Friday, February 13, 2009

2 local weekly papers fold

Two longtime Philadelphia community newspapers became history this week with the closing of the Germantown Courier and the Mount Airy Times Express, according to employees of their parent company.

The Journal Register Co., based in Yardley, Bucks County, closed both papers and laid off their staffs on Monday, said a staffer at the Roxborough Review, which operates from the same Ridge Avenue building as the two closed papers.

The shutdowns follow the company's closings in December of three other Philadelphia community papers - the Olney Times, the News Gleaner and the Northeast Breeze.


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