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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Coles Brook Flood Commission
« Last post by ericmartindale on Yesterday at 09:51:51 AM »
I investigated Staib Park yesterday for flood control potential.

A paved area used decades ago for basketball and ice hockey could be excavated to approximately the level of Coles Brook and allowed to flood and hold storm water during storms. That's about an acre, and it will go a long way towards reducing flooding along the entire brook.

The pavement is nothing but urban blight; we could do without it.

A single 20 foot wide entrance to Coles Brook would allow flood waters in. Two entrances is no good, because it would take over the water flow, and leave the existing stream channel dry.
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Hackensack History / Re: 1919 Soldiers' Welcome Home
« Last post by Editor on April 21, 2018, 09:23:18 AM »
Click on the image above to make it a little bigger.

Just glancing, I noticed many names match. Maybe all of them.

WWI Memorial at Foschini:

http://www.hackensacknow.org/index.php/topic,527.msg1295.html#msg1295
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Hackensack History / Re: 1919 Soldiers' Welcome Home
« Last post by Skipx219 on April 21, 2018, 07:52:09 AM »
I can't read all the names...but I wonder if some of the names match those on the memorial tree planting in Fochini Park ??
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Hackensack History / Re: 1919 Soldiers' Welcome Home
« Last post by Editor on April 20, 2018, 03:32:59 PM »
Wow. Love this.

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Hackensack History / Re: 1919 Soldiers' Welcome Home
« Last post by GeorgeHedges on April 20, 2018, 03:21:19 PM »
Original comparative placard from June 29,1919 honoring Hackensack soldiers who gave their lives during the Great War.  From the photo album of 1st Sgt. George Hedges / 114th Infantry from WW1.
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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Coles Brook Flood Commission
« Last post by ericmartindale on April 19, 2018, 11:50:11 PM »
I believe there is room for a large flood retention basin to be created along Coles Brook between the Summit Manor apartments near Beech Street and the adjacent apartments in Maywood.  The buildings are over 200 feet apart. Each could have a fenced setback of 15 feet. That would leave 170 of width for flood retention. This open area is bisected by the Lodi spur railroad, so there could be 2 basins, one on each side of the tracks.

This would help reduce the amount of water in Coles Brook downstream, and could be slowly released over 24 hours.

This is just one potential flood retention possibility.
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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Songs mentioning "Hackensack" and other local towns
« Last post by BLeafe on April 19, 2018, 07:30:00 PM »
Multiple New Jersey town names in a song goes all the way back to Dave Van Ronk in 1985?

Try 1959 and Tommy Facenda, who crammed a lot of New Jersey towns/schools in one of 30 local versions all over the country of a hit called "High School USA". The New York version was the hit around here (New York stations............what do you expect?), but here's the Jersey version that I'll bet ol' Homer remembers:



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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Songs mentioning "Hackensack" and other local towns
« Last post by Homer Jones on April 19, 2018, 04:46:30 PM »
And of course anybody who ever heard a drill sergeant count cadence in basic training:

I know a girl from Hackensack
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...............................                    Last three lines left to the reader’s imagination or memory.
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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Songs mentioning "Hackensack" and other local towns
« Last post by Editor on April 19, 2018, 02:13:41 PM »
https://www.northjersey.com/story/entertainment/2018/04/19/new-jersey-towns-songs-ode-our-state-music/527381002/

“It was a bar gig, and I just shouldn’t do bar gigs. I should do concerts in concert halls, and I learned my lesson,” he explains. “It was just the ambience of the whole thing, trying to play to a bunch of people who were more interested in drinking than in listening to music.”

Yep.  Only Hackensack has bars with people more interested in drinking than listening to music.  We're unique that way.

(He probably sucked!)
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