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Tax Tip Of The Day: Deduction Available for Educators

 By Gregg Semanick-New Jersey‘s IRS Spokesperson The Educator Expense Deduction allows teachers and other educators to deduct the cost of books, supplies, equipment and software used in the classroom based on their receipts.  Eligible educators include those who work at…

County, Non-Profits Explore Ways To Meet Demand As Funds Dwindle

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The nationwide economic meltdown has led to increased demand for all types of social services. At the same time, however, federal and state funding for these services is decreasing as a result of budget cuts. County officials…

County Residents Can Get Prescription Drug Help

PLAINFIELD – For uninsured Union County residents who are having trouble getting prescriptions filled, help will be available at the Union County One-Stop Career Center at 200 West 2nd Street in Plainfield on Feb. 13, from 8 to 11 a.m.…

Renovated Fords Library Re-Opens

FORDS—The Fords Branch Library re-opened its doors Friday after the completion of interior renovations and the installation of new lighting.  As a result of the two-month renovation project –funded through a gift to the Woodbridge Public Library – the Fords…

Bringing a Piece of History to Students in Clark

  Bringing a Piece of History to Students in Clark – Students in the third grade at F.K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark were treated to a demonstration of history right in their classroom, compliments of the historic Miller-Cory House…

Tax Tip Of The Day: E-Filing Could Save You Money

 By Gregg Semanick-New Jersey‘s IRS Spokesperson To ensure you do not miss out on any tax credits, deductions and benefits, the IRS encourages filers to consider e-filing their federal tax returns.  E-filing coupled with direct deposit of your refund into…

Disabilities Awareness Day Promotes Caring & Sharing

CARTERET – “Caring and Sharing” will be the theme of the day as the Carteret Office for the Disabled presents the 25th annual Carteret Disabilities Awareness Day on Sunday, March 8 at St. Demetrius Hall, 681-691 Roosevelt Avenue. The informational…

Tax Tip Of The Day: New Real Estate Deduction For Non-Itemizers

By Gregg Semanick-New Jersey’s IRS Spokesperson There is a new standard tax deduction for those who don’t qualify to itemize their tax deductions, but pay real estate taxes.  The deduction amount is equal to the amount of real estate taxes…

Legal Services Programs Are Going Broke

EDISON – A lawyer-supported fund that pays for legal aid for poor clients is nearly broke and threatens the future of New Jersey’s Legal Services programs, officials said last week. According to Melville D. Miller, Jr., president of Legal Services…