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New Jersey man gets wish, returns to work on 100th birthday

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — A New Jersey man wanted only one thing for his 100th birthday. Bill Hansen wanted to return to his old job.

Hutchinson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in Cherry Hill on Monday welcomed the retired permit co-ordinator back. There was a birthday cake and a standing ovation before Hansen got back to work.

For juveniles sentenced to Shakespeare, the world’s a stage

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Some juvenile offenders in Massachusetts are offered a choice straight out of “Hamlet”: to act or not to act.

Shakespeare & Company, a theatre company in Lenox, works with the courts to get youngsters who run afoul of the law sentenced to perform works of Shakespeare on stage as an alternative to community service or juvenile detention.