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Wood-Ridge Celebrates Hotel Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

April 11, 2021

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  It was an ideal sunny spring day as borough official, hotel employees and others gathered for the official grand opening and ribbon cutting for the newest business to call Wood-Ridge home.

Members from Marriott, owners The Briad Group, members of Wood-Ridge Mayor and Council, and hotels employees gathered outside the main entrance of the Element by Westin on Route 17 ...

New Jersey is 2021’s State with the 7th Highest Tax Burden: Study

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 top 10 ranking? Property taxes.

"New Jersey has the third highest ...

Push On For Tax Credits For Hiring Unemployed, More Help With Unemployment Claims

Lawmakers agreed to bills they say will help jobless workers, boost aid to struggling businesses, nonprofits. 

Special to TAPinto. 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 more, visit njspotlight.com.

State lawmakers want to offer New Jersey’s ...

What The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Done To New Jersey’s Economy

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 more, visit njspotlight.com.

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Murphy's $200 Million Plan to Support Small Business: What's in It?

NEW JERSEY -- Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled his Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, which included $200 million to support New Jersey’s small businesses, the backbone of New Jersey’s economy.

Hit hard by the COVID pandemic, small businesses have been forced to adapt to a vastly changed economy. The governor's budget allocates almost $150 million in funding to help ...

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Sunday's COVID-19 Figures from Around New Jersey

May 17, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Sunday afternoon.

There were 559 new PCR cases reported and 97 antigen tests, with 9 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 882,973 positive PCR cases, 127,786 positive antigen cases, and 23,313 deaths, and ...

Saturday's COVID-19 Figures from NJ

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Saturday afternoon.

There were 847 new PCR cases reported and 140 antigen tests, with 21 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 882,750 positive PCR cases, 127,740 positive antigen cases, and 23,304 deaths, and ...

Friday's COVID-19 Numbers from NJ

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Friday afternoon.

There were 766 new PCR cases reported and 157 antigen tests, with 30 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 882,199 positive PCR cases, 127,645 positive antigen cases, and 23,284 deaths, and ...

6 Tasty Ideas for Your Next Backyard Party

May 16, 2021

As the weather turns warmer and more people become comfortable getting together, it’s a great time to plan an outdoor party.

Here are six ideas for your next gathering, with tasty suggestions for what to serve:

Movie Night: Set up the projector, place out some comfy seating and have individual boxes of movie candy ready. For something fancy, put out bowls of truffled popcorn: ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Memorial Day Travel Expected to Rebound in 2021

May 17, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — AAA expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day weekend. From May 27 through May 31, more than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home, an increase of 60% from last year when only 23 million traveled, the lowest on record since AAA began recording in 2000.

The anticipated strong increase in demand ...