PERTH AMBOY—The Perth Amboy Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant worth nearly $200,000 to improve their ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of the first-responder personnel in fire related emergencies.
TRENTON – A former New Jersey resident admitted his role in a $15 million insurance scam.
EDISON — Workshops on applying for financial aid for college will be offered at Middlesex County College. The workshops, which are open to current Middlesex students and those who have applied, will be held on the college’s Edison campus and the New Brunswick Center.
UNION — The Theatre Department at Kean University presents the Stephen Sondheim / Hugh Wheeler musical, “Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” from Feb. 25 through March 5 in the Zella Fry Theatre on the Union campus.
NEWARK– After just two weeks, GoNewark HoopFest has already signed up more than 300 volunteers to staff events when the NCAA Tournament descends on Newark’s Prudential Center from March 23-27.
LINDEN — Linden residents 50 years of age or older may register for a Senior Citizen Identification Card Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the John T. Gregorio Center, 330 Helen Street. Previously, the I.D. cards were distributed on the first Tuesday of each month.
NEW BRUNSWICK – UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Foundation of UMDNJ will host an inaugural Student Scholarship Gala, welcoming alumni and friends to celebrate and raise funds in support of medical education, on Saturday, April 2, at 7 pm, at The Heldrich in New Brunswick.
PISCATAWAY – Hundreds of teens from Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties will gather on Saturday, April 2 for the Diocese of Metuchen’s annual Diocesan Youth Day sponsored by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
MILLBURN – The Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2011-12 season with the premier of the Disney stage musical, “Newsies.”