Business & Finance

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again.  “Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Planning Board will hold a "Special Meeting," on May 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in review of the Application by Atlanta, GA-based Primrose School Franchising Company for a proposed development at 480-490 Morris Avenue, where Primrose seeks to locate a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally.  In Union County, the price at the pump has hit ...

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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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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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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The U.S. News & World Reports ranking of the best Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotels is in. Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights is ranked #5 best of all the 245 Embassy Suites hotels across the United States, Canada and Latin America. "With perks like all-suite ...

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Do you want to be your own boss?  Do you want to create financial independence while leaving a lasting legacy?  Are you a community leader?   If so, owning a local digital marketing business with TAPinto may be a good fit for you.  It's an affordable business opportunity with a low entry cost ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Terrana Orthodontics, a boutique one doctor practice, recently opened in New Providence. When it comes to wearing braces, these days you have many options. Dr. Anthony Terrana will help you find the type of braces to fit your needs. "We offer metal braces, clear braces, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Bob Zuckerman was appointed to lead Downtown Westfield Corporation last year, he said he wanted to make the downtown “sparkle and shine.” And shining it is, at least in the North Avenue parking lot of the Westfield train station, where 15 lighted seesaws have been set up as ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A panel discussion, entitled 'Negotiating in the Gap', will be hosted by AAUW Madison and the Summit College Club on March 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The panel will explore the status of pay equity between women and men, and how women can succeed in the current environment using ...

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185-acre work-life campus welcomes three accomplished chefs to further enhance its growing dining scene  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Connell Company, the developer behind the premier work-life campus, announced three prominent additions to the culinary team at The Park in Berkeley Heights, ...

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RARITAN VALLEY, NJ -- The Raritan Valley Line Mayors’ Alliance is cheering the news from Washington about the long-delayed Gateway Hudson River tunnel project. The Biden Administration has reversed a policy by former President Trump that did not allow either New York or New Jersey to use loans ...

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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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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The COVID pandemic has taken its toll on many small businesses, but the news that the iconic Florence Ravioli in downtown Scotch Plains is closing hurts. The business, which dates back to 1943, has been a part of the fabric of Scotch Plains since 1968. Florence Ravioli ...

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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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HAMILTON, NJ --  Governor Phil Murphy signed the landmark New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020 into law on Thursday at Hamilton's Carella's Chocolate's and Gifts, a local family business for more than 80 years. The law provides economic support for small businesses, while propelling New ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Things can fall into place -- and you can start living your dream -- just ask Christine Kohl, who recently opened The Tile Lady Designs by Christine located behind Berkeley Car Wash at 620 Springfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights. Christine Kohl -- known as "Christine the Tile ...

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Rick Thigpen has been with PSEG since 2007, rising through the ranks to his present position of senior vice president and head of Corporate Citizenship in 2018. In a conversation with TAPinto, Thigpen notes how his professional and personal background in politics as district director for the late ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After the recent towing of cars at the former Bank of America lot behind Prestige Diner in New Providence, a community discussion ensued with close to 300 comments posted to the New Providence and Berkeley Heights Facebook forums to expose and warn the community. The cars ...

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NEW JERSEY -- A new program called Sustain and Serve NJ has been launched by the NJEDA that enables struggling New Jersey restaurants to prepare meals that would be distributed to nonprofit organizations to feed for needy residents. Sustain and Serve NJ is a COVID-19 relief effort that helps ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- During the 100 years since its founding, The Liberty Group and the United States have faced tough times -- a market crash, the Great Depression, five-plus wars, an oil crisis, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, HIV and Ebola.  “Whatever was happening to this country, Liberty went ...

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WARREN, NJ - The application for a hotel at The Stone House at Stirling Ridge will now be heard on March 1, 2021, after it was postponed again at the Monday Dec. 7 meeting. Neighboring residents have retained Rob Simon of Herold Law in Warren, and Jay Bohn, the attorney representing Maddy ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Did you by chance play the Jersey Cash 5 in Linden on Monday? Well you could be the holder of a winning ticket worth over $245,000. The New Jersey Lottery commission announced on Tuesday that two lucky tickets matched the winning Jersey Cash 5 numbers drawn and one of the lucky ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dr. Anthony Terrana recently celebrated the opening of his new orthodontics practice in New Providence with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Mayor Al Morgan and councilmen Rob Muñoz and Dr. Bob Robinson were on hand for the ceremonial ribbon cutting and reception to welcome the ...

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NEW JERSEY — With Black Friday’s arrival and Cyber Monday not far behind, New Jersey’s attorney general is warning consumers to be on the lookout for new scams and a slew of cyber attacks targeting shoppers. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs are expecting an ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Saturday, November 28 is Small Business Saturday, a day set aside since 2010 between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage shoppers to spend their holiday money at local mom-and-pop stores. Mountainside and its surrounding communities are home to many restaurants, spas, ...

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"You have to support your local businesses because those are the ones that make a tremendous impact in the long term," said Chris Wang, Buy Local NJ. BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - One of the best parts of being the editor of a TAPinto.net news site is interviewing people that stand out in our community ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Steve Pantagis, who described himself as the director of the Pantagis corporation, contacted TAPintoSPF on Tuesday to confirm that, despite the assertions of Nick Pantagis last week, the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall has closed its doors forever.  "I'm ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Colonia native Kelli Capurso, 23, was, like any bride, looking forward to her wedding reception. She married her husband, Anthony, in August 2019, but postponed her reception until 2020 until after he returned from his deployment with the Marines. COVID put a wrench into their ...

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