Forum asks: Could Roxbury and Mount Arlington become one?

ROXBURY — Residents of Roxbury and Mount Arlington Wednesday evening gathered at the Roxbury Public Library to begin discussing the idea of merging the municipalities.   

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Merging Roxbury, Mount Arlington up for discussion

The possibility of merging Mount Arlington and Roxbury would save a substantial amount of tax dollars and streamline services, officials say, and a public forum this week will begin exploring that possibility.

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Courage to Connect NJ Comes to Passaic County

Last year, Save Jerseyans, both Princeton Boro and Princeton Township made the historic decision to consolidate.

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Finance Board Approves Consolidation Study

The Local Finance Board in Trenton approved the application to study the consolidation of Scotch Plains and Fanwood on Wednesday afternoon.

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Philly Inquirer Editiorial: A Town is forever a town, no matter how small

A sensible proposal to merge Cherry Hill with little Merchantville is going the way of most such proposals: nowhere.   Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn told The Inquirer’s Kevin Riordan last week that no one could see the advantage of consolidation “from a Cherry Hill perspective” – which is a huge part of the problem.   

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Local Finance Board Hears Consolidation Study Commission Application

Both sides of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood consolidation testified in front of the Local Finance Board last Wednesday.

The hearing, held at the Department of Community Affairs building in Trenton, lasted about an hour and saw a comprehensive discussion about the proposed Municipal Consolidation Study Commission.

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Scotch Plains activist believes key to lower taxes is merger with Fanwood

SCOTCH PLAINS — Fred Lange, a grandfather and amateur magician, was just enjoying his retirement.
 
Really. The Scotch Plains man, who’s pushing 80 but could pass for a lot younger, was living out his days with his wife, Doris, and paying no mind to local politics.

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Mayor Goerner, CtoCNJ Executive Director Gina Genovese and Fred Lange await public hearing

Princeton Township Mayor Chad Goerner, Courage to Connect New Jersey Executive Director Gina Genovese and Fred Lange of Courage to Reconnect (l-r) eagerly await a public hearing with Fanwood residents regarding a proposal municipal consolidation study for Scotch Plains and Fanwood. The hearing was held July 10 in Fanwood, as part of three summer hearings being held through the oversight of the state Department of Community Affairs.

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Despite a few snags, Princeton merger work continues

Following a November vote by residents of two New Jersey municipalities to merge, a task force is proceeding with plans to combine Princeton Township with Princeton Borough. Some expenses of the consolidation are higher than anticipated.   

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Fanwood Mayor, Council Question Effort to Consolidate Scotch Plains-Fanwood

A public hearing was held Monday night at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building on the application by the organization Courage to Reconnect Scotch Plains/Fanwood (CTR-SPF) seeking local and state endorsement to study consolidating the two towns.

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