MPK Press Celebrates Nine Months
By Rebecca K. Abma
Midland Park Press was born on Dec. 19, 2012 as a means to improve online communication in Midland Park. In nine months, we have posted more than 500 articles and events focused exclusively on Midland Park.
In that time, we have worked to find answers to important questions, such as what happened with the 2003 referendum and how do our taxes compare to other communities. We have sought to improve open access to government by Livestreaming School Board and Council meetings, providing detailed meeting notes and posting public notices online. We also launched a text alert service that provides reminders about recycling nights, school events and much more.
We have also worked to bring the community together and spark revitalization of dormant community organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of the Library. Most importantly, we have aimed to be a place where the community can share information and learn about what is going on in Midland Park.
If page views and unique visitors are any indication, we seem to be succeeding in our efforts. Daily, our site visits and page views are in the hundreds with thousands of unique visitors each month. Here's a look at a few of the pieces we have put together for our readers:
Series on School Referendums
The recent school referendum that Midland Park voters rejected in December 2012 follows a pattern as old as the borough. Read more
Ten years ago this March, Midland Park voters approved a $12.3 million referendum for upgrades and repairs to the district's facilities. Read more
On March 11, 2003, Midland Park voters approved a $12.3 million referendum for upgrades and repairs to the district's facilities. Read more
Series on Taxes
How Do MPK Taxes Compare To Other Towns?
Property tax bills arrived in the mail this week to the ire of every homeowner, and its no surprise that the average homeowner is paying more this year than last. Read more