STATE – The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for northern and central New Jersey counties.
NEWARK – Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) Company, New Jersey’s largest electric and gas utility, is warning customers to be prepared for potential wide-spread and lengthy power outages as a result of the major winter storm that is currently hitting its service territory.
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.
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.
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.
CARTERET– Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway will operate the borough’s fitness and wellness center, Mayor Dan Reiman and the Carteret Borough Council have announced.
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.
NEWARK– The Office of the Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs reminded computer users to protect their personal information by checking the privacy settings on social web sites and using secured networks.
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.
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.