LOWER TOWNSHIP COULD ADOPT BUDGET ON MONDAY

A one-cent budget increase in Lower Township will be voted on for adoption on Monday. Council reduced the proposed increase down to a penny in an attempt to be responsive to the economy. Some of the cuts include overtime in two departments equaling $25,000, and tipping fees have gone down and these that reflected a decrease…

REPORT: AREA HOSPITALS TALK MERGER

Two major hospitals could be looking at a merger. The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that there are “serious” talks between South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood-Memorial Hospital to have a merger. The report cited sources, neither hospital is willing to make public comment. Underwood-Memorial Hospital is in Gloucester County.

WOMAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY HER OWN VEHICLE

A New Jersey woman was killed by her own vehicle. Police say the 79-year-old woman did not put the vehicle completely in park when she arrived at a restaurant in Livingston. According to police, Sally Simmons was walking behind the automobile when it came backwards and ran over her. The elderly woman was pronounced dead…