Jersey City double shooting killed one man, critically injured another

One man was killed and another hospitalized in a shooting early Sunday near Monticello Avenue and Astor Place in Jersey City, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. Suarez said the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the shooting, which happened at about 3 a.m. on Sunday,Continue reading “Jersey City double shooting killed one man, critically injured another”

Republicans block a $35 price cap on insulin under private insurance 

As millions of Americans struggle to afford basic household needs, over 9 million people with diabetes take Insulin, a medication that in recent years has had skyrocketing prices. Republican lawmakers stripped a $35 price cap on the cost of insulin for many patients from the Inflation Reduction Act, an ambitious legislative package Democrats are movingContinue reading “Republicans block a $35 price cap on insulin under private insurance “

New York state detects first polio case in the U.S. since 2013

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York State health authorities are coordinating on the investigation into a case of paralytic polio in an unvaccinated individual in Rockland County, New York. Initial sequencing confirmed by CDC indicates that the case is type 2 vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV), a strain related to theContinue reading “New York state detects first polio case in the U.S. since 2013”

Biden declared monkeypox national health emergency

The Biden administration says monkeypox is a national health emergency. The U.S. declaration comes a week after the World Health Organization and several states already made such a declaration. Such emergencies last for 90 days but can be extended. The declaration allows the government to offer contracts for treatments and supplies, but it will not speed up deliveryContinue reading “Biden declared monkeypox national health emergency”

Candidate Kratovil’s court case cracks cops’ cover-up

New Brunswick mayoral candidate Charlie Kratovil won two major victories for police transparency in court cases filed prior to declaring his candidacy. It’s the latest in a series of transparency wins for Kratovil, who been the editor of a community newspaper for over a decade and repeatedly used the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) to investigate cityContinue reading “Candidate Kratovil’s court case cracks cops’ cover-up”

Police officers charged for the death of Breonna Taylor

The federal Justice Department has charged four Louisville police officers involved in the deadly Breonna Taylor raid with civil rights violations. Federal charges against former officers Joshua Jaynes, Brett Hankison, and Kelly Goodlett, along with Sergeant Kyle Meany were announced by Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday. Garland said federal officials “share but cannot fullyContinue reading “Police officers charged for the death of Breonna Taylor”

Shaw strikes out again in court battle to evict disabled 24-year tenant

In an age when many Democratic politicians are adopting bold progressive positions that put them at odds with the cruelty of bare-knuckled Capitalism, the Mayor of Roselle and his wife, a former Fourth Ward councilman, have decided to try their hand at being greedy landlords but they are not very good at it. While theirContinue reading “Shaw strikes out again in court battle to evict disabled 24-year tenant”

Foreign fiend feloniously flim-flammed feeble fools as false fraud fighter

An Indian national today admitted his role in an international conspiracy that preyed on elderly victims in New Jersey and throughout the United States. Ashish Bajaj, 29, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court to an information charging him with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Bajaj was arrested on Tuesday, AugustContinue reading “Foreign fiend feloniously flim-flammed feeble fools as false fraud fighter”

South Brunswick police investigating woman’s possible violent abduction

South Brunswick Police responded to Route 130 near Dayton Toyota searching for a woman who witnesses claimed was yelling for help, as a possible abductor violently yanked her back inside. Officers received a call around 2 p.m. Wednesday from a witness who said the female victim was bleeding from her face and yelling for helpContinue reading “South Brunswick police investigating woman’s possible violent abduction”

Greedy landlord Shaw heading back to court to evict disabled tenant

Roselle Mayor Donald Shaw and his wife, former Councilwoman Kimberly Sharrock-Shaw, are going back to court after the landlords failed to appear for a July 1, 2022, hearing in the eviction case against a disabled tenant who has occupied his apartment for 24 years. While Fernando Casamor has lived there, his rent increased from $750Continue reading “Greedy landlord Shaw heading back to court to evict disabled tenant”

War for what? Pelosi’s Taiwan trip irritates China & risks devastation

A visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan has ignited anger in China, which sees the self-ruled island as a breakaway province that must be reunited as a part of the country. Beijing has not ruled out the possible use of force to achieve this. Senior Taiwanese and US government officials confirmed that PelosiContinue reading “War for what? Pelosi’s Taiwan trip irritates China & risks devastation”

US sues Idaho as abortion law conflicts with medical treatment requirement

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit to protect the rights of patients to access emergency medical care guaranteed by federal law. The Justice Department on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, filed a lawsuit that challenges Idaho’s restrictive abortion law, arguing that it conflicts with a federal law requiring doctors to provide medically necessary treatment that forContinue reading “US sues Idaho as abortion law conflicts with medical treatment requirement”

WE’RE NUMBER ONE! Jersey City has highest rents in the United States

Jersey City, located across the Hudson River from Manhattan, has the highest rent in the United States, with the average monthly rent skyrocketing from $3,308 in 2021 to an eye-watering $5,500 in 2022. That’s an increase of 66.25 percent — the third highest in this survey. Jersey City is followed by Boston, where the averageContinue reading “WE’RE NUMBER ONE! Jersey City has highest rents in the United States”

Only 5 federal cases filed in over 110 crimes reported by election workers

Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. convened a virtual discussion on Monday, August 1, 2022, with a bipartisan group of about 750 election officials and workers to provide an update on the work of the Justice Department’s Election Threats Task Force but the number of prosecutions lags far behind the volume of criminal actsContinue reading “Only 5 federal cases filed in over 110 crimes reported by election workers”

BSA bankruptcy judge puts 82,200 sexual abuse survivors on hold

A Delaware bankruptcy judge who approved most of the Boy Scouts of America’s reorganization plan, rejected a few provisions leaving the organization to make decisions that will influence the case’s impact on 82,200 sexual abuse survivors. Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein issued her 281-page ruling several months after holding a trial to determine whether to confirmContinue reading “BSA bankruptcy judge puts 82,200 sexual abuse survivors on hold”

Malinowski slams Trump’s Saudi golf deal

A group of Sept. 11 victims’ family members and survivors held a news conference to protest the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV golf tour hosted by former President Donald Trump on Friday. Representative Tom Malinowski also criticized Trump following statement the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey hosting a tournament sponsored by the Saudi GolfContinue reading “Malinowski slams Trump’s Saudi golf deal”

Joe Manchin strikes deal on economy, climate bill with Democratic leaders

Democratic leaders in Washington, D.C. have reached an agreement on a spending package that aims to lower health-care costs, combat climate change and reduce the federal deficit, marking a massive potential breakthrough for President Joe Biden’s long-stalled economic agenda. The deal was struck between the US Senate Majority Leader and the right-wing Democrat who scuttledContinue reading “Joe Manchin strikes deal on economy, climate bill with Democratic leaders”

Former Edison resident convicted of parental kidnapping of his child

A former Edison resident was found guilty of international parental kidnapping after he deceived his child’s mother, took the child to India and refused to return when ordered to do so. A naturalized U.S. citizen who had been living in India was convicted of obstructing the parental rights of his child’s mother by kidnapping theContinue reading “Former Edison resident convicted of parental kidnapping of his child”

Protect yourself from monkeypox

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends taking measures to reduce exposure to the monkeypox virus, which is transmitted between people through close contact with secretions from the respiratory tract or skin lesions, as well as recently contaminated objects. Recommendations from health experts include washing your hands frequently and avoiding contact with infected people, among otherContinue reading “Protect yourself from monkeypox”

Monkeypox outbreak is declared a global health emergency

The World Health Organization has declared the international monkeypox outbreak a global emergency. The decision underscores concerns about rapidly spreading infections sparked by the virus. More than 16,500 cases of monkeypox have been reported in 75 countries. The move to label the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the highest level of alertContinue reading “Monkeypox outbreak is declared a global health emergency”