Editor’s Notebook: 12/15/10


Jeff Genung

• Another day, another $.95 …

• Looks like another delay for the long-anticipated Oxford bridge replacement project. No, “30 Seconds” crowd, the public is not in any immediate danger – the bridge is plenty strong enough to hold cars, it just needs replacing. When they do replace it, gone forever will be the truss system of girders which hang over it (or hold it up, rather, I’m no engineer). It’ll no doubt be replaced by something more modern, but I’ll miss the Oxford landmark. For those who know my older brother, he was the one who famously got his tongue stuck to one of those frozen beams (ala A Christmas Story). Thankfully I never did anything to contribute to Oxford lore.

• Brian Golden finally got to be a rock star – at Perry Browne. He performed for the kiddies yesterday as part of our “Delivering Christmas” series, and totally rocked the house, I hear. I’m sure if those kids had lighters …

• Putting the finishing touches on Friday’s Holiday Big Book as we speak – that’ll be the one in which we publish all the “Letters to Santa” we received this year (before sending them on to the North Pole, of course). As I mentioned yesterday, each kid got a personalized response from ol’ St. Nick, too. If that helps just one more child believe for another year …