Business & Finance

May 11, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In an affirmation of Scotch Plains' strong fiscal position, Moody’s has given the Township a Aaa bond rating, the highest rating assigned by the company. It is only awarded to 10% of municipalities in New Jersey. This top rating from an independent agency underscores the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A new ranking out from the website WalletHub puts Westfield last in a nationwide list of 1,337 “Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business,” but not everyone agrees with the website’s analysis. Local business owners on Monday offered varied views on the findings, while ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As part of NJ Local Government Week, Mayor Josh Losardo, members of the Township Council, as well as municipal administration and emergency responders, hosted a Business & Economic Development Roundtable with local business owners on Tuesday morning. The purpose was to ...

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NJ TRANSIT Has Added More Than 100 New Engineers Since Gov. Murphy Took Office, Total Active Roster Is Now 393 ISELIN, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, NJ Dept.of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, and NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett today ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- After serving the community for decades, Wallis Stationery, located in downtown Scotch Plains on Park Ave., will soon be permanently closing its doors after struggles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Owner Alex Desai has owned the business for over 25 years and has served fresh ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Somerset Patriots Chairman Emeritus, and chairman and CEO of Flemington Car & Truck Country, Steve Kalafer died of cancer Wednesday. "I was absolutely shocked and saddened today to hear about the passing of Steve Kalafer," Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench said in a ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- At the most recent Scotch Plains Redevelopment Meeting on April 14, Scotch Plains Project Coordinator for Redevelopment, Tom Strowe shared updates on several major projects happening in the township. QuickChek is in the process of striking a deal with the owners of Jade Isle ...

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NEWARK, NJ — When Judy Rodriguez was a sophomore at Elizabeth High School, her history teacher gave her a key piece of information that would empower her, then one day power New Jersey. "She gave us an aptitude test, and the result for me was that I would be good at the STEM (science, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Signs of spring are slowly popping up throughout New Jersey which means the hot and humid days of summer – and the non-stop running of home and office cooling systems – are just around the corner.  According to Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling, spring is ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The nurse practitioner and CEO of a medical grade skincare practice performed a procedure she’s not accustomed to Thursday. Flanked by her husband and Mayor Shelley Brindle, owner of FACE Aesthetic Artistry Jennifer DeMaio cut the ribbon at the opening of her new practice on ...

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Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  – Gov.Phil Murphy today signed into law A-5444, which provides $35 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for restaurants throughout New Jersey. The bill provides aid to a particularly hard ...

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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. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- New Jersey small businesses are in line for COVID-19 relief ...

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MEDFORD, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today 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 taxed state with an overall tax burden of 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 ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Borough Council took part in the #stopasianhate National Day of Action and Healing on March 26 by delivering flowers to the 12 Asian American-owned business in town.  The flowers were purchased locally at the Fanwood Larder and included a ...

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Do you want to be your own boss?  Do you want to create financial independence while leaving a lasting legacy?  Are you a community leader?   If so, owning a local digital marketing business with TAPinto may be a good fit for you.  It's an affordable business opportunity with a low entry cost ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- On the same day that he extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for another 30 days, Gov. Phil Murphy that effective Friday, March 19, at 6:00 a.m., indoor capacity limits for restaurants, gyms and health clubs, recreational facilities and arcades, and personal care ...

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Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood is proud to announce that we have been chosen for a Community Planning Assistance Program by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association to receive volunteer community planning assistance. With the help of a recent Transportation Alternatives ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Fanwood Council continued the ongoing discussion of a shared Municipal Court with surrounding towns. The council reported that all four municipalities (Fanwood, Scotch Plains, Westfield, and Garwood) have agreed to and approved their individual ...

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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. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. A year after the first cases of the coronavirus brought on statewide ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled his Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, which included $200 million to support New Jersey’s small businesses, the backbone of New Jersey’s economy. Hit hard by the COVID pandemic, small businesses have been forced to adapt to a vastly changed ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An electric car dealership is anticipated to come into the space once occupied by a specialty grocery store that closed in 2019. Last week, the town council approved a license for Karma of Westfield to operate at 430 North Avenue East. “The owner is very excited. This is a new ...

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RARITAN VALLEY, NJ -- The Raritan Valley Line Mayors’ Alliance is cheering the news from Washington about the long-delayed Gateway Hudson River tunnel project. The Biden Administration has reversed a policy by former President Trump that did not allow either New York or New Jersey to use loans ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains community is mourning not only the closure of Florence Ravioli on Park Avenue Saturday, but also the death of Ralph Losanno, whose grandparents founded the business in 1943 and moved it to Scotch Plains in 1968. It's a double hit for fans of the iconic ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. 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, visit njspotlight.com. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- Comcast is postponing until July its plan to impose new ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More Americans think that jobs, careers and employment opportunities after the pandemic will be harder to obtain for the next generation than they were following the 2008 Great Recession, according to a new Rutgers report. The report, published by the Heldrich Center for ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey residents still awaiting their extended unemployment benefit payments can expect to receive them by Friday, February 12. Since an 11-week extension in federal benefits was approved at the end of December, there has been a lapse in payments for some 75,000 residents whose ...

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