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

Shore town making a 'money grab' off historic buildings on Sandy Hook, developer says

nj.com — SANDY HOOK - The first of the historic buildings targeted for redevelopment at Sandy Hook opened to the public this summer, but the leaseholder says it may also be the last because of what he says is Middletown's "political money grab" through property taxes there.

Gay organization fighting eviction from Shore arts center

nj.com — OCEAN GROVE - A community center providing services for gays and lesbians says it's abruptly being thrown out of its office space in a Shore town that touts Christian beliefs but has had past struggles with gay couples.

Body on Ocean Grove beach identified as missing man, authorities say

nj.com — OCEAN GROVE - The body of man found in the dunes of the beach in Ocean Grove on Wednesday morning has been identified as a township resident missing since last month. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office on Thursday identified the man as Richard Morton, 61, of Ocean Grove.

School bus driver reportedly fired after apparent road-rage incident (VIDEO)

nj.com — LAKEWOOD - A school bus driver was reportedly fired after being involved in an apparent road-rage incident with a Fed Ex tractor-trailer in Lakewood exposed by a motorist who recorded the encounter. The video, posted on Facebook on Wednesday, shows a full-size yellow school bus from Jay's Bus Service behind the tractor-trailer on Airport Road in Lakewood.

Body found on Ocean Grove beach

nj.com — OCEAN GROVE - A person was found dead on the dunes of the beach in Ocean Grove on Wednesday morning, authorities said. Neptune Township police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office confirmed a body was found at the beach, but they haven't provided many details pending an autopsy.

2 boys charged with painting swastikas, 'Hail Hitler' graffiti at Jewish school in Lakewood

nj.com — LAKEWOOD - Lakewood police arrested a pair of teenagers who they say were responsible for spray-painting swastikas and other anti-Semitic messages at the playground of a yeshiva in town last month. Officers Dennis Dowden, Matthew Richardson and Joshua Spagnuolo were dispatched Monday to a building on Second Street on a report of trespassing, said Lt.

Man charged with beating dog to death, authorities say

nj.com — TOMS RIVER - A Seaside Heights man has been charged with beating a dog to death while her owner was away, authorities said Wednesday. Nicholas Piccolino, 33, told the dog's owner that he dropped the pet while he was cleaning her, but a necropsy showed the dog, a 10-year-old female Bichon Frise name Booshu, suffered multiple blunt force injuries to her head and body which contributed to her death, authorities said.

Belmar's doubling of parking fees violates beach goers' civil rights, judge says

nj.com — BELMAR - By doubling its parking fees at the oceanfront, Belmar violated the civil rights of beach goers because it didn't pump all of that extra revenue into beach projects, a Superior Court judge has ruled.

Authorities ID man killed in I-195 crash

nj.com — MILLSTONE - Authorities have identified the person killed in a single-car crash on Interstate 195 in Millstone on Friday as a Manahawkin resident. Robert Augustine, 66, was driving east on the highway at 2:18 p.m. when he lost control of his 2005 Toyota and ran off the right side of the road at mile marker 16.2, New Jersey State Police Sgt.

Hermine's beach erosion still a problem for some Jersey Shore towns

nj.com — Tropical Storm Hermine may be long gone, but some Shore towns in New Jersey are still feeling the effects and planning for future storms while they continue to wait for beach replenishment. A week after Hermine made its way toward New Jersey, whipping up high waves, the southernmost beaches in Brick Township remain closed because of severe erosion.
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Sep 17, 2016

Shore town making a 'money grab' off historic buildings on Sandy Hook, developer says  http://bit.ly/2cCw6OH 

Sep 16, 2016

Shore town making a 'money grab' off historic buildings on Sandy Hook, developer says  http://dlvr.it/MGwsBp 

Sep 16, 2016

Body on Ocean Grove beach identified as missing man, authorities say  http://bit.ly/2cM49r0 

Sep 16, 2016

School bus driver reportedly fired after apparent road-rage incident (VIDEO)  http://bit.ly/2cLW5qg 

Sep 15, 2016

Body on Ocean Grove beach identified as missing man, authorities say  http://dlvr.it/MGZ2ZD 


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