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Hackensack Discussion / Robert Kern Curtis
« on: May 20, 2020, 10:40:17 pm »
I never personally met Robert but he provided encouragement via email very early in the development this website. 

Obituary of Robert Kern Curtis

Robert Kern Curtis of Hackensack, passed away May 17, 2020. Born June 11, 1940 in New York City. Loving husband of the late Beverly Meadows Curtis 2018, father of Phyllis Beverly Curtis, father-in-law of Louis Daidone, grandfather of Robert Louis Daidone-Curtis, nephew of Tecla M. Kern and son of Sargent and Phyllis (Kern) Curtis. Graduated from Xavier high school 1958. Entered the society of Jesus (Jesuits) 1958 and left in 1969. Robert loved learning and earned degrees in the classics, mathematics, physics and philosophy at Fordham University in 1964. Earned his licentiate in philosophy at Woodstock College 1965. Then graduated Seton Hall law school 1985. But his true passion was teaching. He taught at Brooklin preparatory school (1965 - 1967) and at Xavier high school (1967-1969) Then taught physics at Hackensack High School (1969 - 1999) Became the Computer Education Coordinator (1999 - 2004) and continued on to be the Chair of mathematics and science department (2004 - 2006). Robert was the Former president of the HEA (1979-1981 & 1997-2004), board member for the Holley Center (1980-1987), board member of the Holmstead school (1986-2020) Local secretary, Northern New Jersey chapter of American Mensa. (2012- 2020) and a practicing attorney from 1985 to present. Robert will not only be remembered for his accomplishments but as a kind person, a loving father and caring friend. Burial will be private.

https://gentilefuneralservice.com/tribute/details/1986/Robert-Curtis/obituary.html?fbclid=IwAR3SaY7yB37DuQ1OTyORwmDoXcBIuci1QelWpsuN5EkbDYUgTnzALGunyq8

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Everyone:

I have been running this site now for about 17 years and it needs new energy. 

I would like to see proposals from Hackensack residents who may be interested in taking responsibility for the administration of this message board.  Specifically, proposals should include:

- Your connection to the Hackensack Community
- Your level of familiarity with PHP; HTML; web hosting, etc.
- Your academic/vocational background, related experience (if any) and areas of interest
- Your vision for the site over the next several years
- Your ability and willingness to commit to a long-term endeavor (and cover hosting and domain fees).

This message board, like so many others, struggles to maintain relevance in the age of social media.  Other message boards have either made peace with that or have tried to integrate social media within the site.  Some actively use social media to promote the site.  What would you do? How would you engage the community? What rules and policies would you institute to ensure a safe, welcoming environment? Would you keep the site apolitical? Would you recruit others to serve as moderators? Who? How would you facilitate discussion? What structural/design changes would make?

This can be a very rewarding experience for the right person(s).

If you are interested, please PM me. You may need to register if you have not already.

Thanks.
Al

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Hackensack Discussion / Vincenzo Martino (Martino's Grocery)
« on: April 10, 2020, 09:44:02 pm »
Rutherford Daily Voice: Beloved Hackensack Italian Market Owner Vincenzo Martino Dies At 87.
https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/hackensack/news/beloved-hackensack-italian-market-owner-vincenzo-martino-dies-at-87/786406/

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Hackensack History / James A. Romeyn
« on: January 03, 2020, 11:40:29 am »
Thanks to Susan for sending this.  Susan is an ancestor of James Romeyn, a notable figure in Hackensack's History with an impressive resume.

Writings, Poetry, Musings, clippings of James Romeyn (Searchable)

Article in the November 13, 1925 Republican about his life.

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Hackensack Discussion / 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
« on: September 11, 2019, 11:49:15 am »
9/11/2019 - 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Taking Place at 3:30pm

The City of Hackensack is holding a 9/11 remembrance ceremony and World Trade Center Steel Artifact Monument dedication on Wednesday, September 11 at 3:30pm outside Fire Headquarters at 205 State St., Hackensack.

WHO:
Mayor John Labrosse, members of the Hackensack City Council, members of the Hackensack Fire Department and Police Department, members of the public.

WHERE:
Fire Headquarters at 205 State St., Hackensack.

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 11 at 3:30pm.

WHAT:
9/11 remembrance ceremony and World Trade Center Steel Artifact Monument dedication.

http://www.hackensack.org/headlines/?FeedID=1272

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Hackensack History / Staib Park History
« on: June 01, 2019, 06:04:22 pm »
I had done some research for a reporter doing an article about Staib Park that ultimately wasn't used in the article.  So it doesn't go to waste, I've pasted the links below.  Keyword search "Staib" in each file.  (Ctl + F).

https://www.ecode360.com/documents/HA0454/public/170632215.pdf (1927)

https://www.ecode360.com/documents/HA0454/public/170633684.pdf (1946,- earliest reference to “Staib Park” in Historic Meeting Minutes)

https://www.ecode360.com/documents/HA0454/public/170633739.pdf (Reference to Park Dedication on July 4th)

https://www.ecode360.com/documents/HA0454/public/170633790.pdf (1948,- Reference to “Philip C. Staib Park”)

https://www.ecode360.com/documents/HA0454/public/170633862.pdf (1949)

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17605338/the_kingston_daily_freeman/ (Obit for Philip C. Staib in 1949)

https://www.ecode360.com/documents/HA0454/public/170633841.pdf (Resolution in honor of Philip C. Staib).

If you only read one, read the last one (Last resolution in the file).

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