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SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Union County

UNION COUNTY — The U.S. Small Business Administration opened a Business Recovery Center in Plainfield and other parts of the state today. These centers will provide one-on-one assistance to business owners seeking disaster assistance for losses caused by Hurricane Irene that occurred between Aug. 27 and Sept. 5.

AAA Car Care Month Advice: Top Ten Auto Repair Rip-Offs to Avoid

HAMILTON – Thousands of consumers each year complain about car repair rip-offs. And in these tough financial times, it’s more important than ever for motorists to protect their cars and their wallets. AAA Mid-Atlantic is observing National Car Care Month in October by warning motorists about the top ten car repair rip-offs and advising car owners where to find trustworthy automotive services.

NJ Voters Support Legal Sports Betting

STATE – A majority of Garden State residents support making sports betting legal at New Jersey racetracks and Atlantic City casinos; according to a newly-released poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind,™ 52 percent favor the idea while 31 percent oppose it.

IRS Seeks Community Volunteers Throughout New Jersey

MOUNTAINSIDE – “The Internal Revenue Service is seeking volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA/TCE) Program,” said New Jersey’s IRS spokesperson Gregg Semanick. “The IRS is looking for volunteers to take part in VITA/TCE throughout New Jersey during the upcoming tax filing season.”

UCEDC Offers Workshop On Federal Contract Compliance Best Practices

UNION — UCEDC, a statewide non-profit economic development corporation, is hosting a free workshop giving federal contractor/subcontractors a clear direction on the employment compliance practices that can keep them in the running for government contracts. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UCEDC’s headquarters in Union.