Saturday, May 18, 2013
The state urges customers to consult the database before buying a car
The State Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) and Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) are urging all customers to consult their database of flood and salvage-titled vehicles before purchasing a car. That database now provides information on 31,000 such vehicles, the State MVC announced on Wednesday. It isn't illegal to sell vehicles with flood or salvaged titles. However, there are specific requirements that ensure potential purchasers are aware of the status of such vehicles, according to the MVC. “Damage sustained by vehicles must be disclosed to prospective buyers,” Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said. “We will hold car dealers accountable for violating our Consumer Fraud Act if they fail to make such disclosures.” The database was …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Clerk says she is working to make voting "fast and convenient."
Sunday, May 12
Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that a “One-Stop” service is available for Union County voters at the Westfield and Elizabeth offices of the County Clerk. “Eligible voters are able to apply for a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the New Jersey Primary Election in person at either one of my offices, receive their ballot and cast the ballot at the same time,” Ms. Rajoppi said. “This one-stop voting service is available at my Westfield office as well as at the main office in Elizabeth.” “The service in Westfield and Elizabeth makes voting more accessible, particularly at the Westfield office with its convenient Saturday office hours and evening hours during the week,” Ms. Rajoppi added. “With the important June 4 Primary Election for …
Friday, May 3, 2013
U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance addresses banking reform, immigration at Warren town hall meeting.
U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance burnished his reputation as a fiscal conservative in Congress during a town hall meeting in Warren Wednesday, with about 50 residents on hand. In response to questions from residents, Lance said he still opposes the Federal Reserve Bank's quantitative easing program, and said he believes the biggest impediment to economic growth is the malaise of uncertainty hanging over the nation. "Seven of 10 jobs that will be created in this country will be created by small business—and small business is waiting on the sidelines in so many ways because it does not know what is going to happen with regard to tax policy, and it does not know what's going to happen with the president's health care legislation," Lance said, in …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz of Summit will expedite transport of critically ill patients between health care facilities.
For decades, Assemblyman Dr. Eric Muñoz of Summit worked to save lives as a trauma surgeon at University Hospital in Newark. He worked with a sense of urgency to make sure that patients received treatment as quickly as possibly. Now, four years after his untimely death, his wife Nancy — who took over his Assembly seat, is continuing his mission in the form of a new legislative measure. Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Muñoz directing hospitals to establish protocols to request the immediate dispatch and timely transport of critically ill patients between health care facilities by specialty care transportation units, was approved on April 29 by the General Assembly recently. SCTUs transport critically ill and compromised patients …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
Saturday, April 20
The Westfield Regional Health Department in conjunction with Saint Barnabas Medical Center is offering a free high-risk lung cancer screening at 6 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2013. The program is free and registration is requested as seating is limited. To register, please call 1-888-724-7123 or visit www.barnabashealthcalendar.org/sbmc. The screening will take place at the Westfield Municipal Building in the Community Room, 425 East Broad Street. The community room can be entered from East Broad Street. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. It is most curable when diagnosed at an early stage. The Saint Barnabas Lung Cancer Institute is offering a free low-dose CT screening program for individuals who are…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Municipal budget and Summit Improvement District budget hearings to take place at the April 15 meeting.
Monday, April 15
COMMON COUNCIL of the CITY OF SUMMIT 7:00 pm – 7:20 pm (Produced by the Office of the Secretary to the Mayor and Council) ADEQUATE NOTICE CLOSED SESSION AGENDA FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013 RESOLUTION – Authorize Closed Session Collective bargaining matters – NJSA 10:4-12.b (4) • FMBA Update Appointments – NJSA 10.4-12.b (8) • Memo – D. Hughes, re Unfilled Appointments ♦ Mayor’sAppointments: (confirmation required) Arts Committee (1 SDI Rep; 1 Public Schools Rep; 1 Architect/Hist. Pres. Rep.; 1 SAPF Rep.; 1 VACNJ Rep.) Think Local First Committee (1 Suburban Chamber Rep.; 1 Non-Profit Org. Rep.) (no confirmation required) Education, Board of (2) (exp. 5/15/13) Environmental Commission (1 Alt. #2, 1 Recycling Adv. Committee Rep.) …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Executive director James Meehan said he is "in awe" of what the team accomplished.
Sunday, April 7
The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA) has been recognized by the Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey (AEA) and awarded for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments during Super Storm Sandy. The RVSA was presented with awards for Mutual Aid and Individual Achievements at the Annual Wave Awards Luncheon held on March 13th during the AEA’s spring conference at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City. The AEA’s Annual Wave Awards recognize dedication, innovation and talent in New Jersey’s publicly owned/operated water and wastewater utility sector. This year, a total of 20 organizations and individuals were recognized by their peers for excellence. The RVSA was honored with the Mutual Aid Wave Achievement Award for …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The four-year agreement between the public works employees and City of Summit was approved at the April 2 common council meeting.
The Summit Common Council approved a four-year agreement at the April 2 meeting to increase the salary of public works employees an average of 1.5 percent, according to TheAlternativePress. TheAlternativePress reported that the decision was unanimous to approve the agreement between the city and department of public works, which is represented by Local No. 469 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Also approved at the common council meeting was a one-year agreement with a forester not to exceed $36,000. The city approved a community forestry management plan that includes various policies on maintaining and removing trees as well as decorating trees with holiday lighting. The agreement also includes Summit’s tree dedication …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Danny Meyers was selected for the Council At-Large position and Mike Vernotico was selected for the Ward 2 position.
Saturday, March 30
The following information was provided by Summit Democrats. The Summit Democrats held a meeting Wednesday night to select candidates for Common Council. After a short discussion led by Committee Chair Terri Tauber, the Committee Members unanimously approved the candidacies of Danny Meyers for the Council At-Large position and Mike Vernotico for the Ward 2 position. No candidate was identified for Ward 1. Meyers is the Owner/Operator of a home and building inspection business, Meyers Home Inspections. He holds an engineering degree from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in NY. He has lived in Summit for 7 years with his wife, Lisa Reznik, the owner of the Film Society of Summit, and their two children. …
Monday, March 25, 2013
West Orange resident Karen Golding alleges affair with Union County assemblyman and says racy emails prove it.
Alleged racy emails between Assemb. Joseph Cryan (D-Union) and a former lobbyist from West Orange published in today’s New York Post were a “blatant violation” of a court order to keep them sealed, a prosecutor said Monday. Gregory Mueller, the first assistant prosecutor for Sussex County prosecuting the case told NJ.com he will investigate who leaked the emails, citing the only people with access to the emails were Cryan, former lobbyist Karen Golding, her attorney Roy Greenman and anyone they may have given the emails to. The emails were sealed in court offices, the NJ.com report said, and the court clerk assured Mueller they were not given to the press or anyone else. Golding’s motion to unseal the emails “may be moot at this point” …