About this issue

By Berl Schwartz

Believe me when I tell you we had entirely something else planned for this week’s paper. I don’t want to spoil the surprise (since we will bring it to you soon), but let me just say it was the very opposite of what is perhaps the most serious issue we have ever produced.

This week, you’ll find just two of our standing sections: The Pulse page and the events listings. Between them are stories and pictures of the crippling ice storm. And even the Pulse page is a departure: a rare editorial.

I extend a grateful thank you to staff members and contributors for all they did despite personal hardship. And to readers who responded to our request for their stories and pictures.

It’s been said that City Pulse does the big story well. We hope you will find this is one of those times.