Star-Ledger reporter covering the courts and dabbling in issues of the Jersey Shore

For lovers of lighthouses, New Jersey offers a tall challenge

nj.com — During the two-day Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey, a legion of volunteers staff the 11 participating lighthouses, stations and museums from Sandy Hook to Cape May and around the Delaware Bay to drum up appreciation for a system of coastal protection that is now largely obsolete.

Toms River police searching for man wanted in connection with home burglary

nj.com — TOMS RIVER -Toms River police are looking for a man wanted in connection with the break-in of a township home last week. The police department issued the alert for Benjamin Guadalupe, 24, on Friday. Ralph Stocco, a spokesman for the department, said Guadalupe, who recently was released from jail, allegedly broke into an Old Freehold Road home on Oct.

Death of Seaside Heights mayor’s son has possible drug link, authorities say

nj.com — SEASIDE HEIGHTS -The son of the mayor of Seaside Heights was found dead in a borough apartment where investigators found drugs and drug paraphernalia before arresting a Lakewood man, authorities said on Friday. Seaside Heights police received a call at 3:25 a.m.

Neptune Twp. man accused of burglarizing Ocean Grove home

nj.com — NEPTUNE - A Neptune man accused of having items stolen from an Ocean Grove home in January was arrested Wednesday night on charges he broke into that home, township police said on Thursday. Thomas Lockhart, 54, was charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief relating to the break-in of an Ocean Grove home earlier this year, according to Lt.

Perth Amboy man accused of sexually assaulting girls in South Toms River

nj.com — TOMS RIVER - Ocean County authorities on Thursday said they charged a Perth Amboy man with sexually assaulting two young girls in South Toms River last week. Fernando Madrigal, 42, was charged with aggravated sexual assault and two counts each of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child in the attack on two girls he knew, said Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato and South Toms River Police Chief Andrew Izatt.

State still seeking easements with beach replenishment projects approaching

nj.com — TRENTON - With beach replenishment projects scheduled to start along the Jersey Shore this winter, state officials say they have secured more than 80 percent of the easements needed for construction and plan to go to court if necessary for the parcels they still need.

N.J.’s first craft whiskey, gin distillery since Prohibition proposed for Asbury Park

nj.com — ASBURY PARK -When the partners in a roof-top beer garden in Asbury Park heard a craft distillery was interested in sharing a building, they jumped at the chance to offer their customers whiskey and gin in addition to their brews.

Widow wants new charges against convict in '73 cop killing that involved Joanne Chesimard

nj.com — TRENTON - Margaret Simmons felt sick to her stomach when she learned two weeks ago that convicted cop-killer Sundiata Acoli - a man she thought would spend the rest of his life behind bars - was ordered released from prison.

$20,000 reward offered for information in stabbing of Asbury Park cop

nj.com — ASBURY PARK -A $20,000 reward has been posted for information leading to a suspect in this week's stabbing of an Asbury Park police officer. The NJ Cop Shot program, which is run by the New Jersey State PBA, put up the reward money to help shake out leads in the Oct.

Middletown firefighter charged with setting barn on fire is suspended indefinitely

nj.com — The Navesink Hook and Ladder Fire Company took the action Friday night against Sean Powers, 22, after investigators charged him and another Middletown many with setting a fire that destroyed an abandoned barn across the street from his house on Oct. 4, said John Isaksen, spokesman for the Middletown Fire Department.
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Oct 19, 2014

For lovers of lighthouses, New Jersey offers a tall challenge bit.ly/1unJ5U6

Oct 18, 2014

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Oct 18, 2014

Toms River police searching for man wanted in connection with home burglary bit.ly/1wm7ca6

Oct 17, 2014

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Oct 17, 2014

Death of Seaside Heights mayor’s son has possible drug link, authorities say bit.ly/1qJZDo4

Oct 17, 2014

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Oct 17, 2014

Neptune Twp. man accused of burglarizing Ocean Grove home bit.ly/1ueHwYB

Oct 17, 2014

Perth Amboy man accused of sexually assaulting girls in South Toms River bit.ly/1ueHwYu

Oct 17, 2014

State still seeking easements with beach replenishment projects approaching bit.ly/1wgar2L

Oct 16, 2014

Neptune Twp. man accused of burglarizing Ocean Grove home dlvr.it/7DVqw5

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