Apr 13, 2009

Local, Local News: EveryBlock

We just learned about a news service that collects the most local of news and public record and publicizes it daily.  It's called EveryBlock and it has the potential to be a good source for both local news and government accountability information.  

You can put in your address and find out what crimes have just happened around you, what news there is concerning the school down the street, what potholes or graffiti have been repaired, or other information of a very local scope.

This is interesting to us on the Task Force as we think about our idea for a "community reentry scorecard" that would collect and publicize reentry data for public consumption.   Check it out!