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10/30/2014
South Plainfield home invasion may be connected to two others in Old Bridge
Police are investigating a third home invasion robbery in Middlesex County in less than ten days.  The latest took place on Tuesday night in South Plainfield.  Police say suspects entered a rear door during the early evening hours and robbed a family.  Two home invasion robberies occurred earlier this month in Old Bridge.  In the first, children were in the home and a resident was injured in the second.  Old Bridge Police Capt. Robert Weiss Jr. says there is a strong possibility the crimes in both towns were committed by the same suspects.
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10/30/2014
Police say Woodbridge H.S. student threatened to bring weapon to school
Police have arrested a 17-year-old Woodbridge High School student after they say he threatened to bring a weapon to school.  Police have not released the teen's name because of his age.  A police spokesperson says the student was arrested yestedrday on charges of making false public alarm, unlawful possession of a weapon and making terroristic threats.  The school superintendent's office emailed parents that students were not in any danger.
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10/30/2014
Sweeney criticizes Christie at Perth Amboy Sandy anniversary event
State Senate President Steve Sweeney is criticizing Governor Christie's administration over its handling of the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, doing so at a news conference in Perth Amboy.  Sweeney was there yesterday touting his Sandy Bill of Rights, and says just a fraction of the federal aid given to the state has been distributed to those in need and Christie has failed to implement an integrity-monitor program aimed at maintaining transparency.  The program is operational, but Sweeney says important information has been left out of its reports.  Sweeney's Sandy Bill of Rights legislation failed after the Senate didn't override the Governor's conditional veto this year.  The Democrat says many storm victims still haven't returned to their homes or been given ...
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10/30/2014
Another attempted robbery of a Rutgers student in New Brunswick
Police are looking for the man who held up a Rutgers University student at gunpoint on the College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick.  Police say the student was walking on Mine Street near Union Street when he was approached by the man on Tuesday night.  The student said the man displayed a gun and demanded anything of value. When the student said he didn't have anything, the man fled.  The incident comes ten days after a student was assaulted and robbed by two males in front of Ford Hall on the College Avenue campus.
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10/30/2014
AAA seeks data on Port Authority toll hikes
A judge is considering whether to force the Port Authority to release internal documents that guided the decision to raise tolls on bridges and tunnels.  The Triple-A of New York and North Jersey sued the Port Authority after the agency implemented four-year, phased-in hikes in 2011 that raised toll rates by more than 50 percent. The parties argued in court in Manhattan Wednesday.    AAA claims the increases were illegal because they were to be used partly to cover redevelopment of the World Trade Center and weren't solely for transportation-related projects. They claim the Port Authority changed its story after the lawsuit was filed.  The Port Authority says it has produced financial documents that show the hikes were needed for capital ...
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