Congress funded a $6 billion bailout for aging US nuclear power plants

The massive bipartisan infrastructure bill signed into law in mid-November included $6 billion for the Energy Department to establish a Civil Nuclear Credit Program. The program will “help preserve the existing US nuclear reactor fleet and save thousands of high-paying jobs across the country,” the Energy Department claimed, saying the nation’s current reactors are “vital” to achieving climateContinue reading “Congress funded a $6 billion bailout for aging US nuclear power plants”

Trenton pharmacist charged for selling oxycodone to street-level drug dealers

The same day her husband was charged for tax evasion and filing false returns, a former pharmacist was arrested Thursday, May 12, 2022, for her role in distributing and dispensing outside the course of professional practice large quantities of oxycodone and other controlled substances from a Trenton pharmacy, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said FlorenceContinue reading “Trenton pharmacist charged for selling oxycodone to street-level drug dealers”

Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh slain by Israeli army, mourned in New Jersey

Shireen Abu Akleh, a 51-year-old Palestinian Arab Christian journalist who obtained United States citizenship while living in New Jersey, was shot and killed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) during a raid on the West Bank city of Jenin. The U.S. ambassador to Israel confirmed that Abu Akleh was an American citizen, and called forContinue reading “Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh slain by Israeli army, mourned in New Jersey”

Two women accused of submitting dozens of bogus insurance claims

Two women were indicted for allegedly submitting dozens of fraudulent claims to Aflac (American Family Life Assurance Company) for medical treatment that they did not receive. Hassanah Todd, 33, of Newark, N.J. and Shirell Todd, 32, of High Point, N.C., were indicted on second-degree conspiracy, second-degree insurance fraud, third-degree theft by deception, and fourth-degree falsifyingContinue reading “Two women accused of submitting dozens of bogus insurance claims”

Burlington County sex offender sentenced to 15 years in state prison

A registered sex offender from Burlington County was sentenced to state prison today after he used social media apps to send photos of his genitals and a video of himself masturbating to underage girls and an undercover detective posing as a 13-year-old girl. Joseph M. Graber III, 52, of Marlton, N.J., was sentenced to 15Continue reading “Burlington County sex offender sentenced to 15 years in state prison”

Bernie Sanders proposes new Medicare for All bill to guarantee US health care

In the midst of a pandemic that has claimed nearly one million American lives – more than one-third of which have been linked to a lack of health insurance –Sen. Bernie Sanders and fourteen of his colleagues in the Senate on Thursday introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2022 to guarantee health care inContinue reading “Bernie Sanders proposes new Medicare for All bill to guarantee US health care”

Former police sergeant sentenced for sexually exploiting three women

Jesus Manuel Menocal Jr., 34, a former Hialeah Police Department sergeant, was sentenced in federal court in Miami, Florida, to three years in prison and one year of supervised release, the statutory maximum sentence.  Menocal previously pleaded guilty to three counts of violating the civil rights of women by sexually exploiting them. “The Department ofContinue reading “Former police sergeant sentenced for sexually exploiting three women”

Armed rapist & kidnapper convicted for his violent 3-state crime spree

A federal jury has convicted a New York man of engaging in a violent, multi-state crime spree during which he kidnapped and sexually assaulted an ex-girlfriend who had a protection-from-abuse order against him, assaulted a federal employee, set fire to a used car dealership, and rammed multiple police vehicles before being apprehended. Luis Figueroa, 41,Continue reading “Armed rapist & kidnapper convicted for his violent 3-state crime spree”

Mercer County accounting professor arrested for tax evasion, false returns

A Mercer County accounting professor and pharmacy owner was arrested Thursday, May 12, 2022, for tax evasion and filing false tax returns. Gordian A. Ndubizu, 67, of Princeton Junction, is charged in an eight-count indictment unsealed today with four counts of tax evasion and four counts of filing false tax returns in tax years 2014Continue reading “Mercer County accounting professor arrested for tax evasion, false returns”

Creepy camp in Friday the 13th movie is actually located in New Jersey

Anyone who’s familiar with the movie Friday the 13th Part 1 knows Camp Crystal Lake is where the world met Jason Voorhees, one of the most famous killers in movie horror history. Fewer people know that Camp Crystal Lake is actually right here in New Jersey! Off a woodsy dirt road in the Kittatinny MountainContinue reading “Creepy camp in Friday the 13th movie is actually located in New Jersey”

Moderate exercise improves immune response in breast cancer survivors

By Emily Caldwell A new study in breast cancer survivors has found that chemotherapy, while a critical part of breast cancer therapy, may also have some lasting dampening effects on natural immunity, but moderate fitness improvements can offer some protection against this effect. Ohio State University researchers assessed participants’ immune response to a typhoid vaccine, which wasContinue reading “Moderate exercise improves immune response in breast cancer survivors”

Biden Democrats playing politics with immigration processing

The Trump administration’s three-year campaign to block access to asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border led to its use of a scorched-earth tactic at the start of the coronavirus pandemic — border expulsions under orders from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC has finally terminated its expulsion order known as TitleContinue reading “Biden Democrats playing politics with immigration processing”

Senate rejects abortion rights law after establishment Democrats created crisis

The US Senate voted 51-49 to reject a federal abortion rights law that would protect the right to privacy and guarantee that freedom for women that suddenly appears to be in jeopardy after almost half a century of constitutional protections from forced pregnancy. The draft opinion from the Supreme Court that was leaked recently showsContinue reading “Senate rejects abortion rights law after establishment Democrats created crisis”

Congresswoman seeks to boost accountability in higher education

Congresswoman Katie Porter today reintroduced a slate of bills to boost accountability in higher education. The CFPB Student Loan Integrity and Transparency Act would restore critical oversight powers to the top government official responsible for assisting student borrowers, while the Accountability in Student Loan Data Act would improve reporting requirements on student loan defaults. Porter, a Democrat fromContinue reading “Congresswoman seeks to boost accountability in higher education”

Olivia Encarnacion to attend Notre Dame Leadership Seminar

Mount Saint Mary Academy junior, Olivia Encarnacion, will attend the Notre Dame Leadership Seminar program for 10 days in July on the Notre Dame campus. Among thousands of applicants, Olivia was one of approximately 120 students selected to participate in the leadership program. This competitive program is geared for academically talented students who demonstrate impressiveContinue reading “Olivia Encarnacion to attend Notre Dame Leadership Seminar”

Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike is the biggest in over two decades

“I know that families all across America are hurting because of inflation,” said President Joe Biden, who urged the Federal Reserve to tame price increases in a speech the day before new data is expected to show consumer prices still rising at more than an eight percent pace. “I want every American to know thatContinue reading “Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike is the biggest in over two decades”

Drug overdoses claimed over 100,000 American lives in 2021, more than ever

More than 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in the U.S. in 2021, more than in any other year on record, according to data released by the National Center for Health Statistics Wednesday. The National Center for Health Statistics said at least 107,622 people died from overdoses in 2021, a major increase from the estimatedContinue reading “Drug overdoses claimed over 100,000 American lives in 2021, more than ever”

Isemann challenges rigged Republican establishment and political crazies

After his compelling introduction ad and a stinging demonstration that shows why GOP voters should not risk the closest congressional race in America on a three-time loser, the youngest candidate in New Jersey’s federal election campaign has come out with another video, making an incisive case for his candidacy. “New Jersey has had enough ofContinue reading “Isemann challenges rigged Republican establishment and political crazies”

Blood emergency announced

New Jersey Blood Services announced today that the state is experiencing a blood emergency due to an alarming drop in blood donations over the past six weeks. Contributing factors include recent school spring breaks and holiday travel, coupled with a two-year period of almost no youth donations during the pandemic. All blood types are lowContinue reading “Blood emergency announced”

Dead body found after five-alarm fire at Elizabeth Waste Management facility

One dead body was found Wednesday morning at the scene of a massive five-alarm fire that tore through the Waste Management Julia Street Transfer Station in Elizabeth on Tuesday. The body was found Wednesday morning, but authorities have not identified the victim. During Tuesday’s fire, a Waste Management employee was reported missing and officials believeContinue reading “Dead body found after five-alarm fire at Elizabeth Waste Management facility”