New details on how Trenton leaders awarded city contracts are emerging following a federal investigation that led to corruption charges against Mayor Tony Mack.

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The Times of Trenton reports that the city hired an environmental cleanup firm to clear contaminated soil from a municipal park earlier this year, even though its bid was several thousand dollars more than those submitted by three competitors. It also found that no written contract was issued for the job.

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Citing city records it obtained through an Open Public Records Act request, the newspaper says Clean Green Industries was paid $22,000 for its work. The firm got the contract after another company — which bid $12,500 — was passed over.
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