10 a.m. Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz will announce a settlement that will return more than $600,000 to homeowners scammed by a home improvement contractor at the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, 42 Broadway, between Exchange Place and Beaver Street.
10 a.m. State Sen. Wayne Bryant and R. Michael Gallagher, a former dean at the Read More
Say what you will about New Jersey, but Trenton is a model of democracy next to Albany.
This website actually has a running count of Democratic legislators in the New Jersey Assembly who are defecting from their leadership in the ongoing budget standoff with Governor Jon Corzine. The score so far: Assembly Speaker Read More
What befell Kieran Mahoney/Mercury Public Affairs when they tried to jump puddles to Trenton?
Check out PoliticsNJ today.
Mahoney got hired to do work for the Republicans in the NJ state assembly, but also wound up working for the guy who hired him on his own campaign for governor.
Now, the current assembly Read More
1776, by David McCullough. Simon and Schuster, 386 pages, $32.
To most Americans, the year 1776 summons up luminous images, particularly the signing of the Declaration of Independence. David McCullough’s new history of that year reminds us of the grime that went along with the glory. In this rendering, the great drama of Read More
What a difference a war makes. My only dealings with the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. (the Army’s equivalent of a postgraduate institution), occurred three years ago, when I sat in on the taping of a seminar there, for a documentary that is finally being aired July 4. The colonels and lieutenant-colonels were discussing Read More