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In Newton’s news desert,  Patch has become an incomplete, yet valuable,  local news and events resource, particularly under the watch of Jenna Fisher who covers multiple municipalities for the online site.  On Sunday, Fisher shared this announcement by email. I’m not sure what it really means but it’s an experiment worth watching...

Dear Newton neighbors, 

My name is Jenna Fisher, and I have been the editor and reporter of the Newton Patch for about two years now. I grew up in Northern Virginia and happily moved to the area about a decade ago. You may recognize my name from my three years at the TAB – or if you’re a fan of The Office, well, you know me from there. I can often be found running around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, along Heart Break Hill or around Crystal Lake. You might see me working from La Aroma in West Newton or at Central in Newton Centre. I love this garden city. 

Patch is launching a membership program in Newton to support local reporting in our community, while at the same time offering a real value to community organizers and influencers.

A membership is just $5/month or $50/year, and every dollar goes directly for additional local coverage on Newton Patch. You’ll also get:

  • Monthly credits to promote your events and classifieds on Patch (a $14 value every month!)
  • An ad-lite version of Patch when reading your local news
  • A membership badge displayed next to your username when you post on Patch
  • More local news coverage in Newton to keep you and your neighbors informed and connected

Click here to become a member 

If you don’t become a member, you won’t lose out on any content. But membership will directly grow the local content available to everyone in Newton. 

Thanks for reading and for your support. Click here to join.

Go Patch! Go Newton!
Jenna Fisher ([email protected])


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