By VICTOR E. SASSON
Page 1 of The Record today reports a scramble to enroll for new insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act that Governor Christie did his best to sabotage in New Jersey.
On A-3, Christie blasted the public employees union for disrupting the dog-and-pony show he put on in hard-hit Union Beach to hide how badly he bungled Sandy aid.
But Rutgers students wanted to know why $4.8 million in federal Sandy aid is going to the developer of a 240-unit high rise in New Brunswick, in exchange for providing 48 affordable units (A-3).
Christie opposes all other affordable housing in New Jersey.
And an editorial today reports the breaking news that "Governor Christie has shown little or no interest in promoting mass transit" (A-12).
That has been evident since the GOP bully took office in January 2010, but this is likely the first time the Woodland Park daily has actually stated it.
Why is The Record showing such lukewarm support for finding the money to extend electrified light-rail service to Bergen County?
It appears to be part of a pattern of promoting commuting by car and ignoring all of the service problems encountered by NJ Transit bus and rail users.
Today's editorial notes "the crush at many gates inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal during the evening rush is unbearable" (A-12).
But those strong words are based on angry letters from commuters, not on reporting by the lazy transportation editor and reporter or the clueless, car-centric Road Warrior.
|Gridlock at Main and Anderson streets in Hackensack on Tuesday morning.|
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