Business & Finance

April 22, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset Patriots Chairman Emeritus, and chairman and CEO of Flemington Care & Truck Country, Steve Kalafer died Wednesday. "I was absolutely shocked and saddened today to hear about the passing of Steve Kalafer," Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench said in a statement ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Chamber of Commerce has a variety of networking opportunities on tap for the next few ...

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WARREN, NJ -- Rainy skies didn’t dampen the excitement of the ribbon cutting for a new school in Warren. (video here) Joined by representatives of the Somerset County Business Partnership and Warren Township Chamber of Commerce, Apple Montessori Schools celebrated the grand opening in Warren ...

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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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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law S-3523, which provides $25 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for small businesses throughout New Jersey. The bill provides a lifeline to microbusinesses with five or fewer employees. The bill is part of a five-bill, $100 million relief effort ...

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MEDFORD, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy was in Burlington County on Thursday to sign into law S3523, which provides $25 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for small businesses throughout New Jersey. The bill focuses on providing a lifeline to microbusinesses with five or fewer employees. The bill is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The U.S. News & World Reports ranking of the best Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotels is in. Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights is rated #5 of all the 245 Embassy Suites hotels across the United States, Canada and Latin America. "With perks like all-suite ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset and the Downtown Somerville Alliance have partnered on a promotional campaign to encourage community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine. As part of the campaign, 12 businesses and restaurants are offering incentives for patrons ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package passed by lawmakers in the House and Senate along party lines has something for everyone. Somerset County is slated to receive $96.5M, of which $33M is slated for individual municipalities. with Franklin Township at the top of ...

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WARREN, NJ — No decision was made on Maddy Realty LLC’s application to build a hotel on the grounds of the Stone House Restaurant in Warren at the last meeting of the Warren Board of Adjustment. The hearing will continue on April 5.  Maddy Realty LLC has filed for two zoning variances, for use ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A parking deck for commuters and future residents of the NJ TRANSIT village under construction alongside the Raritan Valley line has begun to take shape adjacent to the Somerville train station. The five-story deck will include more than 400 spaces; the structure will be hidden ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy's fiscal year 2022 budget includes $200 million to support New Jersey’s small businesses — the backbone of the state's economy. Hit hard by the COVID pandemic, small businesses have been forced to adapt to a vastly changed economy. The governor's budget allocates ...

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Growing your business with TAPinto is easy, affordable and effective.  Businesses can tap into our highly engaged local audience with a variety of marketing options, including content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, sponsorships, banner advertising and more.  TAPinto provides ...

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185-acre work-life campus welcomes three accomplished chefs to further enhance its growing dining scene  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Connell Company, the developer behind the premier work-life campus, announced three prominent additions to the culinary team at The Park in Berkeley Heights, ...

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RARITAN VALLEY, NJ -- The Raritan Valley Line Mayors’ Alliance is cheering the news from Washington about the long-delayed Gateway Hudson River tunnel project. The Biden Administration has reversed a policy by former President Trump that did not allow either New York or New Jersey to use loans ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey residents still awaiting their extended unemployment benefit payments can expect to receive them by Friday, February 12. Since an 11-week extension in federal benefits was approved at the end of December, there has been a lapse in payments for some 75,000 residents whose ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was rated the worst state to retire, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual ranking of 2021’s Best States to Retire. What's the biggest reason for New Jersey's last place ranking? "The biggest reason New Jersey finished last is affordability. It has ...

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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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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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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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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Things can fall into place -- and you can start living your dream -- just ask Christine Kohl, who recently opened The Tile Lady Designs by Christine located behind Berkeley Car Wash at 620 Springfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights. Christine Kohl -- known as "Christine the Tile ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan wants to permanently divert daily drive-through Main Street traffic to Veterans Memorial Drive and designate the alternate roadway as Route 28/Business. Shifting the bulk of traffic from downtown Somerville to Veterans Memorial Drive, which parallels Main ...

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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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S0MERVILLE, NJ - Somerset Development has sold a 15-acre tract adjacent to the NJ TRANSIT Raritan Valley Line and Somerville train station which will transformed as part of the larger Somerset Station mixed-use transit village, the largest redevelopment project in the borough's history. The ...

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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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WARREN, NJ - Everyone loves Santa. Warrenites turned out on Sunday to see Santa Claus at the 2020 Holiday Walk sponsored by the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce. Santa Claus arrived in Warren Township riding on a local fire engine on Sunday, Dec. 20. at Pheasant Run Plaza. The Warren Township ...

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