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Jersey City Small Businesses Encouraged to Apply for to $20,000 in Grant Funding

July 10, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven M. Fulop said Thursday that Jersey City will receive nearly $7 million from the initial allocation of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Securities (CARES) Act stimulus funds to directly benefit small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Among other officials joining Fulop at the press conference announcing the allotment of part ...

Journal Square SID Partners with City to Provide Supplemental Seating for Businesses

JERSEY CITY, NJ - This week the Journal Square Special Improvement District (JSSID), in partnership with the City of Jersey City, installed a public seating area that provides extra outdoor seating for local restaurants and other businesses in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the associated state mandated limitations placed on indoor activity.

The seating area replaces what was once a ...

90 Years Strong! Even Coronavirus Couldn't Slow Iconic Salon Owner Gilbert Rossi Down

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A day before Gilbert Rossi turned 90 years old, his staff at Cappelli Hair Salon on Mallory Avenue in Jersey City arranged for a unique birthday present.

Lisa, one his hairdressers, called around to the salon’s clients to get them to do a drive by as a show of support for the man and the salon after several months being closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rossi ...

Newport Center Mall Reopens

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City reopened on Tuesday,  implementing restrictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Employees will undergo health screenings and there will be hand sanitizer stations. The mall will also upgrade many of the cleaning products it uses, especially in high volume areas such as restrooms, stairs, the food court, trash bins and more public ...

Jersey City Set to Inroduce 'Slow Streets'

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City will implement a Slow Streets Pilot Program to enhance COVID-19 safety measures by supporting safe outdoor activity and recreation for residents’ physical and mental health, Mayor Steven Fulop has announced.

The innovative plan provides residents additional open space by designating certain streets throughout Jersey City as “Slow Streets” which ...

Barbershops, Salons Set to Reopen Monday

NEW JERSEY - Elective surgeries and limited retail shopping have already returned statewide. But Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday that in three days New Jersey’s nine million residents will face their biggest test yet toward safely congregating indoors.  

“Salons and barbershops are going to be our first step [when it comes to] largely sedentary indoor openings,” Murphy ...

Survival Webinars for Hudson County Businesses Set to Kick Off Wednesday

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In an effort to help businesses recover from the COVID-19 shutdown, the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation is offering a four-part series of free live webinars.

The HCEDC is a not-for-profit corporation in Hudson County that, in partnership with governmental, educational, civic and nonprofit partners, supports business retention, expansion and community ...

What's Old is New Again? Jersey City Film Store Continues Serving Customers

JERSEY CITY, NJ -  Autograph Film on Jersey City’s West Side has opened its doors for a limited schedule after being closed during COVID-19. Currently located at 440 West Side Avenue, Autograph Film closed its doors on March 21, two days after Governor Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency in response to the public health crisis.

But in many respects, only the store itself ...

Applications for $45 Million Program to Support Coronavirus Hit Businesses Open June 9

TRENTON, NJ - Seeking to give small business that have been especially hard hit by the economic fallout from COVID-19 a boost, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) has announced that applications for the expanded Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program will become live at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9.

Taking an even more active stance in support of these businesses ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

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Rising Tide Capital Expands Partnerships to Support the Recovery of Black Businesses and Other Historically Underserved Entrepreneurs in New Jersey

July 7, 2020

Recently, Rising Tide Capital (Rising Tide), a national nonprofit headquartered in New Jersey, was selected as one of PayPal’s Nonprofit Community Partners to distribute a portion of its $5 million small business grant program. PayPal’s $5 million fund is part of a larger $530 million commitment to provide immediate financial relief, sustained support, and long-term investment to ...

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FAY IT AIN'T SO: Tropical Storm Warning as System Set to Hit New Jersey Friday

July 9, 2020

MIAMI - The National Hurricane Center has just issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Cape May, New Jersey through Watch Hill, Rhode Island, as thunderstorms off the Carolinas have developed into an organized system. On Friday, coastal areas are facing anywhere from 3-5 inches of rainfall and winds upwards of 45 miles per hour.

"One of the main threats associated with Tropical Storm Fay will ...

Murphy Addresses Long Lines at Motor Vehicle Commission Facilities

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy used part of his Wednesday press briefing to address the frustrations of New Jerseyans who waited in long lines at the state's Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) facilities when they reopened this week.

"I completely understand the frustration felt by every customer forced to wait on long lines yesterday at New Jersey Motor Vehicle ...

Masks to Be Worn Outdoors When Social Distancing Isn't Possible, Murphy Declares

TRENTON, NJ – Face coverings are now required in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is not practicable, Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter Wednesday before his COVID-19 press conference.

Exceptions  exist for individuals under two years old, people who are eating/drinking at an outdoor dining establishment, and when wearing a mask would inhibit health or safety.

The ...

2020 General Election Policies

July 8, 2020

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Like hardcopy newspaper, television, radio and other media, TAPinto provides opportunities for candidates to advertise.  Such advertising ...

Rising Tide Capital Expands Partnerships to Support the Recovery of Black Businesses and Other Historically Underserved Entrepreneurs in New Jersey

Recently, Rising Tide Capital (Rising Tide), a national nonprofit headquartered in New Jersey, was selected as one of PayPal’s Nonprofit Community Partners to distribute a portion of its $5 million small business grant program. PayPal’s $5 million fund is part of a larger $530 million commitment to provide immediate financial relief, sustained support, and long-term investment to ...

First Move-Ins Underway at BeLa in Jersey City's Bergen-Lafayette

The first residents have begun moving into BeLa, a new luxury rental building located in Jersey City’s Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood. The exciting milestone follows the successful launch of leasing at BeLa through 3D virtual tours which are now complemented by in-person presentations by appointment only.

Located at 74 Maple Street, BeLa is quickly drawing renters from both sides of ...

LIUNA Laborers Local 3 Endorse Representative Albio Sires

July 7, 2020

Paul Roldan, Business Management, LIUNA Laborers Local 3, offered the following endorsement of US Representative Albio Sires:

The men and women of LIUNA Laborers Local 3 are proud to endorse the reelection of Representative Albio Sires. Throughout his career as an elected official, first as a mayor, then as Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, and now, serving in the US House of ...

The Voice of a Poet: To Those Leaving Elementary School in June 2020

I imagine that, for some of you, being graduated by your elementary school doesn’t feel like much at all—just another day in your house, trying to stay out of your parents’ way while they dutifully work from their makeshift home offices.

But you’d be wrong to think that this isn’t much at all. This is a momentous occasion. You have done what no generation of ...