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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama signed legislation repealing the controversial Clinton-era “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that allowed homosexuals to serve in the U.S. military as long as they kept their sexuality a secret.
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.
CARTERET — Mayor Dan Reiman announced a settlement this week that resolves the borough’s environmental claims against E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), and clears the way for revitalization of Carteret’s Arthur Kill waterfront.
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.
WESTFIELD — On Friday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m., the fully professional Westfield Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro David Wroe will presents The Great American Songbook, a revue of American musical theater classics featuring four outstanding soloists from the Broadway stage and beyond.
There is a documentary, whose title declares what you need to know going in…“They Killed Sister Dorothy”…
CLARK– During winter break week, several free children’s programs will be offered at the Clark Public Library.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – This week, IDW Publishing launched its line of digital graphic novels, now available exclusively for the iPad. The launch titles include including Darwyn Cooke’s award-winning The Hunter and The Outfit, Bloom County: The Complete Library Volume One and the Star Trek Movie Adaptation.