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Hackensack History / President Reagan's Visit to Hackensack (1984)
« on: June 11, 2004, 10:18:13 AM »
Speech Transcript:


Remarks at a Reagan-Bush Rally in Hackensack, New Jersey
October 26, 1984

The President. Thank you all very much for a most heartwarming welcome, and it's wonderful to be back in New Jersey. I was close by this past summer. I went to a church festival in Hoboken. And today it's good to be in Hackensack, the capital of Bergen County.

There are many things that are special about New Jersey. One of them is the caliber of the people that you send to the Congress. All of the successes we've had these past 4 years we owe to people like Congresswoman Marge Roukema, Congressman Jim Courter, and we need more people like Marge and Jim in Washington. And that's why I'm asking you to make Neil Romano a Congressman, and to make Mary Mochary a Senator, New Jersey's first woman Senator. We need them all in Washington.

And now, my friend and your great Governor, Tom Kean, has told us about the good news about Hackensack -- that you're not only growing up; you're growing out. You're rebuilding the inner city. You're attracting new businesses and new homeowners. So, you're very much a part of the great renewal that we've been trying to lead in Washington, but which has really been made possible by you, the people of this community, and you, the people of this State and this country.

That renewal began 4 years ago when America changed course, and we were guided in what we set out to do by the advice of a very great President. Abraham Lincoln said we must disenthrall ourselves with the past -- and then we will save our country. Well, 4 years ago that's what we did. We made a great turn. We got out from under the thrall of a government which we had hoped would make our lives better, but which we found simply was trying to live our lives for us.

The power of the Federal Government, the power it had over the decades created great chaos -- economic, social, and international. Our leaders were adrift. They were rudderless, without a compass. Four years ago, we began to navigate by certain fixed principles. And our North Star was freedom, and common sense were our constellations.

We knew that economic freedom meant paying less of the America's families earnings to the government. And so, we cut personal income tax rates by 25 percent.

We knew that inflation, the quiet thief, was stealing our savings, and the highest interest rates since the Civil War were making it impossible for people to own a home or start an enterprise.

And let me inject a little news item here. If you haven't heard the news, as of this morning, led by Morgan Guaranty and three other very great banks in the United States, the prime rate came down to 12 even.

Audience. 4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years!

The Hackensack Cultural Arts Center


"Here's Where I Stand"
An Evening of Music with John Zisa

Friday, July 9th and Saturday July 10th

8:00 PM both evenings

The Hackensack Cultural Arts Center is located at 39 Broadway.

Tickets are $12.00, and can be picked up at the
Recreation Center after they go on sale Monday morning, June 14th.

Backed by a four piece band, and backup vocalists, John will be performing a collection of contemporary Broadway songs, as well as pop, jazz, and soulful originals of his own.  The show is being musically directed by Darius Frowner, the recipient of the NYC 2003 Bistro Award for excellence in Cabaret.  

The show is two nights only and not to be missed!!

Events & Calendar / 6/12/04 Flag Folding for Military
« on: June 09, 2004, 12:16:58 PM »
Pocket Flags for Deployed Servicemen  


In cooperation with The New Jersey Army National Guard, the Tantaqua District scouts (Tigers, Cubs, Webelos, Scouts) have been given an opportunity to provide a piece of home for a deployed soldier.

Come and help fold a flag that will be sent to a soldier. Open to anyone willing to help!

Show your support for our Freedom fighters and participate!

Saturday, June 12th, 10am-2pm

Holy Trinity Church, Hackensack NJ

Hackensack Discussion / Planning Board Docket for 6/9/04
« on: June 08, 2004, 11:51:31 AM »
Abbrieviated Docket for June 9, 2004

1.   Roll Call.

2.   Approval of bills.

3.   Consideration of minutes of the meeting of May 12,2004

4.   Memoralization of resolutions from meeting of May 12, 2004 after review of requested plans:

b)144 Hopper, approved.
c)98-110 Moore (Commerce Bank) approved
d)96 Coles, approved
e)9 Layfayette (Marini Bros.) approved.
f)76 Lodi Street, approved.
g) 38 Summit Avenue, approved

(See prior Planning Board results for more information on above).

5.   SUB #755-04 & V# 11-04. ,ARTHUR MENTO. 175 BURY STREET. BLOCK
330. Lots 26 &27. ZONE R-2 RESIDENTIAL. Applicant requests permission to subdivide existing 75 x 120 lot and construct two 2-family dwellings on two 37’6" lots, requiring the following:

1. Insufficient lot width (Required 50’0" — Proposed 37’6"
2. Subdivision required.
3. Such other variances as may be required

Approved pending plans, continued from 5/12/04


Applicant requests permission to demolish an existing one Family dwelling and construct a 2,620 s.f. medical office building requiring the following:

a)Preliminary and final site plan approval required pursuant to Ordinance #175-44 b)insufficient aisle width - Required 25’. Proposed 24’
c)Sign exceeds maximum square footage — Required 12’, Proposed 15’ d)Insufficient setback of parking lot to B-I & R-IA Districts
Required 10’ - Proposed 4’
c)insufficient parking provided: Required 24 — Proposed 20.
f)Insufficient sideyard setback in B-1 & R-IA Districts
g)Such other variances as may be required.

Continued from prior meetings

7. SITE PLAN #07-04 & V#17-04, BULLET ELECTRIC. 290 LODI STREET.BLOCK 100.J & LOT 1/3. Applicant requests approval to renovate existing building and improve parking lot requiring the following:

I)   Insufficient front yard setback to stairs and ramp:
Required 15’0"" — Proposed 0"
2)   Insufficient lot width — Required 100’ — Existing 97.12’
3)   Insufficient sideyard setback — Required 10’ — Existing 0.4’
4)   Insufficient rearyard setback.— Required 10’— Existing 03’
5)   Such other variances as may be required.

Continued from prior meetings

8.   SITE PLAN #0944. 190 MAIN STREET ASSOCIATES. 185 MOORE STREET. BLOCKI1 1. LOT 3. ZONE 8-3 BUSINESS DISTRICT. Applicant requests approval to demolish the existing one story structure and construct a parking lot with park area on Main Street, requiring the following:

I )Site Plan required pursuant to 175-44(A)
2)Such other variances as may be required.

9.   Saverino Romano: 272 Poplar Avenue:  Applicant requests approval to demolish existing one family dweling, subdivide into two lots and construct two one family dwelling.  

10. New business

11. Public comments

12. Adjournment

NOTE (appearing on official notice):   When the case is called you may appear either in person or by attorney and present any testimony which you may have concerning the application. Alt documents relating to the applications can be inspected in the office of the Building, Housing Land Use Department, 65 Central Avenue, Hackensack, between the hours of 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

Hackensack Discussion / Results of City Council Meeting 6/8/04
« on: June 08, 2004, 01:48:16 AM »
Monday, May 17, 2004 - 8:00 P. M.

1.   Roll Call

2.   Flag Salute

All of the following resolutions were unanimously approved:

3.   Approval of Minutes - May 17 and 24rd, 2004

4.   Resolution #135: Payment of Bills.

5.   Resolution #136: Authorize Filing of Grant Application, Safe and Secure Communities Program.

6.   Resolution #137: Approval of Refunds.

7.   Resolution #138: Approval of Raffle Application (HUMC).

8.   Resolution #139: Request Fire Hydrant - United Water, NJ (Behind Pathmark).  

9.   Resolution #140: Professional Services - Jerry LaGuardia Productions
 (Summer Events).

10.   Resolution #141: Emergency Sanitary Sewer Line Collapse: Ross and Park Avenues ($8,296). (J. Fletcher).

11.   Resolution #142: Authorization to Release Performance Guarantees.

12.   Resolution #143: Award of Bid: Montana Construction Corp.

13.   Resolution #144:  Appointment - Albert H. Dib - Historian.

14.   Resolution #145:  Authorization to Cancel Payment - Block 596, Lot 22

15.   Resolution #146: Authorization ot Transfer overpayment of Taxes.

16.   Resolution #147: Change Order 1, D'Arminio & Sons

17.   Resolution #148: Change Order 1, Dakota Excavating

Official Comments: none.

The Mayor announced a relief effort to help the flood victims of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  Relief materials will be collected at the M&N Recreation Center on Sunday between 10-4.  Call the Recreation Center for more information.

Also, the Mayor and Council announced the opening of the River Street Tressel.   Dedication to be held Wednesday.

Public Comment Portion:  I thanked the council for the appointment as City Historian and invitemembers of the public to contact me should anyone wish to participate in the preservation of the city's history.  I applauded the efforts of the County Seat for their articles about city history.  I (and members of Council) congratulated the Blue and Gold Scholarship Committee on the completion of their new book entitled: Hackensack: A Pictoral History.

Eric Martindale commened the Board on its decision to appoint a city historian.  In addition, Mr. Martindale questioned the Council with respect to disappearing U.S. mailboxes all over the city. The Council responded that Post Office apparently cut down on the number of mail boxes as a cost saving measure.

Another resident questioned the Council on the recent article in The Record regarding increased city taxes due to rising health care costs.  The Council responed that the costs are due to an increase in the number of claims and the increase in the cost of the care itself which has increased sharply.  The city is apparently self-insured over a certain limit.

The same resident questioned the council with respect to the role and function of the Special Improvement District Director and suggested the need for more crosswalks between intersections on Main Street to increase the flow of shopper traffic.  Finally, the same resident wanted to know what the "logo" of the SID would be.  Both questions were directed to the SID Director.

If you would like to create a webpage on Hackensack Now for your specific community interest, please email the editor.  There is no charge for this service.

Here are some suggestions:

- Health & Fitness
- History
- Chess and/or other board games
- Gardening
- Computers & Technology
- Ethnic groups
- Cooking/Recipes
- Community Watch Groups
- Sports
- Tutoring

Any interest is welcome.  Hackensack Now will create a page based on your input.  Simply email the necessary information.  You will moderate and edit the site as necessary.  We'll do all the technical stuff.  

For an example of what you can do, click here.

Hackensack Discussion / Teterboro Airport
« on: June 01, 2004, 01:50:12 PM »

(Carlstadt, NJ)  The Coalition for Public Health & Safety is pleased to advise that the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Bergen, in its efforts at continuing its obligation to the safety and well being of all of its residents, has made an additional contribution of $20,000 to the Coalition.  This contribution has been made to assist the Coalition in payment of its remaining and subsequent legal fees with regard to the Coalition's battle for an environmental impact study of Teterboro Airport.  The contribution, made by Resolution No. 641, was passed unanimously at the May 19, 2004 Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting.

The Coalition for Public Health & Safety is a non profit organization comprised of 12 municipalities and the County of Bergen.  It was organized in an effort to address health concerns and safety issues emanating from Port Authority of NY & NJ's operation of Teterboro Airport in the middle of the most densely populated County of the State, and its impact on the quality of life issues for the surrounding residential communities.

The Coalition has brought litigation against the Port Authority of NY & NJ in Federal District Court seeking an environmental impact study of Teterboro Airport.  In September 2003, through the efforts of the Governor and Legislative Delegation, the Port Authority of NY & NJ contributed $300,000 and the NJ Meadowlands Commission contributed $150,000 toward conducting an environmental impact study of Teterboro Airport.  

Environ Corporation, who performed the initial 2 day sampling in June 2001, will conduct the study and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will oversee the study.  It is anticipated that the study will begin some time within the next two months.

Events & Calendar / Hackensack Art Club
« on: June 01, 2004, 11:13:17 AM »
Critique of members' work by Phyllis Rutigliano at Hackensack Art Club meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, United Methodist Church, Passaic Street and Summit Avenue. (201) 556-1276.

Events & Calendar / 6/505 - Ballroom and Latin Dance
« on: June 01, 2004, 11:11:58 AM »
U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association ballroom and Latin dance, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Battista Dance Studio, 255 Hudson St. Lesson at 7:30. $12 for members; $15 for others. (201) 525-0102.

En Espaρol / Latin Dance
« on: June 01, 2004, 11:10:41 AM »
U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association ballroom and Latin dance, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Battista Dance Studio, 255 Hudson St. Lesson at 7:30. $12 for members; $15 for others. (201) 525-0102.

En Espaρol / En Espaρol Message Boards
« on: June 01, 2004, 12:28:56 AM »
This board is designed to facilite participation by Spanish speaking residents. People of Hispanic origin make up a large part of the Hackensack population and participation by this segment of the community is welcomed and encouraged.

A new page is currently under construction which will be geared torwards the Hispanic Community.  Click here.

Hackensack Discussion / Linden Street
« on: May 25, 2004, 10:27:44 AM »
As printed in The Record, May 25, 2004:

HACKENSACK - The City Council has received a state grant of $8,375 to pay for the environmental review of a Linden Street property. The council has hired Malcolm Pirnie to investigate the tract, the former home of the Odyssey Body Works repair company.

City Manager James Lacava said he's not sure what the city will do with the property once it's evaluated. But he did say the property is an "eyesore" and that the city may acquire the tract so it can fix it up.

Before the city does that, however, it has to determine the extent of contamination, Lacava said. The city has reason to believe materials used on the site were hazardous.

- Tom Davis

What would be a good use for this property?


at the
Hackensack Cultural Arts Center
39 Broadway, Hackensack

June 11-18

M-F hours are 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.  

Saturday/Sunday the hours are Noon to 5 p.m.  

Books will be available for sale (cash or check) for $34.95.  
Proceeds to benefit the Hackensack Blue & Gold Scholarship Fund.

Events & Calendar / 6/18/04 Book Launch: City History
« on: May 24, 2004, 12:46:29 PM »

at the
Hackensack Cultural Arts Center
39 Broadway, Hackensack

June 11-18

M-F hours are 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.  

Saturday/Sunday the hours are Noon to 5 p.m.  

Books will be available for sale (cash or check) for $34.95.  

Proceeds to benefit the Hackensack Blue & Gold Scholarship Fund.


at the
Hackensack Cultural Arts Center
39 Broadway, Hackensack

June 11-18

M-F hours are 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.  

Saturday/Sunday the hours are Noon to 5 p.m.  

Books will be available for sale (cash or check) for $34.95.  

Proceeds to benefit the Hackensack Blue & Gold Scholarship Fund.

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