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Hackensack Discussion / Union St water line installation continues
« Last post by BLeafe on August 19, 2017, 12:43:02 PM »
Work has continued on and off between Passaic St and Anderson St.

These pix show yesterday's activity near Anderson St.


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on August 18, 2017, 12:50:53 PM »
Today's score: Sports -3.5
                      Local: -1


SPORTS

1. In the photo, the running back catches the pass. Although that completes the play, pass completion is a quarterback statistic. A receiver is never said to "complete a pass". He can have catches and receptions (or drops), but a complete or incomplete pass is credited or charged to a quarterback.

2. "Strata" is the plural of "stratum". "...a different strata" is like saying "...a bad mistakes".

3. It's kind of obvious what the problem is here (I hope).

4. (not shown) The -0.5 comes from an article where a player is referring to a coach's criticism. What's written has the player supposedly saying, "Of course, he'll be extra crucial of me because he expects a lot". "Critical" would be the better word (maybe he actually did say it), but there are instances where - mistakenly or not - the words have been used interchangeably.


LOCAL

5. An article about the upcoming solar eclipse appears to be unsure about when the event will take place. Why couldn't it simply say "...just three days away"?


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on August 17, 2017, 11:03:07 AM »
Things have gotten particularly sloppy in the sports section, where you can usually find a couple of errors nearly every day. This didn't happen before and I don't think it's the writers' fault because they were with the paper way before the changeover, when this was not a problem.

From today's paper (Pages 1S and 2S):


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by johnny g on August 17, 2017, 08:04:42 AM »
A familiar activity? You mean that annoying thing that happens in the winter time? Isn't it supposed to be sunny and 70 all winter? How dare it snow?
Amazing how times have changed, not to mention sloppy grammar  :o
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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on August 16, 2017, 01:00:00 PM »
You won't like this:

Mini-headline on today's front page (this is acceptable English?):


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Area in Need of Rehabilitation
« Last post by vsasson on August 16, 2017, 11:14:58 AM »
Preschool building damaged by 14-story project is coming down:

https://thesassonreport.blogspot.com/2017/08/demolition-under-way-to-kick-start.html
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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by vsasson on August 16, 2017, 11:10:09 AM »
I like it -- Victor Sasson, editor of Eye on The Record.
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Photography...........the way I see it (Moderated by BLeafe) / Suicidal fish crow?
« Last post by BLeafe on August 13, 2017, 05:15:03 PM »
You've probably seen lots of crows around town, but if you ever heard the call of some of them, you might wonder what happened to their loud "CAW! CAW! CAW!" call and why they sounded a little bit like a duck.

It's because there are two species of crows that look the same: the larger American Crow ("Caw!") and the smaller Fish Crow with the wimpy duckish call.

I heard one such wimp on my roof yesterday. Usually, they make a few of their sounds and fly away. This one didn't stop, so I grabbed the camera and went outside.

Usually, any member of the sissified crow family will fly away when I get within 100 feet of them, but this one sat on the very edge of the roof and didn't budge. I thought it might be suicidal ("Stay back or I'll jump!"). It did its imitation of a weak duck call fairly regularly as I photographed it from 3 sides (hey - I'm not suicidal). I even sat on the same roof edge about 20 feet away and continued shooting. I was ready when he bowed his head and raised his wings for a split-second. For what it's worth (not much), this is the best fish crow photo I've ever taken.

I decided to test the bird's proximity limits. Two steps was it and then it flew over to an odd-looking vent on the roof and continued whatever it was it was doing. Convinced that I didn't have a leaper on my hands, I went back inside.


Click to enlarge.



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