Elizabeth: About Us

Prior to starting her first TAPinto site of Roselle/Roselle Park, Kathy Lloyd a Roselle resident, runs her own non-profit organization “Roselle 24/7” that’s dedicated to providing outreach and information to the residents of Roselle as well as medical screenings and heath care opportunities and in conjunction with the Borough of Roselle the annual Roselle Walks for Cancer. Money raised form the walk goes back to the community for screenings, support programs and needs for the residents. She is happy to add the City of Elizabeth and looks forward to bringing everyone New Jersey’s best source for hyperlocal news.
Fran Sullivan is an experienced writer, editor, and public relations professional. She has served as the managing editor of Marine Engineering Log.  She was also the communication specialist at Elizabethtown Gas Company, the public relations and marketing coordinator at Liberty Hall Museum, and the media relations specialist at the College of Saint Elizabeth. Fran holds a master’s in journalism from New York University and a bachelor of arts in English literature from Kean University.

TAPinto.net is a network of more than 70 franchised online local and subject matter newspapers in New Jersey, New York and Florida, with more than 7,000,000 readers during the past year.  Each site is franchised to a local owner/publisher and provides original objective daily local news reporting.  Current franchisees include business executives, public relations professionals, journalists, hardcopy newspapers, nonprofits and universities.

TAPinto.net  was founded in October, 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, who sought to provide their town’s residents with an all-online, objective, independent, daily local newspaper.  Today, TAPinto covers more than 100 towns in New Jersey, New York, and Florida, and is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association.  

TAPinto is proud to support charitable causes.  During the past year, TAPinto has donated over $250,000 in marketing and advertising to charitable organizations including Susan G. Komen North Jersey, Relay for Life, March of Dimes, Family Promise, and the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ, among others. TAPinto's employees and franchisees are also members of dozens of community organizations including Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce.  

TAPinto offers content marketing, native advertising, social media marketing, exclusive sponsorships, branded content opportunities, email marketing, and traditional online advertising.


TAPinto is available on desktop, mobile, and tablet, and also has a TAPinto App for Android and iPhone.

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For more information on franchising a TAPinto site in your area, please visit www.starttap.net

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