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Correcting a tax return will be easier -

May 29, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products.

Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the IRS for a number of years. It’s also been an ongoing request from the ...

Economic Impact Payments sent by prepaid debit cards, arrive in plain envelope; IRS.gov answers frequently asked questions

As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that some payments are being sent by prepaid debit card. The debit cards arrive in a plain envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services.” 

Nearly 4 million people are being sent their Economic Impact Payment by prepaid debit card, instead of paper check.

Gov. Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their families, ...

Murphy Works to Bring Federal Support to NJ: 'We Are NOT Asking Washington for a Bailout'

TRENTON, NJ -- Fearing an economic calamity, Gov. Phil Murphy says he is "burning up the phones" as he calls on members of congress for support of in securing "much-needed direct federal aid to states."

"It’s the only way to ensure that our first responders, health care workers, and educators stay on the job at a time when they are so desperately ...

Holmdel Township 2020 budget set for introduction on Tuesday

HOLMDEL, NJ - It's budget time in Holmdel.

Due to the pandemic, the State of New Jersey moved the deadlines for town budgets to May. The Holmdel Township Committee is now set to consider the introduction of the 2020 Holmdel Township Budget.

Each year every municipality starts off with a temporary budget which is composed of a little over a quarter of the prior year's ...

New Jersey to Launch Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients

(TRENTON) –  New Jerseyans enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.  Online shopping will be available through Amazon and participating Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers.

NJ SNAP recipients will be able to use their benefits card to order groceries from ...

NJ Human Services Receives $2.8M for Mental Health Supports and Services Related to COVID-19 Outbreak

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services has received more than $2.8 million in federal funding to support behavioral health services during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) funding will be used to expand access to counseling and other supports during the pandemic.

Murphy: COVID-19 Measures on the Decline; 'All the Important metrics We Needed to Fall into Place Have Been Doing So'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy significant drop in daily deaths, cases, hospitalizations, ICU and ventilator patients, at his daily press conference in Trenton on Wednesday .

According to the governor:

New hospitalizations are down two-thirds from the peak.
Total hospitalizations are down nearly half since the peak.
The numbers of patients in ICU and on ventilators are both down ...

Murphy: Federal Funding is Needed To Prevent 'Second Great Depression'

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy spent a large part of his daily press briefing on Monday lobbying federal officials to help fund states hit hardest by Covid-19

Joined by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D – NJ), Murphy publically asked for President Donald Trump and federal lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to help fund state shortfalls and “prevent this public health emergency ...

Murphy Signs Executive Order to Extend NJ's Public Health Emergency, Creates Task Force to Examine Long-Term Care Facilities

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 138, which extends the Public Health Emergency declared on March 9 (Executive Order No. 103), and extended on April 7 (Executive Order No. 119). Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed, which is what the governor did ...

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Downey Introduces Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage of Telehealth

May 29, 2020

Legislation requires all health benefits plans to provide expanded coverage for services provided using telemedicine and telehealth by increasing reimbursement for services.
 

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Joann Downey on Thursday would require all New Jersey health benefits plans, Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare, and the State Health Benefits Programs (SHBP) ...

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Victoria Flynn and DJ Luccarelli are the only endorsed candidates of the Holmdel GOP and Monmouth County Republican Party

May 29, 2020

Dear Holmdel Residents,

My name is Marcy McMullen, and I am the Holmdel Republican Chairwoman and your neighbor. I am writing to address the heated political rhetoric that always seems to appear at election time in our town. Unfortunately, even this year, the rhetoric and falsehoods are coming from people who once claimed to be on our side.

LET ME BE CLEAR: Victoria Flynn ...

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Vitalant Calls on Donors to Help Patients Now Launches New Campaign to Motivate the Public to Donate

Vitalant—the nation’s largest nonprofit, independent blood collector—serving the local community here in New Jersey/New York, has declared a critical shortage of blood as supplies have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Shelter-in-place orders led to 260 blood drives canceled since early March in New Jersey/New York alone, resulting in a loss of 6,000 ...

Good News: NJ Woman and A&S Sanitation Rescue Engagement Ring From Garbage Truck

May 27, 2020

The article below is being featured as part of the  Talk About the Good  campaign.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Sherry Cronin knew finding her engagement ring and an accompanying earring that found their way in the garbage would be a challenge, but she tried anyway — and her trip to the incinerator paid off.

Cronin, who has been married to her husband, John, for 25 years ...

A piece of American History in NJ is lost, Historic Location that Housed George Washington destroyed in fire

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - An important part of American history made in NJ, went up in flames yesterday. Before the Battle of Monmouth in 1778, George Washington and his troops spent two nights at Longbridge Farm near Ridge Road in South Brunswick.  Washington had unseated the British in Philadelphia and was on his way through New Jersey to New York.  Yesterday, the barn on the ...

Jersey Shore: Belmar Focuses on Social Distancing along Beachfront as Summer Season Approaches

BELMAR, NJ — Closing Belmar’s boardwalk didn’t work in keeping out-of-towners away during the off-season. Neither did restricting parking to residents only on the streets closest to its beachfront — even with the state’s stay-at-home order in effect.

So now with Memorial Day weekend just weeks away, Belmar officials are changing course on how to manage the ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

May 29, 2020

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th

TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care centers can ...

Holmdel Superintendent Robert McGarry Resigns

Holmdel Superintendent Announces Resignation - will be Assistant Superintendent in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

Holmdel, NJ – Earlier today, Superintendent Dr. Robert McGarry informed the Holmdel Township Board of Education that he is resigning his position, effective August 26, 2020. Dr. McGarry has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and ...

Downey Introduces Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage of Telehealth

Legislation requires all health benefits plans to provide expanded coverage for services provided using telemedicine and telehealth by increasing reimbursement for services.
 

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Joann Downey on Thursday would require all New Jersey health benefits plans, Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare, and the State Health Benefits Programs (SHBP) ...

House passes Paycheck Protection Program improvements to help small biz & US workers

Key bipartisan legislation to extend and enhance the Paycheck Protection Program, which is helping sustain businesses and pay workers during the economic devastation wrought by COVID-19, passed the House of Representatives today.

   Rep. Chris Smith, who supported the creation of the PPP and subsequent legislation nearly doubling its funding, said the new Paycheck Protection ...

BEACON of LIFE All Inclusive Senior Care is here for you! June 1st enrollment is now to make sure you or a loved one has in-home services

May 20, 2020

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Just like always, Beacon of Life is here for senior participants! Beacon of Life is working diligently to keep participants healthy and make sure they have everything they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not a Beacon of Life Member? It is not too late to enroll for June 1st to make sure you or a loved one has services in place to get the help ...

Like always, Comfort Keepers is here to help ensure senior safety and wellbeing through the current health crisis and beyond

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Care at Home When It’s Needed Most! Senior Care. In-Home Care. Respite Care. Contact Us

Comfort Keepers is here to help ensure senior safety and wellbeing through the current health crisis and beyond. Our empathetic caregivers are specially trained to provide uplifting care from the safety and comfort of home. From picking up prescriptions and grocery ...

Opinion: Visiting a Re-Opened Mall in Georgia, a Glimpse of NJ’s Future ?

May 26, 2020

In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jerseyans the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms. 

To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but there are some catches to this re-opening; changes in protocols and attitudes that ...

Voter ID - The Time is Now

Voter I.D. - The Time is Now!

 

Several years ago, I received a panicked text from a friend of mine who had just finished voting and was appalled that the poll worker did not ask to see photo identification.  When I informed him that they could not, by law ask for identification, he was shocked – and with good reason.  With the stakes extremely high in elections at ...

Opinion: Visiting a Re-Opened Mall in Georgia, a Glimpse of NJ’s Future ?

May 26, 2020

In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jerseyans the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms. 

To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but there are some catches to this re-opening; changes in protocols and attitudes that ...

Voter ID - The Time is Now

Voter I.D. - The Time is Now!

 

Several years ago, I received a panicked text from a friend of mine who had just finished voting and was appalled that the poll worker did not ask to see photo identification.  When I informed him that they could not, by law ask for identification, he was shocked – and with good reason.  With the stakes extremely high in elections at ...

How to Survive a Department of Labor Audit

Business Enhancement Services & Training Consulting Owner and founder Sherilyn Przelomski, SHRM-SCP brings more than 20 years of HR and business consulting experience to her clients. Her expertise includes professional HR consulting services in the areas of recruitment of professional employees, benefits management, salary administration and job classification, training and development, ...

Hard Rock Tribute to the '80's: Saturday May 30th, live-stream extravaganza, 7PM, Join David Ellefson of Megadeth and Thom Hazaert

May 30, 2020

A Rock and Roll Tribute to the 80's! Saturday May 30th, at 7PM EST (6 PM CST) Join David Ellefson of Megadeth and Thom Hazaert for the latest DAVID ELLEFSON YOUTH MUSIC FOUNDATION/GRAMMY MUSIC EDUCATION COALITION live-stream extravaganza, THE DECADE THAT ...

Lt. Gov. Oliver Introduces NJ Launch of $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

TRENTON, NJ - 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 ...

Community Leader Richard Wayne Hogan, Beloved by many, passes on May 18th

RICHARD WAYNE HOGAN 75, of NEPTUNE passed away Monday evening, May 18th at Bayshore Hospital, Holmdel, of complications from COVID-19. "Dick" was a lifelong resident of Neptune Township, a highly respected Ocean Grove Main Avenue attorney and leader of numerous community and charity organizations.

Born at Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Neptune during the Second World War on October ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

May 29, 2020

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th

TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care centers can ...

Holmdel Superintendent Robert McGarry Resigns

Holmdel Superintendent Announces Resignation - will be Assistant Superintendent in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

Holmdel, NJ – Earlier today, Superintendent Dr. Robert McGarry informed the Holmdel Township Board of Education that he is resigning his position, effective August 26, 2020. Dr. McGarry has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and ...

Downey Introduces Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage of Telehealth

Legislation requires all health benefits plans to provide expanded coverage for services provided using telemedicine and telehealth by increasing reimbursement for services.
 

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Joann Downey on Thursday would require all New Jersey health benefits plans, Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare, and the State Health Benefits Programs (SHBP) ...

Obituaries

Oct 16, 1948 - May 24, 2020
It is with great sadness that the Cecero Family announce the passing of Anthony Cecero, age 71, of ...
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Jul 22, 1944 - May 24, 2020
Suzanne Claire Petrizzi, 75, of Manalapan, passed away early Sunday morning surrounded by her ...
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Jan 24, 1922 - May 21, 2020
Theodore Charles Thompson, age 98 of Middletown and most recently East Brunswick, passed away ...
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Feb 18, 1929 - May 19, 2020
Lena Gangarosa, 91, of Middletown, passed away early Tuesday morning.  Lena was born ...
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