Business & Finance Announces Launch of Bridgewater-Raritan Site, Franchised by Former Bridgewater Patch Editor and Current Newspaper Owner Audrey Blumberg

June 16, 2014 at 6:42 AM (TAP) is pleased to announce that its Bridgewater-Raritan site  has launched, franchised by Audrey Blumberg.     

Audrey is a former Patch editor, specifically covering Bridgewater for three years, and has been the owner of The BReeze, the monthly newspaper covering Bridgewater and Raritan in Somerset County, for one year. The paper is about to celebrate its 5th anniversary. 

TAP into The BReeze is an extension of the newspaper, providing an online and daily opportunity to get local news to residents. Audrey is a four-year resident of Somerset County herself. 

Audrey said, "I have been covering Bridgewater specifically for four years now, and I am excited to have another opportunity to provide residents with the news they are looking for each and every day about this town and neighboring Raritan, which has its own wealth of history and news."

The site covers Bridgewater and Raritan specifically, and includes some county news as well.

She continued, "I love owning and publishing such a treasured monthly newspaper in town, and the chance to expand that to a website was something I had been looking for for a while. Having this website will allow me to provide even more timely coverage for residents looking for information in between publications of the newspaper itself."

Audrey added, "There is always something going on in both Bridgewater and Raritan, and people deserve to have that information as quickly as possible. I have always been a constant presence at local municipal meetings (sometimes the only one there), and I have always felt welcomed and accepted as a trusted local news source in town. I am excited to have the chance to bring those photos and that information directly into people's homes through both a newspaper and a website at"

In addition to, anyone interested in Bridgewater and Raritan news can follow the site for news, traffic updates, photos and so much more at

She concluded, "The website will never usurp the newspaper, or vice versa, but instead the publications will complement each other to provide the most comprehensive coverage of Bridgewater and Raritan possible. But of course the website is a new opportunity to get the residents involved in the coverage of the town, posting events, sharing thoughts through columns and so much more."

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About, formerly, was founded by New Providence, New Jersey residents Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association and currently has over 2,000,000 readers.  The all-online hyperlocal news site boasts more than fifty columnists, a full-service Community Calendar, Business Directory, and real estate listings. currently covers hyperlocal daily news and information in  Basking Ridge, Berkeley Heights, Bridgewater/Raritan, Chatham, Clark, East Brunswick, East Orange, Green Brook, Livingston, Lower Providence (PA), Madison, Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills, Milltown/Spotswood, Montville, New Providence, North Penn (PA), North Plainfield, Paterson, Plainfield, Randolph, Roselle/Roselle Park, Scotch Plains/Fanwood, South Orange, South Plainfield, Sparta, Summit, Warren, West Essex, Westfield, and West Orange, NJ.
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