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East Brunswick Man Pleads Guilty To Assaulting A Debtor To Collect An Illegal Loan

TRENTON – Anthony Cariello of East Brunswick, pleaded guilty Wednesday to an extortion conspiracy charge stemming from his assault of a debtor to collect an illegal loan, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Metuchen High School Recognized As “Charity Champions”

METUCHEN – Cablevision’s Power to Learn, along with former Gov. James Florio, Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono, and Metuchen Mayor Tom Vahalla, recognized Metuchen High School students as New Jersey Charity Champions for their efforts on behalf of the National Organization for Migration, a global charity helping to put an end to child slavery in Ghana.

Program Promises Help For NJ Drivers To Regain Licenses

TRENTON – Noting the negative impact that debt and the inability to legally drive can have on a person’s life, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Acting Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez announced the creation of the MVC Surcharge Payment Incentive Program this week.

“Hands Across The Sand” Movement Protests Offshore Oil Drilling

STATE — Surfrider, Sierra Club and Clean Ocean Action are organizing New Jersey residents to participate in a national event called Hands Across the Sand. The event will oppose offshore oil drilling and the threat it poses to New Jersey’s coastal economy and marine environment.

Cluttered Closets May Harbor Tax Deductions

Now might be the perfect time to clean out your closets and garage. If you give your gently used clothing and household items to charitable organizations, the New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) advises you don’t discard potentially valuable tax deductions with your donation:

Humorist Brent Burns Drills BP

“Drill, drill, drill, but don’t spill, spill, spill” is songwriter and humorist Brent Burns’ response to the BP oil spill. Doing what he does best, Burns has made a scathing indictment of the oil giant in his song and music video, “Drill, Drill, Drill.”

Community Calendar

Dance Presentation • June 12 at 1 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Ave., will hose award-winning dancer Guru Ramya Ramnarayan as she offers an interactive presentation about the ancient classical dance Bharatanatyam. For info, call 1-732-541-3830.

Medicare Rebate Checks Will Go Out To New Jersey Seniors On Thursday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The first batch of rebate checks from the Affordable Care Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in March, are being sent to seniors impacted by the Medicare Part D “donut hole,” U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced.