NEW BRUNSWICK – On Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Folklife Program for New Jersey will present The Hester Street Troupe in an age-old Yiddish folk music tradition known as klezmer at the Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, 222 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.
NEWARK—Continuing their partnership, Opera New Jersey and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present “Carmen,” Bizet’s opera of passion, jealousy and murder, in three venues across the state.
CARTERET—Mayor Daniel J. Reiman’s Children’s Charity Trust Fund has organized a Broadway musical fundraiser event featuring “West Side Story.”
SOUTH AMBOY—A fashion show was held in conjunction with the March 1950 meeting of the South Amboy Parent Teacher Association in Hoffman High auditorium.
TRENTON – The Assembly passed a bill which would allow municipalities with nonpartisan forms of government the option to hold their May elections on the same day as the general election in November Thursday by a vote of 49-25, with two abstentions.
EDISON—Not so long ago, Mark Badalamenti of Scotch Plains, Chris Georgevich of Elizabeth, Manish Kewalramani of Edison, Amanda Mosner of Westfield and Doug Pivnichny of Plainfield were grappling with the stresses of applying to college and transitioning from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison into a brave new world.
EDISON—The Alumni Association of Middlesex County College is accepting applications for the Alumni Scholarship, which will be awarded in the spring semester.
NEW BRUNSWICK—The efforts of more than 100 dedicated cyclists and others in the this year’s Century for the Cure bike ride, has resulted in $110,000 being given to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) Foundation.
EDISON—Investors Saving Bank’s branch in Edison recently presented the Edison Memorial Tower Corporation with a check for $7,500 to restore the Art Deco memorial tower.
TRENTON — The state Senate rejected — by a vote of 14 to 20, with six senators not voting — a bill sponsored by Sen. Raymond Lesniak aimed at legalizing gay marriage in New Jersey.