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By Scott Miccio on July 13, 2022
New Jersey's Supreme Court Claifies Procedure for Filing Municipal Governing Body Vacancies 

Depending upon legislative intent, and the context within which the words are used, there can be a big difference between the word “shall” and the word “may.”

By Robert Lamilla on November 17, 2021
NJBPU Unveils Redesigned Community Energy Plan Grant Program

On November 16, 2021, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announced a redesigned Community Energy Plan Grant Program, which significantly simplifies the application process and places a greater emphasis on equity and environmental justice.

By Linda A. Galella on October 1, 2021
Mount Laurel -- The 50-Year Success Story on Affordable Housing

In 2020, Money Magazine ranked Mount Laurel Township one of the best places to live in America considering its schools, transportation, access, and mix of corporate businesses and residential homes. It is the place to be, and today, that includes individuals and families from all socio-economic levels.

June 22, 2021
Exception to the New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law (“LPCL”) – What Water Supply or Wastewater Treatment Facilities Need to Know

If you represent, or are affiliated with a “contracting unit” which owns or operates a water supply facility or a wastewater treatment facility, that is subject to the New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law (“LPCL”), you need to be familiar with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(gg); i.e.,  the “gg” exception.

By Scott Miccio on March 18, 2021
Action Required: Five Considerations for a Municipality Developing a Cannabis Strategy

On February 22, 2021, Governor Murphy signed three expansive pieces of legislation that create the framework for the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis in the State.  The new law creates a laundry list of action items that must be addressed by municipal governing bodies within specified time frames.

By Emily E. Strawbridge on January 13, 2021
New Jersey Appellate Division Offers Clarity to OPRA Requests for Student Records

The New Jersey Appellate Division issued a decision on January 12, 2021, in the matter of Chris Doe v. Rutgers University, which offers some clarity to the obligation of school districts to respond to certain Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) requests for student records.

By George M. Morris on July 30, 2020
With Public Pressure Mounting, NJ Seeks to Update Access to Police Records

In the wake of nationwide protests stemming from the tragic death of George Floyd and the subsequent calls across the country to both defund police departments and reform their practices, access to real time information regarding police activities has rapidly gained momentum.

July 29, 2020
Anticipating Applications for Small Wireless Facilities – How Municipalities Can Proactively Prepare to Meet Challenging Timelines

We keep hearing that 5G networks are coming to municipalities as necessary to the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and as a significant improvement to our past mobile networks.

June 25, 2020
Court Clarifies Custodian’s Requirements to Produce Certain Police Records

In a shift from past opinions, a recent Appellate Division decision provides municipalities and their police departments’ protection from Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) litigation for certain records produced by police officers but ultimately maintained by the judiciary through an electronic system.

From Courtroom to Court Zoom-- Serving Justice Virtually during Covid-19

Recently, we became pioneers in the realm of a virtual trial. Our litigation was on a fast track -- it involved affordable housing and a challenge to a zoning ordinance. 

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