Business & Finance

May 12, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally.  In Middlesex County, the price at the pump ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Summer is almost here and throughout the community cleanup projects – both indoor and out - are in full force, making now just as good of a time as any to rent a dumpster.  "Spring is a great time to clear out any unwanted items and debris, inside or outside of your ...

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WASHINGTON − The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced  further details of tax credits available under the American Rescue Plan to help small businesses, including providing paid leave for employees receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. The additional details, released today, ...

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NEW JERSEY - While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing. Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto ...

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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Signs of spring are slowly popping up throughout New Jersey which means the hot and humid days of summer – and the non-stop running of home and office cooling systems – are just around the corner.  According to Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling, spring is ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Back in the day, youth players on borough baseball teams took to the field wearing jersey's bearing the names of local businesses in town. Over the years, however, the tradition of being 'sponsored' changed and teams within the South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club were ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Spring has sprung and according to Gasbuddy.com so have gasoline prices. Gasbuddy which lists posted gasoline prices in the area has most South Plainfield gas station's prices for a gallon of regular gasoline at nearly $3.00 per gallon. The lone difference seems to be the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - 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 ...

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NEW JERSEY—Traditionally, a very cold January would have dampened prospectors looking for New Jersey homes, but according to New Jersey Realtors January market data, it seems like nothing can stop the pandemic push for properties. Inventory, while customarily on the lower end during the winter, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – An encounter with one person can change your life. For Karen S. of Millington that person is Danielle Conner, the owner of the Watchung-based Pilates Design Studio. "For me, life changed in December 2019 when I met Danielle. At the time, I was searching for a facility in the area ...

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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 PLAINFIELD, NJ - This year marks TAPinto South Plainfield's eighth year delivering local daily news online to the South Plainfield community. Our site is part of a network of more than 85 independently owned news sites providing original objective daily local news reporting. Recently, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The COVID pandemic has taken its toll on many small businesses, but the news that the iconic Florence Ravioli in downtown Scotch Plains is closing hurts. The business, which dates back to 1943, has been a part of the fabric of Scotch Plains since 1968. Florence Ravioli ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ – As it has impacted everything about life since last March, the coronavirus pandemic has caused a seismic shift in the New Jersey real estate markets. The virus led to an exodus from New York City and places like Hoboken and Jersey City to suburban areas like Scotch ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging throughout New Jersey, HVAC professionals are constantly looking at ways to help reduce the spread of the virus indoors.  According to Mike Iarrapino, founder and owner of Edison Heating and Cooling, boosting fresh air, regulating ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For nearly 25 years, South Plainfield resident Douglas Chapman has been taking to the air waves to share his knowledge and tips with New Jersey residents.  A founding partner of the Clark-based Wealth Management Group, LLC, Chapman has been helping individuals and ...

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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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Rick Thigpen has been with PSEG since 2007, rising through the ranks to his present position of senior vice president and head of Corporate Citizenship in 2018. In a conversation with TAPinto, Thigpen notes how his professional and personal background in politics as district director for the late ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  Has your small business been impacted by COVID-19? If you have not yet applied, small businesses and nonprofits with no more than 50 employees may be eligible for a grant up to $30,000. Know another business owner? Forward this to ...

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EDISON, NJ – Edison Heating and Cooling, a residential, commercial and industrial HVAC company, offers a variety of air purification technology systems, including those that work to refresh stale air while reducing the likelihoods of health issues caused by indoor pollutants.  "Whether you're a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With the holidays upon us, Jo-Ann's Dance Studio – the Performing Arts Centre is asking clients to be mindful of the studio's COVID-19 protocol.  "The studio, since reopening its doors this fall, has been strictly following state guidelines, and we are asking our students ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in South Plainfield. Puleo International, a fourth-generation family-owned manufacturer and distributor of unique handcrafted holiday décor items located on Kennedy Road, will open its doors to the public for their 16th Annual ...

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EDISON, NJ – A little over two years ago, a small eatery opened on Oak Tree Road with the goal of serving coffee and a little bit of food. Two and a half years later, the Edison Automat – Café & Grill has become a go-to establishment for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  South Plainfield ...

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NEW JERSEY — Good news, small business owners: The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is implementing a third phase to the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program!  $70 million in additional funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund will be used to provide short-term, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In a time of increased unemployment, the Middlesex County Office of Career Opportunity is aiding the community by hosting a drive-thru job fair. The event will take place on Thursday, October 15 from 10 am to 1 pm in the parking lot of the Grand Marquis, 1550 Route 9 South, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Eight years ago, South Plainfield resident Kevin Kloza joined Stilo Paving & Excavating as a driver and, for the past five years, has been working for its sister company, Stilo Disposal. "I really enjoy working here," said Kevin Kloza, a resident of the borough for 17 ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Vitamin Shoppe ribbon cutting on September 12 officially marked the open of the popular store in the South Plainfield community at 4910 Hadley Center next to Five Below. “I’m very excited to come to this community and help people achieve their health and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Flu season is quickly approaching and Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical is prepared to provide vaccines to members of the community ages four and up. The Park Avenue pharmacy accepts most private health coverages (a co-pay may be required, depending on the insurance) and ...

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