I'm the Digital News Reporter for NJ101.5.com covering news from all over the great Garden State. With the exception of a year in Hartford, and six months in Amish Country, I've spent my whole life in New Jersey, and wouldn't have it any other way. I've covered everywhere from Somerset County to the Jersey Shore, and am now looking forward to looking at the whole state. I'm a proud father, a lifelong Mets fan, and longtime lover of college and New Jersey high school wrestling.
Abandoned dogs left tied outside in heat near NJ shelter
Employees of the Tinton Falls branch of the Associate Humane Societies were inside the building when they say someone tied up two dogs outside the shelter and left on Thursday.
Harmful bacteria keeps Monmouth County lake closed
Deal Lake, a popular spot for kayaks and canoes, has been closed due to high levels of algae detected in the water.
Dangerous parasite could be in salads, wraps at Walgreens, Trader Joe’s
Items including a chef salad and a chicken Cesar salad sold at local stores could have been contaminated with Cyclospora, which can make people sick.
NJ shelter takes in 50 cats from hoarding horror — How you can help
The owner of a Howell home where 50 cats were found is facing charges while the county SPCA seeks help caring for the pets found in inhumane conditions.
$1 for an email? Another way NJ’s E-ZPass is getting your money
Customers can pay a $1 fee every other month to have their statements sent to them, or $6 for a year to have statements sent monthly.
Shoot ‘Baby Trump’? NJ group raises enough to buy 4 balloons
A GoFundme to bring a giant balloon resembling President Trump in a diaper to the United States raised more than $20,000, but has also brought loud objections as well.
No more plastic straws at NJ’s many McCloone restaurants
The McCloone's Restaurant group phased out plastic straws a month ago as part of an overall effort to become more environmentally friendly.
Baby Trump blimp is coming to New Jersey
The balloon that flew high above London during President Donald Trump's recent trip there will be coming to New Jersey thanks to a local fundraising effort.
One injured as Howell mulch fire burns home
At least one resident was injured trying to leave the house. It was originally reported to be a mulch fire before reaching the home.
6 years later, NJ man recovers jet ski blown away by Sandy
Douglas Ferrigno thought his jet ski was lost forever after Super Storm Sandy. He had no way of knowing almost six years later that it would turn up and be ready to ride again.
Barnegat Bay jellyfish can cause ‘severe pain,’ NJ officials warn
The clinging jellyfish is no bigger than a quarter and is not native to New Jersey, but people stung can end up hospitalized.
NY Giant blasts ‘pieces of s—-‘ TSA for spilling mom’s ashes
AJ Francis took to Twitter to rip the Transportation Safety Administration after he said an urn containing his mother's ashes spilled following an inspection.