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Online Retailer Amazon Rejects Somerville as Potential Location for Massive “HQ2”

January 18, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Amazon released its short list of  20 potential sites to build a massive east coast headquarters Thursday, disappointing more than 200 other cities and smaller towns that had salivated over the prospect of 50,000 new jobs and billions of dollars in associated economic benefits – including Somerville.

The 20 finalists include the city of Newark; a total of 238 ...

State Lawmakers Meet with Business Leaders in Somerville

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee begins the new year with a luncheon presentation on the legislative priorities of the 16th District representatives on Friday, Jan. 26 at Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro, 18 E. Main St., from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Guest speakers will be state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman, R-Somerset, Middlesex, ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Tax Reform Prompts Patriots’ Owner Steve Kalafer to Reward Employees with $500 Bonus

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset Patriots’ owner Steve Kalafer is awarding each of his full-time employees a $500 bonus because of the recently passed Federal tax reform and corporate tax reduction.

“It’s simple Economics 101,” Kalafer said. “We believe this is the right thing to do. Reinvesting tax savings in our employees and our businesses will make our ...

Senate Approves Bateman Bill Expanding Basic Job Skills Training Program 

   

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) that funds the expansion of an existing program that provides free basic skills training to thousands of workers each year.

“New Jersey should be aggressively working towards providing quality and concrete employment for its ...

Somerville Bank Employees Cash in on Tax Reform Legislation

More than 200 employees of Unity Bank, including those who work at the Somerville branch on Mountain Avenue, are about to benefit from Congressional approval of sweeping tax reform legislation signed into law by President Trump last week.

The Board of Directors of Unity Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Unity Bank, announced on the day after Christmas that it will provide all employees ...

Somerville: Mannion's Pub Hosts Holiday Networking Party

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Young Professionals will bring the next generation of Somerset County business leaders together for a holiday networking event, “YP Holiday Happy Hour” on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 5-7 p.m.. at Mannion’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 150 West Main St.

“Young Professionals networking events bring together a peer group ...

Somerville Approves Free Downtown Parking During Holiday Season

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As expected, the Borough Council last night continued its longstanding holiday tradition of waiving parking fees between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to help boost retail traffic in the downtown area.

The resolution, which passed unanimously, waives parking fees in Lots 1, 2, 4 and 6. A pre-existing holiday and weekend parking ordinance was amended to include Lot 4 ...

​Magazine Names New Brunswick's Paladino Top Real Estate Developer in NJ​

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - ​For decades, the New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO) has been making ​tremendous ​strides to make the Hub City a great place to be, and people around the state ​continue to take notice.

On October 30, the real estate magazine ROI-NJ named DEVCO’s president, Chris Paladino, as the top real estate ​professional for New Jersey in ...

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TAPinto Franchised Local News Network Tops 7M Readers, 23.7M Pageviews

January 8, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto.net, a network of more than 70 online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey and New York, attracted more than 7 million readers and recorded 23.7 million page views during the last year. 

From Jan. 8, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018, TAPinto registered 7,025,372 readers and 23,792,903 page views, up from 5,352,395 readers and 18,496,885 pageviews during the same period a ...