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Entrepreneur Jamie Giovinazzo, Founder of Eat Clean Bro, Talks His Rise from Tragedy to Triumph And His Current Meal Delivery Mission During The Covid-19 Pandemic  

May 15, 2020

NEW JERSEY — As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to devastate the country, sickening more than 4 million people and claiming more than 300,000 lives to date, many local businesses in the food and beverage industry are making it their obligation to step in and deliver meals to all the nurses, physicians and first-responders on the front lines of this unthinkable health crisis.

Of them is ...

Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance Launching Phase Two of Restaurant Voucher Program, Partnering with Carroll Family Foodbank  

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack’s Main Street Business Alliance is launching the second phase of its Restaurant Voucher Program, which is designed to support both local restaurants impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and families in need of assistance.

The organization is partnering with the Carroll family, Hackensack residents who recently launched their own food bank and have ...

IRS Extends Tax Deadline 90 Days in Response to Coronavirus

NORTH JERSEY -- On Tuesday, March 17, following U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer’s (NJ-5) request, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury announced that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would extend this year’s tax deadline by 90 days in direct response to the impact that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on American taxpayers.

On March 13, Gottheimer, along with ...

Garden State Plaza Changes Hours of Operation

PARAMUS, N.J. -- Westfield Garden State Plaza "remains open and operating so retailers are able to serve the broader community and their customers during this unprecedented global pandemic," said Jay Daly, shopping center manager, in an email statement.

The center has adjusted general mall open hours for retailers starting today, Monday, March 16 and running through Sunday, ...

Hackensack Deputy Mayor Reports Price Gouging On Bottled Water Packs At Hackensack Market

HACKENSACK, N.J. — City Deputy Mayor David Sims reported an incidence of price gouging at a city food store on Friday, March 13.

This afternoon while shopping at Hackensack Market at 120 Passaic Street, one 24-pack of Poland Spring water bottles were advertised for $6.99 each. He purchased nine packs. At checkout, the cashier jacked up the price $4 from $6.99 to $10.99 after scanning the ...

Hackensack Named Best Town For Commuters In New Jersey

HACKENSACK, NJ -- According to a recent independent market study, the City of Hackensack has been named the No. 1 town in New Jersey for commuters. PropertyShark, a prominent real estate data and research website that conducted the comprehensive report, called the city “The Full Package,” noting that Hackensack’s affordable home prices and low commute time propelled it to ...

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SafeTemp Kiosk: Back Into Workplace Transition Made Easier

May 23, 2020

New Jersey - People are going back to work and SafeTemp can make that transition back into the workplace safer.

While it's a novel idea, getting your temperature at the door when you walk into work could be just what the doctor ordered for both the workforce and the public. Such safety measures send a message to your workforce and, to your customers.

SafeTemp Kiosk, by Media Services ...

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Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

In addition to the relief for employees, businesses can ...

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...

Terms of Graduation

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it!

I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do.

This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher ...

I Bought the Pool

Memorial Day weekend, for many, signifies the unofficial start to summer. Last weekend as I was sitting in my backyard looking at my swimming pool, I began to think about how I felt two years ago when I was able to make a dream a reality.

Two years ago, friends and family had to listen to me ramble on about the pool I just added to my backyard. Hearing me, one would have thought that I had the ...

Tips to Help You Gain a New Perspective on Adversity

Do you ever feel like there is no end to the problems that you face? Do your challenges seem too great to overcome? Do you ever ask yourself, “What’s the point?” Do you allow your circumstances to govern your life to the point of making you sad, lonely, and depressed?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, welcome to the majority! Most people, at one ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...