U.S. Supreme Court expert says leaked draft of abortion opinion “is nonsense”

Vincent Bonventre, an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court and a professor at Albany Law School, said the draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade is off-base when it claims that the right to an abortion is not enshrined in the Constitution. The draft opinion, which was written by Justice Samuel Alito Jr., wasContinue reading “U.S. Supreme Court expert says leaked draft of abortion opinion “is nonsense””

Ex-United Nations aide from NJ drugged & sexually assaulted 18 victims

A former United Nations employee who worked in Iraq pled guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting an internationally protected person and making false statements to cover up another sexual assault while also admitting to drugging and/or sexually assaulting seventeen other victims. The former U.N. communications specialist, 38-year-old Karim Elkorany from West Orange, New Jersey, worked inContinue reading “Ex-United Nations aide from NJ drugged & sexually assaulted 18 victims”

Multinational commodity mining firm guilty of market manipulation

Glencore International A.G. pled guilty on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in the Southern District of New York to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  An Anglo-Swiss multinational commodity trading and mining company with headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, Glencore International is ranked among the largest public companies in the world. In addition, as partContinue reading “Multinational commodity mining firm guilty of market manipulation”

Rahway man sentenced to 7 years in prison for gun trafficking

A Union County, New Jersey, man was sentenced to 84 months in prison for gun trafficking offenses, after Mark Hernandez, aka “Skrap,” 26, of Rahway, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi to a three-count information charging him with conspiracy to unlawfully deal in firearms, unlawfully dealing in firearms, and possession of firearmsContinue reading “Rahway man sentenced to 7 years in prison for gun trafficking”

Senate Dems reject Democrat’s request for probe of nursing home deaths

by Sophie Nieto-Munoz, New Jersey Monitor State Sen. Nia Gill on Thursday demanded that lawmakers vote in favor of forming an oversight committee with subpoena power to investigate the 9,100 COVID-19 deaths in New Jersey nursing homes, but her move was rejected by a narrow vote. Gill (D-Essex) characterized a probe into the deaths asContinue reading “Senate Dems reject Democrat’s request for probe of nursing home deaths”

Gov. Phil Murphy attacks lawmakers over inaction on gun safety measures

Gov. Phil Murphy attacked Senate President Nicholas “No-Show-Nick” Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin along with several Republican lawmakers in his call for stricter gun measures. Following Tuesday’s mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, Murphy complained that state lawmakers have failed to take action on a gun-safety legislative package he proposed more thanContinue reading “Gov. Phil Murphy attacks lawmakers over inaction on gun safety measures”

Brandis Puryear and Travis Amaker waging grassroots people campaign

Roselle Democrats Brandis Puryear and Travis Amaker are waging a grassroots people-powered campaign that has connected the candidates to the community with door to door canvassing, block parties and ethnic outreach events. At a block party in the Fourth Ward, residents got to meet Brandis Puryear and Travis Amaker, the council candidates who have aContinue reading “Brandis Puryear and Travis Amaker waging grassroots people campaign”

UN health agency insists Monkeypox outbreak can still be contained

The monkeypox outbreak that has been reported in 16 countries and several regions of the world can still be contained and the overall risk of transmission is low, according to an official with the United Nations health agency. “What we know from this virus and these modes of transmission, this outbreak can still be contained;Continue reading “UN health agency insists Monkeypox outbreak can still be contained”

984 job discrimination victims share $550,000 in back wages from IQVIA

IQVIA Inc., a multinational healthcare services company, will pay $550,000 in back wages and interest to 984 qualified female and Black applicants as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at its Parsippany, New Jersey, facility. An OFCCP compliance review found evidence that – fromContinue reading “984 job discrimination victims share $550,000 in back wages from IQVIA”

Consumer want financial companies to stop charging billions in junk fees

In response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) call for public input on how to save Americans billions in junk fees charged by financial companies, leading consumer advocacy organizations submitted an extensive comment letter detailing junk fees across a wide range of consumer financial products and services. The letter was submitted by Americans for Financial ReformContinue reading “Consumer want financial companies to stop charging billions in junk fees”

Hypnotherapist helped fuel the hunt for election fraud in Wisconsin

by Megan O’Matz | ProPublica Jay Stone grew up in the rough-and-tumble world of Chicago ward politics, the son of a longtime city alderman. But his own forays into politics left him distrustful of Chicago Democrats. When he ran for alderman in 2003, he was crushed at the polls after party leaders sent city workersContinue reading “Hypnotherapist helped fuel the hunt for election fraud in Wisconsin”

New UNICEF report shows: Greed kills

Overconsumption in the wealthiest countries leads to environmental degradation for children around the world The majority of rich countries create life-threatening and dangerous living conditions for children around the world, according to a new report published by the Innocenti Research Center of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The report,  Places and Spaces: Environments and children’sContinue reading “New UNICEF report shows: Greed kills”

Watchdog urges expanded care for residents with developmental or intellectual disabilities

by Dana DiFilippo, New Jersey Monitor Alex Guedes has complex neurodevelopmental disabilities and medical problems that require 24-hour skilled nursing care. The 21-year-old Atlantic County man has autism, Down syndrome, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a genetic condition that makes him susceptible to infections and injuries that can require surgery to fix. He’s on a feeding tubeContinue reading “Watchdog urges expanded care for residents with developmental or intellectual disabilities”

Trenton shooting leaves one man dead and another hospitalized

An early Sunday morning shooting at 142 West Hanover Street, Trenton in a State of New Jersey parking lot, left one man dead and another hospitalized. Ali Abdullah, of Trenton, was killed shortly before police responding to Shot Spotter activations around 1 a.m. Sunday, found the 25-year-old gunshot victim lying on the sidewalk. Abdullah wasContinue reading “Trenton shooting leaves one man dead and another hospitalized”

Congress aims to strengthen America’s renewable energy supply chain

Congresswoman Cori Bush, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Congressman Jason Crow introduced the Energy Security and Independence Act, a historic effort to strengthen America’s renewable energy supply chain through the Defense Production Act and invest in programs to lower utility prices.  “The days of energy security being synonymous with a reliance on human rights violators likeContinue reading “Congress aims to strengthen America’s renewable energy supply chain”

Democrats ditched legislation to codify the rights established by Roe v. Wade

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced legislation in February that would codify the rights established by Roe v. Wade (1973) and affirmed by Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), but Democratic lawmakers refused to pass the bill because they want to keep abortion in peril because it will benefit them politically. DemocraticContinue reading “Democrats ditched legislation to codify the rights established by Roe v. Wade”

Former Roselle Mayor slams choices of Union County Democratic Party boss

Former Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau lambasted state Senator Nicholas “No-Show Nick” Scutari over the Union County Democratic Party boss’ candidate selection. “Scutari, what are you thinking when it comes to selecting deadbeat dads, cheaters, wife-beaters, frauds, and scammers to run on the Democratic County line?,” asked Dansereau. “How will the Democratic Party in Union CountyContinue reading “Former Roselle Mayor slams choices of Union County Democratic Party boss”

Fudging politics: HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge visiting New Jersey today

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said she would be in New Jersey today to speak with affordable housing leaders from Newark and Trenton about her agency’s work to address our nation’s housing crisis. She was actually here to help Rep. Donald Payne Jr. and Trenton Mayor Reed GuscioraContinue reading “Fudging politics: HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge visiting New Jersey today”

Police search for missing Linden teenager

The Linden Police Department is looking for a missing teenager who was last seen Sunday evening in the city and seeking public help because they fear the Linden High School sophomore may be endangered. Keyara Hollman was last seen in Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Memorial Park, also known as Fourth Ward Park, located atContinue reading “Police search for missing Linden teenager”

US Attorney General could be pursuing Trump’s crimes with far more vigor

More than a year after Attorney General Merrick Garland was confirmed, there has been no sign the Department of Justice (DOJ) is seriously scrutinizing former President Donald Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol or the broader effort to usurp the 2020 election. A growing pile of evidence gathered by the Select House CommitteeContinue reading “US Attorney General could be pursuing Trump’s crimes with far more vigor”