Business & Finance

July 20, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Good news for those who miss dining at The Highlawn Pavilion: It will be opening as The Highlawn and is a few steps closer to welcoming patrons now that Culinary Director and Executive Chef Sam Hazen, Sous Chef Michael Aiello and General Manager Salvatore Feli have joined the ...

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NEW JERSEY — Cognitive Harmony Technologies Accelerator (CHT Accelerator) has received a $100,000 donation from Pangaea Health and Wellness, LLC (Pangaea Health) for scholarships to put five social equity cannabis license applicants from New Jersey through the CHT Accelerator program. CHT ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Two town residents are planting the seeds for an indoor vertical hydroponic farm to provide locally grown foods, a teaching kitchen, a banquet hall and a large educational not-for-profit component. But before they can break ground, they’ll need some government approvals. Michele ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As the co-owner of Big Bear Brewing Company in Coral Springs, Greg Sherman typically spends his days hiring staff, checking on invoices, and glad-handling with customers. On Saturday, he was serving food at tables, sweeping the kitchen floor, and making sure the bathrooms ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Celebrity Chef David Burke, of East Brunswick's trendy new restaurant Orchard Park, has been nominated as New Jersey's "Entrepreneur of the Year."   In addition to developing the upscale spot on Cranbury Road, Burke has opened five new restaurants in the Garden State during ...

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TRENTON - The New Jersey Pay it Forward Program launched Monday to support post-pandemic career seekers, announced Governor Murphy and the New Jersey CEO Council which is made up of CEO's from  BD, Campbell Soup Company, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Prudential Financial, PSEG, ...

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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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PARAMUS, NJ - Old Navy opened a new 15,000-square-foot store last weekend at the Garden State Plaza, more than 10 years after closing its former space which now houses Uniqlo. The grand opening was celebrated with a flash mob by Proyecto NYC Dance Project on Friday, June 11, which began in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was a hot day in the Hub City in a neighborhood tucked in behind the Library, across from an historic cemetery, and down the block from the iconic George Street Co-Op. This past Sunday there was dancing in the street - New Brunswick's 55 Morris Street to be precise - and an ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - In another positive sign for the economy, NY Waterway announced the restart of its weekday rush hour service from Jersey City to Midtown Manhattan as of June 7.  The service operating from 6:30 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. from the Paulus Hook terminal, as well ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Shake Shack, anyone? Representatives of a group proposing to put a Shake Shack on Route 17 South met with the Hasbrouck Heights Planning Board on Wednesday evening for an informal hearing to review their preliminary plans.   Planning Boards, unlike Zoning Boards, can, ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — The odds and the hurdles of entrepreneurship were no match for 18- year-old Maylani Brown. WIth the love and support of her mother, Fatima Woods, an interior designer, Mayloni became the City's youngest storefront owner. On Monday, she cut a ribbon launching Maylani's Beauty ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - 7shifts, an innovative labor management platform for restaurants, has announced that it raised $21.5 million in Series B funding led by Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI), the growth equity fund affiliated with Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG). Founded by restaurateur ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – When Bernice Ndegwa of South Plainfield was considering her future, journalism was probably the furthest thing from her mind. In fact, Ndegwa, a member of the high school's Class of 2019, had long planned a career in medicine and even thought maybe she'd go on to become a ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Citing uncertainty surrounding the state's regulations and no interest from cannabis operators, the Town Council on Tuesday moved to ban marijuana business in the town. Mayor Shelley Brindle was among the officials who discussed revisiting the decision after the state Cannabis ...

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ROCHELLE PARK, NJ - The 13th state medical-use dispensary opened its doors last week on Route 17 north where employees of the facility welcomed visitors and answered questions. Deputy Mayor Gail Artola said she was on the Planning Board in 2019 when Ascend Wellness Holdings applied for the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The next exciting chapter is about to be written in the lives of Kaila Boulware and Raymond Cheley Sykes, two booklovers who fell in love as students at Rutgers. Now married and raising Truth, their smiling 1-year-old son, the couple is getting ready to open Hidden Gems ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The largest container ship to ever reach a U.S. East Coast port has docked at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal. The CMA CGM Marco Polo can carry 16,022 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs in industry terms. The ship is reported to be carrying 5,000 TEUs that include ...

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NEW JERSEY — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline to file 2020 federal tax returns to Monday, May 17 to give individual filers, tax preparers and the IRS itself more time to sort through the many changes affecting one's 2020 taxes from the latest Covid-19 relief package. New ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In an effort to protect small businesses from additional taxes on their federal PPP loans, legislation sponsored by State Senator Troy Singleton to ensure forgiven loans are not subject to the New Jersey gross income tax was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy on ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism ...

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NEWARK, NJ — For nearly 90 years, Hobby's Deli has brought the four corners of the classic Jewish delicatessen universe - corned beef, pastrami, turkey, and brisket - together to feed generations of customers in Newark. Now, as the post-COVID world begins to emerge, the family-run restaurant has ...

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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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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair business Ray’s Luncheonette has been awarded a $40,000 grant from American Express, officials announced on Wednesday. Ray's was among 25 historic and culturally significant restaurants in the U.S. that were selected by American Express, in partnership with the National ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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 Passaic County, the price at the pump has ...

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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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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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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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