Business & Finance

May 12, 2021

UNION 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 Union County, the price at the pump has hit ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — There was a ribbon-cutting Monday in celebration of Scream Truck's Grand Opening of its first headquarters in Springfield. The company launched in June 2020 as a premium ice cream delivery service in Westfield, and has since announced operation in Mountainside, Scotch Plains, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Township Committee this week approved the 2021 budget for the Springfield Community Partnership after hearing presentations from Beth Lippman, executuve director of the Business Improvement District, and Mike Scalera, co-chair of the Springfield BID. "Our largest expense is ...

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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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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Community members have contributed more than $40.3 million toward the critical renovation and expansion of  Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, significantly exceeding the initial campaign goal of $38.5 million, announced ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the state with the seventh highest overall tax burden, 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 top ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Springfield Mayor Chris Weber cut the ribbon to signal the grand opening of Detailing World at 901 Mountain Ave. on Saturday. The store, which aims to be a one-stop source for professional auto detailing supplies, detailing equipment and car care accessories, has been operating ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The newest restaurant in Springfield celebrated its grand opening Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The franchise 30 Burgers has established its newest location at 200 Route 22, in the center island directly across from Autoland. Springfield Mayor Chris Weber was ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Merging past, present and future, a crane arm lifted a major piece of artwork into its final position on one of the main roads in town Wednesday afternoon. That piece is a relief sculpture carving, which depicts James Caldwell's famous rallying cry of "Give 'em Watts ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In an effort decades in the making, groundbreaking finally moved forward at the site of the former Saks Fifth Avenue store Tuesday afternoon, as township officials were on hand to commemorate the occasion with a brief ceremony. A small crowd, consisting of township officials, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a Facebook post across multiple residents' forum pages on Sunday, Springfield Mayor Chris Weber shared an update on redevelopment, as well as new projects the township will look to undertake in the coming months. REDEVELOPMENT In his post, Weber updated residents on a ...

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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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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — A new initiative undertaken in conjunction with a group of local Springfield businesses is allowing residents and customers to pay it forward, with only a chalkboard and sticky notes. The idea for the project is simple. When customers pay for their food at restaurants in town, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- A new program called Sustain and Serve NJ has been launched by the NJEDA that enables struggling New Jersey restaurants to prepare meals that would be distributed to nonprofit organizations to feed for needy residents. Sustain and Serve NJ is a COVID-19 relief effort that helps ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, local eatery Crab Du Jour gave back to the community, donating over 100 dollars worth of food to the Springfield Fire Department. The donation was a charitable effort from the restaurant to the first responders. Crab Du Jour partner and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — With a snip of the ribbon, Springfield's newest eatery officially opened Friday afternoon, bringing a taste of seafood to town. Crab Du Jour Xpress, a Cajun Seafood Boil and Bar officially held its grand opening. The restaurant offers a few tables for seating, but is mostly ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — After a long wait that had Springfield residents waiting with anticipation, Halo Roasters Coffee officially opened to the public Saturday morning, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their Mountain Avenue location. The shop is owned by Springfield residents Harry and Lori ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — For husband and wife duo Harry and Lori Eckhardt, the decision to start up Halo Roasters, a new coffee shop soon-to-be open on Mountain Avenue was one they made as soon as they saw the open storefront available. "My wife, before she had the job she retired from, worked in the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Over the month of September, the redevelopment process in Springfield has continued onward. Check out a recap of everything that has taken place over the past few weeks right here: Since the last article published by TAPinto Springfield at the end of August, construction moves ...

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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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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — After an announcement from Governor Phil Murphy that restaurants in New Jersey would be allowed to partially reopen indoor dining, restaurants throughout Millburn are preparing for the change to take effect. The new rules, which will go into effect Friday mandate among other ...

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TRENTON, NJ — After a review of fuel consumption statistics, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury announced on Friday that lower fuel consumption trends, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, will result in a gas tax increase of 9.3 cents per gallon in October. The Treasury Department says that ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — As the Summer turns to Fall, several key development projects, including a pair in the Morris Avenue corridor continue to move forward in town. The three projects are the Gomes (or Lyons) project, the Larkin (or Church Mall) project, and the abandoned Saks property. Michael ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Gov.Phil Murphy today delivered his revised $32.4 billion Fiscal Year 2021 Budget -- including "revenue raisers," such as higher taxes on New Jersey millionaires, a "baby bond" of $1,000 for babies born in 2021, spending cuts, $4 billion in borrowing, and a $2.2 billion closing ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The rate of daily positivity and the numbers of New Jersey residents in hospital ICUs and ventilators continues to trend downward, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who released the latest figures at his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton Wednesday. Murphy said that the daily ...

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NEW JERSEY — Jewish homes across New Jersey have been opening their mailboxes each week for generations, and receiving news of interest about the Jewish world around them in the New Jersey Jewish News: from the hyper local — such as start times for holiday services at different synagogues and who ...

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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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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Yesterday morning, with a snip of ceremonial ribbon and a brief moment of fanfare, the Wawa chain of convenience stores opened up its 900th location, on Morris Turnpike in Springfield, NJ. It had been a moment months in the making for Wawa, the township, and a horde of hungry ...

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