Tuesday, May 3, 2016

No longer Page 1 news, Christie vetoes are going uncounted

Two cars collided at Prospect Avenue and Clinton Place in Hackensack this morning, above and below. The car on the left smashed into the driver's side of a Honda sedan, pushing it onto the sidewalk.  Was one of the drivers speeding? Or did one of them run the stop sign? Tune in tomorrow for the thrilling conclusion.


More than six months ago, The Record's editors reluctantly disclosed how many vetoes Governor Christie had executed since he took office in early 2010:

Christie's dictatorial rule by veto

That story soon was outdated, and the number of Christie vetoes has soared past 450, surely setting a record for any New Jersey governor.

Today, the GOP bully's vetoes are no longer Page 1 news, even when they involve gender pay equity.

Nor does Staff Writer John C. Ensslin bother to update the tally (A-3).

Student slain

Today, the front page reports that for the second time in a month, a college student living in off-campus Newark housing was fatally shot:

"There is no getting around the fact that [Rutgers and the New Jersey Institute of Technology] are located in a transitional neighborhood in a crime-ridden city," Staff Writer Patricia Alex says.

Fatal shootings in Newark are an almost daily occurrence, so why is this one on Page 1 and the rest of them either buried or unmentioned?

Local news?

You know there is little news in Local today when the section leads with Bergen County freeholders holding budget meetings with 18 department heads (L-1).

Although The Record hasn't covered Hackensack schools for more than a year -- or is it two -- there is a detailed story on a repairs to a  parking lot at Pascack Valley High School on L-3 today.

Mother's Day

Clueless freelancer Kate Morgan Jackson of Upper Saddle River is urging women to eat as much unhealthy food as possible on Mother's Day.

Her brunch recipes include gelato, sugar, heavy cream, bacon, ham and full-fat cheeses (BL-1 and BL-2).

Second look

Travel Editor Jill Schensul must have been desperate when she accepted a proposal by Staff Writer Kara Yorio to write Sunday's cover story on the charms of the Jersey Shore.

Talk about damning the shore with faint praise. 

Few readers will stick with Yorio, who finally comes around to prizing her time at the shore after she lands a job at the Asbury Park Press in her mid-20s, but that isn't mentioned until deep on the continuation page.

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