The first online edition of the Glen Park News appeared in August 2009. The staff of the website is marking the occasion with a special trip down the memory lane of our archives. We’ve chosen some stories to have an encore here. We’ll be posting them for the next few months. Look for the cheery anniversary graphic.
The website would never have existed without our founder and editor, Beth Weise. Beth shares her wisdom and experience as a professional reporter in real life. She is our guiding light as we navigate covering our hyperlocal journalistic world. Beth still edits pieces and on occasion when that pesky day job allows, writes stories.
Publishing the website is a team effort of a group of volunteers. Over the years, we’ve each gravitated toward our own niche. Currently:
Heather World, reporter and producer, writes regular features and is the wonky one. She covers city agency hearings and analyses projects and issues where Glen Park intersects with the city. She is our purveyor of outrage against the bureaucracy.
Bonnee Waldstein, reporter and producer, also writes regular features, and covers community meetings and events. She also reports on random scenes she encounters on her wanderings about the ‘hood.
Murray Schneider, stalwart and tenacious reporter, writes in-depth essays about neighborhood projects, local flora and fauna, and profiles of some of the people – past and present — who make Glen Park so special.
We publish stories by others who submit them, and we also scour other local and city agency newsletters and repost items we think will be of interest to Glen Park.
A couple of years ago, the online news underwent a major makeover, thanks to the addition of our webmaster, Mary Szcezpanik. With her creativity and technical skills, she’s transformed it from a clunky Pong-era format into an elegant graphic wonder.
As an official publication of the Glen Park Association, we are grateful for the support of Scott Stawicki, president, and the board members of the GPA.
A website is a worthless effort without readers. Thank you for taking the time to read about the neighborhood we all love. We also invite submissions and suggestions. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.