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1981 — Weehawken waterfront an albatross!

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Hudson County connection to the Apalachin, NY La Cosa Nostra summit

by “…a bribe for Galante’s release. In response … Captain Gleitsmann, Sergeant Policastro, and a fifth defendant identified only as “John Doe.” Their case …” I was shocked, shocked to learn that there was Hudson County connection to the Apalachin, … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s Tweeter and the Monkey Man

by Remember the line ” … the souvenir stand by the old, abandoned factory” in The Bob Dylan Song, Tweeter And The Monkey Man, off of the first Traveling Wilburys Album? Dylan sets the scene in Jersey City. Could he … Continue reading

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James F Murray Sr, Jersey City Commissioner (1949 – 1952)

by By Joseph M. Murray According to newspaper accounts, Murray was alone in City Hall. Mysteriously, all the city officials had left and the building was shorn of police protection. Many suspected Kenny of ordering the evacuation so as to … Continue reading

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Steven Fulop reviews Hudson County Facts

by Below is the review that Steven Fulop gave my local folklore, Hudson County Facts. Though the booklet is sold on Amazon, you can read everything — plus lots more — at the Web Site. # # # An absolute … Continue reading

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Flip Wilson’s family’s supermarket tabloid coverage

by In the early ’70s, Jersey City residents watched the Flip Wilson show with a special sense of pride, as the comedian was born and raised there. That feeling became significantly diluted after a supermarket tabloid revealed that Wilson had … Continue reading

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Mayor McCann: No homeless in Jersey City

by When Mayor McCann claimed that there weren’t any homeless people in Jersey City, the Jersey Journal frontpaged a picture of Vinny Buchelle standing in front of his wrecked Volvo bunk. The headline read, “Vinny Calls Abandoned Car Home.” The … Continue reading

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Sir John’s Pub in Jersey City was a Genovese/Gigante Family front.

by SIR JOHN’S PUB Sir John’s Pub in Jersey City represents another example of an organized crime associate having a hidden interest in a licensed establishment. John Ciani, the licensee for Sir John’s, until recently was a front for Genovese/Gigante … Continue reading

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Lyle Stuart, publisher of controversial books, located in Secaucus

by Lyle Stuart, located in Secaucus, was the publisher of controversial titles, including Naked Came the Stranger, The Anarchists Cookbook, Martin Bormann, Nazi in Exile, — and Jersey City Mayor Thomas Smith’s The Powerticians.# # #. . .Side 1 of … Continue reading

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Jersey City, the most important transfer point of the Underground Railroad.

by The Holden HouseOne of many Underground Railroad historic sites in Jersey City.The Underground Railroad In Hudson County By Alexander Maclean . . . These hiding-places were known as Stations, and the friends of freedom were known as Station Agents. … Continue reading

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