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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 88 • Number 8 • December 2011

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November 2011

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The Pharma Industry—
New Jersey’s Prescription for Growth
By Caren Franzini, CEO, Economic Development Authority

NJLM Life Sciences Committee Supports New Jersey’s Largest Business Sector
By Joseph Pannullo, Mayor, East Hanover Township; Chair, NJLM Mayors Committee on Life Sciences

Health Care, Pharma and Bio/ Med Companies Thrive in Plainsboro
By Peter A. Cantu, Mayor & Robert O. Sheehan, Administrator, Plainsboro Township

Pharma and the New Jersey Economy
By James W. Hughes, Dean & Joseph J. Seneca, University Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning
and Public Policy at Rutgers University

How Towns Can Support the Growth of Biotech Businesses
By Debbie Hart, President, BioNJ

The Value of New Jersey’s Life Sciences Industry
By Dean J. Paranicas, President and CEO, HealthCare Institute of New Jersey

State Policy Perspectives—
The Democratic Commitment to Helping Municipal Governments
By Sheila Y. Oliver, Assembly Speaker

Pursuing Policies that Will Control Property Taxes
By Declan O’Scanlon, Jr., Assemblyman; Republican Budget Officer

Why Public Service Is a Calling—
Good Government…Emphasizing the Positive
By Chuck Chiarello, President, New Jersey State League of Municipalities; Mayor, Buena Vista Township

We Must Banish Anger and Vitriol from Public Service
By Christopher J. Daggett, President & CEO, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Gathering for Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation
By Wendy Liscow, Program Officer, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

The Lost Art of Compromise
By Bart Rossi, Ph.D., Rossi Psychological Group, PA

Revitalization and Renewable Energy In Vineland  The Past Informs Our Future
By Robert Romano, Mayor, City of Vineland

Bay Head’s Kids Enjoy a Healthier Trip to School
By William W. Curtis, Mayor, Bay Head

96th Annual Conference Information

Avalon Goes Green and Earns Cash with a Vehicle Charging Station
By Martin L. Pagliughi, Mayor, Avalon

Partnering with an Energy Agent
A Gameplan for Energy Savings

By James Anzaldi, Mayor, City of Clifton & Michael Fischette, CEO, Concord Engineering

Get Involved with the Ultimate Shared Service
By Sharon Robinson-Briggs, Mayor, City of Plainfield

NJIT’s Center for Information Age Technology
Berkeley Township’s Secret for Efficiency and Technology Savings

By Jason Varano, Mayor, Berkeley Township & Mitchell Darer, Executive Director, NJIT’s Center for Information Age Technology

How to Craft an Abandoned Property Ordinance that Works
By Michael Melfi, Deputy Mayor & Joseph C. Zisa, Jr., City Attorney, Hackensack

Winner of the Michael A. Pane Award for Ethics in Municipal Government
Honor Does Not Come in a Brown Paper Bag

By Dennis M. Galvin, Esq., The Galvin Law Firm

How Affordable Housing Can Reboot a Local Community
By Christiana Foglio, Founder/Owner and CEO, Community Investment Strategies, Inc.

We Have the Tools and the Knowledge—Use Them
By Joel L. Shain, Esq., League Special Utility Counsel; Shain, Schaffer & Rafanello, P.C

Mayors Wellness Campaign Update: 2010-2012
By Melissa Kostinas, Director, Mayors Wellness Campaign

Leaves of Absence in New Jersey
Meeting Employer Responsibilities Under the FMLA, FLA and ADA

By Dena B. Calo, Esq., NJLM Associate Counsel; Genova, Burns & Giantomasi

NJLM Associate Counsel Michael J. Herbert Will Be Missed





From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By  Jeffrey Stephen Kasko,
Deputy Mayor,
Borough of Haddonfield

Washington Watch
By Bill Pascrell, Jr.,
Congressman, 8th 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

Business Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran Samhammer

By Danielle Holland

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