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Original names of townships in Bergen County, New Jersey be redirected to current townships[edit]

I am asking that I would like to merge these:

This is done because it makes no sense that it would have separate articles for the original names of the townships, and because Sears Holdings continues to close Sears and Kmart stores. This is so for the latter, I don't have to feel like things will never be the same. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:25, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

I have merged these three articles. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 17:56, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Local government in New Jersey[edit]

While the article Local government in New Jersey makes clear the different types of municipalities and forms of government, it does not discuss what each type is responsible for (maintenance of roads, schools, water/sewer, police/fire, ect). Do all types of municipalities have general policing powers? Does the state regulate different types of municipalities differently? Do different classes have different powers devolved to them? Thanks! –Zfish118talk 18:12, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

This is a topic that should be fleshed out more clearly for readers. This source from the Census Bureau provides some of the details you seek. Alansohn (talk) 18:49, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! –Zfish118talk 17:24, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the expansion of Local government in New Jersey using that source. Alansohn (talk) 03:24, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

New New Jersey userbox templates[edit]

New New Jersey userbox templates are now available at Template:User WP New Jersey and Template:User WP United States. Yours aye,  Buaidh  talk contribs 22:56, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Got one for South Jersey? It should've broken off in 1980 when it had the chance :P ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 00:13, 26 April 2018 (UTC)


Hi, I created an article on a former mayor of Teaneck. Thoughts and suggestions appreciated. Enigmamsg 05:17, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

@Enigmaman:I would suggest you redirect to Mayors of Teaneck, New Jersey.Djflem (talk) 20:49, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Jersey City railroads running parallel to NJ 139[edit]

Cross post from Wikipedia talk:WikiProject New York City Public Transportation#Jersey City railroads running parallel to NJ 139.

What is this railroad running parallel to NJ 139?
I guess you can kinda see the Bergen Arches off to the right, in this picture of the Long Dock Tunnel.

Backstory: I was doing research for the Holland Tunnel article when I discovered that in 1927, the builders were involved in a legal dispute with the Erie Railroad over rail yards. So I started investigating, and it seemed like the rail yard dispute centered around the plot of land where I-78 and NJ 139 merge, here 40°43′52″N 74°03′04″W / 40.731°N 74.051°W / 40.731; -74.051 (merge of I-78 and NJ 139). Simple enough.

I went to Google Maps and saw an abandoned rail viaduct just south of I-78, and looked it up. It led me to our Bergen Arches page, which has an image of the right of way passing under I-78 before heading into an abandoned tunnel. Still OK.

Then I saw the Hudson County Railroad map and looked up the National Docks Secondary. Now here's the confusing part. That page says that the secondary heads into the Long Dock Tunnel at its northern end, and that the tunnel runs parallel to the NJ 139 open cut. Why, then, does the Bergen Arches page refer to a cut that runs parallel to NJ 139, and then give this coordinate 40°44′13″N 74°03′34″W / 40.7369°N 74.0594°W / 40.7369; -74.0594 (Bergen Arches coordinate)? It seems to point to the Long Dock Tunnel, which has very similar coordinates. 40°44′08″N 74°03′27″W / 40.7355°N 74.0574°W / 40.7355; -74.0574 (Long Dock Tunnel coordinate). I thought that was the Long Dock Tunnel. Both articles give only fleeting mentions of the other. Are they parallel, and if so, which one is located to the north and which one is located to the south? Finally, should they still be two separate articles? epicgenius (talk) 20:20, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

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At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


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Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:49, 30 May 2018 (UTC)