TRENTON— An ongoing project to create connections between I-78 and the Garden State Parkway at Interchange 142 will require a shift of I-78 eastbound local traffic and the closure of an eastbound local lane starting Friday night, March 19 and continuing for several months.
STATE – Local school districts found out just how much state aid they would lose under Gov. Chris Christie’s budget proposal on Thursday. Some suburban districts would see their aid eliminated entirely, while urban districts stand to be the biggest losers in pure dollar value.
Live Music • March 18 from 9 p.m. – midnight – Robert Ross will perform at Robin’s Nest, 3103 Tremley Point Rd., Linden. For info, call 1-908-290-3090.
STATE — Campaign finance records show that an alleged al-Qaida member who grew up in New Jersey received $75 as an election day worker for Gov. Jon Corzine’s campaign in 2005.
STATE — Residents of Linden and Rahway heard a tremendous boom at about 9 a.m. Sunday, but officials say it was just thunder from the incredible storm that struck all weekend.
Pouring rain and fierce winds triggered flood warnings, downed trees, closed roads and stopped trains across New Jersey. The National Weather Service clocked wind gusts of up to 70 mph.
ELIZABETH—The Union County freeholders will hold two open public hearings for the review of the 2010 executive budget.
Book Sale • March 12 & 13 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – The Friends of the Cranford Public Library will hold a used book sale in the cellar of the library, located at 224 Walnut Ave. Most prices range from 25 cents to $6. For info, call 908-709-7281.
UNION COUNTY – Monday was the deadline for school board candidates to file nominating petitions to run in the April 20 school elections. These are the candidates from Union County.
Clearance Sale • Now through March 6 – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is having a winter clothing clearance sale at their thrift shop, 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. The store is open from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. every day except Sunday. Proceeds benefit the animal rescue group. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.
UNION COUNTY — Superior Court Judge Philip Maenza suspended a probation sentence pending the outcome of several appeals in the bizarre stalking case against Assemblyman Joseph Cryan’s ex-girlfriend.