HILLSIDE – Biggest Loser finalist Amanda Arlauskas will kick off the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s efforts in the Pound for Pound Challenge on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 5-7 p.m. (31 Evans Terminal, Hillside). Arlauskas lost more than 85 pounds on the show last fall, which saw her finish third in the December finale.
Flea Market • Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Linden Knights of Columbus, 118 N. Park Ave., will hold a flea market. Kitchen open for breakfast & lunch. Next flea market: March 20 – tables are $20. Call 1-908-486-9518 or 1-908-374-5444.
TRENTON – Assembly Transportation Chairman John Wisniewski on Friday announced the panel will hear testimony on the potential impact of the governor’s plan to slash NJ Transit’s subsidy and the fare hikes and service cuts that may result.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie said that New Jersey is in a “state of financial crisis” and outlined cuts to address a $2.2 billion gap in this year’s budget before a joint session of the Legislature this morning.
STATE — Road crews are working to clear New Jersey highways and major roadways, but the worst of this winter storm may not have come yet.
The National Weather Service has a blizzard warning in effect for the state. High winds — with gusts of up to 45 miles per hour — are expected this afternoon. Possible whiteout conditions will make travel dangerous, and officials are advising residents to stay at home if possible.
TRENTON – Senators from both parties introduced legislation to reform New Jersey’s troubled pension system on Monday.
UNION COUNTY — Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, has announced that several high school seniors from Union County have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College.
UNION COUNTY — Tina Renna, president Union County Watchdog Association, is demanding answers from Westfield officials concerning the dismissal of two disorderly persons charges filed against a politically-connected police officer.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is preparing for another potentially significant winter storm, expected to arrive this evening. The storm would be the second major weather event in New Jersey in the last four days.
STATE – Another snowstorm is moving in later tonight and could blanket the area with between 8-18 inches before tapering off Wednesday night.