Business & Finance

July 20, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council Monday night approved two ordinances that will permit retail sales of marijuana at a maximum of two locations limited to storefronts on state highways 22, 202 and 206. Other neighboring towns, including Hillsborough, Bridgewater and Manville, have been less ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Senior Center will host a seminar on money-saving strategies on Wednesday, July 21st at 11 A.M. The event will be hosted by the New Jersey Department of Human Services and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16).             According to a press release, a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Stateside Tap + Tavern opened for take-out and delivery on Oct. 6, and indoor dining with full liquor service on Nov. 20 in the same spot Freddy's operated.  Today, Stateside's owner Jeff Linzenbold cut the ceremonial ribbon inside the restaurant's lobby, while surrounded ...

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SOMERVILLE. NJ - New Jersey American Water has issued a Mandatory Outdoor Water Restriction for customers in three central New Jersey counties until further notice because of a 36-inch water main break brought on by increased demand as a heat wave continues to broil New Jersey with record-breaking ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK/CRANBURY, NJ - A house became a home today as Community Options opened a renovated residence on Broadway Road that will permanently house four disabled women in a warm environment destined to become part of the greater community. Phil Lian of Community Options, who was there to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Celebrity Chef David Burke, of East Brunswick's trendy new restaurant Orchard Park, has been nominated as New Jersey's "Entrepreneur of the Year."  In addition to developing the upscale spot on Cranbury Road, Burke has opened five new restaurants in the Garden State during the ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Last year, Brian Bukoskey and Kyle Rafferty decided to turn a passion for woodworking and carpentry into a business and 1316 Timberworks was born. The Milltown business provides custom-made woodworking projects to suit customers' needs. The men came up with the unique name by putting ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was a hot day in the Hub City in a neighborhood tucked in behind the Library, across from an historic cemetery, and down the block from the iconic George Street Co-Op. This past Sunday there was dancing in the street - New Brunswick's 55 Morris Street to be precise - and an ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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Tonight will mark the culmination of a dream and the commemoration of a tragic chapter in African American history for Dr. Dale Caldwell, the president of New Brunswick’s Board of Education. Caldwell, the co-founder of the Black Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame and the Black Inventors Hall of Fame, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Catherine Lombardi needs bartenders. Social Room Bar and Kitchen is looking for hosts. Steakhouse 85 has an opening for a server. These restaurants and other businesses in New Brunswick’s vibrant downtown area are open and ready to hire. They have recently begun to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Catherine Lombardi needs bartenders. Social Room Bar and Kitchen is looking for hosts. Steakhouse 85 has an opening for a server. These restaurants and other businesses in New Brunswick’s vibrant downtown area are open and ready to hire. They have recently begun to list their ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The largest container ship to ever reach a U.S. East Coast port has docked at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal. The CMA CGM Marco Polo can carry 16,022 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs in industry terms. The ship is reported to be carrying 5,000 TEUs that include ...

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NEW JERSEY — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline to file 2020 federal tax returns to Monday, May 17 to give individual filers, tax preparers and the IRS itself more time to sort through the many changes affecting one's 2020 taxes from the latest Covid-19 relief package. New ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- A Popeye's restaurant has been proposed for construction at 4053 Route 1 South in the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick Township. The zoning board heard the application for preliminary and site plan approval at a meeting on Thursday, May 13th.             The ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The long-awaited opening of the Route 206 Peter J. Biondi Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s, is less than one month away. The state Department of Transportation has notified township officials that the ribbon cutting for the four-lane highway has been scheduled for June ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MCERAP) will begin accepting applications for financial aid from renter households that are behind on rent and/or utility payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Renter households in need of assistance may submit ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - An executive at a new-car dealership has been named Business Partner of the Year by the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools for hiring and supporting students studying for automotive careers. Michael Dooley, director of fixed operations for Dayton Toyota on ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County has announced a partnership with WSP USA Inc. for the design and construction of the long awaited North Brunswick Train Station. The Middlesex County Improvement Authority approved of the partnership sometime last week. Officials with the State, County and ...

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PERTH AMBOY – Sam Delgado, a former Verizon vice president and husband of Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-19th.), has been named vice chair of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission. During the commission’s first-ever meeting on Monday, April 12, Delgado, of Perth Amboy, said he looks ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The gas company Transco has formally requested a two-year extension from the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) for their Certification of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct a compressor station and a massive pipeline through New Jersey and New York. The ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the seventh highest state with the overall tax burden with a 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 Jersey's ...

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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 AMBOY, NJ -- Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D, NJ-06) hosted a press conference Monday at the Belford Seafood Cooperative in Belford, NJ, to highlight what is being done to help New Jersey’s fishing communities, many of which have been struggling during the pandemic.  New Jersey received ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Small Business Administration has some key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which will be available for a limited amount of time to ensure America’s smallest businesses get exclusive access. If you are a small business ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy announced Wednesday 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 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – An expansive project to make gas delivery to local homes in East Brunswick safer and cleaner is set to begin next week, according to PSE&G officials.   The project, expected to continue into the winter of 2022, is part of the second phase of PSE&G’s Gas System ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — With the growing demand for PPEs in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19, one Piscataway company has its sights set on becoming a leading provider of quality disposable face masks that are made in America, all while creating hundreds of good paying jobs. Hudson Holdings ...

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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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