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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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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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Mary Jo Kopechne’s connection to Hudson County Politics

by Before dying at Chappaquiddick on July 18-19, 1969, political consultant Mary Jo Kopechne’s last assignment was with the campaign to reelect Jersey City Mayor Thomas Whelan. by

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Crime at City Hall in Jersey City

by In the mid-60s, a protohippy (as luck would have it, a first cousin to the UBERHIPPY), and two accomplices, went to City Hall in Jersey City during normal business hours. Once inside, they hid and waited until the dead … Continue reading

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