South Plainfield: About Us

Darlene Tedesco Cullen works for Fulton Bank of New Jersey as a Regional Vice President, responsible for building and maintaining a Sales culture for the Central Jersey Region, which will meet the financial objectives of the Corporation. Darlene is also involved with the Corporate Mentoring program, which demonstrates leadership, fosters teamwork, motivates staff, and encourages employee development.    Darlene is a former councilwoman who has served on many boards and agencies in South Plainfield, including the Zoning and Planning Boards, Public Celebrations and the Business Advisory Group.  She is an active member of the South Plainfield Business Association for over 20 years and is the President of the South Plainfield Free Public Library Board of Trustees. 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.  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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