Group Asks Locals to Consider Municipal Consolidation at Forum

The question of whether New Jersey municipalities should consider consolidation as a money-saving effort as the state faces economic challenges was discussed during a Tuesday night forum in Waretown. 

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Princetons' voters can set an example for rest of state

The residents of the Princetons have the opportunity to make history in New Jersey on Nov. 8 when they vote, once again, on the issue of consolidating Princeton Borough and Princeton Township.

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Will the Princetons be Trailblazers or Left Behind?

The residents of the Princetons have the opportunity to make history in New Jersey on Nov. 8 when they vote, once again, on the issue of consolidating Princeton Township and Princeton Borough. In the next few weeks, the Princetons can become a model for the state, showing municipalities how to consolidate; from the earliest planning stages through implementation of a completed merger. 

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Courage to Connect NJ Applauds Christie Administration for Municipal Consolidation Initiative

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Gov. Christie today proposed legislation that would cover 20 percent of the cost of merging two towns.

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Princeton Township and Borough consolidation saves taxpayer money and entities' uniqueness

It’s easy to ask: If past referendums for municipal consolidation in Princeton were defeated, why should this year’s ballot turn out any differently? It’s a good question. But there’s also a good answer: We’ve learned, we’ve grown, we’ve changed.

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NJ Monthly Poll Reveals 50% of Readers Support Municipal Consolidation

A new poll in NJ Monthly magazine shows that more than 50 percent of readers believe the best way to ease property taxes is to consolidate some of our 566 municipalities. School funding took in 24.31 percent and Mandated Shared Services took in 10.5 percent.

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Fanwood Would Retain Identity if Merged with Scotch Plains

In response to your August 11 article (Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times) titled, “Fanwood Council Spurns Merger, Suggests Shared Service,” it is important to know that this effort was started by residents of Scotch Plains and Fanwood who understand that our two communities are really one from our perspective. 

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New book aims for municipality consolidation

The second edition of a book that aims to help New Jersey municipalities merge and consolidate has been published, with updates that reflect recent legislation. The “Connect NJ Guidebook: The Tools for Municipal Consolidation in New Jersey,” was first published in January by Courage to Connect New Jersey, a non-profit organization that focuses on community consolidation.

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NJ towns should find courage to merge into 125 regional 'town clusters'

For more than 100 years, residents and government officials have been talking about the need to end the redundancy in New Jersey by consolidating municipalities and school districts. Over the decades, this well-documented problem is becoming dire. 

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School Consolidation Study Funds Still Up in the Air

On June 14, the first-ever education summit took place at Mendham High School, and saw 25 elected school and government officials from Washington Township, the Chesters and Mendhams come together to discuss funding formulas and possible redistricting among the schools in the municipalities. 

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