STATE – A winter storm could bring over a foot of snow to central New Jersey on Thursday, according to National Weather Service predictions.
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 – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Union, Essex and Hudson counties. An icy mix of precipitation could cause tomorrow morning’s commute to be hazardous.
UNION COUNTY—The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has authorized $347,000 for a three-year agreement with the Wildlife Services Bureau of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to have the bureau manage the population of Canada geese in county parklands and recreational facilities.
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.