Internet funding helps American students get tools they need to learn

Schools and libraries in New Jersey will receive $17,863,006 from the third and fourth rounds of funding from the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Connectivity Fund Program (ECF). The ECF provides funding to help students, teachers, and library patrons get the tools they need to connect to the Internet from home – crucial resources asContinue reading “Internet funding helps American students get tools they need to learn”

Trump inner-circle member directly involved with attempted coup d’etat 

by Joaquin Sapien and Joshua Kaplan | ProPublica Kimberly Guilfoyle, a top fundraiser for former President Donald Trump and the girlfriend of his son Donald Trump Jr., boasted to a GOP operative that she had raised $3 million for the rally that helped fuel the Jan. 6 attempted coup d’etat and the deadly riot thatContinue reading “Trump inner-circle member directly involved with attempted coup d’etat “

New Jersey cities share almost $12 million in funds to hire more police

The Department of Justice on Thursday awarded more than $139 million in grant funding through the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The grants provide direct funding to 183 law enforcement agencies across the nation, allowing those police departments to hire 1,066 additional full-time law enforcement professionals. “ThisContinue reading “New Jersey cities share almost $12 million in funds to hire more police”

Violent, racist prison gang leaders convicted on racketeering charges

A federal jury convicted a Texas man and a Missouri man on Tuesday of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations charges stemming from their membership in the white supremacy prison gang, the Aryan Circle, between 2010 and 2021. The Aryan Circle, a prison gang that was created in Texas in the 1980s, is one of theContinue reading “Violent, racist prison gang leaders convicted on racketeering charges”

Elizabeth Warren calls for SEC to investigate Trump SPAC

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate the planned deal between a so-called blank-check company — formed to raise money from investors for the acquisition of a private company—which announced that it intends to merge with former President Donald Trump’s new social media company. She isContinue reading “Elizabeth Warren calls for SEC to investigate Trump SPAC”

Court temporarily delays release of Trump’s Jan. 6 records

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday granted an administrative stay sought by former President Donald Trump that will block the release of records pertaining to his action in the White House on January 6, when a mob of rioting terrorists attempted to stage a coup d’etat aimed atContinue reading “Court temporarily delays release of Trump’s Jan. 6 records”

U-Haul teams up with The Conservation Fund to plant trees

U-Haul, the largest do-it-yourself moving company in North America, and The Conservation Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing conservation solutions that deliver both economic and environmental benefits, are celebrating a meaningful milestone: 1 million trees planted across the U.S. thanks to donations from its customers. Beginning in 2007, U-Haul partnered with The Conservation FundContinue reading “U-Haul teams up with The Conservation Fund to plant trees”

Mayors pursue legal action against water company, manufacturer

Half a dozen new Jersey mayors say the 3M Company, a multinational conglomerate corporation, and Middlesex Water Company failed to comply with safe drinking water standards and they intend to file legal actions against the companies, which the officials believe are responsible for polluted groundwater in their respective municipalities. Carteret Mayor Daniel J. Reiman, WoodbridgeContinue reading “Mayors pursue legal action against water company, manufacturer”

Royals visited NJ military base

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in honor of Veterans Day and Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth Nations, on Nov. 11. As the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, Harry is sixth in the line of succession toContinue reading “Royals visited NJ military base”

Americans travel for Thanksgiving

Two-thirds of the American public reports their Thanksgiving Day gathering will return to pre-Covid levels this year, according to the latest Monmouth University Poll. Last year, just under half of the country planned to spend the holiday either alone or only with their immediate household. That has dropped to 1 in 4 this year. TheContinue reading “Americans travel for Thanksgiving”

House votes to censure Republican Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona

The House voted Wednesday to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for posting an animated video that depicted him killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden with a pair of swords, in an extraordinary rebuke that highlighted the political strains testing Washington and the country. The day brought the post-Jan. 6Continue reading “House votes to censure Republican Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona”

‘QAnon Shaman’ sentenced to 41 months for Capitol coup d’etat

Jacob Chansley, whose brightly painted face, tattooed torso and horned cap became a visual icon of the Jan. 6 attempted coup d’etat at the U.S. Capitol, was sentenced Wednesday to 41 months in prison by a federal judge in Washington. The defendant – wearing a Viking hat and carrying a six-foot spear – was amongContinue reading “‘QAnon Shaman’ sentenced to 41 months for Capitol coup d’etat”

Camden drug-trafficker admits role in distributing over kilogram of heroin

Jose Diaz, 29, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to an indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram of a mixture containing heroin, 280 grams or more of a mixture containing crack cocaine, a mixture containingContinue reading “Camden drug-trafficker admits role in distributing over kilogram of heroin”

Passaic County man admits to possessing child pornography

Vaughn Tiedeman, 48, of West Milford, New Jersey, pleaded guilty today to receipt and possession of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, between July 2018 and April 2019, Tiedeman downloaded and possessed more than 600 images ofContinue reading “Passaic County man admits to possessing child pornography”

No criminal charges against police who killed kosher grocery store shooters

A state grand jury has voted not to file any criminal charges at the conclusion of its deliberations regarding the deaths of the assailants in a kosher grocery store shooting in Jersey City. David N. Anderson, 47, and Francine Graham, 50, were fatally shot by police after the couple shot and killed Jersey City DetectiveContinue reading “No criminal charges against police who killed kosher grocery store shooters”

Medical laboratory bribery & kickback scheme results in fifth guilty plea

A former medical laboratory sales representative today admitted participating in a scheme to offer and pay bribes and kickbacks in exchange for ordering genetic tests. Terri Haines, 57, of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson to an information charging her with conspiring to violate the anti-kickback statute.Continue reading “Medical laboratory bribery & kickback scheme results in fifth guilty plea”

Cumberland County conman confesses

A Cumberland County man today admitted to conspiring to commit wire and money laundering, and tax evasion, in connection with a romance fraud scheme. Rubbin Sarpong, 37, of Millville, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb to an information charging him with conspiring to commit wire fraud, conspiring to commit moneyContinue reading “Cumberland County conman confesses”

Proud Boys & Pride Flags: When The Radical Right Meets The Suburbs

By Dr. Jason Luger  The American suburbs, where rural touches urban, are awkward meeting places of the radical-right and progressive communities.  The widening political, cultural, and economic gap between urban and rural America has resulted in two distinct worlds that rarely come into physical contact with each other: a radical-right worldview centered on nationalism, hyper-patriotism,Continue reading “Proud Boys & Pride Flags: When The Radical Right Meets The Suburbs”

Monkeypox in Maryland

Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating with the Maryland Department of Health and medical teams to investigate a case of monkeypox in a resident who recently returned to the United States from Nigeria. Late yesterday, CDC laboratory scientists confirmed the patient had monkeypox and that the infection matches theContinue reading “Monkeypox in Maryland”

1/3 of Americans at risk if diabetes

Prediabetes can be reversed – and the American Medical Association (AMA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Ad Council want people to know it. Type 2 diabetes is one of the chronic health conditions that poses a significant risk for complications to those who contract COVID-19. A recent study showed type 2 diabetesContinue reading “1/3 of Americans at risk if diabetes”