Press Releases

May 29, 2020

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting ...

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Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits; June Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $143M Since March (TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive ...

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  Office of the Secretary of Higher Education Considerations for all Postsecondary Commencement Ceremonies May 27, 2020 To celebrate commencement during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, institutions of higher education should plan for multiple scenarios in order to select the ceremony ...

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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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(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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RED BANK, NJ – Organizers for the Red Bank Classic 5K have rescheduled the downtown community event due to uncertainty surrounding the continued impact of the coronarvirus pandemic. The race has been moved from June 20 to October 10, affording runners more time to train for the scenic run ...

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Neptune, NJ – May 14, 2020 – To safeguard supporters, Hackensack Meridian – Meridian Health Foundation has moved its annual Women’s Heart Fund reception to a virtual fundraising event to be held on May 29 at 5:30 p.m. In lieu of the planned reception, the foundation will host a program that donors ...

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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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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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The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, the leading volunteer-driven voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, advocacy and research is spotlighting people who make a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia, especially now in the face of ...

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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents awaiting life-saving transplants, celebrates the 10th anniversary of its 5K Celebration of Life events that have been held in multiple ...

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The Internal Revenue Service today reminds employers affected by COVID-19 about three important new credits available to them. Employee Retention Credit: The employee retention credit is designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is 50% of ...

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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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[Neptune, NJ] Donna M. Blaze, founding CEO of the Affordable Housing Alliance, has announced that she will retire from her role effective December 1, 2020. Ms. Blaze founded the Monmouth Housing Alliance in 1991 to address the paucity of affordable housing available to low-income residents ...

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OCEAN TOWNSHIP - The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal that would establish a New Jersey Hospitality Emergency Loan Program providing immediate financial assistance to struggling hospitality businesses during the COVID-19 emergency.

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Most nurses don’t usually describe Tech Support as part of their job, unless of course that nurse is Jennie Lutze from Long Branch, N.J. “I love taking care of my patients, but sometimes I also take care of computers, cable and internet problems for those who just don’t know what they are ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ – In recognition of National Nurses Week, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders is thanking all nurses, especially the Monmouth County Health Department public nurses and volunteer nurses, for the vital role that they play in healthcare and the COVID-19 pandemic.  “As a ...

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Trenton, NJ– As New Jersey residents are adhering to strict social distancing guidelines put into place to help flatten the curve of the of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s evident there is work that can be done from home to help our community, state and nation.  From patronizing businesses by ordering ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center was once again named a top general hospital by the prestigious Leapfrog Group. The highest performing hospitals on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey are recognized annually with the prestigious Leapfrog Top Hospital award. Top Hospitals have ...

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Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. (DDNJ) and Delta Dental of Connecticut, Inc. (DDCT) announced the launch of its Dentist Support Program to provide their network dentists in New Jersey and Connecticut with much-needed financial relief amounting to $13 million during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

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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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Gift of Fun Would you like to bring a smile to a child’s face who is required to stay at home and is confused and concerned with all the scary messages they are hearing all around them. Can you imagine what it must be like to be a child who does not completely understand all that is going on ...

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The IRS is issuing Economic Impact Payments. These payments are being issued automatically for most individuals. However, some people who don't usually file a tax return will need to submit basic information to the IRS to receive their payment. Questions? The IRS is regularly updating the ...

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As human service needs caused by the COVID-19 crisis expand daily, Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services) is working aggressively to identify the most pressing issues throughout Monmouth County and the most effective ways to communicate critical services and support systems to ...

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The Internal Revenue Service, working in partnership with the Treasury Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs, announced today that recipients of VA benefits will automatically receive automatic Economic Impact Payments. Veterans and their beneficiaries who receive Compensation and ...

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Immediate Care has COVID-19 tests available in their facilities across Monmouth, Middlesex, and Ocean counties. They are currently performing hundreds of tests per day to help determine who is infected by the Coronavirus.  This will assist people in being able to receive proper medical treatment ...

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RED BANK, NJ - In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is now offering telehealth counseling to support children, teens, and adults in need of outpatient behavioral health services, including mental health care and addiction recovery. The shift to telehealth during ...

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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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Dr. Keith Libou serves as Chief Clinical Officer at Delta Dental of New Jersey, the state’s leading dental benefits carrier.  He is licensed to practice dentistry in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. In this Q&A, he addresses many common oral health and dentistry questions to help keep ...

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