NOW:53217:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
54°
H 57° L 54°
Clear | 8MPH

CNI launches two new NOW Web sites

Fox Point, Brown Deer residents can submit stories, photos online

Dec. 7, 2006

Fox Point and Brown Deer residents now have new local Web sites where they share news, opinions and photos with their neighbors, and get the latest local news and information about their communities.

Community Newspapers Inc. and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have launched FoxPointNOW and BrownDeerNOW, two of a group of unique local MyCommunityNOW sites in the Milwaukee area. The new sites can be found at www.MyCommunityNOW.com/FoxPoint and www.MyCommunityNOW.com/BrownDeer.

Local MyCommunityNOW sites are already up and running throughout the area, including Mequon and Shorewood. Sites will be launched in Glendale, Bayside, Whitefish Bay and River Hills by the end of the month.

A key feature of each site is a YourSpace section, where area residents can submit photos and stories or start a blog. If a local school or organization has an upcoming event, it can be posted in YourSpace. News about academic achievements or business announcements also can be easily posted on the site. And readers who photos they would like to share with the rest of the community can do that in the YourSpace section as well.

Those wanting to do more than just submit an occasional news item are invited to start a "Community Voices" blog. This provides an opportunity to weigh in regularly on any topic imaginable.

While stories and photos submitted by readers are integral parts of the sites, they're not the only things available.

The latest news about Brown Deer and Fox Point will be posted from the newsrooms of Community Newspapers and the Journal Sentinel, as well as the weekly police blotter, recent home sale prices and upcoming events on Community Calendar.

The site also features CommunityWatch, patterned after the popular NewsWatch on the Journal Sentinel's Web site. CommunityWatch provides breaking news of interest to local residents by reporters at both Community Newspapers and the Journal Sentinel.

The new sites also have a Community Guide that answers questions like: "Who are my elected officials and how can I contact them?," "When does the trash get picked up?," "What's the median income in my community?," "What's the average home value?" and "What's the local crime rate?"

The sites are still in beta mode, which means technicians are making changes to it just about every day.

Visitors are asked to contact NOW Online Editor Mark Maley if they see something that doesn't look quite right. All feedback is appreciated.

Members of an organization who would like a representative to come to a meeting and demonstrate how it all works, or those interested in starting a blog, should also contact Maley.

Direct comments or questions to Maley at (262) 317-8757 or mmaley@cninewsonline.com.

AT A GLANCE

Community Newspapers Inc. and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have just launched two new local Web sites, www.MyCommunityNOW.com/FoxPoint and www.MyCommunityNOW.com/BrownDeer. The sites include:

• YourSpace, where users can post their own stories and photos, and create their own blogs

• the latest local news, features and photos from Community Newspapers and the Journal Sentinel, including police reports and local home sales

• CommunityWatch, where breaking local news stories are posted as they happen

• a Community Guide to everything from demographics and elected officials to library hours and parking rules

• a Community Calendar of events and activities

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Brookfield Central turns back Homestead for state title, 9-2 7/25

» Fast start leads Homestead baseball team into state finals with 7-5 win 7/25

» Brown Deer mother arrested in stabbing of 2 sons Updated:  7/25

» Brown Deer announces selection of a new police chief 7/24

» 3 arrested after shootout on northbound I-43 Updated:  7/22

» Homestead baseball team stuns Bay, 10-4, to earn state berth 7/21

» Grand opening is Friday and Saturday at the Cheel, Thiensville's new Nepalese restaurant 7/18

» 6-story apartment building wins Shorewood approval 7/8

» Germantown's Finger blanks North Shore baseball champ Bay, 2-0 7/7

» Some Shorewood residents opposed to height of new developments 7/5

» Milwaukee man accused of seeking to deliver heroin to Ozaukee County 7/2

» Glendale dad charged with shooting sons said he was bullied Updated:  6/30

» Tree falls on man in Fox Point 6/28

» Stunned friends try to grasp shooting of Glendale brothers Updated:  6/27

» One killed, one injured in Glendale shooting Updated:  6/26

» Homestead baseball team gets help from G'town mistakes in 10-4 win 6/26

» Updated: Glendale man charged with shooting two sons 6/26

» New shopping center planned for Grafton 6/26

» Shorewood man charged with 13 counts of voter fraud Updated:  6/24

» Homestead football golf outing on June 30 6/24

» Free beer offered at opening of Hubbard Park Beer Garden 6/23

» Sprecher considers tap room for new building 6/23

» MMSD approves sewer service expansion in Mequon 6/23

» Storms force 336 million gallons of sewage into Milwaukee waterways Updated:  6/20

» Milwaukee suburbs Fourth of July 2014 celebrations 6/20

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Most Popular