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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on October 11, 2017, 12:42:37 PM »
1. "...AS it was."

2. Double error in the same place: in the print edition, "the" is missing before the word "notion". In the online edition, both "the" AND "notion" are missing.

3. " moving"? Moved. "Starting this week..."? It started last week. Should we take bets on whether or not they'll print the same thing next week?

Hackensack History / Re: From the Second Reformed Church photo archives......
« Last post by ericmartindale on October 11, 2017, 08:11:54 AM »
nice work.  I look forwards to seeing more of their old photos.  I'm sure they have an amazing archives
Hackensack History / From the Second Reformed Church photo archives......
« Last post by BLeafe on October 10, 2017, 07:31:18 PM »
I'm working with the Second Reformed Church - my next-door neighbor - on a project to digitize their photo archive.

These two 1907 images show the two houses that were on Union St between Anderson and Ward - where the front of the church is now.

I asked if I could post them here for the city's database and they were kind enough to agree.

Click to enlarge.

On Saturday, September 30 - and just a couple of hours after the water main road excavations in front of my building were filled - I heard a familiar sound.

It was another Ecuadorian parade/procession coming down Passaic St and turning onto Union - la the Our Lady of the Cloud one that occurs every January 1. The composition of the participants and their dancing/marching/costumes were almost the same.

I had no idea what this one was about until I took the fifth picture and I can't find anything that explains its significance ("Coro de San Miguel Arcangel"  translates to "Chorus of St Michael the Archangel").

They continued on to Anderson St, made a left and I presume they went on to Holy Trinity Church.

The next morning, I heard loud music coming from the direction of Anderson Park, but I couldn't see anyone there. Later that afternoon, while I was on Anderson St, I heard that it was coming from the Holy Trinity Church parking lot, so I walked over there, stood in front of lots of seated people and took a single shot.

I think the small statue behind the singer is the same one that was carried in the Saturday procession - St Michael the Archangel.

Click to enlarge.

I found this photo online. It was taken at the 10-1-17 raptor show at Stateline Lookout.

Not only does it show a peregrine falcon and a happy audience, it also shows someone I know. If you look by the falcon's chest, there's a guy with a black cap taking a picture.

It's the same guy who took all the pictures in the previous post.

Click to enlarge.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on October 10, 2017, 03:47:57 PM »
MAJOR mess today, plus one small one left over from yesterday.


1. The front page of the sports section had two articles trumpeting the fact that the Yankees won Game 3 and avoided being swept. On to Game 4...............

2. ...........well, hold up on that. Page 2S didn't get the news and still says "if necessary" regarding last night's Game 4. I wonder if they'll do the same stupid thing regarding Game 5.


3. Same as #1, except change 3 to 4 and 4 to 5.

4. Same as #2 (You had to ask?). Page 1S lets you know that there's a  DEFINITE Game 5, while 2S doubts its necessity.

(5,6,7 - more contradicting uncertainty):

5. Page 3S claims that there's no indication about the severity of Brandon Marshall's injury or his possible return.

6. Maybe Page 3S should read Page 4S' headline..........

7. ........but wait - in the article with that headline, uncertainly rears its ugly (and not too bright) head yet again! And Sterling Shepard has the least severe what? Yeah - I know the answer, but you're supposed to actually write it in the paper. Sheesh!

8. Compared to everything else, this is relatively minor, but there are two unnecessary commas preceding an "and" in one paragraph (Pssst! "And" negates the need for a comma in these's redundant).

9. Problem with, it's followed by another unnecessary comma ("or" negates the need for the comma).

10. When writers want to make quotes clearer, they insert the correct (or missing) word where it belongs in parentheses. It's hard to decipher what Luis Severino actually said, but it's made worse when a writer puts in the wrong word. You don't "give the extra mile" (no effort implied there) "go the extra mile" (THAT'S extra effort). And "mile" is in parentheses - what could it possibly be replacing?

Maybe the Sports Section should be renamed the Puzzle Section. What a mess!

Hackensack Videos / Truck Driver/Billy Joel/Hackensack Rant (explicit language)
« Last post by Editor on October 10, 2017, 10:18:34 AM »
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