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Businesses have Feb. 1 deadline to provide Forms 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC to recipients

January 14, 2021

UNITED STATES − The Internal Revenue Service today reminded businesses and other payors that the revised Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, and the new Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation, must be furnished to most recipients by Feb. 1, 2021.

Redesigned Form 1099-MISC

The IRS revised Form 1099-MISC for the 2020 tax year to accommodate the creation of a new Form 1099-NEC. The ...

Essex County Board of Commissioners statement on January 6, 2021 Insurrection in Washington D.C.

(Newark, NJ) The Essex County Board of Commissioners unequivocally denounces the violent activities of the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol Building in Washington, DC last Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The chain of events was horrific, despicable, and contradicts the values and ideals of democracy this Board holds dear.

The attempted coup was a last stand for supporters of ...

Wyclef Jean Eats Local in East Orange

January 22, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Earlier this month, East Orange's finest spotted Wyclef Jean grabbing lunch from Burnett Bar-B-Que on Hoffman Blvd. Police officers King and Cueva were able to grab a photo with him. 

Wyclef is an artist from the East Orange area who got his musical start in the church. His father built a bilingual church in Newark that is still there to this day.

Fairfield Woman Facing Federal Charges for Role in Jan. 6 D.C. Unrest at Capitol

January 22, 2021

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A Fairfield woman who documented her activity on her Facebook page has been charged after an FBI investigation with taking part in the attack on the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago.

Rasha N. Abual-Ragheb was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with unlawful entry and violent behavior in the Capitol. The FBI has alleged that Abual-Ragheb is a member of New Jersey’s ...

Hate Crimes Should Have No Place in Orange

January 8, 2021

ORANGE, NJ — Hate crime laws are intended to deter bias-motivated crimes. Anti-Hispanic hate crimes rose in 2019 and New Jersey ranked No. 11 for most anti-LGBTQ+ hate crimes, making them one of the most targeted groups. The total severity of the impact and damage caused by hate crimes needs to be experienced to be fully understood. Many go unreported, most suffer in silence.

In August ...

Seniors in East Orange Building Get Vaccine

January 20, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Thanks to a partnership with Walgreens, elders and staff at Bishop Taylor Manor, an apartment building for seniors, received the first of two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. 

The vaccines were administered in the building’s community room. The follow-up shot will occur on January 31 at the same place.

In a statement, Tanya Preston, the housing ...