Press Releases

May 27, 2020

NJ Race for Recovery   Shore House Statewide Virtual “NJ Race for Recovery” Announced   We hear again and again that mental health matters. It does. For all of us. The mental health effects of the pandemic could linger long after the crisis has passed. Moving forward, we will all need ...

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Internal Revenue Service is starting to add 3,500 telephone representatives to answer some of the most common questions about Economic Impact Payments. IRS telephone assistance and other services will remain limited, and answers for most of the common questions related to ...

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WASHINGTON— This week, Treasury and the IRS are starting to send nearly 4 million Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by prepaid debit card, instead of by paper check. EIP Card recipients can make purchases, get cash from in-network ATMs, and transfer funds to their personal bank account without ...

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Internal Revenue Service is starting to add 3,500 telephone representatives to answer some of the most common questions about Economic Impact Payments. IRS telephone assistance and other services will remain limited, and answers for most of the common questions related to ...

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Secretary of State Tahesha Way announced today that more than 60 percent of New Jersey households have responded to the 2020 U.S. Census, even as the U.S. Census Bureau has delayed some of its operations to protect the health and safety of its staff and the public due to the COVID-19 crisis. New ...

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April 22 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Amid the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its extraordinary impact on the health, economic and social well-being of our state, Earth Day is a historic milestone deserving of celebration and sustained action. It also is an ...

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States with fewer COVID-19 cases receiving VA support, while NJ is denied Bipartisan NJ House Members ask for justification GLEN ROCK, NJ - On May 8, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) led a bipartisan group of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation to ask the U.S. Department of ...

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WASHINGTON – With a variety of steps underway to speed Economic Impact Payments, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service urged people to use Get My Payment by noon Wednesday, May 13, for a chance to get a quicker delivery. The IRS, working in partnership with Treasury Department ...

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The Internal Revenue Service today reminds employers affected by COVID-19 about three important new credits available to them. Employee Retention Credit: The employee retention credit is designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is 50% of ...

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Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Representative Peter King (NY-02) today co-led 29 Members of Congress in a bipartisan letter urging United States Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to amend Treasury guidance which unfairly limits states’ ability to ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen is introducing legislation to put a layer of checks and balances on the governor’s ability to enact emergency executive orders.   "The governor's ability to unilaterally impose restrictions on the freedoms of our citizens cannot go unchecked,” said Bergen ...

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Madison, N.J.- LEO Pharma Inc. today announced a donation of $25,000 to  the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) supporting resources to fight the medical, social, and economic impact of COVID-19 in communities across the state. LEO Pharma Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Denmark-based LEO ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – After announcing indefinite benchmarks for restarting the economy, Assemblyman Brian Bergen wants Gov. Phil Murphy to put forth an actionable plan sooner rather than later.   “Governor Murphy’s plan is telling us that it doesn’t matter how many people are becoming impoverished as ...

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WASHINGTON –The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today released state-by-state figures for Economic Impact Payments, with 88 million individuals receiving payments worth nearly $158 billion in the program’s first three weeks. As of April 17, the IRS issued 88.1 million ...

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Due to the challenges COVID-19 has created for our community—physically, emotionally, and financially, the Joey Bella Memorial Fund has made the difficult decision to postpone our July 2020 Tricky Tray and Band, Beer & Beefsteak events.   We know how much everyone in our community looked ...

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TRENTON, N.J. (April 22, 2020) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today launched its New Jersey Entrepreneur Support Program to help Garden State entrepreneurs with limited funding navigate COVID-19-related cashflow constraints by giving them access to capital from investors ...

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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today issued a special alert for several groups of federal benefit recipients to act by this Wednesday, April 22, if they didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents so they can quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen says for Murphy to continue protecting the health of state residents, he must have an equal focus on the state’s economy. “He’s right in one sense,” said Bergen (R-Morris). “If the health care system fails, there will be severe, long-term economic ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – With hundreds of NJ Transit workers infected and others dying, including at least two Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) members, after contracting COVID-19, the ATU New Jersey State Council is demanding hazard pay along with other needed protections for workers and riders. “Since ...

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The Internal Revenue Service today reported a record increase in the use of Free File products for entering and filing federal income taxes and reminded taxpayers that they should go through IRS.gov to ensure they get the free offers they are due. As of April 10, the IRS has received 2.9 million ...

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Employed full or part time? Unemployed? A temporary or gig worker? Retired or disabled? Receive public benefits? Have no income? Most U.S. residents – under certain income levels - will receive the Economic Impact Payment if they are not claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer and have a Social ...

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For Immediate Release   Co-Chaired by Speaker Coughlin & Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole RED BANK, NJ-Soup Kitchen 411 announced the launch of its FeedNJ, a new campaign helping connect local restaurants with soup kitchens to feed families affected by the COVID-19 Crisis.

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Senator Ronald L. Rice Senator, Chair of the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus, today issued the following statement on the proposed Board of Public Utilities’ Straw Proposal for New Jersey’s Energy Efficiency and Peak Demand Reduction Programs with his conditional support based on seizing the ...

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IRS.gov feature helps people who normally don’t file get payments; second tool next week provides taxpayers with payment delivery date and provide direct deposit information To help millions of people, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched a new web tool ...

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For Immediate Release: April 8, 2020 Contact: Audrey Lane   Parsippany, NJ: The Becchi for Congress campaign is excited to announce that U.S. Marine Veteran Major Nick De Gregorio has joined the campaign to serve as the Chairman of Veterans For Becchi. The committee was formed with the ...

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Health And Safety Are Our #1 Priority!  HOW Can We Help? Protect Staff Health and Safety Keep essential Business OPEN Secure qualified service FAST! Use only EPA-approved products for emerging pathogens Government registered to kill 99.9% of germs “Certificate of Disinfection” to ...

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     Lake Hiawatha resident Brian Donlin continues to train and fund-raise to help to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Every year, hundreds of cyclists gather in different cities to ride in support of JDRF research at their “Ride to Cure ...

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber didn’t hesitate to ask Gov. Phil Murphy to reverse his decision to close state parks and forests. He sent a letter to the governor shortly after the executive order was signed. “We recognize the incredibly difficult challenges you face every day as our ...

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     Lake Hiawatha resident Brian Donlin continues to train and fund-raise to help to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Every year, hundreds of cyclists gather in different cities to ride in support of JDRF research at their “Ride to Cure ...

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MADISON, N.J. (March 17, 2020) – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares, the philanthropic arm of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York based in Madison, recently donated checks totaling $67,500 to nine charities who assist residents in need ...

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