Community Calendar

Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash • June 24 & 25 at 8:30 a.m. – The 37th annual Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash will offer collectors the chance to buy, sell & swap 78s, LPs, CDs and memorabilia at the Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Two day admission is $20; after 5 p.m. Friday, pay just $10. Info: 1-516-681-7102

Assembly Approves Changes To Public Workers’ Benefits

TRENTON – Despite massive protests by unions, the state Assembly passed a controversial bill to reduce future costs by changing the pension and health care benefits offered to public workers. The vote was 46-32, with 14 Democrats joining 28 Republicans to vote for passage.

Assembly Rejects Deal To Transfer NJN Management

TRENTON – The full Assembly voted for a Democratic-sponsored measure that would void the contract recently negotiated by the Christie administration to give control of the state’s public broadcasting to a New York broadcaster while leaving taxpayers on the hook for remaining costs.

Newark Man Pleads Guilty To 2008 Elizabeth Homicide

ELIZABETH — A Newark man pleaded guilty to his role in the 2008 murder of a Jersey City man in Elizabeth, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow announced. Jose Rodriguez, 35, will be sentenced to 21 years in prison. Rodriguez…

Assemblyman Announces Charity Bowling Event

WOODBRIDGE – Asm. Craig J. Coughlin announced the second annual “Bowl for Hunger” charity event, in partnership with the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation and Middlesex Water Company, at a press event Wednesday. The July 19 fundraiser will aid the community’s 32 food banks and soup kitchens.