Celiac Disease Support Group

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Celiac disease is a genetic disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. The disease affects 1% of people worldwide. However, more than two and a half Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications.
When people with celiac disease eat gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye and barley), their body mounts an immune response that attacks the small intestine. This leads to damage on the villi, small [...]

Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The IRS has issued a statement calling taxpayers to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. This credit has been helping workers with low and moderate incomes get a tax break for over 40 years. Yet, according to IRS data, one out of every five eligible workers fails to claim it.

Here are some things that according to the IRS, taxpayers should know about the Earned Income Tax Credit (also called [...]

How to Choose a Tax Preparer

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - When choosing a tax return preparer, be cautious. You are still responsible for all the information on your income tax return. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

1. Check the Preparer’s Qualifications. The IRS recommends using its directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications. This tool helps taxpayers find a tax return preparer with the qualifications that they prefer. The Directory is a searchable [...]

Holocaust Survivors Observed Romanian Holocaust Remembrance Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ - A group of Holocaust survivors from Romania and their families observed Romanian Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday. The group continues the rituals and traditions formed while being in a concentration camp during World War II. It has been more than 70 years since Transnistria concentration camp, situated between the Dniester River in Romania and the border with Ukraine, was liberated by the Soviets at the end of the war, but the Holocaust survivors cannot forget the time they spent in the camp. Speaking to one survivor, The Essex Times learnt about the horrible [...]


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