TAPinto.net is pleased to announce it has franchised its Union site to Kathy Cryan. 

A Union resident since 2009, Cryan is an active community volunteer, serving as a PTA mom, officer with the Irish American Society of Union, and being active with the Big Brother/Big Sister program, while balancing a career in the healthcare industry and raising a family.

Married to her husband Joe, together they have four children and recently welcomed their first grandson.

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Professionally, Kathy has worked in the telecommunications industry as a business analyst for 17 years  and for the past 9 years, has worked as a senior account executive in the ever-changing healthcare industry.

"I am excited to bring objective online reporting to Union.  I believe the residents and businesses in Union are ready and eager to embrace online news and I am thrilled to be part of this leading news outlet," Cryan said.

"My involvement with TAP has allowed me to become even more involved with my community.  I continue to meet so many diverse residents who bring so much to the township," she added.

"I look forward to reporting timely information upon which the residents and leaders of our community can rely.  Even this early in my experience with TAP into Union, I have found incredible enthusiasm from residents of Union for timely, online news coverage and community information."

TAPinto.net, formerly TheAlternativePress.com, was founded by New Providence, New Jersey residents Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association and currently has over 3,900,000 readers.  The all-online hyperlocal news site boasts more than fifty columnists, a full-service Community Calendar, Business Directory, and local Real Estate Listings. The public can friend TAPinto.net on Facebook at Facebook.com/tapintolocal and can follow TAPinto.net on Twitter at  
In addition, TAPinto.net is currently offering franchise opportunities in NJ, NY, PA and CT. Anyone interested in starting an online newspaper in their town is invited to  Click here for more information. 

TAPinto.net currently covers hyperlocal daily news and information in: Basking Ridge, Bedminster, Berkeley Heights, Bernardsville, Bridgewater/Raritan, Cedar Grove, Chatham, Clark, Cranbury, Cranford, Denville, East Brunswick, East Orange, Edison, Elizabeth, Far Hills, Green Brook, Livingston, Madison, Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills, Milltown/Spotswood, Montville, Montclair, Morristown, Mountainside, New Providence, Newton, North Plainfield, Paterson, Peapack & Gladstone, Piscataway, Plainfield, Randolph, Roselle/Roselle Park, Roxbury, Scotch Plains/Fanwood, South Brunswick, South Orange, South Plainfield, Sparta, Summit, Union, Verona, Warren, Watchung, West Essex, Westfield, and West Orange.