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Doing Business with the State of New Jersey
Information on bidding opportunities with the Division of Purchase and Property.

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
Links to local chambers, events and current issues effecting businesses in New Jersey

Business Advocacy
The New Jersey Commerce Commission has merged with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. The EDA representatives can be reached at 866-534-7789.

New Jersey Small Business Development Centers
A joint program of Rutgers Graduate School of Management, N.J. Department of Commerce & Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration which provides local centers throughout the state to aid businesses. The local center for Ocean County is the Monmouth Ocean SBDC

New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Helps businesses and non-profits expand and grow. Provides information on financing and technical support.

New Jersey Score
SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business, is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). They are a network of volunteer business executives and professionals who volunteer their time and knowledge to help local small businesses. Local chapters are in Brick, Jackson, Manahawkin, Shipbottom, and Toms River.

Business Resource Centers
Major resource about business financing, expansion, licensing and certification, minority and women’s business assistance, technology assistance, and more. Includes on line business forms and materials for starting a business.


New Jersey Office of Consumer Protection
The chief investigative section for consumer complaints with primary responsibility for enforcing the Consumer Fraud Act. Included in the OCP is the Lemon Law Unit, Elder Fraud and the Online Complaint Form.

New Jersey Charitable Registration Directory
A list of charities currently registered in New Jersey.

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
The state agency who’s mandate is to protect the citizens from consumer fraud. The site filled with consumer information includes: Fair Credit Reporting Information and How to File a Complaint Against a Business, Service or Professional.

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Consumer Information
Provides information about buying and maintaining auto, life and homeowners insurance. You can file a complaint against a bank or insurance company, report insurance fraud, Locate a authorized title insurer, compare fees charged by banks and credit unions, and get consumer guides.

2009 New Jersey HMO Performance Report
State of New Jersey’s yearly report on HMOs and the HMO Consumer Bill of Rights.

Better Business Bureau of New Jersey
Find reports on businesses, charities, locate a BBB and file a complaint online.


New Jersey Department of Education
Includes information on charter schools, technology, school reform, assessment & evaluation, federal programs and information for parents. Also links to the New Jersey School Directory and New Jersey School Report Card.

New Jersey Colleges, Universities and Schools
Part of the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education this site contains links to two year and four year institutions of higher education in the state, including schools that have closed or have been renamed.

New Jersey Virtual University
Source for information about New Jersey institutions offering online and distance education programs.

New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority
This site is a major source for New Jersey students for financial aid information including information about grants, scholarships and loan programs.


New Jersey Department of Personnel job vacancies announcement
List of civil service titles available state wide and locally. Can be sorted geographically, by title, or filing date. Contains information on law enforcement, corrections and firefighter jobs.

Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network
This site provides information on career exploration, training & education and job searching useful to job seeker, student, as well as employers.

CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy.

New Jersey Department of Labor
General information about programs, job outlook and unemployment insurance, including online application.


National Parks in New Jersey
Links to National Parks in New Jersey.

New Jersey Campgrounds
Sites for camping, RVing, and renting cabins in New Jersey organized by region.

Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Association of New Jersey
Locate a B & B by region, town or name. Listings include price information, other services and contact information.

New Jersey State Aquarium
Located on the Camden waterfront with a view of Philadelphia the aquarium contains Sharks, stingrays, seals and a recently acquired seal.

Liberty Science Center
Innovating learning center that offers hands on science such as: the Bug Zoo, the Rock Wall, the Touch Tunnel, and an Edison phonograph. Also available are Imax films and a 3-D Laser show.

PNC Bank Arts Center
An outdoor amphitheater that offers nightly concerts throughout the summer. There is seating in the covered “shell” and lawn seating for thousands more. There are strict rules about bringing food, drink and chairs from the outside. The shows range from pop to rock to classical.

New Jersey State Museum
Located in Trenton the museum houses treasures in five general collections areas: Archaeology/Ethnology, Cultural History, Fine Art and Natural History. The museum also houses a planetarium.

New Jersey Theatre Alliance
Search for theatres by performance date, county, and accessible performance.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Located in Newark NJPAC presents concerts, theater and dance in a variety of musical styles from classical, to jazz, to pop.

New Jersey Museums Guide
This site is a gateway to museums that have significant collections related to New Jersey.

Atlantic City Casinos
Search the AC Chamber of Commerce for a list of casinos and other businesses.

Weird New Jersey
A travel guide and magazine to New Jersey’s unwritten history and modern folklore. Look for Elsie the cow, Frankie Lymon’s grave, Ghosts of the union Hotel and UFO sightings.


Official State of New Jersey Home Page
Site provides access to state agencies and departments, available services, links to local governments and a wide range of general information about the state.

New Jersey Legislature Home Page
Members, committees, bills, full text of laws and statutes, New Jersey’s constitution and more.

Guide to Law Online: New Jersey
Provided by the Library of Congress this site lists legal resources tailored for New Jersey. From the constitution to Governor’s executive orders to Supreme Court Opinions this site provides all the links.

New Jersey InfoBank
Directory for state and local office holders/officials, including phone numbers and addresses. Also links to executive orders, state contract awards information, state holidays, abbreviations and acronyms and a local name search to place the locality in the correct township/county.

Office of the Governor
Biography, speeches, schedule, cabinet and more.

New Jersey Veterans Affairs
Information on healthcare services, pensions, education benefits and the benefits guide.

New Jersey Civil Service Commission
List of civil service titles available state wide and locally. Can be sorted geographically, by title, or filing date. Contains information on law enforcement, corrections and firefighter jobs.

New Jersey Department of the Treasury
Information on state budget, local government budgets, pensions, unclaimed property, tax legislation and tax forms.

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Information on public health issues and programs, health statistics, health professionals senior citizens and access to vital statistics such as birth marriage and death records.

New Jersey Division of Elections
Site includes New Jersey election law, voter registration application, polling place information, election results and campaign financing and lobbying disclosure.

New Jersey State Data Center
A joint project of the State of New Jersey and the U. S. Census Bureau, the main objective is to expand access to the use of census and other data. Part of the N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development the site contains demographic data, economic data, projections and more.

New Jersey Lottery
Information on games and drawings, current jackpots, instant games and revenue recipients.

New Jersey Interactive Mapping
This service is part of the NJ DEP site, which provides interactive mapping applications that allow users to access, display, and interact with GIS data.

This bilingual site allows New Jersey residents to check eligibility for eight assistance programs.


New Jersey Facts
State bird, tree, flower etc plus an explanation of the nickname “Garden State”. Also links to historic documents, population estimates and zip codes.

New Jersey Facts and Trivia
Interesting facts about New Jersey including Edison, drive-in movies, baseball and toxic waste.

New Jersey Historical Society
The society’s collections include rare books, ephemera, pamphlets, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, costumes, furniture and more. Also included are lesson plans for teachers, a genealogical guide, more detailed description of holdings and links to other sites.

New Jersey Register of Historic Places
The site contains New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places including buildings, structures, sites and districts. It is organized by New Jersey County and includes a glossary of terms.

Electronic New Jersey: Digital Archive of New Jersey History
Sources are part of the collection of the Archives and Special Collection Library at Rutgers University. Designed for in-depth study of New Jersey history the site includes letters from a Civil War soldier and a journal from the Revolutionary War period.

New Jersey Women’s History
Site includes documents, facts, images, maps and links to related sites. It includes a topic index and the E-Classroom to assist teachers in presenting women’s history.

New Jersey Historic Documents
Basic historic documents from the 1664 grant to Berkeley and Carteret to the constitution of 1947.

Edison National Historic Site
The site includes virtual tours, photos, a biography, a patent list, information designed for students and more. You can view Edison’s movies and listen to his recordings.

New Jersey Historic Maps
Site includes historic maps of New Jersey including the 1872 Beers atlas and links to other historic map collections. The site is a project of the Rutgers University Cartography Department.

New Jersey History’s Mysteries
The site is dedicated to all the little known and mostly forgotten people, places and events that make New Jersey the interesting state that it is. A new story is featured every month and a list of previous stories and a question and answer section.

Lenape (Delaware) Tribe
The homepage of the Delaware Tribe. Learn about the Lenape (called the Delaware by Europeans) their customs, clothing, history and language.

New Jersey Chronology
The site is from a Rutgers University history course and provides a New Jersey chronology from 1524 to 2001.

Libraries & Archives

New Jersey State Library
The state library main page with links to the catalog, programs and services, library laws and basic New Jersey information.

The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC)
The library provides informational and recreational books in Braille, cassette and large print format to New Jersey residents with a proven need. It also provides the machines for playing the materials and Audiovision, the library’s radio reading service.

New Jersey Library Links
From the state library page links to New Jersey public, college and university libraries. Also links to other state libraries and the Library of Congress.

New Jersey State Archives
The state archives contains public records of permanent historic value, including an image collection, documents related to New Jersey history and genealogical holdings.



Radio Stations

TV Stations

New Jersey Monthly
Statewide magazine with limited access to current and back issues. A good sources for restaurant reviews and entertainment listings.


Freehold Raceway
A half mile harness racing track in Freehold. The site has contact information, directions, the schedule, results from other tracks and handicapping hints.

Lakewood BlueClaws
The Lakewood BlueClaws are a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies. They play at FirstEnergy Park.

Meadowlands Racetrack
The track hosts both harness and thoroughbred racing on 2 tracks. The site is filled with information about jockeys, horses, standings, charts and handicapping.

Monmouth Park Racetrack
Monmouth Park date’s back to July 30, 1870 when the track opened, just three miles from Long Branch.

New Jersey Devils
Official site of the New Jersey NHL team with schedule, ticket and team information.

New Jersey Nets
Official site of the New Jersey NBA team with information about the schedule, tickets, team members etc.

New Jersey Minor League Baseball
Links to the Minor League baseball teams in New Jersey affiliated with major league organizations, including New Jersey Cardinals. New Jersey also has 2 nonaffiliated teams: the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League and the Atlantic City Surf of the Independent League.

New Jersey Fishing
Information on specific species, fishing locations, marinas, boat rental, water temperatures, weather, tides and moon charts and more.

New Jersey Spartans
“The New Jersey Spartans was founded in 2007 by owners Kevin and Charmaine Moss. In 2008, we completed our first football season, where we ended with a 7-3 record and was ranked 12th out of the 32 teams in our league. We are currently a part of the BNEFF, Big North East Football Federation, where we join other football teams from NJ, NY, PA, CT, VA, NC, and SC, hosting action-packed football games during the weekends from July to November.”

Regional Volleyball Authority of USA Volleyball


Call Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm, 732-736-8989 or Toll-free: 877-929-2082 or TTY: 732-797-2679
The Department of Transportation Services county transit system, Ocean Ride, includes two major services. The Reserve-A-Ride Program and local bus routes. Reserve-A-Ride provides door-to-door, non-emergency medical transportation service to seniors (age 60 and over) and person with disabilities. This service is offered by advanced registration basis primarily to destinations within Ocean County.

New Jersey Transit
Call 973- 275-5555 or text telephone 800- 772-2287
Train and bus schedules, station/park & ride information, online ticketing and more.

Academy Bus Inc.
Academy provides scheduled bus service to Atlantic City and New York.

Call 1-800-USA-RAIL: 1-800-872-7245 or TDD/TTY: 1-800-523-6590
Schedules, routes, services, reservations and train status.

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
Where to go for licensing, test and preparation, vehicle registration, facility hours and locations, violations and penalties, vehicle inspections, and more.

Department of Transportation
Official transportation map, commuter information including: EZ-Pass, road construction, biking and walking trails, truck and aviation information.

Newark Liberty International Airport
Transportation to and from the airport, airlines at EWR including schedules, arrivals and departures, getting around the airport, services for the disabled and more.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Information on PATH trains, tunnels, bridges, terminals, ferries, airports and traffic advisories.

New Jersey Turnpike Authority
The home of both the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway the site includes EZ-Pass information, roadway conditions and advisories and more.


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Updated by M. Denigris, August 2010
Researched and compiled by L. Monroe

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