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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Our horrible streets, roads and highways
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on August 23, 2019, 10:43:37 AM »
Here are excerpts from the Reason Foundation report on streets and highways:

The state highway systems in New Jersey (50th), Alaska (49th), Rhode Island (48th), Hawaii (47th), Massachusetts (46th) and New York (45th) rank at the bottom of the nation in overall performance and cost-effectiveness. Despite spending more money per mile than any other state, New Jersey has the worst urban traffic congestion and among the worst urban Interstate pavement conditions in the country.

Traffic congestion remains about the same from the previous report, with Americans spending an average of 35 hours a year stuck in traffic. Drivers in New Jersey, New York, California, Georgia and Massachusetts experience the longest delays due to urban traffic congestion in their metro regions.

Towards the bottom of the rankings, you have highly populated states, like last-place New Jersey, along with Massachusetts, New York, and California to a lesser extent, that are spending a lot but often failing to keep up with traffic congestion and road maintenance.

New Jersey, Florida, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut spent the most on their highways on a per-mile basis, with each state spending more than $200,000 per mile of highway it controls.
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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Our horrible streets, roads and highways
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on August 23, 2019, 10:33:12 AM »
This study confirms New Jersey highways rank last in the nation, and our urban streets aren't much better:

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/08/22/new-jersey-worst-roads-report/

READ: Ice-covered streets and segregated schools:

http://thesassonreport.blogspot.com/2017/03/a-small-citys-high-property-taxes-get.html

READ: Use hospital payments to pave our streets:

http://thesassonreport.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-modest-proposal-hackensack-should-use.html


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on August 19, 2019, 02:55:01 PM »
Chapter 346 of Fives and Flubzzzzzz (geez - even I'M falling asleep looking at these):


Click if you feel like it.



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Hackensack Discussion / Woodstock's 50th anniversary
« Last post by BLeafe on August 17, 2019, 12:30:07 AM »
So, are you all sick of hearing about Woodstock's 50th anniversary this weekend? I'm not. Why?

Because TODAY is also the 50th anniversary of me turning 22 at Woodstock at the exact moment the Who hit the stage (both happened at 5:00am on a Sunday morning).

In 2003, I went back to the original site and took the below picture. The stage area is the non-green ground shown on the left above the fence. The sloping field was home to 4 or 5 hundred thousand new friends. In the foreground is the Woodstock monument.

If you can stand one more story about the event, here's mine: https://iaintjustmusic.bobleafe.com/?p=2864


(Note: the language is slightly R-rated)


Click to enlarge:

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Teterboro Airport
« Last post by Editor on August 16, 2019, 09:39:38 PM »
In case anybody is wondering who's using Teterboro Airport...

NorthJersey.com: Epstein's sex traffic ring had a base in Jersey swamps

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/watchdog/2019/08/16/jeffrey-epstein-sex-traffic-ring-teterboro-airport-nj/2011917001/
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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on August 16, 2019, 09:51:42 AM »
After slogging through yet another repetitive "gotcha" post from BLeafe, it finally has occurred to me that Gannett's production staff in a design studio far from Hackensack, N.J., is subjecting readers to:

A Reign of Error
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I haven't been on-site in ages, so it looks a little different.


1. The view from Hackensack behind Pep Boys

2. The official name

3,4. Similar things from different angles

5. This stitch connects the two parts of the project that I could see (the "River Club" banner seems to indicate that there are - or will be - others).

6. This part was much closer to the RR tracks and River Rd as you proceed east from the Court St Bridge.

7. This is the flip side of the view shown in the first image.

Click to enlarge.

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From the two previous Saturdays:

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: The Ling is listing...
« Last post by BLeafe on August 15, 2019, 10:30:36 AM »
Vandals have again attacked the Ling. This time, they attached some sort of banner to it. In the second picture, an apparent lookout vandal is shown at the bottom of the pic.

Click to enlarge.


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I know that guy. His name is Chris, and he is a home improvement contractor who lives on Summit Avenue near Golf Place.
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