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Recent articles by David:

After Northeast flooding, insurance woes swamp residents

As residents across the Northeast U.S. recover from the catastrophic flooding from recent storms, they are being hit with another unexpected blow: Without flood coverage, their homeowners and renters insurance won't cover their losses → Read More

Lawsuit: Defrocked Cardinal McCarrick abused man in 1980s

Three sex abuse lawsuits filed against a New Jersey diocese and announced Thursday include claims that defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick abused a young man in the 1980s. → Read More

Search resumes for 2 missing after car swept away in storm

As residents and businesses across New Jersey spent the holiday weekend trying to clean up damage from last week’s storm, rescue workers resumed the search for two friends whose car was caught up in the floodwaters → Read More

Ida flooding: At least 26 dead as deluge slams NY, NJ, Pennsylvania

A stunned U.S. East Coast has woken up to a rising death toll, surging rivers and destruction after the remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped the region with record-breaking rain. → Read More

At least 8 deaths as Hurricane Ida’s remnants hit Northeast

Authorities say at least eight deaths were reported in New York City and New Jersey as relentless rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida sent the New York City area into a state of emergency → Read More

At least 8 deaths as Hurricane Ida’s remnants hit Northeast

The National Weather Service office in New York declared its first-ever set of flash flood emergencies in the region Wednesday night. → Read More

More than a dozen deaths after Ida remnants slam Northeast

Water poured into New York City subway tunnels as catastrophic flooding, which scientists have warned likely will be more common with man-made global warming, came to America’s largest city. → Read More

More than 25 deaths after Ida remnants slam Northeast

Water poured into New York City subway tunnels as catastrophic flooding, which scientists have warned likely will be more common with man-made global warming, came to America’s largest city. → Read More

More than 20 deaths after Ida remnants slam Northeast

Water poured into New York City subway tunnels as catastrophic flooding, which scientists have warned likely will be more common with man-made global warming, came to America’s largest city. → Read More

Ida not done with US yet; hurricane's remnants rip Northeast

Relentless rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida sent the New York City area into a state of emergency early Thursday, as the storm carried into New England with threats of more tornadoes. → Read More

Death toll rises after Ida’s remnants hit Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped historic rain over New York City, with at least nine deaths linked to flooding in the region, as it swamped subway cars and submerged vehicles and homes. → Read More

Ida not done with US yet; hurricane's remnants rip Northeast

Relentless rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida has sent the New York City area into a state of emergency as the storm carried into New England. → Read More

At least 8 deaths as Hurricane Ida’s remnants hit Northeast

At least eight deaths were reported in New York City and New Jersey as relentless rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida sent the New York City area into a state of emergency early Thursday and the storm carried into New England with threats of more tornadoes. → Read More

Cleanup begins in soggy Northeast as Henri plods back to sea

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N. J. (AP) — Residents across the waterlogged Northeast began clearing mud and tearing out sodden carpets Monday after deluges dropped by Tropical Storm Henri, whose remnants threatened further flooding in New England as the system made a slow trek back to the sea. → Read More

Henri hurls rain as system settles atop swamped Northeast

WESTERLY, R. I. (AP) — The slow-rolling storm system named Henri was expected to continue drenching the Northeast with rain Monday with a slated turn to the east from upstate New York back through New England. The National Weather Service in Boston said torrential downpours and renewed flooding were possible, and there was a chance for brief tornados. The storm, now a tropical depression, was… → Read More

Slow-moving storm Henri drenches Northeast US

The tropical storm system Henri brought heavy winds and rain to the Northeast U.S. as it began pummeling the New England coast early Sunday → Read More

Henri hurls rain as system settles atop swamped Northeast

The slow-rolling system named Henri is taking its time drenching the Northeast with rain, lingering early Monday atop a region made swampy by the storm’s relentless downpour. → Read More

2 rail conductors among 3 charged with prescription scheme

Two New Jersey Transit conductors, including one who sits on the board of directors, are among three people charged with running an insurance fraud scheme. → Read More

Largest container ship hits East Coast as ports see surge

The CMA CGM Marco Polo has docked in New Jersey and set a record for the largest container ship to call on the East Coast → Read More

Hindu group paid workers from India $1.20 per hour to build temple, lawsuit says

A lawsuit says workers from marginalized communities in India were lured to New Jersey and forced to work more than 12 hours per day at ultra-low wages to help build a Hindu temple. An FBI spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that agents were at the temple on "court-authorized law enforcement activity." → Read More