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Kevin Johnson Proposes Town Center in Bordentown Township

January 25, 2021

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Bordentown Township Committee heard a proposal by local developer Kevin Johnson to build a Town Center on Route 130 during its meeting on Monday night—but did not render a decision on the project.

Johnson, the owner and developer of Team85 Fitness and Wellness, is also the owner and developer of Team Campus Phase II, LLC, which owns the commercial ...

Singleton Pushing PPP Loan Forgiveness for Small Businesses

TRENTON, NJ -- Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) is pushing forward with legislation to help protect small businesses from additional taxes on their federal PPP loans.  The bill that would ensure forgiven loans are not subject to the New Jersey gross income tax was unanimously passed by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

“Our small businesses ...

Area Business Grad Student Creates 'Loop Light' to Brighten Photos

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- With a camera in almost everyone's hands, photos can be snapped at any moment to capture memories. Being part of the generation that has grown up with social media, graduate business school students Ashwin Reddy and Sri Nalla created Loop Light to brighten them up.

Reddy, 22, of Robbinsville, and Nalla, 21, who lives in Colorado, met as students at the Kelley ...

Murphy Signs Economic Recovery Act into Law at Hamilton's Carella's Chocolates and Gifts

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

Murphy Signs Legislation to Reduce UI Payroll Tax; Business Groups Praise Measure

TRENTON, NJ – To continue supporting our small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy on Monday signed legislation to reduce businesses' unemployment insurance (UI) contribution rate for a period of time. 

“COVID-19 continues to pose economic challenges to businesses across the state,” said Governor Murphy.

NJ Minimum Wage to Rise to $12/Hour for Most Employees on Jan. 1

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 for employees of small employers or seasonal businesses, whose wages will rise to $11.10, while employees who work on a farm for an hourly or piece-rate wage will see their minimum ...

Stimulus Bill Provides a Shot in the Arm for NJ Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC-- President Trump on Sunday signed into law a $900 billion stimulus package that offers a desperately needed lifeline for struggling small businesses.The passage of this Economic Stimulus bill is a shot in the arm for small business owners who have suffered disproportionately during the COVID-19 pandemic. It renews the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that helped millions of ...

Amazon's Robbinsville Location Temporarily Closed by COVID

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Part of the Amazon fulfillment center based in Robbinsville will be closed temporarily after several workers tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus).  Following recent routine testing of employees, several in the sorting center, known as PNE 5, not the main warehouse (EWR 4) were shown to be positive according to a source. The number of COVID ...

Singleton Seeks to Make Marijuana Dispensary Ownership More Accessible to Minorities, Women and Disabled

TRENTON, NJ -- In an effort to make minority ownership of medical cannabis dispensaries more accessible, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday advanced legislation sponsored by State Senator Troy Singleton to remove certain restrictions on ownership.

Current law provides that, subject to certain exceptions, no entity may hold more than one medical cannabis cultivator, manufacturer or ...

Rep. Kim Introduces Bipartisan "Save Jobs During the Pandemic Act"

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03), along with Congressman Peter King (NY-02) and Congressman Thomas Suozzi (NY-03) introduced the Save Jobs During the Pandemic Act, a bipartisan bill that would provide temporary relief to taxpayers who face a BEAT (base erosion and anti-abuse tax) liability for taxable year 2020 due to the pandemic’s economic impact, ...


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NJ Transit Gets Federal Grant to Use A.I. to Study Crowds, Mask Wearing on RiverLINE

January 23, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT is the recipient of a federal grant that will use artificial intelligence and video analytics to study customer flow on the River LINE light rail system in response to COVID-19. The pilot program will provide  data that allows for better crowd management, as well as faster incident response and needs-based operational changes.

The $600,000 grant was ...

Mercer County Congresswoman Watson Coleman Tests Positive for COVID After Capitol Riots

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) received a positive rapid antigen test result for COVID-19 on Monday, according to a press release from her office. She believes she was exposed during protective isolation in the U.S. Capitol building as a result of insurrectionist riots on January 6. As reported by multiple news outlets, a number of ...

RCBC Facebook Town Hall to Discuss Paying for College

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ  – For many students, the terms “college” and “financial aid” go hand-in-hand. And for some, these terms provide a necessary means to achieving an otherwise insurmountable goal -- earning a degree. 

If you’d like to learn more about:

The types of financial aid available to you,

How to apply for financial ...

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Register Now for Free Virtual Panel Discussion Featuring Distinguished COVID-19 Experts, January 14

January 10, 2021

TAPinto will host a panel discussion featuring distinguished COVID-19 experts on January 14, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. This virtual gathering is free for attendees, but registration is required. 

The panel, presented by Atlantic Health System and moderated by Communications Consultant Bruno Tedeschi, will feature Dr. Michelle Cholankeril, Division Chief of ...

Foods That Make You Feel Good When You’re Craving New Jersey Classics

January 23, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Disco fries, deep-fried Italian hot dogs, cheesy breakfast sandwiches — New Jersey restaurants are home to foods we crave, even if they’re not the best choices for our bodies on a daily basis.

We wondered, when it comes nutrition, can you have your cheesecake and eat it, too?

Michele Smith, licensed mental health counselor, certified intuitive eating counselor ...