JERSEY CITY – The Provident Bank will kick-off a fundraising drive at each of its 80 plus branches to benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ). The Deposit $1 of Hope fundraiser begins Monday, Jan. 11 and will run through Tuesday, Feb. 23.
RAHWAY—Jennifer Russo’s fifth grade class at Franklin School in Rahway celebrated their nationalities, traditions and heritages through stories, artifacts, and food.
CLARK– In honor of Red Ribbon Week, fifth grade students at F.K. Hehnly School in Clark were given the opportunity to teach a drug awareness lesson to their fellow students.
TRENTON – The state Senate voted 36-0 yesterday to approve a bill that would require the Governor to include in his annual budget message a report on state tax expenditures.
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.
UNION—The Union Public Library’s Holiday Food Drive, held in conjunction with the Libraries of Union County Consortium from Thanksgiving until Dec. 18, collected 270 pounds of non-perishable food items.
Think about it. We two are lucky. The odds of taking part in a blissful, ‘til-death-do-us-part marriage are infinitesimal. Nonetheless, almost to a man, and a woman, folks strive to be in Cupid’s line of sight. Indeed, so hardwired to this goal are divorced Jane (Meryl Streep) and Jake (Alec Baldwin) that they’re willing to try it again, with each other, yet.
TRENTON—If asked to name a 12-year-old—any 12-year-old, boy or girl – who created something that is such an important part of people’s lives that it is used every day all over the world, many people would probably shrug their shoulders and give a blank look.
SCOTCH PLAINS—If you have celiac disease or cannot tolerate gluten, finding the right foods to eat can be a challenge. Registered Dietitian and Chef Diane Weeks will teach you how to prepare gluten-free meals and treats at a special program on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center.
EDISON—The Alumni Association of Middlesex County College is accepting applications for the Alumni Scholarship, which will be awarded in the spring semester.
CLARK – The Clark Board of Education has announced kindergarten registration dates in March.
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.