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.
SOUTH AMBOY—The Provident Bank’s Deposit $1 of Hope fundraising drive will continue through Feb. 23. In an effort to raise funds for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Provident is hosting the drive at each of its more than 80 branches throughout New Jersey.
PERTH AMBOY—On Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m., Cathedral International presents a drama presentation written and directed by Dr. Evelyn Graves entitled, “Let My People Go.”
SOUTH AMBOY-Remember having off from school on both Lincoln’s Birthday (Feb. 12) and Washington’s Birthday (Feb. 22.)? In February 1942, School No. 1 held exercises to mark famous birthdays.
SAYREVILLE—Felicia Acheampong of Sayreville, a senior at Sayreville High School, has received a scholarship to attend Berkeley College.
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.
UNION COUNTY—Sledding was on the agenda for many of Union County’s children, who were off from school for a second day. For smaller children, the small slopes in Briant Park in Summit and Lenape Park in Cranford were enough.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Middlesex County Freeholder H. James Polos announced that the county will save $100,000 when it installs a new HVAC system at the County Archives Building in North Brunswick as a result of being accepted into PSE&G’s Direct Install program.
MONROE — Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County is creating a new socialization group called the Lunch Club, which is being offered for socially isolated seniors to enjoy kosher lunch and socialize with peers.
WOODBRIDGE – Les Jumelles Jazz will kick off the “Red, White & Blues: Jazz & Blues from the Garden State,” concert series at The Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge on Friday, March 5, at 8 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Reservations are required and are on first-come basis. Call 1-732-634-0413 for more information or to reserve your seats.