The Morning Read: March 17, 2006

The Times reports that Sharpe James delivered his petitions for re-election, but has not yet declared his entrance into the race for mayor of Newark.

Also in the Times, five internal police reports are made public, bringing to light police tactics used during the RNC in 2004.

The Post reports that the owners of Madison Square Garden have been fined for dining with public officials in their hospitality suite without reporting the meals to the lobbying commission.

—Nicole Brydson