Rick has proudly been a part of the newsroom at New Jersey 101.5 since March 2022, reporting on all things Jersey. He was born in Princeton, has lived in the Garden State nearly his entire life, and got his start in radio news covering Lower Bucks County in Pennsylvania. When he isn't working on a story, Rick is probably playing too loud on the electric bass or listening to Tool.
Disturbing viral posts twist Muslim NJ student’s tragic death
False claims that a Montclair State University student was killed by a group of Jewish students for his pro-Palestine views have spread on social media.
3 dead in shocking NJ park murder-suicide stabbing, cops say
Just weeks after being fully reopened to the public, a New Brunswick park near a school was the site of a double homicide and apparent suicide Saturday evening.
LGBT couples in these 5 NJ towns can now get marriage licenses
Five NJ towns accused of discriminating against LGBT couples applying for marriage licenses have agreed to update their websites with more inclusive language.
Warning: Heartless gravestone scammers target NJ families
Grieving families throughout New Jersey say they've lost thousands of dollars to scammers who offer to manufacture headstones but then take a deposit and vanish.
Highly poisonous NJ mushrooms are hospitalizing more people
More than 125 people have become sick from eating wild mushrooms in New Jersey in 2023 so far, according to the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers NJ Medical School.
Feds launch civil rights investigation into Trenton, NJ police department
The Trenton Police Department is under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office and Department of Justice for civil rights violations, officials said Tuesday.
Bedbugs crash newlyweds’ first night at NJ hotel, lawsuit says
A couple was met with bedbugs when they tried to celebrate their first night together as a married couple at the Somerset Marriott hotel, according to a lawsuit.
NJ financial advisor steals over $70K from 90-year-old woman, state says
John Boston, 47, of Verona was indicted on fraud charges for the financial exploitation of a 90-year-old woman, the NJ Attorney General's Office said.
These 9 NJ towns fall short on stopping big sick leave payouts
More than a year after a NJ state comptroller report found that nearly every municipality was flaunting unused sick leave payout laws, nine towns remain out of compliance.
3 dead, 2 critically injured in horrific Lakewood, NJ crash
A crash along Cedar Bridge Avenue/County Road 528 in Lakewood on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023 has killed three people.
Deadly attack on Israel spurs increased security at NJ temples, mosques
Police are increasing patrols at sensitive areas in New Jersey including houses of worship following Saturday's attack on Israel, AG Matthew Platkin said.
3 boaters clinging to capsized hull in Great Bay, NJ waters rescued
Three boaters on a vessel that capsized in the Great Bay off Little Egg Harbor were rescued by a US Coast Guard helicopter crew on Saturday.