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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 87 • Number 2 • February 2010
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151

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Jersey City Brings a Dose of Reality to the Planning Process
By Jerramiah T. Healy, Mayor, Jersey City and
Kevin Toolan, President and CEO, T&M Associates

Senate President Stephen Sweeney Answers Our Questions
By Stephen M. Sweeney, Senate President

BUY MIDDLETOWN Boosts Local Businesses
By Pamela Brightbill, Mayor, Middletown

The 2010 Census Is Critical for New Jersey
By Wilda Diaz, Mayor, Perth Amboy,
Deputy Chair, League Census 2010 Awareness Committee

Reaping the Rewards of Community Pride
How to Encourage Citizen Donations
By Nicholas M. Russo, Mayor, Borough of Longport

Hillsborough Gets Moving with the Mayors Wellness Campaign
By Frank DelCore, Mayor, Hillsborough

Senior Olympic Games Boost Woodbridge & Regional Economy
“Get Ready… Get Set… Go”

By John E. McCormac, Mayor, Woodbridge Township

Sustainable Jersey Builds Excitement and Commitment in Ocean City
By Sal Perillo, Mayor, Ocean City, Member,
League Mayors Committee for a Green Future

Woodbine Develops Model Sustainability Plan for Rural Communities
By William Pikolycky, Mayor, Borough of Woodbine

Guide to State Level Advocacy

On-line Auctions Pay Off for Hackensack
By Marlin Townes, Mayor, Hackensack

It’s Time to Rethink the Levy Cap
By Jay Springer, Mayor, Eastampton Township and
Scott Carew,Township Manager, Eastampton Township

New Jersey’s Libraries
A Shining Example of Cooperative Services
By Norma Blake, New Jersey State Librarian

New Ways to Control Insurance Costs
By David Grubb, Executive Director, Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund

Live Where You Work
Promoting Business and Homeownership
By Marge Della Vecchia, Executive Director, New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency

Help Publicize the New Green Remodeling Guidelines
By Jennifer Senick, Executive Director,Maren Haus, Research Project Manager, and Judy Shaw, Research Associate, Rutgers Center for Green Building

Asbury Park Provides Haitian Relief
“A Moment for Action!”
By Ed Johnson, Mayor, Asbury Park

Managing Problems Caused by Canada Geese
By Wendy Anderson, New Jersey State Director, United States Department of Agriculture

New Jersey’s Expensive Addiction to Health Care Mandates
By Sarah McLallen, Vice President, New Jersey Association of Health Plans

Stories of Land Preservation in the Garden State
Out Standing in Our Fields
By Linda Lucchesi Cody, New Jersey Conservation Foundation

The Cat In The Hat Is Back!
League Joins NJEA in Read Across America Celebration
By Christy Kanaby, Read Across America State Coordinator, New Jersey Education Association

Haitian Relief Information to Share Throughout Your Municipality

Sustainability Champion Award Winners



From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Daniel Roccato, Mayor, Moorestown

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

Washington Watch
By  Scott Garrett, Congressman, Fifth District

Legal Q&A
By Matthew Weng

Labor Relations News & Views
By Brian Kronick

Professional Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran B. Samhammer

By Danielle Holland





Grand Opening of a Business

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