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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 85• Number 5 • May 2008
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151



Trash Trucks Drive Shared Services 
By John E. McCormac
Mayor, Woodbridge Township
&  Daniel J. Reiman
Mayor, Borough of Carteret

The League Weighs In on the State Budget
By Robert L. Bowser
League President
Mayor, East Orange

A Multi-Pronged, Aggressive Approach
to Internet Safety

By Anne Milgram
Attorney General for the State of New Jersey

Saving Energy with the Broadband System
By Jeanne M. Fox
President, Board of Public Utilities

Community Gardens Connect
Urban Areas to Agriculture

By Charles M. Kuperus
New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture

America and Englewood—
A Melting Pot

By Michael Wildes
Mayor, Englewood

Winners Circle
Clean & Green Clean Communities Awards

By Sandy Huber
Executive Director, Clean Communities Council

The Highlands Council Incentives
Municipalities Rewarded for Conforming
to the Regional Master Plan

By Eileen Swan, Executive Director
New Jersey Highlands Water Protection
and Planning Council

Commercial Property Owners
The Other Taxpayers

By Martin Allen, Esq.
DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin,
Kunzman, Davis & Lehrer, P.C


Post Release Programs
How to Slam the Revolving Doors
to Our Prisons

By Dan Lombardo
President/CEO, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley

Competing Strategies
How to Create Efficient Muncipalities

By Marc Holzer
Dean, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University’s Newark Campus

Small Towns Are Not the Problem

By Richard Renzulli, Mayor, Eastampton
&  Scott Carew, Township Manager

Can New Jersey Afford Its Small Towns?

By Stephen M. Sweeney
Gloucester County Freeholder

The Facts About Small Towns
By Edward G. Campbell, III
Mayor, Gibbsboro Borough

The New Jersey Shuffle
By Ellen Steinberg
Committeewoman, Millburn Township

Bringing Fairness to Compensation
By Reagan Burkholder
Principal, Summit Collaborative Advisors, LLC
Bond Analysis

New Jersey Towns Face a Credit Crunch
By ‑Edward J. McManimon, III
League Associate League Counsel
McManimon & Scotland, LLC

Project Watchtower
Addressing Gun Violence in New Jersey

By Stacy Cavaleiro & Kristen Musolf
CeaseFire Analysts, NJ ROIC Task Force

Revived Republicans Assertive
about Shaping State’s Agenda

By Thomas H. Kean, Jr.
Senator, Dist 21, Senate Minority Leader


Mayors standing in front of shared garbage truck
Shared Services

League Protests Budget Cuts

Highlands Incentives







From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Martin L. Pagliughi
Mayor, Borough of Avalon

Washington Watch
By Robert Menendez
New Jersey Senator

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

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

Legal Q&A
By Deborah M. Kole

Joblines & Professional Directory

Garden STATEments
By Taran B. Samhammer

By Karen E. Venditti


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