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Crippling Effects of COVID-19: NJ Faces $10B Revenue Shortfall

May 23, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – The Department of the Treasury delivered a budget update to the Legislature Friday, providing a detailed revenue report that illustrates the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on New Jersey’s finances and laying out plans to close the looming gap for the remainder of the extended fiscal year through a series of deep cuts and spending deferrals.

A report on the ...

New Jersey's Unemployment Rate Soars to Highest On Record

TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels.

Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3 percent - the highest level since the state first started ...

Work Begins at Hillsborough Village Center on Route 206

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In a little more than a year, if all goes according to plan, the mountains of dirt, heavy-duty construction vehicles and chain link fence on Route 206 - across from the Hillsborough Centre shopping plaza - will be gone,

Larken Associates has broken ground on Hillsborough Village Center, a mixed-use project comprised of 191 luxury apartments and ground-level retail ...

Murphy Gives OK for Auto Dealers, Bike Shops to Re-Open


TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions imposed on New Jersey businesses, announcing at Tuesday's press briefing that auto dealerships, motorcycle and bicycle shops can re-open their showrooms and shops for on-site sales activities beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The timing couldn't be better, as the Memorial Day weekend has traditionally been a ...

Somerset County Leverages Local Talent to Lead Economic Recovery


SOMERVILLE, NJ - An economic recovery task forced le by Freeholder Deputy Director Sara Sooy in collaboration with the Somerset County Business Partnership is leading efforts to develop a post-COVID-19 economy. 

“COVID-19 is an unforeseeable disruptor that is striking the world in many ways. Somerset County, in collaboration with the Somerset County Business Partnership, ...

Non-Essential Businesses Back to Work; Beaches to Open Memorial Day?

TRENTON, NJ – Amid the pandemic, New Jersey’s shut down of non-essential businesses resulted in over a million unemployment claims. Today, Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement will put some of the claimants back to work as non-essential construction resumes. Non-essential retail stores may also begin offering curbside pickup.

Either tomorrow or Friday, Murphy will announce ...

Murphy Eases Restrictions on Non-Essential Retail Stores, Construction

NEW JERSEY - The latest Executive Order from Gov. Phil Murphy signed Wednesday permits the resumption of non-essential construction, curbside pick-up at non-essential retail businesses and car gatherings for the purpose of drive-through and drive-in events.

“Over the past eight weeks, New Jerseyans have taken our stay-at-home order seriously and have created the conditions that make this ...

Murphy Appoints Commission to Advise on Restart of NJ Economy

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday appointed a commission to advise advising the administration on the timing and preparation for New Jersey’s recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown.

The Governor’s Restart and Recovery Commission includes 21 members, all with a vast wealth of experience in health care, business, finance, academics, and economics and will be chaired by ...

SCBP Schedules Series of Online Business Webinars

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership is hosting a series of online webinars this week.

Those who wish to participate must register online.

The schedule:

Growing Your Business Through Content Marketing: Social Media, Blogging, and Audience Targeting

Tuesday, April 28
8:30-9:30 AM

Everyone knows their business needs digital marketing, but many have difficulty ...

2.2M NJ Residents Receive $3.8 Billion in Economic Impact Payments


WASHINGTON –The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service said yesterday that 88 million Americans have received a total of $158 billion in Economic Impact Payments in the first three weeks of the program, created to help individuals and households during the COVID-19 crisis.

Those totals include 2,245.299 New Jersey residents, who have received a total of ...


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May 26 Somerset County COVID-19: Death Toll Exceeds 400

May 26, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Tuesday reported 3,936 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 401 deaths.

There are 133 cases in Somerville and 5 deaths.

Statewide, there is a total of 155,764 cases, an increase of 672 overnight, with 11,191 deaths reported, an increase of 47 since Monday, according to the State Department of Health.

There are 1,667,154 cases in ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...