So... what happened to Christopher Sheldon?  There hasn't been much of any Long Branch news posted within the past couple weeks.
Jacklyn Corley February 11, 2014 at 10:05 AM
Hi Tom & Lou, Patch as a company underwent significant restructuring in recent weeks. We remain committed to serving our communities, and we are hard at work on changes that will make it much easier for users to post and share content on Patch. If there are issues you believe merit attention in the Long Branch area, feel free to post them in the Boards section at right or email me at jacklyn.corley@patch.com
Tom Kulick February 11, 2014 at 10:08 AM
Thanks for the response Jacklyn. Has anyone new been assigned to cover the Long Branch Patch in Chris's place?
Lou February 11, 2014 at 11:24 AM
The Parent Co (AOL i think) announced they were reducing the Patch or getting rid of it. Its not good if the Editor from another town is asking us for important info. There's a Mayoral Race in a few months.Not Jacklyn fault. If I were younger I would attend the City Council meetings and report. I know the Long Branch is being sued for allowing the Zoning Board to change the Master plan regarding the Condo's being built on the beach in the North End. But I do not consider that news.
Tom Kulick February 11, 2014 at 11:58 AM
Good find Lou, I had no idea that had even happened... more info here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/after-sale-from-aol-the-patch-news-site-lays-off-hundreds/ I'm definitely disappointed to see Chris go; he had provided excellent reporting of all the local Long Branch issues. Not sure how Patch is going to survive when they lay off two thirds of their staff...
Bob English February 13, 2014 at 01:01 PM
Hopefully the people that bought the Patch realize that the reason people read it in the first place was because of the local coverage. I'm sure Jacklyn will do the best she can but there is no replacement for having a reporter/editor at a local municipal meeting and having an article online the next morning.


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