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Business & Finance

September 10, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — The Institute For Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL), a Newark-based nonprofit aimed to better support minority business owners, is launching an initiative that will help women of color access capital backed by a major boost in grant funding. IFEL officials announced this week that ...

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NEW JERSEY — A little bit of relief at the gas pump is coming for New Jersey motorists, with the state's gas tax set to decline by one cent per gallon beginning on October 1.  New Jersey State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio said that the gas tax reduction is triggered by a 2016 law that ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Jersey City’s cannabis control board has given the OK to several applicants seeking to open marijuana dispensaries in the city, including one backed by rapper and actor Ice-T. During its July 25 meeting, the board considered and approved the following Class 5 retail ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024. "There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A local business owner known for his coffee in Westfield and Summit will next month be among the guests on a new reality television show that has five men vying for “true love” each week. Who is it? Among the suitors on Lifetime's “Five Guys A Week” is Ahrre Maros. The ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council approved an ordinance to regulate the sales of cannabis and the operation of dispensaries within the city, on Tuesday. The effort, according to the measure, is to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the community.  The council previously ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – After months of cleanup and reconstruction, employees of PepsiCo’s Piscataway warehouse returned to work in time to celebrate the facility’s 30th anniversary in the township last week. The anniversary came at an important time as the warehouse endured a fire in March, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Colgate-Palmolive announced the grand opening of the Volpe Clinical Research Center, a new clinical research and innovation testing center in Piscataway. The center, which the company said is believed to be the first-ever in-house dental clinic at a consumer goods company, is ...

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NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey. “The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Due to the ongoing national shortage of baby formula, Governor Phil Murphy has declared a State of Emergency which allows him to activate State price gouging laws. Executive Order No. 296 is consistent with President Biden's actions at the federal level. The order also coordinates ...

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I am excited to announce that I am the new Owner and Editor of TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como. Ms. Cathy Goetz did an amazing job these past few years building the site with great reporting on both towns.  We look forward to building on that strong foundation. I had the honor to serve as Mayor of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Plans are in place to transform the former Seth Boyden Court Housing Complex into a state-of-the-art film and television facility, a project officials are dubbing an “anchor” piece of a larger effort to revitalize the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward. Newark ...

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TOTOWA, NJ – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Totowa area grocery stores and pharmacies have been ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor. "I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do, and I form relationships. I am a success." Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently ...

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Njhipsturbia Instagram account just reached a milestone: 10k followers. Yay! Or actually Nay! What should have been a blue badge of honor, instead has come as the agony of Instagram defeat. Like that ski jumper, they too have gotten totally rocked by a Bitcoin hacker named “@Edwin”. With each ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In celebration of National Small Business Week, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced plans to open applications for its Micro Business Loan next month, which will make additional funding resources available through the Authority’s Main Street Recovery ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - It was "Team Jaleesa" all the way during a viewing party where local residents, along with Township officials, supported their favorite hometown pastry shop owner, Jaleesa Mason, as she competed in the finals of the Spring Baking Championship on the Food Network.....and ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Local reaction is coming in to the news that Applegreen, an on-highway service plaza developer, will move its U.S. headquarters to the borough. "Glen Rock is pleased to welcome Applegreen to our community, and we feel fortunate that they chose to relocate their headquarters to ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - An international Dublin-based company announced it will bring its U.S. headquarters to the borough bringing an investment of $126 million and 100 new jobs, with another 800 jobs projected to come. The announcement came through Governor Phil Murphy who is in Dublin wooing Irish ...

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MONTCLAIR – Senator Nia H. Gill has introduced a bill designed to advance bilateral trade and investment between New Jersey and Ireland, officials announced. According to a release, the bill, introduced on March 31, 2022, would form a New Jersey-Ireland Trade Commission that would work to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – People taking advantage of New Jersey’s first day for the legal sale of recreational cannabis got up early on Thursday; they were waiting in line at 6:45 a.m. outside the TerreAscend Apothecarium cannabis shop on Springfield Avenue. The Maplewood shop is one of 13 statewide that ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Governor Murphy held a press conference outside Elizabeth’s Zen Leaf Dispensary, as April 21 marks the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in New Jersey. At the time of writing, 13 dispensaries that also serve medical marijuana patients will be selling products ...

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TRENTON— The New Jersey Department of the Treasury has launched NJ FinLit, a free financial wellness platform for all adult state residents, announced Governor Murphy. The NJ FinLit financial wellness platform features  tools and courses, as well as a personalized and interactive learning ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ -- New Jersey was ranked No. 1 in the country in WalletHub's Best States for Working from Home study. Nearby Delaware (3), Connecticut (4), Maryland (9), and New York (10) also ranked in the top 10.  While more and more businesses are embracing work-from-home positions, people who ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  S&P Global Ratings raised its rating on New Jersey's General Obligation (GO) Bonds to "A- up from a BBB+ with a stable outlook". This is the first upgrade for New Jersey from S&P since 2005, stated the governor's office.  S&P also raised its long-term and underlying ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey’s average gas price dropped five cents this week to $4.16 from $4.21. Today’s average price is down 21 cents from the high of $4.37 we saw on March 10, but it’s still 27 cents higher than a month ago ($3.89) and $1.25 higher than April 4, 2021 ($2.91). New Jersey’s average ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Friday, Mayor Andre Sayegh presented Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States, Daniel Mulhall, with the Key to the City.  Mulhall, who has served in Ireland's foreign service for more than 44 years, visited Paterson along with Consul General Helena Nolan as part of an effort ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- During its first meeting since January, the Springfield Board of Adjustment Tuesday night heard from a traffic engineer on plans to replace the Barnes & Noble at the corner of Hillside Avenue and Route 22 West with a Chick-fil-A later this year. Several Hillside Avenue ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A partnership between two Newark-based organizations, Audible and Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ), is making an impact in the city to create more job opportunities for people of color. Audible, a Newark-based audiobook seller and producer, set out in 2017 to work with local ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Laila Quallis, a freshman at Westfield High School, turned painful styling sessions and a lack of available products into a haircare line that works for people with all hair textures and spreads a message of self-love. The name of Laila’s hair care line, YBT Kids, stands for ...

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