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NJ Municipalities Magazine



Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 88 • Number 7 • October 2011

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October 2011

Sewells Point


Ushering in a New Era in New Jersey
By Chris Christie, Governor

Rescuing a System at the Breaking Point
By Stephen Sweeney, State Senate President

Can We Legislate Our Way Out of This Financial Mess?
By Raphael J. Caprio, Executive Director & Kathe Callahan, Associate Director, Center for Executive Leadership in Government, Rutgers University

League Awards Louis Bay II Scholarships

Sustainability Is the Key to Cape May’s Future
By Edward J. Mahaney, Jr., Mayor, City of Cape May

Fighting Back Against Cyber Bullies
By Peter A. Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro Township & Eric Potts, Detective, Plainsboro Township Police Department

Annual “Made in Jersey City” Day Spotlights Entrepreneurs
By Jerramiah T. Healy, Mayor, Jersey City

Shared Trash Collection Saves Millions
By Bernard A. Platt, Mayor, Cherry Hill

Preserving the Best of “This Old City”
By David DelVecchio, Mayor, Lambertville

Caught You Being Safe
By Sean M. Elwell, Mayor, Elsinboro Township

Woodbury Makes a Comeback
By Harry R. Riskie, Mayor, Woodbury

Belmar Honors Volunteers and Military Families with Free Beach Access
By Matthew J. Doherty, Mayor, Belmar Borough

Millville’s Long-Term Strategy for Success
By J. Tim Shannon, Mayor, Millville

Community Farmers Markets
Enjoying the “Buy Local” Experience

By Douglas H. Fisher, Secretary, Department of Agriculture

How To Get Your Town’s Businesses Back on Track
By Harold J. Wirths, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Bringing a Performing Arts Center to Roxbury
By Timothy L. Smith, Founder and Chairman, Government Efficiency Movement; Councilman and Former Mayor, Roxbury Twp.

CEU Tracking System for League Conference Sessions

96th Annual Conference Insert

League Executive Board Members

New Jersey’s Family Success Centers Save Lives
By Allison Blake, Commissioner, Department of Children and Families

Freight Planning at the Local Level
By Gene F. Feyl, Morris County Freeholder

The Benefits of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program
By David Sweeney, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection, Site Remediation Program

Policing in Difficult Economic Times
By Joe Cordero, Former Police Director, East Orange; Chairman, The Cordero Group

Assessing New Jersey’s Affordable Housing Units
By Edwin W. Schmierer, Esq., NJLM Associate Counsel; Director; Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C.

The “Equalization Process” Demystified
By John Lloyd, Esq., NJLM Tax Attorney; Nowell, Amoroso, Klien, Pierman, P.A.

Abstentions: YES, NO, OR MAYBE?
By: Edward J. Kologi, Esq., NJLM Associate Counsel; Kologi, Simitz

Is Municipal Bankruptcy in New Jersey’s Future?
By Edward J. McManimon, III, NJLM Associate Counsel; McManimon & Scotland, LLC

Let Your Community’s Artists Lead the Way
By Lawrence E. McCullough, Ph.D., Grants Officer, Woodbridge Township

NJLM  Resolution Results
By Michael F. Cerra, NJLM Senior Legislative Analyst

NJLM Educational Foundation Board

W. Barnum Wahl Will Be Missed



From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Joseph Alessi
Mayor, North Caldwell

Washington Watch
By Albio Sires
Congressman, 13th 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

Labor Relations News & Views
By Brian W. Kronick, Esq.

Business Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran Samhammer

By Danielle Holland

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