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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 85• Number 7 • October 2008
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151


The League and Wal-Mart Team-up to Offer Grants

League Scholarship Winners Announced

U.S. Senate Candidates Answer Your Questions
By Frank R. Lautenberg & Richard Zimmer

Presidential Campaigns Pledge to Partner with Cities
By Carolyn Coleman, Director Federal Relations, National League of Cities

State EDA Offers New, Traditional Programs to Support Small Business Growth
By Caren S. Franzini, Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Boosting Efficiency at All Levels of Government.
By Matthew Boxer, State Comptroller

Managing Community Diversity
By Jun H. Choi, Mayor, Edison Township

The Foreclosure Crisis—Too Close To Home
By Joseph V. Doria, Jr., Commissioner, DCA, Chair, New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency

Energy—Wind Power Has a Place in New Jersey
By Jeanne M. Fox, President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Getting the Lead Out
By Robert L. Bowser, Mayor of East Orange & President of the New Jersey League of Municipalities
&  Ronald K. Chen, New Jersey Public Advocate

An Innovative Partnership Saves Woodbridge Township Taxpayers $700,000
By Mayor John E. McCormac, CPA, Woodbridge Township & Charles H. Sarlo, DMR Architects

League Executive Board Members

When Should You Merge Your Planning and Zoning Boards
By Swena Gulati & Stuart Meck, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

The Secret Behind Park Ridge’s Award Winning Redevelopment
By Donald J. Ruschman, Mayor, Park Ridge

Civility—Can Campaigners Ever Leave the Gloves On?
By Sharon Schulman, Director, William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Richard Stockton
College of New Jersey & James “Sonny” McCullough, Mayor, Egg Harbor Township

South Orange Village: Developing a Smart Growth Plan for the Future
By Douglas Newman, Village President, South Orange Village (Essex)

Regulating Clothing Donation Bins
By Letitia Colombi, Mayor, Borough of Haddonfield

A Four-Day Week Works in Gloucester 
By Cindy Rau-Hatton, Mayor, Gloucester Township

Identity Theft—What Municipalities Need To Know
By David Szuchman, Director, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

Overtime Pay and the Fair Labor Standards Act
By Brian W. Kronick, Genova, Burns &Vernoia

The Guard Supports Largest Deployment Since WW II
By James Garcia, Lt. Col.

Resolution Results 
By Michael F. Cerra

President Hagemeister Will Be Missed


From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Garrett Smith, Mayor, Roselle

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

Washington Watch
By Frank A. LoBiondo, U.S. Congressman

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

Legal Q&A
By Deborah M. Kole

New Jersey Sustainability Update
By Kathleen Grady & Elizabeth McManus, Planners, Clarke Caton Hintz

Professional Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran B. Samhammer

By Karen E. Venditti




















Home with Foreclosure Sign
The Foreclosure Crisis

South Orange Village
South Orange Villlage



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