Business & Finance

June 5, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Township officials and Downtown West Orange on Friday collaborated on a Zoom meeting to address how to execute Stage 2 of the community's reopening efforts. The discussion focused on how to execute the reopening of local non-essential businesses and restaurants in West Orange.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After having a successful first year at the helm of the West Orange Farmers Market, coordinators Stacey and Rob Reese explained during this week’s West Orange Township Council meeting that although the market will still be physically located at 80 Main Street, sales will be ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member at Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, recently provided much-needed insight on the government sending stimulus checks to deceased individuals. In the segment, entitled “Coronavirus Stimulus Checks Being ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Goddard School of West Orange has introduced an At-Home Learning Program for infants through Pre-K.      The school offers what it calls "a robust, comprehensive and user-friendly" program and has "appointed highly educated and experienced teachers to [its] virtual ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — As residents continue to practice social distancing, some parents are looking for ways to keep their children busy. Recognizing this, Adam Goldman, who owns the Dunkin' Donuts located across the street from the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, has created a do-it-yourself (DIY) ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 30 eateries in West Orange have manipulated their schedules in order to accommodate community members who are looking to order takeout during the quarantine while still complying with social-distancing guidelines. The most current list of restaurants modifying their ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 30 eateries in West Orange have manipulated their schedules in order to accommodate community members who are looking to order takeout during the quarantine while still complying with social-distancing guidelines. The most current list of restaurants modifying their ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Perry Bashkoff, a West Orange resident, has come up with a way to support both local businesses and the township's first responders during the coronavirus crisis. "I've been thinking of ways to help our amazing local businesses while supporting our incredible local heroes who ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – In a recently published article focusing on how to “get proper credit for estimated tax payments,” Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, a member of the Livingston-based accounting firm Levine Jacobs & Company, LLC, offered insight into the process of switching from joint to separate ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Administrators from Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) are warning the public about a potential scam after hearing that individuals are approaching homes within the community posing as SBMC representatives. "If anybody stops by your home and claims to be from Saint Barnabas ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, a member of Livingston-based accounting and consulting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, recently clarified the tax implications to people who sell homes outside of New Jersey—particularly in New York—during an interview with NJ.com. In this ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — In addition to the public schools that continue to release information regarding plans to teach remotely in the event that the state orders them to close, local businesses and places of worship are also being impacted by the threat of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.  For ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Now that financial education has been made a requirement for New Jersey high schools and middle schools, Roosevelt Middle School Principal Lionel Hush—who did not wait for the state mandate to begin financial literacy instruction in West Orange—recently spoke to CNBC about the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) was recently honored at The New Jersey Hospital Association’s (NJHA) 101st Annual Meetingm where Marc Berson, chair of the RWJBH Corporate Board of Trustees, was presented the NJHA Trustee of the Year award, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Virtual Enterprise (VE) students Emily Baker, Giovanna Winning and Sam Rhew have advanced to the national semifinals of the 2020 Social Impact Pitch Competition sponsored by BNP Paribas. The girls are part of Virtual Enterprise Team Zo, which recently ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Whole Mother Village, a new business in downtown West Orange that provides pregnancy care options and associated services for expecting parents, officially celebrated its grand opening at 253 Main St. with a commemorative ribbon-cutting ceremony. West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Downtown West Orange Alliance is launching a new project and appealing to veterans and their families to participate. The program, called “Hometown Heroes,” will place banners along the downtown corridor to pay tribute to veterans in an effort to create a living memorial to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Kim E. Forrester, CPA/CGMA, member of the Livingston-based, award-winning accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, was recently featured as a guest on the “Wise Women @ Work” podcast where she discussed “under-the-radar” tips to prepare for tax season. During the ...

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MADISON, NJ — The West Orange High School (WOHS) Virtual Enterprise Team “Zo” was recently awarded first place for sales and third place for business plan at the Virtual Enterprise International (VEI) Competition held at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Team Zo's virtual product line includes ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Charles Ott, CPA/MBA, a co-managing member at Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC in Livingston, was recently highlighted by a New Jersey-based news provider, where he discussed a reader’s question about “Roth accounts” and whether the state would be likely to give the reader “a good ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- With close to 11,000 Americans turning 65 every day, according to a report by the United States Social Security Administration, more and more citizens have a need for Medicare Health Plans. The Sosa Insurance Group in West Orange, which represents several Medicare Insurance ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Timothy H. Brennan, CPA, MST, a resident of West Orange, has been named partner at CPA firm Bederson LLP in Fairfield. Brennan has been with the firm for more than 15 years, most recently as tax manager, a role in which he provides accounting and an extensive suite of tax ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Since opening their first restaurant in 1992, Isabelino and Martha Machado knew that they wanted to expand their culinary offerings to serve as many people as possible. The couple was finally able to do that with the opening of La Celeste Bakery & Restaurant in West Orange in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF and Charles Ott CPA/MBA, Members, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, were recently featured guests on the award-winning “The Doctor Joy Show,” where they shed light on a variety of topics business owners should be aware of. When it comes to business ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ —Pyramid Fitness recently celebrated its grand opening in West Orange on the lower level of 1500 Pleasant Valley Way near the corner of Northfield Avenue and Pleasant Valley Way. Following a celebratory ribbon cutting hosted by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC), owner ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Department of Radiation Oncology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston—which has been delivering the highest-quality care in the treatment of cancer to patients and their families since 1969—recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and five decades of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Longtime West Essex YMCA Executive Director Helen Flores, who led the Y in becoming an integral part of the community, has announced her retirement at the end of the year. Under her leadership, the West Essex Y has grown in membership, outreach, and recognition. Through ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two members of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC—Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, and Richard M. Hoffman, CPA/CGMA—were recently featured on “The Doctor Joy Show,” where they had a wide-ranging conversation on taxes in New Jersey and some recent changes in the new tax laws. According ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In the age of social media, making professional connections has never been easier, but the managing partners at the Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, recently hosted a networking event for professionals under the age of 40 to make sure that ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — There is still time to register for the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s (WOCC) annual Thanksgiving Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Mayfield Farms, where the chamber will welcome guest speaker Barbara Warter of Warter Strong Foundation and special guest ...

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