Introducing Billy Penn’s Neighborhoods pages, powered by EveryBlock

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We’re big fans of neighborhoods here at Billy Penn. We’ve indexed them, and we’ve gone deep into their roots. And now we’re excited to unveil a new way to keep track of your neighborhoods, powered by Comcast’s EveryBlock product.

Here it is:

What this means: We’ve built pages for 17 neighborhoods around the city. Each will feature overnight crime reports and calls made to the city’s 311 center. With a click, you can sign up to follow your neighborhood — say, Mt. Airy, or Fitler Square, or East Passyunk — and we’ll email you every morning with that snapshot of the activity.

“We’re excited to now be able to deliver to our readers this important information about their communities in a timely manner,” said Jim Brady, CEO of Billy Penn. “This is just the start of what we hope to be able to do with the massive amount of neighborhood data EveryBlock provides.”

Billy Penn has a dedication to both civic engagement and a well-informed citizenry and we
are proud that they have included EveryBlock content as a part of their neighborhood initiative,” said Paul Wright, Director, Local Media Development at Comcast.

We’re planning more interesting ways to tell stories around Philly’s neighborhoods, so stay tuned for updates.

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Chris Krewson is the executive director of LION Publishers, a national nonprofit association that serves local journalism entrepreneurs build sustainable news organizations, and the founding editor of Billy Penn. He lives in Havertown.