(TAP) is pleased to announce its further expansion into Pennsylvania with the launch of its North Penn site, under veteran journalist and former Patch Editor Tony DiDomizio.   

North Penn TAP joins The Alternative Press of Lower Providence as the second site in Pennsylvania. Both sites are owned and operated by James and Melissa Treacy, long-time Montgomery County residents, alongside Editor Tony DiDomizio. Treacy Media Holdings, LLC, is pleased to announce its second site, bringing the news to even more communities in Montgomery County.  

DiDomizio said, "My passion for writing about the people, places, events and news in the North Penn School District comes from my roots in the community. I was born in Lansdale (when Elm Terrace was a hospital) and raised in and around the North Penn area - West 5th Street in Lansdale, and then literally up the street from Hatfield Meat Packing, and then my parents settled around the corner in Towamencin Township."

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He continued, "My family has just entered its fifth generation in the North Penn area, and that is something I cherish. There are generations of families in the area just like mine. Family bonds are strong in this region and it is what sets us apart from the rest. We have history here."

The North Penn site covers news in Lansdale, Towamencin, Hatfield, North Wales, Upper Gwynedd, West Point, Colmar, Montgomeryville, and Kulpsville, Pa.

"The news is neverending-and there will always be stories to tell in the North Penn area.  I have loved covering the news of the region for the last 15 years. It all continues daily online with North Penn TAP at," DiDomizio added.  

"We have surpassed 2,000 followers on Facebook. Follow us for news links, traffic updates, crime, features, photos and more at," he said.  

The franchising of The Alternative Press of North Penn is in keeping with's goal to locate local residents who are qualified and invested in keeping local residents informed of local news and events, while also ensuring that local businesses who promote their products and services to a purely local audience, will prosper and grow. 

According to TAP founder and Chief Executive Officer Michael Shapiro, "It's gratifying to have developed a local journalism model that allows others to build a solid business that offers quality of life and the ability to give back to the community. We stand with our local businesses in our towns.  We are all about local helping local." 

The Alternative Press was founded in 2008 and is the first all-online newspaper to receive accreditation by the New Jersey Press Association.  

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About, founded by New Providence, New Jersey residents Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association and currently has over 1,900,000 readers.  The all-online hyperlocal news site boasts more than fifty columnists, a full-service Community Calendar, Business Directory, and real estate listings. currently covers hyperlocal daily news and information in  Berkeley Heights, Chatham, East Brunswick, East Orange, Green Brook, Livingston, Lower Providence (PA), Madison, Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills, Milltown/Spotswood, Montville, New Providence, North Penn, North Plainfield, Paterson, Plainfield, Randolph, Roselle/Roselle Park, Scotch Plains/Fanwood, South Orange, South Plainfield, Sparta, Summit, Warren, West Essex, Westfield, and West Orange, NJ.
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