Business & Finance

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County businesses hope curbside pick-up service will give them a boost following extended closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Most walk-in stores and non-essential retailers have been shut since mid-March, as part of New Jersey’s efforts to curb the spread of the ...

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SECAUCUS, NJ - As Hudson County businesses focus their efforts on rebuilding in a post COVID-19 environment, the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce has launched a new initiative focused on supporting women who conduct business in and around the New Jersey/New York metro area.  According to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City will be taking aggressive steps to help local small businesses prepare to re-open their doors once Governor Phil Murphy lifts restrictions, said Mayor Steven M. Fulop on Friday The city’s plan includes testing for all employees of local businesses, providing each ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Four years after it's launch, the Exchange Place Special Improvement District (SID) appears to be ready to get into full gear The city council is reviewing the entity’s proposed $12 million budget which includes funds to create a new park waterfront at the end of Montgomery ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Jersey City-based nonprofit that helps underserved entrepreneurs sustain and grow their businesses has turned part of their focus to producing and providing protective cloth face masks to essential workers. The Rising Tide Sewing Circle, spearheaded by Rising Tide Capital (RTC), ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Councilman-At-Large Rolando Lavarro is partnering with the Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) to present a free webinar for residents interested in better understanding unemployment benefits during COVID-19. The Tuesday online event will begin at 2:00 p.m.

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A reported possible takeover of Grub Hub by Uber Eats will have no short-term impact on Jersey City, said Mayor Steven Fulop. Last week Fulop signed an Executive Order imposing a ten percent cap on fees that delivery services can charge for delivering meals. A joint statement ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Journal Square area businesses wanted frontline medical workers at Christ Hospital to know that their life-saving efforts during the COVID-19 public health crisis are appreciated, Jordan Galatz, president of The Journal Square Special Improvement District (JSSID) said. “It has ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven Fulop had strong words for food delivery companies that have attempted to circumvent his Executive Order capping charges imposed on restaurants for their service at 10 percent.  “Whether it’s exploiting their Uber drivers or Uber exploiting local restaurants by ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The men and women working in Christ Hospital have been on the frontline of the battle against COVID-19 from the very beginning, and despite efforts that would cause most of us to fall from exhaustion, have shown no signs of letting up. “These community heroes didn’t just earn ...

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HOBOKEN & JERSEY CITY, NJ — What's all the hubbub about Grubhub? Earlier this week, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop issued an executive order capping the amount that third-party delivery services can charge to restaurants—currently ranging anywhere from 15 to 35 percent of a customer’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University is reaching out to communities near New Jersey's shipping ports to conduct a voluntary and confidential online survey to collect their opinions on and determine their knowledge of the port ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City has announced a program of local grants to support small businesses facing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 crisis. The small business grant program will entail the City of Jersey City matching 100% of any state grants awarded to Jersey City applicants of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Even as most city residents are indoors adhering to social distancing measures and “stay at home” orders, there is still steady foot traffic in and out of the Journal Square PATH station and around the exterior plaza, according to business leaders in the area. Those business ...

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