Business & Finance

November 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the West Orange diner that opened its doors and its kitchen to students stranded on school buses during Thursday’s storm. The Chit Chat Diner, located on Eagle Rock Avenue near the Eagle Rock Reservation, welcomed 11 buses full of West ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn on Friday, Sept. 28, making the ticket's owner the winner of the Jersey Cash 5 $166,600 Jackpot, according to a press release from NJ Lottery. The winning ticket was sold at the Quick Chek location at 1545 Springfield Ave. in ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – British Swim School, which provides water safety education as an essential survival skill, has expanded further with two new pool locations in Essex County. The new locations in Livingston and Fairfield mark the 11th and 12th New Jersey locations for the British Swim ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A new parklet will be unveiled on Glenridge Avenue on Friday, September 28 at 6pm.  The public is invited to join Mayor Robert Jackson, BID Director Israel Cronk and other officials to open a new seasonal parklet on Glenridge Avenue. The custom designed parklet, located across ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  Traditionally recognized the first Monday of September, Labor Day, was created by the labor movement and is, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.  While New York's was the first legislature to introduce a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Reentry, the program that former Gov. Jim McGreevey started to help recently released inmates obtain housing and employment, is now moving to assist a large segment of society with training for and placement in jobs in construction trades through a program called NJBuild. At ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Join the 5K run/walk for a cause on September 1 at Brookdale Park. Spread The Purple is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission to provide guidance to both individuals and families for the right resources and assistance they can use during unexpected circumstance.

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ– The Bloomfield Cruisers joined the celebrations when Universal Technical Institute formally unveiled their latest campus during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this week at their new Broad Street, Bloomfield location. A week after the inaugural class of students began their first ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Join the 5K run/walk for a cause on September 1 at Brookdale Park. Spread The Purple is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission to provide guidance to both individuals and families for the right resources and assistance they can use during unexpected circumstance.

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.   MORE: Reverend plans to meet with Wells Fargo over Newark foreclosures Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Join in for the grand opening of Macy’s Backstage at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m.   Be one of the first 200 customers to arrive and you’ll receive a "Scratch, Win, Smile" scratch-off card. During the event, be sure to shop to the tunes of a live DJ. Snap ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal on Monday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try an identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices, according to a release from the agency. The Port Authority will launch the pilot test ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced on Wednesday, that Essex County is withdrawing all of its accounts from Wells Fargo because of predatory lending schemes and aggressive foreclosure practices by the banking giant. Under DiVincenzo’s directive, Essex ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Anthony's Cheesecake, on Washington St. in Bloomfield Center, is the winner of a national 'Corner Stories' promotion. The promotion, created by Screenvision Media, will feature a profile of Anthony's in the pre-show portion of major motion picture showings from today through ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark could soon see a boost in long-term investments due to federal legislation that created certain tax exemptions for private investors. In April, the federal treasury department approved low-income Opportunity Zones in 75 municipalities throughout New Jersey that were nominated ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters here. It’s one of two ordinances that were approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The site of the historic Little Theatre has been bought by a management and development company that’s gaining a presence in the city.  Paramount Assets about two weeks ago bought the property that includes the four-story office building adjacent to the theater and the former Broad ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Eugene Diaz of Prism announced that Ralph Lauren signed the lease for a building at On3. The announcement was made at the July 3 Nutley Board of Commissioners Meeting.  Ralph Lauren is expected to create 225 jobs in Nutley. The company will occupy 225,000 sq. feet of an existing ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Three $50,000 lottery tickets were sold in New Jersey, according to NJ Lottery Acting Executive Director John M. White. One ticket was sold in Montclair. Lottery officials also announced that an Oregon Lottery ticketholder won the $150.4 million Powerball jackpot from ...

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