Local Non-Profit Launches “Old Bridge Archive” Website

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Old Bridge Residents, Inc.
July 21st, 2022

Local Non-Profit Launches “Old Bridge Archive” Website

Resource to aid local journalism spans twenty-three years of local government history

OLD BRIDGE, NJ — Old Bridge Residents, Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit chartered with educating the public on local government matters, is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website, The Old Bridge Archive, accessible at www.OBResidents.com. The Archive spans 23 years of local government activity, providing a compelling view into the history of the township.

The site features content pulled from authoritative sources: official meeting minutes, recordings, and contemporaneous reporting. All content is tagged, allowing readers to view a common thread of entries pertaining to an individual person, location, date, or specific topic.

“I have always been fascinated by the rich history of my hometown,” said OBR Chairman Matt Morgan. “Stories such as these develop over years if not decades, and I am excited to see how the Old Bridge Archive pieces them together. There are so many fascinating anecdotes and details included here. We all hope that this proves to be a useful resource for journalists, historians, and anyone with curiosity.”

OBR, Inc has invited residents to explore this new website. Readers are also encouraged to aid the OBR organization in contributing to this living database through submission of new entries (or improvements to existing ones).

About Old Bridge Residents:

Old Bridge Residents, Inc, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit chartered with educating the public on local government matters. Its board is staffed by both current and former residents of Old Bridge, NJ.

OBR Inc was launched by the administrators of the Old Bridge New Jersey Residents community Facebook group. Their initiative to aid local media coverage came during a two-year period where the Old Bridge municipal government ceased posting of Town Council meeting minutes. Members of OBR provide day-of unofficial synopses of local government meetings for the benefit of the OBR reading audience as well as local journalists.

About NJ Civic Information Consortium:

The New Jersey Civic Information Consortium is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that funds initiatives to benefit the State’s civic life and meet the evolving information needs of New Jersey’s communities.

A first-in-the-nation project, the Consortium builds off the foundation laid by public media in the
United States, and reimagines how public funding can be used to address the growing problem
of news deserts, misinformation, and support more informed communities. Read more at
https://njcivicinfo.org/about/

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