NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  South Orange resident Fred Smith, Owner/Publisher of TAPinto SOMA, and Maplewood resident Anna Sandler, Editor of TAPinto SOMA, are pleased to announce the acquisition of Maplewoodian.com, formerly owned by Maplewood journalist Joe Strupp. 

"Maplewoodian.com has served the Maplewood Community for the past 8 years and when owner Joe Strupp suggested our two publications merge, we felt our combined entity would best serve the residents of our coverage area. We are also very pleased that Joe has agreed to write an exclusive monthly column for TAPinto SOMA, called Maplewoodian by Joe Strupp," said Smith. 

Strupp added, "TAPinto SOMA is a great hyperlocal site dedicated to providing original news reporting for South Orange and Maplewood news. I urge all Maplewoodian readers and our community to support them. I look forward to writing my monthly column for TAPinto SOMA, under the same Maplewoodian name."

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TAPinto.net is a network of more than 60 all-online local newspaper franchises in New Jersey and New York with more than 6M readers.  The all-online hyperlocal news sites boast more than one hundred columnists, a full-service Community Calendar, Business Directory, local Real Estate Listings and more. The public can friend TAPinto.net on Facebook at Facebook.com/tapintolocal and can follow TAPinto.net on Twitter at Twitter.com/tapintolocal 

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TAPinto.net currently covers hyperlocal daily news and information in: Basking Ridge, Bayonne, Bedminster, Belmar, Berkeley Heights, Bernardsville, Bloomfield, Bridgewater, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Chatham, Clark, Colts Neck, Cranbury, Cranford, Denville, East Brunswick, East Orange, East Hanover, Edison, Elizabeth, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Fair Lawn, Fanwood, Far Hills, Flemington, Florham Park, Franklin Township, Glen Rock, Green Brook, Hillsborough, Holmdel, Kenilworth, Lake Como, Long Beach Island, Little Falls, Livingston, Madison, Mahopac (NY), Manahawkin, Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills, Milltown, Montville, Montclair, Morristown, Mountainside, Newark, New Brunswick, New Providence, Newton, North Caldwell, North Plainfield, North Salem (NY), Nutley, Olean (NY), Paterson, Peapack & Gladstone, Piscataway, Plainfield, Randolph, Raritan (Hunterdon), Raritan (Somerset), Roseland, Roselle, Roselle Park, Roxbury, Scotch Plains, Somerville, Somers (NY), South Brunswick, South Orange, South Plainfield, Sparta, Spotswood, Springfield, Stafford, Summit, Totowa, Union, Verona, Warren, Watchung, West Caldwell, Westfield, West Orange, Woodland Park and Yorktown (NY).  It also has a franchised Travel section, TAPintoTravels covering domestic and international travel.