As business transactions and social interactions migrate from the streets and stores to cyberspace, government and corporate officials are clamoring to exercise control over the internet, which has become the bastion of democracy, anonymity and populism. Facebook’s facial recognition technology, corporate opposition to Net Neutrality legislation, and data retention mandates by Congress are all efforts to put the internet under strict government and corporate control.
ELIZABETH — A Middlesex County man was arrested over the weekend after “friending” a 14-year-old girl on Facebook and following her to a store in Springfield where he allegedly sexually assaulted her, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
ELIZABETH — The Union County Homicide Task Force has charged a Newark woman with the shooting death of an East Orange woman that occurred in Elizabeth on Sept. 22, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
If you’ve got a high school senior, your household is probably knee-deep in senior-year activities – and expenses. Not to elevate your stress level, but this is probably a good time for you and your kid to start investigating how you’re going to finance college next fall. Seriously.
Have you ever been dressed, looking nice, perhaps at church, and you happen to be carrying a beautiful hot cup of Starbucks coffee in your hand, when, just as you turn around…BOOM…someone bumps into you, spilling all that delicious java goodness all over your nice shirt…
NEW BRUNSWICK – Friday evening, authorities released additional details about the death of a New Brunswick man who was fatally shot during an incident with city police officers just after midnight on Sept. 22.
MARTINSVILLE—Twelve Pingry seniors, including Sarah Kim of Edison, are semifinalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. The program is in its 57th year of honoring students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Approximately 8,300 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $34 million, will be offered in the spring of 2012.
RAHWAY—The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association’s annual “Ghosts of the Past” Rahway Cemetery Tour this year will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War in 1861.
The last Sunday in September is Gold Star Mother’s Day, also proclaimed Parents of Fallen Military Sons and Daughters Day in New Jersey. A Gold Star Mother is any American woman who has lost a son or daughter in service…