Before becoming a digital reporter and fill-in news anchor for New Jersey 101.5, my NJ journalism roots began as faux interviews on a Fisher Price tape recorder. Relatives might say my "gift of gab" grew from there, leading me to radio and beyond. As a wife and momma of two kiddos, I firmly believe that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. I'm also a fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma.
Expanded outdoor dining across NJ ‘fizzling’ out, say some mayors
Metuchen is taking down extra tents by November, while Brick and Freehold townships have reported more business as usual among restaurants in late fall 2021.
More than 100 NJ towns are OK with some form of legal weed
By October 2021, these communities had opted in for either medical marijuana dispensaries or grow spots, or remain open to recreational pot business under state law.
Jackson, NJ police find teen with gun at school football game
The male teen was taken into custody during the Friday night game at Jackson Liberty High School, police said.
Toms River Regional Schools sued over ex-teacher child predator
A grown student has accused the school district of ignoring his and others' grooming and sex abuse for years by Shawn Lee, a former teacher and coach.
Accused Manahawkin, NJ mobster rounded up in NY mafia crackdown
Organized crime activity in New Jersey and New York, which inspired such fiction as "The Sopranos," is still happening and being busted in 2021.
LBI deals with bridge, Route 72 closure Sunday amid police probe
The only route on and off the island was shutdown for an investigation late Sunday morning, Stafford Police said.
FEMA declares 11 major disaster areas in NJ after Ida damages
Morris County joined the list as of Saturday, clearing the way for federal funding to reach residents and businesses.
U.S. postal staff in Newark, NJ stole thousands in benefits — feds
A pair of workers falsely applied for pandemic unemployment funds and received a total of more than $100,000, according to federal prosecutors.
Never Forget: Notable 9/11 memorials in New Jersey
As the nation marks 20 years since the September 11th terrorist attacks, there are a number of powerful memorials in the state for residents to visit and reflect on.
Jamesburg, Cranbury, NJ among hardest hit from overnight flooding
Hurricane Henri dumped about eight inches of rain in parts of Middlesex County, leaving behind flooded out roads and basements on Sunday in New Jersey.
NJ hospitals in 10 counties limit visitors again as COVID surges
A spike of 168.5% in COVID hospitalizations from mid-July to mid-August across the state has led to the return to tougher restrictions.
The best outdoor beer gardens at New Jersey breweries
Looking for a change of scenery and a tasty brew made in NJ? Here's some great spots for outdoor beer gardens and patios, to sample New Jersey craft beers.