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Robbinsville Hydroponic Farm

Short time, major success for community garden

Can a municipality successfully incorporate modern agriculture as a purposeful, engaging, and self-sustaining program?

That was the main question that sparked the beginning of Robbinsville Township’s Agricultural Initiative, and on November 28, 2017, it launched the Robbinsville Hydroponic Farm. Reflecting on the one-year anniversary of its inception, the answer to that question is a resounding ‘Yes!’

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Lavallette’s goose control effort

Paw Patrol

Canines “flock” to join Lavallette’s goose control effort

As a parent of a young child, Joanne LaCicero would gaze out her front window at the ballfield across the street and watch the Lavallette Elementary School children playing with their sports teams in the grassy, fenced-in Chandler Ball Park. She knew her own son might one day be playing as well on that field. The only problem was it was covered in goose droppings. And that didn’t sit well with her.

In a barrier island resort town where lawns are made of stones and sand, grass becomes a luxury for wild fowl. The Canada Geese would literally flock to the field to enjoy uninterrupted meals and rest, leaving behind a dirty mess. Baseball and soccer players, as well as kids who just wanted to fly a kite on a breezy day, found themselves in the middle of that mess. But from necessity comes invention. And being the wife of the Mayor of Lavallette, Mrs. LaCicero knew to take her idea right to the top.

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2019 Legislative Guide

2019 Legislative Guide

This guide, which is published annually, provides tools and information to municipalities to assist them in engaging with their representatives, and takes readers inside the legislative process. The guide also highlights the activities of the League’s Legislative staff in Trenton.

About NJ Municipalities

NJ Municipalities serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on municipal affairs, new initiatives and changing legislation for public officials in New Jersey. This magazine has been a news source for local government organizations for over 100 years, and is available in print and digital format. Published monthly, with the exception of July, August and September.


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