Springfield not giving county their fair share

SPRINGFIELD — Even though the county filed a complaint in court last year after the township failed to hand over their share of red-light camera fine revenue, the mayor is standing his ground. The county actually filed the complaint in February 2012 alleging that Springfield violated the state statute by withholding the money that is […]

It’s a ‘Cryan shame’

Assemblyman’s emails raise questions about workplace policies on personal correspondence

UNION COUNTY — In the leadup to the impending Democratic primary, Union County voters will have a new element to consider when heading to the polls: Assemblyman Joe Cryan’s personal life. But while the content of the nearly 10-year-old emails, sent to a woman later convicted of stalking him, revealed in a New York Post expose […]

‘Jailhouse blues’ no more?

UNION COUNTY — Certainly Union County Jail Director Brian Riordan knew he had a big job ahead of him when he came aboard in 2008. But this former Riker’s Island warden is no stranger to hard work. Nor is he to understanding that getting back to basics often is the answer to solving problems at a […]

Activist, blogger, journalist, whatever …

Watchdog takes the stand, tries to hide behind Shied law, as prosecutor hammers away

Activist, blogger, journalist, whatever …

After two grueling days on the stand, the decision of whether activist and blogger Tina Renna legally deserves protection under the New Jersey Shield Law for newspersons is in the hands of Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy. The two-day hearing took place after Renna refused multiple times to provide the Union County Prosecutor’s Office with […]

County disputes health savings claim

UNION COUNTY — Freeholder Daniel Sullivan flatly disputed claims made in LocalSource last week that the county could have saved $5.8 million in health benefit costs by going with the State Health Benefits Plan. At last week’s freeholder board meeting the topic of LocalSource’s article on the county insurance broker steering the board toward a more […]

County loses out on $5 million in savings

Documents show broker failed to recommend most affordable health benefits plan to county

UNION COUNTY — The freeholder board could have saved as much as $5 million in health benefit costs last year, but several representatives of county employee unions discovered a county-contracted broker appears to have steered the freeholders to a more expensive plan. Tonight at the freeholder meeting, representatives of the local Communications Workers of America and […]

11 charged in Medicaid fraud; two from UC

UNION COUNTY — Last week federal and state agents arrested two Union County residents in a large scale Medicaid fraud scheme that ran into the millions. The complaint charged that Irina Krutoyarsky, 58, of Springfield, the owner and operator of a home health aid business, HHCH Health Care, Inc. in Linden, hindered a state investigation by […]

Rush to bond leaves Springfield ‘contaminated’

Rush to bond leaves Springfield ‘contaminated’

SPRINGFIELD — Although the long awaited high school turf field project is well underway, it appears the township ended up on the short end of the deal in more ways than one. Sources confirmed last week that revenue the township expected to make from the sale of property the school district was going to swap […]

Council attempts to remove voter-elected president

LINDEN — For the last 39 years or more Linden voters have gone to the polls to elect a council president, but now it appears the city may have been making a mistake by even putting the position on the ballot. Whether that is legal or not is now entirely up to a Superior Court […]