ConnectOne Bancorp is giving strong hints that it will expand beyond northern New Jersey — and New York would be a natural place to go.

The company, formerly known as North Jersey Community Bancorp, said in a recent regulatory filing that it scrapped its old name because it now serves clients in New Jersey and New York. As a result, the old name became "too restrictive."

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