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  • News of the Weird: Worth the Commute

    News of the Weird: Worth the Commute
    Downtown London residences are known to be staggeringly expensive, but media blogger Sam Cookney calculated in October just how much. Cookney said he can live in an upscale apartment in Barcelona, Spain, and commute almost every workday to London (700 miles away) for less money than a modest central London rental. (Sixteen commuter days over four weeks a month would run, in pound-dollar equivalents: $2,420 for a West Hampstead rental, $121 council tax, and $188 transit travel card, totaling $2,730. Barcelona, in euro-dollar equivalents: $938 for a three-bedroom flat with three balconies near transit, no tax, $47 daily round-trip on Ryanair, $32 a day in airport transportation, totaling $2,202 — a savings of $528 a month.) Plus, he said, sunny Barcelona is on the Mediterranean. (On the other hand, Cookney luckily can work on the plane, for each flight is two hours long.)
  • The Price of A Rogue Police Department

    The Price of A Rogue Police Department
    Seems like East Haven keeps finding new ways to demonstrate just how expensive, in both taxpayer dollars and civic reputation, a rogue police department can be. Based on all available evidence (and that includes a federal civil rights investigation plus...

    D.A. takes right step in reviewing cases

    D.A. takes right step in reviewing cases
    Even if the Board of Supervisors had rejected Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey's request for funding to establish a unit to review the integrity of questionable criminal convictions, Lacey would have done the county a service in merely acknowledging the...

    Samsung gets partial victory over Apple in iPhone patents case appeal

    Samsung gets partial victory over Apple in iPhone patents case appeal
    The nearly $1 billion awarded to Apple Inc. by a jury in a trademark and patent case against Samsung Electronics just got sliced by about 40%. An appeals court on Monday rejected a big chunk of the $929 million Apple was expecting to receive. By...

    Opinion: Virginia Supreme Court's executive secretary should honor FOIA, transparency

    Justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia, we are respectfully asking you to weigh in on the actions of your own employees, which have become no less than a farce. For months, the Daily Press has petitioned the Supreme Court's Office of the Executive...