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NJ Republican Says State's Tax Increases Blew Newark's Chances for Amazon's HQ2

November 9, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The Republican leader of the state Senate said Gov. Phil Murphy's tax plan ruined Newark's chances of being selected for Amazon's second headquarters. 

State Sen. Thomas Kean Jr (R-Union) put the onus of the governor because he signed a budget in July that had businesses bearing the brunt of a more than $1 billion tax increase. The budget was passed after ...

Baraka Says Newark Will Benefit Even If Amazon's HQ2 Goes Elsewhere

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka Monday said Newark has benefited from being in the running for Amazon’s second headquarters -- even if the corporate giant picks a different location.

“It's not over 'til the fat lady sings,” Baraka said today at an unrelated press conference for the opening of a new police precinct. “That's what they say, right?”

The ...

SBA Offering Disaster Loans to Essex County Businesses, Residents Affected by August Severe Storms and Flooding

WASHINGTON, DC — Monmouth County businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on August 11 through 13 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

To find out about the program, SBA has established this week a disaster loan outreach center in Ocean County at the Greenbriar Homeowners Association, 1 Derby Circle in Brick.

Lt. Governor Oliver to Deliver Keynote Address at HOMECorp 30th Anniversary Celebration, Oct. 30

MONTCLAIR, NJ - HOMECorp, the Montclair-based non-profit, will celebrate 30 years of preserving, restoring and building affordable housing for Montclair residents, on Tuesday, October 30. 

Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver will come home to her native Essex County to deliver the keynote address at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ, to over 200 guests hailing from the business, arts, ...

UTI-Bloomfield Hosts High Octane Grand Opening Celebration

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Universal Technical Institute rolled out the red carpet to welcome local dignitaries, industry executives and business leaders during their official grand opening extravaganza Wednesday evening at their newest campus on Broad Street in Bloomfield.

UTI will offer training to about 800 students in Bloomfield.  The state-of-the-art campus, focused on automotive and ...

Images from the Montclair Fashion Show 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of people gathered at the Wellmont Theater on October 14 for the 2018 Montclair Fashion Show.

Coordinated by the Montclair Center BID, the runway show highlighted the fashions and services by local Montclair businesses. The much-anticipated event opened with a vintage fashion walk to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Township of Montclair. The ...

Montclair Community Invited to Enjoy Coffee with a Cop, Oct. 18

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair residents and stakeholders are invited to attend Coffee with a Cop on Thursday, October 18.

Local police officials will be present to discuss any concerns or to mingle with law enforcement leaders. 

The event will take place from 9am to 11am located at Java Love, 49 Church Street in Montclair.

Free give-a-ways will be provided to kids.

New Executive Director Hired for Montclair Center BID

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Center Business Improvement District (BID) has hired Jennifer Brown to serve as Executive Director.

Brown is set to replace Israel Cronk starting November 12.

Currently the Executive Director of the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership BID in New York,  Brown will become the fourth director to lead the Montclair BID, which was founded in ...

11 Companies to Be On Hand at Essex County College Job Fair

NEWARK, NJ - Job recruiters from 11 companies across multiple industries will be on hand at an upcoming job fair at Essex County College, which is open to students and the public.

The fair will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s fourth floor multipurpose room at 303 University Ave. in Newark. Companies are searching for candidates to fill full and part-time ...

Gov. Murphy Unveils Economic Development Strategic Plan at On3 in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy unveiled his economic development strategic plan, “The State of Innovation: Building a Stronger and Fairer Economy in New Jersey”, at the On3 campus in Nutley on Monday. The plan sets New Jersey on the path to a stronger and fairer future where innovation and diversity are at the forefront of the State’s economy. The ...


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Shop in Montclair on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24

November 5, 2018

Shop Montclair Center with Music, Raffles and More for Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24

Shop Montclair Center for Small Business Saturday, Nov 24.  Kickoff for the day’s events will take place on Church Street at 11 a.m.  Shoppers can stop by to pick up a Small Business Saturday passport to fill up with 9 signatures/stamps from various stores to enter ...