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With 2011 close to being in the books, why is The Record leading the paper today with violent-crime statistics from 2010 and comparing them to 2009?
Why is a story on the cleanup from the Oct. 30 snowstorm taking up a good part of Page 1 when anyone who isn't housebound knows what kind of job their town is doing?
And would you look at that bizarre A-1 photo, showing a bare-chested jogger in shorts behind a car that doesn't seem to be "maneuvering around branches" in Englewood, despite the caption.
More old ground
Interim Editor Doug Clancy is running the cleanup story out front just two days after an L-1 Road Warrior column covered much of the same ground and counted many of the same fallen branches.
Why are the editors reviewing town performance on picking up branches when they've never done the same for clearing snow after major storms that really endanger drivers?
If head Assignment Editor Deirdre Sykes is going to print outdated statistics, why not evaluate police chiefs on how well they control crime in their communities in return for salaries that often soar above $200,000 a year?
Readers get the bird
In affluent Bergen County, is a Thanksgiving dinner that costs less than $5 a person really of any concern to readers of the front page, even though it will cost "significantly more" this year (up 13%).
The story by Staff Writer Kara Yorio seems like one big promotion for the American Farm Bureau Federation, which apparently represents factory farms that churn out turkeys pumped up with antibiotics, growth hormones and animal byproducts. Yum.
Thanks, but no thanks.
The only legitimate story on A-1 today is state Sen. Loretta Weinberg of Teaneck becoming the Democrats' majority leader and plans to hold Governor Christie's feet to the fire on jobs and the economy.
More old news
Readers searching for Hackensack news in Local will have to satisfy themselves with a four-day-old story about a 70-year-old man killed on Essex Street by a driver who said she was blinded by the sun.
On the Business page (L-8), Staff Writer John Brennan continues to sell out by pimping the ride of developer Triple Five, which has taken over the old Xanadu shopping and entertainment complex in the Meadowlands.
Has a restaurant ever sounded less appetizing than the nearly eight-year-old Nizi Sushi in Rutherford?
Restaurant Reviewer Elisa Ung's lukewarm, 2-star appraisal in Better Living leaves a big unanswered question: Why can't she find a new restaurant to tell her readers about?
The name sounds as awful as the "slimy scallops" she was served. What does Nizi mean? She never says.