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Maryland Teenager Who Threatened Berkeley Heights School Pleads Guilty

ELIZABETH — A Maryland teenager who sent a threatening message via the Internet saying students in Berkeley Heights were in danger of being shot while in school, pleaded guilty Thursday to causing a false public alarm, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced today.

NJ Warns Against Fraudulent Charities in Wake of Japanese Disaster

NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has issued posters and flyers in Japanese and other Asian languages, with the important message “Before you Donate to Help Those Affected by the Disaster in Japan: Beware of Fraudulent Charities.”

Lautenberg, Pascrell Introduce Legislation Promoting Fire Safety Education For College Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After collaborating to get legislation passed that requires disclosure of fire safety records for college student housing, U.S. Sen. Frank L. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-8) introduced a bill on Thursday that would provide colleges students with fire safety education and training.

Community Calendar

Tricky Tray • March 18 at 6 p.m. – Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Academy, 170 Hussa St., Linden will host its 8th annual Tricky Tray. Tickets: $17 at the door. Must be 18+ to participate. Info: 1-908-486-2507

Writer’s Block: Is It Me or Is It YouTube?

It is nothing short of astounding to me that information about anyone or anything is so instantly available at anytime to whoever wants it for whatever reason. Think about this and you begin to understand that even the most private person among us is subject to assorted levels of public scrutiny.