NJ public advocate launches new Web site: New Jersey NJ.com, 8/28/07

by Claire Heininger

New Jerseyans seeking information on topics from eminent domain legislation to beach tag fees now can find it in one place.

The state Public Advocate, a watchdog office reinstated in March 2006 after a more than 10-year hiatus, today launched a new web site (www.state.nj.us/publicadvocate) connecting residents with avenues to seek help for grievances with government agencies.

The site will also offer consumer information such as a guide to beach fees and how to find help for mental health issues, as well as updates on Public Advocate initiatives regarding eminent domain, voters' rights and other issues.

"Every day, the department is working to serve the public interest so it was important that we have a strong online presence, giving people an easy way to access our information and services," said Public Advocate Ronald Chen. "The new website also allows people to give us their feedback and find help with specific problems they may be experiencing."

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