Hyper local news sites
April 5, 2020 8:25 AM   Subscribe

Please share your favorite hyper local news sites. All areas and languages welcome.
posted by jojo and the benjamins to Society & Culture (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Universal Hub is all Boston, all the time. Run by Mefite agaffin, it's in English. The name of the site has an interesting origin.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 9:30 AM on April 5, 2020 [2 favorites]

Block Club Chicago is Chicago-only, and then further breaks down the site by neighborhood.
posted by daniel striped tiger at 10:26 AM on April 5, 2020

The West Side Rag is a little window into my neighborhood
posted by Mchelly at 10:37 AM on April 5, 2020

Possibly too hyper local, but I present to you the Bolinas Hearsay News.
posted by BlahLaLa at 10:57 AM on April 5, 2020 [1 favorite]

The West Seattle Blog is very hyperlocal, with excellent journalism as well as this little small-town newsletter feel.
posted by kitten kaboodle at 11:03 AM on April 5, 2020 [1 favorite]

Check out The Harrisonburg Citizen

Small town news done really well.
posted by JennyJupiter at 12:07 PM on April 5, 2020

Uptown Update is for the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.
posted by WCityMike at 1:08 PM on April 5, 2020

EVGrieve is for the East Village, Bowery Boogie for the LES.

I miss the West Side Rag editorial voice, but I do not miss those racist NIMBYs in the comments.
posted by praemunire at 2:03 PM on April 5, 2020 [2 favorites]

Universal Hub is fun and that MeFite is adamg who is still pretty active here.

Vermont has a lot of local news. The White River Herald is my local town paper which covers about eight small towns. The Newport Dispatch covers Newport VT (population ~5000) and the surrounding county.
posted by jessamyn at 5:09 PM on April 5, 2020

hoodline.com for San Francisco
posted by Munching Langolier at 7:03 PM on April 5, 2020

The Lost Ogle is silly, sarcastic, and often the only site reporting local Oklahoma City and state news that the "real" news won't touch. They also have all the Joe Exotic stories you could want, as they've been reporting on him for years and years, lol.
posted by roadrunner9 at 7:48 AM on April 6, 2020

For San Francisco, Mission Local. For Berkeley, Berkeleyside. Oakland North seems to be on hiatus. The East Bay Times covers Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The East Bay Express focuses on the East Bay (largely on Oakland and Berkeley).
posted by Lexica at 1:56 PM on April 6, 2020

South Seattle Emerald covers another quadrant of Seattle. (West Seattle Blog covers SW, Emerald covers SE.)
posted by Margalo Epps at 6:29 PM on April 6, 2020

SN&R for Sacramento. When I moved to Portland, I couldn't find anything with their quality of investigative reporting.
posted by aniola at 1:33 AM on April 15, 2020

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