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Hackensack History / Pink and Ise Streets
« on: January 02, 2017, 12:55:04 PM »
Someone is asking me about the origins of Pink and Ise Streets.

I found this on Henry Ise:

(He grew strawberries.)

I'm clueless about Pink.  I note the historic meeting minutes have no references to Pink St. prior to 1918.


Hackensack History / Fairmount School Painting
« on: December 18, 2016, 06:15:38 PM »
This is in the first floor hallway of Fairmount School:

Hackensack Videos / Marching For Compassion (Seventh-Day Adventists)
« on: November 21, 2016, 02:15:39 PM »

Hackensack Discussion / James McEachin
« on: November 07, 2016, 03:07:49 PM »

Following his military career, McEachin dabbled in civil service, first as a fireman and then a policeman in Hackensack, New Jersey, before he moved to California and became a record producer. Known as Jimmy Mack in the industry, he worked with young artists such as Otis Redding and went on to produce The Furys. He began his acting career shortly after, and was signed by Universal as a contract actor in the 1960s. He was regularly cast in professional, "solid citizen" occupational roles, such as a lawyer or a police commander, guesting on numerous series such as Hawaii Five-O, Rockford Files, Mannix, The Feather and Father Gang, The Eddie Capra Mysteries, Matlock, Jake and the Fatman, Diagnosis Murder, Dragnet, It Takes a Thief, and Adam-12, and in films such as Uptight (1968), The Undefeated (1969), The Lawyer (1970), Buck and the Preacher (1972), The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972) and Fuzz (1972). He played Mr. Turner, a tax collector for the I.R.S., and later a character called Solomon Jackson, a co-worker that Archie Bunker tries to recruit for his social club, on the television show All in the Family. He played the deejay Sweet Al Monte in Play Misty for Me (1971) with Clint Eastwood. In 1973, McEachin starred as Harry Tenafly, the title character in Tenafly, a short-lived detective series about a police officer turned private detective who relied on his wits and hard work rather than guns and fistfights. He also appeared occasionally as Lieutenant Ron Crockett on Emergency!. In 1978 he played a police officer chasing Philo Beddoe (Clint Eastwood) in Every Which Way But Loose. In 1979, he played the role of a jaded ex-marine high school baseball coach in The White Shadow episode Out at Home.

He made his third film with Clint Eastwood in 1983 when he starred as Detective Barnes in the fourth Dirty Harry movie, Sudden Impact. He also appeared as Dr. Victor Millson, chairman of the fictitious National Council of Astronautics in the 1984 movie 2010. In addition to his appearing role with Roy Scheider, his character often appears in video dispatches transmitted to the American astronauts in the film.

While continuing to guest star in many television series and appearing in several feature-length films, McEachin landed his most memorable role, that of police lieutenant Brock in the 1986 television movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun. He would reprise this role in more than a dozen Perry Mason telemovies from 1986 until 1995, appearing opposite Raymond Burr.

In the 1990s, McEachin semi-retired from acting to pursue a writing career. His first work was a military history of the court-martial of 63 black American soldiers during the First World War, titled Farewell to the Mockingbirds (1995), which won the 1998 Benjamin Franklin Award.[2] His next works, mainly fiction novels, included The Heroin Factor (1999), Say Goodnight to the Boys in Blue (2000), The Great Canis Lupus (2001), and Tell me a Tale: A Novel of the Old South (2003). McEachin also published Pebbles in the Roadway in (2003), a collection of short stories and essays which he describes as "a philosophical view of America and Americans." In 2005, McEachin produced the award-winning[3] audio book Voices: A Tribute to the American Veteran.

In early 2006, the film short Reveille, in which McEachin starred with David Huddleston, began to play to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and people began to request copies of the film.[4] The film was posted on and quickly garnered 1.5 million hits and a deluge of fan mail to the website; this inspired McEachin's latest contribution, Old Glory,[5] which he wrote, produced, directed, and acted in. Old Glory was McEachin's directorial debut.

In 2001, McEachin received the Distinguished Achievement Award[6] from Morgan State University. In 2005, he became an Army Reserve Ambassador; this distinction carries the protocol of a two-star general.[7] McEachin is married with three grown children. Felecia, Alainia and Lyle. His daughter Felecia McEachin was personal assistant to the Emmy Award winning producer Sam Simon and Ice Cube, American rapper, songwriter, actor, record producer, and filmmaker.

The pronunciation of "McEachin," as he used it in a public service ad for the Army Relief Agency, rhymes with "beachin."

Hackensack Videos / HUMC Superheros
« on: October 28, 2016, 09:44:31 AM »

Hackensack Discussion / Comets for Kaia
« on: October 27, 2016, 08:01:34 PM »

The Fairmount School Girl Scouts and Fairmount School are supporting Kaia in her fight to Tackle Kids Cancer.  You can read Kaia's "Story of Courage":

Our team accepted Eli's Challenge to raise funds in support of pediatric cancer research and to help Tackle Kids Cancer. Eli Manning, quarterback of the New York Giants, has agreed to match contributions 1 to 1. That means if you donate $100 to the challenge, Eli will donate $100! All money raised through this challenge will benefit the Children's Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center and will help their littlest patients become kids again!

We care about finding a cure for pediatric cancer, and we hope you do, too! The Children's Cancer Institute at HackensackUMC has stood as a beacon of hope for children and families dealing with pediatric cancer...but more can be done. Pediatric cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease among children in the US and only 4% of cancer research dollars are allocated to pediatric cancer. These facts are devastating, but the doctors at the Children's Cancer Institute are working tirelessly to find a cure. Please support us and help end childhood cancer!

Like the New York Giants, it takes a team to be successful and with your support, we hope to reach our goal. Even $20 would make a big difference for the pediatric cancer patients at HackensackUMC.

Thank you for supporting our team and we encourage you to take Eli's Challenge as well! Registration is quick and the Join A Team button and complete the registration process. Together we can make a bigger impact in this fight against pediatric cancer.

Remember...together WE CAN Tackle Kids Cancer

Hackensack History / Cadillac/Pontiac Dealership, 1940's aerial photo
« on: October 26, 2016, 10:21:24 PM »
I saw this on the "I Grew up in Hackensack" Facebook page and boosted it.  8)

It's labeled:
Bird's Eye view ~ W.H. Peters, Inc. Cadillac Pontiac Dealership ~ca. 1940

A regular in these boards posted this comment:

The field club is the bottom left corner. the tennis courts are not quite built yet it appears. All the buildings lower center were demolished in the late 1950s for urban renewal. it is now a parking lot for the Eastwick School, which occupies the right side of the lower portion of the photo now. the Cadillac dealer became Feldner Cadillac, and is now a Toyota dealer. the building still exists, as does the service building behind it in the photo. the small building at the one o'clock position was the HFD alarm room. then it was the storage room for Baseball of Hackensack in the 1970s. The park was not filled in at the time of this photo and you can still see the swampland at top center. all that is baseball fields now.

It's a "closed group" but try this link:

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