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Why This Couple Married In A Giant Hole

Posted 07.15.2013 | Weddings

Where everyone else saw a giant hole, Benjamin High and Jessica Presler saw the perfect wedding venue. The Iowa couple tied the knot on Friday in a...

How To Play Quidditch (VIDEO) | Mitchelle Stephenson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home

Fantasy Harry Potter game is played out on the field at South River High to raise money for Harvest for the Hungry. Click here to watch the video o...

Cities, Counties Need to Create 'Town Journalist' Job to Make up for Decline in Local News Coverage

Jeff Burbank | Posted 11.14.2011 | Media
Jeff Burbank

Cities and counties in America should hire journalists to watch and write about them. Use a modest amount of public money to employ a full-time, professional news writer in a government position, perhaps called the "Town Journalist."

My Book and How 9-11 Changed My Life and My Mother

Tom Davis | Posted 11.11.2011 | Impact
Tom Davis

In my book, I captured that moment, the moment my mother finally came home, to Point Pleasant, N.J., to live out the rest of her life. She had bounced around psychiatric hospitals and assisted living facilities for years. Around 9-11, she came home.

Ron Paul: The Economy Is 'Going To Get A Lot Worse' | By Dan Tuohy | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

Doctor No wants you to say, “Yes,” and join him on the road to the White House. Emerging from Cotton, a Manchester restaurant where he dined Th...

Sara Kenigsberg

People Sound Off on Debt Ceiling | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

Last week, as part of a HuffPost and Patch collaboration, dozens of local Patch editors went out to talk to their neighbors about the debt ceiling. Th...

Chuck Berry Statue Installed After Controversy

University City, MO Patch | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts

The man considered "The Father of Rock and Roll" now has a permanent tribute to him in University City. An 8 foot bronze statue of Chuck Berry was in...

Local News Is Everyone's (Good) Business

Howard Fineman | Posted 08.09.2011 | Media
Howard Fineman

Last week, Gov. Chris Christie blithely used a state-owned helicopter to fly to his son's baseball game. Our had the exclusive scoop on the chiseling chopper story.

As Mitt Romney Arrives in New Hampshire, We Are Joining the Local Conversation

Howard Fineman | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Here in New Hampshire -- where on Thursday Mitt Romney will announce his presidential campaign -- they believe in community, as long as it is their own. They care passionately about education, the environment and health care. It's an odd mixture of parsimony and compassion; but it is, or used to be, very much in the American grain. How to achieve that mix is what the GOP currently has to figure out, and what GOP voters here want them to figure out. We at the AOL Huffington Post Media Group want to report intensively on that conversation, and allow and encourage our readers to be part of it. And that, in addition to covering Mitt, is why I am here helping to launch a pioneering experiment in presidential campaign coverage through our Patch sites.

Saki Knafo

On Memorial Day Weekend, Veterans Remember Those Who've Died (VIDEO) | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.30.2011 | Impact

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at * * * * * What does Memorial Day mean to you? Anthony Borrelli answered ...

Newark's Story -- and Ours

Howard Fineman | Posted 07.20.2011 | Media
Howard Fineman

This was a quiet, do-it-yourself ceremony: eight reporters and editors hunched over laptops in the Newark Public Library, launching two websites designed to bring cutting-edge, digital local journalism to Newark.

'Stealing Education' Case Round II: Petition to Drop Case, Mom Still Homeless

Mary Ann West | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
Mary Ann West

Homeless mother, Tanya McDowell, returned to the Norwalk, Conn. State Superior Court for her pretrial hearing regarding her "stealing education" case.

Local Voices: Hyperlocal Blogging Comes to Patch

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.04.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

This week, we launched a great new chapter for -- we are welcoming new bloggers to Patch sites around the country through our new Local Voices blog feature. Local Voices will complement Patch's original reporting, allowing members of each community to speak up and speak out to their neighbors -- whether they're across town, a block away, or two doors down. READ MORE The Bin Laden Bounce: How Will Obama Use This Moment of Unexpected Unity? The mission to bring Osama bin Laden to justice was a great victory and a testament to the brave soldiers who carried it out. And it came at a time when such clear and present victories no longer seemed possible. But there's no reason why this sense of tangible achievement must end in Abbottabad. READ MORE WATCH: Arianna Discusses Obama, Trump, Seth Meyers And More On This Week

Saki Knafo

What the Government Shutdown Means On The (Very) Local Level | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at As politicians in Washington fought over proposed cuts to the federal bud...

Parsing Our Partnership

Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Howard Fineman

I began my career at a local paper covering local news. Our paper was a key player in the community -- a partner, if you will. It'll be the same in the case of the two new Patch sites in Newark.

Video: Reason for Hype Around HyperLocal: Local Ad Dollars are Growing Fast, Daisy Reports

Daisy Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daisy Whitney

With AOL's hyperlocal digital network on track to reach 500 towns by year end, the business of online local news is growing fast. AOL is no...

The Virtual Breadline

Tom Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Davis

The Internet was supposed to make their lives better. Instead, it has taken away their job. Now, ironically, they use the Internet as their vehicle to vent, request and even beg and plead.