This is the time of year to count blessings. Ours is the privilege of serving the great residents of a great neighborhood in a great city.
The Gazette works not only for JP, but with JP. Many of our stories happen because of readers who love the neighborhood and contribute mightily to this paper with tips and feedback. All our news coverage can do is try to keep up with the thousands of fascinating, committed, brave people who make JP special and fun to write about.
And none of those stories would have been published without the support of our advertisers. As you do your holiday shopping, remember that a strong local newspaper exists only because of strong local businesses.