Business & Finance

April 21, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- The CARES Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on March 27, created the $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) designed to help small businesses pay their workers and keep their operations running. Less than two weeks later, the funding pool was ...

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During this unprecedented public health crisis, all of our TAPinto sites are dedicated to providing accurate and up-to-date news on the Coronavirus pandemic.  Local news coverage, now perhaps more than ever, is an essential service to keep readers informed. All residents can sign up to receive ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Local news coverage, now perhaps more than ever, is an essential service to keep readers informed. TAPinto Wayne’s hyperlocal focus during the current health crisis proves, through its numbers, how much that focus is needed.  TAPinto Wayne broke its readership records by a long shot in ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - To help people facing the challenges of COVID-19 issues, the Internal Revenue Service announced today a sweeping series of steps to assist taxpayers by providing relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions. “The IRS is ...

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TRENTON – Financial institutions will provide mortgage forbearance and financial protections for New Jerseyans facing economic hardship as a result COVID-19, according to an announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy today. “Millions of hardworking New Jerseyans are suffering financial losses through no ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - The US Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Usually, New Jersey adapts the same changes as the US Treasury, but they have not announced any changes ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Even more adults will be working from home after the executive order Gov. Phil Murphy signed Saturday. Aside from the few businesses deemed essential, such as gas stations, supermarkets and pharmacies, all others have been instructed to close and their employees should work ...

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WAYNE, NJ -- The COVID-19 virus is impacting businesses hard all across the state: gyms, restaurants and bars are closed, and other businesses have seen large drops in the revenue. For some establishments, cash flow is near zero right now. Many employers feel especially vulnerable. However, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Panic shopping seems to have eased off some in Wayne and a larger selection of meat has been available, but supplies were limited. Paul Corrado of Corrado’s market explained the issues with food distribution. “if you order twenty, you’re only getting three, or four, or five. I don’t ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Small Business Administration (SBA) has named New Jersey a declared disaster state in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. This declaration will allow New Jersey small business owners impacted by COVID-19 to apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) that provide ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The impact of the coronavirus on New Jersey citizens, as well as people around the country and all over the globe is unprecedented.   If you are a large company, you can afford to pay your workers to stay home, even those who can’t work remotely.   But for many small business owners ...

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WAYNE, NJ – It’s a cheerless St. Patrick’s Day in Wayne this year.  Not since prohibition have bars, taverns and restaurants been closed on St. Patrick’s Day.  Even in Ireland the pubs are closed at least until March 29. Here in Wayne, festivities have been canceled and restaurateurs are left ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - NJ Transit has enhanced its cleaning efforts to include disinfected vehicles and major stations every 24 hours in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The intensified cleaning regiment in stations includes additional disinfecting of frequent customer touchpoints ...

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During this unprecedented public health crisis, all of our TAPinto sites are dedicated to providing accurate and up-to-date news on the Coronavirus pandemic.  Local news coverage, now perhaps more than ever, is an essential service to keep readers informed. All residents can sign up to receive ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Trust is important to Chris Slavicek.  Over the years, the local communities of Spotswood, East Brunswick, and Helmetta have learned to trust this energetic and creative young man.  He has directed plays as "Mr. Chris" at Appleby School.  He has created a family environment at ...

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WAYNE, NJ – This week’s Planning Board meeting was packed with Packanackers who lined up to provide resistance to a Wawa gas station and convenience store that is being proposed to be built where the old Nagel’s Candy Barn sits on the corner of Route 23 and Cedar Place. MCBS-RENJ WAYNE LLC is ...

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WASHINGTON DC - For taxpayers on a fixed income, every penny saved matters. Many of these are seniors and retirees who can file their taxes for free. IRS Free File provides free online tax preparation for taxpayers with income less than $69,000 a year. Free File is one of several ways that older ...

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WAYNE, NJ – At the most recent Wayne Town Council meeting, Mayor Chris Vergano read a letter from Verizon stating that they would not be bringing their television service to Wayne. “We get many phone calls about Cablevision,” Verano said as an introduction to the letter,” and complaints that ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - The Internal Revenue Service today launched Identity Theft Central, designed to improve online access to information on identity theft and data security protection for taxpayers, tax professionals and businesses. Located on IRS.gov, Identity Theft Central is available 24/7 at ...

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Trenton – Legislation sponsored by LD20 Senator Joe Cryan and Senator Nellie Pou (LD35) to protect workers from “getting screwed” when their employers go into bankruptcy or close their doors was signed into law Thursday by Governor Phil Murphy. The law, S-3170, makes New Jersey the first state in ...

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NEW JERSEY – Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation this week to make New Jersey the first state in the nation to impose a permanent ban on flavored vape products. The legislation (S3265) prohibits the sale and distribution of flavored vape products, including menthol. According to the press ...

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NEW JERSEY -- A new ranking of 2020’s Best States to Retire by personal-finance website WalletHub rated New Jersey fourth from the bottom among. To determine the rankings, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 47 key metrics. The data set ranges from adjusted cost of living to weather to quality ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For the third year in a row, the Wayne Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the Wayne Township Summer Concert Series. For 2020, the lineup has expanded from five shows to seven starting June 24 and ending on August 12. “We are even more excited about this year’s ...

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WAYNE, NJ – One of the premier brands in educational childcare, The Primrose School has officially opened its doors in Wayne, celebrating Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the morning and festivities throughout the day. The Primrose School of Wayne sits on the corner of Valley Road and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Just two weeks into the new ‘Twenties,’ and with the Township and Board of Education beginning to work on budgets for the new year, thoughts of revenues, expenses, surpluses and shortfalls drift about Wayne Township on the ether. At the January 2 Wayne Township Reorganization ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Altice USA’s News 12+, a television news broadcast channel available on cable systems throughout the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area, has added TAPintoTV to its programming schedule. The weekly TAPintoTV program, which airs Sundays at 11AM EST, will feature topical news and lifestyle ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On January 11, 2020, one of Wayne’s newest businesses, the Primrose School will have its Grand Opening. This is the first of many for new business this year due to Mayor Chris Vergano’s pro-business strategy.  “Attracting new businesses to Wayne serves two purposes,” said Vergano.

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WAYNE, NJ – Long-time Wayne Valley High School (WVHS) track and cross-country coach, Conan Ward is partnering with TAPinto Wayne to provide a bi-weekly financial column called Financial Focus.   With over thirty-years of experience in the industry and the backing of the expertise of Edward ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Tri-County Chamber of Commerce held its annual holiday luncheon for the business community and its members. This year, the Chamber asked everyone who attended to bring a toy or gift card for Passaic County CASA whose office is located in Wayne. CASA advocates for children in the ...

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