Northeast Times online taken over by Philly.com

By Shannon McDonald

In some more disappointing NEast media news, the Northeast Times online recently merged with Philly.com. This comes just a month after two NEast newspaper called it quits.

A message on NortheastTimes.com reads: The Northeast Times Web site has joined the Philly.com online family. Please visit www.philly.com/mycommunity to catch the latest online version of the Northeast Times. Northeast Times archives up to and including the issue of Jan. 8, 2009 remain on our www.northeasttimes.com Web site. A visit to Philly.com’s My Community page yields a cluttered blog…and the Northeast Times is way at the bottom! Don’t bother clicking on the “more news” link, you’ll only get a “Page Not Found” message. It appears only a small percentage of the paper is online.

Now, the old Northeast Times Web site wasn’t anything spectacular – just a blank white page with links – but it got the job done and held its own.

Once again, Northeast news has been pushed to the bottom.

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