Press Releases

May 27, 2020

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for ...

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Virtual has become the new reality at Project Self-Sufficiency in Newton as the non-profit agency has pivoted to serving clients via video chat platforms and over the telephone due to the ongoing public health crisis.  In addition to distributing record amounts of food to local families, the agency ...

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Sussex, NJ – And the winners have been chosen. There is great, big - red, white and blue – bright spot in this otherwise colorless pandemic. It comes from the kids that participated in Project Help’s Third Annual Poster Contest.  The students are in grades K through 12 and they hail from ...

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Revised Standards Will Allow Lakes to Safely Remain Open Longer Senator Steve Oroho voiced encouragement with New Jersey DEP’s introduction of a new strategy for algal blooms and an easy-to-understand index for water quality. (SenateNJ.com) “Under the new guidelines, Lake Hopatcong and other ...

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  The Center for Prevention and Counseling will be hosting a virtual wellness workshop for older adults on June 2, 2020 from Noon – 1:00 pm.  This workshop will provide an update on available resources and programs provided by Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of ...

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TRENTON N.J.- Assemblyman Hal Wirths is continuing to urge Gov. Phil Murphy to safely, but fully, reopen the state economy to help the state avoid economic destruction while the state Treasurer releases new numbers. “The ...

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On Monday, Memorial Day Sparta Nursey and Garden Center will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sparta Nursery and Garden Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  They are closed on Sunday.  Consider shopping locally for your garden plants, shrubs, trees, mulch, soil, ...

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NEWTON, NJ - Fairview Lake YMCA Camps collected 28 pints of blood during a blood drive on May 11 in partnership with Vitalant. That amount of blood could save as many as 84 lives. The Y has joined a slew of Ys across the country that are helping to address an urgent, ongoing need for blood ...

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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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Almost every week of the year the Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry is open to people who need food and supplies. The organization’s President, Valerie Macchio, manages a multitude of details this volunteer position requires-providing detailed accounts of people that are served, managing cooperation ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - This weekend, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) held an annual Fifth District Scout Honor Ceremony through video conference to celebrate the achievements of this year’s Scouts who have earned the highest rank of the Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs.  “I am honored to have ...

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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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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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Say Evidence Mounting that Thousands of Deaths in Nursing & Veterans Homes Was Preventable Senator Steven Oroho, Senator Joe Pennacchio, Senator Declan O’Scanlon, and Senator Kristin Corrado said the evidence is mounting that thousands of deaths in New Jersey’s long-term care facilities were ...

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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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Senator Steven Oroho said Governor Phil Murphy has detailed plans on his desk from virtually every industry in New Jersey that would allow the state to reopen safely and bring more regular activities back into everyday life starting now.   Sen. Steven Oroho said Gov. Phil Murphy has detailed ...

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  Sherrill, King, Gottheimer, Reed, O’Halleran, Upton, Lieu, Fitzpatrick, Dingell, and Stefanik Lead Companion Legislation to Menendez-Cassidy Bill to Provide a $500 Billion Stabilization Fund to Support State and Local Governments on the Front Lines of COVID-19 Pandemic     Parsippany, ...

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SPARTA, NJ- For a second month in a row, TAPinto Sparta had more than 130,000 readers.  In April readers looking for current, relevant, unbiased local news turned to TAPinto Sparta 133,950 times. This follows a successful March, when TAPinto Sparta had 132,330 page views.  For the past 12 months ...

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IRS.gov has answers to many questions people may have about their Economic Impact Payment. Here are answers to some of the top questions people are asking about these payments.  Is this payment considered taxable income? No, the payment is not income and taxpayers will not owe tax on it. The ...

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The Internal Revenue Service today released guidance to allow temporary changes to section 125 cafeteria plans. These changes extend the claims period for health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs and allow taxpayers to make mid-year changes.   The ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will hold two free, virtual events in May to inspire more adults and kids to keep their minds and bodies active.  On Sunday, May 24, the Y will participate in the annual Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and ...

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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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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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By immediately answering the necessary changes to prevention, treatment and recovery supports, in light of physical distancing, Center for Prevention and Counseling (CFPC) services continued, knowing their work directly invests in the wellbeing of the entire county. CFPC has been a resourceful ...

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SPARTA, N.J. – Echoing constituent messages that all small businesses are essential to their owners and employees, Assemblyman Parker Space, a Republican, was joined with Branchville Mayor Tony Frato, a Democrat, in a call to responsibly and safely reopen New Jersey.   They are advocating for ...

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WASHINGTON −The IRS and Treasury have successfully delivered nearly 130 million Economic Impact Payments to Americans in less than a month, and more are on the way. Some Americans may have received a payment amount different than what they expected. Payment amounts vary based on income, filing ...

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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 –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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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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