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

Man arrested in 2015 Newark killing

nj.com — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said Byron Solomon, 21, was apprehended early Saturday when detectives Joseph Sapienza and John Fields from the Special Enforcement Bureau acted on a tip about his whereabouts. Ambrose said Solomon, who has already been indicted, is accused of killing a man whose body was found on Astor Street in September.

Powerball jackpot is $314 million for Saturday's drawing (4/30/16)

nj.com — The Powerball lottery jackpot for tonight's drawing has climbed to $314 million. If a single Powerball jackpot winner opts to take the money in a lump sum he or she will receive 204.7 million before federal and state taxes are withheld. This is the 25th largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.

Soggy weekend to close out dry April in N.J.

nj.com — Umbrellas will come in handy this weekend as much-needed rain is expected to fall in New Jersey to close out a dry April. Saturday will start out partly sunny and dry, with a high near 60, but then rain moves in for the evening.

Judge won't delay oceanfront condemnations; allows more residents to challenge beach replenishment

nj.com — TOMS RIVER - A Superior Court judge on Friday refused to delay condemnation proceedings against a group of oceanfront homeowners fighting beach replenishment but allowed a group of Bay Head residents to join in the push to convince the court that the project is moot in their town.

Asbury Park councilman resigns to focus on sick son

nj.com — ASBURY PARK - One of Asbury Park's newest council members, who has been an advocate for the environment and a cheerleader for the city, is stepping down to care for his sick son.

Beach replenishment for northern Ocean County could be near, mayors told

nj.com — BRICK TOWNSHIP - A beach replenishment project for the northern Ocean County peninsula will be broken up into at least two phases and is expected to go out to bid the end of this summer, officials said. The U.S.

Brick steel wall

photos.nj.com — State environmental officials expect a contract to replenish the beaches in northern Ocean County from Mantoloking to Seaside Park will be put out to bid in August, nearly four years after Hurricane Sandy decimated the coastline. Here, the steel wall in Brick has been exposed.

Trial starts for men who dared autistic teen to jump into frigid ocean

nj.com — MANASQUAN - When two young men dared a teen with autism to jump into the frigid ocean in Manasquan in exchange for two packs of cigarettes and $20, they were playing a prank on someone who was able to make his own choices and who was not mentally incompetent, their attorneys argued on Tuesday.

Bail reduction refused for man accused in decade-old killing

nj.com — FREEHOLD - A Superior Court judge has refused to reduce bail for a Long Branch man recently charged in a 10-year-old fatal Asbury Park shooting. Although prosecutors on Friday acknowledged they have only a circumstantial case against Joey Johnson in the 2006 shooting death of Jakeema Kelly, Judge Anthony Mellaci Jr.

Man who allegedly drove drunk onto railroad tracks hit by train

nj.com — HASBROUCK HEIGHTS - An allegedly intoxicated man was hospitalized after he drove his truck onto railroad tracks in Hasbrouck Heights early Saturday morning and was hit by a train, officials said. Ediberto Rodriguez, 50, of Clifton, drove his silver 2001 Toyota Tundra around 1 a.m.
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May 01, 2016

Powerball jackpot is $314 million for Saturday's drawing (4/30/16) bit.ly/24chgpn

Apr 30, 2016

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Apr 30, 2016

Judge won't delay oceanfront condemnations; allows more residents to challenge beach replenishment bit.ly/1N7IQMR

Apr 29, 2016

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Apr 29, 2016

Asbury Park councilman resigns to focus on sick son bit.ly/23cRYBw

Apr 29, 2016

Beach replenishment for northern Ocean County could be near, mayors told bit.ly/23cRYlf


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