Vacationing Shaw is a no-show in court for eviction against disabled tenant

A lawyer who asked for a postponement in court after the landlords failed to appear for the eviction case against a disabled tenant, told the judge that Roselle Mayor Donald Shaw and his wife, former Councilwoman Kimberly Sharrock-Shaw, are vacationing outside the country, according to Fernando Casamor. Casamor appeared via Zoom for a trial inContinue reading “Vacationing Shaw is a no-show in court for eviction against disabled tenant”

Federal EEOC sues Hobby Lobby for illegally firing worker over disabilities

Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a national arts-and-crafts retailer, violated federal law when it refused to reasonably accommodate a cashier at its Olathe, Kansas store by allowing her to use a service dog and then fired her because of her disabilities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. According toContinue reading “Federal EEOC sues Hobby Lobby for illegally firing worker over disabilities”

U.S. Supreme Court takes aim at N.J. law limiting ammunition capacity

by Dana DiFilippo, New Jersey Monitor The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday booted a case challenging New Jersey’s ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines back to a lower court for review in light of its decision last week declaring a constitutional right to carry handguns in public. The move, coming on the heels of the Legislature approving a packageContinue reading “U.S. Supreme Court takes aim at N.J. law limiting ammunition capacity”

America imprisoned, tortured & killed children before GOP border nightmare

On the frozen plains of Nebraska, a community is digging up its past. Archaeologists are trying to locate a cemetery of Native American children who died while attending the Genoa US Indian Industrial School. The Genoa school was one of a network of institutions for Native American children set up in the 19th and 20thContinue reading “America imprisoned, tortured & killed children before GOP border nightmare”

New Jersey woman today pleaded guilty to supporting Syrian terrorists

A Sussex County hospital analyst and Libertarian political activist today admitted that she concealed her attempts to provide material support to Syrian foreign terrorist organizations in a guilty plea that could land her in prison for 10 years. The case was announced by U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen ofContinue reading “New Jersey woman today pleaded guilty to supporting Syrian terrorists”

White House aide describes Trump’s conduct during attempted coup d’etat

The President of the United States tried to hijack his own limousine and he scuffled with one of his security staff who stopped him from taking control of the vehicle, according to a White House aide who also said Trump urged security procedures to be dropped so armed people could march to the Capitol andContinue reading “White House aide describes Trump’s conduct during attempted coup d’etat”

Cassidy Hutchinson, Mark Meadows’ aide, testifies on failed coup d’etat

An emergency hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol attack will begin today at 1 p.m. and its significance is underscored by the fact that it will be broadcast on all major news networks. Cassidy Hutchinson, a top aide to Mark Meadows while he was White House chief of staff inContinue reading “Cassidy Hutchinson, Mark Meadows’ aide, testifies on failed coup d’etat”

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade’s constitutional guarantee of abortion

The US Supreme Court released its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Friday, voting to overturn Roe v. Wade — the 1973 ruling that guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights. This most recent case, which was heard by the court in December 2021, centered on a Mississippi law banning abortion ifContinue reading “Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade’s constitutional guarantee of abortion”

Supreme Court says Americans have the right to carry guns in public

The Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans generally have a right to carry a handgun outside the home for self-defense and that a New York law requiring special need for such a permit is too restrictive. The Supreme Court decision will make life more dangerous in New York and the handful of states with similarContinue reading “Supreme Court says Americans have the right to carry guns in public”

New Jersey health officials found the state’s first case of monkeypox virus

The New Jersey Department of Health officials believe they have found the first probable case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a North Jersey individual on June 18. A test to confirm it is the monkeypox virus –Continue reading “New Jersey health officials found the state’s first case of monkeypox virus”

Trenton man pleaded guilty as leader of a drug-trafficking organization

An alleged Bloods gang member today admitted his role as the leader of a Mercer County, New Jersey, drug-trafficking organization responsible for the distribution of heroin in the Trenton area, announced. Robert M. Gbanapolor, 35, of Trenton, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp to a superseding indictment charging him withContinue reading “Trenton man pleaded guilty as leader of a drug-trafficking organization”

Witnesses say Pence faced pressure from Trump to illegally overthrow US

The House Select Committee committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol’s third public hearing featured testimony on the role former President Donald Trump and others had in attempting to pressure former Vice President Mike Pence to illegally overturn the results of the Electoral College. Pence faced relentless pressure from Trump to overturnContinue reading “Witnesses say Pence faced pressure from Trump to illegally overthrow US”

Judge muzzles progressive Democrat advocating Column 1 team in Roselle

A Union County Superior Court judge, who was a Republican New Providence councilman before he was appointed to the bench by Governor Chris Christie, has imposed restraints on the progressive Democratic activist championing the election of Column 1 school board candidates in Roselle. James J. Devine, a progressive strategist who served as political director atContinue reading “Judge muzzles progressive Democrat advocating Column 1 team in Roselle”

Senate Democrats unveil tax plan for corporations currently paying nothing

 A group of senators released new details of a plan to impose a 15% minimum corporate tax that is expected to affect about 200 companies. United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Angus King (I-Maine), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced an updated proposal that prevents America’s largest corporations from paying nothing in federal taxes and whichContinue reading “Senate Democrats unveil tax plan for corporations currently paying nothing”

Biden said he is “very optimistic”

President Joe Biden said he is “very optimistic” on completing a deal this week on his pared-down social safety net spending plan, an assessment echoed by one of the centrist Democratic lawmakers who has been holding back on his support. Biden said that his Sunday meeting with West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who has soughtContinue reading “Biden said he is “very optimistic””

NASA finds planet in another galaxy

Scientists believe they have detected signs of a planet transiting a star outside of the Milky Way, in what could be the first planet ever to be discovered outside our galaxy. This intriguing result, using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, opens up a new window to search for exoplanets at greater distances than ever before, accordingContinue reading “NASA finds planet in another galaxy”

Gasoline prices rise as low supply meets big and growing demand

Since Monday, the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by four cents to $3.36, largely as a result of people returning to travel after Covid-19 lockdowns without a supply chain in place to make op for lagging production. U.S. regular retail gasoline prices averaged $2.17 per gallon in 2020, 44Continue reading “Gasoline prices rise as low supply meets big and growing demand”

Judge: USPS must turn over documents of Postmaster Louis DeJoy’s conflicts

A federal judge ruled last night that the US Postal Service must give Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington documents about potential conflicts of interest by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Over the past seven years, the USPS has reportedly paid approximately $286 million to XPO Logistics, DeJoy’s ex-employer, and has “ramped up its business”Continue reading “Judge: USPS must turn over documents of Postmaster Louis DeJoy’s conflicts”

EPA will tackle ‘forever chemicals’

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it’s comprehensive Strategic Roadmap to confront per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination nationwide. The plan is the result of a thorough analysis conducted by the EPA Council on PFAS that Administrator Regan established in April 2021. EPA’s Roadmap is centered on three guiding strategies: Increase investments in research, leverage authoritiesContinue reading “EPA will tackle ‘forever chemicals’”

Jersey City gang member charged in 2020 shooting

An alleged member of the SaLaf Enterprise gang in Jersey City has been charged with shooting a rival gangster in June 2020 that resulted in the death of a 34-year-old man. Shamar Bey, 29, of Jersey City, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering and dischargingContinue reading “Jersey City gang member charged in 2020 shooting”