Newark housing official gets 2 years in prison for embezzling $594,425

Newark Housing Authority (NHA)’s former director of information technology was sentenced to 24 months in prison for using his position to embezzle taxpayer funds by purchasing cellular telephones and other electronic devices that he later sold online. Venancio Diaz, 57, of Jersey City, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti in Newark federalContinue reading “Newark housing official gets 2 years in prison for embezzling $594,425”

Oath Keepers to go on trial for seditious conspiracy in Trump coup

In the highest-profile prosecution so far stemming from the failed coup d’etat that resulted in a Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the founder of the Oath Keepers and four others Trump-loving terrorists linked to the far-right, anti-government group go on trial Tuesday on seditious conspiracy and other charges stemming from the deadly assault.Continue reading “Oath Keepers to go on trial for seditious conspiracy in Trump coup”

Apoplectic progressives react to MoveOn’s nod to Robert Menendez Jr.

New Jersey progressive Democrats and other government reform champions are furious that MoveOn.org is considering an endorsement for Robert Menendez Jr.—the unqualified son of corrupt US Senator Robert Menendez—who was plucked from obscurity to replace Rep. Albio Sires in Congress. Lisa McCormick, who was the only New Jersey Democrat to challenge the elder Menendez inContinue reading “Apoplectic progressives react to MoveOn’s nod to Robert Menendez Jr.”

Men are fleeing Russia to escape being forced to fight in Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a “partial” military mobilization of Russian reservists for his war in Ukraine set off a frenzied dash for the country’s borders last week. Tens of thousands of men were affected by the order — but the exodus included many who simply assumed that their government is so desperate for troopsContinue reading “Men are fleeing Russia to escape being forced to fight in Ukraine”

WHO suggests sharing science, stopping secrets for public health

The World Health Organization said science and public health can benefit tremendously from sharing more data collected under the auspices of WHO technical programs, for research purposes, or in the context of public health emergencies. Globally, there have been 54,709 confirmed cases of monkeypox in 102 countries and there have been 608,328,548 confirmed cases ofContinue reading “WHO suggests sharing science, stopping secrets for public health”

President Joe Biden called out for a dead Indiana Republican during event

While giving opening remarks at a White House conference on hunger, nutrition and health, President Joe Biden called out for an Indiana Republican who died in a car crash in August. “Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie,” he said looking out into the audience on Wednesday morning. “She was going to be here.” Rep. JackieContinue reading “President Joe Biden called out for a dead Indiana Republican during event”

Kratovil reveals plan for affordable, quality, safe & accessible housing

At a rally with supporters and community members outside of the city’s Housing Authority offices, New Brunswick mayoral candidate Charlie Kratovil laid out his Housing Justice Bill of Rights, a 10-point policy proposal to address the city’s growing housing crisis.  “Our city is increasingly unaffordable. And one of the major driving forces for people leaving NewContinue reading “Kratovil reveals plan for affordable, quality, safe & accessible housing”

Lakewood men plead guilty to first-degree Aggravated Manslaughter

Two Lakewood men pleaded guilty to first-degree Aggravated Manslaughter charges stemming from a 2019 slaying in Howell Township. On Friday September 23, 2022, before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Marc C. LeMieux, Omar Rivera-Rojas, aka Juan Carlos Rivera-Rojas, 32, of Lakewood, along with his nephew, Alberto Rojas-Hernandez, 20, also of Lakewood, both pled guilty toContinue reading “Lakewood men plead guilty to first-degree Aggravated Manslaughter”

Former Philadelphia VA hospital worker sentenced to 2 years in prison

Bruce Minor, 46, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced to two years in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $462,256 restitution and forfeit the same amount by United States District Court Judge Chad F. Kenney for his scheme to embezzle money from his former employer, the Philadelphia Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center (VAMC).Continue reading “Former Philadelphia VA hospital worker sentenced to 2 years in prison”

Hunterdon Medical Center offering nitrous oxide to laboring mothers

If you’ve had a baby, or are planning to get pregnant soon, would you have considered taking laughing gas to help with the pain of delivery? With epidural shortages, more people are opting for laughing gas during childbirth. Hunterdon Medical Center announced that it is now offering nitrous oxide as a pain relief option toContinue reading “Hunterdon Medical Center offering nitrous oxide to laboring mothers”

Councilwoman Robin Vaughn sounding alarm to save Trenton’s hospital

West Ward Councilwoman Robin M. Vaughn, who is a candidate for mayor in Trenton’s upcoming municipal election, is calling on residents to demand action from Governor Phil Murphy and other authorities to stop the closing of St. Francis Hospital. “Trentonians, contact all the elected officials representing the City of Trenton to stop the closing ofContinue reading “Councilwoman Robin Vaughn sounding alarm to save Trenton’s hospital”

World headed for 3.2 degree temperature rise

We live in an age of twenty four hour news. And recently, the news cycle has been relentless, with COVID-19, the Ukraine war, cost of living crisis, and even the death of a British monarch. Sometimes stories that should make us sit and take notice slip through the cracks, destined never to be the majorContinue reading “World headed for 3.2 degree temperature rise”

Losing ground in Ukraine, Russian boss Vladimir Putin raises nuclear threats

Russia’s war in Ukraine seemed to have escalated this week when, in a videotaped address to the nation, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilization of the country’s military and made an indirect threat of nuclear weapons use. Anticipating the unpopularity of the mobilization, Putin clarified that “only military reservists, primarily those who served in theContinue reading “Losing ground in Ukraine, Russian boss Vladimir Putin raises nuclear threats”

NASA rejoicing planetary defense test: attempt to move an asteroid in space

After 10 months of flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration – successfully impacted its asteroid target on Monday, the agency’s first attempt to move an asteroid in space. Mission control at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, announced the successfulContinue reading “NASA rejoicing planetary defense test: attempt to move an asteroid in space”

Paterson man injured by gunshot

At about 1:53 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022, Paterson Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 10th Avenue and East 23rd Street. Officers found a 58-year-old male suffering from a non-fatal gunshot wound there when they arrived at the location. The victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional MedicalContinue reading “Paterson man injured by gunshot”

One dead, three injured in 3 separate Hudson County shooting incidents

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said a 28-year-old Hoboken man was killed in a shooting in the area of 560 Marshall Drive, while authorities in Jersey City reported non-fatal injuries in two shooting incidents in the city Sunday morning. Officers dispatched to investigate reports of shots fired near the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and MartinContinue reading “One dead, three injured in 3 separate Hudson County shooting incidents”

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos apparently has something to hide

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos apparently has something to hide about his July phone call with former President Donald Trump because he does not want to expose illegal efforts to set up fake electors and overturn the state’s popular vote for Biden. Vos filed a lawsuit in federal court Sunday seeking to avoid having toContinue reading “Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos apparently has something to hide”

Police investigating hit-and-run in Trenton; victim in critical condition

A pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a car on Prospect Street and Dale Street just after 8:30 p.m. on Monday. Trenton emergency medical services and Capital Health paramedics rushed the pedestrian to the Bristol Myers Squibb Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. The driver of the vehicle fled theContinue reading “Police investigating hit-and-run in Trenton; victim in critical condition”

Garden State residents are pretty evenly divided on sexual education

As New Jersey’s new health and sexual education standards take effect, large majorities of Garden State residents are in favor of such content being taught in the middle (71 percent) and high school (88 percent) but are pretty evenly divided when it comes to elementary school, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Forty-six percent favorContinue reading “Garden State residents are pretty evenly divided on sexual education”

Trump-loving terrorist from Texas pleaded guilty to assaulting officers

A Texas man pleaded guilty today to assaulting law enforcement officers with a dangerous weapon during attempted cou d’etat at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Daniel Ray Caldwell, 51, of The Colony, Texas, pleaded guilty in the District of Columbia to assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers using a dangerous weapon. Caldwell’s actions andContinue reading “Trump-loving terrorist from Texas pleaded guilty to assaulting officers”