Thursday, June 9, 2016

Editors boring us again with high school football, politics

The former Sears appliance store at 480 Main St. in Hackensack, above and below, is being demolished to make way for an ALDI supermarket, from a German company that also owns Trader Joe's. The store will be close to apartments on Main Street and on Euclid Avenue.


Editor Deirdre Sykes of The Record is a fool if she thinks tens of millions of Democrats haven't decided whether to vote for Hillary Clinton or wacko racist Donald Trump.

Today's front page is dominated by an idiotic headline over another crappy Associated Press story that tries to inject suspense into the nominating process and Nov. 8 presidential election:

"Time to get onboard?"

In New Jersey and other states, the tens of millions of Democrats who were "Ready for Hillary" long before she declared her candidacy are poised in five months to make her the first woman to hold the presidency.

The AP story leads with a "fractured" Democratic Party instead of focusing on the all-out civil war among conservative Republicans on whether to back Trump and endorse his hate speech against Muslims, Mexicans and others (A-1).

Football 'war'?

Sykes leads today's paper with some nonsense about a high school "football turf war" that is only of interest to a couple of dozen parents and coaches (A-1).

She sure knows how to bore readers.

Mansions such as this one on the East Hill, hundreds of apartments on both sides of Route 4 and a large industrial section generate tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue for Englewood, yet the city's public schools are failing and downtown store vacancies are mounting.

Englewood election

A story on Englewood politics ends with Councilman Michael Cohen, winner of the Democratic primary on Tuesday, vowing to "limit tax increases" (L-1).

Sykes and Staff Writer Matthew McGrath want you to think Englewood is a municipal paradise where the only worry is high property taxes.

In fact, vacant storefronts, elementary and middle schools with few white students, and a high number of failing high schoolers tell another story -- one The Record ignores, even though North Jersey Media Group Chairman Malcolm A. "Mac" Borg has lived in a mansion on the city's East Hill for decades.

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