Star-Ledger reporter covering the Jersey Shore and dabbling in court issues.

'Beer on the Boards' takes over Martell's Tiki Bar for a day

nj.com — POINT PLEASANT BEACH - When Ed Brannagan was approached four years ago about holding a craft beer festival at the Shore bar he manages, he said he was skeptical anyone would show up off season. But they did.

Lakewood rabbi's son wasn't involved in forced divorce, executive testifies

nj.com — The testimony of Greg Emmer, vice president and chief marketing officer for Kaeser & Blair Inc., was offered Thursday as an alibi for David "Ari" Epstein, who is accused of participating in the Aug. 22, 2011, attack on a Brooklyn man who would not give his wife a religious divorce.

N.J. legalize pot? 'Not on my watch,' Christie says at drug treatment center opening

nj.com — STAFFORD TOWNSHIP - Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday renewed his pledge not to legalize marijuana in New Jersey as he praised the efforts of a drug treatment center that is opening an outpatient facility in Ocean County.

Talk of privatizing Monmouth County nursing homes now a reality

nj.com — FREEHOLD -Despite impassioned pleas from residents and employees, the Monmouth County freeholders on Tuesday night voted to privatize the county's two nursing homes that have been operating at deficits for years. The move follows a statewide trend that sees county-owned nursing homes, once used to treat tuberculosis patients, struggling to keep afloat because of recent cuts to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates.

Monmouth County freeholders privatize hospitals

photos.nj.com — A concerned employee addresses the Monmouth County freeholders on their plan to privatize the Geraldine L. Thompson and the John L. Montgomery care centers on Tuesday night. The freeholders said the county will save millions annually by not subsidizing financial deficits at the facilities.

Monmouth County freeholders privatize hospitals

photos.nj.com — A concerned employee addresses the Monmouth County freeholders on their plan to privatize the Geraldine L. Thompson and the John L. Montgomery care centers on Tuesday night. The freeholders said the county will save millions annually by not subsidizing financial deficits at the facilities.

Monmouth County freeholders privatize hospitals

photos.nj.com — Arnold Valenzuela, a nurse at the John L. Montgomery Care Center, addresses the Monmouth County freeholders on their plan to privatize the Montgomery and the Geraldine L. Thompson care centers on Tuesday night. The freeholders said the county will save millions annually by not subsidizing financial deficits at the facilities.

Monmouth County freeholders privatize hospitals

photos.nj.com — A concerned county resident addresses the Monmouth County freeholders on their plan to privatize the Geraldine L. Thompson and the John L. Montgomery care centers on Tuesday night. The freeholders said the county will save millions annually by not subsidizing financial deficits at the facilities.

Monmouth County freeholders privatize hospitals

photos.nj.com — Linda Moore, an employee of the John L. Montgomery Care Center, addresses the Monmouth County freeholders on their plan to privatize the Montgomery and the Geraldine L. Thompson care centers on Tuesday night. The freeholders said the county will save millions annually by not subsidizing financial deficits at the facilities.

Monmouth County considering privatizing nursing homes

nj.com — FREEHOLD - After years of grappling with millions of dollars in losses at two-county owned nursing homes, Monmouth County freeholders are considering privatizing the facilities. At a meeting scheduled for tonight at one of the county complexes in Freehold Township, the board is expected to vote on a measure that would give members the authority to explore selling one or both of the hospitals.
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Mar 28, 2015

'Beer on the Boards' takes over Martell's Tiki Bar for a day dlvr.it/98vGJy

Mar 26, 2015

Lakewood rabbi's son wasn't involved in forced divorce, executive testifies dlvr.it/97TxMC

Mar 26, 2015

Lakewood rabbi's son wasn't involved in forced divorce, executive testifies bit.ly/1H1SMPU

Mar 25, 2015

N.J. legalize pot? 'Not on my watch,' Christie says at drug treatment center opening bit.ly/1E0aMfX

Mar 25, 2015

Talk of privatizing Monmouth County nursing homes now a reality bit.ly/1LWPd4d

Mar 25, 2015

N.J. legalize pot? 'Not on my watch,' Christie says at drug treatment center opening dlvr.it/96YrfG

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