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Back in ’98, Jersey City City Hall didn’t have Internet email.

by I worked in Jersey City City Hall from 1998 to 2001. I was going through some papers yesterday and came across this business card. Do note the Hotmail address. When I established the COJC municipal Web Site, the City … Continue reading

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Coroner misses a minor detail . . .

by Back in Jersey City PG (PreGentrification) there was a doctor who was an immoderate imbiber. The way this was handled then was that a group of local physicians met with their tipsy colleague and explained to him that he … Continue reading

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Warren Murphy — URBAN RIOTS AND ME — A PERSONAL HISTORY

by URBAN RIOTS AND ME — A PERSONAL HISTORY By Warren Murphy It was an even fifty years ago when the modern-day urban riot began in Watts, California, and started to work its way eastward, accompanied by a lot of … Continue reading

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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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