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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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - There is something about nothing in Middletown Township. Specifically, the taxpayers will enjoy a year with a zero tax increase. The Middletown Township Committee introduced its $84.4 million budget with a zero percent municipal tax rate increase at the Monday, May 3 Township ...

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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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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: 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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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Middletown is well on their way to complete a project that was long in coming and long in planning. It's their new town hall. Designed to allow for community growth, officials say that the new Town Hall will be a 72,000 square foot, three-story, energy efficient facility that ...

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NEW JERSEY — Child care providers throughout the state can apply for grants under legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, provides $10 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for child care providers in need. “Child care ...

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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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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 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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"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 - 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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Middletown Township Committee to Host Virtual Workshop Meeting on Monday, 3/1 February 26, 2021 MIDDLETOWN, NJ —  According to a news release, the Middletown Township Committee announced that the Virtual Workshop Meeting on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM will be made available live ...

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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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NEW JERSEY — Around midday Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana-use and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. The legislation will allow for adults to legally possess as much as six ounces of marijuana and mean relief for ...

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WASHINGTON – Eligible educators can deduct unreimbursed expenses for COVID-19 protective items to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the classroom. COVID-19 protective items include, but are not limited to:  face masks; disinfectant for use against COVID-19; hand soap; hand ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Township Committee made quick work of their regular meeting on Tuesday. Lasting about 26 minutes, they moved through their regular agenda and spent time congratulating their DPW, Police, First Responder and other employees who managed the recent storm. They also passed a number ...

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WASHINGTON – The filing season opened on Feb. 12 with the Internal Revenue Service urging taxpayers to take some simple steps to help ensure they file accurate tax returns and speed their tax refunds to avoid a variety of pandemic-related issues. Although every year the IRS encourages taxpayers ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Middletown Township Committee Virtual Regular Meeting will be held Tuesday, February 16th  According to a news release, The Middletown Township Committee Virtual Regular Meeting is on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM and will be made available live through Webex Event ...

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