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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Register Now Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Members of Anchin’s COVID-19 Resources Team will cover the latest information regarding the CARES Act and PPP Loan Forgiveness, including: Detailed, step-by-step directions on the loan forgiveness application An explanation ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - State Senator Joe Pennacchio today thanked Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Jr. for allowing the formation of a special committee to investigate the state’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Pennacchio released the following ...

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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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Says Bill is a Win-Win for Businesses and Commercial Property Owners Senator Joe Pennacchio has introduced legislation that would provide state income tax credits for landlords who voluntarily grant rent forgiveness to commercial tenants during the pandemic crisis. “As the marathon of this ...

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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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MONTVILLE, NJ - While we are all social distancing and staying home to flatten the curve, the Montville Animal Shelter continues to seek homes for the many animals at the shelter. Right now Montville Animal Shelter is placing pets like Curley & Merlin with a new, no contact, Foster to Adopt ...

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New Jersey Highest in Nation in COVID Deaths at Long-Term Care Facilities Senator Joe Pennacchio has obtained a letter sent by the New Jersey Department of Health dated March 31 directing hospitals and nursing care facilities not to inhibit transfer of hospital patients with COVID-19 entering ...

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50% of New Jersey’s COVID-19 Deaths Occurred in State Regulated Nursing Facilities Statement from Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26): On January 21, the State of Washington announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Within a month, the virus had taken hold and people were dying. It was ...

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Support the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany on Friday, May 15 at our Best of Broadway Fundraiser with Award Winning Actress, Singer, and Model Grace Field. Come enjoy an evening of singing and dancing along to some of the best hits. Show starts at 6:00 p.m. Admission is only $10.00 and 100% ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to begin the first phase of reopening the economy by allow non-essential businesses to get back to work with curbside pickup.   “There is no reason to delay the opening of retail business to do curbside pickup,” said Bergen ...

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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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Senator Calls for Administration to Immediately Reach Out to Religious Leaders to Develop Plan for Reopening Houses of Worship The members of the Governor’s Restart and Recovery Commission were announced last week, and Senator Joe Pennacchio called the absence of a clergy representative a ...

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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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Ringwood, NJ – While the coronavirus pandemic rages on in New Jersey, one local party rental company is getting creative to help raise spirits and bring the community together. Parties by Porcelli, a tent and party rental supply company located in Ringwood, is a family-owned business led by ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ - Assemblyman Brian Bergen said that Gov. Phil Murphy and his newly appointed commission to advise on the restart of the state’s economy should first look at the report released by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association Tuesday.   “The debate will only intensify over the ...

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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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TRENTON, N.J. – After announcing indefinite benchmarks for restarting the economy, Assemblyman Brian Bergen wants Gov. Phil Murphy to put forth an actionable plan sooner rather than later.   “Governor Murphy’s plan is telling us that it doesn’t matter how many people are becoming impoverished as ...

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Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today that her office has successfully worked for the safe return of 29 constituents and family members of constituents traveling and living abroad. Rep. Sherrill’s office helped New Jerseyans who were in Peru, Morocco, Egypt, ...

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Highly Leveraged Program Will Provide Immediate Aid Without the Need for a New Bureaucracy Amid growing concerns for the long-term impact of the coronavirus on the economy, Senator Joe Pennacchio today announced plans for legislation to help employers cope with the loss of revenue and stay in ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen says for Murphy to continue protecting the health of state residents, he must have an equal focus on the state’s economy. “He’s right in one sense,” said Bergen (R-Morris). “If the health care system fails, there will be severe, long-term economic ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy has held daily briefings every day for the last several weeks announcing executive orders and providing the status of medical supplies and the latest number of cases with state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, communicable disease experts and State Police ...

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Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today renewed her call for congressional leadership on both sides of the aisle to reach an agreement to provide desperately needed funds for the depleted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) ...

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With dueling daily press conferences, state governors in the region seem to be in competition for the top sound bites of the news cycle, and Senator Joe Pennacchio worries about its effect on public health policy during the coronavirus crisis. Recently, New York’s Governor Cuomo declared he was ...

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Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined with Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), leading a letter from Members of Congress urging the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to establish an official coding or labeling system for the ...

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber compared the stark contrast between the policies of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, along with other Northeast governors, and Gov. Phil Murphy on utilizing state parks for safe and healthy recreation during the Covid-19 crisis.   “It is sadly ironic that the ...

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Senator Joe Pennacchio today warned that the Murphy Administration’s over-reaching coronavirus policies are putting the lives and finances of the state’s residents at risk and is calling for the Senate to investigate the Administration’s handling of the crisis. “I am in extreme disagreement with ...

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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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