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TAPinto.net Turns Eight, Breaks All-time Traffic Record

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TAPinto.net, a network of 57 franchised online hyperlocal news sites, marked its eighth anniversary on Oct. 2 with a record month of traffic in September. 

What began in 2008 as an all-online local newspaper in New Providence, founded by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, is now the dominant player in local news, providing original content on a daily basis in more than 75 towns while other media organizations are decimating their newsrooms and cutting back on local news coverage.

TAPinto.net celebrated its birthday in grand fashion, breaking its all-time traffic record and launching its 57th site, TAPinto New Brunswick. For the month of September, TAPinto was visited by more than 713,339 unique visitors, breaking its former record of 651,001 unique visitors established in July of 2016.

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During the last year, TAPinto has had 4,969,050 unique visitors who have read 17,310,789 pages on the site, both records as well.

"The reason we have been so successful is that our sites are locally owned and operated and do their own original local news reporting that our readers have come to respect and love," said TAPinto CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro. "By providing the backend, training and support to our franchisees, we have been able to create a network of online local news sites that is scalable both on the content side and the advertising side. This enables our sites to not only produce great content but achieve record-breaking traffic and financial sustainability.”

"At a time when pundits are writing the obituary for the news media, we are providing a way forward that respects journalism's rich traditions while creating a sustainable business model from which everyone benefits,” Shapiro continued.  “As we continue to grow, we are committed to improving local journalism. Thank you to our readers and our advertisers for your loyalty and support. We would not be here without you."

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Calling For The Resignation of Councilwoman June Witty

April 12, 2018

Dear Editor,

This week, Montville Township Republican Committeewoman, June Witty, posted a chart depicting a swastika that compared Democrats to Nazis on her personal Facebook page. This post by Committeewoman Witty was not only insensitive to township residents registered as Democrats but, more importantly, this post is rooted in hate and vitriol toward the Jewish Community. Anti-Semitism is ...

Arbor Day to be Celebrated on April 27

April 24, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Environmental Commission invites residents to the 20th annual Arbor Day and Poster Contest Winner celebration event, to be held Friday, April 27 at 9 a.m. at the amphitheater.

This year the commission will be honoring Montville Township High School teacher and MTHS Earth Club advisor Paul Rolfe.

Fourth graders from across the township who have ...

Cedar Hill Elementary Student Entrepreneurs Pitch Products

April 26, 2018

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Saturday, April 21 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

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Saturday, April 14 from 1 - 4 p.m.

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Sunday, April 15 from 1 - 4 p.m.

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are Century 21 The Crossing open houses this weekend:

Saturday, April 7 from 1 - 4 p.m.

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Sunday, April 8 from 1 - 4 p.m.

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Saturday, March 31 from 1 - 4 p.m.  

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

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