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Local Editor Says Goodbye to Matawan & Aberdeen

Editor Chelsea Naso bids farewell on her last day with Patch.

It feels like just yesterday I was running around Matawan and Aberdeen decked out in rain gear with my newly minted Patch press pass dangling around my neck, snapping photos of Hurricane Irene's damage and speaking with business owners burdened with power outages. 

Over two years have passed since I first started with Patch and we have (literally) weathered more than one storm together. But let's forget Sandy and Irene for just a minute -- I know I've had enough of those two chicks for a lifetime. 

I was welcomed with open arms into the Matawan and Aberdeen communities and have the privilege to share stories about real, genuine people each and every day. My heart ached with the community as I reported on fatal car and train accidents and I rejoiced as I reported on the accomplishments of local athletes, police officers, firefighters and volunteers

Before I go off to work as a reporter in New York City, I just want to thank all of those who shared news tips, sent in photos, commented on the site, shared stories on social media and sent along information. Without community members like you, none of the stories that shaped my two years at Patch would have come to light.

It has been an honor to serve the community and I will cherish the friendships I have made here. 

When you see me around town, make sure to say hello. And yes, I will still respond to happy exclamations of, "It's the Patch girl!" 

Going forward, please send news tips, information and questions to Regional Editor Jacklyn Corley at jacklyn.corley@patch.com.
Donna McCarthy September 11, 2013 at 07:20 AM
Good luck Chelesa!!! You've been a great asset to our community! Sorry to see you go, but I'm sure you'll be amazing at your new adventure! Enjoy and best of luck to you!!!!!
Kaitlyn Anness September 11, 2013 at 07:45 AM
You've been an unbelievable team member for us in Monmouth County and have become an unbelievable friend. I know I speak for everyone at Patch when I say we will miss you terribly. Go kick butt in New York, but save your Patch badge, just in case you get the itch to jump into breaking news again.
Joe Carelli September 11, 2013 at 12:17 PM
Sorry to see you go. Good luck Chelsea!
Lori Joyce September 11, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Thank you for everything you've done for Patch and the community. I'm so excited for you and your new opportunity!!! I miss you already!!!
Jeannie Gallagher Donnelly September 12, 2013 at 07:53 AM
Good luck Chelsea!!! You will be missed. Thanks for all you've done to help Castle of Dreams find good families for our homeless dogs. I know you'll do great in the big city!
Mrs. B September 15, 2013 at 09:26 AM
Im sorry that you will be leaving us, I'm happy that you are following your dreams. Good luck to you and we can only hope your replacement will be as wonderful as you have been.
Diane Caso September 15, 2013 at 01:13 PM
Good luck...I met you on the seawall during Irene, when you were out snapping pics---my sister-in-law were out walking. All the best!
Maggie Bordak September 15, 2013 at 07:26 PM
Good luck Celsea! I've been following your career ever since you took a beautiful picture of my son on his graduation from MRHS. Thank you so much! We wish nothing but success in your new position, The Bordak Family
Marissa Costidis September 15, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Best of Luck to you!
dencar7 September 16, 2013 at 07:24 AM
Best of luck to you Chelsea. Always enjoyed talking to you. You'll be missed.

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