Business & Finance

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again.  “Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- The sixth Union Catholic Business Networking Luncheon is set to be held virtually on Thursday, April 29 at 11 a.m. The event, which features a focus group of business professionals and will be moderated by WCBS Newsradio 880 Business Reporter Joe Connolly, is open to the ...

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NEW JERSEY - While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing. Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto ...

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NEWARK, NJ — When Judy Rodriguez was a sophomore at Elizabeth High School, her history teacher gave her a key piece of information that would empower her, then one day power New Jersey. "She gave us an aptitude test, and the result for me was that I would be good at the STEM (science, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Signs of spring are slowly popping up throughout New Jersey which means the hot and humid days of summer – and the non-stop running of home and office cooling systems – are just around the corner.  According to Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling, spring is ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Michael Sweigart, a Manahawkin inventor and businessman will be featured on ABC's Shark Tank this Friday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET for his "Furzapper" product.   "FurZapper was originally (and accidentally) created for my own use, to solve the issue of pet hair all over my family's ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic High School will host its 6th annual Business Networking Luncheon virtually on Thursday, April 29. The program will feature a focus group of business professionals moderated by Joe Connolly, WCBS Newsradio 880 Business Reporter.   “UCBNL offers area businesses ...

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CLARK, NJ – L’Oreal has gained approval from the Clark Planning Board to build a Research and Development center in town.   According to a release from Mayor Salvatore Bonaccorso, the building will be approximately 100K square feet and is designed to encase the current location closest to Central ...

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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. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation. What accounts for New Jersey's ...

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Do you want to be your own boss?  Do you want to create financial independence while leaving a lasting legacy?  Are you a community leader?   If so, owning a local digital marketing business with TAPinto may be a good fit for you.  It's an affordable business opportunity with a low entry cost ...

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CAMDEN - Supermarket employees have always been frontline heroes during all periods of crisis. In the face of natural disasters, and now even global pandemics, supermarket employees keep communities nourished and supplied. That is why the New Jersey Food Council (NJFC) is joining the Food ...

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RARITAN VALLEY, NJ -- The Raritan Valley Line Mayors’ Alliance is cheering the news from Washington about the long-delayed Gateway Hudson River tunnel project. The Biden Administration has reversed a policy by former President Trump that did not allow either New York or New Jersey to use loans ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today 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 help ...

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Raising Indoor Capacity Limits from 25% to 35% for Certain Businesses Executive Order Also Ends Statewide 10 p.m. Curfew for In-Person Indoor Restaurant Service, and Adjusts Gathering Limits for Religious and Political Activities, Wedding Ceremonies, ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The COVID pandemic has taken its toll on many small businesses, but the news that the iconic Florence Ravioli in downtown Scotch Plains is closing hurts. The business, which dates back to 1943, has been a part of the fabric of Scotch Plains since 1968. Florence Ravioli ...

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GARWOOD, NJ — Dozens of people are disgruntled over billing issues stemming from their attempts to cancel memberships Crunch Fitness’ South Avenue location. Among them is Kate Castellone, who had moved out of nearby Westfield over the summer and so was no longer using the gym. Castellone, 63, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The newly issued guidelines on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lending overseen by the SBA and the U.S. Treasury Department will better target New Jersey's small businesses, especially those owned by minorities or located in low income areas. The Economic Aid Act makes it ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging throughout New Jersey, HVAC professionals are constantly looking at ways to help reduce the spread of the virus indoors.  According to Mike Iarrapino, founder and owner of Edison Heating and Cooling, boosting fresh air, regulating ...

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CLARK, NJ – TAPinto Clark entered the exclusive “One Million Page Views Club” for 2020 thanks to our readers, sponsors, and advertisers.    TAPinto delivers high-quality, hyperlocal objective news to our readers.   We also work with our local and regional businesses to build brand awareness in ...

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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, which makes $11.10, while employees ...

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Rick Thigpen has been with PSEG since 2007, rising through the ranks to his present position of senior vice president and head of Corporate Citizenship in 2018. In a conversation with TAPinto, Thigpen notes how his professional and personal background in politics as district director for the late ...

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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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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — The East Broad Street store for the popular jewelry company Alex and Ani is now shuttered. On Thursday, lettering atop the storefront at 200 East Broad St. that once stated “Alex and Ani” had been removed and employees were clearing out the storefront. One employee, who ...

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EDISON, NJ – Edison Heating and Cooling, a residential, commercial and industrial HVAC company, offers a variety of air purification technology systems, including those that work to refresh stale air while reducing the likelihoods of health issues caused by indoor pollutants.  "Whether you're a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Residents of Raritan Road and Black Birch Road in Scotch Plains have received letters from Capitol Seniors Housing, announcing that the Washington, DC-based developer and provider of assisted living and memory care communities, is proposing to build an 86-unit, three-story, 35 ...

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NEW JERSEY – With Black Friday’s arrival and Cyber Monday not far behind, 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 ...

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ROCHELLE PARK, NJ -- ZRG, the fastest growing executive search firm, announced today that global industry leader John Weisel has joined the firm to be the Global Leader of its Professional and Technology Services Practice. Weisel’s introduction adds professional services expertise at an ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in South Plainfield. Puleo International, a fourth-generation family-owned manufacturer and distributor of unique handcrafted holiday décor items located on Kennedy Road, will open its doors to the public for their 16th Annual ...

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