The Star Ledger weighed in yesterday on the issue of closing the library because of unruly teenagers. The Star Ledger can be found on NJ.Com, but only today's news and the last two weeks are available from the site. If you need information from the paper before that time, call the library, because the BHPL subscribes to the entire Star Ledger database online dating back to 1989.
Here is the description of the database librarians can access: "Contents: The Ledger archive contains the full-text of stories from all sections and editions dating back to January 1996. A less than complete set of stories (no page numbers, sections, some missing stories) dates back to May 1989. Often-requested stories, prior to 1990 are being added manually. Since 1998, graphics and chart images have been appended as hypertext links to the stories they accompanied. The archive does not include materials from the real-estate sections, special advertising sections, or agate listings appearing in the sports pages. PHOTOGRAPHS are NOT included. Updated daily, usually by noon of publication day (Sundays and Thursdays excepted)."
The database also includes other New Jersey papers: The Times of Trenton, the Jersey Journal, the Hunterdon County Democrat, the Express Times and NJN Publishing's small local papers like the Independent Press.