| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:28 PM
There's something admirably old school about the costly and dangerous prank that members of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration allegedly pulled on a political opponent last year -- to the detriment of the entire city of Fort Lee, N.J. And...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Thanks to a brewing scandal centering on the closure of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge, it might seem like Fort Lee, N.J., with its massively snarled traffic, has something in common with Los Angeles.
But blood-boiling gridlock is...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:21 PM
The George Washington Bridge claimed a casualty Wednesday. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's political ambitions were killed by a lethal stew of texts, emails and orange cones. You don't see that very often.
The fatal conspiracy began last summer. One of...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Whatever you may think of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's response to a certain traffic scandal in his state -- do you believe his reaction on learning that his aides' political motivations were exposed was "sadness" that he'd been lied to? Neither do...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:53 AM
It was a dream job that Jeff Holland didn't even realize was his dream: patrolling the water and advocating for the environment as the West/Rhode Riverkeeper.
Holland was still settling into his other new gig, running the Captain Avery Museum, a small...
| Dec 15, 2013
Here at the editorial board of The Sun, we like to give Columbia a little good-natured ribbing from time to time. James Rouse's planned community has gotten enough critical accolades in the national press since its opening in 1967 — for its...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:23 PM
NEW YORK — First terrapin turtles. Now snowy owls. Humans are not the only species flocking to airports this holiday season.
At least five times in the last two weeks, airliners at John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports have been...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:54 PM
NEW YORK — In a mere instant — or about the time it takes to send a 140-character message — Twitter became one of the Internet's most valuable properties, capping a dizzying seven-year rise from scrappy start-up to a major publicly...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The mascot at my high school, Roosevelt High (named for Theodore; it was built well before Franklin was president, and has been renamed Early Collehe High) in Yonkers, N.Y., was the Indian. And in those days of little or no ethnic sensitivity, students...
| Oct 11, 2013
Joan Osofsky hears it all the time. Customers walk into one of her three Hammertown Barn stores and say, "Oh! I wish my house looked just like this."
Osofsky decided to try to distill the philosophy that has guided her choices for Hammertown Barn, a...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:30 PM
From the remove of 47 years, it is difficult to adequately calibrate the impact of "The Velvet Underground and Nico," the 1967 debut album by the New York band fronted by Lou Reed, who died Sunday at 71.
Bearing a banana-embossed cover by Andy Warhol...