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Christie, Booker, and Baraka show strong support for Newark to be next Amazon HQ

October 17, 2017

A bipartisan trinity of New Jersey politico firepower assembled in downtown Newark to shoot the first salvo needed to score a major economic triumph for New Jersey's largest city: the construction in Newark of the new corporate headquarters for Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.  

All three of the prime politicians in place inside Rutgers Business School on ...

ALDI to Offer 250 Positions During One-Day Hiring Blitz on Oct. 11

NEW JERSEY - Grocery store chain, ALDI is hosting a statewide, one-day hiring spree at all 42 of its New Jersey locations including East Brunswick on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

"What’s unique about ALDI is their wages and benefits are higher than the national average for the retail industry, and much higher than the New Jersey minimum wage ...

Could New Brunswick Be One Stop Closer to Winning the Amazon HQ?

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A new business magazine in New Jersey, ROI-NJ.com, is reporting that New Brunswick is one of four cities who have advanced to the next round of consideration to potentially receive the state's support to apply to become the home of Amazon's second headquarters.

Yes, this is all very preliminary, as cities and states across the nation are also trying to woo Amazon, ...

Amazon on the Raritan: Mayor Cohen Supports Initiative to Bring Corporate Giant to Middlesex County

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A project being spearheaded at the county level could bring national prestige and high-level professional employment to East Brunswick.  

Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said the county is pursuing efforts to bring Amazon’s East Coast headquarters to Middlesex County, and Mayor Brad Cohen is enthusiastic about the effort.

Rios said the ...

On the Hunt for Records—and Some Magic—in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The interior of Spina Records looks like it could pass for a very over-the-top friend's basement music collection.

Boxes of records fill the room, and more recognizable album covers—from acts like Metallica, The Smiths and Prince—line the walls. Antiques and novelty items, like a ceramic dog and a pair of antlers, fill whatever space is left. And the ...

South Brunswick: Trucking Company Sends First Convoy To Aid Hurricane Harvey Victims (WITH VIDEO)

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - State and local police escorted five tractor trailers to the state line Wednesday morning, heading to Texas with donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The effort is part of a continuing drive by Hermann Transportation Services in Monmouth Junction to help those in need after the devastating storm.

Company owners and brothers, Jeff and Bryan Hermann took to ...

East Brunswick Chamber of Commerce Hosts Initial Event

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Since its initial meeting at the Colonial Diner, the newly reinstituted East Brunswick Chamber of Commerce has been hard at work getting the organization up and running; filing with the state and federal governments; opening a bank account; and planning inaugural events.

The first event is a kickoff networking event on Sept. 14 at ...

New Rideshare Partnership offers Rutgers Fans another Reason to Cheer

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers Athletics has named Lyft its first ever official gameday rideshare partner, offering fans another way to safely get to and from High Point Solutions Stadium.

Beginning on Friday, fans who download the Lyft app can locate their rides in newly designated pick up and drop off locations during all football games at the stadium, and at men’s and women’s ...

Popcorn for the People: East Brunswick, Rutgers, and Cookies and Cream

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Popcorn for the People, East Brunswick's local venture into "social entrepreneurship", officially opened yesterday at its new location on Hart's Lane.  True to the goals of "Autism at Work," the staff was in the midst of preparing dozens of bags of fresh treats to be sold at the first Rutgers University football game, making sure to have a ...

Everything's Bigger at Amazon: Pallone Visits Center Where Robots and People Work Together

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — When you walk into Amazon's 1-million-square-foot fulfillment center in Carteret, it's difficult to grasp its size.

Sure, the parking lot is bigger than many. And from the outside, the warehouse certainly looks huge. But it doesn't hit you until you head upstairs, walk a path called the “green mile” and come to a balcony overlooking the ...

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TAPinto Touts Traffic and Revenue Growth While Celebrating Ninth Birthday at Franchisee Meeting

October 4, 2017

TAPinto.net celebrated its ninth birthday on Monday at its franchisee meeting held at the Grand Summit Hotel, in Summit, NJ. 

What began in 2008 as an all-online local newspaper in New Providence founded by Michael Shapiro and his wife, Lauryn, is now the dominant player in local news, with more than 65 TAPinto sites providing original local reporting every day in more than ...