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MIDDLETOWN: BAD BOY MAKES GOOD

MikeMarinoNJ’s Bad Boy of Comedy Mike Marino is strictly family-friendly and ready to serve, as High School North hosts a fundraiser night of comedy for a township teen. 

They call him “New Jersey’s Bad Boy of Comedy,” as he’s been known to work a little “blue” in the service of a laugh — but on Friday evening, June 13, Mike Marino shows his true colors as one of the good guys, when he headlines a family-friendly night of standup at Middletown High School North.

Billed as “Laugh 4 a Cause,” the 7:30 pm event finds the veteran entertainer — whose recent TV pilot project Reconstructing Jersey shot scenes in several Monmouth County locations — raising funds for Chris Falzone, a township teen currently being treated for Non Hodgkins Mature B Cell Lymphoma, a form of bone cancer.

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BAD BOY COMIC, GOOD CAUSE AT MHS NORTH

Chris_FalzoneChris Falzone was doing what he loves most — playing hockey — when his hip started bothering him. What was first thought of as usual growing pains and overuse, since he was playing for the Red Bank Generals and Middletown High School South JV and Varsity, turned into something much more.

Chris was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Mature B Cell Lymphoma, a bone cancer — and while the 14 year old from Atlantic Highlands was very fortunate that it was found so early, and that the prognosis for a full recovery is promising, he will require months of chemotherapy and surgery to heal.

On the night of Friday, June 13, the Friends of Chris invite the public to “Laugh 4 a Cause,” during a night of family-friendly comedy featuring New Jersey’s own “Bad Boy of Comedy,” Mike Marino.

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RBR TO INTRO BUDGET, NEW SUPERINTENDENT

mr-s3By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Jim Stefankiewicz, right, will waste no time getting back down to business at Red Bank Regional.

Even though he won’t officially step in as the high school’s superintendent until April 1, he’ll re-introduce himself — and the 2011-’12 budget — to the public a couple of days prior.

The former principal and to-be school chief will hold a meet-and-greet next Wednesday, then take part in the district’s 2011-12 budget presentation.

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