Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Reminder: "Jersey Sting" Book Signing at The Malibu Diner Wednesday March 30th 3:30-5PM

Update 3/20/2011: This event is today. Go to Mile Square View blog at for the scoop on the story.

Original Post 3/26/2011:

Josh Margolin from the New York Post along with Ted Sherman of The Star-Ledger will be at the Malibu Diner for a book signing on Wednesday, March 30, from 3:30-5 p.m. They have a new book out on the Solomon Dwek case called "The Jersey Sting: A true story of crooked pols, money-laundering rabbis, black market kidneys and the informant who brought it all down", and so far they have been pretty well received.

Their website is and they are on Facebook  at

My comment:

This is some good news for New Jersey in Hoboken in terms of fighting corruption both locally in Hoboken and in New Jersey. Part of the problem with our state is that investigative journalism isn't being funded in this state as newspapers face tough economic times.

I sincerely hope their book hits the best seller list. Look forward to buying it and reading it as well.

Price of a Hoboken Mayor's bribe: $25k.
Having the book signing at the Malibu Diner: priceless.

About the Authors:

Ted Sherman and Josh Margolin are investigative reporters with long histories covering New Jersey for The Star-Ledger, the state’s largest daily newspaper. Both were on the team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news in 2005.

Their work examining the sweetheart deals, no-bid contracts and widespread patronage behind the scenes at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey led to the unprecedented federal takeover of New Jersey’s only medical school and mammoth criminal and civil investigations.

Both have been writing for years about the corruption that continues to plague New Jersey and its politics. They followed the scandal that plays out in The Jersey Sting since the day of the arrests. Coverage of the investigation by Sherman and Margolin and The Star-Ledger staff was awarded the Jesse Laventhol Prize for Deadline News Reporting last year from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and also was honored as finalists for the Pultizer Prize. ◦