NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The federal government has taken its first step toward increasing the speed of trains along the Northeast Corridor, the nation's busiest passenger rail line.

The federal government announced plans to pour $450 million into upgrading the infrastructure that connects two of New Jersey's most important cities: New Brunswick and Trenton.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Middlesex County police agencies are in possession of 36 assault rifles, according to a report by the New York Times, but it's not immediately clear which agencies have the guns.

Titled Mapping the Spread of the Military's Surplus Gear, the report shows the quantity and selection of military equipment that has been passed on to police departments in every United States county. 

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Business of New Brunswick: The planning of a new restaurant may require months, even years worth of work to perfect the menu, the location, and the many other angles that must be considered before grand opening.

Bruce Jones of Papa Grande Grill on Louis Street did it quicker; developing their unique and affordable Tex-Mex concept in only took three and a half weeks.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Since the August 9 shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old man named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the greater New Brunswick community has been actively organizing peaceful events to protest, organize, and educate about issues of police violence and race relations.

Community leaders scheduled a peaceful march starting at 7pm tonight, August 21.  The march will begin at 211 Woodbridge Avenue in Highland Park and travel along Route 27,  into the City of New Brunswick.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The city's Fire Director Robert Rawls pleaded guilty today to careless driving in connection with a crash that injured three New Brunswick children on May 6.

The courtroom at South Brunswick's Municipal Building played host to the case, due to a perceived conflict of interest due to Rawls role in Mayor James Cahill's cabinet.  Friends and family of the victims, as well as several television news cameras were on hand for the case.

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ—Superintendent of Schools Tim Capone, whose short tenure was dominated by controversy, will soon be resigning his position as part of a mutual agreement reached with the town's Board of Education (BOE).

Capone's resignation was announced at a special meeting held Monday afternoon at 5:30 PM, nearly one year to the day since he was hired.  The resignation will take effect on August 31, officials said.

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