Elizabeth Peña dead at age 55

Elizabeth Peña, the locally-born actress best known for her roles in Rush Hour and La Bamba, is dead at age 55, according to her nephew Mario-Francisco Robles, writer at the Latino Review, who announced that the beloved Hispanic actress died…

Whither (and Wither) the Democrats?

Open Letter to Democratic Candidates for the Senate: by John Zogby With just about ten days to go until the election of 2014, here is a riddle for you: If you are a Democratic candidate, why would you wait until…

New York City doctor has Ebola

A New York City doctor who returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea recently, has tested positive for the disease. Dr. Craig Spencer, reportedly exhibiting symptoms that include fever and gastrointestinal problems, was transported to Bellevue Hospital in an ambulance staffed by…

Podcast: U.S. Companies Help the NSA

by Nicole Collins Bronzan A year and a half into the release of classified documents by Edward Snowden, the existence of far-reaching National Security Agency surveillance is common if controversial knowledge. But until The Intercept published new documents this month,…

Demand for blood donations prompts action

New Jersey Blood Services is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives…