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NJ Municipalities Magazine



Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 89 • Number 4 • April 2012

small blue map of NJCONTENTS

April 2012

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Affordable, Small Scale Housing for Veterans and the Disabled
Let’s Create Places They Can Call Home

By Michael Fressola, Mayor, Manchester Township

The Key to Building for the Disabled

By Sophie Heymann, Mayor, Closter Borough

New Hospital Brings Green Design and Economic Growth to Voorhees
By Michael R. Mignogna, Mayor, Voorhees Township & Richard P. Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Virtua

The Importance of Educating Residents About The UEZ
By Menashe Miller, Mayor, Lakewood

Fairness, Accountability and Shared Success
Moorestown Approves Incentives for the Township Manager

By Gregory Gallo, Deputy Mayor and Michael Testa, Councilman, Moorestown Township

Municipalities and DEP Promote Radon Awareness
By Paul Baldauf, P.E., Director, Division of Environmental Safety and Health, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Cell Tower Debate Highlights the Importance of Communications
By Samuel S. Raia, Mayor, Borough of Saddle River

Procurement Reform
Bringing Order to a Dysfunctional System

By Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, Treasurer, State of New Jersey

Irrigation Experiment Prompts Change
Avalon Supports a Better Way to Water

By Martin Pagliughi, Mayor, Avalon & Jim Collins, Chairman, Avalon Green Team

Community Unfinished
Achieving the Potential of Small Cities

By Albert Kelly, Mayor, City of Bridgeton

Bringing More Transparency to Government
By Jennifer Beck, New Jersey Senator, District II

Five Sustainable Jersey Actions that Save Towns Money
By Randall Solomon, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey; Co-Director, The Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey

Recent PA Rulings are Favorable to Municipalities
Social Media Ushers in a New Era of Discovery

By Christina M. Adinolfi Shea, Esq., Capehart and Scatchard

Lighten Up!
Politics Requires a Sense of Humor

By Joey Novick, Esq.

Supreme Court Upholds Public Entity Nonliability
By Jeffrey B. Beacham, Esq., Partner, McGivney & Kluger & Robert F. Renaud, Esq., Partner, Palumbo & Renaud

NJLM Mayors’ Legislative Day and Hall of Fame

League President Receives DARE

Congressman Payne Will Be Remembered



From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Janice Kovach, Mayor,
Clinton Town

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

Washington Watch
By  Robert Menendez, US Senator

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

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

Legal Q&A
By Matthew Weng

Business Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran Samhammer

By Danielle Holland

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