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NJ Municipalities Magazine

Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 89 • Number 7 October 2012

small blue map of NJCONTENTS

October 2012

Construction of new Marriott in Newark


From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By James S. Kownacki, Mayor & Richard S. Krawczun,
Township Manager,
Lawrence Township (Mercer)

Under the Gold Dome
By Darryl Isherwood

Washington Watch
By Frank A. LoBiondo, Congressman, Second District

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

2 men cleaning up sidewalk area


Ridgefield Declared a Bully Free Zone
By Anthony R. Suarez, Mayor, Ridgefield

New Convention Hall
The Centerpiece of Cape May’s Economic Development Plans

By Edward J. Mahaney, Jr., Mayor, Cape May City

Pursuing Growth and Innovation

By Cory Booker, Mayor, Newark; Ex-Officio Member, NJLM Executive Board

Joseph Kyrillos v. Robert Menendez
The U.S. Senate Candidates Answer Our Questions

League Awards Louis Bay 2nd Scholarships

The Value of Public/Private Partnerships: Why Downtowns with BIDs Enjoy a Competitive Edge
By Victor De Luca, Mayor, Township of Maplewood

Consolidating Voice and Data Saves Money
By Christopher P. Vergano, Mayor, Wayne Township

Following an October Snow Storm
Nixle Enables Verona to Contact Citizens

By Frank J. Sapienza, Mayor, Verona; Vice-chair, NJLM Emergency Management and Preparedness Task Force

Morristown Embraces Green Redevelopment
By Timothy Dougherty, Mayor, Morristown

Nutley’s Military and Veterans Affairs Bureau: Ensuring Prompt and Personal Attention for Freedom’s Defenders
By Steve Rogers, Commissioner, Nutley

Urban Land Institute Helps Build Community Consensus
By M. James Maley, Mayor, Collingswood; Member Urban Land Institute
& David M. Ricci, Chairman, ULI Philadelphia (which covers South Jersey)

NJLM Annual Conference Preview 

League Executive Board Members     

Supplementing Part of the Municipal Work Force
By Albert B. Kelly, Mayor, Bridgeton; Member, League Executive Board

Launching the ‘Buy Deptford First’ Initiative
By Paul Medany, Mayor, Deptford Township

Vineland Municipal Electric Utility
Environmental Stewardship, Low Rates, Energy Independence

By Robert Ramano, Mayor & Joseph A. Isabella, Utility Director, Vineland

A Municipal Guide to Spill Act Liability
By David E. Sweeney, Assistant Commissioner of the Site Remediation Program

Introducing the NJ TRANSIT Scorecard
By James Simpson, Commissioner, Department of Transportation; Board Chairman, NJ TRANSIT

New Jersey Property Assessment Clean Energy Municipal Financing Program: Making Clean Energy Affordable         
By Bob Smith, State Senator, District 17

How Partnerships and Community Policing Reduce Crime
By Joseph M. Giordano Jr., Chief, Greenwich Township Police Department

Laying the Foundation for a More Resilient New Jersey
By Lawrence O’Reilly, Director & Julia Roberts, Management Analyst, FEMA Recovery Division Region II

Defining the Municipal Agenda
An Update on the League Conference Resolutions

By Michael F. Cerra, NJLM Senior Legislative Analyst

NJLM Educational Foundation Board

CERT Keeps On Rollin’
State Deploys 100th Utility Trailer

By Howard Butt, NJ Citizen Corps/CERT State Coordinator

Crisis Management in a 24/7 World 
By Irene Maslowski, President, Maslowski & Associates Public Relations

Mayor’s Book Club 2011-2012 

Stuart R. Koenig Will be Remembered




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