Tag Archives: New Jersey

New Laws Loosen Restrictions on Food and Drinks Served in Funeral Homes

Lawmakers pass measures allowing families to eat during memorial services

For decades, it was illegal for funeral homes in most states to serve food of any kind on the property, even if families requested this service. At the time, lawmakers were concerned about the spread of food-borne illness, believing that … Continue reading

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New Jersey Will Forgive Student Loan Debt for Kids Who Die

A new law ends the state's aggressive collection practices against parents of dead kids

There is arguably no pain greater than that of losing a child or seeing your child become permanently disabled. In fact, when most of us hear stories of such tragic loss, they inspire in us compassion, empathy and a desire … Continue reading

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What is Natural Burial? An Interview with Ed Bixby, Part Two

In the second part of his two-part interview, Ed Bixby of Steelmantown Cemetery talks about cost differences between natural and traditional burials, natural burial laws and where to find natural burial resources

Today SevenPonds continues our two-part interview (read part one here) with Ed Bixby, owner and operator since 2007 of Steelmantown Cemetery Green Burial Preserve in New Jersey. He is also the Vice-President of Green Burial Council International. Steelmantown Cemetery Green … Continue reading

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What is Natural Burial? An Interview with Ed Bixby, Part One

Ed Bixby of Steelmantown Cemetery talks about what sparked his interest in natural burial and the specifics of natural burials and its differences from traditional burials

Today SevenPonds speaks with Ed Bixby, owner and operator since 2007 of Steelmantown Cemetery Green Burial Preserve in New Jersey. He is also the Vice-President of Green Burial Council International. Steelmantown Cemetery Green Burial Preserve is the only cemetery in … Continue reading

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