Business & Finance

July 24, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the worst state to start a business, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list of the Best and Worst States to Start a Business. Nearby Connecticut (No. 49) and Pennsylvania (No. 43) also ranked in the bottom ten, while neighboring New ...

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EDISON, NJ –  Edison Heating and Cooling offers new and existing customers the option to purchase a maintenance contract and, according to owner Mike Iarrapino, there are various benefits for routine HVAC maintenance.  "Routine check-ups and maintenance are key to ensuring your comfort systems ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - There’s a new healthy hangout in town.  Playa Bowls held its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday and officially joined the Playa Bowls family as location No. 119.  With a line wrapped around the building, Playa Bowls Watchung celebrated it's grand opening at 10 a.m. on ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) has announced that Peg Wright, President/CEO of The Center for Great Expectations, has been selected as the 70th Somerset County Citizen of the Year.    The Citizen of the Year award, given annually to Somerset County’s premier ...

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UPDATE: Wednesday morning  Gladstone Line rail service has resumed between Summit and Stirling in both directions following earlier weather-related overhead wire issues, however, Gladstone Branch rail service is subject to delays of up to 30 minutes in both directions due to congestion from ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Stateside Tap + Tavern opened for take-out and delivery on Oct. 6, and indoor dining with full liquor service on Nov. 20 in the same spot Freddy's operated.  Today, Stateside's owner Jeff Linzenbold cut the ceremonial ribbon inside the restaurant's lobby, while surrounded ...

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SOMERVILLE. NJ - New Jersey American Water has issued a Mandatory Outdoor Water Restriction for customers in three central New Jersey counties until further notice because of a 36-inch water main break brought on by increased demand as a heat wave continues to broil New Jersey with record-breaking ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs.  AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a ...

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NEW JERSEY — In an effort to encourage the revitalization of vacant properties statewide, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will award 15 grants worth up to $50,000 each to eligible towns, counties, and redevelopment agencies. The NJEDA opened applications for its 21st ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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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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SOMERSET COUNTY, 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 Somerset County, the price at the pump ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset Patriots Chairman Emeritus, and chairman and CEO of Flemington Care & Truck Country, Steve Kalafer died Wednesday. "I was absolutely shocked and saddened today to hear about the passing of Steve Kalafer," Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench said in a statement ...

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WARREN, NJ -- Rainy skies didn’t dampen the excitement of the ribbon cutting for a new school in Warren. (video here) Joined by representatives of the Somerset County Business Partnership and Warren Township Chamber of Commerce, Apple Montessori Schools celebrated the grand opening in Warren ...

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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Signs of spring are slowly popping up throughout New Jersey which means the hot and humid days of summer – and the non-stop running of home and office cooling systems – are just around the corner.  According to Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling, spring is ...

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NEW JERSEY — 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 effort ...

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MEDFORD, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy was in Burlington County on Thursday to sign into law S3523, which provides $25 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for small businesses throughout New Jersey. The bill focuses on providing a lifeline to microbusinesses with five or fewer employees. The bill is ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset and the Downtown Somerville Alliance have partnered on a promotional campaign to encourage community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine. As part of the campaign, 12 businesses and restaurants are offering incentives for patrons ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package passed by lawmakers in the House and Senate along party lines has something for everyone. Somerset County is slated to receive $96.5M, of which $33M is slated for individual municipalities. with Franklin Township at the top of ...

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WARREN, NJ — No decision was made on Maddy Realty LLC’s application to build a hotel on the grounds of the Stone House Restaurant in Warren at the last meeting of the Warren Board of Adjustment. The hearing will continue on April 5.  Maddy Realty LLC has filed for two zoning variances, for use ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A parking deck for commuters and future residents of the NJ TRANSIT village under construction alongside the Raritan Valley line has begun to take shape adjacent to the Somerville train station. The five-story deck will include more than 400 spaces; the structure will be hidden ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy's fiscal year 2022 budget includes $200 million to support New Jersey’s small businesses — the backbone of the state's economy. Hit hard by the COVID pandemic, small businesses have been forced to adapt to a vastly changed economy. The governor's budget allocates ...

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Growing your business with TAPinto is easy, affordable and effective.  Businesses can tap into our highly engaged local audience with a variety of marketing options, including content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, sponsorships, banner advertising and more.  TAPinto provides ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – An encounter with one person can change your life. For Karen S. of Millington that person is Danielle Conner, the owner of the Watchung-based Pilates Design Studio. "For me, life changed in December 2019 when I met Danielle. At the time, I was searching for a facility in the area ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey residents still awaiting their extended unemployment benefit payments can expect to receive them by Friday, February 12. Since an 11-week extension in federal benefits was approved at the end of December, there has been a lapse in payments for some 75,000 residents whose ...

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