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Editorial Roundup: New York

Dec. 01, 2021 18:18 PM EST

New York Post. November 29, 2021. Editorial: New Yorkers shouldn’t have to pay SEVEN TIMES the cost for their schools as other cities As New Yorkers know better than anyone, everything costs more here. But seven times more? Alas, yes — at least...

FBI looks at land near NJ landfill for Jimmy Hoffa's remains

Nov. 19, 2021 16:21 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The decadeslong odyssey to find the remains of Jimmy Hoffa, a tenacious leader of the Teamsters union, apparently has turned to land next to a former New Jersey landfill that sits below an elevated highway. The FBI obtained a search warrant to...

Police cleared in killing suspects at kosher market shootout

Nov. 17, 2021 13:29 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A grand jury in New Jersey has cleared numerous police officers who killed two suspects in an 2019 shootout at a kosher market that left a detective and three people dead . The state Attorney General's Office on Wednesday announced the panel...

New sentencing hearing ordered in slaying of father of 11

Sep. 27, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new sentencing hearing has been ordered for a New Jersey man originally sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in a stabbing death that occurred when he was a teenager. NJ.com reports that an appeals court said Monday that the...

Officials: NJ officer caught child dropped from balcony

Sep. 19, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer safely caught a one-month-old baby dropped off a second-floor balcony over the weekend, authorities said. The Hudson County prosecutor's office said Officer Eduardo Matute was among those called to the Jersey City...

Police officer admits bid to sexually assault 2 young girls

Sep. 16, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey police officer admitted Thursday that he traveled to Atlantic City earlier this year in a bid to sexually assault two young girls. Stephen Wilson, 34, a Bayonne resident who served on the Jersey City force, pleaded guilty to...

Former inmate gets 43 months in drone smuggling scheme

Sep. 14, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former inmate at a federal prison in New Jersey was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years for his role in a scheme to use drones to smuggle contraband. Jason “Juice” Arteaga-Loayza, 30, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy...

Woman adopts 3 nephews after sister dies of COVID-19

Sep. 11, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Sick with COVID-19 in a hospital bed, pregnant with her third child and anticipating the worst, Jackie Gonzalez penned a letter to her oldest son. “My dearest Jacob,” it began. “I thought we would have forever together. But forever isn’t as...