Welcome To Wall Patch
Take a look around. We're new and we're here to tell your story.
Welcome to Wall Patch!
I'm Keith Brown. I'll be your editor here at Wall Township's only all online, 24-hour, all Wall Township news and information source. We're dedicated exclusively to telling stories in and about Wall Township. We're not parachuting in for a big story and leaving town the next day. We're here, every day.
That's new. And that's pretty exciting. That's what Patch is all about. Patch.com, a national network of local news sites, does community news the way it was intended – one community at a time.
We intend to be your first and only choice when you want to know what's going on in Wall. If you want to know where that business is located, its phone number or hours of operation, we've got you covered with the most accurate business listings online, hands down. When there's a cell tower being proposed in your neighborhood, we're on it. If, say, there's a giant ant with a Santa's hat sitting on a major throughway, we're there.
But we need you, too. This site is not a one-way street. If your Wall Township business isn't on here, let me know. We'll get it here. And let me know if there's something you'd like to see here that isn't. We are new, so there's lots of room for improvement. There are many ways for you to leave comments, review businesses, add your events to our calendar and generally shape the way wall.patch.com operates.
So take a walk around. Kick the tires. Take the site for spin. We're proud of what we were able to put together in a short amount of time, and we' re really looking forward to what's ahead for wall.patch.com.
A little about me.
I have been in journalism for 12 years, the last eight as a municipal reporter with the Asbury Park Press, covering Tinton Falls, Eatontown, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township and Fort Monmouth. You may have seen some of my investigative work uncovering the events that led to the closure of Fort Monmouth. Less likely, you may also have seen me on television, talking about the closure of military installations nationwide.
Previously, I spent four years as an online news editor for a mid-sized newspaper website in California's Central Valley, setting up and running the McClatchy newspaper company's first news website. I also was instrumental in creating San Francisco State University's Online Journalism Program, while a student there way back - in internet time - in 1996.
I grew up in suburban Detroit, Mich., lived for nearly a decade in San Francisco, Calif., and attended San Francisco State University.
I have lived in Wall Township for 10 years with my wife of 14 years and my three super brilliant children.
So that's me. And this is Patch. We're both happy to meet you, and look forward to telling your stories.