Press Releases

May 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing more than 1.1 million payments in the eighth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan. The announcement brings the total ...

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Plan Boosts Pay for Direct Support Professionals, Certified Nurse Aides, Personal Care Assistants, Medicaid Transportation Providers and Child Care Workers (TRENTON) –  Demonstrating continued support for the frontline workers who are vital to the health and safety of so many New Jerseyans, ...

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Taxpayers, businesses, tax professionals and others can follow the agency's official social media accounts and email subscription lists to get urgent information on Economic Impact Payments and other tax information. These platforms provide the latest alerts and information on various tax topics, ...

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A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the United States. My Ascension is a feature ...

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Vote-by-Mail applications can be picked up in person at the Union County Clerk’s offices in Westfield and Elizabeth. Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents that the County Clerk’s offices in Westfield and Elizabeth are available to voters for “One-Stop” Vote-by-Mail service.

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing nearly 2 million payments in the sixth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan. The announcement brings the total disbursed ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to check their tax returns for common errors that could delay refunds or otherwise affect normal processing. Here are some ways to avoid tax return slipups as the May 17 due date gets closer. Use electronic filing. Filing ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that Union County’s free scrap metal recycling drop-off program continues in May. A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, will be accepted at two countywide collection sites in Cranford and ...

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The IRS mails letters or notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons including if: They have a balance due. They are due a larger or smaller refund. The agency has a question about their tax return. They need to verify identity. The agency needs additional information. The agency ...

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The Union County Commissioner Board invites residents and visitors to enjoy a live performance of Shout! by Susanna Rich on Wednesday, April 14, at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom, in celebration of National Poetry Month. Shout! is a collection of Rich’s original poetry, retelling the struggle of women’s ...

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Event at UC Vo-Tech in Scotch Plains; COVID-19 safety rules apply The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced today that there will be a free Drive-Up screening of “The Croods – A New Age” at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Campus, located at 1776 Raritan Road in ...

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Masks are required and must be worn by all participants, and social distancing guidelines must be observed. The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents of all ages to meet live animals, celebrate wildlife and embrace environmental conservation at a fun and educational event in ...

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Trinitas Regional Medical Center offers a screening program to help identify lung cancer in its early stages. The low-dose, non-invasive CT scan takes about 30 seconds to complete before the test is reviewed by a board certified radiologist, a report is written and the results are sent to your ...

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WASHINGTON –The Internal Revenue Service reminds self-employed individuals, retirees, investors, businesses, corporations and others who pay their taxes quarterly that the payment for the first quarter of 2021 is due Thursday, April 15, 2021. The extension to May 17, 2021 for individuals to file ...

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Remote procedure held in consideration of COVID-19 precautions. Due to ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the ballot position drawing for the June 8 2021 Primary Election will be live-streamed on Facebook.  The drawing ...

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In an effort to help connect Union County residents with guidance and resources on coping with alcoholism, the Union County Board of Commissioners is joining in a nationwide campaign in April to raise awareness about the facts and dangers of alcohol abuse. “The Commissioner Board has a ...

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Splintered Sunlight to perform at UC Vo-Tech in Scotch Plains; COVID-19 safety rules apply The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that Splintered Sunlight, a Grateful Dead tribute band, will headline a free, live drive-in concert Saturday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. The ...

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Participants must observe rules for preventing the spread of COVID-19. UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Commissioners reminds residents that the next free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event will be held on Saturday, April 10, at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools ...

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WASHINGTON – To help taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it will take steps to automatically refund money this spring and summer to people who filed their tax return reporting unemployment compensation before the recent changes made by the American Rescue Plan. The ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents of all ages to take a look at the County’s Falcon Cam, which provides a live stream of the action in and around the peregrine falcon nest located on the roof of the County Courthouse. “Peregrine falcons are listed as an endangered species ...

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WASHINGTON – As work continues on issuing millions of Economic Impact Payments to Americans, the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department announced that they anticipate payments will begin to be issued this weekend to Social Security recipients and other federal beneficiaries who do not ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds all candidates running in the 2021 primary election that petitions are due before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 5. Candidates for County positions must file their petitions with the office of the County Clerk, located at the Union County Courthouse in ...

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Effort Continues Murphy Administration Work to Save Lives by Getting Overdose Antidote into as Many Hands as Possible (TRENTON) – Acting Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman announced the Department on Thursday distributed nearly 13,000 doses of the life-saving opioid overdose antidote ...

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With many people working from home and other effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the real estate market in New Jersey has been red hot.  What is the current state of the market now and what might the future hold?  In light of these questions, TAPinto has launched its second signature virtual ...

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Union County residents who are interested in protecting rivers and streams can join the Stream School program, a citizen-scientist project that trains volunteers to monitor local waterways in Union County and nearby communities. Stream School is hosted by the Rahway River Watershed Association ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners announces “a weekend of shredding” to kick off the first mobile paper shredding programs of 2021.   Free shredding of personal and confidential documents will be available on Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28. “Union County’s mobile document ...

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[Linden, NJ, March 16, 2021-] Mayor Derek Armstead, The City of Linden, and Department of Parks & Recreation presents ‘The Crafting Corner’ starting April 2021. ‘The Crafting Corner’ is a series of fun and functional craft projects you can make at your own home. Materials for these crafts are ...

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Work is under way on a new 10-year Master Plan for the public parks and cultural programs of Union County, and the Board of Commissioners is seeking participation from members of the public. The Union County parks system is managed by the Department of Parks and Recreation, which includes the ...

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LINDEN, NJ - In celebration of Black History Month Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks and Recreation challenged students to put their best foot forward and push their creativity to the max by hosting the 2021 Black History Month Poster Contest. In these ...

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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service reminds first-time filers and those who usually don’t have a federal filing requirement to consider filing a 2020 tax return. They may be eligible to claim the  Recovery Rebate Credit, a new refundable credit, authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and ...

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