Benfield retires

Richard Benfield, a member of the New York Times editorial board and the editor of the New Jersey section, is retiring after a long career in journalism. Hs spent nineteen years as editorial page editor for The Record, and headed The Record’s Trenton and Washington bureaus. His op-ed on suburban political bosses – specifically Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joseph Ferriero, ran on the New York Times’ national opinion page on January 1 and is a must-read for New Jerseyans.

Benfield retires