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The ranks of online neighborhood journalism swelled this week with the launching of the Roscoe View Journal. Local, but not hyperlocal (in my book), the Journal has set out to cover Roscoe Village and West Lakeview, meaning some 45,000 people bounded on the west by the river, on the east by Racine and Clark, on the south by Diversey Parkway, and on the north by Addison west of Ravenswood and Irving Park east of Ravenswood.