Press Releases

May 13, 2021

HILLSIDE, NJ—Food insecure children and their families are most vulnerable during the summer months, when they lose access to the free school meals that they rely on. This year, as schools remain closed due to COVID-19, putting food on the table has been an even more urgent challenge for households ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - We are grateful for your new or nearly-new book and media donations to the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library on Saturday,  June 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 6 from noon to 3 p.m. Please box your items and drop off in the rear of our parking lot ...

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EWING, NJ (May 10) – Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) is urging hardworking families in the 12th district to file their taxes before the upcoming May 17th deadline to ensure they receive the accurate amount in new advance monthly Child Tax Credit payments they are entitled to as soon as ...

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Fewer restrictions, longer days, and warm nights provide even more inspiration when looking for reasons to head to New Jersey's Coast in 2021. Celebrating a renewed spirit, Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members welcome travelers to take part in their 107th summer sharing memories ...

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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY --  The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) of Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) has launched “NJ Empower to Prevent,” its local version of the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program.  This project is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Diabetes ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - Now that many taxpayers have filed their federal tax returns, they're eager for details about their refund. When it comes to refunds, there are several common myths that can mislead taxpayers. Getting a refund this year means there's no need to adjust withholding for 2021 To ...

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Registration is now open for the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's 2021 Young Artist Concerto Competition.  Visit njio.org for more details!   

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WASHINGTON, DC – The USDA’s National Agricultural Classification Survey (NACS) is arriving in mailboxes around the nation. The survey, one of the most important steps in determining who should receive a 2022 Census of Agriculture questionnaire, asks recipients if they are involved in agricultural ...

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After each of the three Economic Impact Payments is issued, the IRS is required to mail a notice to each recipient's last known address. The notice provides information about the amount of the payment, how it was made and how to report any payment that wasn't received. Some people may receive ...

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LBI REGION, NJ -   Mother’s Day is coming up fast, get by with a little help from your favorite restaurant, spa, shop, or service. Plan to treat Mom for a well-deserved day in the LBI Region. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members are looking forward to assisting with your plans for ...

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As we reflect on this past year, one dominated by the pandemic that has taken so much from us, we feel a surge of emotions from fear to grief to hope. Yet the one which might be the most enduring is gratitude, an appreciation for how much our frontline workers across the healthcare industry ...

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On April 22, Earth Day, the MCUA marked its ongoing commitment to preserving and protecting central New Jersey’s environmental resources. A top priority includes keeping the region’s waterways clean. The MCUA uses a multifaceted approach to meet this mission including the best available science and ...

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Happening Sunday, April 25 from 10 am to 1 pm decision-makers take a visually stunning, virtual tour that includes over two dozen chances one of a kind prizes, special discounts, and a showstopper of a Grand Prize   It's the Lucky 13th Annual Wedding Road Show and Party Planning tour on ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ- New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan today released the following statement on the Derek Chauvin decision in Minneapolis: “Today’s decision ends a very difficult time in our nation’s history. I said at the time last year that the actions ...

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals Can Access Interpreters During Vaccination at the Six Megasites (TRENTON) – The Murphy Administration today announced that deaf and hard of hearing individuals are able to ask for an American Sign Language interpreter when receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at the ...

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NEW JERSEY - The Delaware River Scenic Byway is a winner of the 2021 National Scenic Byway Foundation's Byway Community Award, Event Category, for their NJ Clean Communities Annual Delaware River Cleanup. This special event engaged individual volunteers, nonprofit organizations, governmental ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - The IRS mails letters or notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons including the following: They have a balance due. They are due a larger or smaller refund. The agency has a question about their tax return. They need to verify identity. The agency needs ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Congressman Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-08), Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman ...

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    TRENTON, NJ –  The Department of Human Services today announced 231,000 New Jersey households who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) have received extra benefits under a new federal policy. Human Services has been providing ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Do you love a good mystery? Ever wonder if you would recognize a significant art piece sitting unnoticed in some public place?    If your answers are "yes," you will enjoy listening to Mallory Mortillaro, Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in ...

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Explore a lobby filled with venues, vendors, experts, and plenty of chances to win prizes as the destination wedding and party event comes directly to you for planning needs   LBI Region, NJ - With the world reopening, plans are being made to safely gather, celebrate and make milestones ...

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Applications Still Open! Hickory Tree Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is pleased to offer the $1,000.00 Diane Cecala Memorial Scholarship to a musically talented high school senior woman interested in pursuing a career in vocal music. Rehearsing in Stirling, New Jersey, we are ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- Women Aware received funding from the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, to present a Virtual Community Education ...

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Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Anti-Racism Commission Declares: Stop Asian Hate Some Americans live comfortably and unconsciously understanding that their behaviors, attitudes and utterances are supported by systems that will judge and treat them fairly.  These individuals do not fear that ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – A Middlesex County, New Jersey, man today admitted attempting to interfere with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder when he attempted to set fire to a police vehicle during a riot in Trenton, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Justin D. Spry, 22, of ...

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The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NJCAHT), a 501c3 nonprofit representing over 180 organizations in the state announced that it has been awarded a 2021 grant from Focus for Health - a New Jersey based foundation that addresses the structures within our society that create and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Curbside freecycling in East Brunswick is back for Spring 2021. It will take place over two days, April 24 & 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at curbs, driveways and yards across the township. With the success of last fall’s first-ever curbside Freecycling Day, the Friends of the ...

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(NEWARK, N.J. – March 25, 2021) – The PSEG Foundation has announced $1 million in grant funding to three historically Black colleges and universities: Hampton University, Howard University and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. This funding will provide qualifying students ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Please join Middlesex Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, in partnership with the Middlesex County Association of Chiefs of Police and the NAACP for a discussion of the recently issued and revised Attorney General’s Directive regarding the Use of Force.   The online event will be ...

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WASHINGTON, DC --The IRS continues to issue the third round of Economic Impact Payments to eligible individuals, with payments being issued as a direct deposit or by mail as a paper check or prepaid EIP debit card. No action is needed by most eligible people to receive a third Economic Impact ...

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