NORML comments on New Jersey cities that won’t permit marijuana sales

Some two-thirds of cities and towns in New Jersey have elected not to permit licensed marijuana retailers, even though more than two-thirds of the Garden State’s voters cast ballots to legalize cannabis. Localities had until last Saturday to decide whether to allow retail operations or to bar them. Those municipalities that have chosen to opt-out are free toContinue reading “NORML comments on New Jersey cities that won’t permit marijuana sales”

It’s a federal crime to buy, use or sell fake vaccine cards… but people are doing it

More than 150 million Americans have been handed a small white card with a federal logo showing that they’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some areas, that card is required to get into concerts, sporting events and workplaces. But the cards can easily be fabricated by fraudsters and are being sold to people whoContinue reading “It’s a federal crime to buy, use or sell fake vaccine cards… but people are doing it”

Two more Capitol Hill terrorists charged

A Texas man and Ohio man were arrested last week for crimes related to the attempted coup d’état at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress held to certify the electoral votes from the presidential election. Steven Cappuccio, 52, of Universal City, Texas, and David Mehaffie, 62,Continue reading “Two more Capitol Hill terrorists charged”

Capitol Police officer cleared in shooting of January 6 insurrection terrorist Ashli Babbitt

After interviewing multiple witnesses and reviewing all the available evidence, including video and radio calls, the United States Capitol Police (USCP) has completed the internal investigation into the fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt, a 35-year-old air force veteran from San Diego who was killed while attempted to overthrow the federal government. USCP’s Office of ProfessionalContinue reading “Capitol Police officer cleared in shooting of January 6 insurrection terrorist Ashli Babbitt”

Gottheimer threatens Biden’s agenda

New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer and eight other conservative corporate Democrats in Congress are trying to upset President Joe Biden’s plans for enacting a multitrillion-dollar domestic program that would invest in long-neglected American needs. Gottheimer, a member of both the Financial Services and Homeland Security committees, is one of Washington DC’s most prolific fundraisers, rakingContinue reading “Gottheimer threatens Biden’s agenda”

A 14-year-old boy fatally shot in Willingboro

A 14-year-old youth was shot and killed while getting gas at a local New Jersey service station at a station over the weekend. Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said the investigation indicates that a vehicle reported stolen pulled up to the pumps of a township gas station shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday. Willingboro Township PublicContinue reading “A 14-year-old boy fatally shot in Willingboro”

Jack Ciattarelli has catching up to do while pandemic, taxes, economy are top concerns

Democratic incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy holds a double-digit lead over Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli in the New Jersey gubernatorial election, according to the Monmouth University Poll. Murphy has a decided edge on the campaign’s top issue – the pandemic – and also holds his own on other key concerns, including taxes and the economy. Few votersContinue reading “Jack Ciattarelli has catching up to do while pandemic, taxes, economy are top concerns”

The worst pipeline disasters of 2020

Four crewmembers on Waymon L. Boyd dredger were killed in an August incident in Corpus Christi, which made our list of the worst pipeline disasters of 2020. A mariner injured in the explosion died from his injuries in December, bringing the incident’s death toll to five. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), aContinue reading “The worst pipeline disasters of 2020”

Cape May lifeguard dies in boating accident

A 16-year-old lifeguard in Cape May, died after he was injured while on duty. Norman V. Inferrera III, 16, of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, died from injuries sustained after he was knocked unconscious when the patrol boat he was rowing in the ocean got broadsided by a wave and flipped over. Inferrera had been rowing the lifeguardContinue reading “Cape May lifeguard dies in boating accident”

Henri leaves New Jersey wet & weary

Tropical Storm Henri slowly moved away from New Jersey after bands of heavy rain overwhelmed storm drains and cars, flooding roads and homes in central New Jersey as Tropical Storm Henri lashed the region on Sunday. Areas that were especially hard hit remain vulnerable to flooding. According to the National Weather Service, as much asContinue reading “Henri leaves New Jersey wet & weary”

Alabama striker’s wife intentionally hit by company man driving a car across picket line

he wife of a striking coal miner was injured when she was intentionally hit by a car operated by a high-level employee of Warrior Met, the Alabama company at which the labor action is being directed The five-month strike is about worker power in America as much as it is about fighting for a justContinue reading “Alabama striker’s wife intentionally hit by company man driving a car across picket line”

UN helping Afghans displaced by Taliban

Despite a prevailing “sense of fear” among vulnerable citizens, UN humanitarian agencies and their partners reiterated a global commitment to the people of Afghanistan on Friday, informing that they are still accessing those in need throughout the country. At least 26,500 people, which includes Afghans and foreign nationals, have been evacuated from Afghanistan since theContinue reading “UN helping Afghans displaced by Taliban”

Donald Trump’s reinstatement as president is another crock of shit Republican fantasy

After MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell made the ridiculously false claim that former President Donald Trump would be back in the White House by August 13, when he was ostensibly due to be reinstated as president, pollsters found that one in five Republicans said they believed that the 2020 election loser would be returned to power.Continue reading “Donald Trump’s reinstatement as president is another crock of shit Republican fantasy”

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy getting rich while bankrupting U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service will pay $120 million over the next five years to a major logistics contractor that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy previously helped lead and with which his family maintains financial ties, according to DeJoy’s financial disclosure statements and a federal contracting database. The new contract will deepen the Postal Service’s relationship withContinue reading “Postmaster General Louis DeJoy getting rich while bankrupting U.S. Postal Service”

CDC to only tracks breakthrough infections that lead to hospitalization or death

by Jenny Deam and Bianca Fortis | ProPublica Meggan Ingram was fully vaccinated when she tested positive for COVID-19 early this month. The 37-year-old’s fever had spiked to 103 and her breath was coming in ragged bursts when an ambulance rushed her to an emergency room in Pasco, Washington, on Aug. 10. For three hoursContinue reading “CDC to only tracks breakthrough infections that lead to hospitalization or death”

International Atomic Energy Agency facility will help tackle nuclear terrorism

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, broke ground for a new facility that will help strengthen the ability of countries around the world to tackle nuclear terrorism in areas such as the illegal trafficking of nuclear material and the physical protection of facilities and major public events. TheContinue reading “International Atomic Energy Agency facility will help tackle nuclear terrorism”

New Jersey absolves corporations largely responsible for the opioid crisis

Four drug companies that made $665 billion last year are settling claims that they bear responsibility for the opiate epidemic for about $26 billion to be paid over 18 years, or about 0.2% of their revenues. New Jersey intends to join nationwide settlement agreements with New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson and the country’s three largestContinue reading “New Jersey absolves corporations largely responsible for the opioid crisis”

Trump supporter demands free health care while claiming to have bomb at U.S. Capitol

After a standoff that lasted several hours, authorities in Washington, D.C. have identified the man who claimed to have an explosive outside the Library of Congress as Floyd Ray Roseberry. Roseberry surrendered to police shortly after 2 p.m., he was taken into custody without further incident, and multiple charges are pending against him. Roseberry, 49,Continue reading “Trump supporter demands free health care while claiming to have bomb at U.S. Capitol”

5 Things Everyone Should Know About the Coronavirus Outbreak

Advice is changing as the Delta variant spreads across the country. COVID-19 upended daily life in the United States as SARS-CoV-2, the virus spreading the disease, caused surges in infections across the country. After more than a year of adjusting to strict guidelines, many Americans have gotten vaccines and started to resume a more normal life.Continue reading “5 Things Everyone Should Know About the Coronavirus Outbreak”

Cancer death rates continue to decline

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men and women for all racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, the product of a collaboration among the American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Cancer Institute, and NorthContinue reading “Cancer death rates continue to decline”