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Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

May 29, 2020

(NEW JERSEY) -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

Two Charged with Abusing a 3 Year Old Girl

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and East Orange Public Safety Director Dominick Saldida announced today that Tevin Molentiel, 28, and Tamika Dorsey, 36, both of East Orange, have been charged with multiple child abuse offenses following an investigation by the Special Victims Unit of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The victim, a ...

Homicide in Orange

(ORANGE, NJ) - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Orange Public Safety Director Todd R. Warren  announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Jerrel Tucker, 23, of Orange.

On May 16, Tucker was shot in the 500 block of Liberty Street. He was pronounced dead at the ...

Fire Rips through Orange Apartment Building also on the East Orange Boarder

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Early Tuesday morning, a fire blazed through an apartment building on Park Street and Elm on the Orange/East Orange boarder. Although flames shot through ever level of the three floor structure, there was no report of injuries.This two alarm fire required firefighters to get creative and run lines through the back to knock it down. Firefighters were able to prevent ...

Do You Know this Robber? Orange Gas Station Held Up at Gunpoint.

(ORANGE, NJ) - On May 3, 2020, at about 8:45 PM, a female robbed the Delta Gas Station at 67 South Essex Avenue in Orange. Held up at gun point, the gas station attendant was demanded to hand over the money. The suspect fled with $750.00 cash before jumping into an unknown white or light gray SUV. The police are circulating this photo from the gas station security camera and describing her as ...

Two Charged with East Orange Murder

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and East Orange Police Director Domingos Saldida announced today  that two men have been charged with the murder of Shawn Watford, 31, of East Orange who was fatally shot Monday, April 13 in East Orange in the area of North Arlington Avenue and Williams Street.

The shooting occurred at ...

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IRS reminder: June 15 tax deadline postponed to July 15 for taxpayers who live and work abroad

June 4, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people who live and work abroad that they have until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to file their 2019 federal income tax return and pay any tax due. The usual deadline is June 15.

The additional time was included in a wide range of Coronavirus-related relief announced in early April. The postponement generally applies to all taxpayers ...

Answers to tax questions are just a few clicks away on IRS.gov

There are many easy-to-use tools available on IRS.gov. Even better, they are available 24 hours a day. These tools help people file and pay taxes, find information about their account and get answers to tax questions.

Here are a few things that people can do with a quick visit to IRS.gov.

Filing a tax return 
Taxpayers who earned $69,000 or less in 2019 can file using free brand-name ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

June 2, 2020

(NEW JERSEY) - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

Amid Outrage Over George Floyd Killing, Organizers Advocate for Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board

June 2, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown Newark on Saturday, part of a nationwide show of resistance against police brutality, in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Organizers used the display of solidarity with Minneapolis as an opportunity to call attention to Newark's own struggle for officer accountability, ...

Need a Hair Cut or Ready to Get Your Hair Done? The Date Barber Shops and Beauty Salons Can Open is Announced.

June 2, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later on June 22, as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...