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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Sparta resident Ellsworth (“El”) McMeen has released a new solo guitar recording called “Strike Up the Band! Classic Band Marches for Fingerstyle Guitar.” This recording is the first album ever released devoted entirely to the band music of John Philip Sousa arranged and performed on guitar.

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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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MORRISTOWN, NJ - As some people raise funds for first responders, make face shields for health care workers, or give gift cards to people on furlough during the COVID-19 crisis, others wish to simply feed them all. After all, people still need to eat, even during a pandemic. Ori Kasneci, owner ...

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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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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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Bathtub Repair: The Less Expensive Alternative Replacing an old chipped or scratched bathtub is expensive, messy, and inconvenient. And finding a new tub that will fit perfectly with the rest of your bathroom may not be easy either. Now in Morristown nine times out of ten, it’s not necessary to ...

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Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. (DDNJ) and Delta Dental of Connecticut, Inc. (DDCT) announced the launch of its Dentist Support Program to provide their network dentists in New Jersey and Connecticut with much-needed financial relief amounting to $13 million during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

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Investors Bank, through its charitable foundation, is releasing more than $1.13 million in financial grants to not-for-profit organizations in New Jersey and New York. The Investors Foundation is making the grants as not-for-profit organizations face a doubling and tripling in the demand for the ...

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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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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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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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TRENTON, N.J. – Efforts by Assemblyman Jay Webber to reopen state parks and forests is gaining support across party lines and geographic areas. An online petition that Webber posted on April 7 to rescind Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order to close all state parks had gathered more than 10,000 ...

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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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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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WASHINGTON — To help taxpayers, the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced today that Notice 2020-23 extends additional key tax deadlines for individuals and businesses. Last month, the IRS announced that taxpayers generally have until July 15, 2020, to file and pay ...

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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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Monk's Home Improvements and Monk's Design Studios are currently offering virtual estimates and virtual design services.  Monk's is providing a combination of no-contact estimates and home improvement work that can be done safely by employing social distancing best practices. Currently, our ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - What makes Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights special? Aside from their top ratings by US News and Report and World Report "Best of" ranking -- it's important to meet the people behind these top ratings. TAPinto had the opportunity to sit with Autumn Lake ...

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Much like toilet paper and hand sanitizer, diapers and other basic baby essentials are hard to find during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Moms Helping Moms Foundation (MHM), a baby supply and diaper bank located in Plainfield, is doing its best to keep up with its regular distribution as well as ...

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