New Jersey naval commander moves to White House military post

Capt. Eric J. Hawn relieved New Jersey native Capt. Gregory G. Vinci during a change of command ceremony held on the Washington Navy Yard Aug. 27. Vinci, a native of Rockaway Borough, relieved Capt. Andrew Hascall to become the ninth commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington in 2019. Hawn became the tenthContinue reading “New Jersey naval commander moves to White House military post”

Kids catching Covid-19

COVID-19 cases in children have risen 30-fold since late June and are now at record highs, with nearly 500,000 new child cases reported in the past two weeks, according to the latest data released by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday. Pediatric cases have “increased exponentially,” the AAP said in a statement. The riseContinue reading “Kids catching Covid-19”

Donald Trump incited an attempted coup d’état, so why isn’t he being prosecuted?

On January 6, 2021, thousands of supporters President Donald Trump gathered at a rally organized to challenge the result of last November’s presidential election, which was based on the false assertion that the Republican actually won but nefarious forces intervened. Trump spoke to the mob at the National Mall, near the White House in WashingtonContinue reading “Donald Trump incited an attempted coup d’état, so why isn’t he being prosecuted?”

Polluters applauded by EPA

Two giant pharmaceutical corporations that have been repeatedly punished for fouling the ecosystem with toxins have been given awards by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for designing chemical products or processes that reduce the use of hazardous substances. Various damages have been alleged about environmental contamination over a period of 103 years at or emanatingContinue reading “Polluters applauded by EPA”

Alaska Air National Guard members do volunteer duty in New Jersey

About 20 Alaska Air National Guard members are providing assistance to Operation Allies Welcome at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Operation Allies Welcome is a Department of Homeland Security-led effort supported by the Department of State, Department of Defense, and U.S. Northern Command to provide transportation, temporary housing, and general support for Afghan special immigrantContinue reading “Alaska Air National Guard members do volunteer duty in New Jersey”

Insurance salesman indicted for creating policies for fictitious people

A Morris County insurance producer was indicted for creating fictitious policies in order to reap additional commissions. Justin Radulovich, 31, of Rockaway, was indicted on second-degree Insurance Fraud and third-degree Theft by Deception. While employed by American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (“Aflac”), Radulovich allegedly established nine group accounts and falsified dozens of electronicContinue reading “Insurance salesman indicted for creating policies for fictitious people”

Baltimore man indicted for trying to murder victim he believed was gay

A teenaged homophobic thug from Baltimore, Maryland, was indicted on attempted murder and bias intimidation charges for savagely beating and choking a learning-disabled man because he suspected the victim of being gay in a park in North Bergen, N.J., on the night of June 21, 2021. The 37-year-old victim from West New York had apparentlyContinue reading “Baltimore man indicted for trying to murder victim he believed was gay”

Police officer who caused Edison pedestrian’s death under investigation

The Attorney General’s Office released video footage from a private security camera and audio recordings of 911 calls and a police radio call related to a fatal incident in which a police vehicle struck a pedestrian on August 1, 2021 in East Brunswick. A 55-year-old man from Edison identified as Julius Filep was the pedestrianContinue reading “Police officer who caused Edison pedestrian’s death under investigation”

Biden’s grounding sky-high fares at Newark-Liberty International Airport

Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued a notice to the Federal Register of its intention to identify a single low-cost or ultra-low cost carrier to operate 16 peak afternoon and evening runway timings at Newark-Liberty International Airport (EWR). The action comes on the heels of a DC Circuit Court ruling and President JoeContinue reading “Biden’s grounding sky-high fares at Newark-Liberty International Airport”

Postal worker robbed cell phones

A Hudson County Postal Service worker today admitted stealing dozens of cell phones that passed through a mail distribution center where he was employed. Kyle Terry, 36, of Jersey City, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to an information charging him with one count of theft of mailContinue reading “Postal worker robbed cell phones”

ex-New Jersey mom accused of killing two daughters in Phoenix, Arizona

A mother who was originally from Atlantic County, New Jersey, is accused of killing her two daughters by reportedly drugging them with prescription pills including oxycodone. Four-year-old Royal McIntyre and a 9-year-old Aleyah McIntyre were found unresponsive in a bed at a home in Phoenix, Arizona, last week. According to officials and published reports, theContinue reading “ex-New Jersey mom accused of killing two daughters in Phoenix, Arizona”

New Jersey joins fight against Texas attack on reproductive freedom, privacy

New Jersey has joined a multi-state coalition of 24 state attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent lawsuit seeking to prevent Texas from effectively banning most abortions in the state. The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on September 9 against the state of Texas, arguing that theContinue reading “New Jersey joins fight against Texas attack on reproductive freedom, privacy”

SEC aims to stop Wall Street from playing games with America’s financial future

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is stepping up a probe into so-called gamification and behavioral prompts used by online brokerages that encourage trading. The commission is requesting information and public comment on matters related to the use of digital engagement practices by broker-dealers and investment advisers. In particular, the SEC is asking individual investorsContinue reading “SEC aims to stop Wall Street from playing games with America’s financial future”

New Jersey braces for more strong storms Wednesday night

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch in two northern New Jersey counties, warning the public that strong storms could sweep across the region Wednesday evening and into the night. A weakening tropical storm Nicholas will continue to impact the central Gulf Coast with torrential tropical rainfall and potentially life-threatening flash and urbanContinue reading “New Jersey braces for more strong storms Wednesday night”

Newark man sentenced to 3 years for gun, methamphetamine & marijuana

An Essex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 36 months in federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. Kevon A. Anderson, 25, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden, who imposed the sentence today by videoconference. According to the Essex CountyContinue reading “Newark man sentenced to 3 years for gun, methamphetamine & marijuana”

Reprogrammable satellite deployed in space

A sophisticated telecommunications satellite that can be completely repurposed while in space was launched this summer from the European Space Agency (ESA)’s spaceport in French Guiana. Developed under an ESA Partnership Project with satellite operator Eutelsat and prime manufacturer Airbus, Eutelsat Quantum is the first commercial fully flexible software-defined satellite in the world. The satelliteContinue reading “Reprogrammable satellite deployed in space”

Sports Bill of Rights ducks toughest issue

Several dozen of the most influential organizations in the sport and nonprofit sectors have endorsed the Children’s Bill of Rights in Sports, drafted by the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society Program to create a shared cultural understanding about the right of all youth to play and to develop through sports, but the measure is silentContinue reading “Sports Bill of Rights ducks toughest issue”

Romanian man gets 4½ years in prison

A Romanian national was sentenced today to 54 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to steal bank account information from thousands of customers by installing secret card-reading devices and pinhole cameras on ATMs throughout New Jersey and elsewhere. Dorinel Trofin, 47, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and U.S.Continue reading “Romanian man gets 4½ years in prison”

Attorney General urges residents to beware of post-storm rebuilding scams

As communities across New Jersey recover from the devastating impact of Tropical Storm Ida, Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Consumer Affairs are urging residents to beware of scams related to ongoing post-storm rebuilding efforts. “Natural disasters like Tropical Storm Ida create opportunities for scammers and con artists to prey onContinue reading “Attorney General urges residents to beware of post-storm rebuilding scams”

Tire chalking without a search warrant is unconstitutional

A woman with 14 tickets has won a major decision in a dispute over whether a Michigan city violated the U.S. Constitution by chalking her car tires without a search warrant. It’s a novel argument. Alison P. Taylor’s lawyer said the Fourth Amendment’s ban against unreasonable searches was triggered when a Saginaw parking enforcer appliedContinue reading “Tire chalking without a search warrant is unconstitutional”