Business & Finance

July 19, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council Monday night approved two ordinances that will permit retail sales of marijuana at a maximum of two locations limited to storefronts on state highways 22, 202 and 206. Other neighboring towns, including Hillsborough, Bridgewater and Manville, have been less ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A new Quick Chek convenience store will open in August at 1850 Easton Avenue in Somerset according to the company's website. The new location will be 5,694 square feet and will employ between 35 to 50 people according to Zoning Board notes from July 2019. An eight-pump gasoline ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Stateside Tap + Tavern opened for take-out and delivery on Oct. 6, and indoor dining with full liquor service on Nov. 20 in the same spot Freddy's operated.  Today, Stateside's owner Jeff Linzenbold cut the ceremonial ribbon inside the restaurant's lobby, while surrounded ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs.  AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Looking back, it seems clear that the global COVID-19 pandemic spent the better part of 2020 wreaking havoc on both our health and on our ability to plan. Every profession has seen unanticipated “firsts” as a result of the pandemic. In the world of college counseling, one huge change ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Family owned Resta’s Car Care & Rentals marked a key milestone Saturday afternoon by celebrating 75 years in service, with a party on location at 1873 Amwell Road.  Guests enjoyed live music, free food, discounted gas, and the chance to view and sit in race car driver Joey ...

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Tonight will mark the culmination of a dream and the commemoration of a tragic chapter in African American history for Dr. Dale Caldwell, the president of New Brunswick’s Board of Education. Caldwell, the co-founder of the Black Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame and the Black Inventors Hall of Fame, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners amended its budget last night to get rid of a slight increase in the tax rate, making it the second year officials have kept the tax rate flat.  The changes come alongside an almost $800,000 drop in taxes the county will collect ...

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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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SOMERSET, NJ – A planner for the Dada Bhagwan Vigan Institute – a 21,083 square foot religious facility proposed for South Middlebush Road that’s under review by the township’s zoning board – said last night that the zoning variances it seeks are a result of attempts by the developer to ease ...

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NEW JERSEY — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline to file 2020 federal tax returns to Monday, May 17 to give individual filers, tax preparers and the IRS itself more time to sort through the many changes affecting one's 2020 taxes from the latest Covid-19 relief package. New ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The long-awaited opening of the Route 206 Peter J. Biondi Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s, is less than one month away. The state Department of Transportation has notified township officials that the ribbon cutting for the four-lane highway has been scheduled for June ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Council members in Franklin are set to welcome legal weed businesses to the township following the introduction of zoning changes that would allow all six marijuana licenses offered by the state to operate within the town. The ordinance also sets a 2% municipal tax on retail cannabis ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, 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 Somerset County, the price at the pump ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - TAPinto's Business Spotlight features local businesses and their owners who are vested in the community at large. These featured businesses make it possible for TAPinto Franklin/Somerset to provide free daily news to its readers, by sponsoring our site. Follow this series ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ– Gov. Phil Murphy, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-16, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, and Mayor Shawn Lipani Tuesday marked the ground breaking of a project to widen Route 206 between Doctors Way and ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The gas company Transco has formally requested a two-year extension from the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) for their Certification of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct a compressor station and a massive pipeline through New Jersey and New York. The ...

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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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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset and the Downtown Somerville Alliance have partnered on a promotional campaign to encourage community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine. As part of the campaign, 12 businesses and restaurants are offering incentives for patrons ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership has a full lineup of virtual presentations this week and into next month designed to help businesses of all sizes. Doing business in a virtual world, cybersecurity, leadership and other topics hosted by experts are open for ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A parking deck for commuters and future residents of the NJ TRANSIT village under construction alongside the Raritan Valley line has begun to take shape adjacent to the Somerville train station. The five-story deck will include more than 400 spaces; the structure will be hidden ...

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With workers and businesses slammed, calls for more government aid to ‘supercharge’ the economy. Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read ...

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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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SOMERSET, NJ - This year marks TAPinto Franklin/Somerset's fifth year delivering local daily news online to the Franklin Township community. Our site is part of a network of more than 80 independently owned news sites providing original objective daily local news reporting. Recently, TAPinto ...

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed to deliver timely aid to Americans struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Here is what you should know. Qualified Charitable Contributions Deductible by Non-Itemizers The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) increase in ...

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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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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The long-awaited construction of a three-level parking deck on West Main Street, the first phase of the Edge II luxury apartments, has been moving rapidly in the first weeks of the new year. The structure has been taking shape as a heavy-duty crane has been dropping in pre-fab ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Amazon's new fulfillment center opened Dec. 13, and Franklin's newest neighbor is helping out neighbors with a significant $40,000 donation, according to a news release.  “This donation from Amazon is so timely, and on behalf of the Franklin Township Council, I thank Amazon for ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Franklin residents having difficulties paying rent will soon be able to apply for rental assistance through federal CARES Act funding received by the township.  The program will use $85,000 of the $160,933 the township received earlier this year from the Community Development ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Amazon has opened a 700,000 square foot facility in the “Somerset section of Franklin Township.” Amazon is planning to employ more than 2,000 people to work at the facility with wages of $15 or more. In partnership with the local Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board they ...

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