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    New Jersey Monthly (Morristown, N.J.) examines the urban renewal projects of New Brunswick, N.J., and finds that city's establishment has benefited more by the project than the working class; investigates the role played by the former mayor who kicked off the effort and is now the president of the state senate and a potential candidate for governor, November 1990.
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    The Advocate (Stamford, Conn.) uncovers financial mismanagement by the Stamford city hall regarding several projects, including installation of a multi-million dollar 911 command center, expense accounts of city officials, and a flawed bidding process, August - December 1990.
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    Common Cause Magazine investigates contributions to Republican senators by a Brooklyn, N.Y., man who solicits contributions through a practice known as bundling; he then uses his access to senators to promote pet projects in Israel, May/June 1990.
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    The EXPRESS (Berkeley, Ca.) investigates corruption and brutality in the Oakland Housing Authority security service, a semi-autonomous police agency with the power to investigate and arrest crime suspects around low income housing projects; officials had been aware of serious abuses for two years, and six OHA officers were indicted, Aug. 10, 1991.
  • "Doomed Deals: How Gereed Betrayed St. Lous's Hopes" and other titles... it is a series

    Bond Buyer investigates a $474 million tax-exempt bond deal to reconstruct an impoverished East St. Louis, Ill., financial players earned immense profits while no projects were ever built, significant abuse in the municipal bond market, Oct. 18, 1991.
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    Detroit News uncovers the financial abuses of senior state Sen. Joe Mack that led to his resignation; documents slush funds used by legislators to funnel millions of dollars to pet pork barrel projects, February - September 1990.
  • Rhode Island's 'candy store'

    Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin finds that the governor uses the Public Buildings Authority to grant lucrative construction contracts to campaign contributors and cronies; the public projects routinely overrun cost projections, so the authority simply issues more bonds.
  • Surviving St. Claire Village

    Pittsburgh Press depicts life in the projects in a detailed eight-part series; crack and a mobile grocery store are the only businesses; while some civil rights activists, educators and police officers work to improve life there, drug dealing and poverty are winning, March 4 - 11, 1990.
  • Field of Dreams

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch tells the story of the botched renaissance of East St. Louis; one of the poorest cities in the nation, it is burdened with huge debt, steep property taxes, dwindling city services and high crime; the city issued $473 million in tax-exempt municipal bonds for building three projects--a luxury apartment complex, recycling plant and port--but construction never began, and bond money was returned to investors.
  • The Senator and The HUD Projects

    A Newsday investigation finds that Sen. Alfonse D'Amato persueaded Housing and Urban Development officials to to fund projects that benefited his political supporters. The paper also looks at other wrongdoing by HUD.