Business & Finance

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again.  “Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to ...

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Elizabeth, NJ. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally.  In Union County, the price at the pump has hit ...

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NEWARK, NJ — New legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday will expand access to livable wages and affordable health care for Newark Liberty International Airport workers. The Healthy Terminals Act signed into law by Murphy creates new minimum wage and benefits requirements for certain ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey kicked off an $84.2 million capital project this week to renovate and upgrade one of Newark Liberty International Airport’s major runways.  The project is planned to generate more than $144 million in economic activity for the region and ...

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NEWARK, NJ — When Judy Rodriguez was a sophomore at Elizabeth High School, her history teacher gave her a key piece of information that would empower her, then one day empower New Jersey. "She gave us an aptitude test, and the result for me was that I would be good at the STEM (science, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - One ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $100,000 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Saturday, February 20, drawing. The winning numbers were: 15, 19, 32, 39, and 40 and the XTRA number was: 05. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for the winning ticket ...

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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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NEW JERSEY — NEW JERSEY — A panel of mayors addressed navigating the pandemic in their townships at Downtown NJ’s annual conference, happening virtually this year.   Panelists included Mayor Sheena Collum of South Orange, Mayor Betsy Driver of Flemington Borough, Mayor Paul Kanitra of Point ...

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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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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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ELIZABETH, NJ - HUD’s ConnectHomeUSA, an initiative aimed at narrowing the digital divide in HUD-assisted communities across the country, selected Elizabeth, New Jersey, to join the 2020 ConnectHomeUSA Community Cohort. The designations will bring technical assistance resources that will enable the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Are you a Union County resident in danger of eviction because you are struggling to meet your rent payments? You may be eligible for rent assistance through Community Access Unlimited. People who have fallen behind on their rent payments may be eligible for up to three months of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Restaurant owners across Union County will be eligible to apply for federal grant money secured by the Freeholder Board. Grant money is to reimburse restaurants for money spent to facilitate outdoor dining, social distancing and any other practices adopted to comply with the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Fifty local vendors and small businesses gathered in Jackson Park in Elizabeth Sunday afternoon for a pop-up shop organized by local entrepreneurs Antoine Nelson and John Brooks. “We started putting this together a couple of months ago,” said Nelson, “because we do a lot of work ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Calls for a national Domestic Workers Bill of Rights have increased in Elizabeth since the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Rutgers Center for Women and Work released a report Wednesday on the exploitation of New Jersey’s domestic workers. “I want everyone to read ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The 1,200-foot-long CMA CGM Brazil  passed under the Bayonne Bridge on Saturday heading to the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal. The huge vessel was the largest container ship ever to call on the bi-state port, or any other port on the U.S. East Coast. Although the Port ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s much-anticipated wait for indoor dining looks to be over and just in time for Labor Day. On Friday after nearly five months, restaurants will once again be able to serve indoors while following coronavirus limits, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday at his press briefing ...

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Restaurant Association Leader Says Murphy Ignored 10 Requests to Meet 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 ...

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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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ELIZABETH, NJ — Hoping to stop — or at least allay — some of the bleeding felt by small business corridors across New Jersey due to the global pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday announced rental assistance will soon be available to 64 municipalities, including Elizabeth. In all, $6 million ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Public Library has partnered with the Libraries to Businesses project to bring a job search assistance program to Elizabeth. Libraries to Businesses is an organization that connects businesses, non-profit organizations, and NGOs with people in their communities.

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Small businesses in Union County will have a chance to benefit from $2 million in federal CARES Act funding being distributed by county government. The Union County Freeholders on Monday announced the initial-round launch of the Union County COVID-19 Relief Grant Program for ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The SBA and the Treasury Department, this 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 nationwide. The average loan size was ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Face coverings are now required in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is not practicable, Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID-19 press conference in Trenton on Wednesday, July 8. Exceptions are individuals under age two, people who are eating/drinking at an outdoor ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy surprised restaurant owners who had been preparing for the return of indoor dining on Thursday, July 2, by announcing just four days before that indoor seating would be delayed indefinitely.  Having spent money ordering food, retraining workers, and purchasing PPE ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- At his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the reopening schedule that continues tomorrow – with social distancing and face covering requirements in place – for the following businesses: Casinos, Outdoor amusement parks and water ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - This Monday the Mills at Jersey Gardens opened its doors for the first time since March 19.  "The health, safety and well-being of the community we serve will always be our highest priority, and we have developed a thorough and detailed set of protocols highlighting the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Avenue Partnership (EAP) is going all out in preparation for Phase III of New Jersey’s Re-opening plan as downtowns recover from the COVID-19 business closings. Extra street cleaning and sanitizing initiatives, a district-wide power washing program, colorful flower ...

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