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South Jersey rabbi’s SUV fire under investigation

9-30-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials in Atlantic City are investigating a fire in a southern New Jersey rabbi's sport utility vehicle. The vehicle was engulfed in flames outside the Rodef Sholom Synagogue on Thursday, the start of the Jewish new ...

Fire damages Hackensack church

9-29-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Forty parishioners escaped unharmed after a fire started in a Hackensack church. The fire was reported in Mount Holiness Temple around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Fire Capt. Robert McClintock tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1rEv4o4 ...

Lawyer to appeal to high court on gay conversion

9-12-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for people seeking to overturn New Jersey's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy says he will petition the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. Gov. Chris Christie signed the law last year banning the therapy for ...

9/11 service at church near World Trade Center

9-11-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Worshippers gathered at a church near ground zero to reflect and honor the dead. Mona Bhow (boh) of New York goes to St. Paul's Chapel every year on 9/11. Bhow said tearfully that the anniversary "brings back horrible memories." ...
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Camden Diocese to Sell Senior Facilities

8-28-14
The Catholic Diocese of Camden has lost money at its senior facilities and is now looking for buyers.

Camden Diocese seeks to sell nursing homes

8-27-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Camden Diocese is seeking to sell its three nursing homes. The diocese says insufficient Medicaid reimbursements created a $6 million shortfall last year. In a statement, Bishop Dennis Sullivan says the current nursing-home ...

Jerusalem police search for missing US student

8-26-14
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A congressman is joining with the family of a New Jersey man who disappeared in Israel to call for his safe return. U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, a Republican from New Jersey, joined a news conference Tuesday in Lakewood, where ...

New Jersey priest accused of sexual contact

8-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Trenton Diocese has suspended a priest after he was accused of having sexual contact with a teenage boy. Authorities arrested the Rev. Romannilo Apura at his residence at St. Martha Parish in Point Pleasant on Thursday. The ...

New Jersey man removes Islamic group-linked flag

8-14-14
GARWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has taken down a black flag with Arabic letters he's been flying outside his home for 10 years after complaints arose on Twitter about its association with Islamic militants. Mark Dunaway tells News 12 New ...

Bishop names new leaders for NJ seminary

8-13-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark's archbishop has appointed two new leaders to New Jersey's St. Andrew's Hall at Seton Hall University. The Rev. John Chadwick will succeed Rev. Mark O'Malley as rector of the college seminary. O'Malley recently requested ...