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NJ Municipalities Magazine



Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 89 • Number 3 • March 2012

small blue map of NJCONTENTS

March 2012

Transit Village


New Development Brings Wellness, Fitness and Happiness
By Jim Cahill, Mayor, City of New Brunswick

Stronger Marketing Boosts Off-Season Shore Events
By William Huelsenbeck, Mayor, Borough of Ship Bottom & Lori A. Pepenella, Director, Long Island Region
Destination Marketing Organization

Jersey City’s Solar Powered Trash Compactors
When Green Garbage Is Good

By Jerramiah T. Healy, Mayor, Jersey City

A New Approach to the State Strategic Plan
By Kim Guadagno, Lt. Governor

The Sustainable Business Initiative
Showing Businesses How to Save Money and the Environment

By Athena Sarafides, Sustainability Team Leader, Department of Environmental Protection

Rewarding Employees for Discovering Efficiencies Makes Sense
By Mark Caliguire, former Mayor, Montgomery Township & Kristina P. Hadinger, Montgomery Township Attorney; NJLM Assistant Counsel

Trees Are Worth Millions
By Leonard Berkowitz, Chair, Environmental Committee, Berkeley Heights

Taming the Wild West
Bay Head Puts Social Media Guidelines in Place

By William W. Curtis, Mayor, Bay Head

The Tool Kit
Let’s Finish What We Started

By Anthony M. Bucco, New Jersey Assemblyman

Complete Streets Will Get Us Where We Need to Go
By Jerry Fried, Mayor, Montclair

New Procedures Target Unemployment Insurance Fraud
By Harold J. Wirths, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Volunteers Bring Hope and Savings to Our Prisons
By Gary M. Lanigan, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Is Your Municipality New Jersey’s ‘Best Walking Town?’
By Melissa Kostinas, Executive Director,

Recruiting State Police Candidates
Honor, Duty, Fidelity—and Computer Skills

By Captain Dennis C. Papadeas, Bureau Chief, Organization and Employee Services Bureau, State Police

Attention Candidates
Three Pieces of Advice from a Pollster

By Peter J. Woolley, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™

Let’s Work Together to Beautify the Shore

By Sandy Huber, Executive Director, Clean Communities Council

How Technology Can Help You Do More with Less
By Daniel J. Hayes, Jr., Mayor, Bridgewater Township & Walter C. Hansen, CGCIO, ATON Computing

Why the Pension Crisis in New Jersey Will Not Be Fixed
By Edward J. McManimon, III, NJLM Bond Counsel; Partner, McManimon & Scotland, LLC

Are We Hearing the Death Knell for Tax Exempt Bonds?
By John L. Kraft, NJLM Associate Counsel; Partner, Davison, Eastman & Munoz, P.A

The Mayors Book Club
Together We Can Share a Book with Every Child

2011 Newly Elected Seminars
A Great Chance to Learn and Network




From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By J. Christian Bollwage, Mayor, Elizabeth

Washington Watch
By Chris Smith, Congressman, Fourth District

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

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

Legal Q&A
By Matthew Weng

Business Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran Samhammer

By Danielle Holland

Leader of Scottish Bagpipe Band in full dress

Volunteer helping prisoners read























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