Me and my other counterparts have considered ways to re-brand this blog. Personally I'm hesitant to turn this into The Sixth & Ninth Ward blog. The blog name as it is should be OK. Just that in the near future, some of the neighborhoods that were part of the "old" 6th Ward will become part of the "new" 9th Ward.
We'll probably still discuss how to re-brand or even find ways to integrate coverage of the 9th Ward into the content of this blog. As a matter of fact we're slowly easing it into the coverage. There are issues that concern the residents of the 6th just as easily as they concern the many residents in the 9th.
Besides many in the current 6th Ward are concerned about the possible extension of the Red Line into the far south side of town as much as I imagine many residents of the 9th Ward are concerned about it. Also if you drive down King Drive south of the Bishop Ford Expressway you will find neighborhoods just as nice and peaceful as those in the 6th Ward. Surely the residents of these neighborhoods - especially nearby Rosemoor - share the same values as those in Roseland Heights, West Chesterfield, and even Chatham.
What I suggest is simple. The values of the 6th ward and the neighborhoods that we seek to cover could be considered a state of mind. It goes beyond political boundaries or even geographic areas.
Let me put it this way, there are good neighbors everywhere. The 6th is all about good neighbors and it made the various neighborhoods what they are today. My hope is that we can help tell the stories of the good neighbors in the various communities that make-up the 9th just as we have been able to tell the stories of the good neighbors that are in the 6th.