FLEMINGTON/RARITAN TWP, NJ - Since Jan. 1, TAPinto Flemington-Raritan has expanded its coverage of the county seat environs, with greater community engagement, high school sports reports and an increased staff of experienced investigative journalists.
“We are proud of the quality that our new reporters bring to TAPinto Flemington-Raritan, with broadened coverage of Flemington Borough, Raritan Township, Hunterdon County freeholders and school board meetings,” said TAPinto Flemington-Raritan Publisher Joey Novick. “Here are our TAPinto allstars,”
Audrey Blumberg, who serves as the TAPinto Flemington-Raritan Editor-in-Chief, is already the owner of TAPinto Bridgewater-Raritan for the last five years. She is also the owner of The BReeze, a monthly local newspaper covering Bridgewater Township and Raritan Borough, in Somerset County, and has been at the helm of that for more than six years.
A 2007 graduate in journalism from The College of New Jersey, and with a master’s degree in media studies from The New School, Blumberg began her career covering Hillsborough Township and Manville Borough for Princeton Packet Publications, with a focus on local government.
She is also on the executive board of the Somerset County chapter of BW NICE, Business Women Networking Involving Charity & Education, and was named a Somerset County Woman of the Year for journalism in 2015.
Rikki N. Massand is currently the associate editor of The Montgomery News, and has many years experience writing for the Associated Press. He has interviewed several distinguished people including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Massand will be covering the Hunterdon County freeholders.
Cindy Forrest will be covering Flemington Borough, and she is a longtime journalism veteran as a staff reporter for North Jersey Media Group which includes the Bergen Record, the Herald News of Passaic County, Suburban Trends and other community newspapers and publications.
Andy Milone covers the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District, and has been a staff reporter for the Pine Barrens Tribune with a strong focus on municipal governments. He has a keen eye for politics, as he covered two congressional races in South Jersey.
P. Kenneth Burns is an award-winning radio news reporter, with experience in fast-breaking stories as a host on WHYY in Philadelphia. Burns is covering Raritan Township and the Hunterdon Central Regional School Board of Education.
His background includes being the host/producer of weekly public affairs programs, including “Capital Caucus."
Rounding out the TAPinto Flemington-Raritan crew is Harry Frezza, focusing on sports features. Frezza has more than 40 years experience covering sports in New Jersey, for the Home News Tribune and Courier News.
“TAPinto Flemington-Raritan is working hard to help promote Flemington and Raritan Township, while developing a deeper community footprint than ever before," Novick said. "People need to know what’s going on in their towns, how local governing bodies are spending their money and what events are happening."