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.