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Congressman Malinowski to Hold Town Hall Meeting on March 23

March 21, 2019

CRANFORD, NJ - Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) will hold a Town Hall meeting with constituents on March 23 at Union County College's Roy W. Smith Theater, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The town hall will provide an opportunity for residents of the 7th District to share their views and concerns and hear updates on the latest in Congress.

Members of the public can ...

County Manager’s Political PR Side Work a Non-Issue For Union Freeholders

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Freeholders this week disputed allegations that the county manager’s work with a political consulting firm promoting local candidates presents a conflict of interest with his government duties.

The freeholders had named Edward Oatman to the position of county manager in January of last year. Oatman earned a $150,800 salary from the county in 2018, ...

Springfield Township Committee Honors Departing Engineer, Selects Replacement for Committee Seat

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At Tuesday night's meeting, the Springfield Township Committee took the chance to officially honor a long-time township employee one last time before his departure.

Sam Mardini, who has been with the township since 1993, was presented with a plaque honoring him for more than two decades of service in his position. After being presented with the award and a short ...

Senator Scutari Introduces Legislation on Raritan Valley One Seat Ride

Legislation sponsored by Senator Nicholas Scutari, which would require NJ Transit to conduct a feasibility study on restoring the one-seat ride from the Raritan Valley Line to New York City, was introduced to the Senate.

“The loss of the one-seat ride to Manhattan has been felt throughout my district and surrounding counties,” said Senator Scutari (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union).

Bramnick: Let Doctors Decide Your Healthcare, Not Insurance Companies

WESTFIELD, NJ - Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick has introduced a bill that would stop insurance companies from overruling doctors' decisions. Bramnick's bill would end the pre-approval process for tests, treatments and prescriptions normally covered by medical insurers, he says. The battle many face today with the insurance companies is much different than what it used to be, ...

Springfield Towsnhip Committe Proclaims March American Red Cross Month

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In honor of March being dedicated as American Red Cross Month, Mayor Erica Dubois read a proclamation on behalf of the township committee, thanking the organization for all their work in various fields, including disaster relief efforts.

The proclamation noted that throughout the state of New Jersey, the Red Cross has assisted various groups, responding to 902 local ...

Springfield Planning Board Delays Application, Sets Timetable for Saks Action

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At the scheduled monthly planning board meeting, the board heard from one applicant looking to move forward with a site plan.

KAR Realty LLC made an application for bulk variances on the property located at 35 Brown Avenue in Springfield. After hearing the testimony from KAR Realty, and a portion where planning board members could ask questions from the presenters, the ...

Springfield Township Commitee Announces Feedback Form for Mail Concerns

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In response to complaints from township residents, Springfield will be looking into cases of mail tampering.

The common complaint from residents is that mail has been delivered in what appears to be an already opened state, with valuables missing from inside the cards. Some of the missing items include gift cards, checks and other monetary items.

Another ancillary concern ...

Springfield Planning Board to Hold Monthly Meeting

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Planning Board will meet on Wednesday, March 6 for their regularly-scheduled monthly meeting.

The meeting will take place at the Springfield Municipal Building from 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.

According to the township website, the planning board is in charge of permitted activities within the Engineering Department. Their essential duties are to deal with ...

Springfield Township Accepts Resignation of Two Long-Tenured Employees

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - This week, the Springfield Township Committee Officially Accepted the resignation of two long-time township officials.

Township Engineer Sam Mardini and Police Captain William Cieri both announced their retirement, with the township committee accepting their resignation in two separate resolutions at the most recent meeting. Mardini had worked as township ...

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