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BocaNewsNow.com is a hyper-local news blog that focuses on the City of Boca Raton, Florida, and the section of unincorporated Palm Beach County known as “West Boca.” We received nearly a million page views in our first several months, solidly planting us as the leading online Boca-based news source — according to independent web tracking service “Alexa,” owned by Amazon.com.
Our stories are indexed by major search engines and have been linked to by major newspapers, television stations, and aggregators including Drudge and Huffington Post.
We are interested in the minutiae that impacts our community, from HOA decisions that set precedents to local store and restaurant openings, crime, traffic, and especially things to do on the weekends with kids. The sort of stuff that the major local newspapers no longer have the resources to cover.
BocaNewsNow.com was founded by Boca Raton resident Andrew Colton, an award winning former ABC News National Correspondent who is often heard nationally as a Wall Street Journal radio host. However, neither the Wall Street Journal nor Dow Jones have any interest or involvement with this site. Colton is primarily a professional litigation consultant, but he and a team of local journalistic contributors uphold the highest standards of journalism, while keeping BocaNewsNow.com fun and interesting to read.
BocaNewsNow.com efforts to fill the void left when the old “Boca News” newspaper went out of business several years ago and sold its domain name to a realtor hoping to use it lure new clients.
We only hope to tell our readers what’s going on — and, in the spirit of the internet — provide just enough opinion from time to time to get people talking to us and each other. However, we are neither a conservative nor liberal website. Our focus is community journalism.
While press releases are rarely printed verbatim, we welcome all submissions and edit information as needed.
Media members are welcome to report what we report. We simply ask that you attribute BocaNewsNow.com on the air or in print. In the case of websites and blogs, we require a link to our homepage. We will of course credit you through back links when we promote your coverage.
Submit Your News
We don’t care how insignificant you think it is. If you have something to share about life in Boca Raton or West Boca, we want to know. Email us at news(at)bocanewsnow.com, or telephone 561-235-2810. We welcome all press releases, although we can not guarantee they will be published.
BocaNewsNow.com is a division of MetroDesk Media, LLC. Our mailing address: 9858 Clint Moore Road, Suite 111, Box 320, Boca Raton, FL 33496. 561-235-2810.
Email us: news (at) bocanewsnow.com.