Religions and Spirituality Top Stories

May 29, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – (Updated 8:16 p.m.) Bruce Olsen, a man who served for many years as a deacon and teacher in the Diocese of Paterson, is facing charges related to possessing and distributing child pornography, according to authorities. The arrest of Olsen, 66, of Allamuchy, was announced recently ...

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GROVEVILLE/YARDVILLE, NJ – Five separate sets of church bells will simultaneously ring out in Hamilton Township on Memorial Day morning for the very first time at exactly 8:30 a.m. as the community marks the 150th year of the Groveville-Yardville parade remembering fallen war heroes. Legend has ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Following a 6-1 city council vote on May 9, with Councilman Sean McKenna voting no, to authorize the planning board to conduct an area in need of redevelopment investigation for the Grace Episcopal Church property to determine if the board finds the property satisfies the Local ...

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Vincent United Methodist Church will gather for worship this Sunday morning, May 29 at 10:00 a.m. on Ascension Sunday. The church is open for worship in the church sanctuary, will be broadcast live from the sanctuary on the church Facebook page, and will be available for Call In. The Chancel ...

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SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Those with loved ones at St. Mary's Cemetery continue to question why their flower tributes were taken from grave sites in April and dumped in a dumpster. "It's like your family member died all over again," Joan Herrmann said. She has been visiting St. Mary's her "whole life." ...

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SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Those with loved ones at St. Mary Cemetery continue to question why their flower tributes were taken from grave sites in April and dumped in a dumpster. "It's like your family member died all over again," Joan Herrmann said. She has been visiting St. Mary's her "whole life." ...

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SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Those with loved ones at St. Mary's Cemetery continue to question why their flower tributes were taken from grave sites in April and dumped in a dumpster. "It's like your family member died all over again," Joan Herrmann said. She has been visiting St. Mary's her "whole life." ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ– Frenel Phanord, a Ridgewood resident, was ordained a transitional deacon earlier this week. Deacon Phanord attends Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. He was ordained by Cardinal Tobin at Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. According to the Archdiocese of Newark’s press ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Hindu Community of Morris County held an exhibition called "Darshana - A Glimpse into the Hindu Civilization'' at Morris County Library on Friday, May 20. This was one of the series of exhibitions HSS, USA is conducting nationwide to give everyone the opportunity to learn about ...

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GROVEVILLE/YARDVILLE, NJ – Five separate sets of church bells will simultaneously ring out in Hamilton Township on Memorial Day morning for the very first time at exactly 8:30 a.m. as the community marks the 150th year of the Groveville-Yardville parade remembering fallen war heroes. Legend has ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Save the Date! Join AAPI Montclair as Edgemont Park is illuminated with thousands of lanterns to remember those killed and harmed by violence and injustice, including anti-Asian hate.  June 5, 2022 6-9 p.m. AAPI Montclair stands together against all forms of hate and celebrate ...

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Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died. Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting ...

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Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died. Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Save the Date! Join AAPI Montclair as Edgemont Park is illuminated with thousands of lanterns to remember those killed and harmed by violence and injustice, including anti-Asian hate.  June 5, 2022 6-9 p.m. AAPI Montclair stands together against all forms of hate and celebrate ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Save the Date! Join AAPI Montclair as Edgemont Park is illuminated with thousands of lanterns to remember those killed and harmed by violence and injustice, including anti-Asian hate.  June 5, 2022 6-9 p.m. AAPI Montclair stands together against all forms of hate and celebrate ...

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Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once ...

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Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Following a 6-1 city council vote on May 9, with Councilman Sean McKenna voting no, to authorize the planning board to conduct an area in need of redevelopment investigation for the Grace Episcopal Church property to determine if the board finds the property satisfies the Local ...

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Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died. Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting ...

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Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died. Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting ...

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Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died. Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting ...

Read more »

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Hindu Community of Morris County held an exhibition called "Darshana - A Glimpse into the Hindu Civilization '' at Morris County Library on Friday, May 20th. This was one of the series of exhibitions HSS, USA is conducting nationwide to give everyone the opportunity to learn ...

Read more »

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died. Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield is holding a solemn vigil this Thursday evening at the Bloomfield Library to honor the memory of the victims of the recent shooting that took place at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.  “Horrific tragedies such as this have an impact far beyond ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Memorial Day Parade’s grand marshal is another first for the township. Not only is the Nutley Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 493 commander the first female, but she is also the first woman grand marshal. The Nutley VFW elected Maria Hamlin commander in ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Memorial Day Parade’s grand marshal is another first for the township. Not only is the Nutley Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 493 commander the first female, but she is also the first woman grand marshal. The Nutley VFW elected Maria Hamlin commander in ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield is holding a solemn vigil this Thursday evening at the Bloomfield Library to honor the memory of the victims of the recent shooting that took place at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.  “Horrific tragedies such as this have an impact far beyond ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – (Updated 8:16 p.m.) Bruce Olsen, a man who served for many years as a deacon and teacher in the Diocese of Paterson, is facing charges related to possessing and distributing child pornography, according to authorities. The arrest of Olsen, 66, of Allamuchy, was announced recently ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The first-ever fully Spanish-speaking class of deacons has been ordained for service in the Diocese of Metuchen – including service in two parishes in New Brunswick. Pedro Sanchez Duval has been ordained to serve at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on Morris Street and Jose Suarez Aular ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Memorial Day Parade’s grand marshal is another first for the township. Not only is the Nutley Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 493 first female commander, but she is also the second woman grand marshal. The Nutley VFW elected Maria Hamlin commander in May ...

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