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.