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News Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey news from The Associated Press

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - The mayors of Newark, Jersey City and Paterson this afternoon plan to layout plans for a joint initiative aimed at violent crime. The program is expected to range from efforts to track criminals from city to city along with gang violence and police manpower initiatives.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - After 11 years over two terms as Mercer County prosecutor, Joseph Bocchini says he's asked Governor Chris Christie not to reappoint him to a third term. Bocchini turned 70 last month. The (Trenton) Times reports it's not clear when Bocchini will leave the post because nobody has been appointed to replace him.

RANDOLPH, N.J. (AP) - Two Randolph teens who had been friends since childhood died in a car crash over the weekend. Jack Timmerman's mother says he and close friend Calvin Verduga were in the back seat of a car that veered off a road Saturday and hit a tree -- killing them and leaving two others in the car injured.

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) - Former reality show star Michael Sorrentino -- also known as the Situation on the show "Jersey Shore" -- is set to appear in court this afternoon on assault charges. Sorrentino was arrested two weeks ago at a Middletown Township tanning club his family owns.

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