Senate Committee Approves Public Worker Benefit Changes

TRENTON – After an emotional hearing that saw two dozen union protesters arrested for disorderly conduct, the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved a bill to increase public workers’ contributions to their pension and health benefits by a 9-4 vote.

This Fathers Day, Be There For Your Kids

“ ‘Any fellow can make a baby — but it takes a father to make a son or daughter.” “If that’s not already in ‘Bartlett’s Quotations,’ it should be,” quipped Miles Groth, a psychology professor at Wagner College, in a recent conversation about fathers and Fathers Day.

Community Calendar

Tag Sale • June 18 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Merchants & Drovers Tavern Museum Association will hold their annual tag sale at the museum, on the corner of St. Georges & Westfield aves., Rahway. Info: 1-732-381-0441. Rain Date: June 25.

Financial Advice For Fathers

With Father’s Day upon us, dads everywhere are gearing up for an avalanche of gifts and “I love yous” from their spouses and kids. If you really want to return their affection, think about what you can do to protect your family financially.

“Midnight in Paris” – The Brilliance of Woody’s Twilight

Attempting to figure out where filmmaker Woody Allen’s brilliant “Midnight in Paris” slots in among his best works, it occurs that it would be just as difficult to decide which of Babe Ruth’s homeruns were the most magnificent.

American Lung Association Encourages Dads to Quit Smoking

BRIDGEVILLE –There are more than 25.6 million adult male smokers in the United States. Over 17 percent of adult males in New Jersey are smokers. This Father’s Day, the American Lung Association in New Jersey encourages fathers to quit smoking and urges their families to support them as they attempt to quit for good.