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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 85• Number 6 • June 2008
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151



Cherry Hill Thinks Green 
By Bernard A. Platt
Mayor, Cherry Hill

Police Department Leadership
Who’s the Boss?

By Wayne S. Fisher Ph.D.
Director, Police Institute Rutgers
School of Criminal Justice

Bringing Back Long Branch
and Its Historic Theater

By Adam Schneider
Mayor, Long Branch
City of Perth Amboy

Becoming a Digital Community
By Joseph Vas
Mayor, Perth Amboy

Local Control of Road Signs Would Save
Money and Headaches for Towns, DOT

By John F. Bencivengo
Mayor, Hamilton Township

Lawrence  Shares Services
and Equipment 

By Mark W. Holmes
Mayor, Lawrence Township

Preparing for the Next
Wave of McMansions

By Frank D. Tinari
Past Mayor, Florham Park
&  Robert Michaels
Professional Planner, Robert Michaels & Associates;
Planning Consultant for Florham Park Borough, Springfield Twp. & Randolph Twp.

Civility at Council Meetings
A Message to the Gatekeepers
By Jason Holt
East Orange Counsel & League Associate Counsel



New Jersey Legislature Approves
Paid Family Leave

By Brian W. Kronick, Esq.
Partner, Genova Burns & Vernoia

Conference Tips
Making the Most of the League Conference

Bringing Jobs to the Garden State
By James J. Florio, Former Governor
of New Jersey
Senior Policy Fellow for the E.J. Bloustein
School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers,
The State University of New Jersey

Senior Centers—
An Essential Community Service 

By Lynn A. Thornton
Director Senior & Social Services,
West Windsor Twp., President, NJ Association Senior Center Directors
&  Kathleen Fitzgerald RN
Director Senior & Veteran Services,
Hamilton Twp.

Haste Makes Waste—
But Does It Lower Property Taxes?

By L.Mason Neely
Chief Financial Officer, East Brunswick

Organ and Tissue Donation Saves Lives
By Joseph Roth
President and CEO, New Jersey Organ & Tissue
Sharing Network

Moving Out Your Records for Greater Efficiency 
By Patrice Innocenti
North Jersey Media Group, Reporter for MSNBC

League Participates in Broadband Summit
By Elizabeth Christopherson
President, Foundation for New Jersey
Public Broadcasting, Inc.

Mayors and Legislators Rededicated
to Property Tax Relief


planting a tree
Cherry Hill Thinks Green

Policeman and man in business suit
Police Leadership

Senior citizens playing cards
Thriving Senior Centers







From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Steven Weinstein
Mayor, Borough of Fair Lawn (Bergen County)[

Washington Watch
By Chris Smith

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

New Jersey Sustainability Update
By Kathleen Grady & Elizabeth McManus

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

Legal Q&A
By Deborah M. Kole

Garden STATEments
By Taran B. Samhammer

By Karen E. Venditti


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