the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, many readers of this blog have remarked over the recent interest of “Tap into Ridgewood” news source . The publication seems extremely biased again the current Village of Ridgewood Mayor Susan Knudsen and seems to promote all things Councilwomen Pam Perron and candidate Paul Vagianos . While the Perron love fest seems to have died out ,the nonstop promotion of Vagianos has not.
So what is the TAP , right from their website from there website ,”TAPinto.net is a network of more than 90 franchised online local and subject matter news sites in New Jersey, New York and Florida, with more than 15,000,000 readers during the past year. Each site is franchised to a local owner/publisher and provides original objective daily local news reporting. Current franchisees include business and business development executives, journalists, public relations professionals, hardcopy newspapers, nonprofits and universities.”
Franchised , interesting the Ridgewood blog looked into a similar idea ,but for various reasons decided against it . According to the site Sleek News LLC is the franchisee for Ridgewood and the editor is a gentlemen named Jason DeAlessi . Well that’s interesting because Jason DeAlessi bills himself as a ” Political Operative & Entrepreneur ” and is currently a Managing Director of Fuerza Strategy Group which amazingly enough designed the website and managed the campaign for Duch, Vagianos and Ordway for NJ Legislature . Yes you read that right the editor of the TAP for Ridgewood is a Democratic operative who ran Paul Vagianos last New Jersey Assembly campaign . In fact if you take a look at the Fuerza site Vagianos still makes a few cameos.