Bipartisan senators push US toward war over Russian assault on Ukraine

As Ukraine employs new long-range rocket systems, Kyiv is telling the world it can defeat Russian forces, and it is citing evidence but it is unclear whether the country might prevail against a military invader with superior numbers and weaponry — or even what a victory would look like. A resolution asserting that Russia’s actionsContinue reading “Bipartisan senators push US toward war over Russian assault on Ukraine”

COVID con artist sentenced to 46 months in federal prison

A Somerset County man was sentenced today to 46 months in federal prison for orchestrating a $2 million COVID-19 fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Guaravjit “Raj” Singh, 27, of Montgomery, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Peter G. Sheridan to an information charging him with one count ofContinue reading “COVID con artist sentenced to 46 months in federal prison”

Chemical spill snarls I-80 traffic

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials expected intermittent single lane closures on I-80 this week but officials there were caught by surprise from a hazardous material spill on the westbound lanes east of Exit 12 – CR 521/Hope-Blairstown Road in Hope Township. The hazmat spill has added to normal Monday morning commuting delays onContinue reading “Chemical spill snarls I-80 traffic”

CDC warns New Jersey to wear masks as COVID hospitalizations surge

As COVID hospitalizations increased, the CDC is recommending that almost everyone in New Jersey go back to wearing masks for public, indoor spaces. New Jersey only had six counties in the “high” COVID-19 community level about a week ago but the CDC’s latest map shows 17 counties in the elevated risk category. That is theContinue reading “CDC warns New Jersey to wear masks as COVID hospitalizations surge”

Steven Donziger wants to make ‘ecocide’ an international crime

Attorney Steven Donziger, who won a multi-billion dollar judgment against Chevron on behalf of Ecuadorian villagers, says that ecocide must be an international crime. “Whether it is the Secretary of the US Navy or the CEO of Chevron, persons who destroy our ecosystems and kill life must be held criminally responsible,” said Donziger in aContinue reading “Steven Donziger wants to make ‘ecocide’ an international crime”

Uvalde school shooting video shows what happened at Robb Elementary

A video recording captured from inside Robb Elementary, along with body camera footage from a responding officer, shows how dozens of officers responded to the active shooter who fatally shot nineteen students and two teachers and wounded seventeen other people at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The video footage, audio, and events described in thisContinue reading “Uvalde school shooting video shows what happened at Robb Elementary”

20 Attorneys General support federal rule regulating dangerous ghost guns

Twenty Attorneys General filed an amicus brief supporting an important new federal rule regulating ghost guns, the unserialized homemade firearms built from weapon parts kits that can be purchased without background checks.  The rule will help ensure that buyers pass background checks before purchasing such kits and that law enforcement officers can trace any self-madeContinue reading “20 Attorneys General support federal rule regulating dangerous ghost guns”

Cumberland County methamphetamine dealer sent to prison for 12½ years

U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said that a Cumberland County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 151 months for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Joan Benitez, 41, of Millville, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent toContinue reading “Cumberland County methamphetamine dealer sent to prison for 12½ years”

Linden resident charged in NYC recording studio double homicide

Manhattan detectives booked a New Jersey man for his alleged role in a Midtown recording studio shooting that left two men dead. A 24-year-old New Jersey man has been arrested on a charge of murder in a baffling double homicide at a Hell’s Kitchen recording studio earlier this year, authorities say. Kabal Reyes, 24, ofContinue reading “Linden resident charged in NYC recording studio double homicide”

Parkway crash killed two people and seriously injured one other

Two people were killed and a third person was seriously injured on Sunday, in a motor vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway. New Jersey State Police Troopers headed to the scene of a two-vehicle collision on the Garden State Parkway near Aberdeen Township around 7:15 p.m. One of the vehicles appears to have overturnedContinue reading “Parkway crash killed two people and seriously injured one other”

July 4 parade shooter may be in police custody

Police arrested Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, 22, who was the person of interest wanted in connection to the deadly shooting at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois. Crimo was taken into custody by police while driving a 2010 silver Honda. His arrest in the early evening, which law enforcement said followed aContinue reading “July 4 parade shooter may be in police custody”

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”