By RICHARD COWEN
for Montclair Local
He didn’t know it then, but Tom Ammiano had just run the race of his life when he finished first for Immaculate Conception High School at a track meet in 1958.
Ammiano describes his then-16-year-old self as skinny, with a high-pitched voice and an effeminate way — and as a fierce competitor who wouldn’t let asthma scare him from running track. When his airways
Mary Joy Morgan filed the lawsuit in Essex County Superior Court on Nov. 24, alleging that the Rev. William Dowd, then the pastor at Immaculate Conception, and Sisters Maria Michael and Alice Bernadette subjected her to sexual abuse and rape over a period of seven years, starting when she was 8 years old.