November 21, 2001

Three New Area Codes to be Added for Northern and Central New Jersey

Verizon has announced that it will introduce three new area codes in New Jersey on December 1. This means that it will add a second area code in each of the existing 201, 973, and 732 areas. Also, telephone users in those areas will begin having to dial 10 digits for all telephone calls at that time.

We are pointing this out here as a service to our members and to our friends on campus who travel to New Jersey regularly. Be prepared or be confused.

April 27, 2001

How Do I Locate a City if I Don't Know the Area?

On the Life in New Jersey section page, we have links to every government, highway, and transit site that we could find. But, we didn't really have a way to help people find a city or town in our area. This is helpful if someone offers you a job in Parsippany and you don't know where it is. A lot of times, the person you are speaking with will tell you, but they don't show you a map and point out neighboring towns.

The fastest way I have found to locate lots of local information is to use Yahoo! GetLocal. It's a nice service that lists all of the cities and towns in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Once you find the city you are looking for, click on the "Maps" link in the middle of the page (it's small, but it seems to be there on every page). That gives you an on-line map of the area in and around the city.

Using Local Newspapers to Find Apartments

Dave Aiello writes, "My fiancee and I are getting married in July, so we are in the process of looking for an apartment or a condo in Central New Jersey. This is the first place where we will live together. I thought I might share the research experience, in case it might benefit other alumni."

"A couple of weeks ago, I went through the process of identifying newspaper-related Web Sites in New Jersey. This was helpful because it gave us an idea of places where Real Estate ads would be run. One thing we noticed fairly quickly was that the 'dead trees version' of the newspaper is often a better source of current real estate ads than the Web Site, even when the Web Site purports to carry Classifieds. This was certainly the case with The Princeton Packet."

"Don't rule out the weeklies and bi-weeklies. The Princeton Packet is a great source of leads on rentals from New Hope, Pennsylvania (slightly NW of Trenton), east to Hightstown, NJ (the town where New Jersey Turnpike Exit 8 is located). This is the resource we are using almost exclusively."

"If anyone has any questions about searching for rental housing in the Princeton or Morristown areas (where I am moving and where I currently live), please email me at and I will try to assist you."

April 3, 2001

Media-Related Web Sites in Eastern PA

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has redesigned its Official Web Site, which is now called PAPowerPort. It is one of the best government web resources in the USA. One of the best features is the Virtual Newsstand, which provides links to the Web Sites of all newspapers, radio stations, and TV stations in each region of the state.

This makes it easy for us to build a comprehensive set of media-related Web Sites for Eastern Pennyslvania. Read on for links to the sites:

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April 1, 2001

New Jersey Newspaper and TV-Related Web Sites

In the last few years, a couple of consortia of newspapers in New Jersey have put together excellent Web Sites that focus exclusively on New Jersey. Recently, a couple of broadcast television and cable systems have jumped into the fray as well. All of these sites provide local and statewide news and information in greater depth than has been available previously.

Read on for a list of the most useful....

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How do you access the Life in New Jersey section of

Choosing the Life in NJ SectionThere is more information available in the Life in New Jersey section of than you can see on our home page. In order to get to the section page, you need to do one of the following:

  1. Click on the Life in New Jersey link in the Sections box on the right side of the home page, or

  2. Go directly to the page at URL

The things we are adding to the Life in New Jersey section include: government web resources, highway and mass transit information, newspapers and newspaper-related sites. Where possible, we are publishing this information for New Jersey, New York City, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

March 27, 2001

What is the Life in New Jersey section of

Dave Aiello wrote, "At the beginning of March, I received a letter from Bethany Beaudoin and Susan Haight which asked the Rensselaer Club of New Jersey to send a representative to Troy during Senior Week to attend a Regional Open House. The idea of this program is to provide answers to any questions that Graduating Seniors have about living and working in the communities to which they are moving."

"The RCNJ Leadership Committee discussed this at its last meeting and agreed that we would send a representative to the Regional Open House, but we would also publish as much information about living in New Jersey as we could to our own Web Site. This is the idea behind the Living in New Jersey section of"

"I am sure that RCNJ Member involvement will be critical in the successful development of the Living in New Jersey section. So, if you have a suggestion of information that should be included, please use the Submit Story form to send it to us."

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