NY Times shuts down The Local

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Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 3:54 pm

The New York Times is shutting down The Local, its year-and-half old hyperlocal initiative covering several communities in the Brooklyn and New Jersey.

The Local reported on its site today that The Times "passed the baton" to another news company, Baristanet.com, which is developing a new site to cover Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange areas in New Jersey starting July 1.

The Local kicked off two sites March 2009 to cover the three New Jersey and Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

The Local said in its last entry that its 1,900-plus posts will be available in the nytimes.com archives.

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