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NJ NEWS COMMONS: WHAT'S ON THOSE TRAINS?

July 30, 2015

Local Beat is NJ News Commons’ weekly roundup of the best and most topical reporting from local news sites around New Jersey.


The Delaware River Keeper Network is providing the opportunity for the public to learn more about all the crude oil that is currently being moved by CSX rail through local townships like Hopewell and Pennington Boroughs. Mary Galioto of MercerMesays the purpose of the August 6 information session is to help prevent spills and increase awareness and preparedness in the event of an emergency. 
 
IN DARK OF NIGHT, OFF-DUTY TROOPER FIRES AT UNARMED TEENS
Three young adults were heading to a friend's house in Sparta earlier this week after a graduation party, but they went to the wrong house. After knocking and ringing the doorbell several times, they found themselves face-to-face with an angry off-duty NJ State Trooper. They tried to flee, but the officer fired three shots from his pistol at their vehicle, striking one of the tires. The young men called the police to report the shooting but instead of receiving assistance, they were arrested. Jennifer Dericks of TAP into Sparta has been covering the story as it continues to unfold. 

COURT TAVERN, A ROCK AND ROLL LANDMARK, CLOSES INDEFINITELY
The Court Tavern in New Brunswick has long been considered a staple of the city's once-thriving underground music scene. Now, Mike Montemarano of New Brunswick Today says the venue has been closed indefinitely as newspapers continue to pile up outside the doors. Owner Michael Barrood says he plans to sell or rent the landmark venue, which served as the birthplace of international punk rock icons Patti Smith and the Smithereens, as well as The Gaslight Anthem and Screeming Females.

FORMER SEMI-PRO WRESTLER CHARGED IN RITE-AID ROBBERY
The scene in Haddonfield last month was a strange one, when a man dressed in construction gear and carrying a traffic cone entered the local Rite-Aid and proceeded to rob the place. Matt Skoufalos of NJ Pen says the suspect, arrested earlier this week, is none other than former semi-pro wrestler Donald Hart – otherwise known by his stage name, "Reckless Donnie Hart."

FOUR NJ TRANSIT CONDUCTORS ARRESTED FOR SELLING STOLEN TICKETS
Four NJ Transit conductors were arrested this week and charged with commercial bribery, official misconduct, and theft for allegedly reselling stolen train tickets. The Village Green says the four men would collect the tickets from passengers but, instead of cancelling them, they would just re-bundle the tickets and sell them back to commuters at a significant discount. 



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