Gina Genovese featured in Star-Ledger Q&A

A 1934 New York Times article, bemoaning New Jersey’s inability to merge inefficient and redundant towns, says “it is up to organizations of citizens to carry forward the movement without the aid of the State.”

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Budgetary struggles force consideration of municipality and service consolidations

Could consolidation among some of New Jersey’s 566 municipalities bring taxpayer relief? Budgetary struggles statewide are leading citizens and elected officials to wonder. 

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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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