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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 85• Number 2 • February 2008
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151



Affordable Housing Requirements
The Latest COAH Developments

By Joseph V. Doria, Jr.
Commissioner, Department of Community Affairs

The Governor’s Strategy for
Safe Streets and Neighborhoods

By Anne Milgram
Attorney General

Stemming the Foreclosure Tide
By Wayne Smith
Mayor, Irvington

25 Years Later
Farmland Preservation Is Still
a Smart Investment
By Charles M. Kuperus
Secretary, Department of Agriculture

Site Remediation Reform
Preserving Public Health
and Economic Growth

By Lisa P. Jackson
Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection

League’s Mayors’ Green Committee
Experiences Record Growth

By Fred Profeta
Deputy Mayor, Maplewood
Co-Chair, The Mayors’ Committee for a Green Future

The State of Our Bridges
By Kris Kolluri
Commissioner, Department of Transportation

New Legislature, New Opportunities
By Alex DeCroce
Assembly Republican Leader

A Record-Setting Year for Women in Politics
By Jean Sinzdak
Center for American Women & Politics (CAWP)

Meet Your New League
Executive Board Members



Legislative Insert: Inside the Statehouse

Regional Wi-Fi
Making Affordable Internet Access a Reality

By Stephen M. Sweeney
State Senator, District 3

16th Annual Mayors’ Legislative Day

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A Cutting-Edge Profile
of the Garden State

By James W. Hughes
&  Joseph J. Seneca
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Publlic Policy

Taking a Toll on New Jersey

Help Make a Home for
New Jersey’s Fish and Wildlife

By Brian Marsh
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
New Jersey Field Office

Green Design in Somerset County
From Concept to Reality

By Tom Sharpe
Somerset County Business Partnership

Westwood Police Are Driving Green
By Robert Hoffmann
Westwood Borough Administrator

League Joins NJEA in
Read Across America Celebration

By Steve Baker
Read Across America State Coordinator
New Jersey Education Association

Finding Our Way
Around the Garden State

By Marguerite Chandler
President, Celebrate NJ!



Policeman in car
Crime Prevention

yellow house under an umbrella
Mortgage Forclosure Crisis

Inside of the NJ State Capital Dome
Amplify Your Voice







From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

Washington Watch
By Donald M. Payne
Congressman, 10th District

Legal Q&A
By Deborah M. Kole

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

As I See It
By Mayor Vanessa Sandom
&  Hopewell (Mercer) Town Committee

Job Lines & Professional Directory

Garden STATEments
By Taran B. Samhammer

By Karen E. Venditti


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