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 ...

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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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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 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  An additional $37 million will be provided to about ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ –  Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today released guidance making clear that individuals with Medicaid coverage who reside in long-term care facilities are entitled to receive their federal stimulus payments and the payments cannot be retained by the ...

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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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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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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – During this unprecedented time, Middlesex County is widely promoting its Vote By Mail initiative for the upcoming primary election. The goal of this initiative from the Middlesex County Board of Freeholders, led by the Middlesex County Clerk Elaine Flynn, is to promote safety ...

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  TRENTON, NJ – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the federal government has approved the Department’s plan to provide $248 million in special food assistance benefits to nearly 600,000 New Jersey children who normally receive free or reduced-price school meals as part ...

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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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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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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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OLD BRIDGE, NJ –  – To safeguard supporters, Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation has moved its annual reception to a virtual fundraising event. In lieu of the planned reception, the foundation will host a program that donors can stream live to continue to raise funds for the ...

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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, NJ – 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 ...

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  TRENTON, NJ – The Murphy Administration today announced $24 million in state and federal resources for temporary wage increases for the direct support professionals who care for adult individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in group homes and supervised apartments - ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16) has reiterated his call to re-open New Jersey parks and golf courses which have been closed to the public as part of Gov. Phil Murphy's strategy to minimize personal contact and minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). “It’s no secret that ...

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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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WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – The transition of education instruction to online and remote platforms has been challenging for students and instructors alike, but particularly for traditional hands-on instruction, like physical fitness.  But that hasn’t stopped one Mercer County Community College (MCCC) ...

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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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WEST WINDSOR – Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is ready to begin the process of distributing more than $1.9 million in direct aid to students, made available through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. “We have been anxiously awaiting the funds from the ...

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EWING, NJ– In a letter sent today to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) insisted that further COVID-19 relief packages expand the definition of essential workers to include warehouse, sanitation, transportation, nursing home, ...

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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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Suydam Farms is opening for the season beginning Saturday, April 25th! The greenhouse will be open every Saturday & Sunday 8am to 5pm. Offerings will include vegetable plants, flowering plants, herbs, farm fresh eggs, fresh bacon, sausage, and more! Bring the kids for an educational ...

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As Earth Day approaches, we have all been made aware of our critical goal to address the wellness of all humans, as well as animals and the environment, by keeping our communities and our globe a safe place to live. This concept is best described through the One Health initiative. Because of the ...

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WEST WINDSOR – In an ongoing effort to support and engage students during this time of social distancing and isolation, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) hopes to ease the transition with a series of virtual seminars to address issues of stress, anxiety, and time management in a remote ...

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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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Please join nationally recognized small business expert Mike Blinder, owner of Editor & Publisher Magazine, and author of "Survival Selling Even in the Toughest of Times," for a free online webinar on how your business can weather these difficult economic times and prosper afterwards.  Mike ...

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