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1/30/2015
New Disaster Aid Rules Could Be On The Way
New rules would direct how New Jersey distributes disaster aid. The Assembly has passed a bill that would require the governor to deliver federal aid to disaster victims in proportion to the damage suffered in each municipality. The bill stems from Superstorm Sandy, which destroyed houses and businesses along the coast in October 2012. Lawmakers say many residents in the nine most affected counties have received federal aid, but some residents still have not gotten any help. They also criticized Governor Chris Christie's administration for doling out aid to communities in the state that were hardly hit by Sandy.
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1/30/2015
Edison Municipal Garage Fire
Fire officials say a municipal garage has collapsed after a multi-alarm fire in Edison. No one has been injured. The fire began around 10 p.m. Thursday at the Edison Township Department of Public Works garage on New Durham Road. No one was inside the building and nearby homes weren’t evacuated. It wasn't known what was burning but the building contains fuel tanks, vehicles and tires.
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1/23/2015
Central Jersey gas price slide slows even more
     Falling gas prices in Central Jersey slowed even further this week.  Regular was down 2-cents, after falling just a nickel last week, following six straight weeks of double-digit drops.  Here are the Central Jersey averages, followed by the AAA national average for the week ending January 30th:      Regular - Central Jersey: $1.81, down 2-cents; National:  $2.04, unchanged.       Mid-grade - Central Jersey:  $2.12, down 2-cents; National:  $2.26, unchanged.       Premium - Central Jersey:  $2.29, down 3-cents; National:  $2.44, down 1-cent.      Local averages are calculated using the prices at ten gas stations in Edison, Franklin, New Brunswick, North Brunswick and South Brunswick.  The national average is calculated by using the AAA's fuel gauge report, which can be ...
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1/29/2015
Former AD Pernetti lands position with IMG, Rutgers' sports marketing firm
Former Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti has come full circle – sort of – landing a job with the marketing firm that handles Rutgers University’s athletic sponsorships and radio broadcasts.  Pernetti is the new President of WME-IMG College Multimedia, which handles about 90 schools nationwide, including Rutgers.  Ironically, Pernetti was working on a buyout to escape the last four years of its contract with its previous sports marketer, Nelligan, before he was forced out in nearly three years ago over the Mike Rice scandal.  Since then, he’d taken a job as Chief Business Officer for the New York City FC, Major League Soccer’s expansion franchise in the Big Apple.  But now he’s leaving that post for something more along the ...
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1/29/2015
Grand jury indicts North Brunswick man in fatal shooting of neighbor
A North Brunswick man has been indicted on charges he fatally shot his next-door neighbor in the Belcourt Townhomes at Hidden Lake back in September.  38-year-old Roland Amos faces a murder charge in the death of 43-year-old Brian Hoey, his neighbor on Schmidt Lane.  He also faces weapons, tampering, and hindering apprehension charges.  His live-in girlfriend – 41-year-old Zoraida Rodriguez also faces a hindering charge for trying to help Amos avoid arrest.  The pair was taken into custody after a month-long investigation. 
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