480 groups: Don’t cut Census short

More than 480 philanthropic organizations, alarmed by the announcement that the U.S. Department of Commerce intends to “drastically cut short” 2020 census operations amid a surging coronavirus pandemic, urged the U.S. Census Bureau not to rush the significant enumeration and…

Court mourns Ginsburg

In accordance with Supreme Court tradition, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s bench chair and the bench directly in front of it have been draped with black wool crepe in memoriam. In addition, a black drape has been hung over the courtroom…

Vas: Diaz mixes police & politics

Perth Amboy mayoral challenger Joseph B Vas is accusing the incumbent of breaking a key campaign promise that puts her on shaky ethical grounds. Vas said during these unprecedented times in law enforcement, when communities throughout the country are demanding…

Obesity rising, worsens COVID-19

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adult obesity prevalence is increasing and racial and ethnic disparities persist. Notably, adults with obesity are at heightened risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19. The 2019 Adult Obesity…