Tag: pastoral security

Officials pledge federal resources for investigation into temple firebombing, bias crimes

| January 13, 2012 | 0 Comments



PARAMUS — Federal elected officials from North Jersey and across the state pledged resources in the investigation into the firebombing of a Rutherford synagogue at a meeting convened to discuss safety at Jewish temples Thursday night. Rabbi Nosson Schuman joined members of New Jersey's Congressional delegation and local officials as he recounted the early-morning attack […]




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Officials, community leaders urge vigilance from Bergen County residents after firebombing of Rutherford synagogue

| January 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



HACKENSACK — Officials and community leaders in Bergen County are calling for a "higher level of awareness" from area residents after a series of bias crimes on Jewish temples, including the firebombing of a synagogue Wednesday. "I don't think that this is the type of offense that we should just have a higher level of […]




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Prosecutor: Rutherford synagogue was firebombed in attempted murder

| January 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



RUTHERFORD — Arsonists threw Molotov cocktails into the windows of an Orthodox synagogue while the rabbi and his family slept inside early this morning, authorities said. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli today told reporters Congregation Beth El on Montross Avenue was firebombed by one or more arsonists who threw multiple explosive devices into the temple […]




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With custodian convicted of murder, family of slain Chatham priest breaths sigh of vindication

| December 25, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM BOROUGH — For six weeks, they listened to statements in which Jose Feliciano described their relative as a predatory priest who forced him into an unwanted sexual relationship. Thursday, they felt vindicated when a jury convicted the former Chatham church custodian of murder, rejecting his contention that he stabbed the Rev. Edward Hinds in […]




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Nun who counseled defendant expected to testify in trial of slain Chatham priest

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM — A nun who counseled Jose Feliciano and his wife is expected to be among the witnesses this week as court officials hope to finish testimony in the former church custodian’s trial in the slaying of a Chatham priest. Feliciano will be on the witness stand in Morristown again Monday for a sixth day, […]




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Supporters come to St. Margaret of Scotland to show love for beaten priest

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



Rick Voris lives in Crestwood now, but he still comes regularly to St. Margaret of Scotland Church, his childhood parish, to listen to the man who baptized one of his daughters and buried both his parents. Voris, 59, was inside the South Side church again Thursday evening — along with about 300 other people — […]




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Feliciano jury to hear only part of interview he gave two days after killing Chatham priest

| December 6, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM — The jury in the Jose Feliciano murder trial will be hearing only part of a three-hour interview the former church custodian conducted with an investigator two days after the 2009 stabbing of a Chatham priest. Superior Court Judge Thomas Manahan, sitting in Morristown, ruled today that portions of the interview that are “consistent” […]




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Homeless man accused of assaulting OL preacher & threatening to burn church

| December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



A homeless man who slapped a pastor and threatened to blow up the pastor's church has been charged with several crimes including aggravated assault and battery, according to Oak Lawn police. Adam E. Pauplawskas III, 34, of Chicago, was also charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest on Nov. 18, police said. The Rev. Russell […]




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Former janitor admits he ‘grabbed’ cell phone from Chatham priest during fatal struggle

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



MORRISTOWN — Former church custodian Jose Feliciano testified today that he grabbed a cell phone from a Chatham priest who was calling for help as he was being stabbed to death. The admission that could buttress a charge of felony murder against Feliciano came on his fourth day of testimony, as the prosecution aggressively probed […]




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Prosecution looks to poke holes in alleged Chatham priest-killer’s testimony during murder trial

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



MORRISTOWN — The prosecution hammered away at a former church custodian for the second straight day Wednesday, maintaining he gave investigators two different accounts of the event that led to the fatal stabbing of a Chatham priest. Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi accused a nervous and shaky Jose Feliciano of telling two tales, first that […]




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Man On Trial For Killing N.J. Priest Says Clergyman’s Abuse Forced His Hand

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



MORRISTOWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The admitted killer of a New Jersey priest took the stand Monday. The 66-year-old former church custodian shocked the courtroom when he said that he did it after years of allegedly being abused by the priest, reports CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman. In describing the moment Jose Feliciano said he killed Father […]




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Defense in alleged Chatham priest-killer’s case begins as fellow ex-custodian is called to testify

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM BOROUGH — Trying to present accused killer Jose Feliciano in a sympathetic light, the defense called as a witness today a fellow ex-custodian at St. Patrick Church in Chatham who described himself as a friend of Feliciano. Feliciano is on trial in Superior Court in Morristown on a murder charge in the Oct. 22, […]




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Accused Chatham priest-killer in a hurry the day of stabbing, fellow custodian says

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



MORRISTOWN — A fellow church custodian who worked directly with Jose Feliciano testified today that on the day the parish priest was killed, Feliciano was acting "rushed" at the end of the work day and said he had to leave "quickly" because there was "something he had to take care of." Feliciano left work at […]




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Church considered firing custodian months before alleged stabbing of Chatham priest, official testifies

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM BOROUGH — A church custodian accused of murdering a parish priest in Chatham had been kept on the job out of sympathy, although his supervisor wanted to fire him for poor performance, a church official testified today. The top officials at St. Patrick Church, including the slain Rev. Edward Hinds, didn’t want to fire […]




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Man found with rifle, stolen goods on Auburn church grounds

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



A 23-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he was found hiding on the grounds of an Auburn church, where he allegedly had stashed an AK-47 rifle and other items stolen from a nearby home. A resident of Bridle Court in Auburn called the Placer County Sheriff's dispatch center shortly after 4 p.m. to report […]




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