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Up-to $10,000 for 10 Lucky Homeowners in Orange

April 12, 2021

ORANGE, NJ — HANDS, a long-standing nonprofit housing organization in Orange is encouraging people to apply for a home improvement program. As a part of their mission, HANDS aspires to help lead in revitalizing neighborhoods. This program is seeking to turn that aspiration of revitalizing into a reality by helping individual homeowners fix their homes. There will only be ...

Hundreds of Baskets and Smiles

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, the City gave away Easter baskets. The line at City Hall was long. Hundreds of families adorned with smiles stretched past the post office. City Council members, the Mayor, and volunteers gave baskets to motorist who pulled up, and families who came on foot. 

The event was sponsored by Melanin Queen, LLC, the Ted R. Green Foundation, the ...

Easter Basket Giveaway

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Saturday, April 3rd from 12-1 PM at East Orange City Hall, residents ages 2-12 years old can receive an Easter basket. The event is sponsored by Melanin Queen, LLC, the Ted R. Green Foundation, the City, and it's Department of Recreation. People will be able to drive or walk-up to receive the basket. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Get there early ...

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IRS offers overview of tax provisions in American Rescue Plan; retroactive tax benefits help many people now preparing 2020 returns Taxpayers with children should file returns soon for advance payments of Child Tax Credit

May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service provides an overview of some of the key tax provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act.

Several provisions affect the 2020 tax return people are filling out this filing season, including one exempting up to $10,200 in unemployment compensation from tax and another benefiting many people who purchased subsidized health coverage through either ...

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

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, ...

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 ...

Whoopi Goldberg: Low Vaccination Rates in East Orange Result in Big Names Making a Push

May 13, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to encourage residents to get vaccinated, on May 14, Essex County resident Whoopi Goldberg, Governor Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, Reverend Melvin Wilson, and the Office of East Orange Mayor Ted Green will be a part of a “Grateful for the ...