Scotch Plains/Fanwood: About Us 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 5,000,000 absolute unique users have read during the past year.

John Mooney assumed the role of the publisher of TAP into Scotch Plains-Fanwood, the best online source of hyper-local news, in February 2014.  He has written and edited for newspapers, magazines and websites for more than two decades and also founded Over The Moon Public Relations, which is based in Scotch Plains.  John lives in Fanwood with his wife, June, and their three children.  Contact John at or 908-720-6057
Sean Conklin serves as editor of TAP into Scotch Plains-Fanwood.  He has worked in the media business since graduating from Kean University in 2011.  Contact Sean at
Michael Bruchert serves as the news and sports reporter for TAP into Scotch Plains-Fanwood. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Journalism & Media Studies. Contact Michael at or (973) 271-9807

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