Monday, May 20, 2013
Summit attorney and former Republican Freeholder candidate Andrew Smith will address the League of Women Voters tonight at the New Providence Library. The meeting is open to the public.
Andrew Smith, a Summit resident, attorney, and former Republican candidate for the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, has a few things to say about how county government is run. He'll be talking about that and other topics tonight, May 20, at the New Providence Library, in a special series entitled "Union County - It's a Big Deal" that's being sponsored by the League of Women Voters (LWV). The forum will be held at the library's Conti Community Room at 7:30 pm. The building is located at 377 Elkwood Avenue. A question and answer session will follow the talk, which is open to the public. Union County Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter had also been invited to address the group, but because she's running for reelection, the LWV …
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 …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Springfield Committee will vote on the first reading of an ordinance that would amend salaries of some employees, including officers.
The Springfield Township Committee will hear the first reading of an ordinance to amend the salaries of some officers, clerical workers, and other positions. The meeting takes place Tuesday night at 7:30 pm at Town Hall. Among the resolutions the committee will consider is one that will accept grant money from Union County to complete improvements to the Chisholm Building. Another resolution on the agenda includes a change order to the money being spent to improve the heating system at the Municipal Building. Other resolutions include promotions of two officers, John Patrick and Robert Bertucci: Patrick to First Class and Bertucci to Sixth Class. Click this link to see the entire agenda. If you'd like to see the meeting live in real time…
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 10, 2013
Committeeman Marc Krauss explains the details of the upcoming animal census and licensing to be done in the township.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
To be in compliance with state regulations, the township wants to make sure your dog's license is current via a door-to-door survey.
If you own a dog in Springfield, be ready for a knock on the door in the near future. The township will be conducting a door-to-door, state-mandated census of dogs and dog licenses in Springfield. Officials posted a notice on the town's website that canine owners can expect a representative from the Madison Health Department to be making a visit soon, and reporting the findings back to the health department. Dog owners should make sure their pet's license is up to date. The township notice said that there will be a late fee of $1 a month as of April 5 on late registrations. The due date for registration renewal was January 31. Owners who want to renew a dog license need to provide proof of rabies vaccination current through October 31, …
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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 …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Bipartisan Muñoz -Brammick legislation would limit public adjusters' fees during a Hurricane Sandy-type catastrophe
Tuesday, April 30
Public adjusters’ fees related to a catastrophic loss would be limited to 10 percent of an insurance claim settlement under bipartisan legislation approved today by the General Assembly. The bill, A-3519, is sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz and Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, both R-Union, Morris and Somerset. “Homeowners and business owners deserve appropriate settlements after a catastrophe,” Muñoz said. “We can protect victims who have suffered a horrific loss and preserve fair compensation for the public adjusters who represent them.” New Jersey has no cap in place and by some accounts adjusters charged as much as 50 percent after Superstorm Sandy. “A cap shields policyholders from unscrupulous adjusters,” Bramnick …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Dale Spindel brings more than two decades of experience to the position.
The Springfield community will have a chance to welcome new library director Dale Spindel from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Spindel comes to the Springfield Public Library from the Kenilworth Public Library, where she served for 16 years as the director. Prior to Kenilworth, the self-proclaimed book lover worked as the director of the Clark Public Library. "In selecting a new library director, the Library Board of Trustees sought someone with a strong customer service ethic who would continue to enhance the library as a community gathering place through creative and original programming and the ability to embrace both the printed word and rapidly changing technology," said Shelly Stangler, President of the Board of Trustees, in a …