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|The shape of home rule is easy to see on this Bergen County map.|
On The Record's front page today, Staff Writer Michael Gartland reports the old news of how outgoing Bergen County Democrats approved numerous lame-duck appointments and retroactive raises, but he doesn't get to the real news until the continuation page (A-8): the new Republican county executive will try to rescind them.
Editor Francis Scandale must think readers are sitting on the edge of their seats and biting their fingernails awaiting resolution of this cliff hanger.
It's old news
Only four months ago, on Sept. 1, Scandale ran another huge A-1 package on construction at Ground Zero -- including the memorial -- written by then-Staff Writer Tom Davis, who attended a Port Authority dog-and-pony-and-propaganda show. That story included six photos by Staff Photographer Chris Pedota.
That gives readers a break from her relentless promotion of restaurants and food professionals in a column that is supposed to the voice of the consumer.
On Page T-3 of Travel, a photo of one Hispanic family (lower right hand corner) breaks the all-white monotony of "The Record on The Road" feature.