August 29, 2015 |
Amid massive expectations, Darryl Dawkins arrived in Philadelphia via Orlando at the age of 18. He was a giant man and a gentleman with a mind so creative that he was able to invent a fictional planet and write poetry that described the otherworldly strength he used to shatter two fiberglass backboards in a little less than a month.. "Darryl Dawkins is the father of power dunking," Shaquille O'Neal once said about the man who was known as "Chocolate Thunder," "Double D," and other image-evoking nicknames.
July 6, 2015 |
WOLFEBORO, N.H. - Rich Kalich had an impression of Gov. Christie: "Bravado, kind of. Almost like a bully. " But that was before he saw the governor, who spoke for 55 minutes Thursday night while standing on a patio outside a lake house in Spofford, N.H., rattling through his presidential platform, boasting of bipartisanship in New Jersey, and eliciting sighs with the oft-told tale of his mother's dying words that there was nothing left unsaid between...
July 5, 2015 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Robert Edelheit had grown sick of a grill he barely used. So when the holiday crowds on Friday began pouring into Ocean City, where his summer home sits next to the boardwalk, he and his wife saw their chance. Sell the grill. Make a buck. "We figured, 'What the heck, let's put it out,' " Peggy A. Edelheit said. A few houses down, a man was selling bicycles and a walker from his yard. Curious beachgoers along the boardwalk leaned onto the rail and squinted through the sunlight at the prices.
June 6, 2015 |
A former financial adviser who ran his own firm in Marlton was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Thursday for swindling dozens of investors out of $5 million. Everett C. Miller, 45, of Marlton, pleaded guilty to fraud and tax evasion almost two years ago for his role in a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Among Miller's victims were a retired Cherry Hill radiologist whose family lost $2 million, a neighbor who owned a car dealership, and an elderly woman who lost $80,000 that she and her husband had amassed from their plumbing business.
May 25, 2015 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - So there they were Saturday afternoon - standing in a breeze perfumed by that pizza-crusty-cinnamon-candy-coconut-sunscreen scent that is classic eau de boardwalk - plotting their next move in what appeared to be a complicated operation of acquisition and distribution. Never mind that it was a great beach day and that just steps away the Atlantic Ocean appeared to be the perfect shade of cerulean blue against a baby blue cloudless sky on this first day of Memorial Day weekend, the official unofficial start of the summer Shore season.
November 6, 2014 |
Republican Tom MacArthur defeated Democrat Aimee Belgard in one of the country's most hard-fought and expensive House races and won a seat representing a swath of South Jersey stretching from the Delaware River to the Shore. MacArthur, a retired insurance executive and former mayor of Randolph Township in Morris County, will replace Jon Runyan, a former Eagle who decided to retire after serving two terms, saying he was frustrated with the rancor in Congress. After Runyan's announcement, MacArthur moved to Toms River in Ocean County, prompting Belgard, a Burlington County freeholder and trial lawyer, to accuse him of being a carpetbagger.
October 27, 2014 |
On Point Drive at the tip of Longport, where houses were cracked open two years ago by Hurricane Sandy's waves and wind, their multimillion-dollar vulnerability bared to the sea, all is as it was. The Hankins finished a total rebuild. The Tuchmans debated selling, but decided to do the repairs and keep their summer home after all. Marvin Ashner, who never left, not even during the storm, still answers his door beneath whimsical Blues Brothers statues. "Everybody's back," said Steven Hankin, an Atlantic City lawyer who lives on Point Drive, which overlooks the inlet's washing machine currents.
September 3, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - A certain circle of life keeps One Stop Bait & Tackle here open, from tiny worms and minnows to striped bass and bluefish to eager anglers. It's common sense, owner Noel Feliciano said, as he plopped bags of bloodworms onto the counter yesterday. And that's why the nearby Revel Casino Hotel, rising up like a shark fin along the Boardwalk, was a failure, he said - a gleaming, $2.4 billion lure thrown out haphazardly to attract gamblers to a city already full of baited hooks.
July 27, 2014 |
STONE HARBOR - Christina Smith is not a local, but close. Nearly 20 years ago, the interior designer gave up the cosmopolitan lifestyles of Philadelphia and Stamford, Conn., and cast her lot at the Shore. In her case, the very tony Shore of Stone Harbor and Avalon. She formed the Summer House Design Group and, needless to say, she has had a unique view of the lifestyles of the rich and shoobie. And it's not all starfish fabric and "Welcome to the Beach" signs. Question: How did you end up at the Shore, here in Stone Harbor?
July 7, 2014 |
One day back in October 2012, Stokes Carrigan and Diane Carter were sitting in their part-time home - a cattle ranch in Mundubbera, Australia - watching television. They were looking at images of a marauder named Sandy wreaking havoc on the Atlantic coast of the United States. Theirs was more than a passing interest: The focus of the report was on their other hometown, Beach Haven, N.J. Carrigan and Carter had moved to Beach Haven in 2009, after years of summering there. They divide their time between Long Beach Island and Carter's native Australia.