Business & Finance

May 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are: Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, a bipartisan bill to provide needed flexibility for small business owners amid the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. Representative Tom Malinowski (D, NJ-7) co-sponsored the ...

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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. After suffering huge sales losses during the worst weeks of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Fearing an economic calamity, Gov. Phil Murphy says he is "burning up the phones" as he calls on members of congress for support of in securing "much-needed direct federal aid to states." "It’s the only way to ensure that our first responders, health care workers, and educators ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- During the daily COVID-19 press conference in Trenton on Thursday, Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Department of Labor Robert Asaro-Angelo reported that the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3%.  Gov. Murphy, who is coming under increasing pressure from small business owners to reopen ...

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TRENTON — Gov. Phil Murphy and State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced on Tuesday an Administrative Order authorizing in-person sales to resume at car dealerships, motorcycle dealerships, boat dealerships, and bike shops, by appointment only and with social distancing measures in place. The ...

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As a Downtown New Jersey Board Member, Strowe Will Provide Input on State's Reopening Plans JERSEY CITY, NJ – Downtown New Jersey (DNJ), the top non-profit downtown advocacy organization in the state, was named to the “Main Street” Committee of Gov. Phil Murphy's NJ Restart and Recovery ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Downtown Scotch Plains can look forward to getting its long-awaited coffee shop when Black Drop Coffee opens sometime this summer. The independently owned coffee shop will specialize in coffee and espresso along with teas, other beverages, such as fresh squeezed lemonade, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- NJ Labor Department today announced that 800,000 unemployed and underemployed workers are now receiving state and federal benefits. ("That’s more people than the number of people who live in 5 US states," the Labor Dept. boasted on it Twitter page). Recognizing that ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Another sign of the return to normalcy (almost) -- the Scotch Plains Farmers Market today announced that the popular outdoor market will begin on Saturday, May, 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. More than a dozen vendors have already signed ...

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MILWAUKEE – The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced plans to make a bobblehead of NJ Gov. Phil Murphy.  The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will donate $5 from every Gov. Murphy Bobblehead sold to the Protect The Heroes fund in support of the 100 Million Mask ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – Fanwood’s director of economic development, Liz Jeffery updated the Borough Council on business developments during the governing body’s virtual meeting on Monday, May 4, 2020. Among the noteworthy items are: Young’s Paint site (1 South Ave). Empire Properties, which owns the ...

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TRENTON, -- Gov. Phil Murphy said on Monday that "we need the federal government to step forward with significant investments in our states – both red & blue – to prevent our recovery from being held back because we cannot fund it." "This is not about legacy fiscal issues. Nor is this a ...

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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. Despite recessions and economic downturns, New Jersey has for decades ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – The meme of competing cat and dog editorials in which the cat writes America Needs to Get Back to Work, and a dog writes Why Not Work from Home Forever? has made its way around the internet and caused a few chuckles along the way. But how are cats and dogs responding to the ...

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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. Economic Impact Payments have already been issued to 2 million New ...

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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. New Jersey is one of the states hardest hit by COVID-19, but less than ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Even though K-9 Resorts was considered an essential business and thus was always allowed to remain open, owners Jason and Stephen Parker made the decision in March to temporarily suspend operations.  The Parker Brothers, who have built a franchise corporation of 50 locations in ...

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NATIONAL -- The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way the world shops, perhaps forever in some respects. Consumers are spending more money even while social distancing, according to personal finance website WalletHub’s new Coronavirus Shopping Survey. During social distancing, about 58 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced an Administrative Order clarifying which businesses are permitted to operate and ways in which certain businesses may operate in accordance with Executive Order 107. The Administrative Order states the ...

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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.   The adoption of a new federal aid package with billions of ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- On Thursday evening, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan interim emergency funding package that secures additional critical funding for small businesses, hospitals and COVID-19 testing. President Trump indicated earlier in the week that he would sign the bill the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- With many industries in the U.S. ground to a halt because of the coronavirus social distancing restrictions, personal-finance website WalletHub has ranked the states that are Slowing Down the Most During the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The slowdown in business and lifestyle in New Jersey ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In a stunning move, the owners of the local Chinese restaurants in Scotch Plains and Fanwood last month got together and mutually decided to close for two weeks (or longer) on March 16. Business had been down significant for all the local restaurants, prompting the ...

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NEW JERSEY (7th District) -- The CARES Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on March 27, created the $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) designed to help small businesses pay their workers and keep their operations running. Less than two weeks later, the funding pool was ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Are you one of the many small business owners in New Jersey that have been affected by this COVID-19 pandemic? If so, there is help and resources available and local small business owner Skip Paal has experienced that. Best of all, he's seen results from the entire process, ...

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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. New filings ramping up faster than even during Great Depression, as ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- COVID-19 isn't necessarily a death sentence, but it could have been. Just ask bar owner Sean Flannery of Sheelen's Crossing Pub & Bistro on South Ave. in Fanwood.  Coronavirus has taken a horrible toll at facilities for retired veterans homes and at nursing homes across the ...

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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. Gas station owners are asking Gov. Murphy to lift ban on self-service ...

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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. The economic fallout from the pandemic has already caused hundreds of ...

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