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Jewish addicts and alcoholics wanted

MILLTOWN — Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County (JFS) is seeking Jewish alcoholics, addicts and anyone (family, friends) affected by addiction. “If you are feeling isolated and hopeless, this is the place for you,” said Sara Levine, executive director of…

A black man died in police custody

In New Iberia, Louisiana, a town of 30,000 about 130 miles west of New Orleans, a 22-year-old black man died in March from a gunshot wound suffered while he was handcuffed in a police cruiser, but a coroner ruled his…

There’s A Big Leak In America’s Water Tower

Scientists have identified numerous species of fish, insects and other wildlife endangered because of the effects of climate change, but few people seem to realize that humans are among them. The northern arm of the Rocky Mountains is sometimes called…

Back to School, and to Widening Inequality

by Robert Reich American kids are getting ready to head back to school. But the schools they’re heading back to differ dramatically by family income. Which helps explain the growing achievement gap between lower and higher-income children. Thirty years ago,…