Firefighter Sues, Says He Grew Beard As Born-Again Christian

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — A New Jersey firefighter has filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging that he is being forced to shave a beard he says he grew for religious reasons. NJ.com reports that Atlantic City firefighter Alexander Smith says in his lawsuit he began growing out his beard in December as a born-again Christian. […]

Hollywood cut pension benefits in 2011. Eight years later, they’re being restored.

HOLLYWOOD, FL — Slashed pay and extreme pension cuts caused a rift between Hollywood and its police and firefighters that has lasted almost a decade. Hollywood took steps to end the feud with the city’s firefighters on Wednesday, a month after mending fences with police. A plan that would restore pension benefits at an estimated […]