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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Quick Check Main St.
« Last post by BLeafe on May 25, 2022, 04:20:00 PM »
Sorry - no clue.

Might make an interesting mini-project, if you're up for it............... (he says, passing the buck).

Hackensack Discussion / Quick Check Main St.
« Last post by johnny g on May 22, 2022, 07:43:09 AM »
Hey gang, I came down Main yesterday and noticed it was gone....anyone know why/when?
Sometime after 10:30am yesterday, I started to hear church-like singing. Since I live between two churches, I figured it was coming from one of them that may have opened their windows on a nice Spring morning. But then it started getting louder and sort of familiar-sounding............another Ecuadorian religious procession?

I went to a south-facing window in my apartment and - sure enough - I could see a procession coming up Union St.


1. I got my camera. The group had reached Passaic St, as an officer was directing southbound traffic off Union St so the procession could proceed northward. I could see that some unfamiliar object was at the front of it.

2. After they crossed Passaic St., I zoomed in to see what religious object headed the was a statue of Saint Speaker!

3. Then I saw something else I hadn't seen before: a bunch of balloons. What was that supposed to represent?

4. Time to zoom in again............oh, wait - I recognize that configuration. It's a rosary! But if I remember correctly, there should be 10 white balloons between each red pair, which doesn't always seem to be the case with this rosary.

5. Time for the star of this show/honoree. I called the Holy Trinity rectory this morning to find out what this procession was all about. "The Crowning of Mary" was the reply. Google says it's "the Coronation of Mary as Queen of the Heavens by her son, Jesus Christ". Well. she is sporting a lovely crown.

6. When I started editing this pic, the program decided to let me know that it didn't recognize a dozen of the pictured people. Fortunately, Mary and Baby Jesus made the cut.

7. There are always interesting items in these processions that I've never seen before (check out the "flowers"). At the bottom of the framed artwork the two men are holding, you can see the words, "EL CISNE". Information about that can be found here:

8. If you'd like to hear what they were chanting as they went out of view, check out this 20-second video:

Click pix to enlarge.

I wonder what the current residents think about that..............

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Hackensack University Medical Center
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on May 13, 2022, 07:42:23 PM »
But visitors still are out of luck at Hackensack University Medical Center, I guess you are saying. Then, there is the factor of the medical center being so busy that going to one of the health providers is an ordeal. The main parking garage is always packed, and some areas were closed for renovation when I was there in January and February to go to a dermatologist. I had to go to the top deck to find a space. The hospital has four electric chargers for visitors in one garage, but when I tried to use one all were taken. Ten other electric chargers are reserved for doctors. Who is "addicted" to valet parking?

The parking at Englewood Health (Englewood Hospital and Medical Center), whether valet or self-park, is free.
Hackensack Discussion / Re: Costco
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on May 09, 2022, 03:08:56 PM »
Special hours for seniors at Costco Wholesale in Teterboro

The Costco warehouse in Teterboro eliminated early hours for members 60 years old and older on Tuesday and Thursdays during the week of April 18, 2022, rolling back the opening time to 10 a.m. from 9 a.m.
The crowds are noticeably bigger than before and checkout lanes are unusually busy during the first hour.

My wife shopped there this morning and reported Costco members formed 2 lines to await the 10 a.m. opening -- one in the direction of the tire shop -- until an employee instructed them to join the single line. We've been shopping there on Tuesdays and Thursday to avoid these frenetic Mondays.

I've seen no lines on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 10 a.m. And even if you have a full basket, employees are on hand to help you through a self-checkout lane -- the fastest way to get out of there and head for the exit./size]

Community Soapbox / Buying a home in the Fairmount section of Hackensack
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on May 09, 2022, 02:56:36 PM »
What is the one thing real estate agents don't mention
about living in Hackensack's Fairmount section? Aircraft noise

You'll be living under the flight paths of 2 major airports


Hackensack Discussion / Re: Recycling
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on May 08, 2022, 03:06:25 PM »

I guess you can call the city's Public Works Department and speak to someone in recycling. This happened only once?
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