Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Despite decreased revenue in Union County's $506 million spending plan, officials managed to close a $28 million budget gap, according to a letter to the freeholder board by County Manager Alfred Faella.
Tuesday, February 5
The following is a letter written by Union County Manager Alfred J. Faella to members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, regarding the 2013 Executive Budget. Dear Freeholders: We are now at the beginning of a second year of what is a multi-year budgetary turnaround, as we have closed an approximate $28 million budget gap. Overall, the County appears to have stemmed the tide of eroding revenue collections in line with the national recovery, while taking long term steps to create new revenue streams, and implement proactive measures controlling our costs for future budgets. This year, we have turned our attention to the completion of several areas identified in last year’s executive budget for reform: Runnells Specialized …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Solar panels have been installed at the Berkeley Heights medical facility.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Public-run facilities are ranked lower than private nursing homes, but some supporters praise the care. Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights scored favorably in the ratings.
Joan Grimes of Rockaway in Morris County wasn’t satisfied with the private nursing home where her husband was living. The place looked magnificent. Its main lounge featured a fireplace, piano and chandelier. Patients’ rooms were carpeted. The halls were decorated with paintings. But Grimes felt her husband, who has Alzheimer’s disease, wasn’t getting enough medical attention. “I’m a nurse, so I kind of know what’s supposed to happen,’’ she said. Grimes asked her doctor to suggest another place. When he mentioned Morris View, she was not sure that was such a good idea. After all, Morris View is owned by Morris County and county-owned nursing homes come with somewhat of a stigma. That was more than two years ago and Grimes is glad she …