Business & Finance

June 3, 2021

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Ready to shop as local as local gets?  The Borough of Prospect Park will be having their annual borough-wide garage sale on Saturday, June 5, with a rain date scheduled for Saturday, June 12. A borough-wide garage sale covers a large area, so to help shoppers and residents ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – After thirteen years of planning and wrangling, ground was finally broken for the commencement of construction at 204 Wagaraw Road.  The Bedrin Organization, which owns the Hawthorne Center (known informally to some locals as “The Rag Shop Center”) at 111 Wagaraw Road, will finally ...

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ROCHELLE PARK, NJ - The 13th state medical-use dispensary opened its doors last week on Route 17 north where employees of the facility welcomed visitors and answered questions. Deputy Mayor Gail Artola said she was on the Planning Board in 2019 when Ascend Wellness Holdings applied for the ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey utility customers struggling to pay bills during the COVID-19 pandemic benefited from a temporary statewide law preventing essential utilities from being disconnected. But that moratorium on utility shutoffs ends June 30 when an executive order called by New Jersey Gov.

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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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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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WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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 Passaic County, the price at the pump has ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Mondelez, known to locals as the Nabisco Plant, is set to close in July, but Mayor Kurt Peluso remains upbeat about several suitors who are inquiring about occupying the space. Most recently, Peluso said Wegmans, a large scale grocery chain, is considering the spot. Prior to this ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced Phase 4 of the Authority’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program, adding $85 million in funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It will provide short-term operating ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The first annual Man Cave/She Shed Garage Sale was held on April 10 at Paul's Motors on Goffle Road. The parking lot was set up like a flea market and vendors displayed unique items for sale at their tables.  From tools to toys, autographed baseball jerseys and vinyl records, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his weekly letter to the borough on Monday, found below. Dear Resident, Today’s numbers, as of this morning, are 2,359 total positives since March 2020, with 21 fatalities and 66 active cases.   Now is not the time to let our guard down or ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - A constant stream of customers came into the Krispy Kreme doughnut shop today with a celebratory grand opening that included a ribbon cutting with Mayor Rich LaBarbiera and several county politicos. "We've become somewhat of a destination," owner Karl Halligan said as he watched ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — From Broadway to River Road to Maple Avenue, there are several new construction sites in the borough, and, for the most part, people know what businesses or residential project is coming to their neighborhood. Maple Avenue at the old Pathmark site, though, is still a bit of a ...

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NEW JERSEY – Thursday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law S-3523, which provides $25 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for small businesses throughout New Jersey. The bill provides a lifeline to micro-businesses with five or fewer employees. It is part of a five-bill, $100 million relief effort ...

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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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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Perhaps no day other than St. Patrick's Day could be more fitting for Blackjack Mulligan's, an Irish bar and restaurant, to receive a trophy as the recipient of the first annual "Supper Bowl". Conceived by Flavio Romeo, the host of the Hawthorne-centric podcast known as "The ...

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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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NEW JERSEY --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 ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - While he has expressed his concern for the 600 workers who will no longer have jobs at the end of the summer when Mondelez closes on Route 208, Mayor Kurt Peluso said he has been getting plenty of interest in the industrial plant that bakes Oreos, among other snacks. Announcing a ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced 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 them ...

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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 a ...

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HAWTHORNE - The Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening its new Hawthorne Headquarters and expanded ministry center at 297 Lafayette Avenue. The January 24 event marked a milestone in a $2.2 million, multi-year effort to purchase, renovate, furnish, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - If one searches "Primo Amore Bistro" on Google, they will find the words "Permanently Closed." Despite joining a class action lawsuit against Governor Murphy, town favorite Primo Amore officially shuttered its doors in December after three and a half years. Owner Linda Passaro ...

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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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PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County Central Labor Council, the body that represents affiliated labor unions and their members across Passaic County, swore in a new slate of leaders for 2021 at their December 16 meeting. Sworn in were: Tom Kelly, President, IBEW, Local 827 Calvin ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage rose by $1 to $12 per hour for most employees on January 1, 2021, per the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Increases are less for small employers or those which operate a seasonal business to $11.10.  Employees who work on a farm ...

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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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Rick Thigpen has been with PSEG since 2007, rising through the ranks to his present position of senior vice president and head of Corporate Citizenship in 2018. In a conversation with TAPinto, Thigpen notes how his professional and personal background in politics as district director for the late ...

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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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