Business & Finance

May 5, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Alec Grabowski has been named chief operating officer (COO) for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center.  He replaces Tim O’Brien, who was promoted to chief executive officer in August 2020. Grabowski comes to Mountainside Medical Center with over a decade of healthcare ...

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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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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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The cat is out of the bag, and starting to run low on food. Much like toilet paper and cleaning supplies at the beginning of the pandemic, the US is now seeing a shortage of pet food. There are many reasons for the shortage, including overzealous shoppers, bad weather, COVID-19 delays, and a ...

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Nonpartisan legislative report says revenues better than Murphy predicted as lawmakers ramp up budget review. Special to TAPinto.net. 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 ...

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Special to TAPinto.net.  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. President Biden’s new $2 trillion infrastructure renewal plan could ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For just over a year, older adults in SOMA have been taking extra precautions, and looking forward to the time when they no longer had to. As vaccines become more available and social lives slowly begin to adjust to a new normal, SOMA Two Towns for All Ages would ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — If you have ever been to the Woolley Home Solutions office, or even driven by it, you may have noticed a colorful stained-glass piece depicting an old Woolley Fuel fuel truck. It sits in the corner of the office, surrounded by multiple historic stoves. Unfortunately, it is being ...

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Lawmakers agreed to bills they say will help jobless workers, boost aid to struggling businesses, nonprofits.  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.

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WASHINGTON, DC/TRENTON, NJ — The Internal Revenue Service has extended some tax filing deadlines from April 15 to May 17 due to the changes that were made in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 signed last week.  The State of New Jersey, according to State Senator and Wood-Ridge Mayor Paul ...

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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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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Small businesses across the country have suffered immensely over the last year due to the shutdowns and overall economic decline the pandemic has caused. However, both towns have made a serious effort to try and encourage local shopping and support business owners ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Three Columbia High School graduates are developing a new app to keep locals tapped into the community. Chimankpam Arungwa, Zaire Handcock and Xavier Silva are hoping to have their new app, Quoh, available for free in the App Store and Google Play Store by this ...

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First two aid packages to send over $20 million to many of the state’s most vulnerable fishing-related businesses. 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 ...

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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-19 pandemic, small businesses have been forced to adapt to a vastly changed ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Despite the economic climate during the pandemic, Springfield Avenue businesses were resilient, said Jim Nering, Springfield Avenue Partnership president. He sent along the message in his wrap-up of 2020 along the corridor inside the SAP's latest newsletter. “While 2020 was a ...

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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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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood each were recognized for achievements in placemaking in their downtowns during the pandemic. Downtown New Jersey (DNJ) gave their first-ever awards to celebrate placemaking projects and initiatives intended to help New Jersey small businesses ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Village Alliance, Springfield Avenue Partnership, and South Orange Village Center Alliance have partnered up to bring the community Show Your Love, SOMA, a Valentine’s Day contest. Show Your Love SOMA will launch Wednesday, Feb.y 3, and run until ...

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NEW JERSEY— New Jersey was rated the worst state to retire, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual ranking of 2021’s Best States to Retire. What's the biggest reason for New Jersey's last place ranking? “The biggest reason New Jersey finished last is affordability. It has a ...

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NEW JERSEY — South Orange Village President Sheena Collum participated in a panel of mayors speaking about how they have navigated the pandemic for, and with, their townships.  The Jan. 21 presentations and discussion focused on downtowns, as it was part of Downtown NJ’s annual conference, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Last year was life changing for many — but few took on as much as Dr. Nicolas Freda and Dr. Elena Ciciolla. They not only started a dental practice together in the middle of a pandemic — they got married a few weeks later.  Although this is their joint venture, they both have ...

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NEW JERSEY— The newly issued guidelines on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lending overseen by the SBA and the U.S. Treasury Department will better target New Jersey's small businesses, especially those owned by minorities or located in low income areas. The Economic Aid Act makes it ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — After 17 months of promoting downtown businesses and working with business owners as executive director of South Orange Village Center Alliance, Julie Doran is taking on a new role without leaving town. She was voted in as the new deputy administrator for the Village last ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Board of Trustees at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) recently elected Rahul V. Pawar, MD, Neuroradiologist, as its newest member. According to Board Chairman Bruce Schonbraun, who has known Dr. Pawar for many years, Pawar’s “clinical expertise, active community ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Local seniors still have time to apply for the Senior Freeze Program. The deadline for Senior Freeze property tax relief program was recently extended to February 1, 2021. The Program is a property tax reimbursement program for eligible seniors and disable residents. In order to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage will go up by $1 to $12 per hour, for most employees, on January 1, 2021, per the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Increases are less if you are a small employer or operate a seasonal business, which makes $11.10, while employees ...

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President Trump on Sunday signed into law a $900 billion stimulus package that offers a desperately needed lifeline for struggling small businesses. The passage of this Economic Stimulus bill is a shot in the arm for small business owners who have suffered disproportionately during the COVID-19 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — TAPinto SOMA photographer Carl Patterson has been at every major event in South Orange and Maplewood this year — outdoors only during the pandemic, of course. Today he has given us his view of Christmas Eve at the Sloan Street Market, the last open air market of the year ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The ninth and final Springfield Avenue Open-Air Market was held this past Saturday.  Designed as a way to get locals out to be able to shop safely and with social-distancing, it attracted hundreds of people over the fall into the start of winter. "The Springfield Avenue ...

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