About the Author



Steve Gelber is a life long resident of the City of Hackensack and graduate of the Hackensack High School.  Steve has strong Hackensack roots, he is a fourth generation Hackensackian, and third generation Comet.  Steve graduated Hackensack High School in 2006 as a Top 20 Student.  He served as the President of the E.T. Marlatt Chapter of the National Honor Society and as a four year letterman in Wrestling.

Steve went on to Boston University where he studied finance and graduated, with honors, obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.  He currently works for an independent boutique wealth management firm.

Steve has always had an interest in the betterment and welfare of his community.  He published his first letter to the editor (addressing the noise pollution of Teterboro Airport which was a hot topic in Hackensack at the time) in the Bergen Record as an eighth grade student.  From a young age Steve understood that it was the duty of our elected officials to provide, not withhold, information to the community, be responsible advocates for those they serve, engage their constituents, and strive to make more with less.  In October of 2003, as only a High School Sophomore, Steve displayed all of these ideals in another letter to the editor criticizing the city fathers for their neglect to the city website and waste of tax payer dollars in attempting to revamp the website.

Steve has been dismayed with the state of affairs in the City of Hackensack for some time.  Likewise he has been frustrated with the lack of attention Hackensack has received from The Bergen Record and what he interprets to be the slanted and self-serving coverage that is provided in The County Seat (a Zisa owned periodical).  He has watched as the city slipped further into the hands of individuals and special interests that he feels are more concerned with power, political patronage jobs, and political posturing than the genuine betterment of our city and schools.  He has been and will continue to be an active vocal critic of the administration and advocate for the residents of Hackensack.

16 comments:

  1. hackensack was always controlled by corrupt individuals and families. its possible Steve you are just noticing it now because youre older. im a 1983 hhs graduate

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  2. I just 'discovered' this blog. Keep up the good work! I look forward to reading more.

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  3. Thanks for your efforts. The Record never deals with Hackensack issues. I look forward to learning more about my city.

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    1. Anonymous, that is another reason that I started this blog. The Record's coverage of our city is abysmal at best. I appreciate your thanks, continue to check back for more!

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  4. Glad someone else is on board with blowing the whistle on the wrongdoings in our town. I also get a lot of town info in the Hackensack Chronicle we get every week.

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  5. You were always a snarky kid and you still are.

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    1. Critical and cutting or discerning and direct? Thank you for your commentary.

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  6. Hi Steve: Just wanted to put an announcement up on Hackensack Scoop...

    Once again Maria Alampi will be chairing the most luxurious dinner in the tri-state area being held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 - Doors open at 6pm

    CRYSTAL SPRINGS RESORT
    3 WILD TURKEY WAY
    HAMBURG, NJ

    TICKETS ARE
    $50/person $95/couple
    $475/table of 10

    Thanks a bunch Steve!!!

    Genesis Liu

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  7. This is nothing, union county govt runs rings around the Bergen county corruption. we have an organization in our area called union county watchdog association (UCWA) that covers the waste abuse and yes corruption of our county officials. Heres a link for a look-see: http://www.countywatchers.com/

    But steve, we do wish you luck in your quest of transparency; and the risk you are taking on for exposing it. You are not making friends in certain places (they're arseholes anyway) but are making the correct friends in life. Don't forget to use OPRA a lot to prove the corruption is rampant throughout NJ.

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  8. Just found your site and comments on Mr. Scarpa. Very interesting sounds like how he was hired in Bogota for Administrator. Pretty sad.

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  9. You wrote: "He has been and will continue to be an active vocal critic of the administration and advocate for the residents of Hackensack." Sounds like you have given up hope. Shouldn't the statement say as long as ineptitude and/or corruption exists? Leave some opportunity for improvement.

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  10. Steve you are a bitter sorry ass

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    1. Rough day for you at the Scoop today? Sorry that you feel that way. If you want to not be anonymous, please use the contact the author button!

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  11. Hi Steve, have you heard any feedback on the property revaluations? Comparing my prior reval to this year's, it would appear my rooms have grown in size by 30 percent!

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