Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

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 news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

New Jersey American Water Investing $1 Million for Water Main Replacements in Fanwood and Plainfield

VOORHEES, NJ – New Jersey American Water will invest $1 million in new water mains in its service area of Fanwood and Plainfield beginning next week. The approximate 2,700 feet of new ductile iron pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1930s.

New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor, Montana Construction will work along North Avenue, from ...

Mayor Announces Career Fair Aimed At Employing Displaced Sam's Club Employees

LINDEN, NJ –  Mayor Derek Armstead announced employment assistance to 187 employees laid off today from Linden Sam’s Club, 1900 E. Linden Avenue, Linden, NJ. 

MORE:  Sam's Club Abruptly Closes and Locks Out Employees

“It is with great saddest that we are losing one of our box clubs in the area as well as the displacement of so many employees,” said ...

Sam's Club Abruptly Closes and Locks Out Employees

LINDEN, NJ - The Union County Freeholder Board through its social service and re-employment agencies is offering assistance to any Union County resident who was laid off by today’s Sam’s Club Store closings. 

Sam’s Club maintained a store in Linden, which abruptly closed,  laying off as many as an estimated 200 full-time and part-time employees. Signs posted on the ...

Plainfield: Muhlenberg Hospital Site Set for New Life

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - An adaptive reuse project aims to breathe new life into the shuttered Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield.  The City Council recently approved a plan by Muhlenberg Urban Renewal, LLC, an affiliate of Bloomfield-based Community Healthcare Associates (CHA), to develop a 186,000 square foot medical arts complex and 120 luxury residential apartments.  

Construction is ...

2018 starts with higher gas prices in New Jersey

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - After a month of steady drops in the price of gasoline, AAA's January 2 survey of prices show that the average price of a gallon of gas in New Jersey rose six cents from a week ago. The average price is two cents higher than one month ago ($2.54) and 12 cents higher than one year ago ($2.44).

“Although prices at the pump nationally went up over the ...

Plainfield Week in Review: Deer Management to Start, City Reorg Meeting on New Year's Day, and More

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Downtown Plainfield Alliance Receives Grant for North Avenue Historic District Street Signage

Plainfield's Cresthaven Academy Charter School Collects 700+ Presents in Toy Drive

Practice ACT to be Proctored at the Scotch Plains Public Library

Fire ...

Water Damage Closes Walmart in Watchung

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Walmart in Watchung was closed all day on Tuesday due to water damage and remains closed on Wednesday. 


Store employees on site said that they are being moved to the Union store and that they were told the Watchung store will be closed until further notice. 


Children’s Place in Westfield to Close Next Month

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Children’s Place in Downtown Westfield is closing on Jan. 27, according to an email sent to customers Thursday. In that email, the children’s clothing store company said it is offering 50 percent off every item in the store.

The Children’s Place did not return a request for comment in time for publication.

The space at 177 East Broad St.

AAA Dec 18 Survey shows Gas Prices Continue to Drop in NJ

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA reports that the price of a gallon of gasoline continues to drop in New Jersey. The evidence-based survey of gas prices across the state show the average price of a gallon of gas is $2.49.

Today's price is two cent's less than a week ago ($2.51) and 11 cents less than a month ago. The price is 16 cents higher than a year ago. Thf current national average to ...

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TAPinto Franchised Local News Network Breaks 7M Readers, 23.7M Pageviews

January 8, 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 pageviews during the last year. 

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