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”

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”

Sept. 26, 2022 impact on Dimorphos is first planetary defense mission test

Team members on NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) — the world’s first planetary defense test mission — confirmed the spacecraft’s own “mini-photographer” LICIACube (short for Light Italian CubeSat for Imaging Asteroids) successfully popped out of its spring-loaded box on Sept. 11. Sending the signal to release LICIACube at 7:14 p.m. Sunday evening — exactlyContinue reading “Sept. 26, 2022 impact on Dimorphos is first planetary defense mission test”

Two Brooklyn men robbed more than a half-million bucks in 3 armed robberies

Two Brooklyn, New York men are charged with three gunpoint robberies of check cashing locations in different parts of New Jersey in 2021 and 2022 and with conspiracy to commit robberies in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Ramel Harris, 40, of Brooklyn, and Neville Brown, 38, of Brooklyn, are charged by complaint with oneContinue reading “Two Brooklyn men robbed more than a half-million bucks in 3 armed robberies”

House passes bill reforming Electoral Count Act to stop January 6 repeat

by Ariana Figueroa, New Jersey Monitor The U.S. House of Representatives passed on Wednesday a bill updating a 19th-century law in an attempt to prevent the subversion of future presidential elections. The Presidential Election Reform Act, which passed 229-203, is meant to deter a repeat of the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, in which theContinue reading “House passes bill reforming Electoral Count Act to stop January 6 repeat”

Gottheimer’s police brutality protection legislation stalls Democratic package

Progressive objections to legislation sponsored by corporate Democrat Rep. Josh Gottheimer forced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to delay a debate over four policing and public safety bills that were expected to come to the floor in Congress. Opposition from progressive Democrats known as the Squad over the lack of police accountability measures in Gottheimer’s legislation, oneContinue reading “Gottheimer’s police brutality protection legislation stalls Democratic package”

Trenton Police investigating a ‘suspicious death’ on Park Avenue

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department areinvestigating a suspicious death in the city, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofrireported. If this suspicious death is ruled a homicide this will be Trenton’s 16th homicide of 2022. On September 21, 2022, authorities in Trenton received a call for a well-being checkat aContinue reading “Trenton Police investigating a ‘suspicious death’ on Park Avenue”

NASA plans to send the first woman to the surface of the Moon in 2024

Following a series of critical contract awards and hardware milestones, NASA has shared an update on its Artemis program, including the latest Phase 1 plans to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon in 2024. In the 18 months since NASA accepted a bold challenge to accelerate its exploration plansContinue reading “NASA plans to send the first woman to the surface of the Moon in 2024”

Former President Donald Trump lied to obtain loans and evade tax liabilities

New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a civil fraud lawsuit today against former President Donald Trump based upon a series of lies designed to obtain loans and evade tax liabilities. James is accusing the former president, three of his adult children plus executives at his company of flagrantly manipulating property valuations to deceive lenders,Continue reading “Former President Donald Trump lied to obtain loans and evade tax liabilities”

Months of negotiations land bipartisan bills to safeguard presidential elections

U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren and Liz Cheney introduced H.R. 8873, the Presidential Election Reform Act (PERA), a bill that would make key changes to the antiquated Electoral Count Act (ECA) of 1877, which governs how Congress counts Electoral College votes. The bill stems from Lofgren and Cheney’s work on the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6thContinue reading “Months of negotiations land bipartisan bills to safeguard presidential elections”

Korean-Style Beef recalled

More than 22,000 pounds of frozen beef were recalled Saturday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, due to undeclared allergens. Frozen beef bowls with the brand “Healthy Choice POWER BOWLS Korean-Style Beef” are the subject of the recall, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Valley International Cold Storage Acquisition, LLC, a Harlingen, TexasContinue reading “Korean-Style Beef recalled”

Justice Department to appeal judge’s decision for Trump case special master

The U.S. Justice Department is going to appeal a federal judge’s decision to appoint a special master for documents and other materials the FBI seized from former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago. The notice came in a court filing three days after Judge Aileen Cannon authorized the appointment and ordered investigators to stop usingContinue reading “Justice Department to appeal judge’s decision for Trump case special master”

Judge removes Trump-loving terrorist from office over January 6 insurrection

A New Mexico judge ordered Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin be removed from office, effective immediately, ruling that the attack on the Capitol was an insurrection and that the Cowboys for Trump founder’s participation in it disqualified him under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. This decision marks the first time since 1869 that aContinue reading “Judge removes Trump-loving terrorist from office over January 6 insurrection”

Trump-appointed judge halts probe of stolen secrets, government documents

A federal district court judge who was nominated by former President Donald Trump has granted his request to appoint a special master to review documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate by the FBI last month. FBI agents executed a search warrant at Trump’s Florida home and seized materials 18 documents marked as top secret, 54Continue reading “Trump-appointed judge halts probe of stolen secrets, government documents”

Labor Day surprise as windjammer plows into beach at Ocean City, NJ

A sailboat ran aground in Ocean City, New Jersey, first striking the rock jetty and then slamming into the Ninth Street Beach. The incident occurred near the Ocean City Music Pier on early Monday morning, before most Labor Day beachgoers made it to the shore. The Action Cam crew from WPVI-TV, the CBS affiliate inContinue reading “Labor Day surprise as windjammer plows into beach at Ocean City, NJ”

Murder victim Sheila Maguire’s paramour Peter Lestician found dead

The last known person believed to have seen Sheila Maguire alive before she was killed inside her Florence Township home was found dead yesterday in Pennsylvania, perhaps from an apparent suicide. A body preliminarily identified as Peter Lestician, 53, who had been in a relationship with Maguire, was discovered in a vehicle by an abandonedContinue reading “Murder victim Sheila Maguire’s paramour Peter Lestician found dead”

Former Jersey City investment banker charged with cyberstalking colleagues

A former investment bank employee was arrested today in Hudson County for cyberstalking former bank colleagues. Gawargyous, aka “George,” Shind, 31, of Jersey City, is charged by complaint with cyberstalking. Shind was to appear by videoconference today before U.S. Magistrate Judge André M. Espinosa. According to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, documents filed in thisContinue reading “Former Jersey City investment banker charged with cyberstalking colleagues”

Biden cancels $10,000 in student debt, plus additional $20,000 in Pell grants

President Joe Biden is set to extend a pause on student loan payments through Dec. 31, cancel up to $10,000 in obligationS for most borrowers and another $20,000 for Pell recipient, using his executive authority to forgive a portion of the federal debt burden. The White House’s plans are only expected to apply to AmericansContinue reading “Biden cancels $10,000 in student debt, plus additional $20,000 in Pell grants”

Dr Anthony Fauci stepping down from government health positions

The nation’s preeminent infectious-disease expert who achieved unprecedented fame while enduring withering political attacks as the face of the coronavirus pandemic response under two presidents, Anthony S. Fauci, announced plans to step down in December after more than a half-century of public service. Fauci, 81, has led the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesContinue reading “Dr Anthony Fauci stepping down from government health positions”

New Jersey is trying to get ahead of monkeypox as rare disease spreads

So far 367 people in New Jersey have tested positive for monkeypox, according to an update Wednesday from the state Department of Health that puts the Garden State in the top ten nationally. Vaccine supply remains limited, but officials hope a change in how shots are administered makes them more accessible. The state is workingContinue reading “New Jersey is trying to get ahead of monkeypox as rare disease spreads”