Afghan refugees have fewer incidents than comparably-sized U.S. populations

With as many as 53,000 Afghan civilians living across eight U.S. military installations, a certain amount of law enforcement issues are bound to arise — and such incidents have happened, said the commander of U.S. Northern Command, who noted that the refugees caused fewer dust-ups than comparably-sized U.S. populations across the nation. “For a populationContinue reading “Afghan refugees have fewer incidents than comparably-sized U.S. populations”

Harvard looks at how tragedy transformed the FDNY

On Sept. 11, 2001, the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) was transformed in a matter of minutes and Gregory P. Shea, Andre Kotze, and Paul Brown have taken a hard look at that metamorphosis in an essay in the Harvard Business Review. The piece examines lessons on leading through hard times, drawn fromContinue reading “Harvard looks at how tragedy transformed the FDNY”

Massive oil spill scars California coast

A large oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach, California, has forced beaches all along the coast to close and pollution is expected to wash onshore for several days. Residents and business owners in the impacted region, say they reported a tar-like smell as early as Friday evening, but authorities did not raise theContinue reading “Massive oil spill scars California coast”

Health care workers quit, suffer various harms during coronavirus pandemic

Since February 2020, nearly 1 in 5 health care workers, or 18 percent, have quit their jobs, according to new poll results from Morning Consult, a global privately held data intelligence company. The poll, conducted in September among 1,000 U.S. health care workers, also found that 12 percent of workers have been laid off or lostContinue reading “Health care workers quit, suffer various harms during coronavirus pandemic”

President Joe Cool: Amid chaos on Capitol Hill, Biden stays calm

President Joe Biden told reporters that a lot has been going on recently, such as “hurricanes and floods,” which is why he says he hasn’t been promoting legislation that covers the bulk of his domestic agenda. Be that as it may, the president said he is confident that both his Build Back Better agenda andContinue reading “President Joe Cool: Amid chaos on Capitol Hill, Biden stays calm”

Jesse McCormick on FDU Honors List

Jesse A. McCormick III, of Lambertville, NJ, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, has been named to the Honors List for the Spring 2020 semester. McCormick, who graduated from Rahway High School, qualified for the Honors List by maintaining 3.5 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 whileContinue reading “Jesse McCormick on FDU Honors List”

People’s Republic of China buzzed Taiwan with 38 warplanes

The United States condemned China’s largest-ever incursion into Taiwan’s air defense zone, which it described as “provocative” and “destabilizing” military activity, as the two super-powers head toward a possible military clash. The State Department said on Sunday that the U.S. is “very concerned” about People’s Republic of China’s “provocative military activity near Taiwan” following Beijing’sContinue reading “People’s Republic of China buzzed Taiwan with 38 warplanes”

Slow to spend, states & cities sit on buckets of federal pandemic money

Hundreds of mayors from across the U.S. pleaded for “immediate action” on billions of dollars targeted to shore up their finances and revive their communities while Congress considered a massive COVID-19 relief package earlier this year, but after they got it, local officials have been sitting on the cash instead of actually spending the windfall.Continue reading “Slow to spend, states & cities sit on buckets of federal pandemic money”

OPINION: Without government, we climb a ladder to nowhere

by Jean Stimmell Twenty-five years of psychological research has proven how easy it is, by the process of suggestion, to get individuals to believe in things that never happened: In these experiments, “we see that people can come to believe that they were lost or that they took a hot air balloon ride or spilledContinue reading “OPINION: Without government, we climb a ladder to nowhere”

Canadian ISIS fighter charged with providing support to terrorist group

The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently took custody of Mohammed Khalifa, a Saudi-born Canadian citizen whose role as a combatant and propaganda producer with the Islamic State allegedly resulted in death. If convicted, he could face life in prison. The Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led militia backed by the U.S., had captured him following aContinue reading “Canadian ISIS fighter charged with providing support to terrorist group”

Democrat holding up Biden wanted $4 trillion infrastructure spending

A few days before President Joe Biden was sworn into office, Senator Joe Manchin III (D-WV) called for spending up to $4 trillion on infrastructure over 10 years but now he claims the Democratic Party’s decade-long $350 billion per year proposal for expanding heath care access, boosting education programs and fighting climate change is tooContinue reading “Democrat holding up Biden wanted $4 trillion infrastructure spending”

Driver killed in tanker explosion on Route 287 in Mahwah

The driver of a gasoline tanker was killed after the truck crashed, flipped over and caught fire early Saturday morning on Interstate 287 in Bergen County, New Jersey. It happened just before 7 a.m. on I-287 South at mile marker 66 in Mahwah, according to the State Police. The tanker overturned on the ramp fromContinue reading “Driver killed in tanker explosion on Route 287 in Mahwah”

Shadow financial system benefits the world’s most rich & powerful

The newly-leaked Pandora Papers reveal the inner workings of a shadow economy that benefits the wealthy and well-connected at the expense of everyone else, as offshore havens and hidden riches of world leaders and billionaires exposed in an unprecedented disclosure of secret banking information. Millions of leaked documents and the biggest journalism partnership in historyContinue reading “Shadow financial system benefits the world’s most rich & powerful”

Women more likely to have multiple jobs but they still earn less than needed to live

A small but steady number of American workers have more than one job, because either they need extra income or they want to gain more experience or explore different interests, as multiple jobholding has become even more prevalent in the U.S. economy over the past two decades. The share of Americans working more than oneContinue reading “Women more likely to have multiple jobs but they still earn less than needed to live”

Women’s March protests abortion laws

Over 540 marches, with some in all 50 states, marked the fifth Women’s March with over 120,000 citizens telling lawmakers and the Supreme Court not to take away Americans’ reproductive freedoms. The movement stated in 2017, when women marched in the millions to protest the policies of Donald Trump, who had just become president. SinceContinue reading “Women’s March protests abortion laws”

Corrections officers tortured & assaulted prison inmates

A corrections officer at Bayside State Prison in Leesburg, New Jersey, was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting and physically punishing inmates. U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig said John R. Makos III, 41, of the Cumberland County municipality Maurice River Township, was charged by complaint with participating in a conspiracy to deprive inmates of civil rights.Continue reading “Corrections officers tortured & assaulted prison inmates”

Color New Jersey safe

Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety (“HTS”) today announced a statewide art contest for adults and teens to promote its ongoing “Take Control of Your Destiny” distracted driving public awareness campaign. Winners will have their art displayed on HTS’s social media channels as part of the campaign. The “Design YourContinue reading “Color New Jersey safe”

Band of brazen burglars busted

More than 40 law enforcement agencies collaborated in the investigation that led to the indictment of a Teaneck ex-con who is charged with leading a criminal ring responsible for no fewer than 84 broad-daylight residential burglaries across much of New Jersey and Rockland County, NY. A state grand jury indicted Keith Perry, 38, of Teaneck,Continue reading “Band of brazen burglars busted”

In-home HIV testing reaches hardest hit

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in partnership with Us Helping Us, launched the United States’ first national in-home HIV testing program centered around reaching communities disproportionately impacted by HIV—Black and Latinx gay, bisexual men and transgender womenContinue reading “In-home HIV testing reaches hardest hit”

Congress votes to keep US government open

Congress passed legislation on Thursday extending government spending through December 3 to avert a shutdown just hours before current funding expires. Democrats initially sought to attach a suspension of the debt ceiling to the funding bill, but Republicans refused to vote to increase the borrowing limit. President Joe Biden must sign the bill before midnightContinue reading “Congress votes to keep US government open”