Paterson: About Us

Patersonian, powered by TAPinto, is an all-online independent local newspaper covering more than sixty towns in New Jersey and New York. It was founded by New Providence, New Jersey residents Michael and Lauryn Shapiro.  Over 4,600,000 absolute unique users have read during the past year.

Javier Cabrera is a local journalist that brings a wealth of working experience in the corporate world as well as small family owned advertising agencies.

He has been a contributing writer for local community publications in Southern California and wellness and sports magazines in Northern New Jersey.

Mr. Cabrera attended William Paterson University as a Communications major and is also a member of Paterson 'Simon Bolivar' Lion's Club. He's bilingual  (English and Spanish).

He can be reached at

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