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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Area in Need of Rehabilitation
« on: September 10, 2017, 12:23:20 PM »
YES, the new parking pattern is to have longer spots so cars don't have to back into the spots. 

You can't make this up, it's that stupid.  Evidently this has been done in other cities, but I've never seen it

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Main St milllng
« on: August 26, 2017, 11:04:02 AM »
And I bet they are doing this project WITHOUT replacing the 100+ year old brick sewer line.  So all the new work is going to have to be ripped up and patched every time there is a burst in that old sewer line

Oh, and I forgot the big one:  According to the Democrats, the whole thought process of how to improve society flows from the arts, and at the same time all of religion is considered "the problem".  If only it could be banned, taxed to death, discredited in the minds of our Youth, portrayed as stupid and evil, or otherwise destroyed. And that is exactly the Socialist agenda.  So go ahead, Pastor McClelland, continue to champion the forces that will destroy your Faith.

it's OK to speak out against the wrong's of Trump, but don't ignore the wrong's of the left.  The Democrats are the party of many things hostile to Christianity, including atheism, abortion, drug use, and more. 

It could be an easy decision for any Christian to be a Republican, except for the fact that the Republican agenda is against economic equality that Christ would surely espouse. The draining of resources away from the pure, the proposed tax plan that benefits the wealthy, and more. Simply put, there is no political party for the true Christian.

McClelland is my former pastor, and I know him well.  He is well-meaning, but I don't believe he recognizes any of the problems from the left side of the political spectrum. He totally minimizes them.

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.

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