Business & Finance

January 14, 2021

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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HAMILTON, NJ --  Governor Phil Murphy signed the landmark New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020 into law on Thursday at Hamilton's Carella's Chocolate's and Gifts, a local family business for more than 80 years. The law provides economic support for small businesses, while propelling New ...

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NEWTON, NJ —The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present a new event aimed at supporting local dining. “RESTAURANT WEEK: For Takeout!” runs January 18-24, 2021. Generously sponsored by Thorlabs, Lakeland Bank, and T-Mobile, Restaurant Week provides to-go dining discounts to ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The light snowfall created an idyllic backdrop for Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill’s visit to White Deer Plaza on Monday.  Sherrill, together with Councilwoman Molly Whilesmith, Mayor Jerry Murphy and Chamber of Commerce President Tammy Horsfield visited Garlic and Oil, Nutty Over Sweets ...

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NEW JERSEY – With Black Friday’s arrival and Cyber Monday not far behind, New Jersey’s attorney general is warning consumers to be on the lookout for new scams and a slew of cyber attacks targeting shoppers. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs are expecting an ...

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SPARTA, NJ- In what appears to be the latest in an escalating issue between former employees and the owner of the Mohawk House, Grey Bridge Public Relations firm announced a $15 million lawsuit against Steve and Rachael Scro last week. The suit filed in Sussex County Superior Court by Manhattan ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Planning Board voted to approve a 70 unit apartment complex at 53A Sparta Avenue.  The four-story buildings will be located behind the Burger King, years ago the site of an assisted living facility.  The site is 2.6 acres on Block 5019 Lot 23 on the Sparta tax map. The ...

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NEW JERSEY -- During last week's General Election, New Jersey voters approved the ballot question to extend the existing $250 property tax deduction to be granted to all honorably discharged veterans, rather than just those with active wartime service or involvement in certain peacekeeping ...

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SPARTA, NJ- People are beginning to move into their new home at the Chelsea in Sparta.  Nearly a dozen people will be enjoying the new residence with all of the beautiful amenities within the next few weeks, according to Molly Whilesmith Director of Community Relations. “It’s wonderful to be in ...

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NEW JERSEY — Standing before a wall of kegs Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy spoke of a new $100 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds that will go toward New Jersey businesses and residents hit the hardest by the global health crisis.  “We're ready to help ...

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TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Appropriations Act into law. The governor said the revised spending plan manages to protect core priorities and deliver middle-class tax relief during the historic fiscal crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township accepted a bid from Bank of New York to issue notes at a rate of 0.42437%, according to township manager Bill Close at the council meeting last week. Included in this one year issuance is funding for the water and sewer utility, a roofing project and the municipal fuel ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Public Library parking lot will be closed on Thursday morning. 

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SPARTA, NJ – The township will be holding another shredding on Saturday, October 3.  The event will be held rain or shine at the municipal building, 65 Main Street, township manager Bill Close announced at the council meeting last week. “This has been a very popular event,” Close ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The Sparta Township Council is accepting applications from community members interested in volunteering to serve on the Special Assessment Committee.  The announcement was made at the township council meeting on Tuesday. The committee will be tasked with creating the formula for the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township Manager Bill Close announce three paving projects at the township council meeting on Tuesday night.  Three township parking lots will be milled and paved, requiring closures beginning this week. The lower level parking lot at Sparta Town Hall will be closed on ...

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SPARTA, NJ – It is not just you.  It is not even just Sparta. Widespread outages around the internet were common all day Wednesday. The cause is not clear, as of publication.  There are no storms and no major announcements of trouble, typically related to widespread outages. Perhaps most ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  TAPinto.net is pleased to announce that Marc Bussanich has franchised TAPinto Sutton Place/Lenox Hill, TAPinto’s first site in New York City.    Marc Bussanich, a journalist since 2005, has covered City Hall and the labor beat in New York City since 2010.  As part of his ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Marking the milestone of six months since the confirmation of the first coronavirus case in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy kicked off the holiday weekend by signing an Executive Order to allow for the resumption of indoor dining, albeit at 25 percent capacity. The order also allows for ...

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NEW JERSEY – Each year, the Garden State Journalists Association (GSJA) honors the best in print, online and broadcast journalism and, for 2020, TAPinto was recognized for excellence in reporting with six Memorial Journalism Awards. For 2020, Victoria Caruso of TAPinto South Plainfield earned ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – April Scelsa’s story mirrors those of thousands of small business owners whose nail salons, coffee houses and nutrition supplement boutiques wouldn’t have been able to re-open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic without a little help. Scelsa used money she got from the ...

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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. New Jersey tax collections sagged for the third month in a row last month, demonstrating the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The SBA and the Treasury Department, this week released detailed loan-level data regarding the 4.9 million small business loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Overall, PPP made $521 billion in forgivable loans to businesses nationwide. The average loan size was ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy surprised restaurant owners who had been preparing for the return of indoor dining on Thursday, July 2, by announcing just four days before that indoor seating would be delayed indefinitely.  Having spent money ordering food, retraining workers, and purchasing PPE ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Although he planned to loosen restrictions on indoor dining in New Jersey on Thursday, July 2, Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press conference Monday that he will delay the reopening. He provided no timetable of when indoor dining -- even at reduced capacity -- ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Sparta businesses and restaurants will be able to apply to the town to make adjustments to their outdoor footprint as early as Wednesday, according to resolution 8-5 approved unanimously at the virtual township council meeting on Tuesday.  Only the title of the resolution was ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ -Businesses in the county are working hard to open to patrons.  While some have been open with a modified experience; phone or internet orders, curbside pick up or delivery, the governor’s most recent executive order will allow a further opening. The Sussex County Chamber of ...

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SPARTA, NJ- For the third consecutive month TAPinto Sparta has had more than 100,000 readers.  For the past three months more than 375,000 readers have turned to TAPinto Sparta to get their local news. More than 3,000 people have subscribed for free to get their local news sent to their inbox ...

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MILWAUKEE – The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced plans to make a bobblehead of NJ Gov. Phil Murphy.  The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will donate $5 from every Gov. Murphy Bobblehead sold to the Protect The Heroes fund in support of the 100 Million Mask ...

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NEW JERSEY – In Wednesday’s daily press briefing on the coronavirus crisis, Governor Phil Murphy made it clear. He doesn’t care if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a Democrat or Republican. The New Jersey governor said his breath was taken away when he read that McConnell said: “it ...

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