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Oxycodone Ring, Plane Crash, Cherry Blossoms, Airbag Thieves, Gay Marriage, and Weird News: Week in Review

Plus, helicopter egg drop.

Everything's coming up ... Cherry Blossoms!
Everything's coming up ... Cherry Blossoms!
Week in Review from around our Patches in Virginia and Washington, DC.
Sam Hamilton April 13, 2014 at 05:35 PM
I don't know when this started, but find that there are fewer and fewer stories that have anything to do with DelRay or Alexandria appearing on these patch emails. At best, these are regional stories, not specific to our neighborhoods in Alexandria. And even then, even if I did want to read a story about a regional oxycodone ring being broken up, I have to make three or four clicks to read the actual story. It's like they're trying to get as many clicks as possible. What's happened? I'm about to unsubscribe. Has anyone else noticed this?
Jon Rosenbaum April 14, 2014 at 06:49 AM
Yes, the Patch definitely has deteriorated. I believe it has run into financial problems and has reduced staff and consolidated so it has lost the neighborhood focus. I now read Alexandrianews.com.
Sam Hamilton April 14, 2014 at 09:04 AM
Thanks Jon. I'm glad I'm not the only one.
Jon Rosenbaum April 14, 2014 at 09:43 AM
I think the Patch is owned by America Online which is losing money on it. Perhaps the editor would like to comment.
Patch Reader April 14, 2014 at 04:00 PM
Patch was spun off by AOL earlier this year... it's definitely not the quality local news source it used to be. I don't even think they have one local reporter covering Alexandria any more. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patch_Media

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