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Hackensack Discussion / World Cup 2018
« Last post by BLeafe on Today at 07:31:19 PM »
I don't follow soccer, but it was easy to figure out that Colombia had a match this morning when I looked out my living room window and saw Colombian flags on cars and people (in addition to team jerseys) in the parking lot.
Everyone was heading for Noches de Colombia on Main St, which appeared to be filled with yellow jerseys.

Later on, I saw a non-jubilant crowd leaving and probably not thrilled to be facing a (probable) TV cameraman with a microphone.

Japan beat Colombia 2-1.

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Today, the two baseball beat writers have combined to create the biggest writing boondoggle I have ever seen in any newspaper. To be fair, though, it's probably more accurate to say that an unnamed someone else without a speck of local Major League baseball knowledge in his/her head has done this to the writers, who will get the blame because only THEIR names and faces are shown.

Let's start with the much-worse-off left half of the below page - the one that says "Yankees Notes", but shows a head shot of the Mets' beat writer, Matt Ehalt ("On the Mets"). The story IS the Yankee one and the title - "Frazier takes place on roster" - refers to the Yankees' Clint Frazier, who rejoined the team yesterday.

Now it gets a bit messy. The featured photo shows TODD Frazier, who was with the Yankees last year, but is now a Met. He's even shown wearing a Mets uniform. The caption says that "Todd Frazier's big-league career has been in a suspended state due to a spring training concussion and the Yankees' crowded outfield". Those reasons are why CLINT Frazier finally got to join the Yankees yesterday. Wrong picture, wrong first name, right reasons, wrong writer.

On the right side of the page, "Mets Notes" shows Yankees' beat writer Pete Caldera ("On the Yankees") and a story w/photo of Mets' outfielder Jay Bruce. Everything's passable, except that the Met's beat writer - the guy who wrote it - is nowhere to be found.

No one noticed ANY of these things when all this started out online and could have been fixed before going to the print edition?

Whaddaya wanna bet that there'll be no mention of ANY of this in tomorrow's "Corrections" on Pg 2A?

I hope I'm wrong.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Kazimir's Pets closing
« Last post by ericmartindale on Yesterday at 10:54:44 PM »
And what's really improved is the south side of Passaic Street from Park Street to Linden Ave. And both sides of Passaic Street from Linden Ave going west to Second Street.  I think a lot of this has to do with the "loss" of the giant boarding house at 211 Passaic Street. I think that fire was around 2005. You now see houses now with well kept exteriors and landscaping, and nice new front doors.  That was also a shock to me, after 10 years.
Hackensack Discussion / Re: Kazimir's Pets closing
« Last post by ericmartindale on Yesterday at 10:48:01 PM »
I returned to the area in January after living 10 years in Essex County. i'm now in Maywood.  I'm just astounded at how run-down and impoverished the Anderson Street business district has become. When you live in Hackensack, the change happens slowly and you hardly notice it. But for someone who comes back after 10 years and sees what it has become, it's much more shocking. I see that Rudy's is also gone. Anderson Street used to be better than Central Ave, but now the tables are turned. Central Ave has slightly improved, while Anderson Street has just gone into a deep decline. The quality of the stores remaining is largely pitiful.

I think the highest priority redevelopment area in Hackensack should be the block bounded by Passaic Street, Park Street, Anderson Street, and the railroad. If there is ONE BLOCK in the entire city that is most holding back Hackensack, it's this square block. It could be a mixed use transit village, with nice stores on the ground level.
Wow so weird to not see that there
Hackensack Discussion / Re: Kazimir's Pets closing
« Last post by johnny g on Yesterday at 03:36:09 PM »
Another legendary run comes to an end
This would be the bridge that connects over Maywood Ave/Forest Ave, just south of Rt 4. It's gone.

I have no idea when replacement begins.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Kazimir's Pets closing
« Last post by BLeafe on Yesterday at 01:03:18 PM »
Nearly 3 months later:

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