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

No pain, no gain for these intrepid ocean plungers

nj.com — ASBURY PARK - Her lips painted blue to simulate how she would feel when she was finished, Michelle LaBruno of Red Bank joined 100 others whose sanity would seriously come into question on Saturday morning and mustered up the courage to plunge into the frigid ocean in Asbury Park for charity.

Asbury Park Rotary Polar Bear Plunge 2015

photos.nj.com — Richard Parker, whose son is battling childhood leukemia, warms up after participating in the Asbury Park Rotary Club's annual polar bear plunge. A portion of this year's proceeds went to the Mya Lin Terry Foundation for pediatric cancer and to the Rotary Eye Rescue, which provides funding for cornea transplants for indigent patients.

Asbury Park Rotary Polar Bear Plunge 2015

photos.nj.com — The Asbury Park Rotary Club's annual polar bear plunge was held in frigid temperatures. A portion of this year's proceeds went to the Mya Lin Terry Foundation for pediatric cancer and to the Rotary Eye Rescue, which provides funding for cornea transplants for indigent patients.

Asbury Park Rotary Polar Bear Plunge 2015

photos.nj.com — Ken Sorensen of Asbury Park, left, and his daughter Michelle Murphy of Asbury Park, warm up after the Asbury Park Rotary Club's annual polar bear plunge. A portion of this year's proceeds went to the Mya Lin Terry Foundation for pediatric cancer and to the Rotary Eye Rescue, which provides funding for cornea transplants for indigent patients.

Asbury Park Rotary Polar Bear Plunge 2015

photos.nj.com — The Asbury Park Rotary Club's annual polar bear plunge was held in frigid temperatures. A portion of this year's proceeds went to the Mya Lin Terry Foundation for pediatric cancer and to the Rotary Eye Rescue, which provides funding for cornea transplants for indigent patients.

Asbury Park Rotary Polar Bear Plunge 2015

photos.nj.com — The Asbury Park Rotary Club's annual polar bear plunge was held in frigid temperatures. A portion of this year's proceeds went to the Mya Lin Terry Foundation for pediatric cancer and to the Rotary Eye Rescue, which provides funding for cornea transplants for indigent patients.

Demolition of Sandy-ravaged Sea Bright apartments clearing way for state land deal

nj.com — SEA BRIGHT -One of the most visible reminders of Hurricane Sandy's destruction in Sea Bright is about to be a footnote in history. Demolition of the Anchorage Apartments, a riverside condominium complex that sat empty behind a chain link fence for two years, began Saturday morning to make way for a park.

Demolition starts on the Anchorage Apartments in Sea Bright

photos.nj.com — Javier Peralda of Sakoutis Brothers Demolition pulls scrap metal to be recycled from the demolition of the Anchorage Apartments in Sea Bright. The building, heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy, is being torn down and the property sold to the state.The state Department of Environmental Protection will own the park and the borough will maintain it.

Demolition starts on the Anchorage Apartments in Sea Bright

photos.nj.com — Gaspar Castillo and Javier Peralda of Sakoutis Brothers Demolition remove scrap metal from the demolition of the Anchorage Apartments in Sea Bright. The building, heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy, is being torn down and the property sold to the state.The state Department of Environmental Protection will own the park and the borough will maintain it.

Demolition starts on the Anchorage Apartments in Sea Bright

photos.nj.com — Crews start demolition of the Anchorage Apartments in Sea Bright. The building, heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy, is being torn down and the property sold to the state. The state Department of Environmental Protection will own the park and the borough will maintain it.
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