Hello dear Red Bank and Shrewsbury readers, after nearly two years of serving as the local editor for Red Bank-Shrewsbury Patch I am moving on to a new reporting position within the company.
I am now officially Patch's New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Enterprise Editor, or some title that closely resembles those words. What this means is that I will be reporting on all things Sandy, most considerably the state's path toward restoration following the storm's devastation. What this also means, however, is that I will no longer be this site's local editor.
Though I've enjoyed my time covering both Red Bank and Shrewsbury, the chance of documenting New Jersey's comeback was too enticing to resist. Over the course of the past two years, Red Bank-Shrewsbury Patch, I hope, has become a source of credible and authoritative reporting, compelling pictures and video, and an reliable and trustworthy alternative to the alternative.
I want to personally thank all of you who have made Red Bank-Shrewsbury Patch part of your daily schedule. It means a lot.
Despite my departure, Red Bank and Shrewsbury will continue to be well served when it comes to local coverage. As you may have noticed if you're perceptive, that little picture at the top of the screen that once held an image of me followed by my name and email address has been replaced by our own Nicholas Loffredo, a Patch Associate Regional Editor and dedicated newsman who also happens to be a Red Bank resident. He'll be covering Red Bank and Shrewsbury with assistance from nearby local editors Elaine Van Develde, from Rumson-Fair Haven Patch, and Amy Byrnes, of Little Silver-Oceanport Patch.
Send tips or say hello to Nick by emailing him at Nick@patch.com.
Just like you have for the past two years, continue to visit Red Bank-Shrewsbury Patch for the latest in meeting coverage, business features, school reporting, breaking news and maybe even a bit of Hurricane Sandy-related reporting from time to time, too.
Once again, thanks for reading.
See you around, this time without a camera and notepad,
Edward Van Embden