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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 87 • Number 1 • January 2010
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151

Ribbin cutting for wind power


New League President James Anzaldi  A ‘Chaplain’ with an Open Door

Ocean Gate Captures the Wind
By Paul J. Kennedy, Mayor, Ocean Gate

Hopewell Township Goes Green
By Vanessa Sandom, Mayor & Paul Pogorzelski, Administrator/Engineer, Hopewell Township

How Limiting State Mandates Can Lower Property Taxes
By John F. Bencivengo, Mayor, Hamilton Township (Mercer) and
Co-Chair of the League’s Mandates Relief Committee

Orange  Attracting Shoppers and Keeping  Businesses Downtown
By Mayor Eldridge Hawkins, Jr., Mayor, City of Orange

Hazmat Emergency Preparedness & Response  Who’s Got the Check?
By Daniel J. Reiman, Mayor, Borough of Carteret

Shared Services 
Hampton’s Children Enjoy a Field of Dreams
By Everett C. Burns, Superintendent, Hampton Township Board of Education
& Daniel N. Coronoto, Deputy Mayor, Hampton Township

The Economy 
What to Expect as a New Decade Unfolds

By James W. Hughes & Joseph J. Seneca, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University

Piscataway Senior Center  It’s Like Home, But With More to Do      
By Amy S. Bauman, Director of Department on Aging, Piscataway

League 94th Annual Conference Photos

How the Army Corps Is Protecting Our Coast
By JoAnne Castagna, Editor-Writer, U.S. Corps of Army Engineers

Sustainable Jersey  Offering Funding, Guidance
and Recognition to a Growing Network of Towns

By Fred Profeta, Deputy Mayor for the Environment, Maplewood Township and Chair of the Mayors Committee for a Green Future (MCGF) & Pam Mount, Mayor of Lawrence Township and Vice-Chair of the MCGF

Your Public Library  A Partner in Job Development
By Raymond McCarthy, Mayor, Township of Bloomfield
& Patricia A. Tumulty, Executive Director, New Jersey Library Association

The Mercer Chamber of Commerce  Organizing for Regional Success
By Michele N. Siekerka, Esq., President and CEO, Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce

A Winning Personality  How Top Candidates Connect with Voters    
By Bart Rossi, Ph.D., Rossi Psychological Group

Mayors’ Hall of Fame

Resolutions Passed at the Annual Business Meeting
By Michael F. Cerra, League Senior Legislative Analyst

Innovation in Governance Awards

State Government Finances: Outlook for New Jersey and Implications for its Local Governments
An Excerpt

By Henry A. Coleman, Professor, Public Policy Program, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey

League Seminars Offer a Range of Topics
By Danielle Holland, League Program Meeting Specialist

Meet Your New Executive Board Members



From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Joseph A. Kuehner Jr., Mayor, Egg Harbor City

Washington Watch
By  Steve Rothman, Congressman, Ninth District

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

Legislative Update
By James Anzaldi

Legal Q&A
By Matthew Weng

New Jersey Sustainability Update
By Kathleen Grady & Elizabeth McManus

Professional Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran B. Samhammer

By Danielle Holland





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