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Title: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on February 21, 2013, 11:22:37 AM
At The Record, editors are barking up the wrong tree:

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/02/editors-are-barking-up-wrong-tree.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: irons35 on February 21, 2013, 05:50:44 PM
so many trees are gone from Euclid Ave now, its hardly recognizable from when we grew up.  used to be one huge tree dead center of each property and one on each corner of the property.  80% are now gone.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: Editor on February 21, 2013, 07:11:06 PM
I'm sorry, I don't understand.  I couldn't find The Record article online.  What did it say? Can you post it?   

Yes, the street will never look the same.  I have pictures from the late 60's early 70's that show a dense canopy over the whole street.  They were mostly swamp maples, though some have said Norway maples.  The problem, of course, is that after 75 years or so, they become tremendous liabilities.  They can cut homes in half, destroy cars and injure people when they crash down.  We just paid $1800 to remove a maple on our property that was falling apart.  That included stump grinding. We'll also need to replace part of the sidewalk a tree limb damaged.   

We planted four ornamental pear trees on the curb.  Not quite as "majestic", but more managable over the long term. 
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: irons35 on February 21, 2013, 10:54:30 PM
remember those days, you couldnt stand in the middle of the street and see the sky.  all those trees were planted when they built the first two houses in 1893. only a few of the originals still stand.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on February 22, 2013, 10:31:06 AM
North Jersey Media Group -- which fled Hackensack in 2009 -- says its 20 acres on River Street are for sale:

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/02/two-hackensack-stories-for-change.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: BLeafe on February 22, 2013, 03:40:49 PM
North Jersey Media Group -- which fled Hackensack in 2009 -- says its 20 acres on River Street are for sale:
http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/02/two-hackensack-stories-for-change.html

In this link from today, it says, "This apparently is the first time NJMG has discussed what will happen to its 20 acres since The Record abandoned Hackensack in 2009."

In 2011, you reported (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2011/06/is-walmart-coming-to-hackensack.html) that a sale of The Record property to Walmart was imminent and that the deal was brokered by Jon Hanson - Mac Borg's good buddy.

How could such a supposed transaction happen without NJMG discussion?

Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: just watching on February 23, 2013, 09:19:57 AM
Borg was smart to get out before Superstorm Sandy.  Knock the buildings down, landfill the whole property 3 to 5 feet higher, and then it's actually worth something to rebuild. This is the biggest single-site redevelopment in the history of Hackensack.  Build something to define the City, to make us proud. To energize the downtown center.  Not a Walmart, please.  And if a WalMart is proposed, go right to ShopRite to help lead the opposition. They've hated WalMart for decades, and they kept the WalMarts out of NJ for a very long time.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on February 23, 2013, 10:44:31 AM
That post in Eye on The Record was based on information from an usually reliable source, but I am not sure the transaction ever took place. In any case, NJMG never made any discussions public or discussed them in a story in The Record. Subsequent rumors were that Wal-Mart would lease the land.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on February 23, 2013, 10:49:11 AM
Another day without Hackensack news in The Record:

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/02/another-farce-from-road-warrior.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: BLeafe on February 23, 2013, 10:40:51 PM
That post in Eye on The Record was based on information from an usually reliable source...

Fair enough, but the "usually reliable source" was referred to in the article as "an anonymous source", yet you criticized someone today in the 2013 Election thread for hiding behind "a single name or an anonymous tag" - even though you and most everyone else here seem to know who she is BECAUSE of the single name she uses.

So, complete anonymity is good, but barely-there anonymity is bad?

I don't know her (or you), but I do find these inconsistencies to be a bit troublesome.

Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on February 24, 2013, 05:22:47 PM
Usually reliable and anonymous are not mutually exclusive, and as you might know, newspapers often use anonymous sources. But if you are going to attack someone's position in the run-up to an election, you should use your full name and tell us who you support. You may know who Regina is, but I and lots of readers of Hackensack Now don't know who she is.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on February 24, 2013, 05:38:23 PM
Eye on The Record will return tomorrow.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: regina on February 24, 2013, 05:43:33 PM
Mr Sasson, I do not know why you are playing this game. We have met, in person, at the council meetings. I give my full name each time I speak. You even asked me to sign your petition - which by the way you cannot do on public property. So, just stop the silliness with trying to "out" me.

If full names were required on this site the Editor would be the one to make that call. And he knows who I am too! That information is not required for discussion. I apologize if you feel I attacked your position, but that's the nature of the beast called politics and no reason to try to "call me out". I am not running for council, you are.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: BLeafe on February 24, 2013, 07:50:47 PM
<< if you are going to attack someone's position in the run-up to an election... >>

No position relating to the election was attacked. Nice try. (not really)


<< you should use your full name... >>

Seriously? If you paid more attention to what goes on on this site instead of just using it as a soapbox, you'd know it.


<< tell us who you support... >>

I wouldn't tell my own mother that. Why should I tell you?


<< You may know who Regina is... >>

From the very last sentence of the post you're reacting to: "I don't know her..."

Pay attention.

Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on February 25, 2013, 11:04:19 AM
Catch to up to animal news in The Record of Woodland Park

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/02/more-news-of-animals-than-inner-city.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on February 25, 2013, 11:07:45 AM
I can't ask for someone to sign a petition on public property? That would mean I couldn't stand on the sidewalk outside City Hall and ask for someone to sign my petition. I'm sure that can't be right.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on February 25, 2013, 04:48:28 PM
The Record cuts cartoonist Jimmy Margulies and expenses:

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/02/cartoonist-jimmy-margulies-is-discarded.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: Homer Jones on February 25, 2013, 05:16:31 PM
That is a real loss. He was one of a dying breed.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: regina on February 25, 2013, 05:59:09 PM
I agree about Margulies, he's great.

About signing petitions on "public" property, I mean owned by the public, the city. No campaign/political activities at City Hall, at schools, in parks, etc. I was not aware of it until recently myself
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: Editor on February 25, 2013, 10:42:26 PM
Jimmy was doing caricatures of children at a County fair at Overpeck Park last summer in booth for The Record.  He did one of our daughter and captured her smile just right. He seemed like a focused, caring sort of person.  I wish him all the best.

http://www.bluejersey.com/diary/22611/the-record-rifs-jimmy-margulies
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: just watching on February 26, 2013, 07:32:38 AM
Part of my daily routine every morning was to log on to The Record's website, and look at the political cartoon of the day.  I often disagreed with his slant on things, but I always enjoyed them.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on February 26, 2013, 02:51:44 PM
More staffers are leaving The Record

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/02/dumbing-down-of-paper-accelerates.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on February 27, 2013, 10:08:02 AM
Christie throws more crumbs to poor

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/02/more-tax-cuts-for-wealthy-crumbs-for.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: BLeafe on February 28, 2013, 12:40:17 PM
I have enjoyed your attacks this week on sloppy work, embarrassing errors, and the fact that something as simple as basic proofreading is non-existent:

1. This is the latest in a series of embarrassing errors on the front page or in Page 1 stories under the inept supervision of Production Editor Liz Houlton.


2. More sloppy work by Production Editor Liz Houlton's wrong-way copy desk...


3. Is it too much to ask six-figure Production Editor Liz Houlton to read every headline and caption that appears on the paper's premier page or at least to have them read to her?

With her proofers' eyes riveted on the TV screen during the David Letterman show, how else is she going to prevent such embarrassing errors from appearing on Page 1?



Back History Month is history for another year

Oops!

Never mind.

Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on February 28, 2013, 04:40:30 PM
Yes. I was rushing. But I work alone. At The Record, several sets of eyes see every headline, caption and so forth, and still can't get it right.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on February 28, 2013, 04:46:03 PM
At The Record, Black History Month is history for another year.

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/02/coverage-of-black-community-ends-today.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: Editor on February 28, 2013, 11:25:09 PM
Ok, but why are you using this site to extend your Record rants? You have your own blog for that. 

Were you planning on posting daily updates about what the paper is not reporting? 
 
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 01, 2013, 08:28:49 AM
I'm trying to widen my blog readership as I seek a seat on the City Council. The blog highlights how poorly The Record has treated Hackensack, and the impact its departure had on Main Street. I also highlight quality of life issues such as aircraft noise and the lack of street paving. If you regard those posts as "rants," so be it.

Avoiding the folly of home rule

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/editors-bury-tough-words-about-home-rule.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: BLeafe on March 01, 2013, 01:55:32 PM
Avoiding the folly of home rule
http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/editors-bury-tough-words-about-home-rule.html

You quoted the editorial:

"Oftentime, the only people who truly embrace home rule are the officials doing the ruling," the editorial says.

The editorial doesn't say, "Oftentime", which isn't a word. It says "Oftentimes".

I know..............you were in a rush.


Hey - remember this from the above post about embarrassing errors?

3. Is it too much to ask six-figure Production Editor Liz Houlton to read every headline and caption that appears on the paper's premier page or at least to have them read to her?

With her proofers' eyes riveted on the TV screen during the David Letterman show, how else is she going to prevent such embarrassing errors from appearing on Page 1?



It contains an error. Can you find it?

No rush.

Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 02, 2013, 09:21:37 AM
BLeafe: Maybe you can get a job at a newspaper as a proofreader. You sound like you have too much time on your hands. Keep in mind nobody BLieves anything you say.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 02, 2013, 10:05:16 AM
More on the layoffs, reaction to departure of Margulies

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/more-on-layoffs-at-record.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: BLeafe on March 02, 2013, 11:23:48 AM
BLeafe: Maybe you can get a job at a newspaper as a proofreader. You sound like you have too much time on your hands.

It's rather telling that you would take a dismissive tone toward behavior that mirrors your own.

Maybe you're finally starting to get it. Or - more likely - it's just a diversionary tactic because you can't find that previously-mentioned error.


<< Keep in mind nobody BLieves anything you say. >>  (Oooo.....so clever, Vidal!)

Right.

Can't wait to hear what that line of crap is based on.



Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 02, 2013, 02:03:26 PM
BLeafe, you have no credibility because you continue to hide behind your pen name. Are you ashamed of your positions? Tell us who you are and what ax you are grinding so we can judge your comments in context.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: regina on March 02, 2013, 02:32:51 PM
Yikes! Mr. Sasson, chill out. Please stop accusing people of hiding and attacking their credibility. Bleafe is no more a penname than vsasson. Look in the mirror before you jump on anyone else. None of us is perfect, not even you.

Note, Editor does not use his real name either. It is permitted to be anonymous. Those who choose to should not be subject to your wrath.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: just watching on March 02, 2013, 04:53:09 PM
I am only aware of the Eye on The Record blog because of these recent postings on Hackensacknow.com.  I appreciate vsasson's dedication to the blog, and to reporting news and news about the news.  I respect people who show such dedication, even if he rants slightly from time to time.

I would be very happy to see the blog to evolve in the direction of reporting and commenting on real news in the Hackensack community and perhaps to change the name to Eye on Hackensack, but he owns the blog, not me.  That's his choice. We really don't have any independent blogs about Hackensack. This site, hackensacknow.com, certainly has its purpose on archiving news, and its a great depository for the city's history, but you have to be too careful about what you say on the issue of Ken Zisa and other matters.  It's not a true blog.

Even as Eye on Hackensack, Sasson could still comment on The Record.

I wish him the best of the luck in the city election, although I don't believe an independent candidate can win in Hackensack.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: BLeafe on March 02, 2013, 05:06:58 PM
BLeafe, you have no credibility because you continue to hide behind your pen name.

Pen name? If you paid attention for a change, you'd find my first and last name in every one of my posts.

Wake up!




Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 03, 2013, 12:32:57 PM
A talented cartoonist walked into the newsroom ...

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/how-jimmy-margulies-got-bad-news.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 03, 2013, 12:39:08 PM
I am devoting more of Eye on The Record to Hackensack, as recent posts show.

Many people share the view that an independent candidate can't get elected in Hackensack, but if people split their vote, I believe it's possible.

Four of the incumbents aren't running, and I don't believe John Labrosse deserves re-election, so voters can vote for me, assuming I get on the ballot, and Labrosse's four running mates, freezing out the disguised Zisa-like slate.

Then, we can change the name to Independentville from Zisaville.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 03, 2013, 04:30:19 PM
Hometown paper's editor is flunking his assignment

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/scouring-page-1-for-scraps-of-local-news.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: Editor on March 03, 2013, 10:41:51 PM
Note: all of the comments above were posted before this topic was moved to this Board.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 04, 2013, 10:15:00 AM
Is that a man shooting at a plane?

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/missing-real-story-about-teterboro.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 05, 2013, 10:48:02 AM
Hackensack officials turn their backs on neighborhood

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-forgotten-neighborhood-only-blocks.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 06, 2013, 02:10:25 PM
We're taxed to the max in Hackensack

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/hackensack-defends-developers-30-year.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 07, 2013, 10:50:59 AM
Greedy lawyers prey on Hackensack

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/why-is-joe-zisa-still-hackensack-city.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: regina on March 07, 2013, 02:44:06 PM
Mr Sasson - this is my most recent reply to your Eye on the Record postings. I am replying here because you pick & choose what gets posted on your blog, as is your right (right or wrong).

Victor since 2010? Three short years?? I have been a paralegal (certified also) for over 15 years, plus 5 years before that working in a law office. If you want to break the law, despite having been informed of the law, knock yourself out!

Where do you get off even suggesting that I support censorship. You censor quite a bit on this blog.

Parents sign releases whether or not they give the school permission to use their childrens' images. I am sure it was done for your stepson. So there very well may be an expectation of privacy on school grounds. Again, knock yourself out, see how many people you can tick off.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 08, 2013, 10:20:34 AM
I posted that comment, I believe.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 08, 2013, 10:24:43 AM
A rare peep from a North Jersey racist

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/

P.S. Eye on The Record has a blog roll, and I've listed HackensackNow.org, so people who read my blog can now go to the community message board. Why doesn't HackensackNow.org have a similar list of blogs, such as the Ridgewood Blog, which I also list?
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 08, 2013, 11:55:19 AM
Since Sandy, coverage shifts to the shore

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 09, 2013, 03:44:07 PM
Times veteran has been a colossal failure

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 10, 2013, 10:03:23 AM
Do-nothing slate starts Hackensack campaign

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 11, 2013, 04:37:54 PM
The sad state of democracy in Hackensack


http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 12, 2013, 02:22:02 PM
Hackensack: The good, the bad and the ugly

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 13, 2013, 06:28:03 PM
Christie to Paterson: Make more cotton

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: just watching on March 14, 2013, 08:30:56 AM
I have tried repeatedly to post comments on the real EYE ON THE RECORD blog, but unable to do so.  And can't figure out how to register.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: regina on March 14, 2013, 09:03:03 AM
From the link on this site you cannot post comments. But if you go directly to the site from a search engine you can.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 14, 2013, 10:32:10 AM
Triple date on Page 1

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 14, 2013, 03:22:46 PM
City Clerk holds drawing for ballot positions

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/victor-e-sassons-ballot-position-is.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 16, 2013, 03:17:15 PM
I can't find the Eye on The Record thread. Today's post discusses Councilman Labrosse's reversal on the city paying $500,000 in legal bills for two police officers:

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/editions-are-as-dreary-as-days-without.html

[Editor's Note: I moved this from the 2013 Election topic since it is not about the election and just links to the EOTR site.]
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 17, 2013, 11:27:43 AM
Editors undermine blogger's City Council campaign (from Eye on The Record):

The Record's first expanded mention of Victor E. Sasson's campaign for a seat on the Hackensack City Council appears intended to undermine his independent bid in the May 14 election.

On the front of today's Local section, Staff Writer Hannan Adely mentions Sasson seeks "to limit noise, step up traffic enforcement and boost tax revenue."

But she leaves to the continuation page Sasson's goal of getting that extra money from Hackensack University Medical Center and other tax-exempt entities, not from homeowners (L-1 and L-3).

Adely also omits that Sasson would seek a ban on "commercial" landscaping on Sunday and has no problem with residents mowing their lawn on that day.

The story is edited sloppily. It omits Sasson's middle initial, and is incorrect in stating his heading on the ballot, "Vote for Peace and Quiet."

Sasson believes that as property taxes have gone up, city services have gone down, and seeks to reverse that.

Adely also quotes an opposition slate's desire to "improve the quality of life" for residents -- a phrase the group stole from Sasson.

None of the goals of the slate, Hackensack Coalition for Open Government, would actually improve residents' quality of life, which includes reducing aircraft noise, paving streets and cracking down on speeders and stop-sign violators.

Sasson would earmark revenue from traffic violations and red-light cameras to paving such streets as Prospect and Euclid avenues, and Louis Street, and would urge the city to install speed cameras.

Sasson is a former reporter, copy editor and food writer for The Record who edits Eye on The Record. 

This past Tuesday, one day after the filing deadline for candidates' petitions, there was a two-line mention of Sasson on L-3.

That a story about him ran at all is a miracle, given his criticism of North Jersey Media Group's  abandonment of Hackensack, and declining local news under head Assignment Editor Deirdre Sykes and Dan Sforza, her deputy.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 19, 2013, 09:31:25 AM
Columnist emerges from journalism's sub-basement

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/columnist-emerges-from-journalisms-sub.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/columnist-emerges-from-journalisms-sub.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 20, 2013, 10:37:10 AM
Property taxes are going up again

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/old-news-in-hackensack-taxes-are-going.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/old-news-in-hackensack-taxes-are-going.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 21, 2013, 10:45:17 AM
The Borg and LTACH:Perfect together


http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-borgs-and-ltach-perfect-together.html
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 23, 2013, 10:08:50 AM
More mediocre Hackensack coverage

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/hackensack-deserves-better-than-this.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/hackensack-deserves-better-than-this.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 23, 2013, 10:59:06 AM
Who is Lynne Hurwitz?

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/is-lynne-hurwitz-backing-hackensack.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/is-lynne-hurwitz-backing-hackensack.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 24, 2013, 12:51:02 PM
Gottlieb bats only .500 today

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/gottlieb-bats-only-500-on-page-1.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/gottlieb-bats-only-500-on-page-1.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 26, 2013, 05:47:20 PM
Another white male columnist?

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/who-needs-another-white-male-columnist.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/who-needs-another-white-male-columnist.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 27, 2013, 06:33:12 PM
Is the Road Warrior missing?

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/did-editors-file-missing-columnist.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/did-editors-file-missing-columnist.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 29, 2013, 05:12:09 PM
Time to cut the fat?

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/obese-editors-have-nothing-to-worry.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/obese-editors-have-nothing-to-worry.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 30, 2013, 08:32:20 AM
Finally, plans for a new Anderson Street rail station

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/finally-editors-rate-our-lousy.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/finally-editors-rate-our-lousy.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on March 31, 2013, 01:33:52 PM
No Hackensack news -- again

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/what-does-any-of-this-have-to-do-with-us.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/03/what-does-any-of-this-have-to-do-with-us.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 02, 2013, 03:48:46 PM
Who needs a lawyer on the City Council?

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/hackensack-doesnt-need-another-lawyer.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/hackensack-doesnt-need-another-lawyer.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 03, 2013, 05:06:38 PM
School board censors residents' questions to candidates

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/hackensack-school-board-censors-public.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/hackensack-school-board-censors-public.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 04, 2013, 10:24:36 AM
Did Governor Christie get fired?

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/who-got-fired-governor-christie.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/who-got-fired-governor-christie.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 06, 2013, 09:35:00 AM
Thumbs down for Roger Ebert

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/an-emphatic-two-thumbs-down-for-roger.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/an-emphatic-two-thumbs-down-for-roger.html)

Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 07, 2013, 12:14:29 PM
More big errors in Local

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/more-deeply-flawed-reporting-in-local.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/more-deeply-flawed-reporting-in-local.html)

Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 08, 2013, 04:15:22 PM
Readers have had it up to here with Mike Kelly

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/after-20-plus-years-columnist-cant-hack.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/after-20-plus-years-columnist-cant-hack.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 09, 2013, 04:18:06 PM
Searching for local news

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/befuddled-white-men-suppress-local-news.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/befuddled-white-men-suppress-local-news.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 10, 2013, 11:01:57 AM
Free champagne for council members, higher taxes for residents

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/wealthy-hospital-wines-and-dines.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/wealthy-hospital-wines-and-dines.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: Etaylor on April 10, 2013, 06:18:16 PM
Mr. Sasson, why do I need to start a Wordpress, Live Journal or another kind of blog or have an America Online account just to comment on your blog. I guess I can do it here, where at least it won't be edited or censored.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 11, 2013, 04:13:04 PM
Because people like you who don't fully identify yourself don't deserve the right to comment.

It's the same rule for letters to the editor, the North Jersey Media Group Web site and numerous other online sites.

Nobody cares what you think, least of all me, if you are too cowardly to put your full name and reputation behind your comments.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 11, 2013, 04:14:05 PM
Inside street paving

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/when-paving-streets-residents-income.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/when-paving-streets-residents-income.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: Etaylor on April 11, 2013, 07:10:05 PM
Excellent commentary on The Record today, Mr. Sasson.

Today is opposite day.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 13, 2013, 11:50:36 AM
Hackensack continues to second fiddle

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/cheating-local-readers-murder-plots.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/cheating-local-readers-murder-plots.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 14, 2013, 12:09:36 PM
Ex-cop charged with removing campaign signs

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/web-site-elects-theft-suspect-to.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/web-site-elects-theft-suspect-to.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: Etaylor on April 14, 2013, 04:33:44 PM
I am a her, not a him, sexist.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 14, 2013, 06:23:55 PM
How am I supposed to know that? If you hide your identity, it isn't sexist to call you a he.

There is only one registered voter in Hackensack with a name close to your tag: [Name and address removed by Editor for security reasons], a Republican who lives on [removed]. If you are her, that explains a lot.

LOL.

[Editor's Note: Please do not post names and addresses of people who may or may not be in any way connected to the discussion.]
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: Etaylor on April 15, 2013, 09:07:29 AM
Oh my, this is really funny.

Maybe I'll call you for a ride to the polls, Mr. Sasson.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 15, 2013, 09:42:54 AM
The names and addresses of registered voters are public information. I obtained the list of roughly 20,000 voters to help me gather signatures for petitions that got me on the City Council ballot.

The editor's motives for deleting that information are unclear, but he also doesn't identify himself, which to me is a huge problem.

And, yes, Mrs. Taylor, I would be more than happy to drive you to the polls.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: Editor on April 15, 2013, 09:48:07 AM
My motives are very clear: Security.  Just because you have a list of peoples' names and addresses doesn't mean you should broadcast that information on the internet.

Victor: I've identified myself on this site several times.  Members who post here regularly know me.  I'm Albert Dib.  It's no secret. I live down the street from you.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 15, 2013, 10:12:58 AM
Yes. I know we are neighbors, Mr. Dib, but people new to the site shouldn't have to wonder who the Editor is.

You are essentially a city employee as executive director of the Upper Main Street Alliance, and I see from a lawn sign that you support the Coalition for Open Government slate.

I'm not sure I am comfortable with someone who is an ally of past City Councils as the editor of a "community" message board.

Cheers
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: Editor on April 15, 2013, 10:57:28 AM
This is a two family house. My tenant has a right to display lawn signs as well. I have not made up my mind as to all five candidates yet.

I have been very careful not to endorse any candidates for office on this site. You don't need to try to do that for me.   

"Editor" has been my handle on this site for almost 10 years now. I don't plan on changing it for you. 

For the record: I am off today.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 15, 2013, 02:17:27 PM
So that's not your lawn sign? OK. Good to know.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 15, 2013, 03:08:22 PM
Have you seen any pothole repairs?

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/paving-euclid-avenue-with-good.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/paving-euclid-avenue-with-good.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 16, 2013, 07:18:10 PM
Did city employees vote in today's school-board election on their own time?

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/city-employees-get-free-ride-to-polls.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/city-employees-get-free-ride-to-polls.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 17, 2013, 10:40:02 AM
Machine politics win again

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/more-on-sad-state-of-hackensacks.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/more-on-sad-state-of-hackensacks.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: Etaylor on April 18, 2013, 06:18:56 AM
Did city employees vote in today's school-board election on their own time?

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/city-employees-get-free-ride-to-polls.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/city-employees-get-free-ride-to-polls.html)

Did you try to find an answer to this question? Did they vote on city time?
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 18, 2013, 06:45:59 PM
One was wearing a shirt with the words "Code Enforcement" on it and driving an SUV with the number "501." Was he on his lunch hour? I have no way of knowing. The point I was making is that they drove to the polls in city owned vehicles, not their own cars.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 18, 2013, 06:47:19 PM
Police Director Mike Mordaga is making sweeping changes

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/hackensack-police-director-makes.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/hackensack-police-director-makes.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 19, 2013, 06:23:41 PM
Anonymous comments are enabled again

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/anonymous-comments-are-enabled-once.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/anonymous-comments-are-enabled-once.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 20, 2013, 08:13:53 AM
More holes in the Road Warrior's head


http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/road-warrior-should-drive-off-into.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/road-warrior-should-drive-off-into.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 20, 2013, 11:17:57 AM
Editor or censor?


http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/something-is-rotten-in-city-of.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/something-is-rotten-in-city-of.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 21, 2013, 11:47:01 AM
More slow journalism by The Record


http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/speeders-get-pass-from-road-warrior.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/speeders-get-pass-from-road-warrior.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 22, 2013, 03:03:41 PM
Bottoms up!


http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/you-have-to-read-page-1-from-bottom-up.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/you-have-to-read-page-1-from-bottom-up.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 23, 2013, 03:08:21 PM
A red light for older drivers


http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/why-do-editors-continue-to-shaft-older.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/why-do-editors-continue-to-shaft-older.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 24, 2013, 09:51:00 AM
More on Albert H. Dib, City Council


http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/is-27-minute-city-council-meeting-new.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/is-27-minute-city-council-meeting-new.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 25, 2013, 03:12:42 PM
Still nothing from the Borgs on River Street plans

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/borg-family-remains-mum-on-20-acres-in.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/borg-family-remains-mum-on-20-acres-in.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 27, 2013, 06:26:12 PM
Other papers beat The Record

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/best-read-paper-in-hackensack-isnt.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/best-read-paper-in-hackensack-isnt.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 28, 2013, 02:30:26 PM
Who is moving from Hackensack to Brooklyn?

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/are-residents-fleeing-christies-new.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/are-residents-fleeing-christies-new.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 29, 2013, 10:59:51 AM
Breaking news: Kids eat organic lettuce they grew themselves


http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/ (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on April 30, 2013, 06:23:10 PM
Who else is in the closet?

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/should-editors-columnists-come-out-too.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/04/should-editors-columnists-come-out-too.html)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: vsasson on May 01, 2013, 09:56:50 AM
Business group fails Main Street again

http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/05/editors-black-out-hackensack-election_1.html (http://eyeontherecord.blogspot.com/2013/05/editors-black-out-hackensack-election_1.html)

(Editor's Note: The information contained in this link is erroneous and the blogger has failed to correct it.)
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: Editor on May 01, 2013, 02:17:27 PM
Four eateries from the Business Improvement District are participating in the Taste of Hackensack with full support from the Upper Main Alliance.  The Upper Main Alliance has been in regular contact with the Blue and Gold for weeks on this.

You couldn't be more wrong and you should correct your blog.
Title: Re: Eye on The Record
Post by: Editor on May 01, 2013, 07:49:05 PM
In his EOTR blog, vsasson stated very inaccurately that the Alliance was not participating in the upcoming "Taste of Hackensack".  He made no attempt to check with the Alliance about its participation. The Alliance is participating in the event.   

Vsasson has clearly violated this site's Registration Agreement terms not to post false or inaccurate statements. As a result, all of vsasson's future posts will be screened. For the record: this is the practice he currently uses on his own blog, wherein he screens all posts for content.

Also, this "Eye on the Record" topic thread has overstayed its welcome on this site and will likely be deleted in the near future. I am closing posting for this thread now. 

Albert Dib
Editor, Hackenacknow.org