Google Alerts for “sense of community”

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Google Alerts for “sense of community”

I use Google Alerts a lot, for important colleagues and my publishing company’s star authors and editors, and also for a few phrases relevant to my research on community. No question that the phrase “search for community” brings up more results than “search for community” – and not surprisingly so, if you look at how and where “sense of community” is being used. I have been finding some great stories this way and am including the results here for just a few items I’ve received in the last few days. Notice that all these items focus on community in real life, not online. (Yes, I know that that distinction rubs some people the wrong way – “online is real, too” – but it’s what I’m sticking with for the moment.)

My Turn: Does Burlington School Board action reflect the will of city residents?
BurlingtonFreePress.com
The plan proposed changes the entire city’s sense of community, neighborhoods, walking vs. busing to school and the general expectations involved in purchasing a home (the largest personal investment most families make) in every neighborhood in
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A daily diaspora, a scattered street
Boston Globe
“It’s frustrating, especially for those of us who really believe in an urban environment and the great things it’s going to provide us — that we can walk everywhere, have a sense of community, go to museums,” said Greenwood.
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CSAs keep locals from having to guess where dinner came from
The Newark Advocate
As stated on the website localharvest.org, an online hub for finding local CSAs, farms and farmers markets, “Many times, the idea of shared risk is part of what creates a sense of community among members, and between members and the farmers.
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Casey Anthony’s trial is one hot ticket
CNN
Spend eight or nine hours in line with other people and a sense of community grows. People give their neighbors nicknames, usually based on a hometown or number in line. As they discuss the case in minute detail, they give the lawyers nicknames,
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CNN
Crosswalks are increasingly deadly for the elderly
Los Angeles Times
area for pedestrians, but Leaman said for elderly people who no longer drive, there is no other option. “Things are so close together. Things are convenient. You have much better medical care here, and there’s a sense of community,” she said.
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