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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.
In 1996, a local car club held a show and crafts sale on a Saturday around Halloween at Fleming’s Auto Parts, a vehicle junkyard on Zion Road in Egg Harbor Township. It was an instant hit, drawing 35 classic cars and a crowd its first year.