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Name Cappiello, Steve
Born 1924?
Birthplace Hoboken?
Deceased 04/18/2013
Deceased where Hoboken
Spouse Cappiello, Dorothy Barry
Children Cappiello, Steven James
Manochio, Janet Cappiello
Cappiello, Linda
Notes Obituary, April 20, 2013: http://theboken.com/hoboken/steve-cappiello-former-mayor-of-hoboken-dies-at-the-age-of-89/

Steve Cappiello, 89, former mayor for the city of Hoboken, NJ and lifelong Hoboken resident, died Thursday, April 18, 2013 in the presence of his loving family at Hoboken University Medical Center. He was the cherished husband of 61 years to Dorothy (nee: Barry); loving father to one son, Steven James and two adored daughters, Janet Manocchio and Linda Cappiello MD; and endeared father-in-law to Stephen Manocchio, MD. Steve will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Beth Ann, Erica, Jeffrey, and Kenneth and a great-grandson, Vincent. Mayor Cappiello was one of twelve children, all of which predeceased him.

Mr. Cappiello began his career in the city of Hoboken as a police officer in 1950. In 1959 he was promoted to police sergeant. Because of his work in public safety he developed a great inter-est in politics through his involvement in police union matters. In 1963 he decided to run for city council in the third ward. He was successful in that effort and was sworn in as third ward councilman in July of 1963. After ten years on the city council he decided to run for mayor and in 1973 was successful in winning that election. He was truly the mayor that was responsible for the future development of the New Jersey Gold Coast. He presided over the early Renaissance of the mile square city. Steve Cappiello also served as a Hudson County Freeholder. Mayor Steve established the Hoboken Chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of America. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War, the American Legion, the Hoboken Elks, the Hoboken Knights of Columbus, the Hoboken Policemen’s Benevolent Association, and the Mu-nicipal League of Mayors. He also presided on the financial board of St. Ann’s RC Church, the parish he loved so very much and the parish where he received all of his sacraments.
Occupation Mayor, City of Hoboken, 1973-1985.
City Councilman, ca. 1963-1973.
Freeholder, Hudson County Board of Freeholders
No Archives 35
No Library 2
No Objects 20
No Photos 24

Associated Records

Image of Political campaign letter from Thomas Vezzetti, mayoral candidate, Hoboken, no date, [1985]. - Letter

Political campaign letter from Thomas Vezzetti, mayoral candidate, Hoboken, no date, [1985]. - Letter

Political campaign letter from Thomas Vezzetti, mayoral candidate, Hoboken, no date, [1985]. 8-1/2" x 11" high, one side only. Mentions his slate of candidates for Hoboken City Council. Pat Pasculli Helen Cunning Annette Illing

Image of Political campaign pamphlet for Mayor Steve Cappiello and City Council candidates for 1977 election, Hoboken, 1977. - Pamphlet

Political campaign pamphlet for Mayor Steve Cappiello and City Council candidates for 1977 election, Hoboken, 1977. - Pamphlet

Political campaign pamphlet for Mayor Steve Cappiello and City Council candidates for 1977 election, Hoboken, 1977.Single leaf folded to 9" high x 4" wide. Includes photos of the candidates

Image of Booklet: Handy Hints from the Farmers' Almanac with cover imprinted "Compliments of Steve Cappiello." 1972. - Handbill, Political

Booklet: Handy Hints from the Farmers' Almanac with cover imprinted "Compliments of Steve Cappiello." 1972. - Handbill, Political

Booklet: Handy Hints from the Farmers' Almanac with cover imprinted "Compliments of Steve Cappiello." Issued in Hoboken, ca. 1972. Published by [no place], Almanac Publishing Co., 1972. 5-1/2" wide x 8" high, unpaginated, ca. 32 pp. plus covers. He is a Hoboken politician who has served on the City Council and two terms as Mayor which he first ran for in 1973.

Image of Hoboken: A Visitor's Guide. Produced by Hoboken Community Development Agency, [1977]. - Pamphlet

Hoboken: A Visitor's Guide. Produced by Hoboken Community Development Agency, [1977]. - Pamphlet

Hoboken: A Visitor's Guide. Produced by Hoboken Community Development Agency [CDA], [1977]. Oblong booklet, 8-1/2" high x 11" wide. pp. [i], 27 plus covers, illustrated. Photo on cover by Dennis Simonetti. Rear cover is blank. Interior has occasional holographic ink notes by previous owner. PDF on file. Full text is transcribed in notes. (Note: a later version was published ca. 1984-1985 with a different cover and only 18 pages, see related or archives 2015.001.0079). Page [i] is a letter of April 12, 1977, signed in facsimile, from then Mayor Steve Cappiello. Pages 1-5 are text of Hoboken history with thumbnail images. The credits on page 27 note that this text first appeared in th

Image of Hoboken ...Reaching Out to Tomorrow. Community Development Agency, Hoboken, May 1975. - Booklet

Hoboken ...Reaching Out to Tomorrow. Community Development Agency, Hoboken, May 1975. - Booklet

Hoboken ...Reaching Out to Tomorrow. Community Development Agency, Hoboken, May 1975. Oblong booklet, 8-3/8" high x 11" wide. 36 pp. plus cover, illustrated. 3 copies (copies 2 & 3 in second file folder.) Copy 1: booklet with enclosed greeting on letterhead of the Office of the Mayor, and signed in facsimile by the mayor, Steve Cappiello. With: mailing envelope. Credits on pg 36. See related for selected reference images especially center map with detail images.

Image of Digital images of documents: letter of appointment by Mayor Steve Cappiello of Police Lieutenant Thomas C. Palumbo, 1977. - Documents

Digital images of documents: letter of appointment by Mayor Steve Cappiello of Police Lieutenant Thomas C. Palumbo, 1977. - Documents

Digital images of documents: letter of appointment by Mayor Steve Cappiello of Police Lieutenant Thomas C. Palumbo, 1977. 1. Typed letter (Mayoral letterhead) signed by Mayor Steve Cappiello, Feb. 23, 1977, inviting City Clerk to oath ceremony for Thomas C. Palumbo. 2. Attachment: Oath of office by Lieutenant Thomas C. Palumbo, February 24, 1977. Single leaf, printed form, three-hole punched with typewritten entries; signatures of Palumbo and notary public.

Image of Digital image of newsclipping with photo of Mayor Steve Cappiello & Carl Jordan, U.S. Small Business Administration, Hoboken, March 7, [1985]. - Newspaper

Digital image of newsclipping with photo of Mayor Steve Cappiello & Carl Jordan, U.S. Small Business Administration, Hoboken, March 7, [1985]. - Newspaper

Digital image of newsclipping with captioned photo of Mayor Steve Cappiello (left) & Carl Jordan of the U.S. Small Business Administration at news conference, Hoboken City Hall?, Hoboken, March 7, no year [probably 1985]. Caption reads in part: "announcing that about $4.6 million in low interest loans will made available to 17 Hoboken businesses destroyed by fire in January. The city's Community Development Agency at 124 Grand St. has applications..." Newspaper not identified, probably the Jersey Journal or Bergen Record. Reverse has partial date of Friday, March 8. This would place it in Cappiello's mayoral years as either 1974 or 1985. From appearances it is probably 1985. Museum

Image of Digital images of political brochure for Steve Cappiello running for Third Ward Councilman, Hoboken, 1963. - Pamphlet

Digital images of political brochure for Steve Cappiello running for Third Ward Councilman, Hoboken, 1963. - Pamphlet

Digital images of political brochure for Steve Cappiello running for Third Ward Councilman, Hoboken, 1963. Single-sheet printed two sides, gate fold to 4-1/4" wide x 9" high. Museum does not own original item. Election day was May 14, 1963.

Image of Digital image of letter to Steve Cappiello from Kenneth Rogers, President, Stevens Institute of Technology, June 13,1985. - Letter

Digital image of letter to Steve Cappiello from Kenneth Rogers, President, Stevens Institute of Technology, June 13,1985. - Letter

Digital image of letter to Steve Cappiello from Kenneth Rogers, President, Stevens Institute of Technology, June 13,1985. Single leaf. Museum does not own original item.

Image of Digital image of letter to Steve Cappiello from Phil La Rocco, Director, Economic Development, The Port Authority of N.Y. & N.J., June 28, 1985. - Letter

Digital image of letter to Steve Cappiello from Phil La Rocco, Director, Economic Development, The Port Authority of N.Y. & N.J., June 28, 1985. - Letter

Digital image of letter to Steve Cappiello from Phil La Rocco, Director, Economic Development, The Port Authority of N.Y. & N.J., June 28, 1985. Single leaf with envelope. Museum does not own original item.

Image of Program: The Fifth Annual King & Queen Pageant Inc. Hoboken, April 1, 1979. - Program

Program: The Fifth Annual King & Queen Pageant Inc. Hoboken, April 1, 1979. - Program

Program: The Fifth Annual King & Queen Pageant Inc. [Hoboken], April 1, 1979. Hoboken High School. Booklet, 8-3/8" wide x 11" high, printed in sepia ink on cream wove paper. Unpaginated: [32] pages including covers, photo illustrated. PDF on file. Annotated copy with pencil inscription on page [5] by Debbie Freeze, Miss World - America, 1978. She has inscribed a photo of herself posed in bathing suit with "Miss World-America" sash. Cover has ink note "Calabro School" plus inside many photos have a 'C' next to them which probably indicates that the person or persons is a graduate of the school or has some affiliation with it. The respective Girls and Boys pages with contestant photos

Image of Digital images, magazine: "Hoboken's Ex-Cop Mayor is Making His City a Contender Again" re Steve Cappiello; "In the Know", Vol. 1, No. 4, August 1975 - Magazine

Digital images, magazine: "Hoboken's Ex-Cop Mayor is Making His City a Contender Again" re Steve Cappiello; "In the Know", Vol. 1, No. 4, August 1975 - Magazine

Magazine: Article "Hoboken's Ex-Cop Mayor is Making His City a Contender Again" published in "In the Know", Vol. 1, No. 4, August 1975. Digital images only; museum does not own the original. Three-page article (under article category "Innovators") written about Mayor Steve Cappiello was by John Crosby. It appears on pages 22-24 with 5 photographs (taken by Maje Waldo.) Table of contents on page [1] has the article under the category "Municipalities" and has different title: Hoboken's Mayor Makes His City Come to Life." A promotional label on the cover: "Special Feature In This Issue | Hoboken's Mayor Leads City Revival."

Image of Article: Mayo, Lynch is Bullish on Hoboken. By Donald DeMaio, Center for Analysis of Public Issues, Princeton, N.J. Feb. 1977. - Documents

Article: Mayo, Lynch is Bullish on Hoboken. By Donald DeMaio, Center for Analysis of Public Issues, Princeton, N.J. Feb. 1977. - Documents

Article: Mayo, Lynch is Bullish on Hoboken. By Donald DeMaio, Center for Analysis of Public Issues, Princeton, N.J. Article appeared in New Jersey Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 9, February 1977. Five leaves, [9] pages with photographs. Digital images. Reference copy on file. PDF on file. Discusses relationship of architecture and engineering firm Mayo, Lynch with City of Hoboken and individuals within and outside the government. Projects discussed include the Model Cities program, Community Development Agency, Sewerage Authority. Includes mention of Hoboken Environment Committee and Center for Municipal Studies and Services, Stevens Institute of Technology. Also mentioned are several business

Image of Campaign newspaper "The Hoboken Bullbuster," vol. 1, no.1, June 10, 1985, promoting the re-election of Mayor Steve Cappiello & City Council slate. - Newspaper

Campaign newspaper "The Hoboken Bullbuster," vol. 1, no.1, June 10, 1985, promoting the re-election of Mayor Steve Cappiello & City Council slate. - Newspaper

Digital images of tabloid campaign newspaper "The Hoboken Bullbuster," volume 1, number 1, Monday, June 10, 1985, promoting the re-election of Mayor Steve Cappiello and his slate for Council-at-Large. Eight pages, photo illustrated.

Image of Land Use Plan Element. Hoboken Master Plan Study. City of Hoboken Planning Board, 1978. - Report, Administrative

Land Use Plan Element. Hoboken Master Plan Study. City of Hoboken Planning Board, 1978. - Report, Administrative

Land Use Plan Element. Hoboken Master Plan Study. City of Hoboken Planning Board, 1978. Draft copy (so marked on page [1]); previous owner was Caroline Carlson who produced the maps in the report (and is listed on the title leaf; holographic name on reverse of cover.) PDF on file. Plastic comb binding, 8-1/2" wide x 11" high, printed one side only. Printed front cover plus pp. [2], 1-[56], i-xi plus seven listed fold-out maps; 2 unlisted maps; plus one later map laid-in by donor. Map following page 7: Existing Zoning. October 1977. Map following page 10: Construction Activity 1966-1977. October 1977. Map following page 28: Natural and Man-Made Features. October 1977. Map following pa

Image of Article: Four Generations of Tradition. Biggie's Clam Bar, winner of recent award ... The Hoboken Reporter, Dec. 15, 2002 - Documents

Article: Four Generations of Tradition. Biggie's Clam Bar, winner of recent award ... The Hoboken Reporter, Dec. 15, 2002 - Documents

Article: Four Generations of Tradition. Biggie's Clam Bar, winner of recent award keeps it all in the family. The Hoboken Reporter, December 15, 2002, page 6 (continuation on page 11 not present.) Digital images only. Article written by Tom Jennemann. Photo in the restaurant's dining room with Mayor David Roberts presenting a City of Hoboken proclamation to Steve Ranuro, present propietor of Biggie's (and son-in-law of previous proprietor, Mike Yaccarino who was son of the founder Joe "Biggie" Yaccarino.) Also present in the photo is Mike Yaccurino along with Rose Marie (Yaccarino, daughter of Mike) Ranuro (Steve's wife) and former Mayor Steve Cappiello.

Image of Program: New Jersey Family Business of the Year [Awards] 2002. (Biggie's Clam Bar award winner at event), Oct. 3, 2002. - Program

Program: New Jersey Family Business of the Year [Awards] 2002. (Biggie's Clam Bar award winner at event), Oct. 3, 2002. - Program

Program: New Jersey Family Business of the Year 2002. Tenth Anniversary. Oct. 3, 2002, Somerset, N.J. Digital images only of selected pages. Page 8 shows Biggie's Clam Bar of Hoboken as one three finalists for businesses up to $10 million. They were the winner of the award. See archives 2007.039.0106 for the New Jersey Monthly (one of three sponsors of the awards) magazine article about their award.

Image of Trivia question & answer sheets for Biggie's Clam Bar 60th anniversary celebration at 318 Madison St., Hoboken, Sept. 17, 2006. - Documents

Trivia question & answer sheets for Biggie's Clam Bar 60th anniversary celebration at 318 Madison St., Hoboken, Sept. 17, 2006. - Documents

Digital images of print of e-mail overview of the events at Biggie's Clam Bar 60th anniversary celebration at 318 Madison St., Hoboken, September 17, 2006. Original was three leaves. A recap of the day's events first sent by the writer, Rose Marie Ranuro (wife of proprietor Steve Ranuro), at 1:52 AM on September 18, 2006. This copy was re-sent on October 3, 2006.

Image of Michael Coleman introduction written by him for use by Robert Foster at his lecture, Hoboken Historical Museum, June 24, 2007. - Documents

Michael Coleman introduction written by him for use by Robert Foster at his lecture, Hoboken Historical Museum, June 24, 2007. - Documents

Document: holographic biography of Michael Coleman written by him as text for introduction read by Robert Foster at lecture, Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken, June 24, 2007. Single leaf, written on both sides. Coleman delivered a lecture as part of series related to the current exhibition, In Transition: Hoboken in the 1970s. Also presenting a lecture on the same program was Robert Armstrong: Hoboken in the 70s: Model Cities, Affordable Housing and the Future.

Article: Mayo, Lynch is Bullish on Hoboken. By Donald DeMaio, Center for Analysis of Public Issues, Princeton, N.J. Feb. 1977. - Magazine

Article: Mayo, Lynch is Bullish on Hoboken. By Donald DeMaio, Center for Analysis of Public Issues, Princeton, N.J. Article published in New Jersey Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 9, February 1977. Five leaves, [9] pages with photographs. See archives 2006.052.0020 for images of article. Discusses relationship of architecture and engineering firm Mayo, Lynch with City of Hoboken and individuals within and outside the government. Projects discussed include the Model Cities program, Community Development Agency, Sewerage Authority. Includes mention of Hoboken Environment Committee and Center for Municipal Studies and Services, Stevens Institute of Technology. Also mentioned are several businesses