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Four Original Dance Pieces Inspired by Local Community Groups

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On Thursday, April 28, at 7pm at the Crossroads Theatre, coLAB Arts will present its annual dance concert.

Entitled Motion: Dance Works, the concert will feature four original pieces choreographed specifically for this event.

Each piece, created by choreographers Joe Monteleone, Stephanie Nerbak, Robert Mark Burke, and Hillary Pearson, will channel a specific local community organization.

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Rutgers Day Celebrations on All Three Campuses Statewide

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–On Saturday, April 30 from 10am-4pm, Rutgers University invites New Jersey residents of all ages to join in the annual Rutgers Day celebration.

As part of the yearlong celebration for the university’s 250th anniversary, all three campuses–Camden, New Brunswick and Newark–will host interactive programming and activities for those who attend.

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Undersheriff Silent as Rumors Swirl About Warrant at His Home

PISCATAWAY, NJ—County officials have remained silent in the face of allegations that Undersheriff Kevin Harris told the Sheriff's Department's fugitive unit to "stand down" as they were about to execute an arrest warrant at his own home.

Rumor has it that the incident surrounding the warrant, allegedly authorizing the arrest of a relative of Harris' with the same Piscataway address, also resulted in a new policy requiring supervisors to approve before officers work on "out-of-county" warrants.

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Democrats Select Planning Board Chairwoman to Run For City Council

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The City Council's most senior member will not be seeking re-election, and it appears the political establishment has already selected her replacement to run in this year's election.

The Democratic party primary will be held on June 7, and there will be just three names on the ballot for the three offices.  Independent candidates have until that day to file petitions to run in the November election that will decide who takes office next year.

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Christie Proposes $2.57 Million Cut to Educational Opportunity Fund

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has proposed a $2.57 million cut to New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) funding in the 2017 fiscal year.

The budget for EOF funding statewide would go from $41.3 million to $38.8 million under the proposal, approximately 6% cut in funding.  The state budget

EOF is a unique statewide program that supports low-income, first-generation college students.

There are over 2,600 students across the three Rutgers campuses who benefit from EOF funding.

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Feds Take Action to Stop Illegal Debt Collection Practices by Morris County “Lawsuit Mill”

PARSIPPANY, NJ–Two NJ-based entities were churning out deceptive, intimidating, and illegal collections lawsuits, but have been ordered to stop, according to action taken on April 25 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Law firm Pressler & Pressler, LLP, and debt buyer, New Century Financial Services, Inc., are now barred from their practices of deceiving and intimidating consumers, such as filing lawsuits without verifying the validity of debts in question.

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