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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 85• Number 4 • April 2008
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151



Into The Black
A Look at Governor Corzine’s Budget Proposal

By Jon Corzine
Governor, New Jersey

CitiStat Puts Union Township on the
Road to More Effective Government

By Clifton People, Jr.
Mayor, Township of Union

Police-Parole Partnerships
An Economical Public Safety Resource

By Wayne Smith
Mayor, Township of Irvington
&  Peter J. Barnes Jr.
Chairman, New Jersey State Parole Board

The Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Facing a Financial Tsunami

By Steven M. Goldman
Commissioner, New Jersey Department
of Banking and Insurance

League Holds
Municipal Budget Briefings

Roselle and Its Schools
Saving and Achieving Together

By Garrett Smith
Mayor, Roselle

The City of Clifton
Clean, Green and Litter Free

By Jim Anzaldi
Mayor, City of Clifton, Chairman, Clean
Communities Program, League 2nd Vice-President
&  Alfred J. Du Bois
Municipal Recycling, Clean Communities
Coordinator, City of Clifton

The BPU Urges You
Take a “Stand” on Earth Day

By Jeanne M. Fox
President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
The Rate Counsel

Advocacy on All Fronts
By Ronald K. Chen
Commissioner, Department of the Public Advocate


Ethics – Where Are We Now?
By Susan Jacobucci

Director, Local Government Services,
Department of Community Affairs

Regional Catastrophes and the State’s Response
By Richard L. Cañas
Director, New Jersey Office of
Homeland Security and Preparedness

Goose Control
Harding Township Takes A Humane Approach

By Roberta Shields
Volunteer Coordinator, Harding Township

Under a New Agreement
Utilities Information will be Provided Upon Request

By Arthur J. Vitale
NJSME Past President and Chairman,
NJSME Utilities Design Information Committee

To Live Lives That Matter
By Paula Franzese
Professor, Seton Hall Law School
Chair, New Jersey State Ethics Commission

How to Motivate People

By Patricia Licata
New Heights Consulting

The Subprime Crisis Jeopardizes
Free Market Competition

By E. Robert Levy
Executive Director and Counsel,
Mortgage Bankers Association of New Jersey

League Forms Educational Foundation

The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards
Recognizing Excellence in Our Communities
By Marybeth Brenner & Dean Anderson
Department of Environmental Protection
&  Rhea Brekke, Executive Director, New Jersey

Corporation for Advanced Technology
How New Jersey Property Taxes Stack Up

By James W. Hughes and Joseph J. Seneca
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and
Public Policy, Rutgers University


Governor Corzine speaking at podium
State Budget Proposal

hands of man sticking through bars in jail
Police Parole Partnerships

large ocean wave
A Subprime Tsunami







From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Dave Fried, Mayor, Robbinsville Townsjhip

Washington Watch
By Albio Sires
Congressman, 13th District

Legislative Update
By Michael F. Cerra, Jon R. Moran,
     Helen Yeldell

Labor Relations News & Views
By Gerald L. Dorf

Legal Q&A
By Deborah M. Kole

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

Garden STATEments
By Taran B. Samhammer

By Karen E. Venditti


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