Former NJ school official gets 5 years in scam

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Middlesex County woman will spend five years in prison for bilking two school districts out of more than $500,000. Michelle Pumilia of Union Beach pleaded guilty in December to official misconduct. Pumilia worked as ...

Lakewood seeks cash for courtesy busing

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Lakewood will ask voters in November to approve spending an additional $10 million to pay for courtesy busing for more than 10,000 private school students. The cost exceeds a state mandated budget cap. The Ocean County ...

Plan seeks to curb college costs in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly have introduced a 20-bill package that seeks to make college more attainable and affordable. The plan calls for freezing tuition and fees for nine semesters following a student's ...

NJ provost named Notre Dame of Maryland president

BALTIMORE (AP) — Notre Dame of Maryland University has named a New Jersey educator as its 14th president. Marylou Yam, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, was named president Thursday. She ...

NJ high school athlete revived after collapsing

MONTVALE, N.J. (AP) — An 11th-grade student athlete in northern New Jersey is in stable condition after he was revived with a defibrillator when he collapsed during track practice. It's not known what caused the student to collapse on the turf at ...

Raritan Valley college to get new president

BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Raritan Valley Community College is going out of state for a new leader. Officials have selected Michael McDonough to become president of the school, which has more than 8,000 students and an operating budget ...

Program will expand music education in NYC schools

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 600 New York City public schools will receive expanded music instruction thanks to a collaboration between the Berklee College of Music and the nonprofit Little Kids Rock. Under the program called Amp Up NYC, students will ...

Meningitis death tied to last year’s NJ outbreak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal health officials say a Philadelphia college student died of the same type of meningitis that caused an outbreak last year at Princeton University in New Jersey. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Judge dismisses student’s suit against parents

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A judge has formally dismissed the lawsuit brought by a New Jersey honor student who wanted her parents to financially support after she moved out of their home. The dismissal order issued Tuesday by state Superior Court ...

Lawsuit seeks to end NCAA’s ‘unlawful cartel’

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new federal lawsuit claims the National Collegiate Athletic Association should allow college football and basketball players to get some of the money they make for their schools. The suit filed Monday in Newark comes on the ...