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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 84• Number 7 • October 2007
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151



It’s Time to Put Your Town
on an Energy Diet
By John F. McKeon
Mayor, West Orange, New Jersey Assemblyman, District 27

Louis Bay III Scholarship Winners

Federal Training Grants
A Regional Approach Brings Rewards

By David J. Socolow
Commissioner, Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Culture—a Major Economic Engine
for New Jersey’s Towns and Cities 

By Nina Mitchell Wells
Secretary of State

New Jersey Mayors
Honored for Leadership

A Healthy Future for New Jersey’s Kids
By Fred M. Jacobs, MD, JD Commissioner, Department of Health & Senior Services

The Community Development Block Grant Rejuvenating Neighborhoods in Elizabeth
By J. Christian Bollwage
Mayor, Elizabeth

Flood Mitigation, Historic Preservation and Recreation on the Ballot
Vote for Open Space Funding

By Lisa Jackson
Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection

New Jersey Floods
How to Cope with the Destruction

By Robert Menendez
U.S. Senator

Local Government Reform and the Role of the Local Government Attorney
By Ronald D. Cucchiaro

Brimming with Accomplishments

By James F. Quinn
Mayor, City of Millville


McKenna Joins Legal Team

League Staff Updates

League Executive Board 

A Premire Urban Hospital
Suits a ‘City on the Move’

By Kevin J. Slavin
President & CEO, East Orange General Hospital &
Robert L. Bowser
Mayor, East Orange

The Courts Speak Out
By Edward McManimon
League Associate Counsel

Efficiency and Savings
Woodbridge Is Modernizing Recordkeeping

By John M. Mitch
Municipal Clerk, Woodbridge Township

The End of Dual Elective
Office Holding…Almost
By Edward J. Buzak
League Associate Counsel

Revitalization and Management
Four Key Strategies for
New Jersey’s Downtowns
By Jef Buehler,
State Coordinator, Main Street New Jersey

Know Your Role in the Count
The Census Bureau Gears Up for 2010

By David Kraiker
&  Noemi Mendez

The Rationale Behind Sanctuary Cities

By Michael Wildes
Mayor, Englewood
Chair, League Immigration Task Force

A Federal Perspective
By Leslie Wollack
Principal Legislative Counsel, National League of Cities

Ridgefield Park Mayor and Bergen County Leader Will Be Missed


Vote for Open Space

sidewalk cafe

raised hands in air
Census Bureau







From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Chuck Chiarello,
Mayor, Buena Vista Twp

Washington Watch
By Robert Andrews
Congressman, 1st District

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny


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

Legal Q&A
By Deborah M. Kole

Municipal Job Lines

Garden STATEments
By Taran B. Samhammer

By Karen Venditti


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