| May 4, 2015
| 6:48 PM
Over two decades, Corinthian Colleges Inc. grew from a small collection of trade schools into a publicly traded powerhouse with more than 100 campuses and 110,000 students in 2010.
On Monday, the Santa Ana company filed for bankruptcy, a week after...
| May 4, 2015
| 8:51 AM
Corinthian Colleges Inc. formally filed for bankruptcy Monday, a week after closing its remaining two dozen campuses and leaving 16,000 students scrambling for alternatives.
The move brings closure to years of troubles for the Santa Ana company, one...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 3:21 PM
A former northern New Jersey Democratic power broker was convicted Thursday of federal racketeering, wire fraud and bribery charges, but acquitted of other counts in a case that the jury foreman called "way too complicated."
Joseph Ferriero, the former...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Well, it looks like the cat is out of the bag. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is apparently above the law that she has sworn to uphold. Pennsylvania's seat belt law, that is.
Yeah, we all know the drill: I'm an elected official; do as I say,...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:34 PM
TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie is leaning toward eliminating red-light cameras after a five-year test was fraught with glitches and gripes, even as data showed fewer crashes at intersections with the equipment.
A pilot program begun in 2009...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Many years ago, I convinced the now-shuttered Chicago Daily News to send me from Chicago to Washington to join the paper's D.C. bureau.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Sept. 18: Envelopes containing letters and granular substances are sent to NBC News in New York and the New York Post. Both are mailed from Trenton, N.J.
Sept. 22: Editorial page assistant at New York Post who opens letters to the editor notices...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:13 AM
The Big One is still 52 weeks away, but the results from a host of local elections today may offer fresh clues about the state of play in politics just as the presidential nominating process is set to begin.
At stake on this "off-year" general election...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 2:32 PM
Reversing course, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reimbursed the state for personal and political travel on a state police helicopter, including a trip to meet with Republicans urging him to consider a presidential run.
Christie, a Republican,...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 9:00 AM
I enjoyed the letter "A punishment that fits the crime: Sentence Schurick to register African-American voters." Tailoring punishment to fit crimes is exactly what good judges do.
Here are some additional suggestions:
Sentence Democratic congressman...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:16 PM
In case anyone missed the news — and judging by the fact that there aren't angry mobs storming Washington, everyone missed the news — Congress recently absolved Jon Corzine of being criminally responsible for actions that "wiped out...