By DEBBIE GALANT
Superior Court Judge Thomas R. Vena has temporarily quashed subpoenas issued by the Montclair Board of Education demanding that Google and others reveal the identity behind a commenter posting pseudonymously as “Assessmentgate” on Twitter, Facebook, BaristaKids and Patch.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, acting on behalf of Assessmentgate, brought a lawsuit against the Montclair Board of Ed, asking for injunctive relief, saying its client would be irreparably harmed by the release of his identity. In a statement yesterday, the ACLU also mentioned a subpoena issued to BaristaKids.
Vena will bring the parties back to discuss the merits of the case on Jan. 9. (more…)
A late Thanksgiving — doubled with an early Hannukah — has seemingly thrown New Jersey local media into sudden holiday overload.
Jersey Bites told us how to make a delicious gumbo with that leftover turkey (and their Hanukkah chicken recipe might also be adapted for that other, bigger bird), while Edible Jersey has the story of a Chesterfield woman who bakes nearly 7,000 cookies each holiday season as gifts.
Sites like Springfield Patch covered those iconic town menorah lightings. And Montclair Patch gave us a rundown on the mixed results of Small Business Saturday for local merchants. (more…)
The NJ News Commons announces two upcoming trainings: creating visually compelling stories, and measuring impact. (more…)
New Jersey media mark the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination.
The Record has been providing month-long coverage, while NJ.com and WBGO today recount Kennedy’s visit to Newark. Diane Lilli of Jersey Tomato Press remembers the moment she heard the news — at her Catholic school in Rhode Island. South Jersey residents recall the moment in The Press of Atlantic City.
Meanwhile, Matt Katz discusses how Chris Chritie’s installation as the head of the Republican Governors Association marks the beginning of his run for President in 2016. The Inquirer notes that Christie is “the talk” of the conference. (more…)