Patch is a new community-specific news and information internet platform dedicated to providing comprehensive and trusted local coverage for individual towns and communities. I’ve been getting the Patch newsletters for Point Pleasant and Toms River for a few weeks, and I’m hooked. The local coverage is great – Ocean County is treated like its own news source, not part of the “New York Area”. There are local events, businesses, and information. There’s also a social media aspect to Patch because you can post your own events, blog entries, and comment on stories. Check out the Toms River Patch.