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Page 1 today carries two major stories from Paterson, which is covered in far more detail than any of the 70 communities in Bergen County, where the majority of readers live.
The lead story on the corruption charges against Paterson Mayor Joey Torres reports three co-defendants are being offered deals in return for their testimony against him (1A).
That's the way it's been done since time immemorial.
Let's hope starting tomorrow, Editor Richard Green and Paterson Press writer Joe Malinconico spare Bergen readers every single burp, cough and fart in the case against Torres in the year or two before he most certainly will be convicted.
The second Paterson story on Page 1 -- reporting Syrian refugees shared their experiences with fellow students at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson -- was already the subject of an editorial that ran in Sunday's paper.
There's no explanation why the news story is running after the editorial instead of in the usual order -- news story first, commentary second.
Monday's front page was dominated by two stories that could have been written anytime in the last five years -- a so-called apartment building boom and the "out-of-towners" who buy drugs in Paterson.
That day's Better Living cover on Israeli violinist Miri Ben-Ari, 38, contained a bizarre reference to the Holocaust.
Freelancer Jackie Goldschneider identified Ben-Ari as "a third-generation Holocaust survivor" (Monday's 2BL).
Huh? If I follow that reasoning, I'm a first-generation resident of Aleppo, Syria, where my parents were born. (I was actually born in Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Then, my friend Aaron would be a first-generation survivor of the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.
You get the idea. It's a ridiculous assertion to make for Ben-Ari or anyone else.