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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Cubby's: The Hackensack-Pyongyang Connection
« on: August 02, 2017, 03:02:47 AM »
More fair to Egan than past Kelly rantings.  He's starting to get it.

key quote: "buses will no longer run on Main Street after the conversion".

That's a sliver of hope for this project to not cause gridlock, but I'm still very skeptical.

Bob, you are showing the new building as taller than the old apartment building at Passaic and State Streets.  As you sure about that ?  I guess if it's 5 stories on top of two stories of parking, maybe you are correct.  I haven't seen the plan.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: The next great controversy?
« on: May 31, 2017, 06:47:46 AM »
Fences everywhere are set back a few inches from property lines in order to dig footings.  Even HE acknowledges that it's "a few inches".  I'm not a lawyer, but I think it's too small a distance for the adverse possession laws to come into effect.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: The next great controversy?
« on: May 29, 2017, 07:43:47 PM »
The tree was a damn invasive Ailanthus. There is no controversy. What kind of moron tree-hugs that kind of giant weed?

Hackensack Discussion / Re: 2017 Council Election
« on: May 13, 2017, 09:38:55 AM »
First, the Ward map shown in the article is long outdated. The Wards were completely redrawn about 15 years ago, give or take. Why does the County Board of Elections have the old map ?

Also, it's inaccurate to say that the two challenger tickets canceled each other out. The supporters of the Lara Rodriquez ticket (aka Democratic machine ticket) are diametrically opposed to Deborah's slate, and vis versa.  To suggest that they could have all voted to support just one of them is completely ignorant of the politics and history of Hackensack, and the people involved.

You win by getting YOUR VOTERS to the polls. Don't worry about the other guy's voters, you already lost and they won't change their minds.  And there's plenty of voters out there who didn't vote, literally thousands of them, and they could have been "rounded up" to add to the total of any of the tickets.  Educate the public and get support, and then get YOUR VOTERS out to the polls, and you will win. That's the bottom line.  Don't cry about having two tickets opposing you.

Hackensack History / Re: Oritani Field Club sold - closes in 2015
« on: April 23, 2017, 06:31:37 PM »
disgusting loss of history and a community facility.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: 2017 Council Election
« on: April 04, 2017, 04:32:03 AM »
I'm astounded at the lack of real issues being discussed in this election. There's been multiple newspaper articles, and I haven't seen a substantive issue being discussed.

Hackensack History / Re: Where is this?
« on: March 30, 2017, 05:44:11 PM »
Anderson Street about 200 feet east of Prospect Ave

Hackensack Discussion / Overcrowding in School District
« on: March 21, 2017, 10:28:51 AM »
Some of the increase might be due to families doubling up in units, but probably less than you think.

I suspect that if someone looked in detail at the enrollments, you'll simply find that more one and two-family homes are occupied by families with children, and less by empty-nesters. The older folks are dying off or retiring out of Hackensack, and houses are selling.  And more families with children are living in apartments because of the housing crisis --- mortgage rules are tougher and people can't qualify for mortgages. Plus rents are way up and salaries aren't, so people can't even afford to save money to buy a house. They are trapped, as I am, renting.

Hackensack doesn't need to build a single unit to hit 50,000 population, because the number of people per unit that had been going down for decades is going to go up. Or it has already gone up.  Watch when the next census comes out, Hackensack will be at 50,000 or very close to it.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: 2017 Council Election
« on: March 09, 2017, 10:40:56 AM »
With three full tickets running, the opposition slates are splitting the anti-Labrosse vote. That's a tough one.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: The Edgewater fire
« on: March 03, 2017, 08:42:21 AM »
ANOTHER MULTI-UNIT FIRE in a wood-fram five-story building, this time in Ocean Grove, just across the pond from the Asbury Park boardwalk. The report says three separate buildings went up, perhaps the wind was a factor ?

Hackensack Discussion / Re: I have a bone to pick with..........
« on: March 02, 2017, 10:20:19 AM »
The political parties change and morph over time, but one thing has always been true about the Republican Party from Abe Lincoln straight up to Donald Trump.  The Republican Party is, among other things, the party of BIG BUSINESS.  And in the 1860's, that was big business of the North versus the agriculture-based South.

You know the Hilton's named their daughter, Paris.  So we have Paris Hilton.

Imagine if she was called Hackensack Hilton.  Or even better, there's a Hilton in Newark. They could have named their daughter: Newark Hilton.  That would be one bad-a$$ chick.

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