Princeton setting the example for consolidation

The seemingly obvious idea that New Jersey’s many municipal governments could join together to save tax money has been thwarting anyone who tried it for more than a century.   

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Princetons Finds Merger Vote Easy Part of Consolidation

Combining the two New Jersey communities that share the Princeton name is testing Governor Chris Christie’s effort to get the state’s patchwork of 566 cities and towns to merge governments. 

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Statewide forum promotes municipal consolidation effort

EAST BRUNSWICK — Citizens and elected officials from all over the state attended a forum Wednesday to discuss ways in which to make local government more efficient through municipal consolidation.   

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Goerner: Town mergers can work in NJ

For the Princetons, 2012 is the year we transition to a single municipal government, with the promise of a brighter and more sustainable future.   

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Courage to Connect NJ Featured on Baristanet

As budget hearings continue in Trenton through the early spring, there is another important meeting that is also taking place. In my opinion, this meeting is more critical for the long-term fiscal strength of our state than anything taking place in the Statehouse. 

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Princeton Township Mayor: Municipal consolidation will pay off

For the Princetons, 2012 is the year we transition to a single municipal government, with the promise of a brighter and more sustainable future.   

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CtoCNJ Featured in the Paramus Patch

Communities, like the people who live in them, suffered from the recent economic crisis, dealing with budget cuts, layoffs, and reduced services.   

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SPF Residents Take Historic Step towards Consolidation of Neighboring Towns

Scotch Plains and Fanwood residents in favor of merging the two towns made history on February 15, becoming the first neighboring communities in the state to petition the Local Finance Board to commission a study on what consolidation would mean for the SPF tax payers.   

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Citizen group wants to study merging Scotch Plains-Fanwood

Scotch Plains and Fanwood may share a school district but the two communities have been separate municipalities since 1895, when tiny Fanwood broke away.

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Courage to Connect NJ Featured in Star-Ledger

Residents in Scotch Plains and Fanwood took a first step toward merging their towns Wednesday by applying for permission to create a consolidation commission.   The two municipalities already share a school district, a library and have talked about merging police departments.  

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