Press Releases

May 29, 2020

Join Lidia Bastianich in her home kitchen as she gives viewers an intimate look into her life at home as she shelters in place due to the COVID-19 epidemic in Eating in with Lidia, two new half-hour PBS specials produced by WGBH Boston and Tavola Productions. The renowned chef, author and food ...

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Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) supported a bipartisan measure in the House of Representatives Thursday afternoon that passed 417-1 to help New Jersey small businesses get needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan Payroll Protection Program Flexibility ...

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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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Parsippany, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined Representative Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Representative Peter King (NY-02), and 36 of their colleagues to introduce the bipartisan National Guard COVID-19 Earned Benefits Guarantee Act. According to recent reporting, the Administration ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Maria Pena never expected to hear what she heard when she arrived back home from food shopping on May 14. As she pulled into her driveway and got out of her car, the faint cries of what sounded to her like a kitten's meows stopped her in her tracks. As she turned around to look, ...

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Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) convened a roundtable discussion last week with local food pantries and meal programs to discuss the issue of food security during the COVID-19 pandemic. As noted by the Star-Ledger Editorial Board, 23 percent of Americans are food insecure, ...

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Every year, millions of Americans commemorate Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices so many have made to protect our country. This holiday weekend might not be like past years, so while we keep public health recommendations in mind, let’s not forget food safety practices to prevent ...

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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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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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(TRENTON) –  New Jerseyans enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.  Online shopping will be available through Amazon and participating Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers. NJ ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ -- Over the past few weeks, Governor Phil Murphy has introduced what has become the state’s new, unofficial motto to implore residents to follow social distancing orders: Don’t be a knucklehead.  Now, the New Jersey State Democratic Committee is launching a campaign asking residents ...

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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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Votes to Provide Support to Hospitals, First Responders, and NJ Homeowners with Repeal of the SALT Deduction Cap Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement after the passage of the Heroes Act with bipartisan support in the House of Representatives.

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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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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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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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NEWARK, NJ – Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey, which serves Essex, Hudson and Passaic Counties, is seeing as many patients as possible amidst the chaos of the COVID-19 outbreak. Three of the affiliate's five health centers remain open to patients seeking reproductive health care, by ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Local officials announced good news for the residents and business owners in the Passaic Valley region related to flood mitigation.  Via a virtual Facebook Live call, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark, Rep. Mikie Sherrill, and ...

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Clifton, NJ - (May 11, 2020) - As businesses start thinking about how and when to reopen, they should also think about the water that’s been sitting in the building’s internal water system for weeks or even months. To help protect their employees and visitors, it’s important to flush the building’s ...

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TRENTON, NJ – 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 pandemic.  An additional $36 million will be provided to about ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Internal Revenue Service today announced significant enhancements to the “Get My Payment” tool to deliver an improved and smoother experience for Americans eligible to receive Economic Impact Payments. The enhancements, which started last week and continued through the ...

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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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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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TOTOWA, NJ - During the Borough of Totowa Public Library's closure due to COVID-19, the Library has created a page on its website which will serve as a Virtual Hub outlining their services, programs and efforts. They are issuing virtual Library cards so that patrons can access their digital ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Passaic Valley High School senior Christie Ack became the school's first ever Fencing County Champion at the Passaic County Tournament in February. Placing first in epee, her achievement was the perfect capstone to Christie’s final season. Since placing 3rd in last year’s ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – Members of the Passaic County 4-H Club, 4-H Junior/Teen Council, and Science Pathways Clubs donated lunch last week to hospital staff at Barnert Hospital in Paterson. Barnert Hospital has received an overflow of patients from other locations, and currently does not have a ...

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Looking for a place to share your struggles, failures and successes with your weight loss journey? Looking for motivation to start or continue? Look no further! Join the Alfred Baumann Library's "Weigh To Go" program on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. to share stories, gain knowledge, share healthy ...

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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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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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