Your Town the local community network of sites from Boston.com, is now in 17 Boston neighborhoods, as the six sites that went live earlier this year — Allston-Brighton, Back Bay, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, South Boston, and South End — were joined by 11 new sites.
The Your Town sites feature neighborhood event listings, library locations, fire-station locations, public health resources, voter information, City Council meeting information, the ability to report public works issues such as potholes, local MBTA schedules, real estate listings, and companion iPhone apps that include navigation help.
The Boston Globe chief advertising officer and Boston.com general manager Lisa DeSisto said:
The expansion from the suburbs into Boston’s city neighborhoods has been highly successful, and the feedback from readers in those communities has been overwhelmingly positive. These new sites are a great way to serve Bostonians who want to know what is happening down the street, whether it’s a new restaurant opening, a neighborhood meeting, or a change in the bus schedule.
Boston Globe regional editor David Dahl added:
The Your Town Boston sites provide a forum for residents to read and exchange community news and content that is not only written by Boston Globe and Boston.com staff, but also by citizen journalists from their community. These community members understand the intricacies of their individual Boston neighborhoods and add a unique perspective to site content.