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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 87 • Number 7 • October 2010
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151

old photo of parade on Closter


How Volunteers Brought a Large Celebration to a Small Town
By Sophie Heymann, Mayor, Closter Borough

Help Is on the Way
By Sheila Y. Oliver, Assembly Speaker

Welcoming an Era of Government Reform
By Alex DeCroce, Assembly Republican Leader

Harnessing the Power of the Arts in Hamilton
By John F. Bencivengo, Mayor, Hamilton Township (Mercer)

Haddon Township  Undertaking Redevelopment Against All Odds
By Randall W. Teague, Mayor, Haddon Township

The League Awards Louis Bay II Scholarships

The Redevelopment Identity  Do You Have Yours?
By Lori Grifa, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Chair, New Jersey Redevelopment Authority & Leslie A. Anderson, Executive Director, New Jersey Redevelopment Authority

Fighting Crime 24-7  The East Orange Community Safety Information Grid
By Jose Cordero, Chief, East Orange Police Department

It’s Time to Lend Again  The Case for a Return to Reasonable Lending Standards
By Tom Considine, Commissioner, Department of Banking and Insurance

New Jersey Towns Win Sustainable Jersey™ Grants
By Randall Solomon, Sustainable Jersey Founding Partner, Senior Advisor, The Municipal Land Use Center at The College of New Jersey

New NJLM Committee Links Mayors with Life Science Employers
By Patricia Flannery, Chair, Mayors Committee on New Jersey Life Sciences, Mayor, Bridgewater

New CEU Procedure for League Conference


Exhibitors List

League Executive Board

League Education Foundation Program Scores High Marks

Trustees & Officers of the League Education Foundation

The Department of Corrections  Making Improvements in the Face of Cutbacks
By Gary M. Lanigan, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Newton Shares Community News Via Social Media
By Thomas S. Russo, Jr., Town Manager, Newton

Ensuring a Safe Walk to School
By Pam Fischer, Director, New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety

Mayors Wellness Campaign Is Moving Along
By Emily Littman, Executive Director, Mayors Wellness Campaign

A Look at the Filing Requirements for Candidates
By Jeff Brindle, Executive Director, Election Law Enforcement Commission

When Will We See an End to Contradictions in Pension Funding?
By L. Mason Neely, Chief Financial Officer, East Brunswick Township

Furthering the Home Rule Agenda  An Update on the League Conference Resolutions
By Michael F. Cerra, League Senior Legislative Analyst

Public–Private Partnership  Try It in Small Doses
By Richard J. Wolff, Chairman, North Hudson Sewerage Authority

Governor Lauds Brick Reading Program
By Stephen C. Acropolis, Mayor, Brick Township

Sustainable Jersey Touts Its Successes to Deputy HUD Secretary

Mayors and Officials Share Their Views on Mandates Relief

Angelo J. Genovia Recognized



From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

Washington Watch
By  Frank Pallone, Jr.
Congressman, 6th District

As I See It
By Michael Fressola, Mayor, Manchester Township

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

Legislative Update
By Michael F. Cerra, Jon R. Moran
& Lori Buckelew

Legal Q&A
By Matthew Weng

Professional Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Matthew Weng

By Danielle Holland


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