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Neighborhood Link

Raymond Robinson
303-830-0123 x111

City of Detroit

Michelle Zdrodowski


Neighborhood Link Helps Detroit Strengthen Community

DENVER & DETROIT, August 7, 2000 - Mayor Dennis W. Archer and the Detroit City Council today announced their support of an innovative new Internet project that will allow Detroit neighborhood organizations an easy way to use the Internet to help strengthen the community. Neighborhood Link (, the Internet-based community network that enables metropolitan-area neighborhood associations to create their own free, interactive Web sites is now available to the Detroit metropolitan area.

“The citizens and neighborhoods of Detroit are our most important resources and as we continue to strive for excellence, the key will be communication within our community,” said Mayor Archer. “To help the City of Detroit progress in this area, we are proud to have partnered with Neighborhood Link, a one-of-a-kind community network that has provided our neighborhood organizations with free Web sites. Through these Web sites, citizens of Detroit will be able to communicate with me by way of the City of Detroit Web site.”

Neighborhood Link has created neighborhood Web sites for each of Detroit’s 10 Neighborhood City Halls that link to the neighborhoods they serve. Each of these sites contains biographical information on the Neighborhood City Hall manager designated to that area and each site is connected to the Detroit City Hall.

“Detroit is home to many community organizations such as community councils, citizen district councils, neighborhood watches, block clubs, and citizen band radio patrols, making it a perfect fit for Neighborhood Link,” said Ted Pinkowitz, CEO of Neighborhood Link. “By connecting neighborhoods with these types of community groups, Neighborhood Link becomes an effective tool to further civic communication and information distribution in the Detroit community.”

Neighborhood Link enables neighborhood associations and homeowners associations to establish and maintain their own Web sites quickly and easily by entering information into simple forms, which automatically and instantaneously create or modify Web pages. No knowledge of HTML or programming language is necessary. The service requires no payment by neighborhood organizations and no use of public funds. The project is underwritten by local companies whose message banners will appear on the Neighborhood Link pages. Those who do not have Internet access can link to the community pages from computers in any Detroit Public Library.

About Neighborhood Link

Neighborhood Link ( is an Internet-based community network that enables neighborhoods in participating metropolitan areas to create their own free, interactive Web sites. Neighborhood Link, which launched in 1998, becomes fully integrated into communities through partnerships with local governments, neighborhood groups and community organizations, including public schools, libraries, police departments and community newspapers. Denver-based Neighborhood Link is currently deployed in 35 U.S. metropolitan regions, hundreds of cities and has more than 17,000 neighborhoods online. For more information about obtaining free neighborhood or clubs and organizations Web sites or about becoming a corporate sponsor, call toll-free 1-888-241-0123.

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