Business & Finance

April 24, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Prudential Financial is committing $180 million through 2025 to help young people aged 15-29 worldwide to gain the right skills to compete for and succeed in quality jobs.  The goal is to improve young people’s lives by creating pathways for them to achieve financial wellness that ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - A new office in Newark will connect local residents and businesses to jobs and contracting opportunities for the $2.7 billion Terminal One project at Newark Liberty International Airport. MORE: Murphy Calls for Speedy Replacement of Aging AirTrain at Newark Airport The Port ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - One Powerball lottery ticket that was sold at a local convenience store matched enough numbers during last night’s drawing to win $50,000. Clinton News, located at 31 Clinton St., sold the winning ticket. Four of the five white balls and the Powerball were matched for the third-tier ...

Read more »

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Mike Guerriero can now add Champion Chef to his name after winning a national title for his blueberry basil gelato. During the Gelato Festival America 2019, held in Miami, the 11 top gelato chefs in America competed for the gold medal with original artisanal flavors. A ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - The city is exploring a pilot for a universal basic income program and will launch an exploratory task force to see if it’s feasible, Mayor Ras Baraka said during his state of the city address. The Economic Security Project and the Jain Family Institute, two research groups that are ...

Read more »

NATIONAL -- Daylight Saving Time adds 1 hour to standard time (at 2 a.m.) to make better use of daylight and conserve energy. It is observed in over 70 countries worldwide, although the beginning and end dates vary from country to country. Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that do not observe ...

Read more »

ELIZABETH, NJ - Representatives of LIUNA Laborers Local 3 and 77 joined with the Elizabeth Development Company of New Jersey (EDCNJ) on Wednesday to announce the launch of a program to recruit and assist women in Essex and Union County join the construction trades unions. Elected officials from ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - Companies like FedEx, Amazon and PSEG will be on hand during Essex County College's spring job fair on March 21. Attendees will be able to meet several company recruiters to increase their chances of being selected for a new position. Other companies that will be at the fair will ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka today said that Newark is “well poised” to have Amazon’s second headquarters following the retail giant’s announcement to pull out of New York. Amazon in November selected Long Island City, Queens and Arlington, Va. over Newark for its second headquarters, with a ...

Read more »

TAPinto Newark has won two first-place awards for its reporting in 2018 from the New Jersey Press Association and the  Center for Cooperative Media. TAPinto Newark's Rebecca Panico won first place in the New Jersey Press Association's Business and Financial Writing Portfolio category. The ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - The retail giant Amazon picked other locations over Newark for its second headquarters, but now the Washington Post is reporting the company may be reconsidering its New York City decision. Newark and 19 other locations were finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters, which prompted ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ -  Mayor Ras Baraka touted the city receiving a slightly higher bond rating, but the major credit rating agency that gave the upgrade says Newark remains in a “challenging” financial state. Moody’s Investor Service upgraded the city's non-contingent lease debt and custodial receipt ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - The former Ballantine Brewery, a 1.1 million-square-foot property at 424 East Ferry St., has been sold for $61 million. Turnbridge Equities, a real estate investment and development firm with five offices around the United States, and investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ  - When Keturah Muhammad tried to prepare her own taxes to save about $200, she realized she had to pay the state of New York about $400. Her mom recommended she go to a free tax preparer in Newark under the federal Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program offers ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - The city is partnering with several groups to launch a free, nine-week training program to bolster women-led companies based in Newark. Walker’s Legacy, a company that supports multicultural women in business, teamed up with the city to provide the Women Who Enterprise program.

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - La Casa de Don Pedro, a social services and community development nonprofit based in Newark, is looking to fill more than 20 positions. The organization will host a job fair on Jan. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 39 Broadway to fill the positions. The jobs include administrative and ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - Redd's Biergarten, located in the heart of Newark's arena district, will be opening a new restaurant in downtown New Brunswick.  The restaurant, which has been located in Newark since 2016, has an extensive beer menu including German brews as well as IPAs and local craft beers.

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - The state Department of Environmental Protection awarded a grant to Newark worth more than $230,000 that will help improve recycling rates throughout the city. The $232,000 is part of a $14.3 million statewide grant awarded through the state Recycling Enhancement Act, which the DEP ...

Read more »

  MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gelotti has been invited and will be participating in Gelato Festival World Ranking in Italy next month, store officials announced. On a rainy day in August, Chef Mike Guerriero, and his Gelotti team prepared for Gelato Festival America 2018 at Liberty State ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - City residents who are having a hard time paying their water bills due to an unforeseen situation will be able to apply for assistance through a new pilot program.  NJ SHARES, a nonprofit that offers energy and utility assistance for households, received a $10,000 donation from an ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka once touted the city’s $2 billion tax break for Amazon to bring its second headquarters to the city, but today he stood with groups that called for subsidies to end for similar companies until better working conditions are implemented for warehouse employees. The ...

Read more »

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Food Council has promoted its chief government affairs representative to vice president for her work representing food retailers, including supermarkets, independent grocers and convenience stores, as well as their supplier partners.  Mary Ellen Peppard will take a ...

Read more »

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After nearly a year in business, the embattled Dairy Air ice cream company, has permanently closed its doors. Located at 521 Bloomfield Ave, Dairy Air came under fire for having, what residents called, a "sexualized" logo.  Shortly after opening in 2017, the ice cream ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - More than 300 small businesses are expected to turn out to a free exhibition tomorrow, Dec. 6, in the Hahne Building to learn how to access financing and other resources. New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund is partnering with the city and companies to host the event, which will ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon today announced its picks (yes plural) for its second headquarters, and it wasn’t Newark. The corporate giant selected Long Island City and Arlington, Va. for the company's new headquarters. The company also selected Nashville for a new operations center, which will handle ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka today 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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - Macy's and Essex County College are teaming up to find candidates for temporary jobs during the holiday season.  Essex County College's Training, Inc. Department will host the seasonal job fair for positions at Macy's on Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The company is looking to fill ...

Read more »

The head of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation has stepped down to take the top job at the Newark Alliance, a non-profit group charged with promoting the city. Aisha Glover was named the CEO of the Alliance, replacing Kimberly McLain, who has "moved on to a new ...

Read more »