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.
NJ students taking a knee during anthem just exercising their rights, AD says
Four players alerted their coaches of their plans to take a knee during the national anthem before their game last Thursday.
FedEx hiring thousands in NJ ahead of holiday delivery rush
Most of the seasonal hires are expected to be based out of the new distribution hub in Mercer County.
NJ native has mustard belt in his sights after winning pork roll eating contest
Carmen Cincotti won the annual pork roll eating contest at Arm & Hammer Park by eating 40 sandwiches to keep the title in his home state.
30,000 stinging-mad bees found inside NJ home — but they leave a sweet reward
Mickey the Beekeeper was called to a home where he found a hive of close to 30,000 bees hidden inside the walls.
What’s in a name? For NJ university, a founding father who was also a slave owner
Stockton University changed its name from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 2015. What to do with his bust is debated.
Another NJ school district reports viral meningitis cases this week
Parents should know the symptoms.
Sanctuary city? NJ town says it’s just ‘fair & welcoming’ to thousands of non-citizens
The town has taken several steps to help immigrants, including a program allowing residents to get identification cards regardless of their immigration status.
NJ family looking for young man missing since Saturday
Cody MacPherson was last seen early Saturday morning leaving a girl's house and has not been seen or heard from since.
NJ man disappeared nearly 2 months ago — His parents try to unravel the mystery
David Gipson Smith was last seen at his New Jersey home in August before going to visit a friend in Maryland.
Video of maggots in NJ man’s hoagie: Wawa calls that ‘highly unlikely’
Chris Garcia claimed to find maggots in a Wawa hoagie, which the company called "highly unlikely, if not impossible."
Viral meningitis case reported in NJ school
The student was not identified, nor was the school they attend in the district.
Toms River man killed, dog injured after being hit by car, cops say
Joseph Bartolotta was walking his dog on Saturday night when he was hit by a car driven by a 19-year-old man. He died overnight at an area hospital.