Arming teachers & practicing active shooter drills is harmful to students

Inflating the threat of school shootings leads to policies that he argues can be harmful to students—such as arming teachers with guns and operating active shooter drills at schools that result in stress and anxiety that experts say is needless. The United States is experiencing a record-setting year for mass shootings, according to James Alan Fox,Continue reading “Arming teachers & practicing active shooter drills is harmful to students”

Mom sentenced to life after conviction for murdering her 17-month-old son

A New Jersey woman convicted of murder in the death of her 17-month-old son 4 1/2 years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Heather Reynolds, 45, was sentenced by Judge Gwendolyn Blue on November 15, 2022, to a term of life imprisonment, with no possibility of parole forContinue reading “Mom sentenced to life after conviction for murdering her 17-month-old son”

Turnout in U.S. elections trails many other countries by some measures

Voter turnout in the 2020 U.S. general election soared to levels not seen in decades, fueled by the bitter campaign between Joe Biden and Donald Trump and facilitated by pandemic-related changes to state election rules. More than 158.4 million people voted in that election, according to a Pew Research Center tabulation of official state returns, amounting to 62.8%Continue reading “Turnout in U.S. elections trails many other countries by some measures”

Election deniers were losers in key midterm contests for public offices

Candidates who questioned or denied the outcome of the 2020 presidential election lost key races in the midterms as voters across the country elected pro-democracy candidates. Claims that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” gave rise to nearly 300 election deniers appearing on the ballot of nearly 60 percent of voters in the 2022 midterm general elections. The CenterContinue reading “Election deniers were losers in key midterm contests for public offices”

Police seeking gunmen in three cities

Police in Paterson, New Milford and Trenton are searching for gunmen wanted for shooting a people over the extended holiday weekend. Authorities in Bergen County and the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit are investigating a homicide that occurred in the area of 900 Boulevard in New Milford on Saturday.  A preliminary investigation reported that at aroundContinue reading “Police seeking gunmen in three cities”

Elizabeth man charged in Bergen County for receiving stolen property

Anderson Casilla Furcal, 25, of 145 Chilton Hall, Apartment A-2, Elizabeth, NJ, was charged with receiving stolen property as the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love. On November 22, 2022, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force conducted a trafficContinue reading “Elizabeth man charged in Bergen County for receiving stolen property”

Virginia Walmart store manager gunned down six co-workers

Seven workers are dead and several more were wounded after the overnight store manager at a Virginia Walmart store opened fire on his colleagues last week with a 9mm handgun he had legally purchased on the morning of the rampage. The shooter was identified by police as 31-year-old Andre Bing, who took his own lifeContinue reading “Virginia Walmart store manager gunned down six co-workers”

Toms River man died after being trapped in car that flipped into marsh

A 28-year-old Toms River man died after the car he was driving crashed and flipped over into a marsh on Saturday, Nov. 26, although authorities said his two passengers were able to swim to safety. On November 26, 2022 at around 2:25 a.m., Toms River Police and EMS were dispatched to the intersection of HooperContinue reading “Toms River man died after being trapped in car that flipped into marsh”

Camden woman charged with murder of a 55-year-old man on Thanksgiving

A Camden woman has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a 55-year-old man on Thanksgiving and detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old man on Friday evening in the city. On Friday, November 25, 2022, at around 6:46 p.m., Camden County Police received a 911 call with a report ofContinue reading “Camden woman charged with murder of a 55-year-old man on Thanksgiving”

Health officials urging flu shots, COVID-19 boosters & respiratory precautions

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is encouraging everyone 6 months of age and older to get their annual flu shot and COVID-19 booster when eligible, and is urging residents to take precautions as other respiratory illnesses, including Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV), continue to circulate. New Jersey, as well as much of theContinue reading “Health officials urging flu shots, COVID-19 boosters & respiratory precautions”

Nazis & nutjobs gather around Trump at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach

Former U.S. President Donald Trump hosted erratic hip hop artist Kanye West at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida along with white nationalist Nick Fuentes, a Holocaust revisionist who has openly questioned the number of Jews killed by the Nazis, but the meeting did not go as planned for the disgraced election loser. Trump’sContinue reading “Nazis & nutjobs gather around Trump at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach”

Medicare cuts off Murphy’s veterans homes for failure to fix death traps

After Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration failed to fix major problems at New Jersey’s troubled veterans homes, officials at the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services began withholding payments to the New Jersey’s Veteran’s Memorial Home at Menlo Park operated by the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Terminated from all Medicare andContinue reading “Medicare cuts off Murphy’s veterans homes for failure to fix death traps”

Advancing the world’s first honeybee vaccine that could help beekeepers

Vaccines are a proven benefit in the world of animal science. People have vaccinated both pets and livestock for decades. Soon beekeepers may be able to protect their colonies through vaccination. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and Dalan Animal Health have teamed up to advance the world’s first honeybee vaccine. “You don’t haveContinue reading “Advancing the world’s first honeybee vaccine that could help beekeepers”

‘Sneak Peek’ at tax returns for journalists is not disclosure

New Jersey journalists have once again fallen for the faux-disclosure of Governor Phil Murphy, who allowed reporters a few hours to examine hundreds of pages describing his vast investment portfolio along with copies of his state and federal tax returns. Murphy makes most of his money from stock investments, which include holdings in domestic andContinue reading “‘Sneak Peek’ at tax returns for journalists is not disclosure”

Real estate developer + attorney admit to $3.5 million mortgage fraud scheme

A New Jersey real estate developer and attorney each admitted today to conspiring to orchestrate a mortgage fraud scheme that led to over $3.5 million in losses. Victor Santos, aka Vitor Santos, 63, of Watchung, and Fausto Simoes, 69, of Millington, each pleaded guilty by videoconference to Count One of an indictment charging them withContinue reading “Real estate developer + attorney admit to $3.5 million mortgage fraud scheme”

Nearly 40 million children dangerously susceptible to growing measles threat

Measles is the most contagious transmissible virus known but vaccination coverage to protect against the deadly disease has steadily declined since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are sounding an alarm because measles is “an imminent threat in every region ofContinue reading “Nearly 40 million children dangerously susceptible to growing measles threat”

Joe Biden renews call for assault weapons ban after mass shootings

President Joe Biden once again called for a ban on assault weapons following a rash of deadly mass shootings left 11 people dead at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs and at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia. While visiting a firehouse on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, on Thanksgiving, Biden said he would seek to pass gunContinue reading “Joe Biden renews call for assault weapons ban after mass shootings”

Colorado Springs Club Q shooting suspect held without bail

The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub was ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance Wednesday. Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, could be seen slumped over in a chair with injuries visible on the suspect’s face and head in aContinue reading “Colorado Springs Club Q shooting suspect held without bail”

Alice’s Restaurant Massacree is an American Thanksgiving tradition

“Alice’s Restaurant,” Arlo Guthrie’s beloved musical ode to garbage, small town policing, and military conscription, celebrates many anniversaries and has become a Thanksgiving anthem. The song – its full name is “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” – has its conception on Thanksgiving Day, 1965, when Guthrie, then 18, and friend Rick Robbins, 19, were clearing out theContinue reading “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree is an American Thanksgiving tradition”

If you are too stuffed to move, you can thank the Pilgrim Edward Winslow

Edward Winslow is the only one of the Mayflower passengers to have a verified portrait, which was painted in 1651 in London and now hangs in the Pilgrim Museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts, but he is heralded as the correspondent who shared with future generations a story of the First Thanksgiving. Winslow joined a small band ofContinue reading “If you are too stuffed to move, you can thank the Pilgrim Edward Winslow”