West Orange: About Us

TAPinto.net 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 TAPinto.net during the past year.

Jessica Marrone Parkes was born and raised in Livingston NJ.  She graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in International Studies and Communication Studies.  After school Jessica started her professional career as a B2B Sales Manager for an International News Monitoring Organization.  She has written professionally and photographed events for various local establishments.  Jessica and her husband Cary live locally and serve as welcome hosts for The Crossing Church of Livingston.

Jackie Goldman-Schatell was also raised in Livingston NJ.  She graduated from George Washington University, in Washington DC with a B.A. in English. Jackie began her career locally in the public relations department of Saint Barnabas Medical Center and has come full circle in joining TAP into West Orange. She is a seasoned publicist and writer who specializes in promoting small to mid-size businesses, companies and people. Her media placements, photographs, and by-lined articles have graced the pages of many major local and national publications, magazines, trades, websites, and other forms of media including radio, TV and the internet. Throughout her career, she has developed countless comprehensive public relations and strategic marketing plans, written and produced internal and external communications, videos, newsletters, brochures, collateral materials, and press releases, She has also helped launch start-up companies, built websites, run social media campaigns, and planned and run events. She brings a great deal of experience, enthusiasm and passion for helping others network, communicate, work together, thrive and succeed to Tap-Livingston. She lives locally with her husband and young son and is in the process of meeting with West Orange residents, merchants, business owners, political figures, and committee members to extend the outreach and scope of TAP into West Orange.

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