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Two months later, this is the first sign of change to the exterior of any of the three buildings.

These guys were here at 7am yesterday to basically erase the front of Hanson Real Estate. I took the third picture twenty minutes after I took the second one............all that was left of the sign was "RE". Eleven seconds later, that was gone. I took the last picture today.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: October 07, 2017, 12:00:00 PM »
1. Aside from the fact that "well-said" and "well-put" require hyphens, does the "...well said and well put..." comment mean that it should be printed twice? And just look at the "sentence" that follows:


I'm not even sure how many words are missing from it or what "double-space, double periods, double space" means.

These two are just really dopey:

2. "3-for-27" is not a batting average. ".111" would be a batting average (and the correct one).

3. This series is a best-of five, meaning that it takes a minimum of 3 games to win the series. Sunday's game will be Game 3, so OF COURSE it's necessary.

I found out where one of the new hydrants went - it's apparently been teamed up with an older one to offer double protection to the First Presbyterian Church.  ;)

Hackensack Discussion / New trees for State Street
« on: October 05, 2017, 02:09:10 PM »
On Monday, I saw a USDOT truck on State St that seemed to have a large, rocket-shaped something in the back. Turns out there was a tarp covering something else, which were a litter of baby trees.

One was placed in a wheelbarrow and was soon out of my view, so I don't know where it wound up............somewhere around State and Passaic streets, I guess.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: October 05, 2017, 01:35:38 PM »
The dullest generic caption occurs when more than one person is shown. The first person is mentioned and it always says that the second person "looks on" - a meaningless/useless phrase that shows not a drop of thought or imagination. They've used it quite a bit lately.............let's see how long it takes before that little gem pops up again (remember a Beatles' song called, "It Won't Be Long"?).

It took 8 days.............longer than I thought. (Click this one to enlarge)

2. Anyone who's aware of Yankee starter Luis Severino's first-inning meltdown two nights ago against the Twins knows that the "as" before his name should be "ask".

3. I'm not sure that the last five words are totally incorrect because I don't recall the play, but at first reading, a "dash home from first base" brings to mind Wrong-Way Corrigan. The word "dash" implies a quick burst over a short distance, like from first base 90' directly to home - something you'd get benched for. It's possible the play actually involved Harper running around all the bases from first to home, but the writing should be clearer, if that's the case.


That's not much of a suicide attempt unless he was counting on a mercury-laden fish to swim down his throat and kill him.

He was just a nice guy who could really rock out and wrote tremendous songs for a long period of time.

And here they are (Tom didn't write the next-to-last song, which comes from an old favorite, eponymously-titled 1969 album: Thunderclap Newman):

Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: October 04, 2017, 03:00:01 PM »
Handicapping today's repeating offerings:

1. We begin with a writer who I know is not synonym-handicapped. So how did this unfortunate pile-on happen?

2. The actual quote from you-know-who: "Now, I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack because we've spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico and that's fine; we've saved a lot of lives."

The double-"whack" job quote from USA Today and published by The Record is below.

I don't want to wish ill on anyone, but I could probably think of a few hundred musicians I would miss a whole lot less than Tom Petty.

He was just a nice guy who could really rock out and wrote tremendous songs for a long period of time.

Here are some of my favorite shots that I took of Tom:

1. 1979 - at the No Nukes concert at Madison Square Garden with Clarence Clemons, Roy Bittan, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne and Rosemary Butler

2. 1981 - at the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford

3&4.  1985 - at the first Farm Aid Benefit Concert in Champaign, IL

5. 1987 - at Madison Square Garden

Hackensack Discussion / New(?) Historic(?) local Medical Center
« on: October 03, 2017, 02:33:40 PM »
The New Bridge Medical Center!

Just take the train to the New Bridge Landing station and walk a few miles.


Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: October 03, 2017, 02:17:57 PM »
1. In a larger context, maybe managing at the major league level IS all about beer.

2. What exactly is Aaron Judge practicing in this picture? Walking away from the batting cage? Another empty caption.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Strange Marker
« on: October 03, 2017, 12:42:41 AM »
You mean this? They're all over the place!

Seen on a neighbor's property (any ideas what could have happened here?):

Hackensack Discussion / Anderson St RR track crossing repair
« on: October 02, 2017, 03:18:34 PM »
Anderson St has been closed at the tracks for the last few days. The repairs will make the ride over the tracks very smooth as they've already done with the same tracks where they cross Main St. I drove over those this morning and the difference is amazing - no more trying to find the sweet spot.

I took these yesterday.

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