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Cover Story - April 19, 2013

Trading back-fence chats for email blasts

Social networking makes inroads with some neighborhood groups, taking precedence over formal organizations

by Sue Dremann

Getting to know one's neighbors is just a mouse-click away, or so a host of new Web services would have one believe. But will Twitter, Nextdoor and email replace the traditional neighborhood association?

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