Jail Escapee Pleads Guilty

ELIZABETH – Phillip Ruddy, who fled the Union County Jail earlier this summer, pled guilty in Union County Superior Court this morning to one count of third degree escape, according to Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

Report Reveals Medical Mistakes

STATE—New Jersey’s 72 hospitals in 2007 committed nearly 9,400 “serious medical mistakes” that threatened patient safety, according to a report issued by the state Department of Health and Senior Services. Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth was the lowest rated facility in…

Corzine Cabinet Urged To “Stretch” Truth?

STATE—As New Jersey’s jobless rate climbed to 32-year high of 9.8 percent in September, Gov. Jon Corzine’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Mark Matzen, sent an e-mail to cabinet members asking them to stage events that boast about job creation, even if they had to “be creative” to do it.

Less News Is Bad News

STATE—New Jersey faces a growing crisis in coverage of news and public affairs, according to a New Jersey Policy Perspective report, ‘Less News is Bad News: The Media Crisis and New Jersey’s News Deficit.’