I am based at the Jersey shore and write about Atlantic City, beach culture, local politics, power grabs and, reluctantly, Miss America. I also sometimes go to Philly for stories. And once, Minneapolis.

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Teresa Giudice of ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ has needs. This Atlantic City lawyer is there to meet them.

"Her needs have expanded tremendously," says attorney James J. Leonard Jr., who runs constant interference for Giudice, while also defending some of Jersey's most notorious criminals.

Artist’s floating head has ‘met its demise’ after storm and won’t return to Spruce Street Harbor Park

"It had such a dramatic life," said artist Miguel Horn, after he watched a crane operator lift the head out of the water and set it down in the back of a pick up truck.

A Philly artist created a giant sculpture of his father’s head that disappears with the tides. Imagine his father’s surprise.

Watching the floating head slowly covered up by water and then revealed has led to some pretty interesting talks between Philly artist Miguel Horn and his father, an Ardmore jeweler.

Artist’s floating sculpture of his father’s head decapitated by the post-Halloween storm

The post-Halloween squall that tore through the Philadelphia area literally severed the bust of artist Miguel Horn's father's head, leaving the work of art stuck on its right ear in the muck of the boat basin.

At lonely A.C. bait shop, he is an urban fisherman’s maestro

"I have a hole in the wall trying to make a difference in Atlantic City," Feliciano says. "You have Bass Pro around the corner. Their bathroom is bigger than my shop."

No longer ‘non important:' These old Atlantic City murder cases got a second look, and now arrests, prosecutor says

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said the cases had languished for years with no attention from previous prosecutors.

Mother of Atlantic City murder victim holds Bible as new mayor sworn in

Marty Small Sr. got choked up as he was sworn in as Mayor of Atlantic City, with the mother of close friend who was shot to death in A.C. holding the Bible.

Tearful Heather Barbera pleads guilty to nightstick beating deaths of mother and grandmother in Ventnor

Heather Barbera said her 67-year-old mother came after her with a flashlight, and she grabbed a nightstick. Her 87-year-old grandmother was killed trying to intervene, she told the judge.

Mutant offshore storm continues to swamp Jersey Shore roads – and all without a drop of rain

The National Hurricane Center named the cyclone generating the winds spurring the flooding Melissa after it took on the characteristics of a tropical storm.

Atlantic City gets a new mayor after another one is disgraced. Will it matter?

Marty Small Sr., an Atlantic City native and voracious Eagles fan, is another product of A.C. High basketball and the city's incestuous political scene. But who will ex-Mayor Frank Gilliam's power brokers and donors flock to now?