Business & Finance

April 17, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey kicked off an $84.2 million capital project this week to renovate and upgrade one of Newark Liberty International Airport’s major runways.  The project is planned to generate more than $144 million in economic activity for the region and ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - S.O.A.R. Hospitality & Travel Inc.’s first-ever Business & Entrepreneurship Virtual Youth Bootcamp is a four-week mini-series that focuses on empowering underserved youth through education. Rosie McCamery, Founder & CEO and long-time Roselle resident, is excited to ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - More than 50 local businesses are receiving personal protection equipment through the Borough’s involvement in the Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP).  As part of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) COVID-19 Grant program, the Borough of Roselle secured a ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Residents may be eligible for local tax breaks on home improvements through the Borough of Roselle’s five-year residential tax abatement program. The borough’s program allows residents throughout the municipality to complete new construction or major improvements on their property ...

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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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ROSELLE, NJ - Local real estate agents in Roselle say that housing sales are stronger than ever, attributable to the steady flight of New York City residents who are eager to live in the suburbs during this pandemic. Darryl Barnes, a Realtor with Keller Williams, said he has shown houses to a ...

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Raising Indoor Capacity Limits from 25% to 35% for Certain Businesses Executive Order Also Ends Statewide 10 p.m. Curfew for In-Person Indoor Restaurant Service, and Adjusts Gathering Limits for Religious and Political Activities, Wedding Ceremonies, ...

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NEW JERSEY — NEW JERSEY — A panel of mayors addressed navigating the pandemic in their townships at Downtown NJ’s annual conference, happening virtually this year.   Panelists included Mayor Sheena Collum of South Orange, Mayor Betsy Driver of Flemington Borough, Mayor Paul Kanitra of Point ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - What would you do if you won $10,000? Tara Siragusa of Roselle Park recently asked herself that question when she found out she won SaverLife's Super Saver of the Year award of $10,000. SaverLife, a national online savings community where members get rewarded for saving, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- A new program called Sustain and Serve NJ has been launched by the NJEDA that enables struggling New Jersey restaurants to prepare meals that would be distributed to nonprofit organizations to feed for needy residents. Sustain and Serve NJ is a COVID-19 relief effort that helps ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ — The Casano Community Center is going to be helping Roselle Park residents apply for emergency financial assistance this Monday. The Casano Center is scheduling appointments by phone (908-353-7171 ext. 115) from 3-7 p.m. on Monday. Residents will have to bring their completed ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Are you a Union County resident in danger of eviction because you are struggling to meet your rent payments? You may be eligible for rent assistance through Community Access Unlimited. People who have fallen behind on their rent payments may be eligible for up to three months of ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Roselle Park announced a new annual winter market that will be held the first week of December. The Roselle Park Arts Festival is accepting applications from all artists; however, the crafts must be handmade/original. The application form is due by November 14 and there is a ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor Reginald Atkins recently sat down with Pam Jones the Director of Roselle First to discuss the high unemployment rate in Roselle due to the pandemic. The new video series, called the PIO (public information office) Spotlight, was created to bring more information directly from ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The borough-wide garage sale has returned this fall to Roselle Park after the spring borough-wide sale was canceled due to COVID-19. This fall, the garage sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days, residents can sell in ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Mayor Signorello and council members broke ground at Sullivan Chevrolet Tuesday where a new Meridia apartment complex will be built. “I’m super excited for the re-birth of this area,” said Mayor Signorello. The mayor then thanked the land use board, ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s much-anticipated wait for indoor dining looks to be over and just in time for Labor Day. On Friday after nearly five months, restaurants will once again be able to serve indoors while following coronavirus limits, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday at his press briefing ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Borough of Roselle's Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) distributed box planters along Chestnut Street in front of local restaurants on Thursday morning. The planter boxes serve as an added boundary for the restaurants to allow outside dining making it a beautiful and ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Meridia on Westfield, the newest development in Roselle Park, has reached 85% capacity in the past few months, outpacing expectations. The development company is reporting strong interest even throughout the COVID-19 pandemic which has forced limited office hours and virtual ...

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Restaurant Association Leader Says Murphy Ignored 10 Requests to Meet TRENTON, NJ – The rate of daily positivity and the numbers of New Jersey residents in hospital ICUs and ventilators continues to trend downward, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who released the latest figures at his COVID-19 ...

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NEW JERSEY – Each year, the Garden State Journalists Association (GSJA) honors the best in print, online and broadcast journalism and, for 2020, TAPinto was recognized for excellence in reporting with six Memorial Journalism Awards. For 2020, Victoria Caruso of TAPinto South Plainfield earned ...

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NEW JERSEY – Each year, the Garden State Journalists Association (GSJA) honors the best in print, online and broadcast journalism and, for 2020, TAPinto was recognized for excellence in reporting with six Memorial Journalism Awards. For 2020, Victoria Caruso of TAPinto South Plainfield earned ...

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ROSELLE, NJ — Hoping to stop — or at least allay — some of the bleeding felt by small business corridors across New Jersey due to the global pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday announced rental assistance will soon be available to 64 municipalities, including Roselle. In all, $6 million will ...

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RARITAN VALLEY, NJ -- NJ Transit officials and engineering firm Dewberry presented results of their six-month study to determine the feasibility of introducing peak-hour, one-seat service into New York Penn Station for the Raritan Valley Line (RVL). During the briefing, U.S. Representative Tom ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Small businesses in Union County will have a chance to benefit from $2 million in federal CARES Act funding being distributed by county government. The Union County Freeholders on Monday announced the initial-round launch of the Union County COVID-19 Relief Grant Program for ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The SBA and the Treasury Department, this week released detailed loan-level data regarding the 4.9 million small business loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Overall, PPP made $521 billion in forgivable loans to businesses nationwide. The average loan size was ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Face coverings are now required in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is not practicable, Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID-19 press conference in Trenton on Wednesday, July 8. Exceptions are individuals under age two, people who are eating/drinking at an outdoor ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy surprised restaurant owners who had been preparing for the return of indoor dining on Thursday, July 2, by announcing just four days before that indoor seating would be delayed indefinitely.  Having spent money ordering food, retraining workers, and purchasing PPE ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- At his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the reopening schedule that continues tomorrow – with social distancing and face covering requirements in place – for the following businesses: Casinos, Outdoor amusement parks and water ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Although he planned to loosen restrictions on indoor dining in New Jersey on Thursday, July 2, Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press conference Monday that he will delay the reopening. He provided no timetable of when indoor dining -- even at reduced capacity -- ...

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