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Looming Protest for Nursing Home Workers in East Orange

May 12, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — If you are driving on Park Avenue and see people in scrubs holding picket signs, then you will have witnessed a protest for workers rights, right her in our backyard. At a time when healthcare facilities, owners, and its employees have been front and center of debate during COVID-19, workers at Windsor Gardens Care Center have organized a picket on Thursday ...

Will Orange Allow Cannabis Or Not?

ORANGE, NJ — Earlier this year, the State legalized marijuana for recreational use. This legalization is expected to open up a major industry of stores, delivery services, smoke bars, etc. Legalizing marijuana is being referred to as the new prohibition lift — the birth of a new legal multi-billion dollar industry. With black and brown people having been ...

New Jersey Is 2021’s State with the 7th Highest Tax Burden: Study

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the seventh highest state with the overall tax burden with a 9.98% overall state tax according to personal finance website WalletHub’s  2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation.

What accounts for New Jersey's top 10 ranking? Property taxes.

"New Jersey has the third highest ...

Own a Local Digital Marketing Business: Start a TAPinto Franchise

Do you want to be your own boss?  Do you want to create financial independence while leaving a lasting legacy?  Are you a community leader?  

If so, owning a local digital marketing business with TAPinto may be a good fit for you.  It's an affordable business opportunity with a low entry cost and high ROI.

Join us for an informational webinar about ...

Property Tax Season: Tips to Win an Appeal

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — According to a study released by WalletHub, a Washington D.C. based finance website, New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the country. The average effective property tax rate in New Jersey is 2.42%, compared to the national average of 1.07%. In East Orange, in 2020 the rate was 5.470% and in Orange 5.670%

This time of the year, residents are pulling ...

Upgrades Coming to the NJ Unemployment System

(NEW JERSEY) — Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than two million people have filed for unemployment. While filing, people across the state experienced many delays due to the system being overwhelmed by the volume. The Department of Labor cites claimant errors for many of the delays; residents in New Jersey say that the antiquated system has been an issue in addition to errors.

40 Acres and a Mule for New Jersey Black and Latinx Businesses

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Thursday the NJ FAM Fund, a private investment vehicle with the goal to raise $100 million to combat and reduce social and economic inequalities resulting from systemic racism was launched. NJ FAM stands for New Jersey Forty Acres and a Mule. The fund will provide direct capital for New Jersey’s Black and Latinx business owners and communities, which ...

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As hurricane season nears, IRS reminds people to prepare for natural disasters

May 5, 2021

WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month. Now is a good time to create or review emergency preparedness plans for surviving natural disasters.

In the last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared major disasters following hurricanes, tropical storms, ...

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As hurricane season nears, IRS reminds people to prepare for natural disasters

May 5, 2021

WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month. Now is a good time to create or review emergency preparedness plans for surviving natural disasters.

In the last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared major disasters following hurricanes, tropical storms, ...

Governor’s Budget Proposes $4M for Scholarships to Provide More Psychiatrists in New Jersey

(TRENTON) - The Murphy Administration aims to expand access to in-demand psychiatric services by increasing the supply of trained professionals in the field.

The Governor’s proposed FY2022 budget calls for $4 million to fund 10 four-year psychiatric residencies. In exchange, the residency programs will ensure these physicians will have rotations in a range of publicly funded and ...

Looming Protest for Nursing Home Workers in East Orange

May 12, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — If you are driving on Park Avenue and see people in scrubs holding picket signs, then you will have witnessed a protest for workers rights, right her in our backyard. At a time when healthcare facilities, owners, and its employees have been front and center of debate during COVID-19, workers at Windsor Gardens Care Center have organized a picket on Thursday ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get a "Shot and a Beer"

May 3, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following are restaurants and brewing companies are ...

Urgent Care Opening in East Orange

May 3, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Urgent Care Walk-in Suite, (UCS) a neighborhood health care provider, is open as of May 4th.  The purpose of the facility is to help alleviate emergency room wait times. Many people from East Orange and the surrounding areas travel to the Staples shopping plaza in Bloomfield for urgent care. Now residents can go to 200 Freeway Drive in Suite ...