Thursday, May 5, 2016

Editors boring us with same old stories week in, week out

Paramus police and the borough's emergency medical technicians responded this morning to CityMD, a walk-in urgent-care center on Route 4 east. A woman was taken out of the building on a gurney, above. Paramedics from Hackensack University Medical Center rolled up after the Paramus units.

It's not known how many patients walk over after eating too much Louisiana-style spicy fried chicken at the Popeyes next door. One spicy chicken breast contains 45% of the recommended daily intake of saturated fat and 34% of the recommended amount of sodium.


Manhattan-bound commuters continue to scramble for rush-hour seats on NJ Transit trains and buses that cost more to ride because of Governor Christie's deep cuts in state subsidies.

But Editor Deirdre Sykes is ignoring all of that to bring us a boring "analysis" on why rail unions are looking for a better deal than in a contract proposed in March (A-1).

And a sub-headline saying a strike is unlikely is an instant turnoff to commuters, and the vast majority of readers, who don't take mass transit.

Dwight Morrow

Today, the only break in the heavy coverage of national and state politics, and the future of Atlantic City is another story about Englewood's failing public high school (A-1).

The photos on Page 1 and A-10 seem to suggest a tutoring program at Dwight Morrow High School was aimed only at Latina students who were at risk of not graduating.

For a decade or more, Sykes hasn't assigned any stories on Englewood's elementary and middle schools, where 99% of the students are black or Hispanic.

Hackensack police refused to say whether any of the drivers were charged after this two-car collision on Tuesday morning at Prospect Avenue and Clinton Place in the city's Fairmount section.

Police news

Sykes and Managing Editor Dan Sforza couldn't put out a local-news section without plugging holes with lots of police and court news, and news about the police.

Today, Staff Writer John Seasly has yet another story about who is running the Hackenack Police Department, while ignoring the rest of Tuesday night's City Council meeting (L-2).

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