Press Releases

June 3, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — This past Monday night, Paper Mill Playhouse streamed the Rising Star Honors presented by The Investors Foundation, drawing more than 10,000 views on Facebook and YouTube as it premiered. The virtual show celebrated the nearly 100 New Jersey high schools participating in the annual ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people who live and work abroad that they have until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to file their 2019 federal income tax return and pay any tax due. The usual deadline is June 15. The additional time was included in a wide range of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is partnering with behavioral healthcare nonprofit, The Bridge to provide support to children and families during the coronavirus pandemic. Established in 1971, The Bridge offers mental health and substance use treatment services to ...

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The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products. Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal ...

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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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Plant it forward! Our horticulturalist at Van Vleck Gardens has curated a collection of hard to find and exquisite plants to plant this fall and enjoy next spring. The order form will be live at 9AM on Monday, June 1st and be active through June 14th at 9PM. Check out the photos of unique ...

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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 June to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  An additional $37 million will be provided to about ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — The FM Kirby Carriage House Restaurant at Paper Mill Playhouse offers carryout dining Wednesdays through Sundays. This week's dinners are a choice of: Monkfish with Shrimp Etouffee  Fresh Monkfish with a classic Creole red ...

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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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MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for “Rising Star Honors,” presented by the Investors Foundation, a virtual celebration of New Jersey high school students, many of whom were unable to perform their high school musicals due to the current Covid-19 health crisis.“Rising Star ...

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  SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) announced the indefinite postponement of the 2020 South Orange Farmers Market in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “It is with deep regret that we make this announcement,” said SOVCA Executive Director, Julie ...

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NJ Human Services Issues Guidance Making Clear Long-Term Care Facility Residents Are Entitled to Their Checks May 21, 2020 (TRENTON) –  Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today released guidance making clear that individuals with Medicaid coverage who reside in ...

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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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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Helping those in need has been a consistent theme during the current pandemic. As a result, food pantries across the country are at their busiest, serving thousands of people who are suffering financially. To that end, JESPY House and its clients have been helping to feed the ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has added a new weekly special live-streaming event Babbling by the Brook, hosted by Mark S. Hoebee, to the line-up of weekly online events. Every Wednesday evening beginning May 20, 2020 at 7:00PM (EDT). Tune in on the Paper Mill Playhouse Facebook page ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Rotary has generously donated $5,000 to help support the South Mountain YMCA’s community response efforts during the pandemic, as well as a $1,000 Lead Sponsorship of the Annual Duck Race. “We are so thankful for our Rotaries and their continued support of the Y and our ...

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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— 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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(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services has received more than $2.8 million in federal funding to support behavioral health services during the COVID-19 crisis. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency ...

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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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Whether actively participating in on-site exercise classes or on JESPY’s Special Olympics teams, JESPY clients have long enjoyed being members of the non-profit’s Athletics & Fitness program. In spite of the closure of on-site programming during the pandemic, clients have been able to enjoy ...

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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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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - For the last six years, the South Orange Performing Arts Center has presented the INSPIRED MINDS: Young Artist Exhibition as a celebration of Essex County young artists in the Herb + Milly Iris Gallery with an opening reception that draws over 100 attendees. The Center is now ...

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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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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  The South Mountain and East Orange YMCAs are helping to feed people in the community who are facing financial hardships during the COVID-19 health crisis.  The Y is partnering with the MEND Hunger Relief Network, Community Foodbank of New Jersey, and NJ State YMCA Alliance to ...

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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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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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April 22 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Amid the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its extraordinary impact on the health, economic and social well-being of our state, Earth Day is a historic milestone deserving of celebration and sustained action. It also is an ...

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