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.
Uber, Lyft giving free and cheap rides to polls on Election Day
The ride sharing apps are also encouraging people to register to vote.
What NJ can expect now that Michael is a hurricane
Hurricane Michael has reached a sustained wind speed of 75 MPH as of Monday afternoon and could increase to more than 110 MPH by Tuesday.
New Rutgers policy: No sex harassment accusation too old to investigate
The school will end a policy of not reviewing complaints more than two years old, and will also look at ways to better address complaints in the future.
NJ’s famous Gingerbread Castle is coming back
After being built in the early 1900's the Gingerbread Castle has laid dormant for many years but could have a new chance of life by next year.
Fewer signing for NJ bear hunt — because Murphy changed the rules
With Gov. Phil Murphy restricting the bear hunt to non-state property the number of bear hunt permits has dropped significantly since last year.
These NJ stores refuse to open on Thanksgiving in 2018
Several major chains are allowing their employees to be home with family on Thanksgiving instead of at work. Black Friday is also not as popular as more people shop online.
Optimum customers could lose Fox channels on Monday
A disagreement between the parent company that owns Optimum and the Fox networks could lead to blackouts on several channels as of Monday.
White dispatcher — I was called ‘monkey,’ ‘N-Word’ by Wall cops
The lawsuit comes as Nicholas Curcio is suspended and facing trial for computer theft and official misconduct as part of a seven-count indictment.
Springsteen’s 69th birthday marks the end of another busy year
The year included performing on Broadway, at the Tony Awards, with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden, and weighing in on a controversial immigration policy.
Missing dog who loved beach gets final resting place on Shore
When golden retriever Jersey jumped off the Finetto family boat over Memorial Day weekend a massive search turned up no signs of her until her body was found last week.
NJ cops bust man for no bell on bike — and acting ‘suspiciously’
An Ocean County man said he was arrested for not having a bell on his bike, but police say it was what he was doing on the bike that caught their attention.
New Jersey sending more help to Hurricane Florence recovery zone
More than a dozen additional members of New Jersey Task Force 1 have been deployed to North and South Carolina to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Florence.