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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 84• Number 4 • April 2007
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151



Supporting Families in Crisis
By ‑Kevin M. Ryan
Commissioner, New Jersey Department
of Children and Families

F.U.N. Partnership
Fights Weight Gain

By ‑Frank Calandriello
Mayor, Garfield

Population and Jobs
New Jersey Shows
Less than Stellar Trend Lines

By James W. Hughes
&  ‑Joseph J. Seneca
Rutgers University

League Launches a
New Tool for Sharing

By ‑Gregory Fehrenbach
Coordinator, League Interlocal Advisory Service

Need an Administrative Agent?
Consider the Housing
Affordability Service Difference

By ‑Susan Bass Levin
Commissioner, Department of
Community Affairs

A League Special Report
Property Taxes in New Jersey


Conflict Resolution
Why is Collaboration
the Last Resort?

By Linda Stamato
&  ‑Sandy Jaffe
Co-Directors, Center for Negotiation
and Conflict Resolution, Rutgers University

We Must Do Better in 2007
By ‑Alex DeCroce
Assembly Republican Leader

Cable Television Landscape
Changes in New Jersey
By ‑Steven P. Goodell
League Special Counsel on Telecommunications

Nursing Home Fire Sprinkler Retrofit
Protecting the Most Vulnerable
By ‑Vincent Fichera
Executive Director, New Jersey
Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board

Off-Road Vehicles and New Jersey
How Can We Cope With
This High-Impact Recreation?

By ‑Jacklyn Rhodes
Director for Conservation Policy
Pinelands Preservation Alliance

Film to Improve
Crossing Guard Safety

By ‑Roman M. Martyniuk
Public Information Officer
New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

girls in swimming pool
Fighting Weight Gain

tax cut headlines
Property Tax Cut

drawing, man oiling gears
Conflict Resolution







From 407 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Thomas Vogel
Mayor, Point Pleasant Beach Borough

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

Washington Watch
By Robert Menendez, US Senator

Legislative Update

Labor Relations
By ‑Gerald L. Dorf

Grants Corner
By Pat Bohse

Legal Q&A
By Deborah M. Kole

Municipal Job Lines

Garden STATEments
By Taran B. Samhammer

By David Harkness



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