NJ Student Loan Agency To Staff: Don’t Tell Borrowers About Help Unless They Ask

By Annie Waldman, Propublica

It’s yet another obstacle for borrowers from the country’s largest state-based college loan program

Some restaurants have secret menus, special items that you can only get if you know to ask. New Jersey’s student loan program has secret options, too — borrowers may be able to get help from the agency, but only if they know to ask.…

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NJ beleaguered pension system could get a boost under this new pitch

By Samantha Marcus, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

PHILADELPHIA — Just a few miles from the Democratic National Convention, party leaders — including Senate President Stephen Sweeney and one of the campaign’s early presidential candidates — put the big New Jersey problem of public employee pensions center stage.

And Sweeney offered a new path, saying New Jersey’s beleaguered pension system should consider investing in infrastructure projects for more reliable returns.…

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Press: Perth Amboy Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement with Board of Education

The Perth Amboy Federation, AFT Local 857, AFL-CIO and the Perth Amboy Board of Education are pleased to announce that they have reached a tentative agreement for a new three-year contract covering the period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018.

The Federation expects to hold a ratification vote in early September. If the settlement is approved by the members, the Board of Education expects to conduct its vote at its September meeting.…

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