Gazette: “North Street has a blog”

Today’s Gazette mentions in Dan Crowley’s Off the Beat column:

A new “urban” blog focusing on the concerns of a neighborhood group has popped up on [the] Internet. The North Street Neighborhood Association is a new community organization devoted to maintaining the quality of life in the North Street area, according to its Web site,

According to, an independent measuring service, has served 581 page views to 260 visitors since its launch on July 7.

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NSNA Featured on Home Page of
Daryl LaFleur has published a blog entry about NSNA on Northampton Redoubt, his blog at The Advocate is featuring this entry on its home page today. Daryl began coverage of Kohl Construction’s plans last month, writing about it on June 15, and providing several good photos of the plans.

In a comment below his June 15 entry Daryl writes:

Often overlooked is the importance of maintaining our urban ecology.
Retaining green urban patches is vitally important in order to support
wildlife and the ecocycle. New zoning in Northampton is resulting in
infilled neighborhoods so we are losing green spaces intown that
support birds and small mammals. I think infill is fine when speaking
of redeveloping an area that has already been paved over and has no
historic significance. Eliminating all intown green spaces however is
another matter.