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From “The Swamps of Jersey.” Howard Newton explains corruption

From “The Swamps of Jersey.” Howard Newton, a former mayor of Ironton, N.J. explains corruption to reporter Jimmy Dawson: “It’s what we learned, Jimmy.”  The voice came from a smoky distance.  “What our grandfathers learned to survive.  They were all working … Continue reading

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“Everything we used to think was wrong with someone else is now wrong with us.”

Finishing a rewrite of “Swamps of Jersey.” The mystery part of the story is placed in the context of  a hard economy,  a devastating flood and fractured politics.  I use reporter Jimmy Dawson to catalogue all this.  Here is one … Continue reading

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