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.

Unpatriotic Omission

I attended the beautiful fireworks display in Clark on July 4th. As a veteran I was very disturbed that they didn’t begin the fireworks display with the National Anthem.

Pet Adoption Day

CRANFORD—Best Friend Dog and Animal Adoption will hold a pet adoption on Sunday, July 19, at The Mill, 347 Lincoln Avenue East, Cranford, from 1-4 p.m.