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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 86• Number 6 • June 2009
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151

Officials at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Building


NJLM Educational Foundation Housing Summit Focuses on Solutions —
Affording Affordable Housing 

By Michael F. Cerra, Policy Advisor, NJLM Educational Foundation

Mobilizing the Strength of the City
By Cory Booker, Mayor, Newark

How Toms River Cut Taxes During Tough Times
By Thomas F. Kelaher, Mayor, Township of Toms River

Hackettstown — Reaching Out to College Customers
By Michael B. Lavery, Mayor, Hackettstown

Volunteers Raise $40,000 for Troops

Redefining Historic Preservation in Challenging Times
By Joseph V. Doria Jr., Commissioner, Department of Community Affairs
& Dorothy Guzzo, Executive Director, New Jersey Historic Trust

Community Partners Initiative —
Helping Towns Cut Energy Bills and Reduce Climate Change
By Jeanne M. Fox, President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Launch ‘A Call to Service’ Today
By Harry S. Pozycki, Chairman, Center for Civic Responsibility

NJLM Educational Foundation Provides Forum for Ideas

Solving the State’s Blood Shortage, One Workplace Blood Drive at a Time
By Heather Howard, New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner

The Importance of Health Insurance Funds
By Joseph M. DiBella, Executive Vice President, Employee Benefits Consulting Practice, Conner Strong Companies, Inc.

This Year’s League Conference — You Can’t Afford to Stay Away
By William G. Dressel, League Executive Director

Building the GREEN Garden State
By Jennifer Senick, Pinky Samat, Maren L. Haus, Rutgers Center for Green Building

Site Remediation Professional Licensing Law Approved
By Lewis Goldshore, League Environmental Counsel

The Tort Claims Act — Protect Your Municipality from Lawsuits
By William Harla, Partner and Member of the Executive Committee
& Alex J. Keoskey, Partner, DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole and Wisler, LLP

Feral Cat Control — More Municipalites Are Turning to Trap, Neuter, Return
By Michelle Lerner, Policy Specialist, Project TNR

New Markets for Local Government Debt —
Build America Bonds and Recovery Zone Bonds
By Leah Sandbank, Esq., McManimon & Scotland, L.L.C.

League President Joins Governor on Troop Visits
By Wayne Woolley, NJ DMAVA Public Affairs Specialist & Kryn P. Westhoven, ESGR Public Affairs Co-Chair

Atlantic County Mayors Association Holds Special Dinner

League and Affiliated Associations Meet

Englewood Mayor Presents Immigration Recommendations

Watch Out for Unscrupulous Taxi Operators




From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Martin Pagliughi,
Mayor, Avalon Borough

Washington Watch
By  John Adler, Congressman,
Third District

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

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

Labor Relations
By Brian Kronick

Sustainability Update
By Kathleen Grady & Elizabeth McManus

Legal Q&A
By Deborah M. Kole

Professional Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran B. Samhammer

By Karen E. Venditti




interior of ornate building


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