Eight arrested during heroin mills raids

ELIZABETH — Eight people were arrested after two alleged high-volume heroin mills were shuttered by authorities in northern New Jersey. The arrests announced Monday stemmed from raids conducted Friday afternoon in Linden and Union Township. Authorities seized what they said…

Behind the Scenes of Your Mani-Pedi

Sarah Maslin Nir was a regular manicure customer – until her investigation for The New York Times revealed oppressive conditions for salon workers. In the wake of her articles, which spurred immediate action from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, she is making do without her…

A few ways to help democracy flourish

The founding fathers saw corruption as the most fundamental threat to democracy, and it is manifesting in this era of oligarchy and influence peddling. Three things that would make a big difference in the Wild West system of corporate political spending…

Gay conversion therapy trial slated to begin June 2

Lawyers say Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH) fraudulently claimed to provide services that “convert” people from gay to straight. These services, known as conversion therapy, have been discredited or highly criticized by all major American medical, psychiatric, psychological…