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Federal Student Loan Program Changes

My wife recently enrolled in graduate school, so like millions of other Americans we’ve paid close attention to news about student loan programs. One recent example: A key component of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act will result in several significant modifications to the how federal student loans are offered and processed.

Andes Festival Rescheduled

PERTH AMBOY — The Perth Amboy Gallery Center for the Arts is inviting the community to participate in the re-scheduled Festival en Celebration of the Culture and Heritage of the Andes on Saturday, July 17, from noon-6 p.m. at Fink Park Smith Street and Madison Avenue.

Senators Push Christie To Restore Women’s Health Funding

TRENTON – At a news conference at the Statehouse yesterday, senators who supported S-2139 – legislation which would restore $7.5 million in funding cut from the FY 2011 Budget for women’s health and family planning services – urged the Governor to act on the legislation and stand up for access to basic health care for women in New Jersey.

The Writer’s Block: An Introduction

As a professional educator for over 25 years, I recognize what a privilege it is to be invited into the private lives of my students and their families. Well, to be completely honest about it, sometimes I just had to barge right in and not wait for the invitation. But once there, I was usually typecast as the listener, problem solver and voice of reason.

Community Calendar

Blood Drive • July 10 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and July 11 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.