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One man, one vote by David Friedland

by By David Friedland My father told me that in all the years he served as an Assemblyman he was not able , not once, to get any of the Bills he sponsored released from committee , much less voted … 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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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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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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Frank Hague, Mayor of Jersey City from 1917 to 1947

by Mayor Hague and President Roosevelt Frank Hague was Mayor of Jersey City from May 15, 1917 until his retirement on June 17, 1947. His name is synonymous with that early 20th century urban American blend of political favoritism and … 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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Mayor Whelan and the Jersey City Gambit

by Gene Scanlon knew Jersey City politics. He once was the political reporter for the Jersey Journal. He had worked as an aide to Mayor Thomas Gangemi – at any rate, until the Feds got wind of the fact that … Continue reading

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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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