|One of the charms of Hackensack's Fairmount section is this shady alley off of Prospect Avenue, but the neighborhood also is plagued by noisy business jets heading for Teterboro Airport.|
By VICTOR E. SASSON
Another Sunday edition of The Record almost completely ignores the concerns of the vast majority of North Jersey residents.
A front-page story on the alarming number of assaults on vulnerable patients at Bergen Regional Medical Center, which treats the neediest, certainly is important (A-1).
But why -- in more than two full newspaper pages -- doesn't the story ask and answer the question on most readers' and taxpayers' minds:
Why does Bergen County still own a hospital -- the state's biggest, no less?
Rail commuters continue to scramble for seats aboard crowded NJ Transit trains, so why is Staff Writer Christopher Maag going on and on today about a safety system called "positive train control" (A-1)?
And why does political columnist Charles Stile think anyone is interested in his boring assessment of Senate President Stephen Sweeney's chances in the 2017 gubernatorial election (A-1)?
Don't look for local news today.
Another Road Warrior column on the MVC, and a huge graphic on the redevelopment of Fort Lee dominate the Local front.
Long-time Fort Lee residents have been very vocal in their opposition to the Hudson Lights project, but you won't hear any of their voices today (L-1).
Inside the section, there are stories from Waldwick, Oakland, Ramsey, Bloomingdale, Haledon and Pequannock, but nothing from Hackensack.