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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 88 • Number 9 • December 2011

small blue map of NJCONTENTS

December 2011

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Memorial Park Sledding Hill Provides a Wintery Ride
By Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick, Mayor, Cinnaminson Township

From Boarded Up to Suburban Chic
Collingswood’s Progress Is Recognized by ‘Forbes’

By M. James Maley, Jr., Mayor, Collingswood; Chair, NJLM Economic Development Task Force & Cass Duffey, Director of Communication, Collingswood

‘Can We Read It Again?’
By James Anzaldi, League Past President; Mayor, Clifton

How Marlboro Township Dissolved a Municipal Authority
By Jonathan Hornik, Mayor, Marlboro Township

Improving Business Districts Block by Block
Local Partnerships Support Beautification and Growth

By J. Christian Bollwage, Mayor, City of Elizabeth

Red Tape Committee Focuses on Results
By William Pikolycky, Mayor, Woodbine

Logan Elected Officials and Staff
Embracing the Mindset of Constant Improvement

By Frank Minor, Mayor, Logan Township

Using Found Money to Save Energy
By Gary E. Finger, Business Ombudsman, Board of Public Utilities, Office of Clean Energy

Voorhees Town Hall Moves to the Mall
By Larry Spellman, Administrator, Voorhees Township & Judy Trias, PREIT Vice President of Retail Marketing

Legal Advocacy

Executive Director’s Annual Report

League Officers for 2011-2012 Elected

Mt. Arlington Mayor Art Ondish Elected NJLM President

Preserving the Beauty of the Garden State
The Upper Freehold Historic Farmland Byway

By John Mele, Chair of the Planning Board, Upper Freehold Township & Pam Lebeaux, Senior Supervising Planner, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Internship Program Pairs Graduate Students with New Jersey Towns
By Sandra Crisafulli, Education Writer, Rutgers University

Narrowband Migration
Your Role in Meeting New Federal Radio Requirements

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

The Employment Initiative Program
Connecting Service Members with Quality Civilian Jobs

By Don Tretola, Department of Defense State Vice-chair, New Jersey ESGR;
State Director, Employment Initiative Program

Smart Government Means More Regional Planning and Sharing Services
By Linda Stamato & Sanford Jaffe, Co-Directors of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

Bridging the Digital Divide
By William J. Kettleson, Regional Vice-President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Comcast

Beyond Surviving
Municipal Strategies for Coping with the Downturn

By Dorothy Olshfski, Ph.D., Director & Angie McGuire, Ph.D. Assistant Director, 
Rutgers Center for Executive Leadership in Government

Community Leaders Review Lessons at Emergency Management Seminar

NJM 2011 Index






From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Scott M. Alexander, Mayor, Borough of Haddon Heights

Washington Watch
By Robert Menendez,
U.S. Senator

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

Remains of a historic building by a roadway

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