Third Passaic County shooting kills man

A man was killed outside the city housing complex where he’d lived, shortly before dawn Sunday, in the third Passaic County shooting in a week. Donyell Coley, who was struck several times, arrived at St. Mary’s Hospital in a private vehicle at 5:50 a.m. and was pronounced dead about 45 minutes later, said Passaic CountyContinue reading “Third Passaic County shooting kills man”

New Jersey lawmaker tried to make it illegal to lie in order to have sex with someone

People can get away with tricking others to engage in sex by completely fabricating everything about themselves and in most places, there are no repercussions for this kind of lying. One New Jersey lawmaker’s effort to outlaw that behavior petered out after a single try, with legislation that languished in committee and was not re-introducedContinue reading “New Jersey lawmaker tried to make it illegal to lie in order to have sex with someone”

Passaic County Surrogate charged in attempted $600,000 estate scam

Passaic County Surrogate Bernice Toledo has been criminally charged for allegedly falsifying a judgment she filed in order to make an improper appointment of an estate administrator. Toledo, 51, of Wayne, N.J., was charged on Aug. 26, by complaint-summons with fourth-degree falsifying or tampering with records by the Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity andContinue reading “Passaic County Surrogate charged in attempted $600,000 estate scam”

Bidens pay respect to fallen heroes

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will meet today with the families of the 13 U.S. troops killed in Thursday’s suicide attack near the Kabul Airport. The remains of the fallen troops—who Biden called “heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice”—are slated to return to U.S. soil at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.Continue reading “Bidens pay respect to fallen heroes”

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst prepares to shelter for up to 9,500 Afghan evacuees

New Jersey will launch a task force to assist refugees, and Philadelphia is seeking volunteers to help with translation. “Task force personnel at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst prepared to welcome vulnerable Afghans in support of the State Department efforts,” said a statement from the base. “Last night, the task force welcomed the first group of AfghansContinue reading “Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst prepares to shelter for up to 9,500 Afghan evacuees”

Biden Strikes Back

Two ISIS-K bomb plotters killed by US drone attack Following orders issued by President Joe Biden, the U.S. military conducted an unmanned drone strike in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan — to the east of Kabul — which killed two ISIS-K individuals who were known to be responsible for planning and facilitation activities within the organization, theContinue reading “Biden Strikes Back”

Another January 6 terrorist indicted

A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, man was indicted Wednesday, August 25, 2021, for crimes related to attempted coup d’état on Jan. 6, in which a violent mob breached the U.S. Capitol and disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election. Ryan Samsel,Continue reading “Another January 6 terrorist indicted”

Trump prevented Afghan visa lottery winners now stuck in Kabul from entering the U.S.

by Dara Lind | ProPublica Fakhruddin Akbari is allowing his full name to be published because he is certain he is going to die. Akbari, his wife and his 3-year-old daughter fled their home in Kabul, Afghanistan, two weeks ago. They’ve been hiding with friends in the city, living on bread and water. He shouldContinue reading “Trump prevented Afghan visa lottery winners now stuck in Kabul from entering the U.S.”

Robert F. Kennedy’s killer, Sirhan Sirhan, wins parole in his 16th attempt

Sirhan Sirhan, the man convicted of assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy at a Los Angeles hotel more than 50 years ago, was recommended for release by a California parole board Friday, the first step toward making him a free man. The 77-year-old killer, an inmate at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, has been imprisoned forContinue reading “Robert F. Kennedy’s killer, Sirhan Sirhan, wins parole in his 16th attempt”

The Pentagon identified U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan airport suicide bombing

The Pentagon identified the 13 U.S. troops killed in the horrific suicide bombing at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport, which also claimed the lives of at least 170 Afghans. Nine of the 11 Marines killed while they secured the Abbey gate at the perimeter around the Hamid Karzai International Airport came from the same 2nd Battalion/1st MarineContinue reading “The Pentagon identified U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan airport suicide bombing”

NOW-NJ slams Republican

National Organization for Women of New Jersey (NOW-NJ) is alarmed to hear GOP gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli double down on his criticism of the need for public schools to teach gender identity and sexual orientation as part of health education. Ciattarelli and his running mate, former state Sen. Diane Allen, and their allies — haveContinue reading “NOW-NJ slams Republican”

After a decade of slow progress, EPA takes over Raritan Bay Slag Superfund site cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking over the completion of design plans to support a portion of the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund site cleanup from NL Industries. The agency said this move will ensure the design is completed in a technically sound manner that will lead to a successful cleanup of the Raritan BayContinue reading “After a decade of slow progress, EPA takes over Raritan Bay Slag Superfund site cleanup”

Afghanistan exit goes on after suicide attack

Despite a suicide attack near the entrance to Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai International Airport that killed 13 U.S. service members and injured others, the “noble mission” to evacuate American and eligible Afghans out of the country will continue, said the Joint Staff deputy director for regional operations. At a press briefing this morning, Army Maj. Gen.Continue reading “Afghanistan exit goes on after suicide attack”

Candidates spent $15 billion in 2020 election

Political spending in the 2020 election totaled $14.4 billion, more than doubling the total cost of the record-breaking 2016 presidential election cycle, according to OpenSecrets’ analysis of Federal Election Commission filings. An independent government watchdog, OpenSecrets previously estimated that the 2020 election would cost around $14 billion, an extraordinary spending figure that would still haveContinue reading “Candidates spent $15 billion in 2020 election”

Bergen County broker charged of tax evasion

A Bergen County man was arrested on four counts of tax evasion. Jason Kronick, 48, of Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, was charged by indictment on Aug. 25, 2021, with three counts of income tax evasion and one count of employment tax evasion. He made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge André M. Espinosa inContinue reading “Bergen County broker charged of tax evasion”

George Floyd’s killers want separate trials

Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights are asking that their federal trials be separated from the trial of Derek Chauvin, who has already been convicted on state murder charges for kneeling on Floyd’s neck as the Black man pleaded for air. Attorneys for J. Alexander Kueng and Tou ThaoContinue reading “George Floyd’s killers want separate trials”

Pentagon plans to house 50,000 Afghan refugees on US military installations

As part of Operation Allies Refuge, the Defense Department is building capacity to house up to 50,000 Afghan evacuees on seven different military installations across the United States according to a general who held a press conference today at the Pentagon. “The request for assistance from the State Department specifically requested that the Department ofContinue reading “Pentagon plans to house 50,000 Afghan refugees on US military installations”

Supreme Court & Congress endanger tenants while bureaucracy delays emergency funds

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, preventing the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The court’s action late Thursday ends protections for roughly 3.5 million people in the United States who face eviction in the nextContinue reading “Supreme Court & Congress endanger tenants while bureaucracy delays emergency funds”

Bipartisan group says Trump meant to incite violence

States United Democracy Center joined Jared Holt, resident fellow of the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) at the Atlantic Council, to file an amicus brief in federal court in Washington, D.C., supporting three cases that allege that then-President Donald J. Trump intended his supporters to violently disrupt Congress’ count of the Electoral votes on JanuaryContinue reading “Bipartisan group says Trump meant to incite violence”

Corporate climate confusion crusade continues

ExxonMobil continues to fight efforts to tackle climate change in the United States, despite publicly claiming to support the Paris climate agreement, an undercover investigation by Unearthed has found. A senior lobbyist for Exxon told an undercover reporter that the company had been working to weaken key aspects of President Joe Biden’s flagship initiative on climate change,Continue reading “Corporate climate confusion crusade continues”