| Sep 3, 2014
| 8:52 PM
Former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is set to return the company he founded more than three decades ago.
Bloomberg, whose tenure as mayor came to an end this year, will take over at the end of 2014 when Daniel Doctoroff, who has served as...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn is currently spending money on TV ads to inform us that his opponent, Republican Bruce Rauner, is a successful, wealthy man.
That is very true.
May I point out that Jack Kennedy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Michael Bloomberg, Mitt Romney...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 12:28 PM
A federal judge approved a $41-million settlement Friday for five black and Latino men who were wrongly accused in the brutal rape and beating of a Central Park jogger in 1989.
While admitting no wrongdoing, the city will make the payouts to Antron...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:18 AM
The U.S. Department of Justice's Aug. 4 report on violent abuses in New York City's Rikers Island prison complex has unexpected relevance to Connecticut – because it focuses on the years 2011 to 2013, when the city's top corrections official was...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 4:43 AM
A decade ago, David and Betsy Sams built a retaining wall to stop erosion they feared was threatening the backyard and patio of their lovely and very expensive Old Saybrook summer home overlooking the Connecticut River. They assumed they were simply...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel voiced support on Twitter for Michael Bloomberg after the National Rifle Association purchased ad time to attack the former New York mayor's gun control work.
"No leader has done more to help end gun violence than @MikeBloomberg. He...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:04 PM
In this week's election for a seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education, one side had deep pockets and extensive political connections; the other side had people such as Orley Frost Jr.
Frost, 50, said he remembers the winner — George McKenna...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"WHAT STORIES do you read -- all about 'Gin Eagels,' the wild parties, the drinking. Do you believe all of it -- even the gossip that I take dope?"
That's Kim Novak in one of her innumerable "big" scenes in 1957's "Jeanne Eagels." This is an overwrought,...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:24 AM
The New York Times has a lengthy and dismaying article on the problems with New York City’s pensions:
Next year alone, the city will set aside for pensions more than $8 billion, or 11 percent of the budget. That is an increase of more than 12...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The impasse over rights to the Los Angeles Dodgers, which has left 70% of television viewers in the market unable to access broadcasts of the hometown baseball team's games, indicates that there may just be a limit to the stratospheric cost of sports...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Bridgehampton got a little more colorful Saturday when Russell Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Art for Life benefit.
Prior to the start of the program, which was emceed by Soledad O'Brien, guests were...