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7/24/2014
A Sayreville man faces 30 years for gun possession and eluding police
     A Sayreville man has been convicted on charges of gun possession and eluding police in connection with a traffic stop last year in Bound Brook.  30-year-old Dominick Coleman faces 30 years in prison when sentenced at a later date.  Coleman was found guilty Wednesday in Middlesex County Superior Court... of pulling away from an officer who tried to pull him over, then crashing the vehicle into a gate on West Main Street.  Coleman fled on foot and left behind a handgun.
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7/24/2014
A New Brunswick man is accused of lying about a carjacking
     Authorities say a New Brunswick man lied when he claimed he had been carjacked by someone who then crashed his vehicle into several parked cars.  Union County prosecutors announced Wednesday that 29-year-old Darwin Edward of the Hub City has been charged with insurance fraud and false swearing.  His bail was set at $35,000.  He could face several years in prison if convicted.  The charges stem from an April 2013 accident in Plainfield.  Prosecutors say Edward claimed someone carjacked his Lexus SC400 sports coupe and drove off in it, striking several cars and wrecking his vehicle.  They say the matter ultimately cost his insurance company about $30,000 in claims.
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7/24/2014
Woodbridge towing firm must pay $13,000 for overcharging
     A settlement with the state has left a Woodbridge towing firm to pay $13,000 to settle allegations of charging excessive towing and storage fees when removing cars from private parking lots in the township.  Scott Flowers Towing - also known as Scott's Towing - will pay nearly $2,400 restitution to 26 consumers whose vehicles were towed, after a consumer complaint was filed two years ago.  The state contends the company's signs didn't disclose the entire charge for towing.
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7/24/2014
Pro-Israel rally planned in Bergen County Thursday night
     The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey will hold a solidarity rally for Israel Thursday night at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, with increased security.  Speakers will include religious and political leaders.  The rally comes as Israeli forces and Hamas militants fight over the Gaza Strip.  Bags will be checked at the door and people are encouraged to leave them at home.
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7/24/2014
A new chairman is approved for the beleaguered Port Authority
     There's a new chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and John Degnan has taken over, after formally being approved by the agency's Board of Commissioners Wednesday.  The former New Jersey attorney general replaces David Samson, who resigned in March.  Samson has been the focus of criminal investigations into Port Authority contracts with companies connected to his law firm.  The Port Authority has been under heightened scrutiny since the bridgegate scandal.  Degnan's first official act was to change the arrangement of the furniture in the board room, so the executive and deputy executive director faced the public instead of sitting with their backs to them.
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