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.
Christie orders NJ group deployed to help with Harvey efforts in Texas
NJ Task Force 1 will arrive in Texas on Monday to provide search and rescue assistance in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Towns fight ‘hate crime,’ lawsuits over Jewish boundary — but it’s common in NJ
Incidents of vandalism have been reported as a religious groups files a lawsuit against Mahwah.
NJ man gets $600K after slipping on ice in Barnes & Noble lot
Reid Melvin said he fractured his ankle and re-aggravated a herniated disc.
‘Spotting good deal’ no crime, lawyer says of NJ woman charged in online store ripoff
Romela Velazquez is charged with exposing a glitch in the Lowe's website to get more than $250,000 worth of goods for free.
Bound Brook teacher who emailed nude pics and sex requests loses job for good
Glen Ciripompa was charged with sending emails of a sexual nature using the district's servers and equipment and making inappropriate comments to colleagues.
Dog found buried up to neck in NJ swamp dies while recovering
Mabel was an elderly dog found abandoned and buried up to her neck in mud in the Assunpink Wildlife Preserve with serious health issues.
East Brunswick pizzeria says this is the box that cops claim called them ‘pigs’
A police officer said an employee had written "pig" on a box as an insult to police while the restaurant said it was all part of their labeling system.
Using gas to light fire pit ends with three men hospitalized with burn injuries
Two men were airlifted to a Philadelphia hospital for treatment while a third was taken to Community Medical Center.
Applebee’s announces 100+ closures as restaurant landscape changes
No details have been given about which stores will close or whether any in New Jersey will be affected.
Fund started to help family of former Brick teen who died after party
Austin Siler was in town to attend the funeral of a former football coach when he died after a night of partying with friends.
NJ cop killed after bike hits deer during ride home
Peter Kampton Jr. was coming home from a fill-in shift when he struck a deer on his motorcycle just after midnight on Sunday.
Robbers tie up West Windsor store workers; getaway car blows up, cops say
The two employees were bound by their wrists and ankles during the armed robbery while one of the suspects was arrested after a pursuit that reached both sides of Route 1.