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FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, file photo shows Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio as Pope Francis, right, arrives at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. DiMarzio, already under a church investigation for alleged sex abuse, has been accused by a second man who says he was molested in the 1970s. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, Pool)

Brooklyn bishop accused by second man of sex abuse

Jun. 4, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Roman Catholic bishop of Brooklyn, already under a church investigation for alleged sex abuse, has been accused by a second man of abuse in the 1970s, when the bishop was a parish priest in New Jersey. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio “repeatedly sexually abused” Samier Tadros...

Prosecutor: Mother, daughter may have died of gunshots

Jun. 2, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The deaths of a New Jersey mother and her 6-year-old daughter are considered suspicious and are believed to have been due to gunshot wounds, authorities said Tuesday. A relative found Sushmiba Bardhan, 36, of West Orange and the girl Sunday in their Suzan Court apartment, the Essex...

LL Bean awards grants for park projects

May. 30, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean is awarding grants for creation and improvement of outdoor spaces in New Jersey, New York and Vermont. The retailer, in partnership with The Trust for Public Lands, announced the $50,000 grants for each of the projects. In Newark, New Jersey, the grant will help create an...

3 wounded in Newark street shooting; Motive not yet known

May. 29, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A street shooting in New Jersey's largest city has left three people wounded, authorities said. Newark police officers responding to reports of shots fired around 8 p.m. Thursday found the victims in the 100 block of Scheerer Avenue. All three were taken to a hospital and treated for...

Erika Bermudez becomes emotional as she leans over the grave of her mother Eudiana Smith after she was buried in Bayview Cemetery Saturday, May 2, 2020, in Jersey City, N.J., Bermudez was not allowed to approach the gravesite until after cemetery workers had buried her mother completely; other members of the family and friends stayed in their cars. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

AP PHOTOS: Funerals become lonely affairs amid pandemic

May. 27, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mohammad Altaf, the generous spirit. Eudiana Smith, the trailblazer. Servius Collin, the caretaker. All were taken by COVID-19. And in death, all were robbed of the funerals they deserved. As the coronavirus pandemic worked its way toward 100,000 U.S. deaths, a wave of shaken...

1 dead, 7 injured in Newark house fire

May. 23, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A late-night fire spread quickly through a three-story home in Newark, killing a man and injuring a child and six other people, authorities said. More than 70 firefighters worked to put out the blaze reported around 11 p.m. Friday, authorities said in a statement, according to

NFL player sues United over incident with another passenger

May. 21, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An NFL player is suing United Airlines, saying he was harassed and sexually assaulted by an intoxicated female passenger on a red-eye flight in February. The player said in a lawsuit that soon after boarding the cross-country flight, a woman sitting in the same row confronted him over a...

Guard Olaniyi decides to transfer from Stony Brook to Miami

May. 17, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Guard Elijah Olaniyi has decided to transfer from Stony Brook to the University of Miami. Olaniyi announced his decision Sunday on Twitter. He's expected to sit out the 2020-21 season and has one year of eligibility. The 6-foot-5 Olaniyi, who is from Newark, New Jersey, started 64...

In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020 photo, people walking on the boardwalk in Belmar, N.J. as the town prepared for the summer season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to issue guidelines on Thursday, May 14, 2020,  on when and how New Jersey's beaches can begin to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

New Jersey beaches to be reopened, with restrictions

May. 14, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The latest coronavirus-related developments in New Jersey: Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday gave his long-awaited guidance on how New Jersey's shore towns can open their beaches safely in time for Memorial Day weekend, as the state continued to edge cautiously forward during the COVID-19...

Firefighters rescue residents trapped in apartment building

May. 14, 2020 9:33 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters rescued several residents who were trapped when a fast-moving fire roared through an apartment building in New Jersey's largest city early Thursday, authorities said. Firefighters responded to the blaze in Newark around 1:40 a.m. The fire apparently started in a...