Business & Finance

April 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey ranks as the state with the seventh highest 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 is the highest taxed state in the nation. What accounts for New Jersey's top ...

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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-19 pandemic, small businesses have been forced to adapt to a vastly changed economy. The governor's budget ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Denville Township has many leaders doing what is best for the community. This includes township resident Ellen Sandman as the new executive director of the Downtown Denville Business Improvement District (BID), a nonprofit organization that promotes the township businesses of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – To aid small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy and State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announced on Tue Feb 9 that New Jersey will follow the federal government’s lead in allowing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to be tax-exempt at the state ...

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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 Fri Feb 5 at 8 a.m. The governor also lifted the 10 p.m. curfew for in-person indoor ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- More Americans think that jobs, careers and employment opportunities after the pandemic will be harder to obtain for the next generation than they were following the 2008 Great Recession, according to a new Rutgers report. The report, published by the Heldrich Center for ...

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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 Jan 1, per the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Increases are less if you are a small employer or operate a seasonal business, which increases to $11.10, while employees ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has launched a new program called Sustain and Serve New Jersey that enables struggling New Jersey restaurants to prepare meals for nonprofit organizations to be distributed to needy residents. Sustain and Serve New Jersey is ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, chaired by Marco Rubio (R-FL), held a hearing on Thur Dec 10 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 ...

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DENVILLE, 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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DENVILLE, NJ -- In these trying times, it does not seem likely new businesses would pop up as often. Yet, during the last week of September, a new place for sweets, Vikingos Cake Shoppe & Bakery, came to the downtown area of Denville Township. Located at 34 First Avenue, Vikingos Cake Shoppe ...

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NEW JERSEY — Just like most things about 2020, Black Friday looks very different. Gone are the marathon shopping hours starting on Thanksgiving and running into Black Friday. Many large retailers like Macy's, J.C. Penney, Best Buy and Target were actually closed today for Thanksgiving, but are ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Downtown Denville Business Improvement District (BID) announced that it will be dispersing nearly $45,000 among businesses that applied to receive support from the Downtown Denville Relief Fund. Downtown Denville BID anticipates that qualifying applicants will receive funds within ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Atlantic Health System hospitals have established visitor restrictions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their patients, visitors, support persons and health care professionals. Atlantic Health hospitals include Chilton, Hackettstown, Newton, Overlook and Morristown Medical ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Starting the week of Nov 9, Morristown Medical Center’s Sameth Emergency Department parking lot and adjoining driveway on Franklin Street will be closed through the end of December. The closure is due to the installation of a new HVAC system on the roof of its Kahn building, ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The Downtown Denville Business Improvement District (BID) held its eighth annual Pink Witches Night Out event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Oct. 22. Like many Downtown Denville BID events, Pink Witches Night Out showcased local businesses in and around the Broadway area. St.

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- Small businesses in the county will share in the $15.3 million in Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Emergency Security (CARES) Act funding the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), announced the Morris County Freeholders. The additional money has been made available ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The rate of daily positivity and the numbers of New Jersey residents in hospital ICUs and ventilators continues to trend downward, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who released the latest figures at his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Wed., Aug. 19. Murphy said that the daily ...

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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, Victoria Caruso of TAPinto South Plainfield earned ...

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NEW JERSEY — Jewish homes across New Jersey have been opening their mailboxes each week for generations and receiving news of interest about the Jewish world around them in the New Jersey Jewish News (NJJN): from the hyper local — such as start times for holiday services at different synagogues and ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – April Scelsa’s story mirrors those of thousands of small business owners whose nail salons, coffee houses and nutrition supplement boutiques wouldn’t have been able to re-open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic without a little help. Scelsa used money she got from the ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis and social unrest, the businesses in Denville persevere, especially the ones in the downtown area. Denville resident Gene FitzPatrick, who serves as chair of the Downtown Denville Business Improvement District (BID), a nonprofit ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Treasury Department, last week released detailed loan-level data regarding the 4.9 million small business loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Overall, PPP made $521 billion in forgivable loans to businesses ...

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The New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists (NJ-SPJ) has recognized three TAPinto publishers for their reporting as a part of their annual NJ-SPJ Signature Awards.     "I am proud that NJ-SPJ has recognized our publishers for providing objective, independent, truly local ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - Nearly three months after New Jersey went into near lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the state has shifted into Stage 2 of Governor Phil Murphy’s multi-phase reopening plan. Hair salons reopened June 22 with certain restrictions as the state continues its path to ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Elective surgeries and limited retail shopping have already returned statewide. But Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday, June 19, that in three days New Jersey’s nine million residents will face their biggest test yet toward safely congregating indoors.   “Salons and barbershops are going ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his daily COVID-19 press conference Thur., June 18, that indoor portions of retail shopping malls may reopen on Mon., June 29. It will not be business as usual, however. He is requiring masks to be worn, and all stores will be limited to 50 ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Denville Township Council unanimously approved the annual budget of the Downtown Denville Business Improvement District (BID) on June 9. Downtown Denville BID is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to promote the local stores and shops in the township’s downtown, ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- With the COVID-19 pandemic closing nearly all businesses, some are planning relaunches. On June 22, one of Denville’s downtown businesses, myCBD Organics, will be relaunching its establishment, returning to normal store hours. With locations as far as Georgia, myCBD Organics is a ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Seeking to give a boost to small businesses especially hard hit by the economic fallout from the coronavirus, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) has announced that applications for the expanded Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program will become available at ...

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