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Today, the two baseball beat writers have combined to create the biggest writing boondoggle I have ever seen in any newspaper. To be fair, though, it's probably more accurate to say that an unnamed someone else without a speck of local Major League baseball knowledge in his/her head has done this to the writers, who will get the blame because only THEIR names and faces are shown.

Let's start with the much-worse-off left half of the below page - the one that says "Yankees Notes", but shows a head shot of the Mets' beat writer, Matt Ehalt ("On the Mets"). The story IS the Yankee one and the title - "Frazier takes place on roster" - refers to the Yankees' Clint Frazier, who rejoined the team yesterday.

Now it gets a bit messy. The featured photo shows TODD Frazier, who was with the Yankees last year, but is now a Met. He's even shown wearing a Mets uniform. The caption says that "Todd Frazier's big-league career has been in a suspended state due to a spring training concussion and the Yankees' crowded outfield". Those reasons are why CLINT Frazier finally got to join the Yankees yesterday. Wrong picture, wrong first name, right reasons, wrong writer.

On the right side of the page, "Mets Notes" shows Yankees' beat writer Pete Caldera ("On the Yankees") and a story w/photo of Mets' outfielder Jay Bruce. Everything's passable, except that the Met's beat writer - the guy who wrote it - is nowhere to be found.

No one noticed ANY of these things when all this started out online and could have been fixed before going to the print edition?

Whaddaya wanna bet that there'll be no mention of ANY of this in tomorrow's "Corrections" on Pg 2A?

I hope I'm wrong.


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This would be the bridge that connects over Maywood Ave/Forest Ave, just south of Rt 4. It's gone.

I have no idea when replacement begins.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Kazimir's Pets closing
« on: June 18, 2018, 01:03:18 PM »
Nearly 3 months later:

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Actually, two videos - the second one being the Rose Royce tune (with lyrics) I mentioned in the stills post:











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So I'm relaxing this morning, reading the paper when I suddenly heard a sound outside my window that I've never heard here before - a trumpet. I've heard bagpipes outside - more than once - but never a trumpet.

So I stuck my head out the window and my eyes followed my ears to a figure standing a block away on the State St traffic island at Passaic St in Hackensack, NJ, and tooting his own horn. WTF? (doesn't "heck" begin with an "F"?)

For a second, I flashed back to the Dancing Man who used to always be gyrating on the SW corner of Anderson and River Streets years ago.

I went out on my roof and noticed a car wash going on at the nearby Middle School. Could these two things be related? No way! Unless the trumpeter is well-versed in Rose Royce tunes for horn, how does a trumpet signal to you that there’s a car wash here that you should patronize?

Of course, curiosity got the better of me and I headed on over.

When I got there, I found that he wasn’t alone. There were young students on all the corners with signs, contributions containers and loud voices trying to convince all the drivers going by to get their cars washed for a good cause, which was………….?

The guy with the trumpet was taking a break, so I went over and spoke with him. His name is Joseph Wolverton, a junior at HHS and a member of the HHS Marching Band.

I told him that I’d be walking around and shooting from different angles and that’s just what I did.

The result is a few stills and an unsophisticated mashup of 10 MOV files that I put on YouTube.

Here are the stills:

1,2,3. These were the initial identifying images that were taken from my apartment, 1-2 blocks away.

4. Taken in case anyone was interested in where everyone was, relative to the World Trade Center.

5. I took this when I got to the scene and found Joe auditioning outside of Hackensack’s hottest club - the Parisian Beauty Academy - which charges $8 per car, according to the sign.


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Remember the notice about 3 F-18s departing Teterboro sometime last Friday?

Here's that departure:






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I heard a rumor that F-18 jets would be flying into Teterboro at around 1:30pm today. I had a 1pm appointment scheduled at HUMC. I got there at 12:45 and explained that I needed to leave around 1:30 to run up to the HUMC roof and try to get shots of the jets. They thought that was pretty cool.

Seven minutes later, we all heard the jets fly overhead - damn!

I was not happy. When I was done, I told them I was going to Teterboro and was determined to get some shots...........and that's exactly what I did at 2:11pm.

The first image is a 3-photo stitch.

 I hadn't heard why F-18s were flying into Teterboro, but the second image shows that the plane on the right is practically in the Walmart parking lot, so that should tell you..............absolutely nothing.

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I haven't been on the walkway in a while, so I took some shots on Tuesday:

1. Start with a stitch: under the Anderson St Bridge at high tide

2. Stitch 2: Just before you go through the walkway's open gate at the northern end of the park, this is what's on the other side of the fence on your left.

3. This was an easy fix.

4. I saw this sign just before the Rothman Center. It referred to the pedestrian bridge over the river between the Teaneck and Hackensack campuses, but it turned out to be a sign that someone forgot to take down, because the bridge was open.

5. If it wasn't open, I wouldn't have been able to get a shot of this festival ad on the bridge's Equinox box. The show's next weekend in Dover, DE, if you're interested.

6,7,8. Wildlife


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So - for every picture - you expect me to provide cross streets and other information for every background building that has nothing to do with any of the rehabilitation activities in this thread? There's about as much chance of that happening as there is of you sneaking in a third plug in as many days for your Record article.

Of course, if you were to give me exclusive credit for the paper's plummeting circulation.....................nah, no one's dumb enough to think that.

All silliness aside, I'm glad that you're getting so much out of this thread - it's every writer's dream.


Well, that was a riveting diversion. Now, back to business.



The cement pumper truck arrived first thing Monday morning, unfolded its tentacle and did its thing.

I'm tempted to make reference to Jed Clampett's "CE-ment Pond", but I won't.


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A photo caption is supposed to give helpful information about the picture. This is an incredibly dopey-assed caption that's off in so many ways that the only thing that's accurate is that it shows Todd Frazier. There's nothing else that connects this picture to anything in the caption after his name. For all we know, Todd could be saying, "Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane...".

You can see that the date of publication is today - Monday, June 4, 2018, so the "Monday" mentioned in the caption can't be today, right? That means it would have to be last Monday - if it was any further back, it would need a date. But the Mets weren't in Cincinnati last Monday............they were in Atlanta.

Why go to such lengths to make up irrelevant nonsense that any sports fan can see right through?

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12 Fives and 8 Duhs (click to enlarge):



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I took these from home yesterday morning. The second one is a 2-pic stitch.

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Jeez - how about actually reading the thread?

There might also be a picture or two to help you out.




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Like the swallows at Capistrano, the Ospreys have returned to Teterboro.

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These are 10 old pictures from the Union St/Passaic St/Conklin Pl area plus one old postcard of Anderson St, looking west from Union St that I haven't seen before. I've cleaned them all up a bit.

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