Press Releases

June 2, 2020

WASHINGTON – 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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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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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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$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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Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) supported a bipartisan measure in the House of Representatives this 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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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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SEF Approves Seven Grants at April and May Board Meetings   SPARTA, NJ—May 28, 2020--The Sparta Education Foundation (SEF) approved seven grants at their April 21 and May 5 board meetings. “These grants really embody what we are all about,” said SEF President Donna West. “Districtwide, our ...

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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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SPARTA, NJ - Veritas Christian Academy is welcoming new Head of School Thomas Argersinger.  Argersinger will being on July 1.  He is joined by Alison, his wife of 35 years.  He has previously served as Head of School at the Manhattan Christian Academy and Community Christian School in Tallahassee, ...

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As New Jersey continues under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus, please know that our district office remains available to serve constituents by phone and email. Included below are links to information that you may find helpful, along with important state and national news updates related ...

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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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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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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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Virtual has become the new reality at Project Self-Sufficiency in Newton as the non-profit agency has pivoted to serving clients via video chat platforms and over the telephone due to the ongoing public health crisis.  In addition to distributing record amounts of food to local families, the agency ...

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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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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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Sussex, NJ – And the winners have been chosen. There is great, big - red, white and blue – bright spot in this otherwise colorless pandemic. It comes from the kids that participated in Project Help’s Third Annual Poster Contest.  The students are in grades K through 12 and they hail from ...

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Revised Standards Will Allow Lakes to Safely Remain Open Longer Senator Steve Oroho voiced encouragement with New Jersey DEP’s introduction of a new strategy for algal blooms and an easy-to-understand index for water quality. (SenateNJ.com) “Under the new guidelines, Lake Hopatcong and other ...

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  The Center for Prevention and Counseling will be hosting a virtual wellness workshop for older adults on June 2, 2020 from Noon – 1:00 pm.  This workshop will provide an update on available resources and programs provided by Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of ...

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TRENTON N.J.- Assemblyman Hal Wirths is continuing to urge Gov. Phil Murphy to safely, but fully, reopen the state economy to help the state avoid economic destruction while the state Treasurer releases new numbers. “The ...

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On Monday, Memorial Day Sparta Nursey and Garden Center will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sparta Nursery and Garden Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  They are closed on Sunday.  Consider shopping locally for your garden plants, shrubs, trees, mulch, soil, ...

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HARDYSTON, NJ - The Sussex County YMCA collected 28 pints of blood during a blood drive on May 6 in partnership with Vitalant. That amount of blood could save as many as 84 lives. The Y has joined a slew of Ys across the country that are helping to address an urgent, ongoing need for blood ...

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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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Almost every week of the year the Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry is open to people who need food and supplies. The organization’s President, Valerie Macchio, manages a multitude of details this volunteer position requires-providing detailed accounts of people that are served, managing cooperation ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - This weekend, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) held an annual Fifth District Scout Honor Ceremony through video conference to celebrate the achievements of this year’s Scouts who have earned the highest rank of the Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs.  “I am honored to have ...

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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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Sparta resident Ellsworth (“El”) McMeen has released a new solo guitar recording called “Strike Up the Band! Classic Band Marches for Fingerstyle Guitar.” This recording is the first album ever released devoted entirely to the band music of John Philip Sousa arranged and performed on guitar.

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Say Evidence Mounting that Thousands of Deaths in Nursing & Veterans Homes Was Preventable Senator Steven Oroho, Senator Joe Pennacchio, Senator Declan O’Scanlon, and Senator Kristin Corrado said the evidence is mounting that thousands of deaths in New Jersey’s long-term care facilities were ...

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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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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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