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CONTENTS
nEW jERSEY mUNICIPALITIES
Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 86• Number 5 • May 2009
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
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EMS personnel and Ambulance
SPECIAL SECTION — EMS UPDATE

FEATURES

Preventing a Crisis in Emergency Services
EMS—A Critical Update 

By Chuck Chiarello, Mayor, Buena Vista & Francis Pagurek, EMS Chief, Mt. Laurel

Volunteer EMS—An Invaluable, Free Lifeline for Communities
By Sue Van Orden, President of the New Jersey State First Aid Council

Changing the EMS System—The Viewpoint from the Ambulance Driver’s Seat
By Mickey McCabe, President, Medical Transportation Association of New Jersey

Improving EMS—Regionalization, Funding and Leadership
By Scott A. Kasper, President, New Jersey Association of Paramedic Programs

We Must Have a Patient Focus
By Alfred Lincks, Chief, Vineland EMS Services

Shared EMS—A Model for the Future
By Andy Lovell, Chief, Gloucester County EMS

Westampton Township—We Run a Fire Based EMS in a Combination Department 
By Wylie C. Johnson III, Chief, Westampton Township Emergency Services

An Effective UEZ Contributes to Renewal in Lakewood
By Robert W. Singer, Mayor Lakewood Township, State Senator

The League’s Response to the State Budget
By Timothy C. McDonough, League President, Mayor, Hope

Union City—Building New Jersey’s Most Livable Urban Community
By Brian P. Stack, Mayor, Union City, State Senator

NJRA Training Has an Impact on Elizabeth—
The Rewards of Bringing Key ‘Problem Solvers’ Together

By J. Christian Bollwage, Mayor, City of Elizabeth, League Past President
& Leslie A. Anderson, Executive Director, New Jersey Redevelopment Authority

The Hasbrouck Heights Food Pantry—A Generous Community Makes It Work
By Rose Heck, Mayor, Hasbrouck Heights

The Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency—Working to Keep Families in Their Homes
By Joseph Doria, Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs & Marge Della Vecchia, Executive Director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency

Belmar Mayor Explores a Statewide Car-Sharing Network
By Kenneth Pringle, Mayor, Belmar

Raising Man’s Best Friend Behind Bars
By Lydell Sherrer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Preserve New Jersey’s History—Let’s Save the New Jersey National Guard Training Center
By Mark Clemmensen, Mayor, Sea Grit Borough

School Construction—Creating Jobs and Improving Education
By Kris Kolluri, CEO, New Jersey Schools Development Authority

Consolidation Roadmap—How to Perform a Shared Service/Consolidation Review 
By Bob Casey, Member of the LUARCC

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease—Working for National Health Care Reform 
By James J. Florio, Former Governor & David Knowlton, New Jersey Healthcare Quality Institute

Don’t Wait For a Disaster to Understand FEMA
By Lt. Joe Geleta, NJ State Police Office of Emergency Management, Public Assistance Unit

Solid Waste Collection Service—Equal Treatment for Apartment Owners
By Lewis Goldshore, League Environmental Counsel

U.S. National Guard’s Solar Carports—Turning to the Sun
By JoAnne Castagna, Technical Writer-Editor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

League Press Conference Launches the 2010 Census

Johnson to Lead NLC Committee

 

 

COLUMNS

From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Bill Chegwidden,
Mayor, Wharton Borough

Washington Watch
By  Christopher H. Smith, Congressman, Fourth District

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

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

Legal Q&A
By Deborah M. Kole

Sustainability Update
By Kathleen Grady & Elizabeth McManus

Affiliates Forum
By Thomas G. Glock, CTA

Professional Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran B. Samhammer

Datelines
By Karen E. Venditti

 

 

 

people in food pantry stocking shelves
FOOD PANTRY

Flooded road
UNDERSTANDING
FEMA GRANTS


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