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Coronavirus Vaccination is Not the Only Vax Being Offered

January 15, 2021

ORANGE, NJ — While conversations about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine are dominating headlines, protecting your pets from vermin scurrying around town with rabies is a focus too.

Orange is offering a free Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs on January 23, 2021, from 10 am- 12 pm at the parking lot behind Orange City Hall.

This clinic comes during a time when there happen to be ...

Smokers Deemed Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Stage 1B Rollout

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine. 

On Wednesday, the governor announced that all residents over age 65, not just those in long-term care facilities, would be the next in line to get the vaccine, along with people who have conditions that ...

East Orange COVID-19 Food Relief Friday Jan. 15

EAST ORANGE, NJ — During the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of East Orange in collaboration with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, the Common Market Share, and the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges, have been providing emergency food relief to its residents.

This Friday, January 15th, from 11am until supplies run out, residents are encouraged to come receive a food box. The ...

Car Crash on 280 Possibly Responsible for Three Other Crashes

ORANGE, NJ - A car in the eastbound lane on Interstate-280 in Orange is thought to be responsible for three crashes around mile marker 11. The incidents occurred late Saturday night around 10:30 PM.

First responders arrived to find a car that slammed into a tree. The driver was trapped inside and sustained serious injuries.

Around the same time two other crashes happened near the same area.

Smokers Deemed Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Stage 1B Rollout

January 14, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine. 

On Wednesday, the governor announced that all residents over age 65, not just those in long-term care facilities, would be the next in line to get the vaccine, along with people who have conditions that ...

New Jersey Opens Up Vaccines for More People. Are You Eligible?

TRENTON, NJ -- Individuals ages 65 years and older and those between the ages of 16-64 with medical conditions (defined by the CDC) that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination beginning Thursday, Jan. 14, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who shared the news at his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday. The governor also announced ...

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 ...

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 ...

Metro YMCAs and Veritext Partnership Brings ‘Work from Home’ Career Opportunity to Job Seekers

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is partnering with Veritext Legal Solutions, the leader in deposition and litigation support solutions, to introduce Digital Reporting – a new, in-demand career path with remote opportunities – to its community.

A Digital Reporter is a trained officiant who captures the record of testimony in legal proceedings using a ...

IRS ready for the upcoming tax season; last-minute changes to tax laws included in IRS forms and instructions

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service assures taxpayers and tax professionals that updates to key federal tax forms and instructions are complete and will be available when Americans begin filing their tax returns.

Most individual taxpayers file IRS Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR once they receive Forms W-2 and other earnings information from their employers and payers. IRS has ...

Car Crash on 280 Possibly Responsible for Three Other Crashes

January 13, 2021

ORANGE, NJ - A car in the eastbound lane on Interstate-280 in Orange is thought to be responsible for three crashes around mile marker 11. The incidents occurred late Saturday night around 10:30 PM.

First responders arrived to find a car that slammed into a tree. The driver was trapped inside and sustained serious injuries.

Around the same time two other crashes happened near the same area.

Gov. Murphy Says Trenton is Prepared Following Threat of State Capitol Protests

NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high alert.

“We need to bat 1,000 every day. To the governor's point [we] will be ...

Shots Fired in the Air in Orange

ORANGE, NJ - On January 8th, Police in Orange responded to a 911 phone call from a neighbor reporting hearing shots fired on the 300 block of Lawn Ridge Road.  

Police say a father and son were questioned io n the block around 4:30 pm. It was confirmed that the father exited the house from the back door and fired a shotgun and a handgun in the air.

According to police, ...

East Orange COVID-19 Food Relief Friday Jan. 15

January 14, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — During the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of East Orange in collaboration with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, the Common Market Share, and the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges, have been providing emergency food relief to its residents.

This Friday, January 15th, from 11am until supplies run out, residents are encouraged to come receive a food box. The ...

Metro YMCAs and Veritext Partnership Brings ‘Work from Home’ Career Opportunity to Job Seekers

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is partnering with Veritext Legal Solutions, the leader in deposition and litigation support solutions, to introduce Digital Reporting – a new, in-demand career path with remote opportunities – to its community.

A Digital Reporter is a trained officiant who captures the record of testimony in legal proceedings using a ...

Covid-19 didn't stop Grassroots Nonprofit AAngelsNJ and Mieles Salon from spreading Holiday Cheer to those in need.

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE - AAngelsNJ, a grassroots nonprofit in Montclair/East Orange, was not going to allow Covid-19 to take away the smiles of those they help every year during this Christmas holiday. 

With donations at an all-time low and know fundraisers to make up the difference, AAngelsNJ believed in each other, and decided that it was time that the membership make sacrifices not ...

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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 ...

Coronavirus Vaccination is Not the Only Vax Being Offered

January 15, 2021

ORANGE, NJ — While conversations about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine are dominating headlines, protecting your pets from vermin scurrying around town with rabies is a focus too.

Orange is offering a free Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs on January 23, 2021, from 10 am- 12 pm at the parking lot behind Orange City Hall.

This clinic comes during a time when there happen to be ...

Essex County Food Distribution at Branch Brook Park on Jan. 14

January 12, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The next Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Essex County Branch Brook Park Cherry Blossom Welcome Center in Newark. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been financially affected by the pandemic.

It will be held as follows:

Date: ...

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 ...

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Coronavirus Vaccination is Not the Only Vax Being Offered

January 15, 2021

ORANGE, NJ — While conversations about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine are dominating headlines, protecting your pets from vermin scurrying around town with rabies is a focus too.

Orange is offering a free Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs on January 23, 2021, from 10 am- 12 pm at the parking lot behind Orange City Hall.

This clinic comes during a time when there happen to be ...