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Business & Finance

August 27, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange native, Nyree Wright was recruited by TV One to serve as Senior Vice President of Public Relations. Nyree joined the company on Monday. The position is new to TV One. Based in the network’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, she is reporting to Michelle Rice, ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — While the State legalized marijuana after voters approved legalization, each municipality has its own control and rules. During a special meeting, the East Orange City Council voted to legalize and regulate the sale of cannabis and cannabis related products within the ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — The impact COVID-19 had on the health of the world, will no doubt be accompanied by a negative economic impact. To alleviate some economic distress many businesses are facing, East Orange's COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program is open until June 30. The grant is up to ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — If you are driving on Park Avenue and see people in scrubs holding picket signs, then you will have witnessed a protest for workers rights, here in our backyard. At a time when healthcare facilities, owners, and its employees have been front and center of debate during COVID-19, ...

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ORANGE, NJ — Earlier this year, the State legalized marijuana for recreational use. This legalization is expected to open up a major industry of stores, delivery services, smoke bars, etc. Legalizing marijuana is being referred to as the new prohibition lift — the birth of a new legal multi-billion ...

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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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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — According to a study released by WalletHub, a Washington D.C. based finance website, New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the country. The average effective property tax rate in New Jersey is 2.42%, compared to the national average of 1.07%. In East Orange, in 2020 ...

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(NEW JERSEY) — Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than two million people have filed for unemployment. While filing, people across the state experienced many delays due to the system being overwhelmed by the volume. The Department of Labor cites claimant errors for many of the delays; ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Thursday the NJ FAM Fund, a private investment vehicle with the goal to raise $100 million to combat and reduce social and economic inequalities resulting from systemic racism was launched. NJ FAM stands for New Jersey Forty Acres and a Mule. The fund will provide direct ...

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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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ZRG Brings Its Data-Driven “Moneyball” Approach To Sports & Entertainment NEW JERSEY -- Rochelle Park-based ZRG, the fastest-growing executive search/talent recruitment firm since 2018, today announced a major move into sports, entertainment & media with the blockbuster acquisition of ...

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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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EAST ORANGE, NJ — A get back to work initiative is taking off in East Orange for former inmates/parolees. To participate, ex-offenders and East Orange residents must send their resume to the Mayor's Office of Employment and Training at workforce@eastorange-nj.gov. Those interested can also call ...

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NEW JERSEY - 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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NEW JERSEY  - Local seniors still have time to apply for the Senior Freeze Program. The deadline for Senior Freeze property tax relief program was recently extended to February 1, 2021. The Program is a property tax reimbursement program for eligible seniors and disable residents. In order to ...

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NEW JERSEY - 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 to ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - $50,000 in scholarships and prizes are on the line. Out of 180 applicants worldwide, East Orange STEM Academy High School sophomore, Nyla Cheeseboro is one step closer to winning it all. Nyla has been chosen as one of 10 students to compete in the final round of the Seton Hall's ...

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NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that he will sign an Executive Order giving municipalities and counties the option to regulate the operating hours of non-essential businesses after 8:00 p.m. He noted that often, as the night progresses, people let their guard down (when it comes to ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ —  Essex County is allocating $9 million to create the Essex County Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant. This grant funding is designed to help small businesses and non-profit agencies in Essex County that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic pay ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ -  Mayor Ted R. Green, the East Orange City Council, and the Department of Health and Human Services are taking an even more aggressive stance to reduce the rising COVID-19 numbers in the city, which has seen an alarmingly-high number of 148 new cases just in the month of October.

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NEW JERSEY — Standing before a wall of kegs Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy spoke of a new $100 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds that will go toward New Jersey businesses and residents hit the hardest by the global health crisis.  “We're ready to help ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, revenue growth of Latino-owned companies was up 10% over last year, but like most other businesses in America, their fortunes have declined dramatically since March, according to the annual Biz2Credit Latino-Owned Business Study for 2020. Using ...

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ORANGE, NJ - With all the wonders of high school going on, it is a marvel that any student is abreast of their finances as college begins to become a reality. What’s more is the plan for financial awareness that student athletes aren’t aware of. That’s where Jeff Pierre and Clarity Sports come ...

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NEWARK, NJ — In the days before everyone’s established way of life came to a crashing halt, Newark resident Monifa Kincaid was just getting into her groove as a working artist, “pumping it up” to hit upcoming pop-up events and make more connections.  But as the story goes, the dream-crusher ...

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