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These were shot from land, sea and air.

The "During" were taken from my apartment on Union St, as were all of the "After" shots

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Where is it?
« Last post by BLeafe on September 06, 2021, 03:35:08 PM »
easy one... lol

I thought so too, so where are the guesses?

NOBODY but irons35 and me has any idea where in Hackensack this is?

I'll bet the Editor knows.

Hackensack History / Re: Packards Memories/Pictures I found in City Hall Basement
« Last post by Editor on September 04, 2021, 12:52:27 PM »
Sorry, I'm just seeing that this picture was waiting for post approval.  My bad.
Hackensack Discussion / Tropical Storm Ida ruins HHS football field
« Last post by BLeafe on September 04, 2021, 11:55:00 AM »
So I hear periodic yelling coming from somewhere just south of me yesterday and saw the below images.

There's a story in today's Record about the fact that Tropical Storm Ida has flooded/ruined a lot of school football fields. Some will have to be totally replaced at great expense and will not be ready to host games until next year.

From The Record (regarding Hackensack):

Hackensack was slightly more fortunate in that its field may only be out of commission for two weeks.

"The FieldTurf company’s going to come in next week and start working on the areas that bubbled up and the areas that we have a couple of rips," athletic director Scooter Whiting said. "They have to patch up a few spots, and they’re going to sanitize it."

The Comets football team was able to move this weekend’s season opener against Kennedy to nearby Overpeck Park for a Saturday night kickoff. Their next home game is scheduled for Sept. 18.

But, as Hackensack football coach Brett Ressler pointed out, “Tom Della Torre Field is predominantly the primary playing surface for multiple athletic teams.”

The Comets field hockey and boys and girls soccer teams have been displaced as well. In the interim, they will be able to use the two grass fields adjacent to the high school, which is located across First Street.

“They actually have dried out,” Whiting said of the fields, “so they look pretty good.”

One other major issue to address is the fieldhouse that sits next to the turf. It contains locker rooms and a coaches’ office.

“We lost a lot of stuff in our coaches’ office,” Ressler said, “and we’re not just talking things that were on the ground. We’re talking things that were up two feet – stuff that was in filing cabinets that were at least six inches off the ground, plus things that were actually in desk drawers.”

The AD noted that the fieldhouse has a history of being flood-prone, and the district is exploring options for how to rectify the situation.

“Our superintendent, Mr. [Robert] Sanchez, is in the process of working on something where we could possibly get a new fieldhouse or we make some upgrades to the fieldhouse we currently have,” said Whiting, a Hackensack graduate. “We don’t want to knock it down, there’s too much tradition in it. We do want to try and make upgrades to it so it’s a little bit more floodproof.”

Apparently, the Hackensack Middle School's soccer field is the temporary practice field.

I just hope that these pictures don't give too much away to opponents' scouts.

Click to enlarge (unless you're an opposing scout).

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Where is it?
« Last post by irons35 on September 03, 2021, 08:56:41 PM »
easy one... lol
Hackensack Discussion / Re: Where is it?
« Last post by BLeafe on September 03, 2021, 02:50:01 PM »
Haven't done this in a while...........

So where exactly is this lovely Hackensack scene?

I shot this yesterday, so that might be flooding at the bottom and a stranded motorist on the left.

Click to enlarge.

Since all the pictures in this topic from 10-11 years ago have been wiped out - and rather than start a new topic - I'm adding my blog post from today that contains photos and videos I shot a few days ago at the Great Falls as a result of Tropical Storm Henri's deluge and flooding.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on August 28, 2021, 03:01:36 PM »
I'm seeing red over the Hackensack Chronicle's front page

As if the Aug. 21, 2021, front page of the Hackensack Chronicle wasn't silly enough -- reporting on 2 frivolous lawsuits -- desperate Gannett editors couldn't find anything else for the front page of Friday's edition (Aug. 27. 2021) except to repeat the story of the woman who is suing a Hackensack pizzeria, claiming she was scalded by a spilled cup of marinara as her husband was driving her home from picking up a takeout order.

The preposterous plaintiff claims that for some reason she was holding the cup of marinara in her lap when she felt the burning. The plaintiff was identified as Martha Valdez of Englewood, and she is suing over an alleged incident that occurred in May 2017.

The courts usually are closed in August so courthouse reporter Tom Nobile probably tried to look productive by re-filing the red sauce suit and hoping his editors wouldn't notice they had run it before.
Sad day, one of my favorite drummers ever, he never got the credit he deserved...many people didn't understand but those songs wouldn't have sounded the same without him
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