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

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

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Jersey City Mayor Tommy Smith and the City Hall Fire

by “Handed a lemon? Make lemonade.” This might as well have been the motto of Jersey City Mayor Tommy Smith. Thomas F. X. Smith squeezed the City Hall blaze until nothing was left but pits and rind. On September 12, … Continue reading

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Mayor Smith fights Muhammad Ali

by On June 29th, 1979, world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali faced Governor Brendan Byrne and Jersey City Mayor Thomas Smith in exhibition bouts at the Jersey City armory. The supposed purpose of the event was to raise money for … Continue reading

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Yet another political disaster

by In late July of ’79, Jeane Dixon, whose claim to fame was supposedly clairvoyantly foretelling the assassination of John F. Kennedy, missed the chance to predict yet another political disaster looming on the horizon. Ms. Dixon was in Jersey … Continue reading

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