Press Releases

May 30, 2020

With stocks markets up nearly 40% since the market low despite continuing virus concerns, does an investor now buy or bye? Point View’s David Dietze speaks live via Skype:                   Point View Wealth Management is an SEC-registered investment adviser and ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange YMCA is ensuring that local families have basic resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Y asked for donations of diapers in various sizes from community members last week, and after receiving dozens of boxes and bags, staff, some of their family members, ...

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Since Sunday, March 22, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence has been conducting its 10 a.m. Sunday service online rather than in its sanctuary at 524 South Street.  Previously, Faith had two services each Sunday, one at 8:30 a.m. and a second at 11 a.m. The liturgy of each online service is ...

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Middletown Municipal Buildings to Begin Reopening to Public on Monday, June 1 Limited Hours; Employees and Visitors Required to Wear Masks MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Middletown Township today announced its Phase-In Plan to begin reopening municipal facilities to the public. Town Hall (1 Kings Highway), ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Free tree seedlings will be available to Berkeley Heights residents on Saturday, June 6, as part of the New Jersey Forest Service’s New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign.  Residents are asked to sign up in advance.  You have three options: Use this sign-up form on the ...

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John Burns of Roselle Park was among the 21 University of Scranton students inducted into Mu Kappa Tau, the national honor society for marketing. The national honor society was founded in 1966 to recognize scholarship and high academic accomplishment among marketing students. The University's ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — A passion for baking passed down from his mother has inspired an act of compassion from Louie Proto. Accountant and financial planner by day, artisan baker in the pre-dawn morning, Proto has donated 100% of his bread sales since early April — almost $5,000 — to five ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Can you believe it is the last weekend in May already? Getting our bodies active again may require an extra push. We have a wonderful cause to get you going and for you to make that happen! Run For School Safety! A Run for Make Our Schools Safe. Lori and Ilan Alhadeff have ...

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Holmdel Superintendent Announces Resignation - will be Assistant Superintendent in Scotch Plains-Fanwood Holmdel, NJ – Earlier today, Superintendent Dr. Robert McGarry informed the Holmdel Township Board of Education that he is resigning his position, effective August 26, 2020. Dr. McGarry has ...

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Essex County, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced his support of Governor Phil Murphy's proposal to borrow $9 billion from the U.S. Federal Reserve to balance the State Budget. On Friday, May 29th, DiVincenzo sent a letter of support to the Governor; the letter was also ...

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       During this Pandemic, I understand first hand how important it is to help others. Just last week, my mother and I donated masks to Menlo Park Veterans Home for the essential workers because this is what we need to do , help one another. I am currently seeking assistance in my fundraising ...

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SEF Approves Seven Grants at April and May Board Meetings   SPARTA, NJ—May 28, 2020--The Sparta Education Foundation (SEF) approved seven grants at their April 21 and May 5 board meetings. “These grants really embody what we are all about,” said SEF President Donna West. “Districtwide, our ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Veritas Christian Academy is welcoming new Head of School Thomas Argersinger.  Argersinger will being on July 1.  He is joined by Alison, his wife of 35 years.  He has previously served as Head of School at the Manhattan Christian Academy and Community Christian School in Tallahassee, ...

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Township of Verona Awarded $10,000 Sustainability Grant Verona, NJ – The Township of Verona was awarded a $10,000 Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Five $20,000 grants, six $10,000 grants and twenty $2,000 grants were distributed to municipalities in fourteen New Jersey ...

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Kenny Barbera made this Memorial Day Weekend special with Cruising for a Cause and donation to Union EMU UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ  – The Union Emergency Medical Unit answers over 5,600 emergency calls a year in the Township of Union and surrounding communities making it one of the busiest EMS agencies ...

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Join Lidia Bastianich in her home kitchen as she gives viewers an intimate look into her life at home as she shelters in place due to the COVID-19 epidemic in Eating in with Lidia, two new half-hour PBS specials produced by WGBH Boston and Tavola Productions. The renowned chef, author and food ...

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Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) supported a bipartisan measure in the House of Representatives Thursday afternoon that passed 417-1 to help New Jersey small businesses get needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan Payroll Protection Program Flexibility ...

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Middlesex Borough resident Alexis Buccellato recently delivered 80 personal care packages to frontline healthcare workers at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center in Edison to thank them for their dedication in healing patients during the COVID crisis. Buccellato staged a drive, ...

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Legislation requires all health benefits plans to provide expanded coverage for services provided using telemedicine and telehealth by increasing reimbursement for services.   OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Joann Downey on Thursday would require all New Jersey ...

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Key bipartisan legislation to extend and enhance the Paycheck Protection Program, which is helping sustain businesses and pay workers during the economic devastation wrought by COVID-19, passed the House of Representatives today.    Rep. Chris Smith, who supported the creation of the PPP and ...

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Morris/Middlesex/Somerset/Warren County, NJ - Today, May 28, 2020, Mayors for "Main Street" sent a letter to the Governor's Office, Legislative Leaders, Legislative District Representatives and County Officials to outline a list of actions needed to help reopen and lift restrictions on businesses ...

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The Plainfield Special Improvement District is 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐍𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐈𝐧 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐎𝐟 𝐍𝐞𝐞𝐝 As Plainfield's small businesses have suffered negative financial impacts related to COVID-19, the Plainfield Special Improvement District has taken the initiative to offer some relief by providing ...

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Washington, DC – Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-11) joined more than 2,200 AARP New Jersey members on Wednesday for a Coronavirus telephone town hall. Sherrill answered questions related to federal legislation, food assistance, unemployment, economic impact payments, long term care facilities, ...

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GOVERNOR AND FIRST LADY TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS BANK OF AMERICA-SPONSORED CEREMONY TO BE SHOWN EXCLUSIVELY ON THEBASIE.ORG AND FACEBOOK MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced the 2020 Basie Awards, the annual celebration of Monmouth County high ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - This week, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted a video conference call with Fifth District Mayors on his efforts to help combat the coronavirus in the Fifth District, protecting New Jersey long-term care facilities with strike teams to ass, and discussing local community ...

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Eligible organizations can apply for funding toward COVID-19 relief initiatives    Passaic County’s Board of Chosen Freeholders and Department of Planning & Economic Development announced the launch of a COVID-19 relief grant opportunity to support non-profit organizations in a variety of ...

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New Jersey children are finding some “silver linings” to the social distancing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) Share Your Silver Linings campaign invited kindergarten through 8th grade students to share a story about a new healthy and ...

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As New Jersey continues under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus, please know that our district office remains available to serve constituents by phone and email. Included below are links to information that you may find helpful, along with important state and national news updates related ...

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Working Families Need Child Care Services to Return to Work TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce urged Gov. Phil Murphy to immediately open day care facilities across the state, as the slow re-opening of the state leaves many working families scrambling to ...

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VIRTUAL JOB FAIR FOR TEACHERS HOSTED BY PLAINFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS  Positions open in Science, Mathematics, ESL, Bilingual and Special Education    May 26, 2020 – The Plainfield Public School district will host a virtual job fair on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 ...

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