Government

May 6, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. – Passports may be a no go with legislation introduced by Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger. Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (LD13-R) has introduced bill A5607, a piece of legislation designed to combat the implementation of mandating individuals acquire “vaccine passports” ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - According to the Township, the May 4 Planning Board meeting for Tuesday has been canceled due to a 'lack of an agenda'. There are impactful applications pending. An affordable housing project, Barclay Square, assailed by neighboring Hazlet and local residents concerned with ...

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The Middletown high school softball community gathered at High School North on Saturday for the inaugural Rick Unterstein Invitational, a six-game event featuring some of the top programs in the Shore Conference competing in honor of the late Middletown educator and softball coach, who ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29. Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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Plans pushed for full disclosure to residents over the next few weeks of recreation options HOLMDEL, NJ - Recreation was on the minds of the Township Committee on Tuesday and Committeeman Critelli and Lucarelli made a push to move it along. Critelli reviewed a half dozen potential sites and what ...

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WASHINGTON − The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced  further details of tax credits available under the American Rescue Plan to help small businesses, including providing paid leave for employees receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. The additional details, provided in a ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ  - The Planning Board continued to hear the application called Barclay Square at Holmdel. It is  a 60-unit multi-family apartment building which is growing in controversy based on the number of folks expressing concerns on flooding and other related impacts during the public hearing.

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HOLMDEL, NJ: Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is advising all registered voters that the upcoming June 8, 2021 Primary Election will be conducted in the normal course per New Jersey law. The Primary Election will have in-person voting at all of the State's regularly operated ...

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NEW JERSEY -- As of today, New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated.  "Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated" Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At ...

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No New Recreation Improvements Planned  HOLMDEL, NJ - The annual process of designing, introducing and passing the municipal budget is underway in Holmdel. On Tuesday April13th, the Township Committee will meet to review and consider introduction of the 2021 Calendar Year budget. Much will be ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ - A public hearing has been set for the Colts Neck Township budget. The date is April 28th. During the public hearing process, the public is able to ask questions and make comments about what is generally the smaller portion of their property tax bill. The school portion of property ...

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The IRS continues to issue the third round of Economic Impact Payments to eligible individuals, with payments being issued as a direct deposit or by mail as a paper check or prepaid EIP debit card. No action is needed by most eligible people to receive a third Economic Impact Payment ...

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"My staff, after helping people numbering not dozens or hundreds, but thousands – along with Assemblyman Scharfenberger’s staff that helped hundreds more from our district – is worn out physically & emotionally from this tragedy and deserve a special round of thanks for going above and beyond ...

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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced the next batch of Economic Impact Payments will be issued to taxpayers this week, with many of these coming by paper check or prepaid debit card. For taxpayers receiving direct deposit, this batch of payments began processing on Friday and will ...

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Quick Hits: Watch your setbacks, stay away from your septic field and manage your drainage to not disrupt your neighbors. If you haven't hired an engineer, don't go in without one. HOLMDEL, NJ - The zoning board met on March 17th. In the new world order in Holmdel, you still need an ...

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WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - The meeting of the Holmdel Township Planning Board slated for Tuesday, March 16th has been canceled. For scheduled future meetings, log onto Holmdel Township website here. 

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HOLMDEL, NJ – The American Rescue Plan has now become law. In it, a massive amount of money is being sent to local municipalities. This is in addition to aid to families. In a hallmark piece of legislation for President Biden, with virtually no support from the Republican side, the $1.9 trillion ...

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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced that the third round of Economic Impact Payments will begin reaching Americans over the next week. Following approval of the American Rescue Plan Act, the first batch of payments will be sent by direct deposit, which some recipients will start ...

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NEW JERSEY: Easterseals NJ staff and community members virtually met with NJ legislators at the beginning of March, and will again in the beginning of April, to have important and constructive conversations about the issues impacting NJ residents with various disabilities as well as their families ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Two members of the New Jersey State Parole Board participated in a virtual conference to help educate minority male students about employment options and opportunities with the agency, and how a career in law enforcement can lead someone down an exciting career path. The program, ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that its website, IRS.gov, continues to be the first and best place for people seeking information and assistance on their federal taxes. It is available 24 hours a day from the comfort of home, on a desktop, or from just about anywhere ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ - According to the township, the regularly scheduled meeting for the Colts Neck Township Zoning Board scheduled for Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm will be held using the ZOOM Video Conferencing platform.  You can view the agenda HERE To view or listen to the meeting the ...

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"This package of bills dealing with sexual assault crimes is both timely and overdue.  They help to improve the effectiveness and operations of law-enforcement when dealing with both sexual assault victims and alleged perpetrators. It gives needed protections and expanded services to sexual assault ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Middletown Mayor Tony Perry paid the Holmdel Planning Board a zoom visit on Tuesday evening. He asked the Holmdel Planning Board to deny a 60-unit application on Palmer Ave (near Middletown) that was discussed during a lengthy meeting. The concerns he expressed included traffic, ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - The Holmdel Ad Hoc Committee for Human Relations has recently experienced a diversity problem of their own. Their report has generated controversy that the Deputy Mayor in town recently took steps to address. In a press release from February 25th, Deputy Mayor Cathy Weber, an ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Affordable housing will be on the agenda during the March 3rd meeting of the Holmdel Planning Board. The project, called Barclay Square at Holmdel, is a 60 unit multi-family apartment building. If approved, the buildings will help Holmdel fulfill its affordable housing ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient. The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, ...

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Every filing season comes with its own set of challenges and 2021 is no different. The IRS wants taxpayers get the information they need as quickly as possible. Taxpayers can keep these tips in mind when they get ready to file. Following them will help get this year's taxes done accurately and ...

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