Editor's Notebook: Hello, Maplewood!

Meet the new editor.


I am thrilled to join Patch as the new Local Editor of Maplewood. I have been a freelance writer and guest editor for this and other local Patch sites for the last two years. I also was an editor at Baristanet and before that, I contributed to The New York Times Local. I have been a writer – in print and online – for over 20 years. 

In 1996, my husband and I bought our first house on Elmwood Avenue, where we lived for 12 years before hopping over the border to South Orange in 2008.  This community is my home. It is where I live, work, eat, shop, volunteer and socialize. It is where my friends are, and where my children go to school. 

I follow in the footsteps of my remarkable predecessor, Mary Mann, who now helps run Patch sites in Union County. Mary is a stellar journalist and a terrific mentor, and she fashioned this site into a trusted resource for the Maplewood community.  I hope to continue to make Patch your go-to place for everything local. 

This is your site. You are the contributors, the tipsters, and the drivers of the conversations. We want Maplewood Patch to be a reflection of everyone who lives in, works in – or just simply loves – Maplewood. I look forward to your blogs in Local Voices, events and announcements, tips, comments, photos and videos.  I want to hear from you: residents, business owners, volunteers, parents, teachers, coaches and community leaders. Please email me at Carolyn.maynardparisi@patch.com.  

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I hope to see you around town. 

stacie levy July 30, 2012 at 10:16 AM
Congrats Carolyn!!!!
Claire Sinclair July 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Congratulations to you!!
Mike Quick July 30, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Deborah Goldstein July 30, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Congratulations!! Maplewood Patch readers are certainly lucky to have you at the helm.
Marilyn Joyce Lehren July 30, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Lauren Bright Pacheco July 30, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Congratulations, Carolyn!
Shelley Emling July 30, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Welcome aboard Carolyn!
Jeanne Thiemann July 30, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Welcome, Carolyn! So happy to have you on board!
Andrew Lee July 30, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Judie Hurtado July 31, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Congrats Carolyn!
Mary Mann July 31, 2012 at 05:43 PM
No-one is happier than me to see Carolyn at the helm in Maplewood! Carolyn, you're doing a terrific job!
Chris Dickson July 31, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Do you have to be a red head to be the Maplewood Patch editor?? Welcome aboard ...
Carolyn Maynard-Parisi July 31, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Chris - I don't know, but it can't hurt!
STurner August 01, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Congratulations, Carolyn, and welcome to your new role!
Judith Lindbergh August 02, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Congratulations, Carolyn. Good luck in your new role!
Alan Paul August 02, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Congrats Carolyn.
Stephanie Wagle August 02, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Welcome Carolyn! So happy to have you!


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