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

Pink concert didn't harm N.J. girl, judge says

nj.com — TOMS RIVER - An 11-year-old girl was not harmed by going to a Pink concert and her attendance there isn't evidence of bad parenting, a family court judge in Ocean County said. Quoting lines from the 1939 film 'Gone With the Wind' and referencing Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, Superior Court Judge Lawrence R.

Mansion fire captured on dramatic helmet cam video of firefighter

nj.com — RUMSON -The Sea Bright Fire Department released dramatic video of a fire that engulfed the top floor of a Rumson mansion earlier this week. The helmet cam video, posted on YouTube, captures images of the fire at a Buena Vista Avenue estate known as Blithewald, which was supposed to be the location of a fundraising gala on Saturday night kicking off a public tour next week.

Six flags crop | NJ.com

photos.nj.com — Wednesday, April 22, 2015 8:06 PM Six Flags Great Adventure plans to clear 90 acres of its forested land to make room for a solar field. Environmentalists say they support solar power, but not at the expense of a forest. (File photo)

Six Flags solar project

photos.nj.com — Emile DeVito, manager of science for the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, discusses a solar project planned by Six Flags Great Adventure. Environmentalists say they support solar power, but don't want to see a forest torn down at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson to make room for a field of solar panels.

Six Flags solar project

photos.nj.com — A portion of the forest that Six Flags Great Adventure wants to cut down to make way for a solar field. Environmentalists say they support solar power, but don't want to see a forest torn down at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson to make room for a field of solar panels.

Six Flags solar project

photos.nj.com — The forest on the left of the road is part of a state wildlife management area and the forest to the right of the road is an area that Six Flags Great Adventure wants to cut down to make room for a solar field.

Environmentalists use Earth Day to blast Six Flags plan for solar field

nj.com — JACKSON -Environmentalists used the commemoration of Earth Day on Wednesday to blast plans by Six Flags Great Adventure to clear 90 acres of woods on the edge of the Pinelands in Jackson to install a solar field.

Long Branch man sentenced to prison for fatal stabbing of father of 5

nj.com — FREEHOLD -A Long Branch man was sentenced on Monday to 14 years in prison for stabbing a city man to death. The sentence imposed on Victor Garzon-Alvarez also requires him to serve nearly 12 years of his prison term before becoming eligible for parole under the conditions set by Superior Court Judge Francis Vernoia in Freehold, said Charlie Webster, spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.

Lakewood rabbi and 2 others convicted in kidnapping conspiracy; son acquitted

nj.com — TRENTON - A jury on Tuesday convicted Lakewood Rabbi Mendel Epstein and two of his three defendants of kidnapping conspiracy and attempted kidnapping charges. At the same time, the jurors acquitted Epstein's son, David "Ari Epstein, of all charges. After three full days of deliberations, jurors rejected all kidnapping charges against the men.

Restaurant employee charged with carjacking coworker in Marlboro, police said

nj.com — MARLBORO -A Marlboro restaurant employee has been charged with carjacking a coworker after later abandoning it in town, police said on Tuesday. Heyner Barraza, 21, of Huntington, NY, was charged with theft, carjacking, assault and robbery in the April 17 incident outside Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in the Marlboro Plaza shopping center, said Marlboro police Capt.
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