New Jersey cops, Trump administration violated the rights of innocent citizens

Three New Jersey law enforcement agencies asked the federal government share intelligence about Black Lives Matter protesters after the Justice Department gave the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sweeping new temporary power to “conduct covert surveillance” and spy on innocent people, according to new information shared by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). TheContinue reading “New Jersey cops, Trump administration violated the rights of innocent citizens”

New Jersey to spend $100 million on ‘Green Acres’ park improvements

New Jersey officials want to spend more than $100 million on local park improvement projects across the state. The investment is part of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Acres Program, an initiative created in 1961 “to meet New Jersey’s growing recreation and conservation needs.” The proposed funding is pending approval by theContinue reading “New Jersey to spend $100 million on ‘Green Acres’ park improvements”

Fugitive sent to prison for stealing 94,000 debit & credit card numbers

A California man was sentenced today to 51 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to steal 94,000 credit and debit cards from customers at approximately 80 Michaels’ Stores in 19 states and to then use that information to make fraudulent withdrawals from the bank accounts of those customers. Jose Salazar, aka “Tito,”Continue reading “Fugitive sent to prison for stealing 94,000 debit & credit card numbers”

Republican opposition to freedom runs deep

Americans are dedicated to the notion of freedom, but this is a value more often held than given in a society steeped in puritanical ideas and No idea is more fundamental to Americans’ sense of themselves as individuals and as a nation than freedom, but conceptions about this are widely controvesial. Legal punishments for sodomyContinue reading “Republican opposition to freedom runs deep”

Cumberland killer caught in Philly

The U.S. Marshals Service captured 21-year-old Tyzir Hall of Clementon, the Camden County man charged with the Feb. 8 murder of Shaheed Little, 31, of Sicklerville, who was fatally shot on the 400 block of South Avenue in Bridgeton. Two other victims were wounded in the same incident, according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.Continue reading “Cumberland killer caught in Philly”

Morristown firm cheated Pentagon

A Morristown company that supplied vehicle parts to the military has agreed to pay $850,000 to resolve allegations that it breached contracts with the United States and violated the False Claims Act by selling items that were manufactured in prohibited countries. The company’s website says, “Brighton Cromwell delivers kitting, engineering, and parts support for U.S.Continue reading “Morristown firm cheated Pentagon”

Raymond T. Odierno, Army general who captured Saddam Hussein, dies at 67

Raymond T. Odierno, a four-star Army general who was a key architect of the “surge” in U.S. forces during the Iraq War that was credited with reducing violence and increasing stability in the country and who later became the Army’s chief of staff, or highest-ranking general, died Oct. 8 at age 67. His death wasContinue reading “Raymond T. Odierno, Army general who captured Saddam Hussein, dies at 67”

Outdoor Alliance endorses Republican gubernatorial nominee Jack Ciattarelli

The New Jersey Outdoor Alliance on Thursday released a statement saying the group unanimously voted to endorse Jack Ciattarelli for governor. “After being minimized and ignored for four years, after standing by and watching our states forests and wildlife resources managed by politics not science it’s time for a change,” said Ed Markowski. “Jack epitomizesContinue reading “Outdoor Alliance endorses Republican gubernatorial nominee Jack Ciattarelli”

Civil rights marchers complete trek from Montclair to Trenton

Larry Hamm led the People’s Organization for Progress on a 67-mile march from Montclair to Trenton to demand justice, but New Jersey’s political establishment does not seem to be listening. Hamm wants the Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate President to post legislation for a vote so that lawmakers can give municipalities the authorityContinue reading “Civil rights marchers complete trek from Montclair to Trenton”

Murphy hired rapist, but GOP’s struggle for women’s vote appears doomed

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli cannot get a break in his effort convince New Jersey women to hold Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy accountable for hiring an alleged rapist, ignoring systemic sexual assault at a correctional facility for women or subjecting female employees to what they described as “a toxic work environment.” Julie Roginsky, a formerContinue reading “Murphy hired rapist, but GOP’s struggle for women’s vote appears doomed”

Murphy’s millions mix-up media, muddle message & misrepresent nemesis

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has raised a total of $57.4 million in the course of his two campaigns for governor, while in five races for public office, former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli has raised a total of $19.2 million—almost 90 percent of that amount in the course for his gubernatorial candidacy—but since the GOP contenderContinue reading “Murphy’s millions mix-up media, muddle message & misrepresent nemesis”

Police seek missing Roselle teenager

Authorities are asking the public for help to try and find Marvens Adolphe, a missing Union County teenager who was last seen by his family about a week ago. Roselle Police described 19-year-old Marvens Adolphe as 6-foot-2-inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, wearing a black sweater and black sweatpants. He was seen on Thursday, Oct. 7Continue reading “Police seek missing Roselle teenager”

Indictments says 5 fleeced AC casinos

Five people have been indicted for allegedly conspiring to steal a total of more than one million dollars from five Atlantic City casinos by presenting fraudulent bank checks in exchange for an equivalent amount of gaming chips. The Division of Criminal Justice Specialized Crimes Bureau obtained an Atlantic County grand jury indictment yesterday, Oct. 13,Continue reading “Indictments says 5 fleeced AC casinos”

For decades, Black Americans have been living through a public health crisis

By Menka Sandrasagren Long before the outbreak of COVID-19, a significant portion of the US population were already suffering from profound health inequalities. These disparities have been made worse by the effects of the virus and are particularly pronounced along ethnic lines, with Black Americans more at risk than any other group due to theirContinue reading “For decades, Black Americans have been living through a public health crisis”

Mapping out the future invites political cheating

The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and the League of Women Voters of New Jersey sent a letter to the New Jersey Apportionment Commission with their analysis that the August release of the Census data was the “trigger date” to begin the process for state legislative redistricting and urging them to begin the processContinue reading “Mapping out the future invites political cheating”

Science solves 1999 murder of teen girl

More than two decades after the body of a 17-year-old female high school student was found, a cold case of justice has finally been served. On a cold January night over 20 years ago, Nancy Noga left her part-time job at the Rag Shop store on Route 9 in Old Bridge to make the shortContinue reading “Science solves 1999 murder of teen girl”

Women’s March return defends American rights

Almost five years ago, women marched in the millions to protest the policies proposed by President Donald Trump, who had just inaugurated an administration that would be cruel to women, families, people of color, and immigrants. The Women’s March returns to Washington this weekend for its fifth event, although organizers expect a smaller crowd thanContinue reading “Women’s March return defends American rights”

Missing minorities neglected by media

The disappearance of Gabby Petito in Wyoming has renewed interest in a report that showed in the same state, 710 Indigenous people were reported missing from 2011 to 2020. It has also regenerated awareness that missing minority children are typically not featured in most mainstream media outlets. The disappearance and murders of poor minority womenContinue reading “Missing minorities neglected by media”

Census Bureau: 34% of US endured poverty

A recently released report by the U.S. Census Bureau shows 34 percdent of the U.S. population experienced poverty for at least two months during the period between January 2013 and December 2016. The report, Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Poverty, 2013–2016, presents data on poverty based on information collected in the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and ProgramContinue reading “Census Bureau: 34% of US endured poverty”

Bankrupt oil & gas corporations paid top executives $200 million in cash bonuses

Dozens of fossil fuel executives received lavish payouts before leaving their companies during the surge in oil and gas company bankruptcies in recent years, according to a new report by Public Citizen and Documented. According to the report, “Fueling Failure,” the U.S. oil and gas corporations that filed the 25 largest bankruptcy cases between 2018 to 2020Continue reading “Bankrupt oil & gas corporations paid top executives $200 million in cash bonuses”