Trump: US, allies attacking Syria to stop chemical weapons

The United States, France and Britain together launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as Trump announced the airstrikes from the White House.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, Syria | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Trump: US, allies attacking Syria to stop chemical weapons

Facebook Rolling Out Unsend Message Feature

Facebook doesn’t have a feature that allows users to unsend messages, but for some reason CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been allowed to permanently delete messages in secret. Now that Zuckerberg’s secret is exposed, the social media giant is planning to appease users by rolling out an unsend feature to its platform. TechCrunch recently reported that three… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Facebook Rolling Out Unsend Message Feature

Feds take down Backpage.com, an online haven for sex ads

WASHINGTON — After a fight that pitted foes of sex trafficking against advocates of free internet speech, the Justice Department Friday seized the Backpage.com website and raided the home of its co-founder. The site, long a haven for sex ads, began shutting down Friday morning, as FBI agents began taking down a network of web pages… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 7th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Human Trafficking, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Feds take down Backpage.com, an online haven for sex ads

Armed Officer “never went in,” “did nothing” during Parkland shooting

The armed school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida “never went in” during the Feb. 14 school shooting that left 17 people dead. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says SRO Scot Peterson was suspended and then chose to resign following Thursday reports that he did nothing during the massacre. Israel told reporters Thursday… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Women Encircle a Crying Mom Whose Toddler Was Having a Meltdown at the Airport

While airports might typically be associated with stress, they can also be places for strangers to help out during those very times of travel anxiety. One such incident happened to Beth Bornstein Dunnington when she was flying out of Los Angeles earlier this month. The mom from Waimea, Hawaii was at LAX waiting to board her… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | 11 Comments »

Russians sentenced to prison in largest hacking prosecution in U.S. history

The numbers were staggering by any measure. More than 160 million credit card numbers were stolen. According to federal prosecutors, the losses were in excess of $311 million. And at least 17 large financial institutions, retailers and other entities that processed credit card transactions were hacked in an audacious and complex operation that operated under the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Russians sentenced to prison in largest hacking prosecution in U.S. history

Murphy fires Scharfenberger for skipping his press conference

Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger takes the Oath of Office on Feb 3.

Republican Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger was fired from his job in the Murphy administration this afternoon. PoliticsDW broke the story.

“I paid the price for not attending the press conference,” Scharfenberger said when reached by MMM.  The freeholder was referring to Governor Murphy’s event in Marlboro last week to promote his scheme to convert property taxes into charitable donations as workaround to the new federal tax law which caps the deduction for state and local taxes at $10,000.  Murphy claimed bi-partisan support for the scheme, but only five Democrat mayors from Monmouth County showed up to support the governor.

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Posted: February 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , | 14 Comments »

Equifax data breach affecting 145M customers worse than initially disclosed

The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers’ personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers. The credit reporting company announced in September that the personal information of 145.5 million consumers had been compromised in a data breach. It originally said that the information accessed included names, Social Security… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Equifax data breach affecting 145M customers worse than initially disclosed

Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones, offers discounted batteries

Apple on Thursday apologized to its customers for slowing down performance of older iPhone models and said it would discount replacement batteries for some of its handsets. The move by Apple responded to an uproar from iPhone users — and a series of lawsuits — after news of the battery problems stoked concerns the company was… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones, offers discounted batteries

The IRS has spoken. Can you deduct your 2018 property tax prepayments?

Taxpayers are scrambling to prepay their 2018 property taxes and municipal clerk offices are adding hours to cope with the demand as homeowners look to save money before new limits on state and local tax deductions kick in. It’s not entirely clear yet, however, whether all of those efforts will pay off. Here’s what local government… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on The IRS has spoken. Can you deduct your 2018 property tax prepayments?