Vatican Clears Brooklyn Bishop of Child Abuse Charges From 1970s

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio still faces two lawsuits based on the allegations, which date to his time as a young priest in Jersey City.

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He’s Still Fighting Developers for the Park His Father Founded

A large, contaminated tract of Liberty State Park in New Jersey will be cleaned and cleared for trails, sports fields and wetlands.

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Homes That Sold for Around $800,000

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

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Far From Paris, the Pompidou Plans an Outpost in Jersey City

Out: the Metro and the Seine. In: the PATH and the Hudson. The Pompidou Center plans to open its first North American satellite museum in a renovated industrial building.

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N.J. Teacher Suspended After Calling George Floyd a ‘Criminal’

The New Jersey high school teacher, Howard Zlotkin, has been suspended with pay after appearing to target Black students in an online class.

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Queens Man Is Charged in 1976 Killing of Pregnant Teenager

Luis Sierra, 63, of Ozone Park, was arrested this week in the killing of Evelyn Colon, a Jersey City 15-year-old whose dismembered remains were found along a riverbank in Pennsylvania, the authorities said.

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Europe’s Deadly Second Wave

Summer vacations led to fall lockdowns. How did the world’s richest club of nations let it happen again?

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Park With Covid Memorial Is Rising on Site of Former Toxic Dump

Hundreds of trees will be planted in a grove at the new Skyway Park — one for every resident of Jersey City who has died of the virus.

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Why Cities Are Finally Showing Skateboarders Some Respect

New York and Jersey City opened or upgraded several skate parks just as the pandemic put a premium on outdoor space.

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They Loved N.Y.C. but Lived in Jersey. The Pandemic Changed That.

Hoboken and Jersey City, often nicknamed the “sixth boroughs” of New York City, have their residents back full time.

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‘It’s Fall! Here We Are!’ A Beloved Chocolate Shop Returns

Lee Sims in Jersey City made it through the shutdown thanks to ingenuity and customer loyalty. It’s back just in time for the busiest season.

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Why I Took My Young Son to Protest

I wanted my 6-year-old to see people standing up for our rights. I felt safe because in our city, the cops are women of color, like his grandma.

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Anti-Semitic Incidents Surged in 2019, Report Says

The Anti-Defamation League reported more than 2,100 anti-Semitic incidents in the United States, a 12 percent jump and the most in any year since it began tracking them four decades ago.

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