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…

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 of my stories featured as the main story on the front page.  I was quite surprised to arrive at the office and find my story printed with such prominent play.