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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Hackensack Painting: Where is this?
« on: August 01, 2006, 01:23:55 AM »
It looks like a several places rolled into one.

You could be right. The seller of the item claims that there is "some decoupage in this art". One of the definitions given in Editor's decoupage link is: "The act of cutting out paper designs and applying them to a surface to make an all over collage."

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Hackensack History / Re: Hackensack Street Cars/Trolleys (Photos)
« on: July 19, 2006, 04:31:12 PM »
If you'd like to read a real interesting book about Hackensack life in the 1920s with lots of local detail, find a 1969 book called "The Night We Stopped The Trolley" by Earl Schenck Miers.

The title refers to a humorous incident that was perpetrated on a trolley on Summit Ave on Halloween Night, but that's just a small part of the book.

Here are some of the subtitles within various chapters:

Union Street
State Street
High School
Beech Street
The Woods

The author lived at 113 First St and later worked for The Bergen Evening Record.

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Hackensack Discussion / Hackensack Fireworks' 15 Minutes of Fame
« on: July 02, 2006, 07:59:58 PM »
Was it my imagination or were the fireworks somewhat......um, abbreviated?

Perhaps it was so much fun that time just flew by.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Today's "Education"
« on: June 13, 2006, 01:49:14 PM »
I should add that not all are in agreement about for whom this test was really intended and its relevance today.

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/a/1895exam.htm

http://www.snopes.com/language/document/1895exam.htm

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Hackensack Discussion / Today's "Education"
« on: June 13, 2006, 01:35:01 PM »
This was forwarded to me by someone employed by the Hackensack School system:

<< Remember when our grandparents, great-grandparents, and such stated that they only had an 8th grade education?

Well, check this out.

This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, KS, USA. It was taken from the  original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and  Library in Salina, KS, and reprinted by the Salina Journal.


8th GRADE FINAL EXAM


Grammar (Time, one hour)

1. Give nine rules for the use of Capital Letters.
2. Name the  Parts of Speech and define those that have no Modifications.
3. Define Verse, Stanza and  Paragraph.
4. What are the Principal  Parts of a verb? Give Principal Parts of lie, lay and run.
5. Define Case, illustrate each Case.
6. What is  Punctuation? Give  rules for principal marks of Punctuation.
7. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.



Arithmetic  (Time, 1.25 hours)

1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.
2. A wagon box is 2 ft deep, 10  feet long, and 3 ft. wide. How many bushels of wheat will it  hold?
3. If a load of wheat weighs 3942 lbs., what is it worth at 50cts/bushel, deducting  1050lbs. for tare?
4. District No. 33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?
5. Find cost of 6720 lbs. coal at $6.00 per ton.
6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7  percent.
7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12  inches wide and 16 ft. long at $20 per meter?
8. Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no grace) at 10  percent.
9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance around which is 640 rods?
10. Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt.



U. S. History (Time, 45 minutes)

1. Give the epochs into which U. S. History is divided.
2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus.
3. Relate the  causes and results of the Revolutionary War.
4. Show the territorial growth  of the  United States.
5. Tell what you  can of the history of Kansas.
6. Describe three of the most prominent battles  of the Rebellion.
7. Who were the following:  Morse, Whitney, Fulton, Bell, Lincoln, Penn, and Howe?
8. Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, 1865.



Orthography  (Time, one hour)

1. What is meant by the following: Alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, syllabication?
2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?
3. What  are the following, and give examples  of each: Trigraph, sub vocals, diphthong, cognate letters,  linguals?
4. Give four substitutes for caret 'u'.
5. Give two rules for spelling words with final 'e.' Name two exceptions under each rule.
6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate  each.
7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: bi, dis, mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, sup
8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: card, ball, mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last.
9. Use  the following correctly in sentences: cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane, vain, vein, raze, raise, rays.
10. Write 10 words frequently  mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.



Geography  (Time, one  hour)

1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?
2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas?
3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?
4. Describe the mountains of North America.
5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver, Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall &Orinoco.
6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S.
7. Name all the republics of Europe and give the capital of each.
8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?
9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give the inclination of the earth.


Also notice that the exam took five hours to complete. Gives the saying "she/he only had an 8th grade education" a whole new meaning, doesn't it?

What happened to us? It is kind of humbling, isn't it? >>

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Main Street Restaurants
« on: June 12, 2006, 12:53:07 PM »
This IS a great idea.

Couldn't Main St be more easily closed on a Sunday when all the other businesses HAVE to close? I don't think a full-fledged food festival would be as successful if the street was open - business as usual - and oh-by-the-way, there are some tables with food samples scattered about. That won't draw big crowds.

It would require some other entertainment activities to fill the street gaps and draw more people, but as an international cuisignoramus, I would prefer to sample the many different foods in this manner rather than make believe that I'll actually make the effort to dine at all of the restaurants someday.

I would also much prefer to associate the foods with the restaurants IN FRONT OF the restaurants for future reference rather than at an off-Main St location where the food may be memorable, but the restaurant location wouldn't be. I would think the restaurants would prefer that too.

I would also think that their chefs would prefer to do this on-premise, where all their preparation materials would be, rather than schlep a truckful of things to a mall.

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Hackensack Discussion / Oddservation
« on: May 10, 2006, 03:51:46 PM »
This will only apply today and maybe tomorrow, but I just glanced at "Recent Posts" and noticed these two startling subjects:

"211 Passaic Street DESTROYED by ericmartindale"

"211 Passaic Street DESTROYED by Editor"


Shame on both of you two pyromaniacs!  ;)

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Light Pollution (Photos)
« on: March 09, 2006, 12:05:34 PM »
Thank you for your information.

One thing I didn't write about was the fact that I DID contact PSE&G a few years ago. They were shown many of the pictures I showed in my original post here. Some of their people came up here one evening to see for themselves and eventually adjusted one or two lights.

Many of the other offending lights were on private property and PSE&G said that meant they would have to be contacted by those property owners initially to get anything done. That's when I encountered the in-person problems with those property owners, who never bothered to contact PSE&G, so nothing got done.

A few weeks later, PSE&G readjusted one of the "corrected" ones so that I now can see the light again. They insisted that all were "in compliance".

When they were here, PSE&G also noticed that my block had no streetlight, said, "we'll get right on that".........and never did that either, so you can guess that my faith in PSE&G is not real high at the moment.

I did not contact NJBPU at the time, so that information is most welcome. Thanks again.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Light Pollution
« on: February 25, 2006, 10:39:31 AM »
<< If you think about it, the only reason you SEE anything is because light is hitting an object, and some of that light is bouncing from that object directly into the iris of your eye. >>


Reflected light has nothing to do with the situation I described. I'm not talking about any light bouncing off anything else - that's a whole 'nother problem.

I thought the pictures made it abundantly clear that this is about light coming DIRECTLY from the source. I can SEE the inside of the light boxes. The first thing that these lights hit is my eye - not the ground or cars or anything else. Reflected light certainly adds to light pollution, but, in that case,  I would not be in the direct beam as I am now.


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Hackensack History / Re: Hendrix at George's Club 20 (Hackensack)
« on: February 05, 2006, 12:54:40 PM »
There are sooooo many variations of this show out there on LP and CD. I don't think I've seen this particular 7-song LP before. My CD-R has 10 songs, but only 4 match with this LP. I think I once saw a 20-song version somewhere.

I just listened to the first cut ("Drivin' South"). Jimi is introduced as "Jimmy James" - the name he went by back then, but there's no mistaking that voice when you hear it (BTW - he had a band in 1966 called "Jimmy James and the Blue Flames").

During that introduction, he's asked, "What are you gonna do, Jimmy, on this Christmas plus one?", so that should confirm the performance date of December 26, 1965.

Too bad I didn't cruise a block off Main St. that night.

If you don't win the album, Editor, you can copy mine if you want.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Rainbow over Hackensack
« on: February 04, 2006, 08:09:03 PM »
<< "fried leafe" >>

Thank you for at least supplying the context - otherwise, it would make me seem to be some sort of burnout.

Yeah, my food and I are still getting cooked by Nextel. The state never bothered fixing the error they admitted making (they thought my rooftop apartment was an empty elevator room and told the FCC that there were "no adverse effects"!).

Frying for my art, I guess, (and taking a LOT fewer pictures from my roof).

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Hackensack History / Re: Unidentified Chinese Restaurant
« on: February 01, 2006, 06:02:31 PM »
That was the Asia Garden Chinese-American Restaurant at 6 Banta Place (Hack. 3-7157).

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I remember Santa and his sleigh all lit up and strung between the Packard's towers. I could see it every year from my street - Cumberland Ave - in Teaneck (yeah, I lived in Teaneck - sue me).

Does anyone remember a small, open-air trampoline park on the Packard's lot near the tracks circa 1960? I think you paid by the half-hour of usage.

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Hackensack History / Main St. Memories
« on: February 01, 2006, 05:11:14 PM »
I used to cruise the drag from about 1964-1969 and remember when it was PACKED on Thursday nights from the court house to Sears and beyond, with many cars having New York plates. Generally, we'd make a bunch of orbits (two-way street then) between the library and the court house and after every dozen or so, it was time to go to McDonald's in River Edge. This process was repeated over and over, finally ending with my friends finishing the evening by hanging out at the Fairmount Diner (Fran the waitress!). Of course, we wore our Nicky Newark jackets from Kartch's.

I had (among others) a jacked-up, customized '63 Grand Prix with a name painted on the sides of the front quarters ("Prix-fection") AND a '64 Chevy Impala Super Sport at the same time.

One night, a Hackensack cop stopped me for a loud glasspack muffler on the Prix and yelled that he "didn't want to see this car on Main St again tonight". "Yes sir, officer", as I went home and came back with the Super Sport and smiled at the cop.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Rainbow over Hackensack
« on: February 01, 2006, 04:40:03 PM »
I can see my building in that first picture.

Since this is my first day as a member, I don't know if this is considered spam or not - I'm sure Editor will delete this if it is - but my first contact from him was a result of an image of mine that was published in The County Seat showing the YMCA and a rainbow landing on St. Joseph's Church in Bogota.

Click here to see my pictures.  Click "Hackensack, NJ" on the left and you'll see 90 pictures of Hackensack, including the rainbow over the YMCA.

You might also find a band or two (thousand) on the site, including Hackensack's two big rock stars - originally known as Joe Linquito and Leslie Weinstein - Joe Lynn Turner and Leslie West.

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