Passaic mayor admitted taking $110,000

The mayor of the City of Passaic admitted taking $110,000 in corrupt payments from developers doing business in the city, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Alex D. Blanco, 44, of Passaic, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J.…

Lesniak calls for special prosecutor

A key Democrat on Monday pressed the state attorney general’s office to appoint a special prosecutor to handle an official misconduct criminal complaint lodged against Gov. Chris Christie last month for the governor’s alleged involvement in Bridgegate. In a letter…

Senate Democrats tap Sanders for leadership

Even though the unsuccessful candidate returned to his status as a political independent after he lost his bid for the presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was named chair of outreach for Senate Democrats and ranking member of the Senate…

Revenge of the Forgotten Class

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by Alec MacGillis | ProPublica In March, I was driving along a road that led from Dayton, Ohio, into its formerly middle-class, now decidedly working-class southwestern suburbs, when I came upon an arresting sight. I was looking for a professional…