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. I firmly believe that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. I'm also a fan of the beach and karma.
‘Arrogant’ or ‘ambitious’? NJ hears comments on plan to phase out gas cars
Environmental advocates say the change is urgently needed — critics say the New Jersey 2035 timeline for all new car sales to be electric is too quick.
Best NJ corn mazes, pumpkin patches and hayrides 2023
Maze themes this year include iconic toys, dinosaurs, a country superstar and a charity in NJ that earns some of the admission.
NJ mayor, Muslim group sue FBI over secret terror watch list
Months after being invited to the White House and denied clearance, Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah has joined a lawsuit to end the watch list, with legal support by CAIR-New Jersey.
Toms River woman gets 5 years in prison for drunk crash that killed NJ man
Ashley Beams, of Toms River, also pleaded guilty to a DWI motor vehicle offense in the 2022 deadly crash that killed the Parlin man.
NJ man accused in 3 armed gas station robberies along Garden State Parkway
Joseph Young, of Newark, was facing charges stemming from a trio of armed gas station robberies along the Parkway on Sept. 5, Union County Prosecutor William Daniel announced.
Armed robber faces life in prison for murder of NJ convenience store clerk
Marcus Wright would face life in prison for the December 2018 shooting death of 38-year-old John Bertram. The Fords man was working at a Speedway gas station in Edison.
NJ survivor’s urgent plea: I was brutally raped in a park I thought was safe
The female survivor of a 2021 sexual assault in a Monmouth County park in Marlboro has shared her story with New Jersey 101.5 News, as she pleas for tips to find her attacker.
NJ gunman gets prison for opening fire on state police detective, wounding him
Tremaine Hadden, of Bridgeton, was sentenced to over three dozen years for the April 2020 shootout injury of State Police Detective Richard Hershey.
NJ officials: We need your help to catch daytime park rapist on the loose
The woman was attacked by a man in Big Brook Park in November 2021 — Monmouth County authorities thank the public for tips and are seeking even more information.
Prosecutor: NJ mother gave Narcan, delayed help in baby’s fentanyl drug death
A Middlesex County woman was arrested after her 11-month-old daughter died of fentanyl poisoning. Prosecutors say Heather Cupano gave Narcan to the baby and delayed calling for help for 2 days.