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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 84• Number 6 • June 2007
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151



Irvington's Housing Boom
From Vision to Reality

By Wayne Smith
Mayor, Township of Irvington

Pleasantville's Redevelopment Plan
Polishing a Diamond in the Rough

By Ralph Peterson, Sr.
Mayor, City of Pleasantville

Home Rule and the
Fight Against Gun Violence

By Tom Jardim
Partner, Ramseuy Berman, P.C.

Clean Energy Conference
Targets Municipalities

By Michael Winka
Director, New Jersey Board of
Public Utilities’ Office of Clean Energy

Bringing Housing to
Those Most in Need

By Tim Doherty
Project Freedom. Inc.
&  Alison Badgett

Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness
It Takes a Community
To Save a Hospital

By Anthony A. Amabile

A Guide to the
Local Public Contracts Law

By Edward J. Buzak, Esq.
League Assistant Counsel
&  Tiena M. Cofoni, Esq.

Conference Tips

92nd League Conference Preview



Successful Project Management Advice
‘If You Want Peace, Prepare for War’

By Glen D. Petrauski
The Somerset Raritan Valley Sewerage Authority

Pancake Breakfast Raises
$36,000 in Support of the Troops

League Supporters
Deserve Our Thanks

Wharton Walks to School
By William J. Chegwidden
Mayor, Wharton Borough

Cops and Immigration
The Local Impact of a National Crisis

By Meaghan E. Tuohey-Kay, Esq.

Truck Parking
The Story, Issues and Solutions

By Peter S. Palmer,
Freeholder, Somerset County
&  Thomas J. Phelan,
Eng-Wong, Taub & Associates

Immigration Reform
Federal Action is
Desperately Needed

By Michael Wildes
Mayor, Englewood

Police Regionalization, Consolidation, Merger and Shared Services
By Roman M. Martyniuk
Public Information Officer, NJSACOP

Cover: Irvington Mayor Wayne Smith; Reverend Cornelius Martin,
a principal of the New Visions Development Corp.; and Gerard Joab, Senior Program Director for Local Initiatives Support Corp., gather at a new home on 19th Avenue.  (Photo by Ward Studios)


Mayor Smith speaking with two men
Irvington's Housing Boom

speaker in Jersey City
Gun Violence

Man by Hoboken Hospital sign
Community Hospital







From 407 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Tom Getzendanner
Council Member, Summit

Washington Watch
By Rodney P. Frelinghuysen
Congressman, 11th District

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

Fiscal Focus 
By Joseph P. Monzo, Chief Financial Officer/ Deputy Manager, South Brunswick

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

Legal Q&A
By Deborah M. Kole

Labor Relations News & Views
By Gerald L. Dorf

Municipal Job Lines

Garden STATEments
By Taran B. Samhammer

By Karen Venditti


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