Author: Andrew Thompson

Atkins scammed UI benefit fund

A candidate for State Assembly is in hot water over his failure to report income when he accepted unemployment benefits from 2018 to 2019, but he hopes returning the money he was caught stealing will help voters overlook his thievery.…

VP Walter Mondale dies at 93

Walter F. Mondale, the former Democratic senator and vice president died April 19, 2021 at his home in Minneapolis at age 93. Mondale was a major player on the national political stage for two decades, beginning in 1964, when he…

First powered flight on another planet

Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from…

EPA wants to dredge Passaic River

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a plan to address contaminated sediment in the upper nine miles of the Lower Passaic River Study Area of the Diamond Alkali Superfund site in Essex, Bergen, and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. According…

Gun nut shoots himself in nuts

A man accidentally shot himself inside a North Carolina grocery store at about 7:45 pm on Friday night. According to Salisbury police, the 46-year-old firearms enthusiast was in the bread aisle inside a Food Lion store when something caused the…

School punished student over free speech

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the Supreme Court to rule that when students post on social media or say while off campus, they are protected from punishment by school officials under the First Amendment—an important free speech principle amid unprecedented, troubling monitoring and surveillance of students’ online…

A new analysis pegged New Jersey’s and America’s coronavirus response among the worst. New Jersey ranked 46th out of 50 states in terms of its effort to curb the spread of coronavirus last year despite having some of the most…