Community Announcements

TAPinto.net Named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons

df0d8b05342a0f0f61dd_image1-6.JPG
Pictured left to right: Elana Knopp, Bruno Tedeschi, Mark Bonomo, Lou Venezia, Tim LeCras, Jackie Lieberman, Jessica Marrone-Parkes and Leah Scalzadonna, and Joe Amditis, Center for Cooperative Media
250d7ce0f875d977e5e8_27504002_10216175139397741_5697739196461429161_o-2.jpg
df0d8b05342a0f0f61dd_image1-6.JPG

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  TAPinto.net has been named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons, a network of more than 230 news organizations across New Jersey.  The award goes to a journalist or news organization that showed overall excellence in their work for 2017.    

Joe Amditis, Associate Director of the Center for Cooperative Media, said TAPinto won the award because TAPinto and its network of online newspaper franchisees, "both showed growth in its work and contributions to improving the overall news ecosystem in New Jersey." 

TAPinto increased the number of franchisees from 54 to 71 sites in 2017, 66 of which are independently owned and the company's total site traffic increased by 29 percent and the number of unique users grew by 32 percent during this same period.  Amditis said, "That's helping more communities in New Jersey get access to news and information about the place they live."

Sign Up for E-News

"Meanwhile, TAPinto Westfield formed a partnership...to bring a hands-on internship program to students. TAPinto Cranford recently began working with Cranford Radio to present a weekly podcast highlighting the best articles of the week, and TAPinto Newark Editor Mark Bonamo has become a fixture on My9's Chasing Jersey show," NJ News Commons said.  "TAPinto also built and launched a proprietary mobile app that delivers TAPinto stories about a user's community directly to a reader's phone - - this app is available to all communities that have a TAP organization," Amditis concluded.  

Michael Shapiro, CEO and Publisher of TAPinto.net, said, "This is not only a huge honor, but recognition of the incredible hard work and dedication of all of our TAPinto franchisees.  This award is for them and I could not be more proud of the fantastic TAPinto owner/publishers I have the opportunity to work with each and every day."  

This year's judges were Stefanie Murray, Director of the Center for Cooperative Media; Doug Clancy, Former Assistant Managing Editor of The Record; and Meghan Jambor, Communications Director at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.   

To advertise on TAPinto, Click here.   

Download the FREE TAPinto App!   Click here for Android.  Click here for iOS.  

Sign up for FREE Enews:  www.tapinto.net/enews 

For more information on franchising TAPinto in your area, please click here

______________

TAPinto.net is a network of more than 70 all-online local newspaper franchises in New Jersey and New York with more than 7M readers.  The all-online hyperlocal news sites boast more than one hundred columnists, a full-service Community Calendar, Business Directory, local Real Estate Listings and more. The public can friend TAPinto.net on Facebook at Facebook.com/tapintolocal and can follow TAPinto.net on Twitter at Twitter.com/tapintolocal 

Download the TAPinto App!   Click here for Android.  Click here for iOS. 

In addition, TAPinto.net is currently offering franchise opportunities in CT, MA, FL, NJ, NY, PA and beyond. Anyone interested in starting an online newspaper in their town is invited to Click here  for more information. 


TAPinto.net currently covers hyperlocal daily news and information in: Basking Ridge, Bayonne, Bedminster, Belmar, Berkeley Heights, Bernardsville, Bloomfield, Bridgewater, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Chatham, Clark, Colts Neck, Cranbury, Cranford, Denville, East Brunswick, East Orange, East Hanover, Edison, Elizabeth, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Fair Lawn, Fanwood, Far Hills, Flemington, Florham Park, Franklin Township, Glen Rock, Green Brook, Hasbrouck Heights, Hawthorne, Hillsborough, Holmdel, Kenilworth, Lake Como, Linden, Little Falls, Livingston, Long Beach Island, Madison, Mahopac (NY), Manahawkin, Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills, Milltown, Montville, Montclair, Morristown, Mountainside, Newark, New Brunswick, New Providence, Newton, North Caldwell, North Plainfield, North Salem (NY), Nutley, Olean (NY), Parsippany, Paterson, Peapack & Gladstone, Piscataway, Plainfield, Randolph, Raritan (Hunterdon), Raritan (Somerset), Roseland, Roselle, Roselle Park, Roxbury, Scotch Plains, Somerville, Somers (NY), South Brunswick, South Orange, South Plainfield, Sparta, Spotswood, Springfield, Stafford, Summit, Teterboro, Totowa, Union, Verona, Warren, Watchung, West Caldwell, Westfield, West Orange, Woodland Park, Wood-Ridge and Yorktown (NY).  It also has a franchised Travel section, TAPintoTravels covering domestic and international travel and TAPinto Horses, covering everything equestrian in the tri-state area.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Elizabeth

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_2d432cc950f356da2c6b_f60eae2b69ee186ab2c9_f5f3362648b4a25a99d4_screen_shot_2018-04-22_at_1.02.36_pm

Sat, April 28, 3:00 PM

Abraham Clark High School - Auditorium, Roselle

Roselle's First Circle of Sisters Expo Community ...

Sat, April 28, 7:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield Township

YP Honors: The Royal Ball 2018

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Giving Back Other

Sat, May 5, 12:00 PM

Kenilworth VFW, Kenilworth

Prize Bingo Fundraiser for the Union County ...

Sports

Lifelong Elizabeth and Elizabeth Police to Hold  “Walking Safety ” Event

April 18, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Lifelong Elizabeth Program, under Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, will be holding another “Walking Safety Presentation” for Elizabeth residents on Thursday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to Noon, at the Elizabeth Public Library at 11 South Broad Street.

Elizabeth Police Department Sergeant Brian Clancy will provide participants with tips on walking safely and the ...

Countywide Free Scrap Metal Recycling Event to be Held in Rahway and Cranford

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A free Countywide scrap metal recycling event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 21 in Rahway and Cranford.  

A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, are included in the program.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union County municipalities that currently have no pickup for scrap ...

Westfield Firefighters Extinguish Small Blaze at Rock 'n' Joe's

April 15, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ - A small electrical fire started around noon at Rock 'n' Joe's on Prospect Street on Saturday.

According to Deputy Chief Anthony Tiller, the fire was caused by an electrical shortage in wires in the ceiling, sending smoke into the neighboring businesses on both sides.

“It created a smoke condition," Tiller said. "Once we located the fire, we ...

Nightmare Commute for Raritan Valley Line Commuters Monday

April 17, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Raritan Valley Line commuters spent more than three hours trying to make their way home from New York City on Monday following the breakdown of a train near Union Station during rush hour.

At 9:47 p.m., NJT tweeted:

Raritan Valley Line westbound train service is operating on or close to schedule following an earlier disabled NJ Transit train near Union ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 22, 2018

After Bruce Paterson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. The April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude that ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

Sharing Strength, Giving Back: Become a Volunteer Advocate for Victims of Sexual Violence

April 23, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that openings are still available in the upcoming training series for Volunteer Advocates for victims of sexual violence. The sessions are scheduled twice weekly beginning on Tuesday, May 1 and continuing until Thursday, June 14.

The training is free. No previous experience in counseling is required. Volunteer Advocates work ...