September 10, 2012 |
Trenton, N.J., Mayor Tony Mack -- a.k.a. "Napoleon," "the Little Guy" and "Honey Fitz" -- was arrested and charged with corruption Monday following a two-year federal probe into kickbacks allegedly taken by city officials in connection with a development project. A 31-page complaint also accuses two other men -- the mayor's brother, Ralphiel Mack, and Joseph A. Giorgianni (a.k.a. "the Fat Man," among other monikers) -- of demanding $119,000 in payments from a man they thought was vying to build a parking garage in Trenton, the state capital.
July 19, 2012 |
FBI agents on Thursday raided City Hall in Trenton, N.J., as part of an investigation into corruption. “We have executed search warrants on various offices pursuant to an ongoing investigation,” FBI spokeswoman Barbara Woodruff said in a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times. She would not give any details about the nature of the investigation. Trenton Mayor Tony F. Mack, whose home was searched Wednesday by the FBI, defended himself. “I have not violated my duties or the public trust and have no further comment on this matter,” Mack said in a statement posted on the city's website.
April 15, 2012 |
The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict A novel Trenton Lee Stewart Little, Brown: 470 pp., $17.99, ages 8 and up Nicholas Benedict is best known to readers as a kindly father figure in Trenton Lee Stewart's bestselling "Mysterious Benedict Society" series. In the author's new prequel, fans finally get the back story on the narcoleptic genius, long before he placed the newspaper ad that sought four gifted orphans to help him save the world. Set decades earlier in the same rural locale, the books' namesake is just 9 years old in "The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict.
February 20, 2011 |
"I remember reading in my youth a small book ? 'The Life of Washington' ? and of all his struggles none fixed itself on my mind so indelibly as the crossing of the Delaware preceding the Battle of Trenton?" ? Abraham Lincoln, Feb. 21, 1861 George Washington was the Father of Our Country and our first president. Before he was president, he was Gen. George Washington, the commander in chief of the Continental Army and a wealthy landowner. He led America to a military victory over Great Britain ?
August 25, 2003 |
Event organizer Cindy Rakowitz positions a gorgeous twentysomething in a bikini bottom and body paint outside the Backstage Cafe in Beverly Hills. Nearby, Jim "Poorman" Trenton -- the dreadlocked surferdude host of the TV show "Poorman's Bikini Beach" and sponsor of this evening's "Governor's Ball" -- gathers reporters and his posse of bikini babes and shows them some newly developed snapshots. "I visited kitchens in L.A., and look!
December 3, 2001 |
Postal inspectors are searching for a letter sent to a Bronx address near the home of a woman who died of anthrax, after they determined it was processed at the same time as an anthrax-laced letter mailed Oct. 9 to Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), officials said Sunday. The letter in question is one of about 300 being tracked by postal authorities who have used bar codes to reconstruct which pieces of mail passed through a sorter at the Trenton, N.J., postal hub within seconds of the Leahy letter.