Business & Finance

June 3, 2021

  TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman that imposes stricter penalties on jewelers who violate New Jersey’s secondhand jewelry and precious metals record keeping laws has been approved by the New Jersey Senate. "Under my legislation, jewelers who pawn off illegally ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A dramatic decline in housing inventory contributed to a 20% increase in single-family home prices statewide compared to 2020, according to April data recently released by New Jersey Realtors. The rapid price increase follows predictions last month from real estate experts who told ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Regina Egea, president of the Garden Sate Initiative, a non-profit "think tank" that provides analysis and commentary on issues and events impacting New Jersey will join a panel of local business owners and central New Jersey business advocates to examine the local economy as New ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A panel of local business owners, central New Jersey business advocates and a state policy expert will examine the local economy as New Jersey slowly emerges from the restraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and begins to recover. Residents and the business community are ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee approved an ordinance Tuesday night prohibiting retail marijuana sales, farming and warehouse operations within the township by a 4-1 vote. The proposed law as written prohibits cannabis establishments, delivery services and distributors from operating ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The largest container ship to ever reach a U.S. East Coast port has docked at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal. The CMA CGM Marco Polo can carry 16,022 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs in industry terms. The ship is reported to be carrying 5,000 TEUs that include ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism ...

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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. In neighboring Hillsborough, the Township Committee is set ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Help Wanted: The Downtown Somerville Alliance is looking to hire a full-time Program Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator provides support for the Downtown Somerville Alliance, Inc., with marketing, planning, development, coordination, and ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Colonial Pipeline Co. announced Thursday morning that a majority of the pipeline is up and running following last week's shutdown forced by a ransomware hack. The pipeline delivers 45% of the East Coast’s gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from Texas through a transmission network. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman that would establish an online electronic public records access service on the Board of Public Utilities’ website was signed Wednesday by the Gov. Phil Murphy. The bill requires BPU to utilize the access service to provide advance notice ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Somerset County - $3.142 - is the highest in New Jersey as of May 12. The national average for regular was calculated at $3.008 per gallon and in New Jersey, $3.040 per gallon, according to AAA. These prices are the highest ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman that would authorize the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (NJIB) to finance aviation and marine infrastructure projects has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. “I am pleased that this legislation was signed today. The ...

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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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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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NEW JERSEY - While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing. Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Melissa DeFreest has been promoted to of Vice-President of Tourism and Communications by Chris Edwards, president/CEO of the Somerset County Business Partnership. She has served the SCBP as director of Marketing & Communication since June 2017. DeFreest is a graduate of ...

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Editor's note: This story has been revised and updated. HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township officials are expected to join with local lawmakers throughout the state on April 9 for a webinar hosted by the New Jersey League of Municipalities to learn more about the law legalizing marijuana and how it may ...

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MEDFORD, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy was in Burlington County on Thursday to sign into law S3523, which provides $25 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for small businesses throughout New Jersey. The bill focuses on providing a lifeline to microbusinesses with five or fewer employees. The bill is ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Ditschman/Flemington Lincoln, a proud member of the Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Brands located on Route 202 South in Flemington, has been named 2021 Lincoln DealerRater of the Year for the entire United States. What does that mean? It means that the ...

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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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  TRENTON, NJ - Senator Kip Bateman’s legislation to establish the “Jersey Native Plants Program” to promote the sale of native vegetation at local garden centers has been approved by the New Jersey Senate. “Shopping local is a great way to support the farms that make New Jersey the Garden ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey state income tax filing and payment due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year has been extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021 to mirror actions taken by the Internal Revenue Service earlier this week. The state extension applies to individual taxpayers, ...

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WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have extended the deadline for filing federal income tax and payments for the 2020 tax year from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days. “This continues to be a tough time ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) will present “Smart Future: Cybersecurity in a Post-Covid World,” a March 24 webinar for current and future SCBP members. As a result of COVID-19, businesses of all sizes have had to reorient how they serve customers, with ...

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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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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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