Here’s What Patch Says About Patch

(Taken liberally from http://www.patch.com/about)

Patch is a new way to find out about, and participate in, what’s going on near you.

We’re a community-specific news and information platform dedicated to providing comprehensive and trusted local coverage for individual towns and communities.

We want to make your life better by giving you quick access to the information that’s most relevant to you. Patch makes it easy to:

  • Keep up with news and events
  • Look at photos and videos from around town
  • Learn about local businesses
  • Participate in discussions
  • Submit your own announcements, photos, and reviews

Who’s Behind Patch?

Patch is run by professional editors, writers, photographers and videographers who live in or near the communities we serve, and is supported by a great team in our New York City headquarters. Patch also gets advice from our Editorial Advisory Board and from many members of the community.

David Fonseca is the editor of Mount Washington-Highland Park Patch. According to his profile, David got his start in writing as an intern at the Fall River Herald News in the summer of 2005. Since earning his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2006, he's worked as both a freelancer and as a crime and education reporter for the Bourne and Sandwich Enterprise newspapers on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

Where You Come In

We hope that our sites will strengthen communities and improve the lives of their residents, but we can’t do it without 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. So get to it! And if you’re a business owner who wants to be listed, just let us know.

Giving Back

You can’t truly serve a community unless you provide the help it needs most, which is why giving back is so important to us. We do it as part of our coverage — in a dedicated space that lets local charities and volunteers find each other — and with a program called “Give 5,” through which we donate free advertising space to charitable organizations and contribute our own time as volunteers.

We look forward to meeting you, hearing your stories, and being your trusted source for community-specific information.

 

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