Senate President Stephen Sweeney
Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli
Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro

Sweeney Takes in ‘Taste Of South Jersey’ in Pennsville

SNJ Today – On Tuesday, October 10th, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney joined local officials, restaurants owners, chefs, and caterers for the eighth annual Taste of New Jersey event to highlight the Family Promise of Salem County initiative.

“This is a special night for a great cause,” said Sweeney (D-Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem). “The work that Family Promise of Salem County does is truly remarkable to the people of southern New Jersey.

“This is a great night for people in the community to enjoy great food, some drinks, while also knowing that the money raised will help this organization continue their mission,” he added.

Sweeney was joined at the ceremony by members of the Salem County community, along with an estimated 150-200 restaurants owners, chefs, and caterers.

The event was held at J.G Cook’s Riverview Inn, 60 Main Street, in Pennsville.

Family Promise of Salem County (FPSC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Pennsville that helps homeless families in Salem County, N.J.

Its mission is to help families regain and sustain their independence and is an affiliate of the national Family Promise Interfaith Hospitality Network that has been in existence since 1988.

“The families who are in these shelters are everyday people are dealing with difficult times,” said Sweeney.

“The organizers of the Family Promise mission understand that and are doing their best to support them and help them.”

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Gloucester County
Kingsway Commons
935 Kings Highway, Suite 400
West Deptford, NJ 08086
Phone: (856) 251-9801
Fax: (856) 251-9752

Salem/Cumberland Counties

The Finlaw Building
199 East Broadway, Suite G
Salem, NJ 08079
Phone: (856) 339-0808
Fax: (856) 339-9626

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1st Tuesday of the month
3 pm - 5 pm
(Note: This is canceled for
November 7, 2017
150 East Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856-455-1011

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The Property Tax Reimbursement Program (PTR), also known as the “Senior Freeze,” is administered by the New Jersey Division of Taxation. The deadline for filing a 2016 PTR Program application has been extended to October 18, 2017.
The Property Tax Reimbursement Program reimburses qualified New Jersey residents who are disabled or senior citizens for property tax increases on their homes. Residents applying for the program must be 65 years of age or older as of December 31, 2015, or if under 65 years old, were receiving Federal Social Security Disability benefits on or before December 31, 2015 and on or before December 31, 2016.
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