Welcome to TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro. We are glad you found us.
You must have some questions. What is TAPinto? Who is running this site? Why are they doing this? What are they going to do with the site?
TAPinto is a network of locally owned and operated online newspapers. TAPinto is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association, and has no political agenda, editorial pages or anonymous comments. We can be accessed through the desktop, Facebook, through email alerts delivered to your inbox every day, through your phone with the TAP app.
Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis and Chip Armonaitis are the owners/editors of the site. Many of you know us from Hasbrouck Heights Little League, Recreation basketball and softball, Hasbrouck Heights Junior Football, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club. Over the past few years, you have viewed our work in “The Observer,” covering football and other events.
As to why this site exists, the answer is simple. Since “The Observer” closed on March 31, there has been no source for news and information focused on Hasbrouck Heights. In Wood-Ridge and Teterboro, the void has been there even longer. Other online groups have come and gone, running stories on rare occasions, with no community roots or knowledge.
If you are reading this in Wood-Ridge or Teterboro, I understand what you are probably thinking right now. I see Hasbrouck Heights this-and-that, but not a whole lot about my town. Well, you are right. But give us time. We are willing to do the work to give your towns the quality coverage that they deserve. But we will need your help a bit. At the top of the page is the email address to reach us. If we missed something, send us an email, let us know what we missed, what you wanted covered. We will do our best to correct the situation. That goes for our readers in Heights as well.
If you are still with us, the last thing you want to know is “What are you going to cover?”
Everything we can. News, elections, council meetings, board of education meetings, government, business, the Arts, special events and sports will all get focus. When we say sports we mean all sports, all levels, pee-wees to high school sports. Plus we will be tracking our graduates as they move on to college, because our athletes don’t automatically fall off the radar because they go off to college.
We hope you enjoy our site, and let us know if you have feedback or constructive criticism. And there will be opportunities for you to contribute as well.
Our goal is for you, through one of the various mediums, to make us your first stop to find your local news.
One last thing. We need you to be successful. Help us spread the word. Tell a friend. Tell an advertiser (when we get some) that you saw their ad on the site. Tell a neighbor. Ask a coach, principal, elected official why you did not see a certain story in TAP. Read as often as you can. Sign up for e-delivery or the app.
Faith and Chip Armonaitis