As promised, Patch began to lay off 40% of its staff today. Gone locally, that we know of: Sara Jacobi, editor of the South End and Fenway/Kenmore Patch sites, Becca Manning, at the Charlestown and North End sites, Jake O'Donnell at Back Bay and Beacon Hill and Chris Caesar at Malden.
O'Donnell reports that he and Jacobi, at least, were told their jobs will be gone as of Oct. 15.
David Ertischek, editor of the West Roxbury and Roslindale sites (and before that, a reporter covering the two neighborhoods for the Transcript) appears to still be with us.
Meanwhile, the lead item right now on Jamaica Plain Patch is a sponsored post about how wonderful the new One Direction movie is.
Update: Ertischek took a job helping get Matt O'Malley re-elected city councilor.