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  1. Sex-abuse survivor: Catholic Church can't be trusted to fix crisis, N.J. lawmakers should step inRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 2 |

    In recent weeks you have most likely learned that one of the most prominent Catholic Church officials, then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick , faces a credible and substantiated allegation of sexually abusing a minor. Since then, others have come forward disclosing how he used his position and authority to sexually abuse seminarians, priests and at least one other child.


  2. Murphy 'sickened' by clergy sex abuse. But he stops short of calling for statewide...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 1 | The Jersey Journal

    Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday he's "sickened" by everything he's read regarding sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church. But he won't say whether the New Jersey should impanel a grand jury to investigate the decades of crimes and cover-ups in the state.


  3. Man charged with importing endangered scorpions, millipedes though the mailRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    Middlesex County postal employees knew something was wrong when they spotted millipedes and scorpions crawling around a mail truck and inside the post office three summers ago. The critters were the work of Wlodzimie Lapkiewicz, a Metuchen man arrested Thursday on federal charges accusing him of smuggling the endangered species into the country, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced.


  4. Will the names of all N.J. Catholic priests accused of abuse be released?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 |

    The release this week of a Pennsylvania grand jury report graphically detailing Catholic clergy abuse that was allowed to go on for decades has raised new questions about the willingness of the church to let go of its secrets. The grand jury report named some 300 Catholic priests who allegedly molested more than 1,000 children over a 70 year time span.


  5. 25-year-old ID'd as person struck, killed by NJ Transit trainRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 |

    Paul Fair, of Plainfield, was hit by a Northeast Corridor train near the Metuchen station around 6:30 p.m, according to NJ Transit. The engineer of the westbound train was also treated for injuries.


  6. NJ Transit trains delayed, canceled (again!) Friday morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    On Friday morning, riders on the Northeast Corridor are facing 45 minutes because a train became disabled near the Metuchen station. Eastbound trains are skipping Metuchen as of 8:35 a.m. so passengers who want to get off there will have to continue to Metropark and then board a westbound train for one stop.


  7. Service suspended after person is struck and killed by NJ Transit trainRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    New Jersey Transit service along the Northeast Corridor line is temporarily suspended Thursday morning after a person was struck and killed by a train. Service remains suspended between Metropark and Trenton as of 7:30 a.m. after train 3701 hit someone in the area of the Metuchen station at 6:30 a.m..


  8. How should priests report sex abuse by priests? N.J. diocese asks after McCarrick scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    One of New Jersey's Catholic dioceses is bringing together a group of senior advisers to consider changing how priests can report sexual misconduct by fellow priests , church officials said Tuesday. Bishop James Checchio, head of the Diocese of Metuchen, said the recent resignation of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has raised questions about whether his diocese needs to make big changes.


  9. I hope Pope Francis will be as bold with sex abuse as he was with death penalty decreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2018 |

    Pope Francis this week called for the complete abolishment of the death penalty . It was a salve at the end of an otherwise tough week for Catholics.


  10. How former Cardinal McCarrick's legacy is being dismantled, award by awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 |

    In his 60 years as a priest, former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick racked up enough honors, awards and honorary degrees to fill a trophy case. McCarrick was given at least nine honorary degrees by colleges and universities, including Saint Peter's, Fordham, Georgetown and Notre Dame.


  11. Pope accepts Cardinal Theodore McCarrick's resignation after allegations of sex abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2018 |

    Pope Francis has accepted U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick's offer to resign from the College of Cardinals following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy, and ordered him to conduct a "life of prayer and penance" in a home to be designated by the pontiff until a church trial is held, the Vatican said Saturday. Francis acted swiftly after receiving McCarrick's letter of resignation Friday evening, after recent weeks have brought a spate of allegations that the 88-year-old prelate in the course of his distinguished clerical career had sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians.


  12. N.J. revenue forecasts: Facts before consensus | EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    Three heads are usually better than one, but the maxim might not apply for certifying how much revenue New Jersey has for its annual budget. State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester, is itching to take that sole power from the governor, who, under the current constitution, is the last word about revenue -- along with his or her administration's tech and forecasting types.


  13. Person struck, killed by NJ Transit train near Metropark stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 |

    Service on New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor train line is partially suspended after a person was struck and killed near the Metropark station on Tuesday morning. Northeast Corridor Line service is suspended in both directions between Metuchen and Rahway due to a trespasser fatality near Metropark.


  14. Coyote possibly to blame for deaths of 2 baby deer at high schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    A coyote is "possibly" to blame for the death of two young deer at North Jersey high school, authorities say. "Earlier this week, two deer fawn were killed near the High School by what appears to have been at least one coyote," the statement said.


  15. Cardinal McCarrick accused of sexually abusing N.J. boy, report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    A man whose family was close to Cardinal Theodore McCarrick says the church leader sexually abused him for 20 years beginning when the boy was 11 years old in New Jersey, according to a report in the New York Times. The man, identified only as James, said he was baptized by at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Tenafly by McCarrick when he was a newly-ordained priest.


  16. What's it pay to work for Gov. Phil Murphy? The salaries of top staffers in N.J. governor's officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 |

    And this month, many of the people who run New Jersey government day to day will get a big raise. About 30 employees from Murphy's administration and top staff from Republican and Democratic offices of the Senate and Assembly will see bumps of more than $30,000 a year.


  17. Making sense of potential Odell Beckham-Giants standoff, recapping minicamp | PODCASTRead the original story

    Jun 19, 2018 |

    When Giants head coach Pat Shurmur r evealed last week during minicamp that wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had been medically cleared to practice, he inadvertently may have set the stage for a summer contract standoff. Beckham, of course, is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and Shurmur's revelation took away any ambiguity about the wide receiver's health should he opt not to take the field when training camp begins on July 25 at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.


  18. Baseball Top 20, June 7: Public schools at Nos. 1, 2 & 3 lead long list of changesRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2018 |

    As expected, last week yielded some major results that shock up's rankings. From perennial powerhouses dropping out to unexpected teams jumping in, there was a ton of movement through the Top 20. 20-Raritan Last week: Unranked The Rockets make their debut in the Top 20 after another masterful pitching effort by senior Nick Johnston in the Group 2 semifinals Tuesday.


  19. Boys Tennis: Rohan Singh, Mountain Lakes' third singles, makes...Read the original story

    Jun 4, 2018 |

    Rohan Singh is a fan of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, but says he's no upset-minded Cinderella story. The third singles player from Mountain Lakes defeated Woodbridge's Noah Monsanto, a 17-32 seed, 6-3, 6-1, in the fourth round of the NJSIAA state singles tournament on Monday at Mercer County Park in West Windsor.


  20. Giants' Odell Beckham a no-show as OTAs begin Week 3Read the original story

    Jun 4, 2018 |

    Beckham did not show up Monday for the Giants ' seventh of 10 voluntary organized team activities, marking the fourth straight practice he has missed. He attended the first three OTAs as well as the three days of a voluntary pre-draft minicamp.


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