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Mayor McCann: No homeless in Jersey City

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 regulars … Continue reading

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Lou Manzo ran five times for Mayor of Jersey City.

The Lou Manzo follies The first trip on the merry-go-round was in the ’92 special election held after Gerry McCann got the gong from Michael Chertoff. With the Hudson County Democratic Organization’s backing, Lou appeared poised to win. But, as … Continue reading

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Tommy Smith for Mayor of Jersey City, Gerry McCann for Ward A Council

Four years later, Gerry McCann ran against Smith ally Wally Sheil — and won, becoming Mayor of Jersey City.

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Ronald Reagan campaigned in Hudson County

When running for President in 1980, Ronald Reagan spoke at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. He appeared with the father of Lech Walesa, Poland’s Solidarity leader. The older Walesa was a resident of Jersey City at the time. Ronald … Continue reading

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Nixon knew McCann from the News

When Mayor, Gerry McCann accompanied Congressman Guarini and a Congressman from Minnesota on a tour of Ellis Island. Returning to Liberty State Park, the three decided to visit the Statue of Liberty. While the group was waiting at the ferry … Continue reading

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Manzo Follies

The Lou Manzo follies Lou Manzo ran five times for Mayor of Jersey City. The first trip on the merry-go-round was in the ’92 special election held after Gerry McCann got the gong from Michael Chertoff. With the Hudson County … Continue reading

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Eddy Ecke’s ability as a prognosticator did not extend to Politics.

As Jersey City Mayor Tommy Smith started his ride off into the sunset with a windmill-tilt run for Governor, Eddy Ecke and Skippy of Shannon’s Bar backed Sheil. During that race, Gerry McCann tried to campaign at the bar, but … Continue reading

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Mayor McCann interacts with a constituent.

During one of Gerald McCann’s terms as Mayor, a hefty resident addressed the City Council on what he saw as the shortcomings of the emergency ambulance service. Carried away by rhetorical excess, the speaker worked himself into a fit and … Continue reading

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Gerald McCann said “I’m Caesar.”

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