August 30, 2016 |
At 26, Thomas Smyth and Daniel Petkevich are millennials whose start-up speaks to what they say is a truth about their age group: "Most millennials would rather sit on the couch and play Pokémon Go than deal with any aspect of their financial lives," Smyth said. Actually, it's not that different for most demographics, he said: "Personal finance is such a pain, and people do their best to avoid tackling any challenges. " In those observations, Smyth and Petkevich - friends since freshman year at Yale University - saw entrepreneurial opportunity.
August 18, 2016 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Tuesday brushed aside reports of ties between Donald Trump's campaign chairman and a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine, saying the issue doesn't reflect on the GOP presidential candidate. At a Statehouse news conference, the governor, a top Trump backer, also dismissed the idea that the candidate's prediction of a "rigged" election was dangerous, and said that despite Trump's trailing poll numbers, he wasn't worried that Trump's chances of winning in November were dwindling.
July 28, 2016 |
Temple University's School of Media and Communication has received a $2 million grant to create an endowed chair in "journalism innovation" named after James B. Steele, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter formerly with the Inquirer. The university has hired Aron Pilhofer, executive editor of digital for the Guardian (the English publication with a digital edition in the United States) and a former editor of digital strategy for the New York Times, to fill the post. Pilhofer, regarded as a leader in digital strategies, will start in October.
July 21, 2016 |
CLEVELAND - It wasn't the role he had hoped for. But while Gov. Christie didn't address the Republican National Convention as the party's new presidential nominee Tuesday night - or as that nominee's running mate - he might have given the same speech if he were. "As a former federal prosecutor, I welcome the opportunity to hold Hillary Clinton accountable for her performance and her character," said Christie, who previously served as U.S. attorney for New Jersey. He then launched into a speech that would stir one of the stronger reactions of the night from the crowd that had nominated Donald Trump for president earlier inside the Quicken Loans Arena.
July 19, 2016
TURKEY HAS always had a little bit of a problem with the truth. For decades, the Turkish government has denied that it executed the first real genocide in modern times when it eliminated the Christian Armenian population that had been living within the territories of the Ottoman Empire. According to Samantha Power in her magisterial book A Problem From Hell , "Beginning in March 1915, [the New York Times] spoke of Turkish 'massacres,' 'slaughter,' and 'atrocities' against the Armenians, relaying accounts by missionaries, Red Cross officials, local religious authorities and survivors of mass executions.
June 20, 2016 |
'My sister was so much more than her final 30 minutes," Bill Genovese laments in a new documentary film, The Witness , about the woman who is arguably the best-known murder victim in New York City history. Kitty Genovese was 28 years old when she was attacked and murdered near her apartment in Kew Gardens, Queens, on March 13, 1964. Ever since, her story has been the stuff of first-year psychology courses and constant study. With her in mind, in 1968, psychologists John Darley and Bibb Latané coined the term bystander effect to refer to situations in which onlookers tend not to help a victim if other witnesses are present.
June 18, 2016 |
Gov. Christie on Thursday announced the nomination of his former chief counsel, Chris Porrino, as New Jersey attorney general, a job that for three years has been filled by officials serving in an acting capacity. At a Statehouse news conference Thursday, Christie said he was "delighted that Chris is back. " Porrino left the administration in July 2015 and took a job as cochair of Lowenstein Sandler L.L.P.'s national litigation practice. He will succeed Robert Lougy as acting attorney general - an interim title before a confirmation hearing.
May 19, 2016 |
WHILE READING Sunday's front-page New York Times piece about Donald Trump's "crossing the line" with women he worked with, dated or casually encountered, I thought, heck, this won't hurt him. Then, by Monday, one of the women, former Trump girlfriend Rowanne Brewer Lane, featured in the piece as objectified by Trump, said the Times misrepresented her, and I thought, whoa, the piece actually helps him. How, you might ask? It displays Trump as the field-playing macho stud he's played for decades.
May 2, 2016 |
NEW YORK - Just a few years ago, Philadelphia came into its own as a magnet for ambitious young chefs from around the country who sought their culinary fortunes in a city rich with restaurant opportunity. But the story line has now reversed, as Philadelphia's restaurant stars have begun exporting their brands, especially, at the moment, to Manhattan. These days, New Yorkers can find spicy dandan heaven at a Han Dynasty in the East Village. Or a Hickory Town breakfast sandwich at the new High Street on Hudson in the West Village.