House fire guts Roselle home

Three adults are homeless after a fire gutted their home on Cavell Street in Roselle. The Roselle community is rallying to help a woman and two men who lost all their possessions in the blaze, which left the house in ruins. The family, consisting of Bernice Thomas, 53, her husband, and their 32-year-old autistic son,Continue reading “House fire guts Roselle home”

58 years after President John F. Kennedy’s death, his idealism & legacy of hope lives on

Monday marks the 58th year anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, who was shot on November 22, 1963, while his motorcade drove through Dallas, Texas. His presidency included a number of foreign affairs accomplishments, as well as tensions related to being leader of the free world during the Cold War. JFK’s legacyContinue reading “58 years after President John F. Kennedy’s death, his idealism & legacy of hope lives on”

Gosar’s siblings celebrate his censure, allege Arizona Republican is a traitor

Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar’s sister, Jennifer Gosar, celebrated her brother’s censure by the House of Representatives for sharing a video depicting him killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden with a pair of swords. Gosar, one of the representatives who rallied Donald Trump’s supporters to use violence to overturn the electionContinue reading “Gosar’s siblings celebrate his censure, allege Arizona Republican is a traitor”

Trump ignites a war within the church

By David Brooks “Over the last 72 hours, I have received multiple death threats and thousands upon thousands of emails from Christians saying the nastiest and most vulgar things I have ever heard toward my family and ministry. I have been labeled a coward, sellout, a traitor to the Holy Spirit, and cussed out atContinue reading “Trump ignites a war within the church”

Biden mourns ‘deadliest year on record’ for transgender Americans

President Joe Biden mourned the loss of transgender Americans to violence and called on leaders and lawmakers to push back against a “disturbing proliferation of discriminatory state legislation” on Saturday, which marked the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. “This year, at least 46 transgender individuals in this country — and hundreds more around the worldContinue reading “Biden mourns ‘deadliest year on record’ for transgender Americans”

Iranian navy seized a ship allegedly smuggling diesel in Persian Gulf

The Iranian navy has seized a foreign ship in the Persian Gulf for allegedly smuggling diesel on November 20, 2021, according to Iranian news media. “A foreign ship, carrying smuggled diesel was seized,” said Colonel Ahmad Hajian, of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps naval forces in the southern city of Parsian. “After the inspection, moreContinue reading “Iranian navy seized a ship allegedly smuggling diesel in Persian Gulf”

This year’s 46 transgender people’s deaths is more than ever before

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation released a report honoring the at least 46 transgender and gender non-conforming people killed so far this year, shining a light on the epidemic of violence. With 46 known deaths since January 1, HRC has officially recorded more violent deaths of transgender and gender non-conforming people than any year sinceContinue reading “This year’s 46 transgender people’s deaths is more than ever before”

National Rifle Association is broken bankrupt, and on borrowed time

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre and the rest of the NRA leadership are on borrowed time after a year of lawsuits, investigations, and personal embarrassments stemming from allegations of gross mismanagement of the organization. During the George Floyd protests in St. Louis, Missouri, when Patricia and Mark McCloskey (pictured above) pointed firearms at unarmedContinue reading “National Rifle Association is broken bankrupt, and on borrowed time”

New Jersey mother charged for alleged murder of her 8-month-old infant

Police arrested a mother from Wallington on murder charges in the death of her 8-month-old infant, and a Paterson man who is believed to have been complicit in the death of the infant. According to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Ashley Roman, 20, and Joshua Delgado, 22, were both taken into custody on Tuesday onContinue reading “New Jersey mother charged for alleged murder of her 8-month-old infant”

Paterson drug dealer faces gun charges

A Passaic County man was charged for illegally possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug distribution, according to U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig. Jessie Mayfield, 59, of Paterson, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, one count of possession withContinue reading “Paterson drug dealer faces gun charges”

Police indicted for assaulting minor

Three current and former Ewing Township Police Department officers were indicted by a grand jury on civil rights charges for their roles in assaulting a minor victim during the course of an arrest. Michael Delahanty, 51, of Robbinsville, New Jersey, a retired Ewing Township Police lieutenant; and Matthew Przemieniecki, 43, of Hamilton, New Jersey, andContinue reading “Police indicted for assaulting minor”

$10 million distributed to New Jersey’s six emergency food banks

New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher announced that $10 million from American Rescue Plan State Fiscal Recovery Funds is being distributed to emergency feeding organizations throughout the state. The funds were provided to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture through a memorandum of understanding with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs andContinue reading “$10 million distributed to New Jersey’s six emergency food banks”

Elderly Jersey City pedestrian suffered serious injuries from hit-and-run

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said police officers found an 83-year-old Jersey City woman who was struck and seriously injured while crossing John F. Kennedy Boulevard near Harrison Avenue in the city, on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at about 7:20 p.m. The victim was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where she was listed inContinue reading “Elderly Jersey City pedestrian suffered serious injuries from hit-and-run”

Vice President Kamala Harris was in charge for 85 minutes

President Joe Biden temporarily transferred his presidential authority to Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday. As acting President, Harris’ authority included the ability to use nuclear weapons, sign legislation into law and appoint officials but her time in charge was spent on more mundane matters working from her office in the West Wing while BidenContinue reading “Vice President Kamala Harris was in charge for 85 minutes”

FBI searches former Jersey City landfill for Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa’s body

The FBI combed a former landfill in Jersey City for Jimmy Hoffa’s remains acting on a deathbed confession from a worker who said that he buried the Teamster boss in a steel drum in the landfill in the shadow of the Pulaski Skyway. Hoffa disappeared July 30, 1975, while attempting to return to power afterContinue reading “FBI searches former Jersey City landfill for Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa’s body”

Kenosha killer Kyle Rittenhouse ‘not guilty’ on all counts, says jury

A jury on Friday acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of murder and other felony charges. Rittenhouse, the teenager from Antioch, Illinois went to Kenosha, Wisconsin, and shot three men, killing two of them and wounding the third, during a protest against police brutality last year. The killer’s lawyers argued that the teenager—who crossed state lines with anContinue reading “Kenosha killer Kyle Rittenhouse ‘not guilty’ on all counts, says jury”

House approves Build Back Better Act

After months of bargaining, the House of Representatives finally voted to pass President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda and sent it to the Senate. While several of the bold measure’s original proposals — including the Clean Electricity Performance Program — have been jettisoned due to opposition from Democratic lawmakers who rely heavily on corporateContinue reading “House approves Build Back Better Act”

Fraudulent car insurance applications lead to indictment of Jersey City man

A Hudson County man was indicted by a state grand jury for allegedly causing 11 fraudulent automobile insurance applications to be submitted on his behalf in an attempt to avoid paying the policy premiums. John A. Loor, 33, of Jersey City, was indicted on second-degree conspiracy, second-degree insurance fraud, and two counts of fourth-degree falsifyingContinue reading “Fraudulent car insurance applications lead to indictment of Jersey City man”

Former police officer guilty of federal excessive force civil rights violation

A former West Virginia police officer was found guilty by a federal jury of violating an arrestee’s civil rights by using excessive force against him, according to the United States Department of Justice. Everett Maynard, 44, was convicted by a jury in Charleston for using excessive force against an arrestee while Maynard was a policeContinue reading “Former police officer guilty of federal excessive force civil rights violation”

Americans have lost faith in America

Three in ten Americans now believe the nation’s political system is fundamentally unsound, according to the Monmouth University Poll, an increase from prior polls, while one-third of the public continues to believe the lie that voter fraud caused President Joe Biden to win the 2020 election. Doubt about Biden’s victory has been consistent over theContinue reading “Americans have lost faith in America”