the company’s stores ...

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NEW JERSEY — Bar and restaurant owners across New Jersey will be able to toast this week to the latest expansion on liquor license permits - initially triggered to help businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic while serving outdoors.  “For many of our residents having the ability to serve ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — A lottery ticket worth more than $387,000 was sold at a service station in Basking Ridge. Two tickets matched all five numbers drawn splitting the $775,198 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Sunday, Sept. 13 drawing. One of those tickets was purchased from the Basking Ridge Exxon ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Marking the milestone of six months since the confirmation of the first coronavirus case in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy kicked off the holiday weekend by signing an Executive Order Friday to allow for the resumption of indoor dining, albeit at 25 percent capacity. The order also ...

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TRENTON, NJ — After a review of fuel consumption statistics, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury announced on Friday that lower fuel consumption trends, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, will result in a gas tax increase of 9.3 cents per gallon in October. The Treasury Department says that ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights recently received the Four Diamond rating by AAA. Just 6.5 percent of the nearly 27,000 AAA Diamond hotels make the Four Diamond list.  "The AAA Four-Diamond award is a tribute to our dedicated, service-oriented team at Embassy ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ — The parent company of Kings Food Markets and Balducci's Food Lover's Market, KB US Holdings, Inc., announced it has filed for Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The filing follows a buyout offer from New York investment firm ...

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