Taking a Toll


In Middle Township, New Jersey, police arrested two people for protesting Gov. Jon Corzine's plans to increase the use of tolls on state roads. A group had gathered outside Middle Township High School, where Corzine was holding a town hall meeting, when a school administrator asked them to leave. One of the group, former Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan, said the group had a right to protest peacefully on public property. "It's not public property, it's board of education property," the school official replied. Police then ordered the group to move at least a quarter mile from the school. When they refused, police arrested Lonegan and former Atlantic City councilman Seth Grossman for trespassing.