Business & Finance

May 14, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Bellevue Theatre, located in Upper Montclair, is slated to reopen in the fall or early 2022, officials announced this week. During an intimate ceremony held Thursday at the movie venue located at 260 Bellevue Avenue, the Bellevue Theatre President Doreen Sayegh, on behalf ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair business Ray’s Luncheonette has been awarded a $40,000 grant from American Express, officials announced on Wednesday. Ray's was among 25 historic and culturally significant restaurants in the U.S. that were selected by American Express, in partnership with the National ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Center BID is pleased to announce Springboard Montclair, a small business start-up grant competition that will help fund two businesses to lease space in downtown Montclair.  Applications will open on Monday, May 10 at montclaircenter.com.  All applications must be ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Mountainside Medical Center has announced today its acquisition of Immedicenter offices in Bloomfield and Clifton. The offices will be renamed Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Immedicenter. Serving the community for over 35 years, Immedicenter provides patients with immediate ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council's May 4 meeting was expected to be long, due to controversial decisions made for the 2021 municipal budget that would attract dozens of residents to the public comment part, and it was.  Concerns from councilors over items up for a vote made the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Alec Grabowski has been named chief operating officer (COO) for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center.  He replaces Tim O’Brien, who was promoted to chief executive officer in August 2020. Grabowski comes to Mountainside Medical Center with over a decade of healthcare ...

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NEWARK, NJ — When Judy Rodriguez was a sophomore at Elizabeth High School, her history teacher gave her a key piece of information that would empower her, then one day power New Jersey. "She gave us an aptitude test, and the result for me was that I would be good at the STEM (science, ...

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VERONA, NJ — Three Essex County middle school students have turned a passion project into a business, launching JAÉ Candles and Co. Jada Bednar and Ellie Ghingo (seventh-graders at H.B.Whitehorne Middle School in Verona) and Ava Tsettos, (a West Caldwell seventh-grader at Grover Cleveland Middle ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Demolition has officially begun at the former Northfield Baptist Church at the corner of South Livingston Avenue and East Northfield Road, where the township recently approved an application by Livingston Builders, LLC, to create a mixed-use residential and retail development at ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and Congresswomen Mikie Sherrill on Monday joined Mayor Venezia, Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, Councilman Nick Joanow, Councilman Rich Rockwell, Councilman Ted Gamble, Assemblyman Tom Giblin and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. on Essex Avenue ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The COVID-19 pandemic has amassed great destruction to businesses in the United States. According to Yelp’s Local Economic Impact Report from September 2020, over 97,966 businesses have permanently closed their doors on a nationwide scale. However, during this incredibly difficult ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township will be hosting a Housing Series virtual workshop on Thursday, April 22, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., which will cover financial literacy. The workshop is offered as part of a six-class series covering topics that address obtaining and sustaining housing ...

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MEDFORD, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law S-3523, which provides $25 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for small businesses throughout New Jersey. The bill provides a lifeline to microbusinesses with five or fewer employees. The bill is part of a five-bill, $100 million relief ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the seventh highest state with the overall tax burden with a 9.98% overall state tax according to personal finance website WalletHub’s  2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation. What accounts for New Jersey's ...

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  Montclair, NJ - Beyond Main Montclair an online “shop local” e-commerce site has just gone live in Montclair, NJ. The Montclair Center Business Improvement District (BID) is bringing the online local e-commerce site to town so locals from near and far will be able to shop many of Montclair’s ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Fourth Ward Councilor David Cummings held a virtual community meeting on March 9 to talk about one topic and one topic only – the fate of the proposed supermarket at the Lackawanna railway terminal at Lackawanna Plaza.  The new owner of the property, David Placek, joined ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair resident Maureen Edelson has been named Vice President of the Essex County NJ Republican Women, according to published reports. Incoming president of Essex County NJ Republican Women, Carol Gallentine of Roseland, kicked off her term with the announcement at the group's ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that loans received through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will not be subject to state taxes and that all expenses paid through PPP funds will be tax-deductible. "This is another layer of protection our business owners need to help ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled his Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, which included $200 million to support New Jersey’s small businesses, the backbone of New Jersey’s economy. Hit hard by the COVID pandemic, small businesses have been forced to adapt to a vastly changed ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient. The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy provided during his COVID press briefing on Wednesday some positive news about testing sites and vaccinations. He said the 1,758,979 total vaccine doses (1,192,364 first doses, and 566,441 second doses) have been administered as of this morning.  He also was proud ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair's cannabis dispensary has gotten a makeover and will re-open, according to published reports. Ascend Wellness Holding will hold a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, February 22nd at 6:30pm and Tuesday, February 23rd at 8:30am. Community leaders, ...

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Raising Indoor Capacity Limits from 25% to 35% for Certain Businesses Executive Order Also Ends Statewide 10 p.m. Curfew for In-Person Indoor Restaurant Service, and Adjusts Gathering Limits for Religious and Political Activities, Wedding Ceremonies, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Five anchorwomen from the NY1 news channel in New York resolved a settlement of an age and gender discrimination lawsuit. The women alleged they were passed over in favor of younger talent, according to statements from the women. The women included Jeanine Ramirez, Vivian Lee and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – After a lengthy battle between Montclair Township and the Montclair Property Owners' Association, the lawsuit regarding rent control in Montclair, will finally be put to rest, according to Township Officials. During a proceeding on Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Jeffrey B. Beacham ...

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NEW JERSEY — Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller participated in a panel of mayors speaking about how they have navigated the pandemic for, and with, their townships.  The Jan. 21 presentations and discussion focused on downtowns, as it was part of Downtown NJ’s annual conference, happening ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was rated the worst state to retire, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual ranking of 2021’s Best States to Retire. What's the biggest reason for New Jersey's last place ranking? "The biggest reason New Jersey finished last is affordability. It has ...

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NEWARK, NJ — On New Year’s Eve, the state of New York welcomed 2021 with the passage of the Healthy Terminals Act, a piece of legislation mandating that essential workers at airports be provided an increased minimum wage, paid leave and a standard health benefits supplement.  Across the river, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - In Montclair, a French bakery aids the hungry as COVID-19 bears down on local communities. Arben Gasi, owner of Le French Dad, adapted his operation to fit the circumstances. Furloughing employees, altering the production of breads, launching online ordering and scaling back on ...

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