Press Releases

May 24, 2020

Farmstead Arts to Offer Virtual Art Classes for Kids, Teens and Adults Farmstead Arts Center is offering fun and interactive virtual art classes for all ages. Online classes, taught by the Farmstead’s talented teaching artists, will be held via Zoom. Students can take advantage of online ...

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NJ Human Services Issues Guidance Making Clear Long-Term Care Facility Residents Are Entitled to Their Checks May 21, 2020 (TRENTON) –  Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today released guidance making clear that individuals with Medicaid coverage who reside in ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers today about several online tools available to help them get the tax information they need as the IRS has limited operations due to the coronavirus.   More taxpayers are using IRS.gov than ever before; as of May 8, the agency’s website ...

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Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be ...

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Perth Amboy – Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-19th Dist.) has partnered with FeedNJ to provide hundreds of meals to Perth Amboy residents during COVID-19 outbreak.  FeedNJ, a campaign being run by local non-profit Soup Kitchen 411, kicked-off in mid-April in response to the increased demand at ...

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(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services has received more than $2.8 million in federal funding to support behavioral health services during the COVID-19 crisis. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ – For decades, on-campus tours and on-site meetings have been the norm for incoming students each spring at Mercer County Community College (MCCC). Enter COVID-19, and the new era of virtual engagement. “We are utilizing Zoom, the telephone, email — really any means of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – During this unprecedented time, Middlesex County is widely promoting its Vote By Mail initiative for the upcoming primary election. The goal of this initiative from the Middlesex County Board of Freeholders, led by the Middlesex County Clerk Elaine Flynn, is to promote safety ...

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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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TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others ...

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WASHINGTON –The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today released updated state-by-state figures for Economic Impact Payments, with approximately 130 million individuals receiving payments worth more than $200 billion in the program’s first four weeks. “We are working hard to ...

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Our nonprofit is proud to announce the launch of Farmily Exchange, a free online marketplace connecting local farmers with our families and communities for surplus produce, dairy, and homegrown goods in the fight against COVID-19. We are highlighting farms from NJ/NY/CT for curbside pickup or ...

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As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that IRS.gov includes answers to many common questions, including help to use two recently launched Economic Impact Payment tools. The IRS is regularly updating the Economic ...

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May 4, 2020: In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to lose sight of possible harm to children from predators using this time of crisis to groom children online for exploitation and trafficking. The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NJCAHT) is encouraging families to have ...

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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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METUCHEN, NJ – As the nation continues to battle the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Bishop James F. Checchio, the spiritual leader of the Diocese of Metuchen, will turn to Mary, Mother of the Church in prayer on May 1, joining the U.S. and Canadian bishops all seeking her protection and ...

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The IRS has two tools to help millions of taxpayers with their Economic Impact Payment. The payments are $1,200 per eligible person and up to $500 for each qualifying child. The first tool, Non-filers: Enter Payment Info Here is available – in English and Spanish - for certain taxpayers who ...

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Every day The Center for Great Expectations serves 140 adult clients, 12 adolescent clients and their children/families providing superior trauma-informed, evidence based care while respecting federal and state Covid-19 guidelines for health and safety.  The Center for Great Expectations is a ...

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Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits (TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in May to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 ...

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(TRENTON) – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson and Children and Families Commissioner Christine Beyer today announced the state will continue to help pay for child care for essential employees as defined in Executive Order 110 through at least the end of May. The Murphy Administration is ...

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$24 Million in Temporary Wage Increases for Direct Support Professionals in Group Homes & Supervised Apartments; New Guidance for Hospitals on Families and Loved Ones April 29, 2020 (TRENTON) – The Murphy Administration today announced $24 million in state and federal resources for ...

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Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that the 6th Congressional District Annual High School Art Competition is officially underway. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the competition will take place virtually this year. Students have until May 8 to submit ...

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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today issued a special alert for Supplemental Security Income and Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries to act by May 5 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 ...

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As Earth Day approaches, we have all been made aware of our critical goal to address the wellness of all humans, as well as animals and the environment, by keeping our communities and our globe a safe place to live. This concept is best described through the One Health initiative. Because of the ...

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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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New Brunswick, NJ April 13, 2020 -- Convenience Store Distributor Resnick Distributors donates over $160,000 of Refrigerated Foods to the Food Bank of South Jersey in Pennsauken, NJ. According to company President Steven Resnick, “During these difficult times we want to do what we can to help ...

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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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With residents of New Jersey being asked to stay home to fight the spread of Covid-19, many people find themselves feeling isolated and experiencing high levels of anxiety.  Caring Contact, a local listening and crisis hotline, continues to help individuals during this difficult time.  As a member ...

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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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Applications are still open! Are you a high school senior woman who has applied to a college music program? Hickory Tree Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is pleased to offer the $1,000.00 Diane Cecala Memorial Scholarship to a musically talented high school senior woman interested ...

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