By: Tom Grubisich | Street Fight
Litigating attorney Mike Shapiro began his hyperlocal news network The Alternative Press in three suburban New Jersey communities — including his hometown of New Providence — in 2008. With strong news coverage that has won it journalism awards and national attention, TAP grew rapidly, with new sites that Shapiro either wholly owned or set up as franchises.
With TAP now reaching 30 New Jersey communities, Shapiro has decided to cross over into Pennsylvania with a site in Lower Providence, in suburban Philadelphia’s Montgomery County. Shapiro explains his interstate move to Street Fight: