Press Releases

May 27, 2020

As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that some payments are being sent by prepaid debit card. The debit cards arrive in a plain envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services.”  Nearly 4 million people are being ...

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  Despite the cancellation of school events and the uncertainty as to the type of graduation proceedings the WHRHS Class of 2020 will have, WHRHS Project Graduation is still working hard to give the senior class memorable experiences leading up to their special day. The Project Graduation ...

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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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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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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) has announced that the 2020 “BizFest,” for Somerset County small businesses and residents will be held virtually on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. This will be the company’s first major virtual event in its ...

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Need a business question answered quickly? SCORE provides instant answers and advice! Simply email your question with your name and phone number to peter.fleischmann@scorevolunteer.org and a SCORE mentor will respond promptly to answer your question. SIMPLE! QUICK! EFFECTIVE!

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  League of Women Voters of Plainfield Celebrates 100th Anniversary Plainfield, NJ— The League of Women Voters of Plainfield is the oldest active League chapter in New Jersey. The first meeting of the League of Women Voters of Plainfield and North Plainfield took place on May 14, 1920, three ...

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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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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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Mountainside, NJ -- Sadly, many children, teens and adults have experienced losses because of the coronavirus.  In addition, there are the ongoing losses that have occurred prior and during this pandemic: divorce, moving, friendships ending, sports injuries or the death of a friend or family ...

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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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      Education Association demands immediate removal of toxic floors  NPEA: Students’ and staff’s health and safety can no longer be compromised WHO:                  North Plainfield Education Association members, statewide labor leaders, parents WHAT:                North ...

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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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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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  Raritan Valley Community College, in partnership with Sarah Trent, CEO of Valley Wellness, is offering an online New Jersey Medical Cannabis Dispensary Training course. Classes will be held Monday evenings, June 1-29, from 6-9 p.m., via RVCC’s online platforms: Zoom and Canvas. The program ...

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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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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Borough Board of Education special meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m for the purpose of the annual budget hearing. This meeting will be conducted remotely using communication technology. Instructions for joining the meeting and participating in ...

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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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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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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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$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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The Internal Revenue Service today reminds low-income Americans to use the free, online tool Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info to quickly and easily register to receive their Economic Impact Payment. The IRS has recently released a new Spanish language version of the tool to help even more ...

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(Aurora, CO) – Kassandra (Kasey) Neiss, a 2008 graduate of WHRHS, has brought to fruition a new venture through her employer, the Village Exchange Center (VEC), a non-profit community center in Aurora, CO serving immigrant, refugee and underserved community members. The nonprofit’s purpose is to ...

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NOTICE: Board of Education Special Meeting Notice PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Watchung Borough Board of Education that a special meeting of the Watchung Borough Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m for the purpose of the annual budget hearing. This meeting ...

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    Free Online Screening Wednesday, April 29 of “The Story of Plastics”   CRANFORD, NJ, April 27, 2020-- Open My Eyes, the Westfield Green Team and Westfield 20/20 Environmental Committee are sponsoring a free virtual screening of the award-winning documentary "The Story of Plastic” on ...

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UPDATE: We’re preparing to be open this Thursday!  The past two months have not been easy for anyone. This virus has taken us by surprise and challenged everyone in our community. We practiced social distancing and have been monitoring the updates by CDC.gov and NJ.com. Now, we want to try ...

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 Hi,  I'm Shayla Gornstein. I am a sophomore from Watchung Hills Highschool. I am trying to do a fundraiser to raise money for Somerset County food bank because so many people are out of work and need meals.  100% of the donations will go to charity.  I wanted to try and help.  I will ...

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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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PLAINFIELD, NJ- While the physical location may be closed, The Shands Agency is continuing to serve the community from a safe distance in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Offering a variety of insurance services as personal auto insurance even for those with less than perfect driving ...

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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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