NJ Class Suits Over E-Commerce Disclaimers Causing Stir
Companies engaged in e-commerce in New Jersey are being hit with class action suits claiming their terms of service violate a state consumer protection law enacted when Ronald Reagan was president—and the litigation is causing concern in the business community.
N.J. schools postpone PARCC testing after technical error
New Jersey schools were forced to postpone state testing for some students this morning because of a technical error that prevented students from logging in to the computerized exams. The error left students sitting at their desks looking at blank screens instead of the math and English tests, called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for…
Challenging Conventional Thinking About New Jersey's Power Sector
David Crane For a longtime energy executive, David Crane has an unconventional perspective on the issues the industry faces, including how to deal with climate change. A well-known maverick in the sector, Crane helped transform Princeton-based NRG Energy. Steering the independent power producer as it emerged from bankruptcy, he broadened its portfolio to include solar, wind,…
After war of words, Newark and Uber make a deal
NEWARK -- The administration of Mayor Ras Baraka announced Friday that a deal has been struck allowing Uber to continue operating in the city. "The city of Newark and UBER have reached a tentative agreement which will keep UBER in Newark, protect the business interests of the taxi and limousine industry and provide a boost to…
New Jersey school consortium bags big broadband savings
A consortium of 145 K-12 schools in New Jersey proved that when it comes to buying broadband, banding together pays off. Led by the state Department of Education, the group succeeded in negotiating a deal that will save the schools $89 million over the life of a three-and-a-half year contract — and provide 2.5 times more bandwidth for the schools.