Snow & Ice Slow Morning Commute, Could Impact Afternoon Travel

STATE – Today’s winter storm, with precipitation switching from snow to sleet and freezing rain this morning, is causing delays on New Jersey roads. Speed restrictions are in place for the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike and George Washington Bridge.

Storm Could Tuesday’s “Rush Hour” Into “Slush Hour”

STATE – State officials are advising drivers to slow down and exercise caution during Tuesday morning’s “rush hour” commute. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for much of the state from late tonight through Wednesday evening.

Government Offers New Dietary Guidelines To Fight Obesity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal officials unveiled new dietary guidelines for Americans today that place a stronger emphasis on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity. More than one-third of children and more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese.

IRS Urges Workers To Check Eligibility For EITC

MOUNTAINSIDE — The Internal Revenue Service and partners nationwide mark the 5th Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day on Friday, Jan. 28. This initiative highlights the availability of one of the federal government’s largest benefit programs for working families and individuals.

Street Gangs Present In 45% Of NJ Municipalities

STATE – According to a newly-released report by the New Jersey State Police, gangs are present in 45 percent of New Jersey’s municipalities. Nearly all of the state’s 566 municipalities responded to the survey, with only Elizabeth declining.

Cryan, Lesniak Have Ties To Alleged Organized Crime Figures

ELIZABETH – A reputed organized crime associate made political campaign contributions to Assemblyman Joe Cryan, whose legislative partner, state Sen. Ray Lesniak, wants to disband the commission created to drive the mob out of the waterfront in the Port of New York-New Jersey.

Community Calendar

Singles • Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a singles dance at the Crowne Plaza Clark, 36 Valley Rd. Ages 40+ No jeans/sneakers/t-shirts Admission: $17 Info:1-732-656-1801