Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Asbury Park Press launches new Database of public records


If you ever wondered how much the governor is paid, how many math teachers are in your child's school, or what prices the homes on your block sold for, look no further.
You can find that information and more here on the DataUniverse section of app.com. This section places a host of powerful and searchable public databases at your fingertips. And the best news: It's free.

With the DataUniverse, you will find:

  • Local home sales data from 1999 to 2006, searchable by town or address.
  • Property ownership records throughout New Jersey, searchable by name or address.
  • Detailed town-by-town crime statistics since 1996.
  • A database of New Jersey state government employees, searchable by name, salary or department.
  • Campaign contribution records for state races and PACs, searchable by name, zip code or candidate.
  • Public school teacher and administrator salaries and job experience.
  • Links to New Jersey prison inmates, past and present, and the state's sex offender Internet registery.
  • Links to consumer information sites, such as a database of doctors who have been disciplined, and charity financial information.

But this is only the beginning. In the coming weeks and months, the site will grow as they add more databases and links.

Monday, December 04, 2006

'Tis the season to stay in and watch a movie!

The holiday season can be a crazy one. If you have a dollar and some down time here's a little gift you can give yourself. Check out one of these holiday movies, check in to a comfy couch, and spend the night at ho-ho-home!

Christmas with the Kranks- When the Kranks decide to skip Christmas it makes the whole neighborhood cranky! Now they're in a crunch to deck the halls and deliver a cool yule.
Surviving Christmas- Tired of spending the holidays alone a wealthy exec. rents a family for the holidays. Will everybody be rich with cheer or will it be more than they all bargained for?
Eight Crazy Nights- Grumpy Davie Stone goes on a magical adventure that lightens up his heart just in time for the Festival of Lights.
White Christmas- Dreaming of a musical just like the ones you used to know? A magical evening is in store with this classics' holiday score!
It's A Wonderful Life- If you can't get enough of this old time favorite, you'll be over the moon to know that you can watch it complete without commercials on DVD.

We've got a bunch more holiday movies to check out, so stop by on your way home!