College Administrator Wins Award

EDISON — Virgil Blanco of Edison, chairperson of the Middlesex County College Department of ESL/Languages and Culture Department, was recently presented the Outstanding Service to the College Award for administrators.

Big Banks’ Price-Fixing Scheme

Today, every time a consumer swipes a debit card, the business pays a fee of 1 to 3 percent to the bank that issued the card. These fees average 44 cents per transaction — but on July 21, a new policy will go into effect limiting them to 12 cents for big banks.