Ever since I was a precocious 5 year old who read the Bergen Record and then published his own neighborhood newspaper I've always had an interest in the news. I learn something new on this job everyday and that's what keeps it interesting. I've been with NJ101.5 for the past 10 years on the digital team writing news and working behind the scenes on a variety of projects.
Facebook, Instagram back online after lengthy outage
It has been a rough week for digital platforms, as Verizon had issues with texting on Tuesday morning and Google Gmail and Drive users encountered problems late on Tuesday.
Horrific conditions at FEMA-scamming motel closed by Toms River
Pictures from inside a motel that authorities closed this month show ramshackle conditions, collapsed ceilings, broken walls, piles of debris and vermin.
Garden State Parkway smoke is from a controlled burn
Smoke in the sky over Ocean County is part of several prescribed burns scheduled for around the state today.
UPDATE: Verizon says NJ texting issues fixed
Verizon said the issues in New Jersey and on the east coast were resolved around 9 a.m.
Man who accidentally shot himself served 21 years in the military
James Hammer was a volunteer firefighter and served 22 years in the Marines, Air Force & Army National Guard.
Toms River shuts down Parkway Motel
The municipality has been taking aim at what it says are properties causing "quality of life" problems.
Fatal pile-up crash after cop fetches ladder from middle of Parkway
A witness said a car rear-ended a dump truck on the Garden State Parkway on Thursday morning as traffic was stopped to remove a ladder from the road.
NJ school closings, delayed openings — Monday, March 4, 2019
The heaviest of the snow will stop falling by the Monday morning rush hour, but snowy, slushy, and/or wet roads will still be a significant hazard for drivers across the state including the Jersey Shore.
What to know for Monday’s NJ commute: snow arriving Sunday night
Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency & banned commercial vehicles, as NJ's 2nd biggest winter storm looms. Most areas expect several inches of snow.
Convicted murderer’s mom: My son didn’t kill Sarah Stern
Liam McAtasney's mother Megan believes Sarah Stern ran away when her car went missing in December 2016. Her son was found guilty of her murder this week and faces life in prison.
NJ Transit bans beverages from Belmar St. Patrick’s Day trains
Beverages of all types are not allowed on the 11 extra trains will run every hour on Sunday.
NJ school closings, delayed openings — Friday, March 1, 2019
An initial burst of snow just before the morning commute could create some snowy driving with the potential for 2 or 3 inches of snow.