Tag : New Jersey
Child Marriage Ban Denied in New Jersey title : Ban on Alarming Child Marriage Rejected in New Jersey, Governor Considers Religious Customs
summary : A proposed ban on the alarming child marriage failed to receive approval in New Jersey as Governor Chris Christie rejects the bill. The Republican governor said that the refusal was to avoid conflict with various religious customs.
date : May 16, 2017 02:19 PM EDT
NJ title : Robot Detonates New Jersey Device in Latest Bomb Discovery
summary : Five potential bombs were discovered overnight near a New Jersey station, one of which blew up on Monday as a bomb squad robot tried to disable it, after a weekend of attacks and security alerts in the United States.
date : Sep 19, 2016 08:24 AM EDT
title : New Jersey Pension Deemed Not 'Tax-Exempt Church Plan' by Federal Court, Starts New National Litigation
summary : A pension plan established by New Brunswick, N.J.- based Saint Peter’s Healthcare System does not qualify as a “church plan” that is exempt from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, ruled a U.S. federal appeals court ruled this week. ERISA is the federal pension law that requires such plans to be fully funded, and provides employees with certain rights related to benefit entitlements. St. Peter's employs more than 2,800 people through 27 centers and facilities.
date : Jan 02, 2016 02:29 PM EST
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony title : NJ Councilwoman Who Resigned In Protest To 'Christmas' Tree Lighting to Lead 'Diversity Committee'
summary : New Jersey Councilwoman Charlene Storey and Mayor Carl Hokanson don't see eye-to-eye about the city's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Interestingly, both of them are Democrats. But Storey sees the name of the ceremony as being "exclusionary of non-Christians", and with its current name, an incorrect use of taxpayer money.
date : Dec 08, 2015 11:53 AM EST
Yuan Zhiming and Chai Ling title : Tiananmen Dissidents: Chinese Pastor Yuan Zhiming Repents of Extramarital Affair, But Christian Activist Chai Ling Accuses Him of Rape
summary : Yuan Zhiming, a prominent voice in the global Chinese Christian community, has resigned from his ministry and asked for forgiveness after he was accused of raping fellow activist and Christian Chai Ling.
date : Mar 03, 2015 06:51 PM EST
California Measles Outbreak title : Anti-Vaccine Movement: People Across U.S. Raise Concerns, Assert Religious, Philosophical Rights to Not Vaccinate Children
summary : Despite numerous studies from medical science that have consistently proven the safety and necessity of vaccines, some Americans still refuse to vaccinate themselves or their children. However, the reasons behind their refusal to do so can be complicated.
date : Feb 23, 2015 06:38 PM EST
Snow Blizzard 2015 title : Historic Blizzard Clamps Down on Northeastern U.S., Causing Delays and Shutdowns
summary : In what was termed a “historic blizzard,” a massive snowstorm pummeled the northeastern United States on Monday night, making life highly inconvenient for Americans living in that part of the country.
date : Jan 27, 2015 10:07 AM EST
St. Ann's Catholic Church title : Face of Jesus Statue Burned off in Pennsylvania Church Vandal
summary : A Catholic church in Emmaus, Pennsylvania has been a target for vandalism many times in the past with minor glitches that could easily be repaired. This time, an unknown individual caused the church its most damaging act yet by setting ablaze a statue of Jesus.
date : Feb 05, 2014 03:14 PM EST
Forced Sex Slavery and Labor title : Dark Side of Super Bowl: 'Largest Human Trafficking Event in United States'
summary : Whether one is a football fan or not, or if one's team makes it, the Super Bowl is recognized as the biggest sports event of the year and is watched by millions. Aside from football, everyone tunes in to see the million-dollar worth commercials produced by countless of businesses over a group of friends partying or eating delicious food. However, there is a dark, disturbing side to this time of year that many fail to recognize as a serious problem: human trafficking.
date : Jan 31, 2014 06:48 PM EST