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NJ Municipalities Magazine



Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 88 • Number 4 • April 2011

small blue map of NJCONTENTS

April 2011

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Going Green, Saving Green
Roselle Borough Goes Paperless

By Jamel C. Holley, Councilman, Borough of Roselle

The New Normal
With Stable Municipal State Aid Comes Responsibility

By Lori Grifa, Commissioner, Department of Community Affairs

Closter Creates a Free Community Farm
By Sophie Heymann, Mayor, Closter

Strong School District-Municipal Relationships Save Money in Woodbridge
By John E. McCormac, Mayor, Woodbridge Township

Smart Cards Are a Brilliant Idea
By Robert W. Bruschi, Borough Administrator, Princeton Borough

9 Keys to Time Management
By Colleen V. Keenan, President, Action Coach

Hispanic Immigrants Fuel Elizabeth’s Growth
By Frank Cuesta, Councilman, City of Elizabeth

Healthcare for the Newest New Jerseyans
By Poonam Alaigh, MD, Commissioner, Department of Health and Senior Services

The Ironbound
A Newark Community with Character

By Albert Coutinho, State Assemblyman (D-29 Essex and Union)

The 2010 NJSP Street Gang Survey
Mapping Unseen Terrain

By Dean Baratta & Peter Lynch, Intelligence Analysts, New Jersey State Police

New Jersey’s Redistricting Data and the Municipal Highlights
By Harold J. Wirths, Commissioner, Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Homeland Security Preparedness Starts at Home
By Charles B. McKenna, Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

New Jersey HomeKeeper
Restoring Stability in Neighborhoods Across The Garden State

By Anthony L. Marchetta, Executive Director, New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency

Census 2010
A Look at the First Data Wave

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

The Legal Aspects of a Combined Planning and Zoning Board
By Matthew Weng, NJLM Staff Attorney

AARP New Jersey
Providing Information and Support for Your Communities Seniors

By Sy Larson, State President, AARP New Jersey

Building on Our Commitment to New Jersey’s Veterans
By Major General Glenn K. Rieth

New Jersey’s Health Benefit Programs and Health Care Reform
By Florence J. Sheppard, Acting Director, New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits

NJLM Mayors’ Legislative Day and Hall of Fame

League Senior Assistant Council Koenig to Author Gann Law Books

BPU President Appoints Energy Ombudsman

Mahwah Mayor Richard Martel Will Be Missed



From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Michael DeFrancisci
Mayor, Little Falls

Washington Watch
By Rush Holt, US Congressman

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

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

Getting the Most from Your League
By Taran Samhammer

Legal Q&A
By Matthew Weng

Professional Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran Samhammer

By Danielle Holland

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