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Tue, October 6, 2:00 PM

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History of the NAACP

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Add to My Calendar 10/06/2020 2:00pm 10/06/2020 3:00pm America/New_York History of the NAACP

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is one of the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organizations in the nation. Their mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. It’s history is the history of the civil rights ...

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Wed, October 7, 7:00 PM

Virtual Union Public Library, Union

Why Voting Matters (Bilingual)

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Add to My Calendar 10/07/2020 7:00pm 10/07/2020 8:00pm America/New_York Why Voting Matters (Bilingual)

The election is coming up and your vote matters. Find out why and how to do it during this year’s Pandemic. To sign up, visit http://bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. Presented by The Lupe Fund/Iveth Mosquera

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NJ Human Services Announces $44.8 Million More in Additional Food Assistance

October 28, 2020

NEW JERSEY –  Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in November to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

An additional estimated $44.8 million will be provided to about 253,000 New Jersey households for November.

SNAP ...

IRS: People with foreign accounts reminded of the extension to file 2019 FBAR by Oct. 31, Dec. 31 if impacted by certain natural disasters

UNITED STATES, NJ - The Internal Revenue Service reminds U.S. citizens, entities and resident aliens with a foreign bank or financial account that they have until Oct. 31, 2020, to file their 2019 Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).

The IRS coordinated the extension from the usual Oct. 15 deadline with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for this year only to ...

A Beloved Community Giant, Florence "FloJo" Johnson, Passed Away

October 25, 2020

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, October 24th, sad news spread that the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Community Liaison, and Former East Orange Fourth Ward Councilwoman, Florence Johnson passed away. 

Florence Johnson, affectionately known as “FloJo”, was a well-known active and dedicated member of the East Orange and Newark communities. She was ...

Newark Imposes Major Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Spike

October 27, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — In August, Newark, once the COVID-19 epicenter of New Jersey, was touting a remarkable feat in curbing its infection rates from 60-plus cases a day at its peak to fewer than 20 a day by June. 

It was a win in the battle against the virus, but not the war. Starting Tuesday, Newark is cracking down on restaurants and businesses after the city saw it’s the ...

"NJ Will Be Prepared" Once A COVID-19 Vaccine Is Available

October 30, 2020

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey has submitted a draft of a coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials announced Monday during a virtual press briefing. 

While a COVID-19 vaccine or therapeutic has not been created, the governor said the “growing reality” is that one or more vaccines ...