"Please continue to be responsible and safe," Murphy said. "Wear face coverings and keep a social distance from others when out in public." 

Murphy also raised the limit on indoor and outdoor gatherings in the state, effective immediately… 


SNAP recipients can now use their benefits to order groceries online. Per a recent press release from the NJ Dept. of Human Services, "Recipients can visit to register their EBT card. Visit here to learn about Walmart’s SNAP online program. Any ShopRite or Fresh Grocer that currently provides online shopping will also accept online ordering with SNAP benefits.

Households that have had a reduction in income or became unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be awarded up to 6 months of rental assistance through the NJ Department of Community Affairs.  Enrollment Period is Monday, July 6, 2020 at 9:00 am until Friday, July 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm.  Households will then be chosen by lottery for rental assistance. For more information…

Not Fraud or Scam

Metabank issues VISA card Stimulus Payment

 As an incentive to spend the stimulus money to maintain current with your bills and buy your essentials from local businesses, the Treasury Department has sent out over 4 million stimulus payments in the form of VISA debit cards issued by Metabank. Not being familiar with Metabank, many people receiving an envelope from Metabank thought it was marketing material or a potential fraud or scam with a phony debit card....  This was their stimulus "check"!

If you threw out the card, the Metabank debit card can be replaced.  (See question #48)

If you received your stimulus money on a  Metabank debit card and want to know how you can use it - and want to avoid fees, read this article.

Your Five Wishes…

 In these unprecedented times, we hear about so many people who suddenly find themselves in ICU… 

 Do you wonder if they thought about or planned for a medical emergency such as this Covid-19 pandemic could precipitate? Does it raise questions about planning in advance for your care in an emergency situation?  

 We invite you to view a webinar, "Five Wishes Made Easy," to learn about a simple tool for documenting what matters most to you. It is beneficial to have a copy of "Five Wishes" while viewing the webinar. NJV is, therefore, making a free online copy of "Five Wishes" available for you...

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Umbrella is now offering outside jobs but not yet scheduling any inside work.  The Shop and Drop is still available for those who need that service.  People 60+ are eligible.  Call 973-200-4499 or sign up online.

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