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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 86• Number 2 • February 2009
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151
Governor Corzine with two children


Jersey City’s Next Step: Extending Prosperity Beyond The Waterfront 
By Jerramiah T. Healy, Mayor, Jersey City

Municipal Agenda for 2009 A Bridge Over Troubled Waters
By Governor Jon S. Corzine

The Mayors Wellness Campaign
Three Years Later We Are Making a Difference!
By Patricia Flannery, Mayor, Bridgewater

Calling All Residents
The Case for Emergency Notification

By James J. “Sonny” McCullough, Mayor, Egg Harbor Township

Adoption You Can Help Them Find ‘Forever Families’
By Kimberly Ricketts, Commissioner, Department of Children and Families

New Commissioner Speaks Out
Gearing Up for the Environmental Challenges Ahead
By Mark N. Mauriello, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

State Republican Leaders Look to the Year Ahead
By Tomas H. Kean, Jr., Senate Minority Leader &
Alex DeCroce, Assembly Republican Leader

Meet Your New League Officers

Building Shared Services with New Citizens’ Commissions
By Joseph V. Doria, Jr., Commissioner,
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

Building for the Future The Mass Transit Tunnel
By Stephen Dilts, New Jersey Commissioner of Transportation and Chairman of the Board, NJ TRANSIT

New State Programs Designed to
Support Business Growth, Community Investment

By Caren S. Franzini, Chief Executive Officer,
New Jersey Economic Development Authority

The BPU Opens a New Era of Video Service
By Jeanne M. Fox, President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Legislative Information Inside the State House

Creative Funding Illuminates Historic Vincentown
By Jim Young, Mayor, Southampton & Joseph M. Laufer, Committeeman

Protecting Municipalities from the Telecom Tax Fight
By Joel Shain, League Electric Deregulation Counsel

Facing a Financial “Perfect Storm” With More Rain on the Way
By James W. Hughes & Joseph J. Seneca, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University

The Office of Smart Growth
Helping Municipalities Move Beyond the Status Quo
By Ben Spinelli, Executive Director, Office of Smart Growth,
Department of Community Affairs

Show Me the Money Finding the Financing for Solar Panels
By Ronald J. Ianoale, Esq., McMannimon and Scotland

Franklin’s Review Committee Focuses on Timely Approvals
By Joyce S. Miller, Purchasing and General Services Administrator, Township of Franklin (Somerset)

The Cat In The Hat Is Back!  League joins NJEA in Read Across America Celebration
By Christy Kanaby, Read Across America State Coordinator,
New Jersey Education Association

Cape May Mayors Meet to Discuss COAH Regulations

League Shows Committment to Organ and Tissue Donation



From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
Mildred C. Crump, President,
Newark Municipal Council

Washington Watch
By Bill Pascrell Jr.,
Democrat, Eighth District

Legal Q&A
By Deborah M. Kole

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

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

Labor Relations News & Views
By Brian W. Kronick

Affiliates Forum
By Ron Prykanowski

Professional Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran B. Samhammer

By Karen E. Venditti

small boat in rough seas


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