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Forgivable Business Loans – Useful Information About PPP

PPP Loans Are Expanding to More Lenders – The Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which reopened this week for community lenders to begin offering forgivable business loans, will expand to allow small banks to offer forgivable PPP loans on Friday and all lenders next Tuesday. (Bloomberg News) 

Info on Paycheck Protection Program Loans – The loans will be available both to first-time applicants and to some returning borrowers. Borrowers seeking a second loan will need to demonstrate a 25% drop in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020. Second loans will also be limited to companies with 300 or fewer workers, and the amounts will be capped at $2 million. First- and second-time applicants can borrow up to 2.5 times their monthly payroll. (Those in the lodging and food service business who are seeking a second loan can borrow 3.5 times their payroll, a concession to the devastation those industries have faced.) The loans – which are made by banks but backed by the federal government – can be forgiven if borrowers spend at least 60% of the money paying workers and use the rest on other allowable expenses. (The New York Times) 

The Fine Print on the Loans – Guidance and other details from the U.S. Small Business Administration. (The SBA)

How to Get a PPP Loan Forgiven – The SBA said it has received 1.3 million forgiveness applications totaling about $170.5 billion. It has made payment on nearly 85% of the applications, forgiving over $100 billion, the SBA said. Here is how to get a PPP loan forgiven. (ROI-NJ) 

Food Distribution Event on Saturday, January 23rd

The County of Union is hosting a drive-thru emergency food distribution on Saturday, January 23rd.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Village Super Market of Springfield Township, New Jersey and Gargiulo Produce are providing a drive through food distribution event to all Union County residents affected by COVID-19 on Saturday, January 23rd. Click here or text “FindFood” for English, or text “Comida” for Spanish to 908 224 7776 to find helpful information quickly.

Event Details

  • First 1,000 vehicles will receive boxes of produce, dairy and shelf-stable food on a first come first served basis.
  • One food distribution per vehicle, while supplies last.
  • Please make sure to clear out the vehicle’s trunk prior to arrival to make room for food bags.
  • Refrigerate any perishable items shortly after distribution.
  • Bring one (1) proof of NJ residency, such as a utility bill, driver’s license, ID card, etc.
  • Event will take place rain or shine.
  • Click here to view and/or download the original event flyer in English and Spanish.
  • With any questions, or for more information, please email the DHS Action Line or call them at 908 558 2288.

Notice RE City Caucus, Conference and Council Meetings on January 18th and 19th

Please read the attached notice for information about the upcoming City Caucus, City Conference and City Council Meetings. Information about these meetings has been added to the website’s calendar events for each meeting accordingly.

COVID-19 Vaccination Updates from the NJ Department of Health

New Jersey has experienced over 400,000 positive cases and approximately 16,000 deaths associated with COVID-19.  Vaccination is the latest tool in our toolbox to stop the spread. New Jersey recently rolled out COVID-19 vaccines step-by-step to serve all who live, work or study in the state. 

Starting in mid-December and continuing into early 2021, vaccine access will be given to New Jersey’s Phase 1A Group: health care workers, who are paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.  Phase 1A also includes long-term care residents and staff

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Union County Opens Registration Portal for COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Today

The Union County Board of County Commissioners today announced the opening of an online registration system for those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. The registration system is currently open. Please note the registration system will only log those who are eligible to receive the vaccination. Those who are ineligible to receive vaccinations will not be allowed to pre-register, and must wait until they are eligible. The County is offering the Moderna vaccine.

Notice RE Vacancy for Part Time Code Enforcement Officer Trainee in the Construction Code Department

Please be advised that there is a vacancy for a Part time Code Enforcement Officer Trainee in the Construction Code Department. (Job description and requirements attached.) This position is part time for 29 hours per week at the hourly rate $17.45. Please post this in an area available to all employees. At this time, this position is only open to all City of Linden residency.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all applications must be obtained online by clicking here.

Once completed all applications must be returned via email no later than 4:30 PM on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. In addition to electronic submission, applications can be mailed to City of Linden City Clerks’ Office, 301 North Wood Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036. Applications that are mailed must be postmarked by the application deadline of Tuesday, January 26, 2021 or they will be returned to the applicant. Please be advised that all employment applications must be completed at the time of submission. Please include copies of resumes, proof of qualifications or any additional documents you wish to submit with your application.

Submission Due Date: January 26, 2021

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Governor Murphy’s State of the State Address

In 2021 State of the State Address, Governor Murphy Reaffirms Commitment to Leading New Jersey Through the COVID-19 Pandemic and Building a Stronger, Fairer, and More Resilient Economy for All

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today aired his third State of the State Address from Trenton. Governor Murphy highlighted accomplishments from his first three years in office and reaffirmed his commitment to leading New Jersey through the COVID-19 public health crisis and improving the lives of New Jersey’s families. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the address was pre-recorded without an audience at the Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial and streamed on the Governor’s official social media channels.

“Although wounded deeply, we enter 2021 tougher than ever, wiser than before, and ready to move forward together,” said Governor Murphy. “Despite the ongoing pandemic, our mission of making New Jersey a stronger and fairer state for every family has not changed. We’re proving that the best way to beat COVID-19 is by leaning in to smart investments with a forward-looking, principled vision for the future. Our priorities for the year ahead focus on the public health challenges at hand, while charting a path forward to build a stronger, fairer, and more resilient economy that works for every New Jersey family.”

Notice RE Request for Qualifications for Special Counsel Services, Including but not Limited to Providing Guidance of Implementing Policies Relative to the State of New Jersey’s New Cannabis Laws

Respondents are encouraged to access, download, and respond to new Request for Proposals. Please note that in person drop-off shall be through appointment only by calling (908) 474-8444. Appointment hours are Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. You must adhere to all COVID-19 guidelines. All submissions must be handed directly to an employee of the Purchasing Department and/or have delivery confirmation. We are not responsible for deliveries.

To see all open RFQs and job opportunities with the City of Linden, please click here.