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Hackensack Discussion / Re: B&W Bakery Crumbcake
« on: October 06, 2007, 10:53:49 AM »
Yes, people do come from all over North Jersey to visit there.

Now you've gone through such extensive detail to describe the store, but you never said how long they've been in business, or what B & W really stands for.  I believe that it is the last names of the founders, both of which were of German background.  It's gone through several ownerships, and they've kept the tradition of focussing on German pastries, whether they are German or not (I think they are).

Boehringer & Weimer - in business for 56 years (or so says an online article - it seems longer though)

In the 50s, our family went there every Sunday morning after mass at Holy Trinity to buy our Sunday buns-and pastries breakfast.

My sister in Colorado makes a beeline for B&W whenever she visits to load up on crumb cake.

Folks, this is called a non sequitor.

Minor detail...................actually, it's a "non-sequitur", from the Latin "It does not follow". (I KNEW those 3 years of Bergen Catholic Latin would finally come in handy some day!)

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Go Hackensack Troasts!
« on: August 29, 2007, 12:20:10 AM »
Does anyone know the answer to my question regarding the makeup of the team?

I don't know the answer, but I DO know that The Record sports columnist, Bob Klapisch, is a member of the Troasts. You can email him at

"The Home Afloat or The Boy Trappers of the Hackensack"

Local life on and by the Hackensack River about 140 years ago:

or just search eBay item number: 130145900004   
It's written for the younger reader, but adults will find it interesting too............well, at least I did. It's a good deal for a buck (current price).

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Hackensack Fireworks' 15 Minutes of Fame
« on: August 09, 2007, 03:41:19 PM »
Although there was a one month rain delay this year, it was worth the wait. There were lots of new fireworks I had never seen before and the show lasted longer than 15 minutes.


Hackensack Discussion / Humor on the Hacky
« on: June 24, 2007, 01:25:15 PM »
At about 11am today, I could see the sun glistening off the low-tide sandbars of the Hackensack River at Kipp's Bend, just north of Foschini Park. At noon, I watched from my living room as a couple of rocket scientists (2M, 1F) spent a half-hour trying to free their 2 Skidoos from the barely-covered muck.

I had never seen anyone walk nearly across the river before. And while one guy was doing that, the woman, who was in water that was barely up to her shins, had problems maintaining verticality..........often.

Lots of frustration and glop on their end and lots of YouTube-worthy moments viewed on this end.

Free Classifieds and Announcements / Coming Soon...........
« on: June 12, 2007, 12:36:02 AM » a former Fairmount Diner near you:

"Fairmount Eats"

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Bubbled City?
« on: April 02, 2007, 09:48:22 AM »
<< Public hearings are set for April 31, 2007 and June 31, 2007. >>

I keep trying to circle those dates on my calendar, but............

BTW - if anyone's interested, Google just announced that they're offering free in-home wireless broadband service:   

Hackensack Discussion / The Hunger Site - Just Click a Button
« on: November 22, 2006, 07:02:07 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Every year I post this on the lists I belong to. This is something I do first thing when I get online every day and it's the easiest thing in the world to do.

Just make a daily visit to and click on the "Help Feed The Hungry" button - that's it!

By doing this, you donate 1.1 cups of food to feed the hungry. There's nothing else to do, nothing to join, no expenses, and no one connected with this site will ever contact you.

What could be easier?

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Services for the homeless...
« on: August 12, 2006, 07:42:39 PM »
I'm confused............isn't this thread supposed to be about actual homeless people, as opposed to mentally-disadvantaged people who live in group homes?

If they live in group homes, they're hardly homeless.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Services for the homeless...
« on: August 12, 2006, 07:31:16 PM »
The " facility" is at the corner of Ward and Main, which has become the makeshift waiting room for those clients.   An extended van discharges residents of group homes (one in Emerson,  the other in Garfield, but I'm not sure about that), in the muni lot at State St. 

That lot is right outside my window. There are 3-4 vans every day dropping off the same people I've seen them drop off for years. Some of them are in no physical shape (or of no inclination) to wander anywhere. I don't know what the rest of them do.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Hackensack Painting: Where is this?
« on: August 01, 2006, 01:23:55 AM »
It looks like a several places rolled into one.

You could be right. The seller of the item claims that there is "some decoupage in this art". One of the definitions given in Editor's decoupage link is: "The act of cutting out paper designs and applying them to a surface to make an all over collage."

Hackensack History / Re: Hackensack Street Cars/Trolleys (Photos)
« on: July 19, 2006, 04:31:12 PM »
If you'd like to read a real interesting book about Hackensack life in the 1920s with lots of local detail, find a 1969 book called "The Night We Stopped The Trolley" by Earl Schenck Miers.

The title refers to a humorous incident that was perpetrated on a trolley on Summit Ave on Halloween Night, but that's just a small part of the book.

Here are some of the subtitles within various chapters:

Union Street
State Street
High School
Beech Street
The Woods

The author lived at 113 First St and later worked for The Bergen Evening Record.

Hackensack Discussion / Hackensack Fireworks' 15 Minutes of Fame
« on: July 02, 2006, 07:59:58 PM »
Was it my imagination or were the fireworks, abbreviated?

Perhaps it was so much fun that time just flew by.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Today's "Education"
« on: June 13, 2006, 01:49:14 PM »
I should add that not all are in agreement about for whom this test was really intended and its relevance today.

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