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Messages - Victor E Sasson

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Teterboro Airport
« 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..."

Hackensack Discussion / Re: 2021 City Council Election
« on: June 03, 2021, 01:43:30 PM »
City Clerk certifies results of City Council election

3,133 of the more than 27,000 registered voters
in Hackensack went to the polls on May 11

Community Soapbox / Re: The Sasson Report
« on: May 28, 2021, 08:34:23 AM »
Woman out for her daily walk wasn't warned about turning vehicles

None of 4 crosswalks at Passaic Street and Summit Avenue have "Walk/Don't Walk" signs


Community Soapbox / Re: The Sasson Report
« on: May 23, 2021, 09:56:31 AM »
Pedestrians are sitting ducks
on poorly maintained county streets in Hackensack

A second pedestrian fatally injured by careless drivers

Hackensack Discussion / Re: 2021 City Council Election
« on: May 12, 2021, 08:38:55 AM »
Hackensack reformers win a third term
despite pathetically low voter turnout

Voters would rather bitch, bitch, bitch than vote, vote, vote


Despite 2020 quarantine, more readers
drop The Record and North


Community Soapbox / Re: The Sasson Report
« on: May 04, 2021, 07:01:34 PM »
Zisas rear their ugly heads in May 11 election for City Council

15 candidates on three slates fight for 5 seats as campaign turns nasty


Hackensack Discussion / Re: 2021 City Council Election
« on: May 02, 2021, 09:21:16 AM »
Campaign for City Council
in the May 11 election has turned nasty

Three slates seeking 5 seats trade charges


Hackensack Discussion / Re: Masked citizens - the Coronavirus
« on: April 12, 2021, 03:31:36 PM »

When I worked as a copy editor at The Record, we discussed the phrase "died suddenly." The style of The Record and many other newspapers is to write died "unexpectedly."

Everyone dies "suddenly." You are alive one moment, dead the next.

Well said.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: March 28, 2021, 05:35:28 PM »
Here's a typo that could give a celebrated chef indigestion:

A gushing profile of Chef Laurent Tourondel appeared on the front page of the Hackensack Chronicle last Friday (March 26), reprinted from and The Record of Woodland Park. I'm not sure what the purpose of such profiles are, but they are a specialty of Esther Davidowitz, The Record's food editor and chief restaurant reviewer who rarely, if ever, makes clear whether she is comped or pays for her meals.

Tourondel opened LT Bar & Grill "in Hackensack," the profile says, but the actual location, the Shops at Riverside on Hackensack Avenue, isn't mentioned. But that's not the typo.

The profile jumps from the front page to Page 3 and again to Page 4, going on and on about all the restaurants he's opened around the world, and how great his food tastes.

"He ended up cooking in Moscow, Brazil, Vietnam and Las Vegas," Davidowitz exclaims, "and in 2020 opened Cello in New York to rave reviews. He went on to open BLT Steak (2004), BLT Fish (2005)...."

Sorry, Esther. Cello opened in 1999.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: 2021 City Council Election
« on: March 27, 2021, 03:09:00 PM »
Bounced from Hackensack slate,
official accepts backing of discredited Zisa family


Hackensack Discussion / Re: 2021 City Council Election
« on: March 26, 2021, 08:30:41 AM »
So far, 38 people have read this about the City Council election on May 11, and not a single reaction.

I guess that's a reflection of the apathy, even boredom that greets the May election every 4 years and the Board of Education and school budget election every April.

Hackensack Discussion / 2021 City Council Election
« on: March 25, 2021, 03:40:00 PM »
Deputy Mayor David Sims has been dumped from the City Council slate headed by Mayor John Labrosse, and Sims is heading his own slate in the non-partisan May 11 election.

He is seeking help from former 4-term Mayor Jack Zisa, whose allies were ousted by Labrosse's reform slate in 2013.

Labrosse cited the violation of the Covid-19 lockdown at City Hall by Sims when he brought his daughter, who had tested positive, into the building.

Sims and the other council members were reelected in 2017.

A third City Council slate is being headed by Leila Amirhamzeh, a member of the Hackensack Board of Education.

What's your reaction to this latest brouhaha in Hackensack?


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