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Monthly Archives: January 2010

“Belmar Shall Make No Law”

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of  religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging  the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Congress shall make no law…..abridging the freedom of speech. Boy, […]

Except: Everything

There’s a story in this week’s Coast Star about Sea Girt being forced to rent coutroom time from Wall Twp because Sea Girt’s courtroom has been rendered unusable. So what happened? Fire? Flood? Earthquake? Nope, nothing like that. Apparently the courtroom, conveniently located in Sea Girt’s own municipal building, does not meet New Jersey’s “state […]

Gibbsboro Mayor Lays Out The Facts

Great article from the website of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities . I believe this was written in 2008, before our assembly proposed a final solution (A-3119) to the small town problem. The Facts About Small Towns By Edward G. Campbell, III Mayor, Gibbsboro Borough Governor Corzine’s budget proposal takes a cruel […]

Heckuva Job, Fed!

Another interesting NUMBERS GAME  factoid in today’s SUNDAYMONEY section. It now costs $21.85 to buy what $1 would have bought in 1913. The unmentioned significance of 1913 is that the Federal Reserve was created in 1913. It’s mission was to maximize employment, smooth out the business cycle, and protect the value of the dollar.

The High Cost Of Saving Money

Yesterday’s Asbury Park Press reports that Point Beach and Point Boro, in an attempt to cut costs, are considering merging some administrative functions and have applied for a state grant to pay for the cost of the merger.

Downtown Redevelopment And The 800 Pound Gorilla

I mentioned last week that New Jersey added 1500 government jobs in November 2009, according to the SUNDAYMONEY section of the Asbury Park Press. This week that same page reports that New Jersey lost 10,900 private sector jobs that very same month according to the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Apparently the only […]