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How Two Princetons Became One

Feather O'Connor Houstoun, Governing Magazine, February 27, 2013

It's easy to dismiss the successful consolidation of two New Jersey municipalities that share a name--Princeton township and borough--as well as a Zip code, an affluent citizenry, similar debt loads and real estate taxes, 13 shared services including a library and school district, and a political culture that seems so, well, forward-thinking. What possible relevance could the Princetons' experience have for other budget-stressed communities, given the always fractious politics of local-government consolidation and service-sharing?

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