Category Archives: John V. Kenny

Memoirs of Hudson County

by Originally appeared in Tiger In The Court By Paul Hoffman After eliminating a corrupt regime in New Jersey’s major metropolis, Lacey and Stern turned to the state’s second city – Jersey City. Frank Hague was elected mayor of Jersey … Continue reading

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Jersey City 1949: Past Is Prologue ~ Mini-Documentary on the End of The Hague Era

by Past Is Prologue: Jersey City in 1949, End of The Hague Era from Proscenium on Vimeo. This mini-documentary surveys the demise of the infamous political machine of Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague. For 35 years, Boss Hague ruled New … Continue reading

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David Friedland: I remember the period leading up to the election in the summer of 1949 when John V. Kenny first came to power.

by I remember the period leading up to the election in the summer of 1949 when John V. Kenny first came to power. My father was an Assemblyman. I was 12 years old, less than a year before when, according … Continue reading

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Jersey City Garden Post Card – $4., shipping included.

by Original, not mailed To order, send $4. by PayPal to aolsz@bellatlantic.net In A Cycle of Power, The Career of Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague, Richard J. Connors, described how John V. Kenny’s anti-Hague organization only was able to rent … Continue reading

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The only organization he could have been referring to is the Hudson County Democratic Organization.

by “The organization wants 5% of the total construction cost.” From the NJ SCI 1971 report INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE POINT BREEZE AREA OF JERSEY CITY The Commission in the spring of 1971 received a complaint alleging irregularities … Continue reading

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John V. Kenny: I wish that Stern was here, so I could spit in his eye.

by Memoirs of Hudson County Originally appeared in Tiger In The Court By Paul Hoffman As election day approached, it was clear that the net was closing on Kenny and his Hudson County cabal. But the Little Guy continued to … Continue reading

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The sordid story of Mayor John V. Kenny and the Jersey City waterfront

by Hudson County Corruption in the Era of John V. Kenny The History of the Claremont Terminal and the Jersey City Waterfront since May, 1949 Author Unknown Travelling north along Garfield Avenue in the Greenville section of Jersey City, one … Continue reading

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Hudson County Congressman Cornelius Gallagher, Jersey City Mayor Thomas Whelan, Council President Thomas Flaherty and the millions in bonds and cash

by In appearance silver-haired, ruddily handsome Congressman Cornelius E. Gallagher is the image of a dedicated public servant.Originally appeared in Tiger In The Court Memoirs of Hudson County By Paul Hoffman A lot of legwork was required to discover where … Continue reading

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Hudson County campaign buttons from the Kenny era

by Campaign Buttons From The Kenny Era Jersey City Political Campaign Buttons (1929 to 1961) Jersey City political campaign buttons from the late ’60s and the early ’70s More campaign buttons by

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1949 Jersey City election for mayor campaign car

by Photo courtesy of Dan Beards In the 1949 election, John V. Kenny ran for Mayor of Jersey City against Frank Hague’s nephew, Frank Eggers. by

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