Mystery safes to be ‘cracked’ in Jersey City City Hall Tuesday

jersey-city-city-hall-f80d4530bfa8d424-largejpg-74925e77771e6ce4 By Michaelangelo Conte

On Tuesday a professional safe company will “crack” two safes found in Jersey City City Hall that have not been opened in more than 40 years, unveiling the mystery of what’s inside.

“We discovered the two locked safes inside of a vault in the mayor’s office,” said Mayor Steven Fulop of the safes, which are believed to have been installed during the administration of Mayor Frank Hague. “We don’t know when the safes were installed or what they were used for, but they are quite old and we thought it would be interesting to find out what may be inside.”

Fulop said Jersey City’s storied political history, including the reign of Boss Hague from 1917 to 1947, makes one wonder why safes were ever installed in the mayor’s office in the first place.

The safes will be opened at noon in city hall located at 280 Grove Street.