Township violated religious rights

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Bernards Township alleging that the municipality violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when it denied zoning approval to allow the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a…

Obama gives 79 prisoners a second chance

President Obama delivers remarks at the White House

President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of a Camden, New Jersey man who would have spent 30 years in prison if then-US Attorney Chris Christie had his way. Obama commuted Jose Rodriguez’s prison sentence to expire on November 22, 2018,…

Water company says prevent frozen pipes

Freezing weather can take its toll on pipes in and around your home. Most water meters and pipes can be found in basements, crawl spaces and other unheated areas, where cold winter temperatures can cause them to freeze. As temperatures…

Police violence at NDPL injures woman

Peaceful demonstrators who are demanding a stop to construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens the Missouri River and drinking water for millions of people in lands that belong to native American tribes, were attacked by heavily armed police…