Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local Madison News Free Without Interruption

January 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find local Madison news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news ...

Rosie the Reindeer Scavenger Hunt Winners Announced

Three winners of the “Find Rosie the Rose City Reindeer” kids scavenger hunt were officially announced on Dec. 18.

Norah Kennedy, the grand prize winner, received a $100 Madison Area Chamber of Commerce gift check. Second- and third-place winners Owen Brown and Charlie Sipley each won a $50 check.

"The Rosie scavenger hunt was tons of fun for everyone involved," said ...

Atlantic Health System Forms Alliance to Help Doctors Improve Care

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System on Dec. 19 announced the creation of Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) that will simplify collaboration between the health system and practitioners in northern and central New Jersey. This physician-managed network will benefit patients and caregivers through better-coordinated care and optimized practice ...

Madison High School Art Students Paint the Downtown for the Holidays

Hand-painted holiday artwork adorned the windows and doors of Madison’s downtown business district for the annual Christmas Walk on Nov. 24. Residents can view this artwork throughout the holiday season at more than a dozen participating businesses.

Madison High School art students partnered with the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce for this yearly project. Drew ...

Electric Department Asks for $30,000 to Upgrade Madison Streetlights 

MADISON, NJ – Plans to install LED street lights at many of Madison’s major intersections are in motion, according to the Electric Department’s Acting Superintendent Jim Mattina, who described the potential project to the borough council at Monday’s meeting.  

If the project is approved, approximately 96 lights will be upgraded on Main Street, Madison Avenue and ...

Several Madison Roads to Receive a Facelift in 2018

MADISON, NJ – About a dozen Rose City roads are on the list for upgrades next year, according to a report from Borough Engineer Bob Vogel at Monday’s Mayor and Council meeting. 

The borough council will appropriate at least $2.5 million from the 2018 budget to bankroll the improvements, which include road reconstruction and milling and paving.

Projects should begin in the ...

Open Mic’ers Bid Farewell to Poor Herbie’s of Madison; Pub Closes After More Than 25 Years

When Dan Baldan began hosting the Poor Herbie’s Thursday open mic night three years ago, things started out slow. Over the next few years, Madison’s go-to pub was flooded with musicians, music lovers and local regulars every Thursday night, and the restaurant’s last open mic event was no different. 

At least 100 people showed up at Poor Herbie’s on Nov. 30 for a ...

JH Training: Personalized Fitness for All Walks of Life 

No matter what your fitness goal, JH Training can help you achieve it. Whether you’re new to the gym, in search of a better exercise plan or want to become more active, JH Training, a TAPinto Madison sponsor, has something for you. 

JH Training opened in February and is owned and operated by personal trainer and massage therapist Jason Hill. Hill has 13 years of experience as a ...

The 2018 Madison Loyalty Rewards Card Is Here

Area residents can access exclusive discounts and incentives at local businesses with the 2018 Madison Loyalty Rewards Card, now available for purchase at The Madison Pharmacy on 66 Main St. 

The card costs $10 and can be used an unlimited amount of times throughout the year. It comes with a key tag “for added convenience,” said the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. 

A ...

Madison Chamber Gift Checks Available for Purchase

The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to purchase gift checks this holiday season and reminds residents to “Shop Madison.” 

Madison gift checks are available year-round at Provident Bank on 98 Main St. Purchases must be made in person by check or with cash. Gift checks expire six months from the date of purchase. 

“Your purchase of a Madison ...

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TAPinto Franchised Local News Network Breaks 7M Readers, 23.7M Page Views

January 10, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ –, a network of more than 70 online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey and New York, broke 7 million readers and 23.7 million page views during the last year. 

From Jan. 8, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018, TAPinto registered 7,025,372 readers and 23,792,903 page views, up from 5,352,395 readers and 18,496,885 page views during the same period a year ...