FLEMINGTON, NJ - The top of the TAPinto Flemington-Raritan site may look a little different for the new year.
As of Dec. 31, the site has switched ownership, with the reins being turned over to Audrey Blumberg and Joey Novick.
Blumberg is a veteran TAPinto editor, 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. After three years there, she became a local editor with Patch Media, covering Bridgewater Township, and later also Bedminster Township.
In 2013, she took ownership of The BReeze, then joined TAP in 2014.
Blumberg is experienced in local news, having spent her entire career covering government, education, sports and arts that matter to residents, and is excited to continue that work in Flemington Borough and Raritan Township.
Blumberg lives in Hillsborough with her husband and two daughters. She is also on the executive board of the Somerset County chapter of BW NICE, Business Women Networking Involving Charity & Education.
In 2015, Blumberg was named a Somerset County Woman of the Year for journalism.
Novick wears a number of different hats in his career, but is excited to take on this new role with TAPinto.
He is a lawyer, a stand-up comedian and improv actor. As a comedian, he has made appearances on MTV, Comedy Central and Rascal’s Comedy Hour, and has also appeared at comedy clubs, corporate events, theaters, non-profits, synagogues and more across the United States and Canada.
In addition, Novick appeared with Robin Williams at the Comic Strip in New York City, and studied with Chicago’s famed Second City improvisational theater director Del Close. He has provided humor programs for Fortune 500 corporations, and his humor programs have been featured in “The New York Times,” the AP Newswire, “Washington Post,” “Star Ledger” and more.
Novick earned his law degree in 2005 from Seton Hall School of Law.
In addition, Novick served as a councilman in Flemington Borough from 1994 to 2006, and from 2012 to 2015.
Novick currently lives in Flemington.
Blumberg and Novick are thrilled to be part of the Flemington Borough and Raritan Township community, and are looking forward to continuing the excellence in journalism that is already present on the site.
“We are excited for the opportunities ahead and are thrilled to continue to bring quality journalism to the residents of Flemington and Raritan,” they said.