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Bookmaking was considered a profession in Jersey City PG (Pre-Gentrification).

After the publication of an unauthorized biography of Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop appeared on a television talk show as an apologist. He explained that even though what was printed might be “facts,” the truth was so stretched that it was … Continue reading

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Frank Hague’s Christmas Quarter

More About Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague During the long, hard, haul of 1931, a quarter was a lot of money. Twenty-five cents was a real big deal back then. With a dime you bought a ticket to the Saturday … Continue reading

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