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.
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.
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.
NEWARK –The Division of Criminal Justice is awarding $5,750,000 in federal grant funds to 17 New Jersey cities that are facing high levels of violent crime so that they can purchase “force multiplying” crime-fighting technologies for their police departments.
NEWARK – Checks totaling $1.54 million are being mailed to 72 investors who were defrauded by Robert Brennan, the restitution coming after the New Jersey Bureau of Securities successfully sued the infamous financier and then tracked down assets he had hidden.
OLD BRIDGE — The historic Cottrell Farm, an apple orchard in Old Bridge Township that dates to 1831, and the nearby Whitney Estates property will be preserved forever now that the two properties have entered the Middlesex County Open Space Preservation Program.
CRANFORD — NJ Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center, recently made a special appeal for blood for Emma Rothman, a sixth grade Orange Avenue School student undergoing a heart transplant. More than 300 Cranford residents responded, with 104 pints of blood being donated.
ELIZABETH — Cristina Pinzon, an aide on the payroll of Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak, Asm. Joseph Cryan and Asw. Annette Quijano, is treasurer for three school board candidates who have shown virtually no interest in education elections.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Following a decade of steady declines, a new report released Wednesday shows disturbing trends in teen drug and alcohol use since 2008.