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Vol. LXIV, No. 8
 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin

The Coalition for Peace Action’s Wednesday, February 24 vigil from 5 to 6 p.m. at Palmer Square is among the half-dozen events in the Delaware Valley region planned in response to the milestone of the death of the 1000th U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. The public is encouraged to attend the CFPA event, where multiple posters with the message “Not One More Death, Not One More Dollar” will be displayed, and the names of N.J. soldiers who have died in the war will be read. For further information call (609) 924-5022 visit www.peacecoalition.org.

The AARP Foundation is providing Tax-Aides to assist with 2009 tax preparation at the Mercer County Connection, libraries, and other sites this tax season. The deadline for filing 2009 tax returns for both state and federal taxes is April 15, 2010. Locations where free income tax preparation assistance is being provided include the Clay Street Learning Center, Lawrence Senior Center, and the Trenton Crisis Ministry (Thursdays and Fridays 1 to 4 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon.; walk-ins welcome). Residents can call 211, the non-emergency Helpline, to get the locations of to other free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), or visit www.earnedincometaxcredit.org to obtain information on the Earned Income Tax Credit.

The Mercer County Park Commission is accepting picnic area reservations online. To make a reservation, pay, and receive a permit for any of the County’s picnicking spots, go to http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/commissions/park/picnic.html. MasterCard or Visa are both accepted. Reservations will be made automatically on a first-come, first-served basis. Users will have the opportunity to view dates and picnic areas that are not available. Reservation forms can also be obtained, downloaded, and submitted to the Events and Recreation Center at 1638 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor.

Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area has rescheduled its final management planning workshop for Saturday, February 27, from 10 a.m. to noon in Senate Meeting Room 4 of the State House Annex in Trenton. For more information see http://revolutionarynj.org/index.php.

High school students who may be eligible for free college tuition through the NJSTARS (New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship program) are invited to learn about the program at an Information Session at Mercer County Community College on Wednesday, March 3 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria. To reserve a seat at the NJStars Information Session, call (609) 570-3244. Reservations are preferred but not required. For more information see www.njstars.net.

Residents of Mercer County and the surrounding areas now have access to free discount prescription drug cards. The Mercer Regional Rx Card is being offered to all residents compliments of the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce. The free prescription card, which can be used by multiple members of a household, can provide savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs and is accepted at over 50,000 pharmacies across the country. Mercer County residents can download the free card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies at www.mercerchamber.org. The Mercer Regional Rx Card was launched to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications. However, the program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs. The card can also be used for pet medication purchased through ta pharmacy. The Mercer Regional Rx Card has no restrictions to membership, no income or age limitations, and residents are not required to fill out an application or provide personal information to obtain a free card. It is pre-activated and does not expire.

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