Business & Finance

January 13, 2021

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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A local business that describes itself as "running at 20% less than normal" due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has received funds from the Barstool Fund to aid this famous East Brunswick business as it endeavors to push through current economics.  The Clothing Center on Route 18 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - TAPinto East Brunswick has surpassed 1,000,000 page views in 2020, the first time that East Brunswick's hyperlocal media outlet has reached that milestone since its launch in 2014. The online news outlet serves the greater community of East Brunswick, focusing on ...

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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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chef David Burke didn’t actually know anything about the town of East Brunswick when he was contacted about opening one of his restaurants in the New Jersey town. Though a New Jersey native, Burke had never been to East Brunswick before and was largely unfamiliar with Middlesex ...

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NEW JERSEY - 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 ...

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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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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  Has your small business been impacted by COVID-19? If you have not yet applied, small businesses and nonprofits with no more than 50 employees may be eligible for a grant up to $30,000. Know another business owner? Forward this to ...

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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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  – The new CubeSmart East Brunswick location is now open, to include approximately 1,100 units with 130,000 square feet of storage space. The burgeoning East Brunswick area is currently served by only two other self-storage facilities, so the new site is expected to draw high ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A new Aldi has officially opened its doors in the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick, located at the shopping plaza at 4180 on Route 1. Customers lined up outside, while standing six feet apart from one another, to be the first ones inside the new grocery store.

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East Brunswick, NJ (December 2020) – Not even a global pandemic can stop Chef David Burke from creating new exhilarating dining experiences. Orchard Park by David Burke is his latest masterpiece, located in the new equally fabulous Chateau Grande Hotel on the 15-acre campus of Park Chateau Estate ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – In an effort to accommodate those local businesses currently offering outside service in compliance with New Jersey's COVID-19 restrictions, the Township of East Brunswick has eased their financial burden by waiving some fees. The East Brunswick Township Council has voted on ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Township of East Brunswick has proclaimed today, November 28, 2020, Small Business Saturday.  East Brunswick celebrates our local small businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy and community. Numerous local businesses are featuring special deals for ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Has your small business been impacted by COVID-19? Small businesses and nonprofits with no more than 50 employees may be eligible for a grant up to $30,000. Know another business owner? Forward this to them. Through the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced the launch of Phase 2 of the NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program. All New Jersey business can get 10 percent off these products and those small businesses and nonprofit organizations with 100 or fewer ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Steve Pantagis, who described himself as the director of the Pantagis corporation, contacted TAPintoSPF on Tuesday to confirm that, despite the assertions of Nick Pantagis last week, the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall has closed its doors forever.  "I'm ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Colonia native Kelli Capurso, 23, was, like any bride, looking forward to her wedding reception. She married her husband, Anthony, in August 2019, but postponed her reception until 2020 until after he returned from his deployment with the Marines. COVID put a wrench into their ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – El Toro Loco, located at 4701 Stelton Road, officially has a new owner. Executive Chef David Herrera took over ownership of the restaurant on September 25. The restaurant adjacent to Holiday Inn on Stelton Road was once a Ruby Tuesday's and became El Toro Loco in 2018, however, ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway will be the keynote speaker when leading business experts across a broad continuum serving New Jersey and Middlesex County take part in a virtual event Thursday. This year’s Business Summit, Leading Together for a Better Tomorrow, will ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two events in East Brunswick allowed residents to take advantage of a cool sunny day and practice a little "retail therapy" outdoors. The East Brunswick Farmer's Market ran from 12-4 on the front lawn of the Brunswick Square Mall.  Sweaters and costumes for your dog?  They ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In a time of increased unemployment, the Middlesex County Office of Career Opportunity is aiding the community by hosting a drive-thru job fair. The event will take place on Thursday, October 15 from 10 am to 1 pm in the parking lot of the Grand Marquis, 1550 Route 9 South, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The sparkling new Care One residence on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick commemorated the 19th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by reaching out to the township's first responders, sharing community spirit and common effort.  Care One staff shared some lunch at the location's open ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s two major hospitals, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System and RWJBarnabas Health, announced this morning they are planning to merge. The hospitals released a joint statement outlining their intention to integrate the two healthcare systems. The announcement comes ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – DiFrancesco Enterprises, LLC, a South Plainfield-based ATM & Credit Card Merchant Services provider, has added the Swipe4Free cash discount and surcharging platform to its available client inventory.  Merchants who switch to Swipe4Free will incur no monthly processing ...

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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 to allow for the resumption of indoor dining, albeit at 25 percent capacity. The order also allows for ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Jersey Hall of Fame has announced this year’s class of inductees, among them is East Brunswick’s Linda Bowden. Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway and Superbowl MVP Eli Manning stand alongside her as a few of the 29 inductees nominated this year. “These Garden ...

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UNION, NJ – Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., headquartered in Union, has announced a major organizational realignment, including a workforce reduction of approximately 2,800 employees, estimated to save $150 million. In a statement from the corporation, the company said the workforce reduction will ...

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