Business & Finance

August 14, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson's newest downtown restaurant is open for business! Surrounded by local officials including Congressman Bill Pascrell, Mayor Andre Sayegh, and City Council President Maritza Davila, and with well over 100 hungry guests looking on, owner Azi Alam cut the ribbon to Silk City ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Saying that “a partnership can bring economies of scale resulting in efficiencies which can unleash savings and drive quality improvement essential to transforming healthcare delivery amidst an ever changing and challenging environment,” St. Joseph’s Health officials have announced ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With the Paterson Museum in the midst of a plastic bag free month challenge as part of their Eco-Chic 2 program, highlighting the deleterious impact that plastic bags have on our environment, a new bill passed in June by the New Jersey Legislature is set to impose a 5-cent fee on ...

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PATERSON, NJ- “A city that is moving up.”  That’s how George Pahiakos described Paterson just minutes before Mayor Andre Sayegh cut a red ribbon to welcome the new businesses owner to Center City Mall. Describing it as a “big box store in a small package,” Pahiakos’ Ace Hardware and Benjamin ...

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PATERSON, NJ- It’s been said that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. And while we know that April 15 is going to roll around each year, and usually take some steps to organize documents and receipts, not enough of us plan for the eventuality of the end of our life. Thankfully, in ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With an appointment looming for his third meeting with Governor Murphy since his May election later in the day, Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh addressed more than 50 members and guests of the Greater Paterson Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon sponsored by the North Jersey Federal Credit ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With a local unemployment rate nearly double that of the State of New Jersey as a whole, efforts to bring jobs to Paterson residents is at the top of the list of priorities for any decision maker seeking to improve the city’s economic standing. This was the message Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ- For Gigi Gonzalez the chance to work at M&T Bank’s newly opened Paterson branch is about more than just having a job, it’s also about the chance to give back to the community she was raised in. Coming out from behind the counter where she serves the branch’s diverse, and ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The potential political might of Paterson’s Bangladeshi-American community was on display Saturday at the grand opening of the new BD Supermarket on Sherwood Avenue. With mayoral candidates Andre Sayegh and Pedro Rodriguez, as well as at least five of the city’s 14 candidates for ...

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PATERSON, NJ - TAPinto Paterson invites local civic, non-profit, and school groups to list their upcoming events on the TAPinto Paterson's Community Calendar. You can submit content through our website by clicking on fhe "Submit Content" button located in the upper right side of the front page, ...

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NEWARK, NJ—Mayor Ras J. Baraka and owners of several Newark McDonald’s restaurants announced the launch the “Archways to Opportunity” program Thursday that gives tuition assistance to employees. The Newark eateries will hire up to 200 hundred residents for summer jobs and through those jobs ...

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PATERSON, NJ- While in comparison to some of the long established organizations in the city the Alliance for Sustainable Communities (ASC) may still be in its infancy; the impact the non-profit launched in 2017 “to empower black entrepreneurs and showcase the unique vibrancy of Paterson’s local ...

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PATERSON, NJ- While much has been written about the growing popularity of ride share apps, efforts to improve public transportation, and creating space for bicycles on the roads, the reality is that to get from place to place in our region we must still rely on getting behind the wheel of a ...

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PATERSON, NJ- As home of the Judgement Free Zone®, we want all of our Planet Fitness members to have a comfortable, non-intimidating environment to work out in. We cater to occasional and first-time gym goers, which is why we are proud to offer free fitness instruction to all of our members at no ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  While many had hoped that the nor'easter that weaved a path through the Mid-Atlantic over the weekend would be followed by an introduction to spring, weather forecasters are predicting that Mother Nature is prepared to create havoc through winter weather at least one more ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With a location that’s “bigger and nicer” cousins Wendy Delgado and Nayrobi Vargas officially cut the ribbon at Las Primas Multi Services’ new office at 61 Park Avenue on Sunday. The space, Vargas said, will allow the local entrepreneurs to "help more people." Surrounded by family ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A plan to infuse $2 million into Paterson’s budget moved forward on Tuesday with the City Council approving an auction of 46 city-owned properties. The final vote came after lengthy discussions between residents and council members about the importance of promoting home ownership as a ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Every day thousands of Paterson residents board New Jersey Transit buses headed to destinations around the city, Passaic County, or beyond. Rightly focused on getting to their intended destination, few think about who it is at the steering wheel making sure that the journey is a safe ...

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PATERSON, NJ- While the forecast for the coming days predicts a welcome respite from the cold and snow we’ve experienced through much of January, winter is far from over. It’s with this in mind that longtime Paterson business-owner Mario Tommolillo of Classic Auto Body shared the following tips ...

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Newark, NJ--Newark has been named as one of 20 finalists to host Amazon’s next headquarters in North America. Amazon announced the short-listed cities on Thursday. Other cities that made the cut include Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Billiards will close its doors permanently following a homicide that occurred in December of last year. The operator of the pool hall, Sung Soo Kim, says he decided not to renew the license after speaking to the family of the victim, lifelong Paterson resident Darnell Horne, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- As 2017 draws to a close, TAPinto Paterson is setting one New Year’s Resolution that we know we can keep in 2018: to do an even better job sharing the many positive stories that reflect the real City of Paterson. Since we re-launched in September the response has been ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Earlier this month Paterson entrepreneur Lakeia Johnson reopened her Boss Lady Boutique at 69 Main Street. On Sunday she took her show, and products, on the road as one of more than thirty local business owners to participate in the Alliance for Sustainable Communities’ (ASC) business ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s historic Masonic Temple has been turned into a vibrant shopping center in an effort to promote black owned businesses in the city. The event, hosted by the Alliance for Sustainable Communities (ASC) runs until 4:00 p.m. today and includes more than 30 vendors featuring ...

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PATERSON, NJ- “Keeping the faith, staying consistent, a lot of hard work.” These are the attributes that Paterson small business owner Lakeia Johnson hopes will help make her venture, Boss Lady Boutique, a success in their new location. Excitement, and the line on the red carpet, grew as anxious ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Downtown businesses got a new neighbor on Saturday with the opening of Price Rite Marketplace in the Center City Mall. The store, which will be run by family-owned Inserra Price Rites, caters to its customers by offering “everyday low prices” and a “shopper friendly format.” Within ...

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TRENTON, NJ- The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has approved a 10-year, $3,869,000 grant that will allow the Yoland Corporation, a Brooklyn-based manufacturer, to move its headquarters to Paterson. Yoland, which has a contract with the US Defense Department to manufacture illumination ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - In it's weekly survey of gasoline prices, AAA reports that the average price of a gallon of gasoline in New Jersey is up five cents over last week.  Today's average is $2.59. It is 11 cents higher than a month ago ($2.48) and 33 cents higher than this same time last year ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Street level business and non-profits seeking to locate or grow in Paterson now have two new opportunities to receive financial support through programs recently announced by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA). The Business Lease Incentive (BLI) and the Business ...

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TRENTON, NJ– Paterson Senator Nellie Pou was among four legislators to receive a Legislator of the Year award from the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce at an event held Thursday in Pennington. The annual award is given to lawmakers based on their voting records, bill sponsorships and committee ...

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