Christie can punt a football to the next town

Gov. Chris Christie recently said he can punt a football into Mendham Township from his home in Mendham Borough. Mendham Township Mayor Richard Krieg says ultimately the Mendhams need to come back together. 

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Ledger Live's Brain Donohue's take on municipal consolidation

The Star-Ledger’s Brian Donahue did a great piece about the municipal madness in New Jersey and the need for consolidation. He even captured  Gov. Christie on tape wondering why there are two Mendhams. 

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Building case for shared services

FAIR LAWN — Gina Genovese thinks she can explain the New Jersey fiscal crisis with one number — and it’s not the total budget deficit, the cost of state pensions or the percentage that property taxes are going up this year. It’s the number 566.

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Proponent of Consolidation Says Jersey Towns Would Benefit from Washington

Joe Cutter of NJ101.5 Reporting A proponent of consolidating some of Jersey’s 566 Municipalities says the strong support for consolidation in a recent poll should be carried forward, with ordinary people involved in the consolidation dialogue.

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Connect Communities for Federal Funding

New Jersey is losing millions of dollars each year due to our small municipalities.   The federal government has grant money that can be used to revitalize neighborhoods,  spur economic development or  improve local facilities and services.   But these Federal Community Development Program grants require local populations of at least 50,000.   Instead of complaining that we don’t get our fair share of federal dollars, let’s connect our communities so that we reach this eligibility mark by the 2020 census.  We have 10 years to make this a reality.

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Organization brings its message of consolidation

CINNAMINSON – Joe Davis lives in Cinnaminson. Some members of his family live in Palmyra. To visit them, Davis drives two miles but passes through three police jurisdictions.

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Should New Jersey Consolidate Municipalities?

Fox 29 in Philadelphia covered our public forum at the Cinnaminson Library on April 21, 2010.

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Merger advocate to visit Merchantville

The founder of an organization that advocates municipal consolidation will visit Merchantville on Wednesday night to support some residents’ effort to combine the borough with neighboring Cherry Hill.

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NJ Towns must merge

Letter to the editor originally ran April 8, 2010 in The Star-Ledger

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Eliminate redundancy or create a new tax?

Assemblyman Lou Greenwald’s recent proposal to allow local governments to levy their own sales and income taxes will actually increase the tax burden for the residents of New Jersey.

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