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Re: Kind of round about Jersey City mention in USAToday…but I’ll take it!
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Kind of round about Jersey City mention in USAToday…but I’ll take it!
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I know some may consider it a little douchey ??but I get a kick out of seeing Jersey City mentioned in national newspapers every now and then . Especially a mention without the attached ,New Jersey.

It was on page two of the USAToday print copy today. In the piece about the Freeh report on the Penn State child abuse scandal.

Report slams Penn State's 'total disregard' in Sandusky case

By Kevin Johnson and Erin Egan, USA TODAY ... ation-sandusky/56162986/1

The Freeh file
By Greg Toppo, USA TODAY

Louis J. Freeh, 62, was born in Jersey City. He graduated from Rutgers College in 1971, earning a law degree from Rutgers Law School and a Master?s of Law degree from New York University.

A onetime first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve, Freeh first worked for the FBI as a special agent in 1975, first in New York, then at the bureau?s Washington headquarters. He left the FBI in 1981 to work as a federal prosecutor in New York.

In 1985, Freeh was lead prosecutor, under U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani, in the ?Pizza Connection? case, which broke up a $1.6 billion international heroin, money-laundering and organized crime ring that operated out of pizzerias in the Northeast and Midwest. Prosecutors said the ring was controlled by the Sicilian Mafia and a faction of its American counterpart, La Cosa Nostra. A 17-month trial ended in 1987 with 16 convictions.

Four years later, President George Bush appointed Freeh as a U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of New York. In 1993, President Bill Clinton nominated him to be FBI director.

During his tenure, Freeh clashed with Attorney General Janet Reno over the bureau?s investigations of the deadly standoff at Waco, Texas, in 1993 and the FBI?s investigation of Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee in 1999.

In 1996, FBI agents arrested ?Unabomber? Theodore Kaczynski after The New York Times and Washington Post agreed to publish a 35,000-word diatribe by Kaczynski at Freeh and Reno?s recommendation. Kaczynski?s brother David recognized the writing style and led police to Kaczynski?s Montana cabin.

Freeh led the bureau until 2001 and was among the longest-serving directors in its 104-year history.

Now a private attorney, he runs Freeh Group International Solutions, a risk management firm. His law firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, investigated the Sandusky case.

ccording to the Embassy of Italy, Freeh acquired Italian citizenship in 2009.

Contributing: Associated Press

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See you young (and older) newcomers created a buzz about JC..thank you. (and another thank you to the high NYC rents) Because of you we are once again (like in the 30's and 40's) recognized by our first name just like? Miami, Moscow, New Orleans, Paris, Las Vegas, Frankfurt, Madrid, Los Angeles, and Cher. Just think around 2 million readers are saying to themselves??Jersey City hey that?s the place where Snooki and Jwoww lived. ?

Although I must say USAToday has recognized us as just Jersey City for a while now . Remember this FRONT PAGE piece from 2007?

Model of urban future: Jersey City?
Updated 4/16/2007 3:51 AM

By Rick Hampson, USA TODAY

JERSEY CITY ? Once, this was a city of browns and grays. Railroads owned a third of the land, and trains rumbled night and day to the cacophonous riverfront. Factories belched fumes and leaked chemicals. "Nobody cared," says Bob Leach, born here in 1937. "Smoke meant jobs."

And those were the good years. Then, in the 1960s, the railroads went broke. Rail yards were abandoned, piers rotted, factories closed. In the 1970s alone, the city lost 14% of its population and about 9% of its jobs.

Now Jersey City has come back as its own antithesis: clean, green and growing ? an example, urban planners say, of how the nation can accommodate some of the additional 100 million Americans expected by 2040 without paving over every farm, forest and meadow.

Full USAToday piece?.

Posted on: 2012/7/13 16:31

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