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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on Yesterday at 10:10:00 AM »
Doesn't ANYBODY pay attention at this newspaper?

The stupidity starts right at the top of page 1A - THE FRONT PAGE! The Yankees won yesterday and ended the game with a triple play - hence, the "Triple play seals victory for Yankees" bold-faced statement next to the picture. That, obviously, means the Yankees had to be on defense.

But what does the picture show? The Yankees' Gary Sanchez sliding into third base (on OFFENSE!) and the umpire giving a very large "SAFE" sign.

There are NO safe signs in a triple play. There are only outs. What moron decided it would be a good idea to use this picture with that headline? Does one hand know what the other is doing at this paper?

The story - on page 1S of the sports section - continues on page 4S, where the paper shows what is apparently the only picture that have of yesterday's game (second picture below).

Well, at least the caption didn't describe the picture as showing a triple play.

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6-11-21 (continued)

1,2. The cement-related activities continue.

3. End-of-the-day PANO shot


4-6. Three on-the-ground Sunday shots


7-12. So the long cardboard-looking rolls were cut into sections and used as cement molds. When the cement dried, the rolls were ripped off and cut up.


13. Pieces of our old fence and some old "Reserved Monthly Parking" signs

14. The landscapers show up and deliver trees that look just like the ones on Main St.

15. New pieces of fencing to be placed between the lot and our building are unwrapped.

16,17. Preparing to hoist the tree into its just-dug hole

18. Not sure what this is, but it's an interesting look from above.

19. New trees cast their first shadows.

20. A PANO shot from earlier in the day showing the new trees, the new fence and our old garbage

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.............has created a new company:

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Hackensack Discussion / Pathmark Rt17
« Last post by johnny g on June 19, 2021, 06:25:26 PM »
Regrettably I never took any photos of the front before they took the sign down, so passing by there today on South Summit I happened to see (what I thought was) the name on the side of the building...
It appears that lot paving probably begins tomorrow.

I have to stop making predictions about things I know nothing about.

1. Not only was there no paving the next day, but those two remaining pieces of equipment were removed early in the morning.

2. This is what the lot looked like that entire day as nothing got done.

3. Here's all the activity that occurred on the 8th.

4. And then the rains came...............

5. This is everything I saw going on on the 9th.

6-12. Finally, work resumed on the 10th.

13-20. On the 11th, all work seemed to revolve around all the lot locations where I was told lights would be placed. Cylindrical molds were cut, put in place and filled with cement.

I've reached my 20-picture post limit and will resume the 11th in the next post.

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Hackensack History / Re: George Scudder Materials
« Last post by Editor on June 14, 2021, 01:37:51 PM »
One more. Thanks to Tamara for sending.

The 20th Century As I Remember It
by George Scudder

(Note this was written decades ago and not "politically correct". It is offered here for reference.)
Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on June 14, 2021, 10:17:45 AM »
You may be familiar with The Record's two advice columnists: Amy Dickenson and Dear Abby. This is about Amy.

Both columnists usually answer two letters per column and today is no different. Amy's two begin with the usual "Dear Amy" and the column ends with Amy's email address.

The problem today is that it says that the column is called "Dear Annie", the writer's name is supposedly "Annie Lane" and the picture is of someone other than Amy Dickenson.

None of this is particularly earth-shaking, but it's another example of the paper's continued sloppiness.

Want another example?

I was trying to find out who the paper's photo editor is. I could not find that information in the paper, anywhere online or even on The Record's site. But I DID find a "Help" chat on their site, so I tried it out.

Here's how that went. Mind the times:

Live Chat
Chat Started
10:28 AM
Hello and thank you for waiting
10:28 AM
All agents are currently assisting other customers, please wait for the next available agent. As a reminder, for a fast and easy resolution, you can log into your account to report a missed delivery, enter a vacation hold, or make a payment.
Your estimated wait time is approximately 1 minute(s)
10:28 AM
Agent Connected
10:28 AM
Thank you for contacting Customer Service. My name is Nheonne. How may I help you today?
10:29 AM
Bob Leafe
Who accepts subscriber photos?
Better question: who is the photo editor?
10:30 AM
Thank you for letting us know your concern. Let me go ahead and check my resources here.
Please give me a minute or two.
10:31 AM
Bob Leafe
10:41 AM
Bob Leafe
Tough question?
10:51 AM
Bob Leafe
Still there?
11:01 AM
Bob Leafe
A half-hour (and counting) wait? How about you call me when you get the answer. You have my number. Thank you.
11:01 AM
Chat Ended
Agent Disconnected
11:03 AM

That was two days ago. I'm still waiting for that call.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Teterboro Airport
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on June 13, 2021, 07:02:52 PM »
Low-flying planes, but no photos of Hackensack

The Hackensack Chronicle's front page on June 11 carried a story on the FAA's second attempt to steer business and celebrity jets away from Hackensack University Medical Center and the high-rises along Prospect Avenue, where residents fear going out on their balconies in good weather lest they get an earful from a screaming jet headed for Teterboro Airport.

The story includes 2 photos of low-flying jets, but neither was taken in Hackensack. I guess The Record's file doesn't contain any, even though this controversy is many, many years old, and the newspaper was based in Hackensack for 110 years.

The story does include lots of belly aching from Mahwah about the new flight path, but no one from Hackensack besides Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino is quoted.

She decried the "noise pollution and danger from low-flying planes..."

This torch run benefited Special Olympics New Jersey.

I happened to see it going by on State St while I was shooting today's E Lot work. These were taken on both sides of Passaic St and the whole procession was a lot longer than I show here.

From what I could tell from their site's map, we're on the blue line and it headed south from here before crossing the river and ending in Ridgefield Park.

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