Reilly Earns Academic Award

SOUTH AMBOY — Thomas Reilly of South Amboy received the Rutgers 2011 Academic Excellence Award, which is given to the top 10 percent of sophomores at Rutgers University based upon grade point average.

Costs To Own & Operate A Car Going Up, AAA Reports

FLORHAM PARK — AAA released the results of its annual Your Driving Costs study on Wednesday, revealing a 3.4 percent rise in the yearly average costs to own and operate a sedan in the United States. The average costs rose 1.9 cents per mile to 58.5 center per mile ($8,776 per year), based on 15,000 miles of annual driving.

NJ Consumer Affairs Uses “Undercover House” To Crackdown On Contractors

NEWARK – With the arrival of the spring home improvement season, the State Division of Consumer Affairs intensified efforts against unregistered home improvement contractors with an undercover operation at a vacant Gloucester County home.

Middlesex County College and Kean University Develop Nursing Transfer Agreement

EDISON — Officials from Middlesex County College and Kean University recently signed an articulation agreement that provides seamless transfer for graduates of the Middlesex nursing program who transfer into the bachelor’s of nursing program at Kean.