Originally From: Wyckoff, NJ
Birthday: April 24
• Bio: New Jersey native and Springfield Patch editor Adam Bulger is a journalist who has written extensively for print and online publications. He has written for Forbes, the Believer, Premiere.com, New York Press and other publications. His interview with Hunter Thompson is featured in the recently published book Ancient Gonzo Wisdom.
Springfield is the second site he has worked on: prior to launching in Springfield, he launched one of the original three Patch sites in Maplewood, NJ.
Before working for Patch, he was a staff writer for the Hartford Advocate, a newsweekly in Connecticut.
His favorite New Jersey musicians/musical groups, in order of preference from 10 to 1, are as follows:
8. Bruce Springsteen
7. Yo La Tengo
6. The Smithereens
4. Kool & The Gang
3. Frank Sinatra
2. Dizzie Gillespie
1. The Misfits
Apologies go out to the Gaslight Anthem, Wayne Shorter, Count Basie, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes, Ted Leo, the Sugar Hill Gang and Patti Smith: the competition was pretty fierce.
At Patch, we promise always to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. However, we also acknowledge that true impartiality is impossible and human beings have beliefs. So in the spirit of honesty, our policy is to encourage our editors to reveal certain key beliefs to the extent they feel comfortable.
This disclosure is not a license for our editors to inject these beliefs into stories or to dictate coverage according to them. In fact, the intent is the opposite: we hope that the knowledge that our beliefs are on the record will force us to be ever mindful to write, report, and edit in a fair, balanced way. And if you think you we failed in this mission, let us know.
· How would you describe your political beliefs?
How religious would you say you are? Casual, observant, devout, non-religious?
I was raised Catholic and now attend mass at Christmas and Easter (and have actually missed a couple of those, to my Mother's chagrin).
Local Hot Button Issues
What do you think are the two or three most important issues facing the community?
The on-going push and pull surrounding the leadership of the police department is probably the biggest. There are also related concerns about management of the fire departments and the umbrella organization the office of public safety.
• Where do you stand on each of these issues?
These are complicated issues with a lot of valid points coming from a lot of opposing sides. I don't really have a dog in the fight; I just strive to be fair.