Press Releases

October 14, 2019

TAPinto.net began a campaign on Wednesday to bring attention to the lack of local news reporting in communities across the country and to showcase why TAPinto is the solution to the local journalism crisis in America. “TAPinto is the future of local journalism,” franchisee Jackie Lieberman of ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - The Maximilian Foundation is hosting its 5th Annual Family Fish Fry to raise funds for an organization that focuses on addiction prevention. The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 has graciously provided the venue for the event, which is open to all that would like to come out to have a ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced a new family planning benefit program for women and men with incomes that are higher than traditional Medicaid eligibility.  The benefit, called Plan First, provides coverage for ...

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TAPinto offers full-service, cost-effective marketing solutions for your business, including content marketing, social media marketing, email marketing, sponsorship opportunities, eye-catching ads that click through to your website, and more. Our effective marketing tools enable businesses to ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ - Most acknowledge the importance of hyperlocal news as it happens. When it comes down to it, things as simple as repaving roads likely add to daily activities and concerns. Local businesses are learning that the same immediacy applies to their business. Within days of a ...

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TAPinto.net broke its all-time traffic record in September 2019, logging 1,549,572 unique readers, breaking the former record of 1,306,669 unique readers in July 2019.  The record marks continued growth in TAPinto’s readership and engagement metrics across its 83 franchised sites.  TAPinto also set ...

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Disasters can strike without warning, causing damage and destruction. Before the IRS can authorize tax relief, the president must declare a federal disaster. Here’s a rundown of tax-related things that usually happen after a disaster: The IRS gives taxpayers more time to file and pay. Taxpayers ...

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Antidote can reverse opioid overdoses (TRENTON) – NJ Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced today that the Department is delivering the opioid overdose antidote naloxone for free to participating shelters serving the homeless as part of the department’s ongoing efforts to get ...

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Proposal Would Take Away Food Assistance from 68,000 New Jerseyans Sept. 25, 2019 (TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services has called on the Trump Administration to withdraw plans to cut food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), saying the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Although these events are scheduled a bit far from Barnegat and Waretown, they may be well worth the trip. The NJ Civil Service Commission (CSC) will host a series of public employment job fairs throughout the State starting this Fall.  Members of the public are encouraged to attend ...

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NJ 2-1-1 is a free, statewide information and referral service that connects people in need with existing programs and services that can help. It’s focus is on health and human services, which means that if you are struggling to feed your family; pay the utility bill; find ...

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TRENTON – NJ Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced today that the Department is delivering the opioid overdose antidote naloxone for free to participating shelters serving the homeless as part of the department’s ongoing efforts to get naloxone into as many hands as possible to help ...

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The new Tax Withholding Estimator, launched last month on IRS.gov, includes user-friendly features designed to help retirees quickly and easily figure the right amount of tax to be taken out of their pension payments.  The mobile-friendly estimator replaces the Withholding Calculator. The ...

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NJ 2-1-1 is a free, statewide information and referral service that connects people in need with existing programs and services that can help. It’s focus is on health and human services, which means that if you are struggling to feed your family; pay the utility bill; find ...

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New $36 Million Increase Marks Second Consecutive Year of Rate Increases to Support Higher Wages (TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced today that wage increases totaling $36 million have taken effect for direct support professionals who ...

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With major tax reform now in its second year and taxpayers seeing its full effect on 2018 returns, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded people who pay estimated tax that their third quarter payment for 2019 is due Monday, Sept. 16. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), enacted in December ...

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WASHINGTON D.C. The Internal Revenue Service said today that the new Tax Withholding Estimator tool includes a feature designed to make it easier for employees who also receive self-employment income to accurately estimate the right amount of tax to have taken out of their pay.   The estimator ...

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TRENTON – First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that families throughout the state who receive support from New Jersey’s child care subsidy program will see $54 million ($30 million federal; $24 million state) in increased funding as part ...

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As Dorian threatens and with the peak of hurricane season just ahead, the Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone to develop an emergency preparedness plan. Taxpayers, whether individuals, organizations or businesses, should take time now to create or update their emergency plans. Taxpayers ...

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BARNEGAT, WARETOWN, NJ - For decades, both Barnegat and Waretown hosted tourist trade. Now, both communities have their share of full-time residents. Locals and visitors alike may find some critical information helpful as to what matters when it comes to income taxes. Summertime activities often ...

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TRENTON- The Murphy Administration is using innovative strategies to increase access to naloxone through multi-agency efforts including free distribution of the life-saving antidote, increasing Medicaid access to opioid addiction treatment, and authorizing paramedics to carry buprenorphine, an oral ...

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove praised the recent signing of legislation (A-3766) expanding the scope of state anti-corruption laws. Connors, Rumpf & Gove praised the recent signing of legislation expanding the scope of State ...

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TAPinto recently received a “green” rating from NewsGuard, a startup that has created a credibility ratings system and “nutrition labels” for online news.  A green rating, the highest rating provided to online news sites, indicates that a news site satisfies all nine of NewsGuard’s ...

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The local news industry is constantly changing and so are the habits and preferences of readers like you.   In order to fulfill our mission of producing quality journalism, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  I want to invite you to ...

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Election Policies for November 5, 2019 General Election Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) at no charge. Statements can be submitted from Labor Day (September 2, 2019) until Saturday, November 2, 2019 at midnight EST ...

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