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Gloucester Township had a fire commissioner's election on Saturday and I'm sure the results would interest all of us who cared enough to go out and vote. Instead we are treated to the top story of a Saturday morning gas station robbery in Maple Shade followed by Friday's school closings, Newark Airport's Saturday cancellations, area foreclosures, beach cam shots of snow at the shore on Saturday as if the local TV News shows didn't already cover this hot news ad nauseam, Around Town news from North Jersey, and on and on and on. And then there's the glitch that puts up the same story from two to fifty times in case you missed it the first forty-nine times. Some enterprising spirit could make a buck by setting up a local news site because Patch is becoming more irrelevant by the day.
Joshua Berry February 17, 2014 at 09:23 AM
Gloucester Township Patch no longer has a local "editor" to cover medium to small news. There is a regional editor who can cover big news or republish pressers or common stories across all of his sites such as school closings. Until we know if GT is going to be one of the sites that gets an editor, it is up to us to cover these stories. Create a blog and write about things that happen. If you believe what Patch is saying there is site redesign coming to allow for greater blogging and local input. Assume the days of Patch doing investigating are locall original content generation are over. Think of now in terms of an engine for local people to cover their own local events.
Big Daddy 1 February 18, 2014 at 09:34 AM
That's a shame. There is plenty of news in GT, especially all the pay to play that is evident, but will likely now go unreported. I wonder if Norcross or any of the other players are behind this.
Bob Kola February 18, 2014 at 11:56 AM
The only ones behind this are AOL and Hale Global. Some Patch locations are not even getting the rewritten press releases that we are.
John Reynolds February 18, 2014 at 12:29 PM
You want local news, I'll look out my window ............. the houses that were for sale last year are still for sale, at a lower price. Who was the clown claiming a 10% increase in property values in Gloucester Township last year?
Paul J. DiBartolo February 18, 2014 at 01:44 PM
I don't know but, if you find him, send him to Barnum and Bailey because there's a shortage of clowns; although there seems to be no shortage of them in this town.

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