‘This was a killer’: The Seaside Boardwalk Fire

Daylight revealed the panorama of devastation. The fire that roared through Seaside Park and Seaside Heights Thursday consumed restaurants and bars, clothing shops and arcades, candy stores and shacks sporting games of chance. Metal girders buckled. Walls caved in. T-shirts, boogie boards and boardwalk prizes — the stuff of a Jersey Shore summer — turned to ash. … More ‘This was a killer’: The Seaside Boardwalk Fire

Newark named most unfriendly city in the world. You got a problem with that?

Perhaps the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveler have never taken in the pulsing, aromatic allure of Newark’s Ironbound enclave on a summer night. Perhaps they’ve never seen a concert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. … More Newark named most unfriendly city in the world. You got a problem with that?

Newark Archdiocese stirs outrage after allowing accused molester to live in parish

Parishioners at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Oradell first noticed the man in November. Each night, he slept in the rectory. Every morning, he attended Mass in the soaring brick church, across the street from the parish’s elementary school. What parishioners didn’t know — what neither their pastor nor the Archdiocese of Newark told … More Newark Archdiocese stirs outrage after allowing accused molester to live in parish

On day of nation’s birth, signs of rebirth at shore

The line for the women’s restroom stretched more than 30 deep, spilling across the boardwalk. On the sand, colorful beach umbrellas sprouted like mushrooms on an untreated lawn. The barkers shouted to kids and couples, drawing them in to the water-gun challenge, the football throw, the fake frog toss. In Seaside Heights, on an Independence … More On day of nation’s birth, signs of rebirth at shore

Convicted body-parts thief took job at crematory, sparking state probe

The state Parole Board described his crime as an “abomination.” The attorney general called him a danger to the public. Stephen Finley spent three years in prison for stealing body parts from cadavers that passed through his Newark funeral home. But Finley, free once again, can’t seem to stay away from the dead. … More Convicted body-parts thief took job at crematory, sparking state probe