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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."

For information about franchising TAPinto in your town, click here.

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Summit

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

Summit Police Blotter

July 9, 2018

6/19 - Peter Ferguson, 31, of New York, New York was arrested on a contempt of court warrant out of Point Pleasant Beach. Mr. Ferguson posted bail and was provided a new court date.

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Audio: Point View's Petrides Details Three Things to Watch During Earnings Season on 'Wall St. Unplugged'

July 20, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, on Wall Street Unplugged discussing portfolio positioning during earnings season:

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For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Says Valuations, Buybacks, Dividend Make Financials Attractive

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, appeared live on CNBC detailing the outlook for financial stocks and more:

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For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive ...

Picking up the Pieces – The Benefits of Account Consolidation

Over a lifetime of investing we often have numerous accounts located at different financial firms.  Rarely are these accounts managed with a grand plan that takes into account all the individual pieces.   Account proliferation can be detrimental to your investment performance, increase your risk profile, and lighten your pocketbook.  

Account consolidation offers the ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

Are You Ready for Your Child to Turn 18?

If your son or daughter is turning 18, here are a few things you need to know:

If you have an UGMA/UTMA savings account for your child, did you know those assets are his/her legal property and once that instrument matures (most often 21 years old or 18, if you designated that at time of account creation), those assets are at your child’s disposal with no restrictions or ...

Would Shedding

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Enough already.  

 

I get it.  It is an easy mistake to make, misusing would and wouldn’t.  It happens to me all the time.

 

“Honey, when I said I didn’t see any reason why I would go to the ballet, I meant to say I couldn’t see ...