Casualties: Goodman and Hester

Veteran reporter Jim Goodman will be among the casualties of a plan by the Newhouse Newspapers to combine some business functions of The Trenton Times and The Star-Ledger. Goodman, a fixture at the Statehouse for more than thirty years, will be out of a job at the end of February. The Trenton Times will also close its Statehouse Bureau and reassign reporter/columnist Tom Hester, Jr. to the local news division. Yesterday, the Trenton Times reported that publisher Richard Bilotti said: “Except for improved color printing capacity, the changes should be invisible to readers and advertisers. The Times will continue to publish just as it does now, and the paper will be strengthened by the back-office efficiencies that are contemplated.”

Casualties: Goodman and Hester