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TAP into Berkeley Heights
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
TAP into Berkeley Heights, TAP into Mountainside, TAP into New Providence

TAP into Berkeley Heights is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. The publisher of TAP into Berkeley Heights also operates TAP into Mountainside. Revenue: Advertising.