NEW BRUNSWICK – More than 42,500 people in the United States were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and nearly 35,200 died from the disease, according to The American Cancer Society.
NEW BRUNSWICK—An Irish proverb says a good laugh is one of the best cures a doctor can offer. In this case, oncology nurses at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) are prescribing the laughter as they gear up for the fourth annual CINJ Comedy Night, proceeds from which will go to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation to benefit CINJ Nursing Education. CINJ is a Center of Excellence of UMNDJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
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.
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.
Thrift Shop Sale • Feb 12 & 13 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption will hold a 50% off sale at their thrift shop, located at 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. Proceeds will support the rescue group and donations of dog and cat food is also welcome. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.
PISCATAWAY—The Middlesex County Department of Parks & Recreation is seeking Teams for its annual Board of Chosen Freeholders Basketball Tournament, which starts in early March.
ROSELLE PARK—Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Union County) will perform comedy on Feb. 18 in Roselle Park and on March 18 in New Brunswick.