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BUSINESS; CONSUMER INFORMATION;
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AREA NEWSPAPERS:

The library now maintains a digital archive of local weekly newspapers - The Chronicle (2003 - 2007), Observer (1997 - 2012), and The Reporter (1990-1994, 2003). These newspapers are available online in PDF format on our Local Newspapers: Digital Archive page.

Proquest NewspapersProquest Newspapers: Full-text searchable database of the Home News Tribune, Courier-News, and five other New Jersey newspapers, most from 1999 to the present. DOES NOT INCLUDE THE NEW YORK TIMES. Proquest Mobile gives you instant access to ProQuest Newspapers anytime, anywhere, using your iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™, or BlackBerry®.

South Plainfield

South Plainfield seal BOROUGH OF SOUTH PLAINFIELD HOME PAGE - Official borough website, includes information on the mayor and council, departments and agencies, municipal court, and recreation, links to the Fire Department and Police Department home pages, borough history, recycling & yard waste info, Senior Corner, Community Bulletin Board, and a directory of local civic organizations, businesses, hospitals, and places of worship. See also Borough of South Plainfield Facebook Page. For more on government and politics, see our Government & Law links.

South Plainfield seal South Plainfield Outreach and Referral Resources - Phone numbers for local, county & state resources covering a variety of needs such as emergency shelters, crisis hotlines, counseling, employment/unemployment, alcoholism/drug abuse, domestic violence, and more. (Borough of South Plainfield)

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Accuweather Forecast - See Weather.gov and related links, below.

Census Data Quick Facts: South Plainfield - Quick reference profile of the most recent available population, housing, economic, and social data for the South Plainfield zip code (07080), Middlesex County, and the United States. (U.S. Census Bureau).

Growing Up on a Family Farm in South Plainfield during the Great Depression [Archived site] - An interesting first-person narrative, by Al Prehodka. (Garden State Heirloom Seed Society; hosted on archive.org)

Highland Avenue Woods Environmental Education Reserve and Friends of the Woods - See South Plainfield Environmental Commission, below.

Recycling in South Plainfield - Information for local residents on drop-off and curbside pickup, including yard waste and electronics, plus a free download of the the My Waste® app. See also Middlesex County Improvement Authority, below.

South Plainfield Business Directory - Directory of local businesses who are members of the South Plainfield Business Association.

South Plainfield Environmental Commission - Updates and news about upcoming events at Highland Woods, as well as other environmental news & events for South Plainfield, including Sustainable South Plainfield, below. See also Environmental Commission Members & Meetings and South Plainfield Recreation Department, below. Spring Lake Park describes recreational facilities available at local park. For other parks and nature preserves in the Central Jersey area, see Middlesex County Parks & Recreation, Union County Parks & Recreation, Somerset County Parks, and Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Duke Farms in Hillsborough (Somerset County) offers hiking & biking trails, nature & horticulture programs, family activities, and more. The Nature Conservancy in N.J. offers information on nature preserves in the Delaware Bayshores, Pine Barrens, and Skylands regions of New Jersey.

South Plainfield History - Describes the history of South Plainfield from prehistoric times to the 20th century. See also South Plainfield Historical Society [Archived site]; includes Oral Histories.

South Plainfield Public Schools - Information on all the local public schools, the Board of Education, adult school & trips UPDATED LINK!, athletics, employment, etc.

South Plainfield Recreation Department - Calendar of events and programs for children and adults. See also South Plainfield Recreation Commission.

Sustainable South Plainfield - A community group which 'seeks to optimize quality of life for residents by ensuring that environmental, economic and social objectives are balanced and mutually supportive. Strives to save tax dollars, assure clean land, air and water, and improve working and living environments as steps to building a sustainable community that will thrive well into the next century.' (South Plainfield Environmental Commission and Sustainable Jersey)

Weather.gov: National Weather Service Forecast - Weather forecast for South Plainfield, with NJ Weather Alerts for current watches, warnings and advisories. See also Accuweather Forecast and Weather.com. AccuWeather Radar provides the current local radar picture, in motion. See also N.J. Air Quality Forecasts, below.

Middlesex County / Central Jersey

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Middlesex County sealMiddlesex County - Official website for the county. Contains links to county officials and departments, including consumer affairs and public health & safety, plus information on population, economics, government, community services, businesses, parks, etc.

Middlesex County sealMiddlesex County Board of Social Services - Administers Federal and State public assistance programs, including adult protective services, homeless services, child support, cash assistance, food stamps, medical assistance programs, refugee resettlement, and more.

Census Data Quick Facts: Middlesex County - Quick reference profile of population, housing, economic, and social data for the county. (U.S. Census Bureau).

Chamber of Commerce, Middlesex County - Information on chamber business programs and events, government information, and more. Search for a business in the Member Directory; search by keywords or browse by company name.

Middlesex County Improvement Authority - Operates the County recycling program (including Paint Drop-Off, Tire Recycling, and Household Hazardous Waste), runs four public golf courses, manages Roosevelt Care Center, and provides financing and other assistance for equipment, capital improvements, and redevelopment projects in the county. Its Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (MCFOODS) program collects and distributes nonperishable food items and personal products at no cost to food pantries, agencies, and soup kitchens throughout the County.

My Central Jersey UPDATED LINK! - Combined website for the Courier-News and Home-News Tribune. The site's Local Directory section includes listings for central NJ schools, businesses, services, arts & entertainment, community groups, religious organizations, and other local information. (Courier News & Home News Tribune)

New Jersey

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NJ state seal STATE OF NEW JERSEY HOME PAGE - Connect to the Governor's office, state departments and agencies, tourism information, education, employment, public safety, tax forms, and business resources for the state of New Jersey.

Need help? Start here: call 211 Call 2-1-1 when you need to find state or local resources to address urgent needs or everyday concerns. 2-1-1 is free, confidential, multi-lingual, confidential, TTY accessible, and available 24/7. NOTE: 2-1-1 calls are generally toll-free; however, if you are calling 2-1-1 from your cell phone, please check with your cell phone service provider first to find out whether you will be charged for the call. You can also reach 2-1-1 by dialing 877-652-1148. (United Way, in partnership with the State of New Jersey)

Census Data Quick Facts: New Jersey - Quick reference profile of population, housing, economic, and social data for the state. (U.S. Census Bureau).

Data Universe (N.J.) - A portal to public government data, with links to property records & taxes, government payrolls, school performance report cards, crime reports, and more (updated in 2017, Home News Tribune / Courier News).

FunNJ - Links to a wide variety of 'Things to do in N.J.', including arts & entertainment, festivals, kids' programs, sports, outdoor recreation, and more. Click on the general area you're interested in, then you'll get a list of subheadings for that area; or search by keywords. See also Fun New Jersey (These sites include advertisements and paid listings). See our Staycation Guide for more fun & family-friendly things to do in New Jersey.

Genealogy: Rootsweb N.J. Resources UPDATED LINK! - A list of New Jersey genealogical societies, historical societies, libraries, museums, etc., arranged by town or county. Includes links to websites, where available. See also Rootsweb websites: NJ. For more genealogy resources, see our Genealogy Resources Webfinder.

Global Edge: N.J. State Profile - Business-oriented profile of the state, including history, government, demographic & economic data, foreign trade/exports, corporations headquartered in N.J., recent headlines, and links to state-specific resources. (Michigan State University)

Jersey Fresh - Find out where you can get fresh local fruits and vegetables in season. This site lists roadside stands, pick-your-own, and urban/suburban farmers markets in the state, arranged by county. Also offers recipes, tips on selecting produce, and more. Jersey Grown includes searchable directories of New Jersey garden centers & nurseries, gardens & arboretums, and Christmas tree farms (N.J. Department of Agriculture). See also Local Harvest.

N.J. Air Quality Forecasts and Data - Check here for current air quality index and forecast, statewide and for selected locations in N.J. (U.S. EPA). See also Allergy Bureau Pollen and Mold Report (Northeast region) (American Academy of Allergy, Ashtma & Immunology).

N.J. Commuter - Information for motorists, bus & train riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians in New Jersey. Includes travel alerts, major road construction updates, transit schedules, E-Z Pass, Turnpike & Parkway road conditions, Commute Calculator, carpooling, park & ride locator, and more (State of New Jersey). See also N.J. Transit and related links, below.

N.J. Digital Highway - 'Your 'one stop shop' for New Jersey history and culture, from the collections of N.J. libraries, museums, archives and historical societies.' You can search the site by keyword, or browse by timeline or county. (Rutgers et al.)

N.J. Division of Archives and Records Management - The State Archives operates New Jersey's research center for public records of enduring historical value. The website offers access to the Archives' digitized Historical Image Collections and other historical and legal documents.

N.J. Environmental Digital Library - 'An online library of environmental literature and multimedia related to New Jersey... includes documents and reports, scientific studies, photographs, maps, and more.' (Rutgers et al.)

NJGenWeb - See Genealogy: Rootsweb N.J. Resources, above.

N.J. Government and Law links - Links to selected state governmental and legal information.

N.J. Historical Society - Describes the various collections of the museum (located in Newark) and includes images of selected historical objects, guides for students and teachers, and other resources.

N.J. History: A Digital Archive (Electronic NJ) - Online lessons about N.J. history (Rutgers University et al.). See also N.J. Historical Commission: Materials for Teachers.

N.J. History Resources on the Net - Links to N.J. museums, libraries, archives, and historial societies, as well as genealogy sites (State of New Jersey). See also New Jersey History Research Guide (Kean University).

New Jersey: It Happened Here UPDATED LINK! VIDEO - A collection of short videos on topics ranging from 'Haddy the Dinosaur' and 'The Founding of New Jersey' to 'The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping' and 'Frank Sinatra & the Hoboken Four'. (N.J. Historical Commission)

N.J. Newspapers - Links to websites and information on newspapers which are members of the New Jersey Press Association, including Dailies, Weeklies, Non-English Language Newspapers, Specialty Newspapers, and Digital News Organizations.

New Jersey Monthly - Online edition of the print magazine.

New Jersey State and County Maps - Maps in PDF format, including a detailed road map for each county, along with maps for Atlantic City, Camden, New Brunswick, Newark, and Trenton. Also includes maps showing locations of Airports and Heliports, Congressional Boundaries, Legislative Districts, Highway System, Park & Ride Locations, State Railroad Lines, and more. (N.J. Department of Transportation)

N.J. Transit - Schedules, fares, and online ticket sales for train, bus, and light rail, plus information on connecting services, handicapped access, and travel alerts & advisories. See Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for information about area airports, PATH commuter rail, bridges & tunnels, bus terminals, ferries and more; and Metropolitan Transit Authority of NY for info on New York City subways & buses, Staten Island Railway, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, and Bridges & Tunnels, including schedules, fares, maps and more. See also N.J. Commuter, above.

Uncommon History AUDIO - Short audio programs (podcasts) on New Jersey history, featuring unusual & little known facts, and tales of people, places & events. Click here for RSS feed. (2010 - 2014, Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission )

Walk Through Newark - 'Explores the culture, history, and people of New Jersey's largest city. From one of the country's oldest museums to a local delicatessen, get to know a bit about the colorful neighborhoods and vibrant past of Newark.' (2002, PBS)

Weather Alerts - Current watches, warnings and advisories in effect for New Jersey, from the National Weather Service.

Weird New Jersey - Just for fun, this site offers photos and descriptions of strange places like the 'Egg-O-Mat,' 'Shirtwood Forest,' 'Demon's Alley,' and 'Cookie Jar House,' as well as weird animals, ghosts, unexplained phenomena, and much more. 'Your travel guide to New Jersey's local legends and best-kept secrets.'

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