TV Chef Visits Elizabeth School

ELIZABETH–Mike Colameco, chef and popular host of “Colameco’s Food Show” on public television, visited Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth on Dec. 20. Colameco’s appearance was a surprise Christmas gift to Benedictine Academy Principal Kenneth Jennings, who is an enthusiastic fan of the chef, admiring him for the “authenticity and honesty in his approach” to the world of culinary.

Rahway Students Learn About Epilepsy

RAHWAY — Amy Grutzmacher from the Epilepsy Foundation recently came to Franklin School in Rahway to give a presentation to the fourth and fifth grade students. They learned about seizures and what to do for someone who has had a seizure.

Fire-Damaged Harbortown Building To Be Demolished

PERTH AMBOY— Mayor Wilda Diaz and the city’s Human Services Department are working closely with the community and organizations to help those affected by Sunday evening’s fire in Harbortown, a private housing complex in Perth Amboy that destroyed the homes of nearly 100 people. There were no fatalities and no serious injuries.

Christie Signs Arbitration Reform Bill

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed comprehensive arbitration reform legislation Tuesday, part of an effort to rein in the state’s high property taxes. The measure is the result of a bipartisan agreement reached on Dec. 9 with legislative leadership.

Party With A Purpose

EDISON — The annual holiday party at Middlesex County College included a food drive that garnered hundreds of pounds of canned goods and non-perishable items, which were donated to Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen in New Brunswick.