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New Jersey woman sues over ’8THEIST’ license plate

4-18-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman claims she was denied a license plate proclaiming herself to be an atheist because it might be considered offensive. Shannon Morgan said in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that the Motor Vehicle Commission ...

End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

4-16-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates are applauding the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror threats. But ...

Flock calls on Newark archbishop to sell home

4-14-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A petition with more than 22,000 signatures calls on Newark Archbishop John Myers to sell his retirement home that he's expanding with a $500,000 addition. The group Faithful America collected the signatures online. Myers ...

NJ man faces charges stemming from gang initiation

4-9-14
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a New Jersey man of trying to lure Orthodox Jewish women as part of a gang initiation. Lakewood police have charged 18-year-old Rafael Laurano-Flores with obstruction, resisting arrest, bias ...
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Suit Claims Newark Archdiocese Failed to Pay Taxes on Monuments

3-31-14
The Monument Builders of New Jersey president claims the Newark Archdiocese is taking away business while not paying taxes on monuments as it should.

Muslim group to appeal ruling on police spying

3-21-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A group of Muslims from New Jersey is appealing a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department over its surveillance of Muslims. Attorneys with Muslim Advocates and the Center for ...

NJ man out of priesthood after court order broken

3-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been officially removed from the priesthood after admitting he violated a court order against unsupervised contact with minors. Fifty-three-year-old Michael Fugee had agreed in November to seek laicization ...
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Archbishop Myers’ Retirement Home Draws Ire of Some Catholics

3-6-14
Several Catholic parishioners are upset with what they say are lavish accommodations for Archbishop John Myers' retirement home.

NY man pleads guilty in NJ in alleged divorce ring

3-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Brooklyn man has admitted to traveling to New Jersey to coerce a Jewish man to give his wife a religious divorce - called a 'get' - through threats of violence. The U.S. attorney's office says David Hellman pleaded guilty ...
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Ukranian Church Leader: NATO Military Would Cause Devastation in Ukraine

3-3-14
Ukrainian Orthodox Church Primate Metropolitan Antony said that sending NATO military forces to Ukraine would cause unnecessary devastation to the country.