Business & Finance

May 10, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Chamber of Commerce recently cut the ribbon of Sugar Tree Café on Passaic Ave. Owned by the husband and wife team of Jack and Sophia Bermeo, the café is just the latest in a series of businesses to open or expand in the township in recent months.  Jack Bermeo made a name ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Apothecarium Dispensary at 1865 Springfield Avenue had its ribbon cutting on Friday morning. The new medical cannabis dispensary serves as Maplewood’s first and only. The facility offers its own brand of cannabis products (grown at its Boonton, NJ farm) called KindTree along ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor businesses, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — The Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday evening, May 4 on the introduction to Ordinance No. 3473 prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis businesses within the township. On Feb. 22, 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law the use of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Community support has given Akwaaba Gallery owner Laura Bonas-Palmer an injection of hope after the COVID-19 pandemic nearly shuttered her business just three months ago.  When the pandemic forced Bonas-Palmer to close the doors of her West Ward art gallery in March 2020, a ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Board of Commissiners of the Township of Nutley are scheduled to introduce an ordinance at the May 4, 2021 open public meeting prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis businesses in the township. Shortly after the agenda item was made public, the community responded.

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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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NUTLEY, NJ — The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Nutley will introduce an ordinance at the Tues. May 4, 2021 open public meeting to prohibit cannabis based businesses from operating in the community. A separate agenda item states that the township “acknowledges and accepts the Plan of ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Mondelez, known to locals as the Nabisco Plant, is set to close in July, but Mayor Kurt Peluso remains upbeat about several suitors who are inquiring about occupying the space. Most recently, Peluso said Wegmans, a large scale grocery chain, is considering the spot. Prior to this ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- It wasn't exactly Paris in the Spring, but it was close enough to draw a crowd on Main Street in Chatham on Friday afternoon for the grand reopening of Fleur de Sel Patisserie.Bistro., a place that has provided comfort food for those out and about during the pandemic. Chatham ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - In an effort to help people to return to work, NY Waterway is expanding ferry service to and from Jersey City. NY Waterways is increasing ferry service to Manhattan from Belford in Middletown. The Belford route runs weekdays to Pier 11 / Wall St., Brookfield Place, Paulus Hook in ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has opened preregistration to distribute another $85 million in coronavirus-related aid to a targeted group of small and medium-sized businesses. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program — now in its fourth phase — ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Township of Nutley Zoning Board of Adjustment is scheduled to review a code interpretation regarding the property at 275 Kingsland St. The property is being considered for a warehouse and truck terminal.  The item on the Township of Nutley Zoning Board of Adjustment agenda ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced Phase 4 of the Authority’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program, adding $85 million in funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It will provide short-term operating ...

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MONTCLAIR, New Jersey – Mountainside Medical Center has recognized several staff members for exceptional leadership in the establishment and operationalization the hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Hospital CEO Tim O’Brien recognized Florey Cruz-Cerpa, manager of Community Health; Julia Ilyin, ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — New Jersey restaurants will receive another $35 million in federal coronavirus relief aid under legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. To be administered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA), the funds are grants that will be made available to ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Michael Sweigart, a Manahawkin inventor and businessman will be featured on ABC's Shark Tank this Friday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET for his "Furzapper" product.  "FurZapper was originally (and accidentally) created for my own use, to solve the issue of pet hair all over my family's ...

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Nonpartisan legislative report says revenues better than Murphy predicted as lawmakers ramp up budget review. Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 ...

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$25 million in federal COVID-19 relief for those with up to five employees. Special to TAPinto.net.  This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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They and other Democrats from high-tax states are pushing to insert unlimited SALT deduction in president’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal. Special to TAPinto.net.  This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Sweets, and sweet gifts, to fill Easter Baskets at the last minute can be found at Nutley's original maker space and gift shop, Pretty Handy. Locally crafted decorative country bunnies are sure to be long-time house guests long after they leave their temporary Easter basket home.

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MEDFORD, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy Thursday 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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NEWARK, NJ — Businesses and organizations in the greater Newark area including Nutley are invited to apply for the New Jersey Zero Emission Incentive Program (NJ ZIP) starting April 6. The $15 million program, which is being piloted, is the first of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative ...

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PARAMUS, NJ — In a 180-degree turn from its previous stance, the Borough Council is now considering the sale of recreational marijuana. They currently allow the sale of medicinal marijuana. "This could be a huge windfall for us," Mayor Richard LaBarbiera said at the March 23 combination ...

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Lawmakers agreed to bills they say will help jobless workers, boost aid to struggling businesses, nonprofits.  Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage.

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HOBOKEN, NJ – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez visited Hoboken on Friday to discuss a new $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund with local restaurant owners. In March 2020, Hoboken was among the first in the nation to announce the closure of bars and restaurants in the face of COVID. The City’s ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Moody's Investors Service assigned an Aa2 rating to the Township of Nutley, NJ's $7 million bonds. The $7 million dollars consists of $6.5 million General Bonds of 2021 and $485,000 Water Bonds of 2021. According to Moody's, the rating reflects strong and stable reserves. Also ...

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