The year 2004 proves to be monumental for New Jersey

The year 2004 proved to be monumental for New Jersey with governmental falls from grace to rises to power.

The years biggest bombshell came from Governor Jim McGreevey with his announcement that he was gay and had an extramarital affair, which then led to his resignation. And unexpected political change came to Jersey City with the sudden death of Mayor Glenn Cunningham. Councilman Jerry Healy won a special election and was sworn in as the new mayor.

Meanwhile, threats to the Prudential building in Newark reminded residents that they were still vulnerable to attacks. While the horrors of the war in Iraq hit close to home when former New Jersey resident Paul Johnson was kidnapped and beheaded there.

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