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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Maywood no longer sending to HHS
« Last post by ericmartindale on April 08, 2020, 04:09:04 am »
The decision needs to be appealed because a REGIONALIZED school district means that taxpayers in the sending districts will have to share in the cost to expand any and all schools in Hackensack. This is far more advantageous to Hackensack than the reduction of student enrollment at the high school if Maywood leaves.  The decision was made on March 3rd, and I believe there are 45 days to appeal before it's final. To follow are excerpts from my March 8th letter to the Hackensack Board of Education.

"The Hackensack Board of Education is overlooking an enormous financial incentive to keep hold of Maywood as a sending district.

As you are aware, New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney has prioritized merging school districts and sending districts into regional K-12 Districts.  The Maywood, Rochelle Park, and South Hackensack Boards of Education are specifically targeted for elimination.  If this happens, there will be ONE school district and ONE elected Board of Education covering Hackensack and it’s sending districts.

Economically, this would be very advantageous to Hackensack taxpayers because the cost of expanding any school in Hackensack would be spread out among the property owners in the city AND it’s sending districts.  Therefore the portion paid by City of Hackensack property owners will be dramatically less. This is true not just for expanding the high school, but for expanding any of the city schools. While it is theoretically true that school expansions in the sending districts would be largely paid for by Hackensack taxpayers under Sweeney’s merger plan, the reality is those schools are not in need of expansion, and there is scarcely any residential growth in those towns. 

It is extraordinarily short-sighted to let Maywood go, when there is so much pending school expansion in Hackensack that will need to be paid for.  Hackensack taxpayers cannot afford to let them go.

I ask the Hackensack Board of Education and the Mayor & Council of Hackensack to promptly seek an opinion on this from the city’s Tax Assessor. He could give a percent of future school expansion costs that would be absorbed by the other communities, based on property tax ratables in all of the communities. Unsure to include Teterboro?

When new facts are brought to light, public policy has to change in response.  In light of this economic perspective, the Hackensack Board of Education would be prudent to re-evaluate its position on Maywood leaving. It is not too late to appeal the decision by Lamont Repollet, State Commissioner of Education."

Hackensack Discussion / New clap-out info
« Last post by BLeafe on April 06, 2020, 07:33:40 pm »
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Hackensack Videos / Driving and droning around Hackensack
« Last post by BLeafe on April 05, 2020, 01:27:06 pm »
This guy drives all over town for 17 minutes and doesn't drive on the main business section of Main St?

The drone one is pretty good.

Hackensack Discussion / Stay-at-home baptism
« Last post by BLeafe on April 03, 2020, 06:45:00 pm »
Ready, aim..............HOLY WATER!

These are pretty self-explanatory.

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1. Ships in the night (cranes in the day)

2. Reflections of my building on theirs

3. Guy on the phone (center) wondering why all this stuff was left outside the site

4. Brave guy


5-8. I don't mind living high up, but I don't think I'd want to be on the other side of my walls.

9. The electrical corner starts taking shape.

10. Sugar spheres? Colorcon is a pharmaceutical company and these barrels are small, so they wouldn't have been procured for storage or trash. From Colorcon's site: "Suglets® Sugar Spheres from Colorcon are uniform drug layering pellets, made of sucrose and starch, for sustained or extended release dosage forms". On a construction site?

11. This just looked odd to me.


12. Skinny bricks on Resisto Red


13. Another load going up State St


14. Connecting the electricity?

15. Taken just before quitting time

16. Ten minutes later, they're.........uh.........."talking" to each other in the municipal lot?


17,18. Colorful connections


19. Resuming connections

20. I'm guessing he was backing in because if he was leaving, he'd be going the wrong way on State St.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Masked citizens - the Coronavirus
« Last post by ericmartindale on April 02, 2020, 09:56:18 pm »
Giant Farm is price gouging on eggs and butter
Hackensack Discussion / Re: Area in need of Rehabilitation
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on April 02, 2020, 11:58:46 am »
Hackensack Discussion / Happy April Fools' Day!
« Last post by BLeafe on April 01, 2020, 11:32:23 am »
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