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Ramapo Reservation - Mahwah, NJ - Jul 18, 2009 (credit: Evan Bindelglass for WCBS 880)

What Do You Think When You Think New Jersey?

That question evoked a wide-range of answers from people who took a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind phone survey as well as people who called into the WCBS 880 talkback line.

07/26/2011

Sharpe James - File / Photo: Monika Graff/Getty Images

Ex-Newark Mayor Sharpe James Faces Lawsuit Over Campaign Funds

James ran Newark for more than 20 years and was also a state senator before he was convicted in 2008 and sent to prison on charges of abusing his office by steering city-owned land to his one-time mistress.

05/27/2011

Joseph Vas

Ex-Perth Amboy Mayor Gets Six Years In Corruption Case

Former Perth Amboy mayor and state assemblyman Joseph Vas was sentenced to more than six years in prison after being convicted last fall of mail fraud, election finance violations and lying to authorities.

04/12/2011

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NY Pol Praises New Whistle-Blower Safety Legislation

Congress is poised to pass legislation giving employees in the most sensitive government jobs a way to report corruption, waste and mismanagement without turning to outside organizations like WikiLeaks.

CBS New York–12/01/2010

Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra - File / Photo: City of Hartford

Hartford Mayor Now Wants Full Term In Office

The former city council president said after he was sworn in last June that he would only serve out the remainder of former mayor Eddie Perez’s term.

11/22/2010

Joseph Bruno (credit: AP)

Prosecutors In N.Y. Still Pursuing Bruno Conviction

Federal prosecutors plan to pursue new fraud charges against former New York Senate leader Joseph Bruno despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of some other convictions for “honest services” fraud.

11/16/2010

Overseas Travel Approved In NJ Corruption Case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — They’re accused of laundering millions of dollars through international networks that reach back to Israel, yet several of the defendants in New Jersey’s largest corruption sting have been allowed to travel […]

11/13/2010

Sharpe James - File / Photo: Monika Graff/Getty Images

Convicted Former Newark Mayor Returns To City Hall

City leaders, police, city workers and community activists lined up to shake hands with Sharpe James on Thursday.

11/05/2010

Title card from the trailer for "The Soprano State"

New Documentary On NJ Corruption Hits Theatres

Governor Chris Christie is a hero, but few others are in a documentary about New Jersey that hits theaters tonight.

10/22/2010

Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver speaks to members of the media in the State Capitol March 12, 2008 in Albany, New York. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Koch To Fellow Dems: Dump Assembly Speaker Silver

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch says his fellow Democrats should dump one of their leaders, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

10/20/2010

St. Sen. Hiram Monserrate (C) enters court in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens, NY - Oct 15, 2009 - Photo: Ellis Kaplan-Pool/Getty Images

Feds: Monserrate Used Charity To Fund Campaign

Hiram Monserrate, the disgraced Queens politician who was expelled from the state Senate after an assault conviction, is accused of funding his 2006 campaign with charity money.

10/19/2010

Alan Hevesi leaves court after guilty plea/Juliet Papa

Alan Hevesi Pleads Guilty To Corruption Charge

Former NY state comptroller Hevesi has pleaded guilty to a felony corruption charge for taking gifts while running the state’s multibillion dollar pension fund.

10/07/2010

The Shoreline - Atlantic City, NJ - File Photo

Atlantic City Voting On Last Budget Before Takeover

The state of New Jersey is getting ever more involved with the day-to-day operation of the nation’s second-largest gambling market.

10/06/2010

Sen. Robert Menendez swears-in Anthony Suarez for his second term as Mayor of Ridgefield, NJ.

More Tapes Expected In Mayor’s Corruption Trial

Defense attorneys contended neither defendant agreed to do anything illegal and that no bribes were accepted.

10/06/2010

Sen. Robert Menendez swears-in Anthony Suarez for his second term as Mayor of Ridgefield, NJ.

Secret Tapes Introduced In NJ Mayor’s Corruption Trial

Jurors in the federal corruption trial of Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez and an associate were treated Tuesday to videotapes secretly made by a government informant.

10/05/2010

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