Business & Finance

July 26, 2021

Edison:  The Edison Council will consider an Ordinance tonight that will designate Raritan Center as the Township's Zone for all 6 Cannabis Licenses.  The proposed Ordinance is a result of a Council sub-committee that looked at different areas of the Township to find suitable sites for the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Rutgers football star has announced a partnership with the New Brunswick Development Corporation just hours after sweeping new rules went into effect to allow NCAA athletes to be compensated for their names, images and likenesses. Bo Melton, a team captain and wide receiver ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Catherine Lombardi needs bartenders. Social Room Bar and Kitchen is looking for hosts. Steakhouse 85 has an opening for a server. These restaurants and other businesses in New Brunswick’s vibrant downtown area are open and ready to hire. They have recently begun to ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MCERAP) will begin accepting applications for financial aid from renter households that are behind on rent and/or utility payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Renter households in need of assistance may submit ...

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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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EDISON, NJ — Pines Manor has been a longtime favorite venue for proms, weddings, christenings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet Sixteen parties, graduations, Quinceañeras, corporate events and more. Unfortunately, COVID caused the cancellation of 1,000 events that were scheduled for 2020. In the absence ...

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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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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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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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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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HAMILTON, NJ --  Governor Phil Murphy signed the landmark New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020 into law on Thursday at Hamilton's Carella's Chocolate's and Gifts, a local family business for more than 80 years. The law provides economic support for small businesses, while propelling New ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Sonny's Meat Market recently celebrated its grand opening on Nov. 24, just in time for the holiday season. Located at 2245 Woodbridge Avenue in Edison, the specialty butcher shop sells poultry, veal, beef, lamb and pork. They also have a frozen section that includes fish as well ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - 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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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 COVID-19 ...

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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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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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Metuchen, NJ — Leonardo Jewelers was founded in Elizabeth in 1964 by Leondardo Zeik. He, his wife and children had immigrated from Cuba just a few years earlier during Fidel Castro’s rise to power. Three of his children--Ivette Zeik-Fernicola, Vivian Zeik-Lund and Leo Zeik--moved the family ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With the holidays upon us, Jo-Ann's Dance Studio – the Performing Arts Centre is asking clients to be mindful of the studio's COVID-19 protocol.  "The studio, since reopening its doors this fall, has been strictly following state guidelines, and we are asking our students ...

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EDISON, NJ — Ever felt like an underdog? Vedika Dayal, a sophomore at UC Berkeley, always has — even while growing up in Edison. Now, she’s releasing her very own book, Think Outside the Odds, about how being the underdog fosters innovation. After Dayal learned about entrepreneurs she looked to ...

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EDISON, NJ - While the holiday season is commonly known as ‘the season of giving’, Olive Press Eatery makes a tremendous effort to give back all-year round. The casual Palestinian restaurant and bookstore has been bringing people together with their food — not only because it’s tasty, but because ...

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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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EDISON, NJ – A little over two years ago, a small eatery opened on Oak Tree Road with the goal of serving coffee and a little bit of food. Two and a half years later, the Edison Automat – Café & Grill has become a go-to establishment for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  South Plainfield ...

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NEW JERSEY — Good news, small business owners: The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is implementing a third phase to the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program!  $70 million in additional funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund will be used to provide short-term, ...

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EDISON, NJ — Shaun Mehtani, owner of Moghul Restaurant and Ming Restaurant—both in Edison, described the type of cuisine served at each of the restaurants. “Moghul offers northern Indian food, also known as Punjabi, from India's northwestern frontier.” He explained Ming’s food, “It’s ...

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EDISON, NJ - Edison’s Mayor Thomas Lankey signed an executive order this week extending outdoor dining until December 31st. Restaurants are permitted to use 20% of their parking lot (and any other available space on their property) as an outdoor eating area. They are also allowed 25% indoor ...

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EDISON, NJ — As a business and community development executive, Luis De La Hoz has spent his entire career helping local small businesses develop growth strategies and supporting organizations with Latino and minority leadership. His achievements have been recognized both locally, and now, ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ  - The New Jersey Department of Transportation will be allocating nearly $50 million from their trust fund for the design and construction of a train station in North Brunswick Township. The Middlesex County Improvement Authority will be in charge of project management and the ...

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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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