NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Two former employees of the New Brunswick Parking Authority were convicted today of official misconduct for failing to report or prevent other employees from stealing thousands of dollars in parking fees, according to a statement from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.

The two convicted are Old Bridge residents Emil Hanna, who worked for the authority since 2001 and made $30,304 annually, and Emad Naguib, who worked for the authority since 2003 and made $26,872.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—It appears more and more likely each day that State Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Metuchen) will be the Democrat party's nominee to run against incumbent Gov. Chris Christie.

And Buono has chosen New Brunswick High School as the location for her to formally kick off her gubernatorial campaign, which has been officially underway since December and in the works for years.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Earlier today, a water main burst forced Rutgers to close their new Barnes & Noble superstore.

A new semester started on Tuesday, but students looking to purchase textbooks at the new store this afternoon were out of luck.  The new campus bookstore opened in August with a built-in Starbuck's coffee shop and the city's first escalator.

Traditionally, the store's busiest times of the year are the first weeks of a new semester.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Today, city voters will, for the first time in history, select candidates to serve on the New Brunswick Board of Education.  Polling places across the city are open for the special election from 7am to 9pm.

Prospective candidates were forced to choose between two open seats on the board, one that will last two years and another that will only last one.  This unique situation led most candidates to pair off and run in teams.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ— City police and emergency medical workers were summoned to 274 Somerset Street at 5:26pm after a caller reported a man had been shot.

Mario Lombardo, a 22-year-old man, was shot in the head and remains in critical but stable condition at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.  Authorities have not yet identified the victim publicly, but friends of his confirmed his identity on the NewBrunswickToday.com Facebook page.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A young man identified by friends as Mario Lombardo was shot in the head Tuesday evening at some point before 7:00pm.  The incident occurred on the block of Somerset Street between James and Alexander Streets, according to neighbors.

Local police refused to comment on the exact location, victim's identity, and status of the investigation.  It is the first gun crime to be publicly reported this year.

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