Friday, November 30, 2012
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Friday, November 30, 2012
Have you ever heard sirens in your neighborhood, seen emergency vehicles racing down the street, or been caught in a sudden storm and wonder, "What's going on?" Well don't be left in the dark. At Patch, we work hard to make sure we get the latest breaking news up on the site to keep the community up on what's happening. When news is breaking we often 'tag' it as breaking news, and when we do you need look no further than your email inbox to find out what's going on. Just sign up for breaking news alerts and you'll get out coverage of the latest crime, police chases, accidents, fires, storm warnings, election results and big town decisions emailed directly to you. How can you sign up? It's simple to sign up for our breaking news alerts …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Join our Local Voices and write on a topic of your choosing.
Lexington Patch is still in search of local bloggers, and we think you’d be perfect. (Yes, you!) Think of it like writing a letter to the editor, as often as you want on any topic. Or like a conversation among friends and neighbors. Or as a way to share your expertise on whatever you’re skilled at. Everyone’s got something to say, and we’d love for you to say it on Lexington Patch. Are you a recent Lexington High School graduate getting ready for that next adventure? Tell us about what it’s like to spend that last summer at home and how you’re preparing for college/work/military. (Then blog once you’ve reached that next place and share your experiences with friends and family back home.) Do you teach yoga, know how to stretch a buck, play …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
For every tweet that includes the #PatchRebuilds hashtag, Patch will donate $1 to AmeriCares Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts, up to $125,000.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Patch is providing readers with an easy way to help the towns affected by Superstorm Sandy as they build and recover. For every tweet that includes the #PatchRebuilds hashtag, Patch will donate $1 to AmeriCares Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts, up to $125,000. Click here to tweet your support for Sandy communities. Your gift will help AmeriCares respond to Superstorm Sandy with medical and humanitarian aid, grants, and programs to help support survivors across the country. Be sure to follow @LexingtonPatch on Twitter, and get tweeting!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Five things principals, educators, PTA members, parents and students need to know.
The school year is approaching, and Lexington Patch will be there to cover all the big news for all of Lexington's schools. But we can’t do it without your help. To make sure you get the most out of Patch this school year, we invite you to get active in the news-gathering process. There are five things you can do to make sure your school and its students get all the coverage they deserve from Patch: You can also become a blogger and share your school's news directly with Patch readers on a regular basis. To find out more about using Patch this school year, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
A short explanation about our freshened up homepage. Let us know what you think!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
No, you're not losing it! 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: * We tweaked some words in our navigation bar to save space (e.g., "Traffic & Gas" is now "Commute") * We moved the weather icon next to the Patch branding so you can find it more quickly! * We moved, well, YOU closer to the top! (Our "shout stream" is now front and center to show all your comments off.) * 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 mission. We …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Entertainment, meetings, some Ash Wednesday services and more today in Lexington.
1. Tales Told by Teens: Looking for a little afternoon entertainment for the little ones? Head over to the Cary Memorial Library where teens from the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will interpret and perform favorite children’s classics from 3 to 4 p.m. 2. Today in Public Meetings: Public meetings posted for today on the town website include the Tourism Committee's Antony Working Group at 10 a.m. at the Cary Memorial Library; Transportation Advisory Committee at 3 p.m. at the Town Office Building; the Community Preservation Committee at 3 p.m. at the Cary Memorial Library; the Permanent Buliding Committee at 7 p.m. at the DPW Building and the Cary Lecture Committee at 8 p.m. at the Town Office Building. 3. Ash Wednesday Services Around …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Justin Saglio, the local editor for Natick Patch, created this terrific video to walk business owners through the five simple steps of claiming a business listing.
You may recall we posted a story exlpaining the benefits to business owners or managers of claiming their listing on Patch. Among the extra bonuses available to those with claimed listings are checking stats on ratings and reviews, editing and adding info and managing photos and media. Today, we present the how. In the list below and the video above, you'll find five simple steps to claiming a business listing on any Patch site. HOW TO CLAIM YOUR LISTING: We take claiming very seriously, so please allow 3-5 business days for us to evaluate and approve your claim. You will be notified via email once it is approved.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Business owners are encouraged to claim listings in Patch Places to better promote their business and inform Lexington readers.
When Lexington Patch launched, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses in order to collect information for our directory. Now, Patch places is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods, and much more for spots around town. All users can add events taking place at local spots, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars, and can add a review. But owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim a listing. Owners or managers should search for their business listing and select "claim you listing" in order to make updates to the page. A form will pop up asking for your name, contact information, and proof of ownership. Within a few days, someone from Patch should contact you …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
We've recently added, tweaked and changed a host of features, so even if you think you know...
It's a big year, this 2012. No, not because there is a movie spelling the world's doom, or even what's sure to be a high-intensity presidential election. It's a gigantic year because you can get involved and share all things Dedham like never before. We have certainly grown and changed since we started back in May 2010. So even if you think you know how to use Patch like a pro, here are some more tips. Here are 10 ways you can use Lexington Patch to stay informed - and more importantly, inform others.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Join our Local Voices team and write on a topic of your choosing.
Our New Year's resolution at Lexington Patch is to bring even more interesting and local information to out readers, and you can help! Start a blog and become one of our Local Voices and share your thoughts, expertise and insights with your neighbors. Think of blogging like writing a letter to the editor, as often as you want on any topic. Or like a conversation among friends and neighbors. Or as a way to share your expertise on whatever you’re skilled at. Everyone’s got something to say, and we’d love for you to say it onLexington Patch. Got a political opinion? Want to share your weekly sermon or an inspirational story? Just want to make us laugh? Blog On the theme of the New Year, have you made any resolutions that you could use for a …