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October 3, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — TAPinto journalists and their original, hyperlocal stories are finalists in the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards Contest. "TAPinto is honored to be recognized for the outstanding journalism produced by TAPinto owner/publishers," ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — Not having a plan is part of Telina Cuppari's plan. "I'm the most impulsive person in the world," Cuppari, the owner and publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth, said. "I've always been spontaneous. I'm more of a go-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I don't like ...

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WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019. It’s the second time in three years  that ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been. The pandemic has changed the way we ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto owner/publishers own their own business while building equity. They make money, while making their own schedules and achieving work/life balance. “It’s on my terms, it’s on my timetable,” Bobbie Peer, owner/publisher of TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto Basking ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — You can learn more about TAPinto owners and publishers in their own words, in "Two Minutes with TAPinto." September featured Jackie Lieberman, owner/publisher of TAPinto Westfield. August featured Bruno Tedeschi, co-owner/publisher of TAPinto Newark and TAPinto ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Freedom and flexibility are two words TAPinto owner/publishers use to describe what it’s like to own their own TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform. TAPinto owner/publishers own their own business while building equity. They make their own schedule on their ...

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BELMAR, NJ — In Belmar, Matt Doherty takes time to take it all in. "I love the town, I love the location," Doherty said. "My kids are able to ride their bikes to go get ice cream on Main Street and hang out with friends on the beach and the boardwalk. They're very lucky." Doherty says he's ...

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PARKLAND, FL — After Matt Pfingsten moved to Parkland, Florida in 2017, TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro gave him some advice. Shapiro suggested Pfingsten should join the Parkland Chamber of Commerce. "Mike underscored that point," Pfingsten reflected recently. "So I just kind of ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — David Brighouse gives back to a place that has given so much to him. "I feel like we have an obligation to give back," Brighouse said. "I owe something to the community." He was born in Rahway — at Rahway Hospital, when babies were born there — and raised there too. Brighouse was ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about. "Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding upcoming informational webinars for anyone who may be interested in owning and operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform. The webinars are on August 17 at 1:00 p.m. or September 14 at 12:30 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is showcasing the stories of its publishers in a unique way called "Two Minutes with TAPinto." Each month, viewers can learn more about TAPinto from its publishers, in addition to seeing what it takes to becoming a site owner. June featured John Mooney, publisher ...

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UNION, NJ — TAPinto Plainfield publisher Jennifer Popper recently received a Unity Award for Achievement by the Media from the Union County Human Relations Commission. The mission of the Union County Human Relations Commission is to actively encourage, develop, promote, and strengthen respect ...

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FARMINGDALE, NJ — TAPinto publisher Jeanne Wall was honored with the Good Neighbor Community Award by the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. Wall owns three TAPinto local news and marketing platforms, TAPinto Holmdel/Colts Neck, TAPinto Hazlet/Keyport and TAPinto Middletown. "We are proud and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform. "TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist. "We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person. The publishers had a chance to ...

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We want to hear your feedback! Please fill out our TAPinto 2022 Reader Survey! Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader experience. All of your responses will be anonymous. Click here: https://bit.ly/3mMDCev

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DOYLESTOWN, PA — In the last 30 or so years, Ed Doyle's home has gone from the woods to the suburbs. He's never moved. Everything around him has changed. Doyle is the new publisher of TAPinto Doylestown, which launched on March 1, 2022. It's currently the only TAPinto local news and marketing ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022. Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen. When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors. Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor. "I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success." Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism. Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Tom Wiedmann's love for journalism began during his younger years with a soundtrack of metal and rock and roll during road trips with his dad. He just didn't know it at the time. "I had a steady diet of ACDC, Rolling Stones, Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and all that ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro recently spoke to Local Media Association and looked back at the past few years, while looking ahead to the future for TAPinto. "TAPinto franchisee revenue is up 67% and we have grown to 98 local news sites," Shapiro said when asked ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — When every vote counts, there is no better way to market your candidacy than locally on TAPinto. TAPinto’s readers are local and engaged. Here at TAPinto, 99% of our readers report being registered to vote and 94% voted in the last election. The vast majority of readers are ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Not many journalists can say they started their career in second grade. Kimberly Redmond can. The TAPinto Hoboken reporter may be able to thank her dog and cat for her early start. An admitted "news junkie" — she says NBC or ABC was always on in her family's New Milford home ...

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