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Hackensack Discussion / Late News: Midtown Bridge has re-opened
« Last post by BLeafe on Yesterday at 09:05:01 PM »
"Late" because it's been open for over a week. It was rededicated on Saturday, as you can see in the sign in the second pic.

At first glance, I wondered why the green plastic mesh was there. While walking across the bridge, you can see all sorts of openings where the metal design pops up through the sidewalk. You could get your foot caught in it, small children could get stuck between the design and the green guardrails..............I'm guessing that it could be a source of many potential problems.

The guy in the last picture looks a little disappointed, but I'm probably just projecting.

Click to enlarge.


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Coles Brook Flood Commission
« Last post by ericmartindale on April 22, 2018, 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 readerís imagination or memory.
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