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Site Twitter handle

@yourarlington

Facebook link

https://www.facebook.com/bob.sprague.yourarlington

Year launched

2006

Tax status

  • LLC

Monthly visitors

16,000

Revenue

  • $50,000 or less

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising
  • National advertising

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • Local advertising

Smaller revenue sources (less than 20%)

  • National advertising

Publishing platform

  • Joomla

Other publishing platform

EasyBlog (Joomla)

Mobile

50%

E-newsletter

  • Yes

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes

City

Arlington

State

MA

Last Publisher Update

  • 2016-03-16 06:37:39 UTC

Your Arlington
Arlington, Massachusetts
Bob Sprague

Your Arlington is a community-focused news site in Arlington, Mass., on the outskirts of Boston. It publishes local news and events and encourages residents to contribute news stories. It has a partnership with Boston.com, which republishes Your Arlington stories. Publisher Bob Sprague says the site also has advertising partnerships with two sites in neighboring towns, Inside Medford and Cambridge Day. Revenue: Advertising.

Business challenge

Local businesses resist change.

Coverage area

  • Community or town

Other geographic focus

Website partners in neighboring Cambridge, Medford

Mission

  • Cover news of a specific demographic community

Topics of coverage

  • Crime & justice
  • Education & schools
  • Entertainment & arts

Watchdog

  • Yes, occasional

Institutional partners

  • None

Content contributors

  • Professional journalists
  • Community members who are not journalists

Contributor compensation

  • Freelance or part-time paid staff
  • Volunteers

Revenue-side compensation

  • Part-time commission only
  • Unpaid volunteers

In the news

YourArlington has been in the news from 2007 until 2013, because of the long-running case, following a controversial story that the site broke: http://www.yourarlington.com/search/news-archive/31-finance/6523-costs-32614