Cinn City Sports to Become Cinn City News

Cinn City Sports to Become Cinn City News

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Update 9/22/16:

Good afternoon Cinnaminson and surrounding communities. The switch is official! The url address has been changed, so please update your bookmarks.

We are now operating fully as Cinn City News. All of our logos on the site and social media have been updated.

I can now be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com for any questions, comments or news tips.

Thanks for reading!

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We are pleased to announce that Cinn City Sports will transition into Cinn City News in the near future.

After running a poll on Twitter, posing a question in the Cinnaminson Neighbors & Friends Facebook Group and talking with residents of the town one on one; Cinnaminson overwhelmingly said the town needs better coverage of local news.

Don’t worry; we will continue to provide the same in-depth varsity and in-town sports coverage that Cinn City Sports has provided for the past year-plus.

We are keeping the brand new site design. The only differences will be the addition of news stories, a new URL and the new name of the site.

We will cover any and all news related to the township based on tips provided and by keeping our ears open.

We do not have a definite transition date yet, but you will begin seeing news stories hit the site within the next month or so.

The URL will remain the same for at least the next month. The name will change when we change the URL.

The homepage will be rearranged to start including news stories. The sports stories will still be found on the homepage, there just won’t be as many sections for them as there are now.

We can’t thank Grace Shallow and George Rider enough for their help and support with covering games these past few months.

You will continue to see stories from these two talented writers on the site in the future. You might even see some new names on the site as we work towards expansion.

In fact, Grace will have coverage of Cinnaminson Elite softball in the first round of the SJCSL playoffs on Wednesday at 6:30pm.

Now, back to our announcement.

Michael Beam, Cinnaminson resident and 2010 graduate of Cinnaminson High School, will be jumping on board to provide forecasts and blogs about weather in and around our town.

Beam is the man behind the Cinnaminson Weather Twitter account. Nothing will change with his weather Twitter account. We will continue to retweet his weather tweets like we’ve been doing with the Cinn City Sports account.

Our Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google+ pages will be renamed Cinn City News and branded with new logos.

We will allow comments on our articles, just like on Cinn City Sports, but there will be a strict commenting policy to promote a positive place to discuss our town. We will release that commenting policy when the switch to Cinn City News becomes official.

Thank you to everyone who has read, shared, commented, Liked, Tweeted and bookmarked the site and the stories. The rate that Cinn City Sports took off was impressive.

We are equally excited that Cinn City News will do the same, especially since we are keeping sports coverage intact.

Nothing will change in regards to sports coverage on the site, except for the addition of some new features that will make coverage even better.

As with sports tips, we still welcome news tips if you think we missed something or an event or news piece needs coverage.

We will do our best to write a story on as many tips as possible. But, don’t forget, we have a limited staff right now.

Any questions, comments or tips, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can still be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitysports.com for the time being.

You can also get in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook.

We will have another update on the progress of our transition from Cinn City Sports to Cinn City News in the near future. It will include a definite switch date.

We hope you have enjoyed our sports coverage for the past year-plus. Don’t forget, we still have coverage of Elite softball through late July and Reds RVL baseball into August.

Then, the fall sports season at Cinnaminson High School begins. We will have season previews late in the month of August as the teams prepare for the Fall 2016 season.

Thanks for reading,
Jim Vassallo
Editor-in-Chief
Cinn City Sports/Cinn City News

Photo used with permission from Collin Dill. 

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com