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President Trump signs order to wipe out student loan debt for disabled veterans

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Washington DC, President Trump canceled federal student loan debts Wednesday for tens of thousands of veterans who are 100% disabled, saying it’s the nation who owes them instead for their service.

At the 75th annual American Veterans convention in Louisville, Kentucky, the president signed an executive action directing the Education Department to eliminate “every penny” of student loan debt for about 25,000 disabled veterans who owe an average of $30,000.

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BCRO CHAIRMAN CALLS FOR EXPLANATI0N AND CHANGES TO STATE’S CONVOLUTED VOTE BY MAIL LAW

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Hackensack NJ, BCRO Chairman Jack Zisa is calling on Gov. Murphy’s administration to explain the state’s convoluted vote by mail system that is confusing many voters throughout the state since its inception last year. The chairman also said the vote by mail system needs to be changed.

“Before we go through another General Election without a clear understanding of the vote by mail rules, I believe it is urgent for Gov. Murphy’s administration to clearly explain how the VBM will work this year and what election workers, and campaign officials and voters should know,” said Zisa. “It’s the governor’s legislation and it’s been confusing since it was signed.

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Murphy administration staffer who posted anti-Semitic comments is out of a Job

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Trenton NJ, the Murphy administration is once again rocked by aa hiring scandal . Jeffrey Dye, the Murphy administration staffer who wrote anti-Semitic and other inflammatory posts on social media, is out of a job.Dye, who is head of the city of Passaic‘s chapter of the NAACP, had been a $58,000 a year business representative at the Department of Labor & Workforce Development since February. But Angela Delli Santi, a spokeswoman for the department, said in a terse one-line statement Tuesday afternoon that’s no longer the case.

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Valley Health System Introduces Valley Walks – A Weekly Walk with a Doctor

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Ridgewood NJ, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky typically spends her workdays caring for women with cancer. But on Thursday, September 12, Dr. Teplinsky, who serves as Head of Breast Medical Oncology at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care, will lace up her walking shoes to lead Valley Health System’s inaugural Valley Walks – A Weekly Walk with a Doctor.

Dr. Teplinsky developed this program in collaboration with Drs. Kariann Abbate and Benita Burke, two Valley Medical Group cardiologists.  These three founding members of Valley’s Cardio-Oncology program recognized the need for all patients to develop a healthy lifestyle, whether as part of an overall wellness strategy or while coping with chronic disease. 

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Four Paterson Men Charged with Stealing $450,000 in Checks from Dozens of Mail Collection Boxes in Passaic, Bergen, Morris, Essex, and Middlesex counties

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Ridgewood NJ, Four Paterson, New Jersey, men are charged for their roles in a scheme to break into U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail collection boxes throughout northern New Jersey and steal the mail – particularly, checks – inside, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.

Aneuris Henriquez-Lopez, 24, Eleazer Peralta, 19, Fernando Santiago, 26, and Rikinson Rodriguez-Sanchez, 25, are each charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Henriquez-Lopez, Peralta and Santiago were arrested today and are scheduled to make their initial appearances this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge James B. Clark III in Newark federal court. Rodriguez-Sanchez remains at large.

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Lawmaker Calls Taxpayer-Funded Benefits for Illegal Immigrants Outrageous

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Sparta NJ, College students without legal status are receiving nearly $4 million in student aid to attend two-year and four-year schools, according to 2019 data released by the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.

Assemblyman Hal Wirths said that is outrageous, and taxpayers should be wholly benefitting from the fruits of their own labor.

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Ridgewood Health Department : Never leave kids in a Hot Parked Car

Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Health Department shares this important information regarding Children and Extreme Heat

Extreme heat can be dangerous and quickly turn into an emergency. Children’s bodies are different from adults’ bodies in ways that make them more likely to be affected by extreme heat during the summer. Children also rely on adults for their protection and may not recognize that extreme heat can be a threat to their health and safety. Infants and younger children may not be physically able to escape a dangerous situation, such as a locked, parked car. In the summer heat, a car can quickly become extremely hot inside. Here are some steps you can take to beat the heat.

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NJ Transit Police Reunite Homeless Man with his Daughters after 20 years

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Secaucus NJ, according to NJ transit Police they hadn’t seen each other in over 20 years until an amazing, heartwarming reunion at a NJ Transit police station.

Jose Lopez received more assistance than he could’ve ever imagined when he accepted help from the New Jersey Transit Police Crisis Outreach Program. Mr. Lopez, a former Long Branch resident made his way to New Jersey from Miami and was recently discovered in Secaucus Junction Station. Homeless and in need of assistance, he was introduced to New Jersey Transit Police Crisis Outreach Officer Sean Pfeifer.

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1 in 10 Students Think Credit Cards Are Free Money

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Ridgewood NJ, Poor financial literacy in the U.S. has gotten to the point that more than 2 million college students (1 in 10) believe credit cards are free money, according to the personal-finance website WalletHub’s 2019 College Student Financial Survey, released today.

Additional survey results can be found below, along with our editors’ picks for 2019’s Best Student Checking Accounts and Best Student Credit Cards, selected from hundreds of offers.

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Bergen Women Gets Unwanted Visit from Pennywise

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Ridgewood NJ, a Ridgewood business owner found herself so unsettled by a Pennywise clown plush doll that ended up in her back yard on Saturday that she set it on fire and then slept with a knife under her bed.

Renee Jensen was in her backyard in Harrington Park, N.J., with her boyfriend when she noticed an airborne object heading into her yard.At first, she assumed it was a bird , but when she approached the object , she realized it was a doll of Pennywise the Dancing Clown, from It, the Stephen King iconic horror novel which was made into a miniseries in 1990, adapted for film in 2017 and has a sequel, It: Chapter Two, which is due to hit theaters Sept. 6th. Jensen, the owner of a reiki and intuitive healing business in Ridgewood.

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