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NJ Municipalities Magazine



Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 89 • Number 6 June 2012

small blue map of NJCONTENTS

June 2012

Police car in front of Haledon's municipal building


Asbury Park’s
Road to Recovery

By Terence J. Reidy, City Manager, Asbury Park

Fighting for Middle Class Tax Relief
By Steve Sweeney, State Senate President

Tackling the Big Problems 
By Chris Christie, Governor

Haledon’s Special Police Officers
Trained Volunteers Make Quality Policing Affordable

By Domenick Stampone, Esq, Mayor, Haledon

Creating Document Management Jobs for the Disabled
By Jerramiah Healy, Mayor, Jersey City & Carolann Murphy, Kessler Foundation

Don’t Miss NJLM’s Annual Conference
Together We Can Take Charge of Change

By Arthur Ondish, NJLM President; Mayor, Mount Arlington

Shared Services Speed Records Access in Middletown
By Anthony P. Fiore, Mayor &
Heidi Brunt, Township Clerk,
Middletown Township

Energy Efficiency Incentives Provide Big Benefits
By Robert M. Hanna, President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

The Hatch Act
A Look at Federal Limits on Political Participation

By Robert M. Czech, Chair/CEO, New Jersey Civil Service Commission

NJLM Annual Conference Preview

It Pays to Think Big
How Small Communities Can Promote Wellness

By Brian Wilton, Committee Member, Lake Como

Why Build Power Plants When Cheaper, Cleaner Alternatives Exist?
By Joel L. Shain, Esq., NJLM Special Utility Counsel; Shain, Schaffer & Rafanello, P.C.

Energy Investment Policy
Safeguarding New Jersey’s Energy Future

By Jim Benton, Executive Director, New Jersey Petroleum Council in Trenton; former Mayor, Pennington Borough

Sprinkler Systems Save Money and Lives
By John F. Lightbody, Commissioner, New Jersey State Fire Safety Commission

Providing Property Tax Relief for the Middle Class
By Lou Greenwald, Assembly Majority Leader

New Cameras Improve Policing
By Robert P. Conway, Chief, Sea Girt Police Department

New Jersey Mayors Play a Key Role
The First Annual Blue and Green Day Promotes Organ Donation

By Elisse Glennon, Executive Director, NJ Sharing Network Foundation

Thank You to Our League Supporters 

NJLM Holds Energy Tax Receipts Press Conference

League Affiliate Groups Meet





From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Arthur R. Ondish
NJLM President;
Mayor, Mount Arlington

Under the Gold Dome
By Darryl Isherwood

Getting the Most from Your League
By Taran Samhammer

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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