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Saturday, December 29, 2012
Think you missed anything in the Chathams this week?
Police said PCP was also found on Berkeley Heights resident at River Grille. Your hyperlocal online newspaper enters its fourth year. Beverly White lived in Chatham and Florham Park. Steady snowfall on Saturday produced between 2 and 5 inches. If you could make a New Year's resolution for Chatham, what would it be? Five tips to help you keep your resolution. Several inches of snow cover most of North Jersey on Saturday. From a prescription mix-up to Hurricane Sandy, the most popular stories this year in Chatham. Check out who is performing where, download maps and more.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Your hyperlocal online newspaper enters its fourth year.
Chathamites, greetings! Once again I write to you on the anniversary of the launch of Chatham Patch. On Dec. 28, 2009 when Chatham Patch first launched, Local Editor Zach Subar was your man about town. He covered a retiring police chief, a rabid fox and a snowstorm, all in a short period of time. In 2010 I told you a little about my first few weeks on the job as the editor of Chatham Patch. In 2011 I recapped the year previous, and offered my thanks for everything you do to help me do my job. And once again, here I am, humbled by the tremendous support you have shown me in 2012. Because the secret to Chatham Patch is you. You provide news tips, blogs, story ideas, photos and countless other invaluable information each and every day. I am …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Think of our site as the community water cooler — a place where you can stop by and talk about everything going on in town.
We wanted to take the time to remind you why we're here and what this site is all about. Simply put, it's about you. We've built Patch so that you have plenty of opportunities to comment on stories, share your opinions, post photos and announcements and add events to the community calendar. We hope that our site will strengthen the community, but we can't do it without you. So get to it! 1. Comment on an Article We subscribe to the idea that "news is a conversation." Much of our reporting will emanate from what readers tell us in emails, comments on our sites and in conversations around town. Share your thoughts and reactions to our articles by posting a comment directly below each story. 2. Ask a Question So maybe you want to know …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Two senior service organizations are among the four businesses we're thanking for claiming their listing.
Special thanks to the following Chatham businesses for claiming their listings on Chatham Patch in March: It's not too late to claim your business listing, and it's free. Doing so will give provide a bit more administrative access to the business information Chatham Patch readers see when they want to learn more about your company. By claiming your listing, owners and managers can add photos and include details we may have missed, and more. We want to make sure it's really you claiming the listing, so please allow three to five business days for us to evaluate and approve your claim. You will be notified by email once it's approved.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Yes, we are looking a little different today.
No, you're not losing it! Chatham Patch looks different today. We did a quick visual nip-and-tuck to the homepage to make it even more user-friendly. And we've moved a couple pieces of furniture. For those keeping score: 1. We tweaked some words in our navigation bar to save space (e.g., "Traffic & Gas" is now "Commute") 2. We moved the weather icon next to the Patch branding so you can find it more quickly! 3. We moved, well, YOU closer to the top! (Our "shout stream" is now front and center to show all your comments off.) 4. And of course we prettified a few things. While the site might look a little different today, we still offer the same robust coverage of everything happening in your community. That was, is, and will always be our…
Friday, March 16, 2012
Here's a shout-out to some Chatham folks who are catching on to a great marketing opportunity on Patch.
Do you want to enhance your presence online this year and reach new customers for your local business? For free? Every local business gets a space on Patch. We've already done the legwork to create it for you. If you haven't seen it, we'd be happy to show it to you. If we missed you, we're ready to add you. And if you claim it, you have more control over how your business is presented online. Since Jan. 1 of this year, these businesses have claimed their listings on Chatham Patch: Senior Center of the Chathams Hickory Tree Delicatessen, the winner of Chatham Patch's inaugural Readers Choice column Massage Therapy of Chatham Woodland Bakery Marie's Italian Specialties Chatham United Methodist Church Investors Bank A Patch listing gives your…
Friday, December 30, 2011
From natural disasters to murder trials, the Chathams were anything but quiet this year.
Sometimes people wonder how a small town can provide enough news for its own Patch site. Chatham did not have that problem in 2011. There was more than enough news to keep the town engaged this year. Remember the earthquake in August? How about when lightning struck two different houses within days of each other? So as we wind down 2011, here are some of the top stories you signed on to read about: 5. A New Mayor for Chatham Borough. Councilman Bruce Harris was elected to the position of mayor for the borough on the Nov. 8 elections this year. One day later, Mayor Nelson Vaughan resigned from his term almost two months before the expiration date. The resignation led to the Chatham Borough Council holding interviews and a special meeting to…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Two years ago, Chatham Patch launched.
Hello, Patch readers! It's that time again, time to celebrate the launch of Chatham Patch. When Chatham Patch launched on Dec. 28, 2009, it had a different format, a different layout and a different editor, Zach Subar. In the first days of the site's existence, Zach covered a retiring police chief, a rabid fox and a snowstorm. Over the next several months, Zach took the site from a newcomer on the Chatham scene to a community favorite, and after he went to launch the Mount Airy Patch in August 2010, I knew I had big shoes to fill. Last year I told you a little about my first few weeks on the job as the editor of Chatham Patch. I went around the community and met local officials, business owners, teachers and school administrators. I tried …
Friday, June 17, 2011
We want you to join in on fitness.
I will admit it: I could stand to lose a few. Isn't that what everyone always says? There's a reason "lose weight" is always at the top or near to the top on people's New Year Resolution lists. But, those lists are fleeting. It's not just about what the scale says. What about real change? That is what "Patch Takes it Off" is going to be all about. Starting July 4, participating Patch Editors throughout the state (including myself) will begin chronicling their fitness exploits in their coverage areas. Expect profiles on local businesses whose goal is to get people in shape. Expect editor accounts on what they are doing to climb that high hill on the bike, or go the extra several miles around the track. Expect to see your neighbors getting …