Abbott Koloff NorthJersey Published 11:17 p.m. UTC Aug 1, 2018 A former New Jersey priest is alleging that he was sexually assaulted decades ago by two clergymen who continued working in the Newark Archdiocese after church officials determined his accusations to be believable but unproven. The Rev. Desmond Rossi, a Garwood native, made the explosive assertions during a recent interview in which he discussed his experiences decades ago with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, then head of the Newark Archdiocese, when Rossi was a seminary student. He and other seminarians heard about McCarrick's inappropriate behavior at the time, he said, underscoring questions about how church leaders dealt with sex abuse allegations. In 1988, he said, he considered leaving the Newark Archdiocese because he felt uncomfortable around McCarrick, who resigned from the College of Cardinals last week after allegations surfaced that he had sexually abused boys and adult … [Read more...] about Former NJ priest says he was sexually assaulted by two clergymen in Newark
“This administration has made affordable housing a central pillar of its efforts to make Newark a stronger and more prosperous city for all of our residents.” - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka - (CITY OF NEWARK PRESS OFFICE) Newark Mayor Ras Baraka joined New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Executive Director Charles Richman and Regan Development Corp. representatives at a groundbreaking ceremony for the $23.1 million Carrino Plaza Apartments project Wednesday. The four-story building will feature 60 units of affordable housing and 6,000 square feet of retail space. “This administration has made affordable housing a central pillar of its efforts to make Newark a stronger and more prosperous city for all of our residents,” Baraka said. “Our groundbreaking Affordable Housing Ordinance requires developers to set aside units as affordable housing, and developers are responding favorably to our legislation, seeing the moral and human value in creating … [Read more...] about Newark breaks ground on housing project
We were put in a Newark police SUV with officer Levecy DeOliveira, a three-year veteran of the force and former Navy Corpsman. He was on traffic control, sitting with a radar gun on Frelinghuysen Avenue. He showed us how the dashboard and body cameras worked; how they were automatically activated when he hit the emergency lights. He pulled two cars over within 15 minutes. He ran the plates and a computer screen of information revealed driving record, outstanding warrants, etc. On his way back from the first stop, DeOliveira paused in front of a corner of Astor Street and Sherman Avenue, its own belly of the beast of drug traffic and prostitution. He hit the loudspeaker. “Let’s clean the corner up,” he said, and a group of young men and teens ambled away. A young woman, a street person, pleasantly hollered out to him. He returned pleasantries. “You’ve got to treat everybody like a human,” DeOliveira said. “No matter what their story is, … [Read more...] about Why Newark cops no longer chase every stolen car. We saw how one pursuit went down.
Traveling to Presque Isle, Maine, from New Jersey just got easier. Same with the bustling metropolis of Rapid City, South Dakota. That's because United Airlines has launched nonstop service from Newark Liberty International Airport to both of those remote locations. United, Newark's largest carrier, also now offers service to Elmira, New York. But since Elmira is just a 31/2 hour drive from Newark, it might about as quick to drive considering passengers are advised to get to the airport at least 90 minutes before departure time. How do you improve Newark Airport? Tear it all down United also announced Monday it's added service to similar small locations from major hubs Chicago (O'Hare), Denver, Houston, Los Angles, San Francisco and Washington (Dulles). The Presque Isle flights began July 2. There are two round trips from Newark Monday through Friday and one each on Saturday and Sunday. Presque Isle, a city of about 9,100, is about 15 miles from the Canadian … [Read more...] about United adds 3 new destinations from Newark
The People’s Organization for Progress is hosting the March and Rally for Reparations in Newark Saturday, June 23, at noon Participants will gather at the Lincoln Monument between Springfield Avenue and West Market Street across the street from Essex County College. “No issue like the call for reparations for the crime against humanity that was the Transatlantic Slave Trade illustrates the racial divide in the United States,” P.O.P said in statement. “P.O.P. seeks to be a force to address that divide.” Participants during last year’s march urged the passage of House bill HR-40 sponsored by Congressman John Conyers. The bill would “establish a commission to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery.” P.O.P. recently marked President’s Day by posting a banner on Newark’s Washington Monument calling him a “slavemaster.” Go to www.njpop.org or call 973-801-0001 … [Read more...] about March for reparations set for June 23 in Newark