New Jersey residents pay many high taxes, but none is more painful than the property tax. Homeowners pay the highest property taxes in the nation, an average $8,549 last year.
This year’s federal investigation into public employee prescription benefits fraud in South Jersey has yielded a steady stream of guilty pleas.
Among the capabilities that Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health brought to South Jersey when it merged in 2015 with AtlantiCare, one is especially distinctive.
New Jersey homeowners pay the highest average property-tax bills in the nation, $8,549 last year. The state also has one of the highest marginal income-tax rates, including an 8.97 percent tax on earnings over $500,000.
The tiny borough of West Wildwood took a beating last year from Winter Storm Jonas, which damaged bulkheads and flooded the town.
The cooler days of early fall bring relief not just from sweating during outdoor activity, they also reduce the number of biting insects.
Local control of schools is prized to an extraordinary degree in New Jersey. Partly that’s because parents and communities want a say in how their children are educated. But it’s also because local officials love to have funds and jobs to dispense.
There’s a good debate going on in America about monuments and memorials for past historic figures and events. Simply making people more aware of history these days is a plus, and thinking about the reasons these durable expressions were created is always appropriate. If they were intended to…
A couple of weeks ago, Gov. Chris Christie surprised everyone by announcing he planned to spend $200 million on a variety of new initiatives in his commendable fight against the opioid addiction crisis.
When the medical community started linking concussions to debilitating chronic disease later in life, researchers started looking into the frequency of concussions.
Medicaid fraud is a big problem, and the federal and state governments that administer the benefit don’t even know how big.
Elizabeth Terenik said she “wanted to be a part of what I felt would be the historic reinvention of Atlantic City,” so she became its planning director in 2014 after similar work in Ocean City.
A few years of near-depression in the Atlantic County economy has made some officials and residents almost desperate for relief. That’s understandable.
There is no shortage of reports on the shortage of child-care options for low-income families.
Margate’s fight against having a dune has lasted longer than any U.S. war. Since federal and state governments and science were on the side of dunes, they’ve always seemed an inevitable part of the outcome.
Cash-strapped Atlantic City received a major blow this month when within a few days it confirmed paying more than $5 million to settle two long-running lawsuits.
The opioid crisis has sharpened what already was a growing concern that drug companies might be directly influencing what medicines are prescribed by doctors. With many addictions to opioids and heroin beginning with a prescription for a powerful pain reliever, payments to prescribing physic…
American mothers a century ago largely gave up the habit of nursing their infants for at least the first several months of their lives. Not only did this go against 200,000 years of natural human behavior, it also defied an effort by the U.S. medical community to maintain breastfeeding.
Over the past couple of decades, a housing-first model for helping homeless people has gained traction among American social services providers. It prioritizes stabilizing a person’s life with permanent housing, instead of first requiring measures of progress such as overcoming addictions or…
New Jersey since 2001 has had a strong graduated-license program for teen drivers, which limits some well-known risks until they have had a year or two of experience behind the wheel.
The tragic mishandling of the water system in Flint, Michigan, made the nation aware last year of the risk of lead in drinking water. That prompted the discovery that half the school buildings in Newark — which average 92 years old — had elevated levels of lead in their drinking water.
Community theater is always a labor of love, and sometimes many years of labor are needed before the curtain rises.
There are about 41,000 men and women held in prisons and jails across New Jersey, at a cost of about $54,000 each per year. After they are released, about a third wind up back in prison within a few years.
When Stockton University removed a sculpture of its namesake late last month and received an outpouring of criticism in response, it said it hoped the affair would be “a teachable moment” for students and the community. We agree and hope the university’s administrators have learned their les…
Gov. Chris Christie last month signed into law a bill making it easier to keep the waters around docks and marinas deep enough to float the boats.
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services tried again this year to cut back funding that hospitals, mainly in South Jersey, pay providers to care for seniors and low-income patients.