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Abbott Koloff

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Past articles by Abbott:

Rutgers athletics debt: Here are key takeaways from investigative project

After a monthslong investigation, the USA Today Network New Jersey found Rutgers athletics racked up $265M in debt, most since joining the Big Ten → Read More

How we did it: reporters uncover $265M in Rutgers athletics debt

Investigative reporters Abbott Koloff and Jean Rimbach discuss the hurdles faced and the thousands of documents they amassed to reveal Rutgers' debt. → Read More

'Takes your breath away': Murphy calls Rutgers athletics' financial woes 'concerning'

The debt includes loans from the university and Big Ten to cover years of annual athletics department operating shortfalls of up to $73 million. → Read More

Mahwah family wants answers after dog's death following grooming appointment

Samson, a 5-year-old Newfoundland, was a healthy dog when he went for a grooming last week. Hours later, he died as his owners sat by his side. → Read More

Here's how details diverge in the telling of 3 alleged police brutality cases in Paterson

Two Paterson officers face federal charges related to the alleged assault of a 19-year-old man that was captured on video. → Read More

Serious accident involving Amazon truck shut down Route 17 in Paramus for over six hours

An accident involving an Amazon Prime tractor trailer and a car closed all lanes on Route 17 North in Paramus for more than six hours early Saturday. → Read More

Newark Archdiocese let priest work after one sex abuse allegation. Now there are 2 more

A second man says he was abused by Kevin Gugliotta within the past 15 years, after the Newark Archdiocese learned of a prior allegation. → Read More

Woman found dead in Carlstadt home after hourslong standoff

Police found the body of a woman inside a Carlstadt house where a man held them off for hours. → Read More

Clifton man allegedly tried to kill store clerk because she is of Mexican descent, police say

A Clifton man was charged with a bias crime along with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a woman because of her race, police said. → Read More

Rutgers first in nation to require on-campus students get COVID vaccine for fall semester

The rule applies to students who take on-campus classes. Faculty and staff will be "strongly urged" to get the vaccine. → Read More

Andover nursing home worker died of COVID because of lack of protective gear, lawsuit says

Mary Beatrice Guerra, a Hudson County resident and mother of three, had worked at the facility for two decades. → Read More

Lawsuit accuses Brooklyn bishop of sex abuse in Jersey City decades ago

The suit accuses Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy at a Jersey City church more than 40 years ago. → Read More

Hydroxychloroquine may have some use to treat COVID after all, NJ study shows

A study by Hackensack Meridian Health shows the controversial anti-inflammatory drug may help people with mild COVID symptoms. → Read More

The Trump-Biden transition is unique

Nixon's allies alleged voter fraud in 1960. Herbert Hoover said FDR's New Deal would "destroy" America. John Adams boycotted Jefferson's inaugural. → Read More

Fascism, socialism, sedition, insurrection, Democrats, Republicans: What does it all mean?

We've heard a lot of words in recent days to define political movements, opponents and actions. Here's a short glossary for our times to help decipher it all. → Read More

Here's what we uncovered this year about Cardinal McCarrick, beach houses and sex abuse

Investigations by The Record and this year examined Cardinal McCarrick's rise to power, and other coverups of abuse and theft. → Read More

Over a year, more than 230 sex abuse suits have been filed in NJ against the Catholic Church

The suits represent more than 240 people who allege they were abused, mainly in the 1970s and 1980s. Many name clerics not previously credibly accused. → Read More

Former NY Giants chaplain accused of sexually abusing Montclair girl as nuns held her down

A former Giants team chaplain is accused in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting a young girl in 1971 as two nuns held her down at a Montclair parish. → Read More

NJ priest is among four McCarrick victims seeking information from Vatican in federal suit

Four people who say they were abused by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick filed a federal lawsuit against the Vatican on Thursday. → Read More

A timeline of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick's rise and fall

McCarrick rose through church posts in New York, New Jersey and Washington for decades, even as the Vatican received allegations of sexual misconduct → Read More