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President To Join Corzine At Rally

HOLMDEL – Due to unexpected demand, the Corzine campaign is moving a July 16th rally to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. President Barack Obama is scheduled to join Gov. Jon Corzine at the rally, which was originally going to be held at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

Gang Members Charged With Orchestrating Bank Fraud

TRENTON – Attorney General Anne Milgram announced Tuesday that 31 defendants have been indicted in connection with bank fraud schemes orchestrated by members and associates of the Bloods street gang involving more than $654,000 in counterfeit checks, which resulted in the theft of more than $341,000 from eight banks.

NJ Residents Still Worried About Jobs

MADISON—According to the quarterly consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business, 63 percent of New Jerseyans have lost a job or have a friend or relative who has lost a job in the past year, up nine points from January.

Council Raises Sewer & Water Fees

RAHWAY – Sewerage fees will go up $20 a year per household and businesses will see their rates increase by eight percent. Water fees will also increase — for the second time this year – by five percent, bringing the total rise to 10 percent. Residents who use the minimum will pay about $10 a year more.

Union Native Pitches For Newark Bears

NEWARK—Union native Matt Melody recently made his professional debut for the Newark Bears.

The former NJIT star pitcher earned a no-decision in his June 28th start against the Bridgeport Bluefish, allowing three earned runs on five hits over four innings.

Grants Will Help Make 22 New Jersey Marinas More Eco- Friendly

SANDY HOOK—Fueled by funding from the state Department of Transportation’s I BOAT NJ program, the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium/New Jersey Sea Grant has awarded special grants to marinas throughout the state to help them implement projects and practices that will reduce potential environmental impacts associated with recreational boating.