Category Archives: On Assignment

Plano artists designs Ronald Reagan centennial stamp

I got a call from the AP on Thursday, confirming the dateline on my story about Bart Forbes, the Plano artist who designed the Ronald Reagan centennial stamp for the U.S. Postal Service. The story ran again that weekend on the AP’s weekend wire. You can read it at the Dallas Morning News’ website. Plano […]
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Montville coin theft arrest reported by FBI

MONTVILLE — A Manhattan jeweler is charged with buying stolen property after he purchased a large portion of a multi-million-dollar collection of rare coins and currency that was stolen almost a year ago from a coin dealer as he dined in a Montville restaurant, an FBI official said Friday.. Read more…
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N.J. wildlife group volunteers count hawks during southern migration

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP — Perched thousands of feet above Wildcat Ridge, Fred Vanderburgh and Kevin McCarthy scan the skies for hawks during the birds’ fall migration south, calling out different species and recording the counts on a small clipboard. Read more… Less than three weeks after starting with the Star-Ledger’s Local News Service, I had one […]
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Gowanus: The Background

Published March 2, 2010 in The Brooklyn Ink The Environmental Protection Agency now has the legal authority to go after The City of New York and eight other polluters who for decades contributed to contamination of the Gowanus Canal. The EPA was granted the power after labeling the 1.8-mile canal that divides Red Hook and […]
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