Sean Roche of the Newton Streets & Sidewalks Blog and I started this site about one week ago but we’re just beginning to tells folk about it. We hope you will help us spread the news.
And who is Greg Reibman? I’m a Newton Highlands resident and dad who spent a decade as the publisher/editor in chief of the Newton TAB and Wicked Local Newton and held a larger role as vice president of content at GateHouse Media New England. I also started and co-hosted the world famous Newton TAB Blog, which remains the place to talk about all things Newton.
The first question I’m usually asked is: “Am I trying to compete with the TAB by starting a new blog?” No way. I have tremendous respect for my former colleagues and friends at Wicked Local and look forward to following their journalism. But blogging is in my blood — and so is Newton — and I just felt I needed a place to keep expressing my passion for this city and staying connected to my inner-wiseguy. In other words, this is not my new job: it’s a new hobby. (Unlike the Newton TAB, we have no plans to have ads here, with the possible exception of some remnant stuff that the fellow who is hosting this site for us is more than welcome to post if it will help him buy the occasional gallon of gas.)
Over time, we will add some additional guest blog hosts, including Chuck Tanowitz who many years ago founded the great (now defunct) Garden City community blog.
And what’s the topic here? Newton. Pretty much. We’ll see how it goes, how people respond and how much time we have. For now, bookmark this site, then click “comments” and say hey. In addition to everything else it will make it easier when you want to comment elsewhere since everyone’s first comment is held for moderation.
See you around the villages.