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Focus: Municipalities & Education

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Newark launches educational program for city students at Pequannock Watershed

As Newark continues to become a center for technology and science-oriented businesses, we have a growing demand for a tech-savvy workforce. The City of Newark has developed several public/private partnerships to prepare residents for the science and engineering jobs being created here. Our latest initiative involves using our vast watershed as an educational resource.

In December, Acting Director of Water and Sewer Utilities Kareem Adeem and Assistant Director Tiffany Stewart, Esq.,launched a science education program for Newark youth at the Newark Pequannock Watershed, located in West Milford.This program will continue through June 2019, close for the summer and resume September 2019 through June 2020.

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Group tour at Hanover's Whippany Burying Yard

Mapping Historic Treasure

Leveraging the past to secure the future of Hanover’s Whippany Burying Yard

July 4th travelers on Route 10 in Whippany may have seen a stately gentleman appearing to have stepped out of colonial times. Garbed in period costume, Hanover Township’s Historian Emeritus,Don Kiddoo, was at the Whippany Burying Yard that day doing what he does best: bringing the stories of those who rest there to life for a sizeable crowd gathered for a tour of the oldest colonial graveyard in Morris County and north central New Jersey. Joining him in showcasing the lives of those who colored the pages of local, state, and national history was the Hanover Township Landmark Commission, who sponsored the event. Also attired in 1700s style, commission members discussed the artistry of the headstones and ongoing work to preserve these markers and other relics that lend luster to this historic jewel.

The July 4th tour is one of many ways the Landmark Com-mission has put the Whippany Burying Yard on the proverbial map. Since 1977 when the Landmark Commission was first established by ordinance, the members embarked on a mission and delivered a powerful message to the public about this 300-year-old resting place: These historic lives–and this site–matter.

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In This Issue

Labor Relations Column

Interest Arbitration After the 2% Hard Cap

Many public employers are in the process of negotiating collective negotiations agreements that expired on December 31, 2018. For collective negotiations agreements that expired on or before December 31, 2017, the interest arbitration law limited arbitrators to a 2% hard cap on awards. It is expected that 2019 will see a rise in interest arbitration petitions being filed due to the expiration of the 2% hard cap. This article will review important points regarding the interest arbitration law to provide awareness to the factors and time frames that exist should you choose to file for interest arbitration, or an interest arbitration is filed by a police of fire union within your municipality.

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