Sea Bright panel asked to study merger

Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long.

SEA BRIGHT — A panel of residents will research the benefits and costs that Sea Bright could face if the beachside borough consolidated with a neighboring town.   

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South Hunterdon County school merger gets Stockton Borough Council's backing

STOCKTON — The proposal to combine four South County school districts into a single district got unanimous endorsement from Borough Council on Sept. 9. A referendum on the measure is to be voted on by residents of Stockton,Lambertville and West Amwell Township in a special election on Sept. 24. 

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Regionalizing schools can reshape education

As New Jersey schools prepare to open, another year of challenges for each and every school board lies ahead.   Taxpayer money is tighter than ever; the 2 percent state-mandated spending cap has already forced many schools to eliminate gifted and talented programs, languages, elective classes and extracurricular activities. Many of our 602 separate school districts can no longer provide cost-effective and efficient management of our schools.  

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Government consolidation proponents see South Hunterdon School District

LAMBERTVILLE — About eight weeks remain before voters here, in Stockton and in West Amwell decide whether the four existing school districts that govern the education of their children are dissolved and replaced by a single district covering pre-K to grade 12.  

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Former Princeton Mayor Discusses Merger on NJTV

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Consolidation Study Commission Swears in Members

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD,  NJ - At its first organizational meeting, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Consolidation Commission dealt with many agenda items, including voting in Matthew Juckes of Fanwood as one of the commissioners, and then swearing in 10 of the commissioners and two of the alternates. One alternate was unable to be present, and there is one alternate position yet to be filled.

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Christie's Consolidation Pledge Paying Off

When the non-profit organization Courage to Connect NJ holds its third annual seminar at Princeton University on June 5, Princeton’s successful consolidation will be the focus of the day. And now that the town is assured of the 20 percent reimbursement for consolidation costs that Governor Chris Christie pledged during a visit to Princeton nearly two years ago, the lineup of Princeton officials taking part in the day’s sessions is especially relevant.

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What can PA learn about municipal consolidation from NJ

This interview with Executive Director Gina Genovese originally appeared on Keystone Politics. 

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Princeton merger yields tax decrease

When the merger of Princeton Borough and Princeton Township was proposed, advocates said it would result in more efficient government and lower tax bills.   

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Princeton consolidation pays off: $61M budget comes with tax rate decrease

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PRINCETON — The savings that encouraged the former borough and township of Princeton to merge into a single town started to appear last night as the town introduced a $61 million budget and announced a tax rate decrease of just under 1 percent.

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