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Why not clear out your living or office space?
JERSEY CITY, N.J.--The Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) is offering a free service for Hudson County residents at four locations.
“Removing dangerous materials from our homes by participating in Hudson County’s Household Hazardous Waste program is a smart way to protect our families and the environment,” county executive Tom DeGiso said.
The two locations, Jersey City, and Kearny, will operate the free service on Saturday May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Additionally, Hudson County residents may dispose of as many as four tires at any of the scheduled Household Waste Days. However, if residents cannot make it to any of the “Tire Amnesty Event’s” at the scheduled household waste days, they may either store their tires in a garage or shed, or cover them until they can be properly disposed of. (Contact municipal Department of Public Works for locations and cost.)
And take advantage of computer only recycling collection as well. If you have an old computer, monitor, mouse or keyboard to get rid of, bring it to one of the four HHW Days to safely dispose of it and help preserve the environment. While tablets and cellphones also will be accepted, printers and televisions will NOT.
Since the program is sponsored in part by a grant from the NJEEP-Division of solid and hazardous waste, residents may drop off materials at any site, but be prepared to show proof of residency.
What to bring:
- Thermostats (NOW ACCEPTED!)
- Cleaners & Corrosives
- Pool & Photographic Chemicals
- Oil Based Paints
- Oil Based Varnishes
- Rechargeable & Car Batteries
- Propane Tanks (from barbeque grills only)
- Solvents & Thinners
- Pesticides & Herbicides
- Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
- Used Motor Oil
- Old Gasoline
- Fire Extinguishers
- Smoke Detectors (NOW ACCEPTED!)
What not to bring:
- Consumer Electronics (except computers)
- Alkaline batteries
- Latex paint
- Compressed gas cylinders/tanks
- TCBs, TCCD (such as freon and helium)
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PRINCETON, N.J.—Joseph J. Gormley, certified public accountant who launched his business 25-years ago after earning his accounting degree from Saint Thomas University in Miami, was offered a job with the IRS, but instead chose to work for the NJ Division of Taxation. He was employed by the state as an auditor for 6-years, before launching his own business.
In an exclusive interview with www.NJnewjersey.com reporter, Gormley mentions “We work with individuals --small and medium sized businesses-- we specialize in providing financial statements and internal documents to mostly private companies, yet, on the individual side, we do a myriad of personal tax work, personal financial planning, and insurance, among many other services.”
While the company is able to give clients a broad range of services from a single location, it works with small business people who frequently need help budgeting, with payroll, and bookkeeping. Insurance work includes life, disability, and long-term care, .
Gormley’s team prides itself “on offering a personalized level of service,” said Nancy Gormley, the daughter, whose been working in the family business.
Leveraging the internet, Gormley also services clients throughout the country, remotely. These include construction and contractor outfits, medical practices, real estate companies, law firms, manufacturers, retailers, and individuals, among others. The Gormley team provides secure portal access for documentation transfer, schedules frequent phone conversations, and online meetings to ensure a communicative and successful relationship with clients.
Gormley also helps startups form corporations or LLCs. This provides an alternative to telling clients to “‘incorporate online,’” he said. Moreover, he assists with setting up new ventures, offering software consultations and more.
Asked where he sees his business in the future, he said: “We see alot of international work among those who set up enterprises abroad.” (This area is expanding quite rapidly, he explained.)
Gormley also works with many immigrants who move to NJ, but still have overseas bank accounts. Since they now need US bank accounts and tax advice, this represents another area of focus.
Gormley said he’s seen the entire business climate “going worldwide” as an increasing amount of people come to the US to work in big pharma and other industries.
Another specialty they’ve developed is dealing with organizations that move abroad.
We pride ourselves on the relationships we have with clients, said Gormley, noting that many have stayed with him as long as two decades or more.
As far as year-round services like personal financial planning, “that’s where we help individuals most,” Gormley noted, citing securities licenses, and examples of various investments.
Still, the overall package is key.
“We can provide the best advice for the entire situation,” Gormley mentions.
Nevertheless, Joseph and his daughter Nancy sometimes enjoy creating taglines for their advertisements:
“When you think of money think of me,” and “Build your business grow your wealth (Nancy’s favorite).”
“We are easy to get hold of,” added Gormley. Surprisingly, “we frequently hear people say they cannot even reach their own CPA’s.”
Give us a call at 609-269-5009
By David Douglas Brown
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Changes Are Coming to AKBAR Indian Restaurant
EDISON, N.J.--AKBAR has a very interesting and long history, opening its first restaurant on Park Avenue and East 57th Street in Manhattan, then moving forward onto Garden City, Long Island. The name AKBAR refers to the only emperor of India who took care of both Hindus and Muslims. AKBAR in Edison NJ opened its doors to rave reviews on January 1, 1993, which is significant in itself because New Jersey has numerous and wonderful Indian restaurants to choose from. Pradeep Malhotra revealed he had never even heard of Edison, NJ being that he essentially lived in Manhattan and was most familiar as well with Long Island.
Mr. Malhotra is grateful to his New Jersey friend, a hotel and restaurant owner himself, who encouraged Mr. Malhotra to dive into the deep end and open up AKBAR. In a few short months, AKBAR already was booked a year in advance for banquets.
AKBAR is family, the family being second generation restaurateur Pradeep Malhotra, his wife Meenokshi, and their son, Varun. In fact, Mr Malhotra’s father and extended family own restaurants in Bombay and Pune, India. Thus, the restaurant and hospitality business seems to be a generational thing. Even the chefs and kitchen staff have been with AKBAR for at least fifteen to twenty years, which speaks to the consistency of impeccable food, service and hospitality.
How is AKBAR changing????
AKBAR was actually the first Indian banquet hall in New Jersey, although there are many more now. It has been renovated a few times over the years in order to accommodate the growing Indian community in the area. For years AKBAR has catered weddings including the traditional Indian ceremony known as the Varmala, sweet sixteen parties, bridal and baby showers often times for the same families who keep coming back. AKBAR has catered events and weddings for fifty guests up to four hundred guests, often taking place in their stunning outdoor space as well as their main banquet areas.
Today the restaurant and banquet halls are being extensively renovated! AKBAR is expanding and upgrading, modernizing yet maintaining the traditional integrity of an Indian venue and planning to soon cater events for up to six hundred guests! While the menu at AKBAR has evolved over time and of course serves traditional Indian foods including Vegetarian dishes, a new Vegan menu will soon be available for patrons. AKBAR in addition welcomes bar patrons to enjoy sporting events on their big screen TV.
What do the Malhotra family want you to know about what’s happening at AKBAR……
For one thing, the Malhotra family brings forth to their business a climate of positive and joyful energy. They are committed to providing a venue not just for the Indian community but welcome all the diverse communities of our area. Varun Mahotra reminded us that AKBAR welcomes all events which are significant and those which include holidays, business and corporate seminars and gatherings, and community events. In fact, AKBAR is engaging with The Sportsplex at Metuchen for events such as soccer matches, camps, adult and youth leagues, youth events and general programs.
AKBAR is a long-time member of the Edison Chamber of Commerce and has received many positive reviews on Trip Adviser, Yelp, and Open Table as well as a rave review in the NY Times.
PLEASE visit one of the most highly rated Indian restaurants in all of the Metropolitan area where you can enjoy dining in the elegant ambiance of AKBAR, impeccable food and service, choices from their regular menu as well as their buffet offerings! AKBAR offers buffets Mondays thru Fridays for lunch at $8.95, Saturdays and Sundays lunch 12.95$ and Sunday dinner buffet for $15.95.
21 CORTLAND STREET
EDISON, NJ 08837
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Written By Leah Brown Klein
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Amnon Gutman is seen Saturday, April 27th 2019
Jersey City N.J. -- “It’s a great afternoon, said Norman M. Guerra, head of the Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA), saying “on a nice day,” a couple thousand people usually visit the Earth Day Festival, now in its 29th annual year.
The event kicks off with the Annual Earth Day 5K Walk/Run, which is bigger than ever now and has become one of the fastest growing spring 5K’s in the region. The course, flat and fast, is USATF-NJ Certified. SEE RESULTS HERE!!!
Citing slews of exhibitors under the tent on Saturday, Guerer ticked off environmental groups, city/county agencies, county health and human services, the local fire department, and sheriff’s office, among other entities, in attendance.
For the second year in a row, Sebastian Baret, 41, a resident of Jersey City won the race in 15 and-a-half minutes.
For the woman, it was Cibel Canlar, 34, all the way to the tape -- finishing in 18:54. Amnon Gutman, 51, a resident of Hoboken, NJ, finished in the top 100, in 64th place overall, his time was, 22.44.
“They did a really good job,” said Gutman of his first time running the Earth Day 5K, adding that the event’s organization was really well done.
“I’m a member of the New York Road Runners Club, so I’m used to a well-organized race where everything is organized – it was exceptionally done well.”
A marathoner, Gutman said he runs about a dozen races a year and began running in his 30’s. He ran his first marathon five years later, at 35.
We created a series of running events nearly two decades ago, said Larry Gershberg, of New Balance North Jersey, which sponsors so-called USATF-NJ “Grand Prix” races such as HCIA’s Earth Day 5K in Jersey City.
Gershberg explained that most runs in the continuing series are 5K, 10K, and 15K, and throughout the year, runners earn points (age-group specific) for races they score (officially finish) in.
His New Balance dealership creates prizes at many of the individual events using Gift Certificates to his stores in Hasbrouck Heights or West Windsor, NJ.
“The logo on the application means that runners will earn New Balance Grand Prix points toward their yearly totals,” continued Gershberg.
“There are cash prizes at the end of the year, and lots of pride involved as well, so runners are pretty serious about earning and accumulating points” as they did in Saturday’s Earth Day 5K as usual.
Saturday was another busy day for Gov. Phil Murphy. He ran the Earth Day 5K in Liberty State Park along with his family first thing Saturday morning.
When Governor Murphy was asked about his predicted time by a a www.NJnewsjersey.com reporter, Murphy stated "between 28 and 29 minutes" but in the end Murphy, 61, ran the 5k in 25-minutes, finishing in the top 100, and third place in his age group.
Written by Dave S.