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This project seems to be winding down.


1. You've seen the top of the first image before. The bottom half shows the end result.

2,3,4. Scrubbing up and (filling in) some of the spaces they used in the E lot.


5. I don't know if the two main items are there because one hit the other or not (I doubt it), but it just struck me as an interesting potential photo stitch when I saw it.


6. Well, just when I thought they were done clogging up the spaces, they dump more stuff and some of it's in the handicap space (their space allotment was the southern edge of the E lot from State St up to the handicap space). Back in July, you may recall that they were made to move a pile of dirt after they put it in the same place. It took 4 days for them to finally do the right thing. THIS time, however.............


7. .........they not only didn't move anything a WEEK later, they also added 3 pieces of excavation equipment - one of which took up the rest of the handicap space - but they also LEFT IT ALL THERE WHEN EVERY OTHER ALLOTTED SPACE WAS EMPTY! AND NOBODY DID ANYTHING ABOUT IT...............NOT THE HPD OR ANYONE ELSE! SHAMEFUL!



Good riddance to this thoughtless bunch!

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This one's got a good story (or so I'm told) from the BergenPac show with a short video at the end:

This was featured on Tommy's Facebook page and here are some of the comments:

Tommy James and the Shondells:My manager Carol and I have been looking after Eric Leefe for many years. His father was my engineer on several recordings, and he is now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame....he has since passed good to have Eric at my show ....

Laurie Kind: thanks for doing that.

Linda Barrow: that is so generous of you such a good heart ❤️

Roxanne Spadafina Margadonna:he must love you both. ❤️❤️he was treated like royalty backstage. He was so happy.

Bob JJ Jay Nelson:That was great what you did for Eric. You can see how happy he is. My condolences on his dad passing away.

Janis Farella Conklin: Was at the show at Bergen Pac! And your photos are great!!
Bob JJ Jay Nelson: Wow that was great. Thank you for sharing the pics and the commentary with us.

Jill Carroll: What a wonderful story and fabulous photos! Thanks so much for sharing, Tommy.
Sue Beachler: Great pictures, Tommy!
Gina Rinaldi Pulaski: Loved this story! So glad Eric got to see you from such a great seat. Loved the pictures.
Serena Flahive: Thank you for sharing your good-looking pictures
Eric Lehtonen: Ericís got a great smile!
Donna Passerello: 🎶❤️🎵 great pictures. Thank you🎸
Ron Wells: Very nice pictures!

Marilyn Feldman: Wow great story ! So glad it happened I had tears in my eyes!


Passionate bunch!

Look for reflective window art and reflective car art (10-19 & 10-24), "overheated generator" (according to the HFD on 10-26) and delivery of 25-30 apartment climate units to the roof (10-30-19).

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Various and sundry - of note: snap-in bricks (Legos?), lunch/siesta time, insulation delivery to the 5th floor and more.

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He was working for the mob..............and not by choice:

He plays at BergenPac tomorrow.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Halloween, Cabbage Night, etc.
« on: October 30, 2019, 08:48:52 PM »
Maywood's anti-Cabbage Night ordinance (Nixle notice)

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Well...........the reflection of it, anyway.

As the clouds move out, the Empire State Building - which is a couple of buildings to the left of the Bogota smokestack - still has its head in those clouds. The sun is reflecting off NYC buildings and the reflected light is illuminating the smoke from the PSE&G facility in Ridgefield, while Hackensack's Current on River project on River St  (bottom) appears to support both states.

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Hackensack History / Re: Old luncheonette
« on: October 28, 2019, 08:32:26 AM »
If you go to the bottom of this page - - you can find a post by "Bergen County Johnny" (any relation?) that mentions the Huck Finn in Hackensack.

This is the last month-and-a-half's worth of progress. All dates are under each picture.

The last 4 images show why Anderson St was closed earlier this week. In two of those images, you can see a big hole in the middle of the street - exactly where one existed 10 years ago when the road collapsed after a 120+ year-old BRICK water pipe broke. I asked some of the 435 Main project workers why the hole was open again and "storm drain" was the answer I got.

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25 (partial link)

I just posted the above this evening. Please copy and paste it to view on YouTube, but before you hit "Enter", add a small "g" to the link to make it work. If I added that here, it would open here and would probably not be viewed by most on YouTube. You have to view it on YouTube to read the full story and perhaps comment.

The first image and the story under it pretty much explain everything and the last image shows the damage done. Hopefully, you'll enjoy everything in between.

An injustice has occurred and I'm trying to see if this will help reverse it. If you're not shy about commenting on YouTube, maybe this'll work if there's enough support.

If you think it's worth it, please pass the link along to anyone you know with eyeballs and a heart.........but don't forget to first add the "g" to the partial link if you do.


Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: October 21, 2019, 11:23:26 AM »
Ooooo! Another snappy and oh-so-clever comeback (if you're 12).

Believe it or not, I've been giving this some thought for quite a while. Yes - there is a mind-numbing repetitiveness involved, but you're misplacing the cause. Picture a teacher who fails a kid for making stupid mistakes. The kid keeps making the same mistakes and keeps failing. The cycle repeats........and repeats. The teacher is tired of this, but hope springs eternal.

The process of putting all this stuff together on an almost-daily basis is quite time-consuming and, frankly, I'm kind of sick of it too (you'd hope they'd have learned something by now). So, having created a lengthy report card on the problem, I think I'll just stick to what galls me the most - really stupid photo captions. That way, I can spend a lot less time on the overall lack of "professional" writers' language command - an everyday occurrence - and just post about my favorite newspaper's blind (and sometimes unintentionally funny) caption writer, who very well may be that perpetually-failing kid as an adult.

On a semi-related note, while I welcome posting less often about local "writers", I'd like to see other people posting more often about local things of interest or who have questions involving local history or whatever else comes to mind. We used to have a LOT of contributors, but now it appears that we only have a couple of them who post regularly..............and THAT'S becoming repetitive as well.

Speak up, people! It would be a shame to lose this wellspring of history and future history (i.e., everything current).

Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: October 17, 2019, 03:00:45 PM »
Your "powers" of speculation have failed you dismally. You are SO far off on EVERYTHING you guessed about that it's not worth my time or that of anyone else on this board to dissect each and every error, but I WILL tell you one thing:

Twenty-seven years ago, I retired from the business that you seem to think I'm "advertising", so I'm hardly looking to be hired and I'm certainly not desperate for attention. I had enough of that during my "business" to last me several lifetimes.

And FYI............someone on this board asked to hire me for an event a couple of months ago and I had to explain that I don't do that anymore. If you really need confirmation of that, I'll set that up for you in hopes that it would shut you up, though I really doubt that would happen (but hope is everlasting).

So your choice is to either quietly stay in your lane or continue embarrassing yourself. And for the 346th time..............DON'T READ MY POSTS if they bother you.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: October 16, 2019, 12:00:02 PM »
Fives & Flubs used to happen - by necessity - about every 11 days. Lately, it's been every 5 or 6 days - nice to see the huge effort they're making to put out a better product.

Today's edition has 22 problems in 19 items.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: October 14, 2019, 01:37:43 PM »
You're STILL whining about this? I told you before not to bother reading it. Are you masochistic too?

You're STILL the only person I ever hear this from. You might be surprised to learn that others feel differently. Want an example?

Check this out:

'My favorite paper'

Bob Leafe, a professional photographer in Hackensack, has been using a community message board called to catalog numerous typos, errors and other production problems in The Record.

His well-read entries appear under this heading:

My favorite paper is not having a good day

"Well-read" - you know what that means? "knowledgeable and informed as a result of extensive reading".

No whining there..........I wonder why.

OH WAIT! YOU wrote that in your blog!

What a hypocrite! And how many people do you think like a whiny, masochistic hypocrite?

Some advice: you stick to your niche and I'll stick to mine.

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