Bears Outlast Bluefish, Rain Delay

NEWARK – Former Met All-Star Edgardo Alfonzo came through with two hits and a key RBI single, leading the Newark Bears to a 4-1 victory over the Bridgeport Bluefish Tuesday afternoon at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium.

South Amboy Fire Officials Sworn In

SOUTH AMBOY — South Amboy 2nd Assistant Fire Chief Brian Kuhn, member of Independence Engine 7, Fire Chief Patrick Bielak, member of Enterprise Snorkle Co. No. 1 and 1st Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Norek, member of Protection Engine Co. were sworn in on July 2, by South Amboy Mayor John T. O’Leary.

Bank Awards Scholarships To Elizabeth Students

ELIZABETH – Spencer Savings Bank, headquartered in Elmwood Park, recently announced the winners of its annual scholarship program. Jessica A. Ortega of Elizabeth High School and Melanie Aleman of Theodore Roosevelt Middle School were awarded academic scholarships.

Bonura Earns Promotion

NORTH BRUNSWICK — William Bonura, the son of William Bonura Sr. of North Brunswick and the late Maria Smith Bonura, has been promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Parks Are Not For Sale

Governor Christie is again advocating for increased privatization in the state government. The governor released a report that called for leasing out management of all 58 of New Jersey’s state parks.

Restoring Balance Between Wall Street and Main Street

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and small business organizations and owners across this country want Wall Street Reform. But you wouldn’t know that from the attention the media gives to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is the mouthpiece for the big financial institutions that oppose reform.