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NJ Municipalities Magazine




Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 87 • Number 9 •  December 2010

222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151

Firehouse Apartments


Despite the Recession
Orange Implements Ambition Development Plan

By Eldridge Hawkins, Jr., Mayor, City of Orange

Turning Aging Landmarks into Affordable Housing
By Mary-Anna Holden, Mayor, Madison and President, Preservation New Jersey

The Arts
Boosting Our Economy and Quality of Life

By Kim Guadagno, Lt. Governor

A Case Study in Economic Development

By Leo J. McCabe, Mayor, Borough of Glassboro

Successful Gun Buy-back Promotes Safety
By J. Christian Bollwage, Mayor, Elizabeth

How to Get the Most from Your Partnerships
By Marianne Smith, Township Manager, Hardyston

Performance Evaluation—Why Bother?
By Alison S. Diner, Human Resources Manager, Township of Livingston

We Can Help You Invest in Energy Savings Today
By Lee A. Solomon, President, Board of Public Utilities

Legal Ethics
Suggestions for a Few Nips & Tucks

By Kristina P. Hadinger, League Associate Counsel; Partner, Mason, Griffin & Pierson

League Legal Team Supports League Efforts

Executive Director’s Annual Report 2010

League Officers for 2011 Elected

Buena Vista Mayor Chuck Chiarello Elected League President

A Look at How Personnel Salary Increases Really Work
By Steve Gillingham, Councilmember, Mantoloking Borough

The New Jersey Clean Air Council
Announcing a Ten Year Strategy to Improve Our Air

By Ann Marie Arnold, Principal Environmental Specialist, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection &
David Brogan, Vice President, Environmental Policy, New Jersey Business & Industry Association, and New Jersey Clean Air Council Member

Mayors Play a Key Role in Shaping NJ
By Janet Heroux, Physical Activity Specialist and Stacy C. McCormack, Environmental Specialist, Shaping NJ, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program

Municipal Bankruptcy: Pipe Dream or Panacea?
By Robert E. Nies, Esq., Member, Bankruptcy Law Group, and Patrick O’Reilly, Associate, Wolff & Samson PC.

I-95/Scudder Falls Bridge Improvement Project
A Transportation and Economic Necessity 66

By Frank G. McCartney, Executive Director, Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission

Battling Unfair Tax Exemptions
Two Cases Illustrate the Need for Reform

By Michael J. Herbert, League Associate Counsel; Partner, Herbert, Van Ness, Cayci & Goodell

Sustainable Jersey Wins National Competition

League Education Foundation 

League Magazine Wins Top Honors

Win an Award for Making a Difference

2010 NJM Index

95th Annual League Conference CD Order Form

Chatham Borough’s Cory Fuller Will Be Missed


From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By John P. Watt,
Mayor, Teterboro

Washington Watch
By  Rodney Frelinghuysen,
Congressman, Eleventh District

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

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

Legal Q&A
By Matthew Weng

Sustainability Update
By Kathleen Grady
& Elizabeth McManus

Professional Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran Samhammer

By Danielle Holland

Carolyn Dorfman Dance

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