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

Brooklyn man testifies he was victim in Lakewood rabbi divorce beatings case

nj.com — The testimony offered in ongoing federal conspiracy trial of rabbi Mendel Epstein, did not directly link the religious leader to participating in the Aug. 22, 2011, attack, but it did potentially connect his son, who is also charged in the indictment, to the attacks that federal prosecutors say were orchestrated to force Orthodox Jewish men into giving their wives divorces.

Man injured in 2nd gas explosion in Ocean County in a week

nj.com — POINT PLEASANT BEACH - A Point Pleasant Beach man was badly burned when his house erupted in flames in a natural gas explosion early Monday morning. The explosion, at a house on Cooks Lane, is the second explosion from a natural gas leak at a house in Ocean County in the past two weeks, prompting authorities to caution residents about the dangers of leaks.

Boater rescued after falling through the ice in Bayville, authorities say

nj.com — BERKELEY TOWNSHIP - A man was rescued from the frigid waters of Barnegat Bay in Berkeley Township after his iceboat broke through a soft spot in the ice, police and fire officials said Saturday.

Victim of fatal Waretown fire identified

nj.com — OCEAN -Authorities have identified the man killed in a Waretown house fire as the owner of the home. Lee "Skip" D'Arcangelo, 63, died from smoke inhalation from a fire that broke out in his Bonita Road home early Tuesday morning in the town's Waretown section, said Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

Jackson man admits to trying to lure girls into his car

nj.com — TOMS RIVER - A convicted sex offender from Jackson has admitted to trying to lure two girls into his car as they waited for their school buses in Lakewood, authorities said on Friday. Nicholas Ravaioli, 30, pleaded guilty on Thursday to two counts of luring a child to commit a crime with or against a child, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said.

Judge orders couple to give proper food, water, shelter to farm animals

nj.com — FREEHOLD -A Superior Court judge on Friday ordered a Millstone couple to provide appropriate care for the more than 180 sheep and goats that animal cruelty officers claim are being starved to death on their farm.

Heroism amid chaos emerges from massive Stafford natural gas explosion

nj.com — STAFFORD TOWNSHIP -Tales of heroism among chaos in the harrowing moments following a massive natural gas explosion in Stafford Township are starting to emerge as state and federal regulatory agencies join the investigation into the blast that injured 15 people and obliterated a house.

Beach replenishment project scrapped for now in Margate

nj.com — The Army Corps has twice delayed awarding a contract for the $35 million project for Longport, Margate and Ventnor in Atlantic County while Margate has challenged the state's taking of easements on its beaches for the work to start. But now it's too much of a risk to award a contract while court battles continue, the corps said.

Fort Monmouth marina expansion violates environmental regs, state stays

nj.com — The violation notice from the state Department of Environmental Protection says the developers, Asbury Park Development Partners LLC, expanded the former boathouse at the marina by 1,750 square feet without first obtaining a Coastal Area Facilities Review Act (CAFRA) permit, a Tidelands grant, lease or license or a waterfront development permit.

Stafford gas explosion aftermath

photos.nj.com — The damaged home next door to a house destroyed Tuesday in a natural gas explosion in Stafford Township. Authorities say the explosion originated in the basement of the house after gas from a leaking line built up and was ignited by a source in the house, such as pilot light or a spark from a thermostat.
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Mar 02, 2015

Brooklyn man testifies he was victim in Lakewood rabbi divorce beatings case dlvr.it/8pD5Hv

Mar 02, 2015

Man injured in 2nd gas explosion in Ocean County in a week dlvr.it/8p61Dp

Feb 28, 2015

Boater rescued after falling through the ice in Bayville, authorities say bit.ly/1wB3PJZ

Feb 28, 2015

Boater rescued after falling through the ice in Bayville, authorities say dlvr.it/8n0JMR

Feb 27, 2015

Jackson man admits to trying to lure girls into his car bit.ly/1C6Z3Ly

Feb 27, 2015

Judge orders couple to give proper food, water, shelter to farm animals bit.ly/1C6Z3Lw

Feb 27, 2015

Jackson man admits to trying to lure girls into his car dlvr.it/8mR1dY

Feb 27, 2015

Judge orders couple to give proper food, water, shelter to farm animals dlvr.it/8mPPJ2

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