Press Releases

June 2, 2020

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced on Monday, June 1st that the 2020 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series and Fireworks displays have been canceled because of the Coronavirus. “Our Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Spectaculars are much ...

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(ORANGE, NJ) -  HANDS has worked with the community for almost two decades in the planning process about the future of the Valley neighborhood in Orange and West Orange. The Valley 2030 Plan will reflect the opinions and visions of hundreds of people who live in, work in, and care about the Valley.

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(NEW JERSEY) –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19. Child care centers can receive up to ...

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The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products. Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal ...

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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 ...

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(TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in June to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  An additional $37 million will be provided to about ...

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(UNITED STATES) - Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying ...

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(NEW JERSEY) - We hear again and again that mental health matters. It does. For all of us. The mental health effects of the pandemic could linger long after the crisis has passed. Moving forward, we will all need to heal, recover, rebuild, de-stress and come back stronger physically and mentally.

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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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(TRENTON) –  Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today released guidance making clear that individuals with Medicaid coverage who reside in long-term care facilities are entitled to receive their federal stimulus payments and the payments cannot be retained by the facilities.  ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers today about several online tools available to help them get the tax information they need as the IRS has limited operations due to the coronavirus.   More taxpayers are using IRS.gov than ever before; as of May 8, the agency’s website ...

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Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be ...

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(TRENTON) –  New Jerseyans enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.  Online shopping will be available through Amazon and participating Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers. NJ ...

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TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others ...

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IRS.gov has answers to many questions people may have about their Economic Impact Payment. Here are answers to some of the top questions people are asking about these payments.  Is this payment considered taxable income? No, the payment is not income and taxpayers will not owe tax on it. The ...

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(Livingston, NJ)--Inglemoor Rehabilitation and Care Center, a five-star-rated nursing and rehabilitation facility at 311 S. Livingston Avenue, has been battling the Coronavirus since the threat became apparent in early March. We have been challenged by a number of COVID-19-positive cases among both ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ -  The South Mountain and East Orange YMCAs are helping to feed people in the community who are facing financial hardships during the COVID-19 health crisis.  The Y is partnering with the MEND Hunger Relief Network, Community Foodbank of New Jersey, and NJ State YMCA ...

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(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services has received more than $2.8 million in federal funding to support behavioral health services during the COVID-19 crisis. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will hold two free, virtual events in May to inspire more adults and kids to keep their minds and bodies active.  On Sunday, May 24, the Y will participate in the annual Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve ...

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(United States) - The Internal Revenue Service today released guidance to allow temporary changes to section 125 cafeteria plans. These changes extend the claims period for health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs and allow taxpayers to make mid-year ...

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April 22 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Amid the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its extraordinary impact on the health, economic and social well-being of our state, Earth Day is a historic milestone deserving of celebration and sustained action. It also is an ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - More than 50 cities participated in program to host local virtual Interfaith Iftar events this past Saturday The nation’s oldest Muslim organization hosted a Virtual Iftar events across the country Saturday, May 9, as a commemoration of Ramadan amid its historical ...

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(UNITED STATES) –The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today released updated state-by-state figures for Economic Impact Payments, with approximately 130 million individuals receiving payments worth more than $200 billion in the program’s first four weeks. “We are working hard ...

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(NEW JERSEY) - The federal income tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15. Taxpayers also have until July 15 to make any federal income tax payments that were originally due on April 15, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount they owe. This extension applies to all ...

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Trenton, NJ– As New Jersey residents are adhering to strict social distancing guidelines put into place to help flatten the curve of the of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s evident there is work that can be done from home to help our community, state and nation.  From patronizing businesses by ordering ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that IRS.gov includes answers to many common questions, including help to use two recently launched Economic Impact Payment tools. The IRS is ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to lose sight of possible harm to children from predators using this time of crisis to groom children online for exploitation and trafficking. The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NJCAHT) is encouraging ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - The International Girls Academy announced 10,000 Steps to End The Digital Divide Challenge which will be held on June 1st- 21st. Participants will have the chance to win prizes, work on their fitness goals while participating in a worthy cause to raise funds to give out ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - As we continue to face trying times during the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency personnel have been selflessly working around the clock to meet the challenges faced in the field. SUEZ and The Shauger Group (TSG) remain grateful to—and humbled by—every first responder and ...

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Continues Commitment to No Disconnects or Late Fees, Keeping Business and Outdoor Xfinity WiFi Hotspots Open Nationally for Free, Giving Customers Unlimited Data, and 60 Days of Free Access for Low-Income Families through Internet Essentials PHILADELPHIA – April 27, 2020 – As shelter in ...

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